28 days old

Technical Lead, IT Applications

American Airlines
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Location: DFW Headquarters Building 7 (DFW-SV07) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 36734 


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

* Successful applicants will be joining as a technical (squad) lead for the AirPortal team, which is part of American Airlines’ Business Analytics group.
AirPortal consists of three major products:
* AirPortal is an analytics front end application for American Airlines Operations domain with over 30,000 users. 
* Special Service Request handles wheelchairs and unaccompanied minor requests at the airports
* Reference Data Management aims to handle all reference data within the company and includes data governance and ETL capabilities.


What you'll do

* Team members are responsible for both development and enhancement of both front-end and integration services using a variety of development tools offering an opportunity to obtain significant UI, integration, data streaming, web service and message-oriented middleware experience
* Provides technical leadership to a team of Software Developers, developing enhancements to Off-The-Shelf products as well as custom built applications
* Support and development of multiple Java, Angular, .Net, and JavaScript applications, including stand-alone applications and web services
* Support and deploy to Windows on-premise, Linux on-premise, cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) environments
* Provides leadership in projecting software and hardware requirements, including creation and administration of Agile user stories for the squad and team.
* Provides an escalation point for internal customers, and development team members.
* Acts as a proxy Software Architect and Developer, in addition to personnel management responsibilities
* Works with Production Support staff to define implementation plans, ensure secondary support is available 24x7, and to define and implement best practice regarding production system administration
* Works with Software Architects to establish development and deployment standards, and to ensure adherence to technology platform decisions made by the Architect team
* Works with internal IT teams to establish goals, processes and technology initiatives; develops and maintains project roadmaps, and works with the team to define future technology strategies
* Utilizes the business area and technology roadmaps to provide the business area with feasibility studies, time and cost estimates and to establish and implement new/revised applications systems and programs
* Develops and maintains good working relationships with management and staff in various areas of technologies
* Participates in strategy planning, process refinement and organizational development activities department wide
* Confers with and advises subordinates on administrative policies and procedures, technical problems, priorities and methods
* Manages assigned resources to ensure objectives are met on time and within budget, completing required objectives within aggressive timelines
* Prepares activity and progress reports regarding the activities of the applications systems and programming section
* Oversees large/complex software engineering projects in regard to development initiatives
* Participates in preparation of capital budget estimates for projects and resources
* Participates in preparation and management of departmental budget
* Participates in recruiting, selecting, and orienting new staff to the team
* Facilitates employee development through creation of goals, setting expectations, giving performance feedback, and providing development opportunities

The team needs someone who:
* Lives to care for and help others
* Is extremely technical
* Is OK with doing some Agile planning
* Has the drive for the next level

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
  • At least five years Software development experience with at least two years developing in both UI-level and controller-level and/or web service applications.
  • Experience with developing in a Microsoft Azure environment
  • Experience with resource management in an Object-Oriented Software Development environment
  • Proven project management and project management methodology experience, including technology delivery methods


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
  • Microsoft Azure Certifications in Administration and/or Development
  • 8+ years of experience delivering SDLC solutions using ITIL / Agile / XP, or similar methodologies
  • 3+ years of experience providing technical leadership
  • Airline industry experience
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: 36734 


Posted: 2020-01-29 Expires: 2020-03-27

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