16 days old

Principal Programmer/Technical Lead, IT Applications

American Airlines
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Location: DFW Headquarters Building 8 (DFW-SV08) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 37558 


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 Information Technology Team within the Information Technology Division.
  • Responsible for providing technical leadership for assigned IT development personnel and be responsible for the technical design and implementation of mid-range software development of the assigned web services and/or applications.
  • Key aspects which will differentiate this role are: possessing working knowledge of latest industry best practices and trends with z/TPF and Java frameworks and management; cloud frameworks, content delivery network design, web services design, rules engine design, and z/TPF software optimization techniques.
What you'll do


  • Works with product management,  business analysts, developers, testers and architectural teams to define strategy and requirements
  • Develops and drives high-level strategic initiatives and secures commitment from external and internal teams for new initiatives
  • Drives consensus on technical approach, sets timelines, and leads cross-functional application teams from design through delivery
  • Applies software engineering best industry practices to web applications and services
  • Provides technical guidance, direction, and decisions to team developing custom and off-the-shelf web applications and services
  • Works with Application/Enterprise Architects to establish development and deployment standards, and ensures adherence to technology platform decisions
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
  • 6 years of Java Development Environment (JDE) experience
  • 5 years z/TPF Application Programming Interface (ADI) framework / IBM REST development
  • 3 years in web services (mid-range) development

Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Technology, Information Systems (CIS/MIS), Engineering or related technical discipline, or equivalent experience/training
  • 3 years technical leadership of IT personnel
  • Airline experience
  • Knowledge of the American Airlines FOS (Flight Operating System) that controls Crews, Flight, and z/TPF Platform communication systems
  • Experience in legacy main frame modernization projects with specialty in ways to shorten delivery time of software to Production
  • Experience in techniques to create automated testing plans and scripts for z/TPF FOS systems to speed up delivery to Production
  • Capable of interfacing with AA Architects with experience introducing new z/TPF tools and Dev Ops techniques to modernize mainframe systems
  • Ability to look at different legacy modernization techniques and provide a wealth of experience to identify strengths and risks to ideas presented
  • Excellent communication skills to listen to proposed ideas for modernization which can prove ROI within an agreed timeline of delivery
  • Ability to provide constructive advice to resolve differences of opinions of competing ideas
  • Provide legacy main frame modernization lessons learned experience to support the success of realistic and achievable ideas generated by the FOS Platform team

Skills, Licenses & Certifications

  • ITIL certification
  • Experience in Continuous Delivery/Continuous Integration (Jenkins, Cloudbees, Nexus, TDD, Automated regression testing)
  • Experience with hw/sw resource management, cloud framework implementation, micro-services, and Apache frameworks
  • Experience in service optimizations for performance
  • Ability to take large, complex projects and break them down into manageable pieces, develop functional specifications, to be delivered in a successful and timely manner
  • Demonstrated experience leading large scale projects, and well-rounded technical background in current data management technologies
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: 37558 


Posted: 2020-03-13 Expires: 2020-04-12

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