24 days old

Principal Programmer/Technical Lead, IT Applications

American Airlines
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Location: Regents Centre South (PHX-52S1) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 36884 


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 successful candidate will assume a Principal Programmer/Technical Lead position in the Corporate Security & Emergency Response product area.    
  • The Principal Programmer/Technical Lead will provide technical leadership for assigned IT development personnel and be responsible for the technical design and implementation of new applications as well as enhancements to existing applications.  Additionally, this position is responsible for the technical oversite of all steady state support of applications in this product area.  Key aspects which will differentiate this role are: possessing working knowledge and successful execution of latest industry best practices and trends within end to end software delivery with a focus on DevOps and CI/CD while overseeing operational support of applications supporting a product area.  The position will also possess working knowledge of data frameworks and management (e.g. SQL/non-SQL, In-memory Cache, SSD); cloud frameworks, content delivery network design, web services design, rules engine design, and software optimization techniques. 
  • This position will work with product management, business analysts, developers, testers and architectural teams to define strategy and requirements, develop and drive high-level strategic initiatives, identifying and securing commitment from external and internal teams for new initiatives, driving consensus on the technical approach, and overseeing technical backlogs for the product team from design through delivery.


What you'll do
  • Works with product management,  business analysts, developers, testers and architectural teams to define strategy and requirements for both business and technical product features, including providing all architectural support for the product area
  • Creates technical roadmap for product area
  • Define standards, policies and patterns to contribute safe code to the Platform (coding standards, review procedures, test artifacts)
  • Develops and drives high-level strategic initiatives and secures commitment from external and internal teams for new initiatives
  • Drives consensus on technical approach from design through delivery and for ongoing support
  • Applies software engineering best industry practices to web applications and services
  • Provides technical guidance, mentoring, and decisions, including participating in code reviews, to team developing custom and off-the-shelf web applications and services
  • Creates prototypes (POCs) of new ideas
  • Acts as a higher level of support above operations and MSPs
  • Mentor other L4 tech/team leads, developers and architect
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
  • 5 years of software development experience in the IT Industry
  • 2 years Application Programming Interface (API) framework / REST development
  • Understanding of DevOps goals and the impact of DevOps to the build and release needs of the development and integration efforts

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
  • 8+ years of full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) experience designing, developing and implementing large-scale applications in hosted production environments
  • Airline Industry experience
  • Experience providing application support for physical access control and other sensitive security systems.
  • Completion of SSI training, as required by 49 CFR 1520

Skills, Licenses & Certifications

  • Experience in Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (Jenkins, Cloudbees, TFS, Nexus, TDD, Automated regression testing)
  • Experience with cloud framework implementation, micro-services, and .NET 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
  • Proficiency and demonstrated experience in the following technologies:
    • .NET Technologies: C#, ASP.NET MVC
    • Database and persistence frameworks: Oracle, SQL, Caching, Object/Relational Mapping, Query performance tuning
    • Web Servers: Tomcat, Pivotal tcServer, Windows /IIS
    • Web Services: REST/SOAP (JSON/WSDL/XML)
    • Front-end and other frameworks: Spring Framework , JavaScript, Angular JS, HTML, CSS, jQuery, AJAX
    • Build/deployment tools: Git, NUnit, jUnit, MSBuild, TFS or similar tooling
    • Infrastructure & Networking Knowledge (Sockets, TCP/IP, UDP, load-balancing, DNS)
    • Knowledge of TDD and automated testing preferred
    • Knowledge of PCI Compliance, Security / OWASP standards preferred
    • Linux/Unix shell Scripting or other scripting like Powershell
    • Familiar with Microsoft, IBM cloud 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: 36884 


Posted: 2020-02-04 Expires: 2020-03-05

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