American Airlines Developer/Senior Developer, IT Applications in Ft Worth, Texas

Location: AA Headquarters 2 (DFW-HDQ2)

Additional Locations: None

Requisition ID: 18585


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. 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.


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:

  • J2EE technologies: Java, JSP, JMS, JAXB, JDBC

  • Database and persistence frameworks: Hibernate, Oracle, Object/Relational Mapping, Query performance tuning

  • Web Servers: Tomcat, tcServer, Websphere

  • Web Services: REST/SOAP (JSON/WSDL/XML)

  • Front-end and other frameworks: Spring Framework , Angular JS, Ext JS, CSS, jQuery, AJAX

  • Build/deployment tools: Maven, Git, Junit

  • Cloud-based development: Cloud Foundry

  • Other: Linux/Unix shell Scripting

Qualifications (Continued)

  • Proficiency in object-oriented design techniques and principles

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Tools (Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • Experience in Agile methodologies, such as SCRUM

  • Experience in DevOps Toolchain technologies

  • Ability to influence through outstanding interpersonal skills, collaboration, and negotiation skills

  • Ability to work well within a team environment, as well as independently

  • Ability to explain technical concepts and adjust messaging based on the audience, including non-technical groups


Individual Contributor: Be an industry leader in safe and reliable airline operations.

Individual Contributor: Engage our employees.

Individual Contributor: Focus on our customer needs and wants.

Individual Contributor: Provide a return for our investors.

Individual Contributor: Look to the future.

Additional Locations: None

Requisition ID: 18585

Discrimination and all unlawful harassment (including sexual harassment) in employment is not tolerated. We encourage success based on our individual merits and abilities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or employment status. We support and obey laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. American Airlines, Inc fully considers all qualified applicants including those with a criminal history.