26 days old

Principal Architect, IT Applications

American Airlines
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Location: AA Headquarters 2 (DFW-HDQ2) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 33838 


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 to be part of the Information Technology team within the Customer Technology Division.
•As Principal Architect you will be responsible for thought leadership, analysis, transforming, modeling, mentoring, and socialization of solution architecture of products and product features across applications used by Reservations agents at American Airlines.
•You will lead architecture efforts to pave the way for delivering solutions.
•You will collaborate with different architects and leads on current and future strategic efforts.
•You have demonstrated significant expertise in transforming large scale enterprise initiatives from monolithic state to nimble and highly responsive micro service architecture.


What you'll do

• Develop the solution architecture and guide us with the transformation of our existing monolith solution to a state that is nimble and compliant with DevOps principles.
• Define, target, and lead adoption and migration to new and emerging technologies
• Lead, influence, and establish technology standards
• Drive progress towards technology target roadmaps
• Collaborate and mentor other architects in ‘ResAgent’ product for consistency in delivery
• Closely collaborate with delivery team regarding current and future solutions and assists ensuring optimal solutions are delivered.
• Coordinate compliance with and development of information systems architecture standards for contact center technologies
• Develop architecture artifacts like logical architecture, configuration architecture, and data architecture and deployment/physical architecture views as part of solution.
• Create and help promote patterns/techniques to foster DevOps adoption
• Deliver and maintain artifacts and work products in support of the architecture review, software development, and steady state operations
• Actively participate in requirements analysis, proof of concepts, RFI & RFP processes, project funding, and solution design and delivery
• Work on multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize efforts to meet expectations.

All you'll need for success

Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Bachelor's in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Technology , Information Systems (CIS/MIS), Engineering or related technical discipline, or equivalent experience/training
  • 10 years of large application experience
  • 5 years architectural and design experience


Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Master's in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Technology , Information Systems (CIS/MIS), Engineering or related technical discipline, or equivalent experience/training
  • Airline industry experience
  • Knowledge of airline business systems preferred
  • Experience in transitioning from Project to Product preferred
  • Experience with diagnostics / testing tools (New Relic, Splunk, Dynatrace, LISA, SOAP UI) preferred


Skills, Licenses & Certifications

• 5 years Java SE, Java EE,  Spring and cloud experience (preferably IBM Bluemix or Azure)
• Experience with cloud containers (Dockers, Kubernetes)
• Demonstrated experience in transforming large scale applications from older technology to newer technology stack that supports DevOps principles.
• Experience in working with solutions to support reservations or contact center preferably in Airlines business.
• Strong knowledge of object oriented design principles, Java EE or Spring, SOA, Web Services, Hibernate/JPA, JDBC, JAXB, EJB, XML, IBM WebSphere application server, tcServer, Oracle and UNIX
• Experience and/ or familiarity with TDD, Microservices architecture, JavaScript MVC frameworks and CI/CD pipelines.
• Experience with cloud patterns and security
• Must be well versed in software development life cycle methodologies with emphasis on Agile product development including incorporation of Quality Assurance & Testing techniques
• Must be experienced with Relational Databases
• Strong understanding of PCI, SOX, PII and security processes and standards
• Ability to explain technical concepts and adjust messaging based on the audience, including non-technical groups
• Position requires occasional 24/7 Level 2/3 on call support
• Good working Sabre knowledge is of great advantage


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: 33838 


Posted: 2019-10-24 Expires: 2019-11-23

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