Principal Cloud Architect, IT Systems Engineering

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Dallas, TX

Location: DFW Headquarters Building 7 (DFW-SV07)

Additional Locations: None

Requisition ID: 64759


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**

+ ​This job is a member of the Information Technology team within the Information Technology Division.

+ As a senior technical leader within the Cloud & Engineering Platforms function, you will combine your years of expertise to modernize, transform and innovate through solid engineering practices.

+ Your deep knowledge of Cloud services, application security, Infrastructure as a code and cutting edge DevSecOps practices will be key to business and technology transformation.

**What you’ll do**

+ ​Partner with a highly inspired and inquisitive team of technologists who are already developing and deploying applications to the highest standards.

+ Lead the buildout of cutting edge engineering platforms and solutions that accelerate the modernization of the American Airlines applications. Most importantly you will focus on self-service platform capacities with heavy emphasis on discoverability and automation.

+ Partner with application team technical SMEs and utilize your cloud migration experience to guide the application teams to make the right cloud technology choices

+ Engage with IT and business leaders to address complex design considerations to appropriately manage risk on behalf of the company.

+ Align application solutions with PCI, SOC and cloud security best practices.

+ Working closely with IT security and enterprise architects to define security architecture/policies/guardrails for cloud platforms adopted at AA

+ Work in an open, collaborative, trusting and thought-provoking environment, one that encourages diversity of thoughtful and creative solutions; one that supports experimentation with a fall forward culture.

**All you’ll need for success**

**Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience**

+ ​Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Technology, Information Systems (CIS/MIS), Engineering or equivalent experience

+ 8 years of application systems development experience

+ 3 years of architectural and design experience

**Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience**

+ Master’s in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related discipline

+ 5 years of technical or team leadership experience

+ 2+ years of Cloud architecture or development experiences in Azure or AWS

+ 2+ years of experience in Agile methodology

+ 2+ years of experience in DevOps deployment processes

**All you’ll need for success**

**Skills, Licenses & Certifications**

+ ​Background in Enterprise/Solutions Architecture or software engineering

+ Mastery of application, data and infrastructure architecture disciplines

+ Knowledge of industry wide technology trends and best practices

+ Experienced in technology transformations and migration to one or more Cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure or OCI

+ Strong technical leader able to drive to outcomes and mentor delivery teams

+ Hands-on experience with Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) tools and platforms

+ Deep understanding of coding best practices and modern architectural patterns, including micro services and message-driven architectures

+ Experience of a range services from Azure/AWS Cloud Platform including IaaS, Containers, Storage, Database, Networking and Security

+ Experienced in the design and delivery of enterprise level Highly Available solutions

+ Experience with securing API’s, web app, and API protection.

+ Understand CIS guidelines and best practices for Azure/AWS or other cloud environment

+ Excellent oral and written communication skills

+ Excellent documentation skills

**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: 64759

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.