1+ months

Digital UX Engineer

American Airlines
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Location: AA Headquarters 2 (DFW-HDQ2) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 30303 


Join us for a career with endless possibilities.

Looking for a job where a passion for innovation, a culture of teamwork, and opportunities for growth are valued and rewarded? You’ve come to the right place.


You don’t have to be an airline aficionado to join American Airlines. It takes more than cool planes to keep us ahead of the curve, and thanks to our team of behind the scenes professionals, we do just that. As the largest airline in the world, American Airlines is in the business of serving the global travel needs of our customers. At the core of the Company is our commitment to each customer and each employee. We are dedicated to developing and delivering what our customers value and are willing to pay for. Customer-centric planning, innovative marketing, and an exceptional customer experience are supported by a cadre of talented people.


What does it take to join us? We’re glad you asked! We expect exceptional skills in your discipline and a dedication to being the best as we relentlessly pursue our goal of being not just the largest airline in the world, but also the best airline in the world.


Fortunately, we’re building on almost a century of innovation and firsts in our industry – and we plan to continue that tradition of excellence.

About The Job

We want to hire a thorough, empathetic, creative and experienced UX professional with a strong background in visual and interaction design, as well as hands-on experience with other UX disciplines, such as user research and information architecture.


The Digital UX Engineer will have an in-depth knowledge of UX best practices and experience with interaction design, visual design and design systems with cross-functional responsibilities of IA and research. In this position, you’ll translate customer and business needs into actionable and strong designs that will deliver an exceptional product to our customers.


We work in a fast-paced environment, where you’ll have to keep up with rapidly evolving technologies, standards and research methods. The ideal candidate will be driven by the desire to be a user advocate, be passionate about creating products that are intuitive and enjoy the ability to use their strengths in multiple disciplines.


We’re looking for a Digital UX Engineer to oversee the design system by maintaining, aligning and advocating the User Interface (UI) visual and interaction design across our digital platforms. We are seeking a systems thinker who understands components and patterns of a design system and how each design choice is able to scale. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the ability to express design principles and generate consensus over the vision.

About The Job (Continued)

Specifically, you’ll do the following:

  • Full stack UX designer, including HTML, CSS and Javascript knowledge, promoting standards and accessibility best practices
  • Collaborate with teams to ensure our design system maintains a consistent, coherence and speed to market of our products
  • Improve and approve design components through reviews and alignment to established patterns and standards that will reside in our design system
  • Propose design components additions or features to the library of components
  • Work with all product teams to establish strategy for stabilizing consistency across projects and devices
  • Facilitate regular team planning sessions for designs
  • Participate in the planning around growing a design system
  • Learn new technologies, improve and optimize on existing technologies
  • Maintain design libraries and artifacts, such as sketch library files, GIT workflow
  • Write and review technical documentation for design components and user interaction
  • Create user centric design solutions that align with digital strategy and company goals
  • Recommend and incorporate design improvements from usability and research findings into design
  • Enforce accessibility best practices and uphold WCAG 2.0 AA standards for designs


Required Qualifications

  • ​Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction, Information Systems or equivalent experience/training
  • Experience working on enterprise design systems
  • Knowledge of responsive, adaptive and accessible design
  • Experience with iPhone/Android app design
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Must be well organized, thrive in a sense-of-urgency environment, leverage best practices and most importantly, innovate through any problem with a can-do attitude


Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 5 years’ experience in web-based, front-end user interface design on high-profile websites (e-commerce and/or airline industry experience preferred)
  • Experience with design and prototyping tools such as InVision, Axure, Sketch, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with ability to effectively interact at all levels within the organization

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 30303 


Posted: 2019-06-04 Expires: 2019-09-01

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