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Senior Architect, IT Applications

American Airlines
Fort Worth, TX 76102
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Location: AA Headquarters 2 (DFW-HDQ2) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 28481 


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 Customer Loyalty & Marketing team, within the Information Technology Division. This position is a senior technical role on a highly skilled team providing application and solution architecture services to the Reaccom and Day of Departure applications. The role will be responsible for providing the technical direction/roadmap/vision and planning of application systems in portfolio.


Specifically, you'll do the following:

  • Deliver and maintain artifacts and work products in support of the architecture review, software development and steady state operations
  • Communicate a clear technical roadmap on the optimal application of technology to products and services to various stakeholders and knows when to balance technical solutions with business needs
  • Deliver architectural solutions that incorporate industry and company technology standards
  • Actively participate in requirements analysis, proofs of concepts, RFI & RFP processes and solution delivery
  • Anticipate and act upon issues that arise, provides alternative approaches, optimal solution and continuously improving performance of applications
  • Develop prototypes and concepts for new technologies and ideas with the delivery team and with guidance from the lead architect
  • Create and promote patterns/techniques to foster DevOps adoption
  • Evaluate and creates new tools and techniques to facilitate effective development practices
  • Examine emerging technologies/technology practices and incorporates into architectural solution, when appropriate

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Technology , Information Systems (CIS/MIS), Engineering or related technical discipline, or equivalent experience/training
  • 5+ years of application systems development experience
  • 3+ years of architectural and design experience
  • Hands-on experience in systems development in a variety of computing architectures and environments
  • Hands-on experience with cloud deployment patterns, micro-services architecture, real time analytics and big data
  • Proficient in Agile and SDLC methodologies
  • Strong technical expertise in tiered and distributed architectures, Service Oriented Architecture, Micro Service Architecture, J2EE, Spring, Messaging platforms, Relational/NoSQL Databases, Big Data, Application Servers, HTML5 frameworks, UNIX, Linux, Windows and Design Patterns, as well as relational databases, web development and object-oriented methodologies
  • Working knowledge of DevOps tool chains, Agile Methodologies, IBM BlueMix, Kubernetes and Docker Container
  • Significant experience in requirements analysis and use case development, with a thorough understanding of software development life cycles, development and technology tools, testing methodologies and requirements gathering
  • Experience with the operations characteristics of large scale and highly available computer systems deployed in a variety of software and hardware environments
  • Knowledge of systems integration practices and understanding of Service Oriented Architecture principles and practices
  • Proven ability to build strong and sustainable relationships with stakeholders
  • Ability to adapt to unexpected events, new facts and rapidly changing circumstances
  • Ability to thrive in a sense-of-urgency environment and leverage best practices
Qualifications (Continued)

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 years’ experience in large scaled application systems design and development
  • 1 year of technical or team leadership experience
  • Airline industry experience
  • Ability to explain technical concepts and adjust messaging based on the audience, including non-technical groups
  • Ability to influence through interpersonal skills, collaboration and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work well within a team environment, as well as independently
  • Demonstrated SDLC experience in large scale, revenue-base, internet focused applications
  • Proficiency and demonstrated experience in the following technologies:
    • J2EE technologies: Java
    • Database and persistence frameworks: Hibernate, Oracle, Object/Relational Mapping, Query performance tuning
    • Cloud-based development: Cloud Foundry
    • Web Servers: Tomcat, TC Server, IBM WebSphere
    • Web Services: REST/SOAP (JSON/WSDL/XML)
    • Frameworks: Spring Framework, Spring Boot, Spring Cloud
    • Front-end: Angular, Node,  HTML5
    • Build/deployment tools: Maven, Gradle, Git, Junit, Mockito
    • Other Dev Ops Toolchain: Selenium, Nexus Repository, Hygieia, Sonar Qube, Fortify on Demand, Slack, GitHub, Jenkins, New Relic, Dynatrace, Splunk


Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 28481 


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Posted: 2019-04-17 Expires: 2019-09-13

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