17 days old
2018-06-012018-07-01

Project Manager/Senior Project Manager, IT

American Airlines
Fort Worth, TX

Location: AA Headquarters 2 (DFW-HDQ2) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 19283 

Overview

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

This job is a member of the Information Technology Team, within the Information Technology Division. Responsible for leading IT projects including complex, multi-team projects that integrate data into the American Airlines Enterprise data warehouse utilizing Agile/Scrum methodologies.

 

Specifically, you’ll do the following:

  • Manages/oversees all aspects of fast-paced assigned projects with distributed teams
  • Designs and maintains project vision, project working standards, and agreements
  • Develops project roadmap, release plan, resource allocation, and funding request 
  • Manages project budget, project burn charts, presentations to IT/Business, daily standup, agile ceremonies, backlog grooming, and retrospective sessions
  • Implements Agile methodology using Rally and Planview tools
  • Facilitates project meetings (all Agile meetings – Iteration 0, Iteration Planning, Demo & Retrospective, Daily Stand-up, Backlog Grooming); completes project tracking/analysis reports
  • Tracks and updates project status in a proactive manner as it relates to project progress, budget/cost, issues, risks, and risk mitigation plans
  • Interfaces with project stakeholders at all levels of management to ensure project priorities are aligned with business needs and expectations 
  • Ensures that appropriate project documentation and deliverables are clearly defined and delivered
  • Mentors and Coaches Agile teams to ensure their adoption and successful use of Agile@American practices

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Technology, or related field or equivalent experience/training
  • 3 years of progressive broad-based information systems and business experience
  • 3 years of experience managing both large and small IT development projects using structured project management and system development methodologies

Qualifications (Continued)

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience in Agile methods and mindset as an approach to software development
  • 3+ years of experience with data warehouse or application development
  • 5+ years of progressive broad-based information systems and business experience
  • 5+ years of experience managing both large and small IT development projects using structured project management and system development methodologies, such as Agile/Scrum
  • Airline Industry experience
  • Experience leading, coaching, and mentoring teams while leveraging Agile methodologies, with strong focus on continuous improvement and developing self-organizing teams
  • Experience with traditional data warehouse and Big Data project management
  • Experience managing infrastructure projects such as DR, expansion of HW, enterprise or system wide rollouts
  • Proficiency in Rally, Planview, VersionOne or similar Agile life cycle management tools
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Project, Excel, and Word
  • Excellent leadership skills, team-focused with high energy and a positive attitude
  • Ability to think strategically and develop tactical methods to achieve objectives and goals
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with team members, customers, and external groups, as well as working in a collaborative environment with geographically dispersed resources
  • Broad experience in a variety of computing platforms, such as mainframe, client/server, web, cloud, and social media
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and written with all levels within the organization
  • Ability to explain technical concepts and adjust messaging based on the audience, including non-technical groups
  • Ability to influence through outstanding interpersonal skills, collaboration, and negotiation skills

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 19283 

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