American Airlines Team Lead, IT Applications in Ft Worth, Texas
Location: AA Headquarters 1 (DFW-HDQ1)
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 20313
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About The Job
American Airlines’ IT Airport Technology department is looking for an innovative, energetic, team oriented Agile Application Development Team Lead. The successful candidate will act as a Project Lead for multiple IT projects and initiatives in support of development of applications in the area of Baggage and Ramp Technology. The Project Lead must interact with internal and contract development resources, AA business organizations, airport leadership, and AA IT and vendor organizations to develop and deliver projects and has primary responsibility for the quality of the project's deliverables and its successful completion.
Specifically, you’ll do the following:
Application Development Lead for multiple projects, working in collaboration with a diverse group of business and technology partners to identify potential business and innovative technology solutions
Primary remover of road blocks for the team
Plan and facilitate all agile ceremonies, monitor team velocity, burn down, burn up charts, report KPI etc. Be a strong agile advocate resulting in optimal ROI for the business.
Collaborate with business units to define the project scope, timeline, and business case justification, estimate effort and funding needs, and submit requests for project approval
Create plans and coordinate project activity specifying goals, strategy, identification of risks, and contingency plans
Escalates significant issues or risks to appropriate levels of management
Coordinates recruitment of project personnel and assigns duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority to project team.
Facilitates team sessions to ensure user story criteria are documented and delivered on time with the best possible quality
Provides project status communication to stakeholders
Pro-actively manages project financials and timelines
Troubleshoot technical issues
Recommend software solutions and review and provide input to architecture on designs
Contribute to code reviews and improvement recommendations
May have to do some development or system configurations
Some travel may be required
Bachelor degree in computer science or other technical field required
At least 5 years of software development experience required
Thorough knowledge and practical experience using the SDLC methodology
Knowledge and experience leading and working on Agile teams
Experience leading requirements gathering and requirements documentation
Proven track record that demonstrates the ability to analyze and solve complex business issues
Ability to build strong project teams and working relationships
Strong leadership, organizational, and communication skills
Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
Ability to understand technical development projects, and work closely with a highly skilled technical team
Relevant experience with current technologies in a client server environment
Outstanding interpersonal skills and experience working with multiple business partners, technical teams and all levels of management
Knowledge of and experience using MS Project a strong plus
Knowledge of airline industry a strong plus
Experience using Rally tool a plus
Sabre knowledge a plus
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 20313
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