1+ months

Senior Principal Engineer, IT Operations Technology

American Airlines
Dallas, TX 75201

Location: DFW Headquarters Building 8 (DFW-SV08)   
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 61616 


Are you ready to explore a world of possibilities, both at work and during your time off? Join our American Airlines family, and you’ll travel the world, grow your expertise and become the best version of you. As you embark on a new journey, you’ll tackle challenges with flexibility and grace, learning new skills and advancing your career while having the time of your life. Feel free to enrich both your personal and work life and hop on board!

Why you'll love this job

The Senior Principal Engineer, IT Operations Technology, will be responsible for cultivating the engineering culture in the Operations Technology organization. They will ensure the organization develops high-quality software following the best engineering practices from security by design, DevOps, automated deployment pipelines, code quality automation, test automation, etc.

They will work closely with the various product development teams in the organization to coach and develop plans to improve over time and will be responsible for the technical evaluation of new hires and technical promotions. They will be highly technical and lead by example; writing code, participating in pair programming, and helping teams implement recommended changes.

Overall, they are passionate about software engineering and are recognized for their ability to work with others.

What you'll do

As noted above, this list is intended to reflect the current job but there may be additional essential functions (and certainly non-essential job functions) that are not referenced. Management will modify the job or require other tasks be performed whenever it is deemed appropriate to do so, observing, of course, any legal obligations including any collective bargaining obligations.

  • Work with PTLs and Security Ninjas to prioritize work on security vulnerabilities
  • Continuously review Operations Technology’s engineering practices and advise teams on prioritizing improvements
  • Ensure all teams have fully automated deployment pipelines, including infrastructure and configuration as code
  • Encourage usage of standard code repositories
  • Help teams implement linters, automate code quality checks and share best practices from other teams
  • Help team refine test automation strategy and help with implementation
  • Mentor team members on sound software engineering practice across all levels of technical expertise
  • Develop a consistent way to evaluate software engineers' experience for hiring and promotions
  • Promote sharing, transparency and openness
  • Organize software engineering guilds within the organization
  • Bring to the attention of leaders roadblocks that impede the software engineers
  • Be aware of, and influence, the overall American Airlines engineering culture
  • Be an expert in software design patterns
  • Promote engagement with excellent engineering practices in a fun and creative ways

All you'll need for success

  • Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Technology, Information Systems (CIS/MIS), Engineering or related technical discipline, or equivalent experience/training
    • Highly respected software engineer with 10 years of expertise in Java/JEE development
    • 5 years of Cloud development(infrastructure automation and application engineering)
  • Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience
    • Advanced Degree
    • Data lake engineering and Machine learning experience
    • Experience in other languages especially C#
  • Skills, Licenses & Certifications
    • Ability to influence through outstanding interpersonal skills, collaboration, and negotiation skills
    • Good listening skills, and the ability to lead with humility

What you'll get

Feel free to take advantage of all that American Airlines has to offer:

  • Travel Perks: Ready to explore the world? You, your family and your friends can reach 365 destinations on more than 6,800 daily flights across our global network.
  • Health Benefits: On day one, you’ll have access to your health, dental, prescription and vision benefits to help you stay well. And that’s just the start, we also offer virtual doctor visits, flexible spending accounts and more.
  • Wellness Programs: We want you to be the best version of yourself – that’s why our wellness programs provide you with all the right tools, resources and support you need.
  • 401(k) Program: Available upon hire and, depending on the workgroup, employer contributions to your 401(k) program are available after one year.
  • Additional Benefits: Other great benefits include our Employee Assistance Program, pet insurance and discounts on hotels, cars, cruises and more.

Feel Free to be yourself at American

From the team members we hire to the customers we serve, inclusion and diversity are the foundation of the dynamic workforce at American Airlines. Our 20+ Employee Business Resource Groups are focused on connecting our team members to our customers, suppliers, communities and shareholders, helping team members reach their full potential and creating an inclusive work environment to meet and exceed the needs of our diverse world.

Are you ready to feel a tremendous sense of pride and satisfaction as you do your part to keep the largest airline in the world running smoothly as we care for people on life’s journey? Feel free to be yourself at American.

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 61616 


Posted: 2022-07-08 Expires: 2022-10-10
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