Senior Cloud Solutions Architect, IT Infrastructure

  • Anywhere

Dallas, TX

Location: DFW Headquarters Building 8 (DFW-SV08)

Additional Locations: None

Requisition ID: 65369


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 native application design, Infrastructure as a code and cutting edge DevSecOps practices will be key to business and technology transformation.

**What you’ll do**

_As noted above, this list is intended to reflect the current job but there may be additional essential functions (and certainly non-essential job functions) that are not referenced. Management will modify the job or require other tasks be performed whenever it is deemed appropriate to do so, observing, of course, any legal obligations including any collective bargaining obligations._

+ Partner with a highly inspired and inquisitive team of technologists who are already developing and platforms 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 technology choices and build true cloud native 12-factor applications

+ Build reusable patterns for various cloud services

+ Be part of the Architecture review board to ensure applications moving to the cloud are aligned with key pillars of well-architected-framework

+ Be a change champion to drive increased observability within the systems

+ Drive Integration strategy ( API’s, Messaging, Streaming) that supports application needs as they move to the cloud ( Azure)

+ 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

+ 5 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

+ 2+ years of experience in Agile methodology

+ 2+ years of experience in DevOps deployment processes

+ Airline industry experience and multiple domain knowledges, such as passenger reservation, customer experience, flight operations, scheduling, yield management and pricing, codeshare alliances, merchandizing, distribution etc.

**Skills, Licenses & Certifications**

+ Background in Enterprise/Solutions Architecture or software engineering

+ Command of architecture, design patterns and business processes

+ Mastery of application, data and infrastructure architecture disciplines

+ Knowledge of industry wide technology trends and best practices

+ Expertise in working in in large, collaborative teams to achieve organizational goals, and passionate about building an innovative culture

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

+ Hands-on experience with containers and container orchestration platforms (aka Docker & Kubernetes)

+ Expertise in APM and Observability tools

+ Expertise in Integration technologies like API Gateways, Messaging and Streaming technologies

+ Demonstrated track record in building platforms and tools that accelerate technology transformations

**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: 65369

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.

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