Developer/Senior Developer, IT Applications

About The Job

This job is a member of the Information Technology Team, within the Information Technology Division. This position will be responsible for leveraging cutting edge technology to solve business problems at American Airlines by participating in all phases of the development process from inception through transition, advocating the agile process and test-driven development, using object-oriented development tools to analyze, model, design, construct and test reusable objects, and making the codebase a better place to live and work.

Specifically, you ll do the following:

  • Collaborates with leaders, business analysts, project managers, IT architects, technical leads and other developers, along with internal customers, to understand requirements and develop needs according to business requirements
  • Maintains and enhances existing enterprise services, applications and data platforms using domain driven design and test-driven development
  • Troubleshoots and debugs complex issues; identifies and implements solutions
  • Creates detailed project specifications, requirements and estimates
  • Researches and implements new technologies to enhance current processes, security and performance
  • Supports the development of coding standards and adhere to best practices and security guidelines
  • Works closely with software architects and technical leads to ensure decisions meet long-term enterprise growth needs


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Technology, Information Systems (CIS/MIS), Engineering or related technical discipline, or equivalent experience/training
  • 3 years of full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Technology, Information Systems (CIS/MIS), Engineering or related technical discipline, or equivalent experience/training
  • 5+ years of full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) experience
  • Airline Industry experience
  • Proficiency and demonstrated experience in the following technologies:
    • Programing experience using R and Python or Java and Scala
    • Big Data technologies: Hadoop, Hive, Pig, Sqoop, Flume, Hbase, Map/Reduce, Spark and Cloudera Hadoop distribution components and custom packages
    • Hands-on experience with related/complementary open source software platforms and languages (e. g. Java, Linux, Apache, Perl/Python/PHP, Chef, Puppet)
    • Hands-on experience with ETL (Extract-Transform-Load) tools (e. g Datastage, Informatica, Ab Initio, Talend, Pentaho, Hortonworks Nifi)
    • Sound knowledge of Relational Databases (RDBMS), SQL & No-SQL databases
    • Scripting: Unix, SQL and Shell Scripting, Apache Spark and Spark SQL
    • Build/deployment tools: Github Enterprise, Jenkins, or UrbanCode Deploy
    • Supporting tool POC s, installations and upgrades

Qualifications (Continued)

Preferred Qualifications (Continued)

  • Experience with Big Data technologies and related software development
  • Knowledge of Containers and Cloud technologies is a plus
  • Knowledge of Apache Kafka, Spark ML is a plus
  • Experience with agile/scrum methodologies to iterate quickly on product changes, developing user stories and working through backlog
  • Experience in DevOps Toolchain technologies
  • 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
  • Ability to work well within a team environment, as well as independently

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