18 days old

Team Lead, IT Digital User Experience

American Airlines
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Location: DFW Headquarters Building 8 (DFW-SV08) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 43349 


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

  • This job is a member of the User Experience (UX) and Digital Platform team within the Information Technology group.
  • The Team Lead must have a passion for user-centric experiences and establishing UX as a practice within an enterprise as you’ll be responsible for identifying strategies and processes that will allow the UX team to deliver at scale as well as be an advocate for design standards, tooling, research processes and ensuring UX best practices are identified and documented.

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.

  • Keen ability to coach and mentor small teams of ux practitioners to hone their skills
  • Perform HR functions and tasks in relation to direct reports
  • Advocate for and support user-centric vision and UX strategy at all levels
  • Maintain UX tools and tactics such as: design system, insights repository, research lab and tools
  • Collaborate with others to document standards, best practices and tactics for Product Designers
  • Provide direction and consultation on UX methodologies to delivery transformed teams 
  • Coach and mentor others on standards, best practices and tactics
  • Work across Portfolios with UX Portfolio Managers and Product Designers to ensure products are aligned to standards and best practices
  • Work with cross-functional teams using agile methodologies to define user stories and UX deliverables
  • Collaborate with developers to find the most effective and efficient ways to implement solutions
  • Provide timely status reporting (including work left to do, issues, risks) on all projects  
  • Manage all communications necessary to get the project done including negotiating with key stakeholders 

All you'll need for success

Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in visual communication/design, interactive design, human computer interaction, or other related discipline, or equivalent experience
  • 5 years of experience as a UX practitioner with strong depth of knowledge in their discipline with cross-disciplinary breadth of knowledge
  • 5 years of experience working closely with inter-disciplinary teams an agile environment

Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Bachelor’s or master's degree in Human Computer Interaction, Human Factors Engineering, Computer Science, Visual Design, Library Sciences or other related discipline, or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience as a UX practitioner with strong depth of knowledge in their discipline with cross-disciplinary breadth of knowledge
  • 5+ years of experience working closely with inter-disciplinary teams an agile environment

Skills, Licenses & Certifications

  • Relentless focus on the customer
  • Passion for innovation and advancing their craft
  • Proven ability to mentor others while supporting and facilitating UX as a practice at scale
  • Proven ability to collaborate effectively across disciplines, product lines and roles
  • Excellent communication, presentation, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong skills in modern design and prototyping tools (Axure, Sketch, Zepline, Flinto, Adobe CC)
  • Strong depth of knowledge in the fields of UX research, design and / or information architecture along with cross-disciplinary breadth of knowledge
  • Strong foundation in UX best practices and user centered design principles and a solid graps of trends in web and app design

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: 43349 


Posted: 2021-07-17 Expires: 2021-08-16
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