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American Airlines

Sr Principal Architect, IT Applications American Airlines
Fort Worth, TX

American Airlines operates as a network air carrier.

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Job Description

Location: AA Headquarters 1 (DFW-HDQ1)

Additional Locations: Dallas/Ft Worth, TX

Requisition ID: 30992


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

The successful candidate will assume a senior technical position in a highly skilled and experienced team providing application, solution and enterprise architecture services to the Flight Attendant / Flight Service Technology departments within American Airlines IT.

The position includes the maintenance of a technical vision to align with the business vision for the Flight Attendant & Flight Service. The position will provide guidance to the rest of the team regarding architecture solutions, and will be consulted as new projects and business requirements come up to provide initial problem scoping and sizing. The consulting will include guidance on the entire product lifecycle to make sure products are planned and staffed for success.

The Sr. Principal Application Architect requires technical knowledge and skills that are broad and deep, covering various hardware, software, and technology platforms. The Sr. Principal Application Architect must be comfortable operating in complex heterogeneous technology environments, and have experience with highly integrated and mission critical solutions. The Sr. Principal Application Architect must possess the ability to share and communicate ideas clearly, both orally and in writing, to business sponsors and partners, technical resources, and executives, in clear concise language that is effective for each respective group.

cont. About the Job

* Assess market technology choices to determine fit, including software, hardware, SaaS/PaaS, etc.
* Translate complex functional, technical, and business requirements into architectural designs.
* Collaborate with other architecture teams.
* Adapt to a quickly changing environment and interact with a broad customer base with diverse needs and functional responsibilities.
* Be responsible for gaining a deep understanding of the entire portfolio of applications and understand the integrations between them.
* Assist teams in improving their CI/CD practices and accelerating delivery
* Take a lead role in troubleshooting technical issues and recommending changes to improve resiliency
* Lead a team of technical personnel helping them solve complex problems and navigate diverse challenges
* Assist stakeholders with diverse viewpoints in creating solutions that align with AA IT and business strategy

cont. About the Job

* Develop business capability roadmaps for the existing portfolio of applications to help ensure we are moving toward a consolidated footprint of technologies that align with the reference architectures.
* Develop strategic technology roadmaps for specific domains based on business capability roadmaps.
* Play a key role in working with the Enterprise Architecture group to define current and future needs.
* Develop a deep understanding of the applications and business processes and proactively advise on opportunities for business process redesign, or application or process consolidation and/or simplification.
* Be a mentor to the other architects on the team: provide advice, guidance, and feedback; share experience and expertise as appropriate; act as a sounding board for ideas.
* Review other architects' solutions and ensure their application architecture strategy aligns with organizational goals.

cont. About the Job

* Assist in a continual evolution of the Solution Architecture team's processes and metrics to make the team more efficient, and increase the value add to the organizations supported.
* Provide guidance to the rest of the team regarding architecture solutions, technology decisions…
* Consults on new projects and business requirements to come up with initial problem scoping and sizing.
* Create and evaluate solution and integration architectures for technical viability, alignment with product requirements and compliance with AA IT standards
* Involved with projects throughout their entire lifecycle with active participation in requirements analysis, proofs of concepts, RFI & RFP processes and solution delivery
* Presents and communicates the domain and project technical vision and architecture to various stakeholders including executives, business sponsors delivery managers and teams and other technical staff.


* Must possess a bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related discipline; advanced degree is preferred
* Experience leading, mentoring, and guiding a diverse team of technical personnel
* Must have deep understanding and experience in technologies and platforms in use and under consideration at American Airlines
* Requires 10+ years of application development experience
* Must be well-versed in software development life cycle methodologies with emphasis on Agile product development, including incorporation of quality assurance & testing techniques
* Extensive knowledge and experience in airline operations and other airline domains is preferred
* Strong knowledge of architecture and design methodologies is preferred. Must be able to create and analyze UML, Troux, and other architecture artifacts

Additional Locations: Dallas/Ft Worth, TX

Requisition ID: 30992

Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth

Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

Job Segment: Architecture, Engineer, Consulting, Developer, Computer Science, Engineering, Technology

About American Airlines

American Airlines operates as a network air carrier.

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