Senior Kubernetes Engineer, IT Infrastructure

  • Anywhere

Phoenix, AZ

Location: DFW Headquarters Building 7 (DFW-SV07)

Additional Locations: Phoenix, AZ

Requisition ID: 65025


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**

+ ​We are looking for passionate technologist to solve cloud transformation challenges; develop solutions to modernize infrastructure services; create templates to standardize and accelerate application’s cloud journey.

+ At American Airlines, you will find talented technologists like yourself and together we create enterprise scale Inner-sourced platforms using cutting edge technologies to drive innovation and engineering excellence.

+ You will be on the enterprise Kubernetes as a Service product team, building high-performance, highly available, secure and resilient IaaS platforms for internal development teams.

**What you’ll do**

+ Develop Infrastructure as code using Terraform, Python, and GitHub action to manage Cloud Kubernetes infrastructure.

+ Lifecycle management on Kubernetes clusters which included upgrades and implementing best practices.

+ Document solutions, architectural patterns, and best practices around the Kubernetes environment

+ Work with Internal IT teams (Risk, Security, Compliance) to implement security policies on Kubernetes clusters.

+ Implementing observability solutions on Kubernetes and develop alerting and monitoring solutions

+ Tune cluster performance

+ Set up and manage the networking plumbing for Kubernetes.

+ Troubleshooting Kubernetes issues related to resources deployed on the cluster, Network issues and CICD pipeline, etc.

+ Collaborate with internal application teams to onboard onto the Kubernetes cluster.

+ 24/7 on call rotation supporting business critical applications or systems.

**All you’ll need for success**

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

+ Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Technology, Information Systems (CIS/MIS), Engineering or related technical discipline, or equivalent experience/training

+ 5 year working experience as a technology professional

+ 2+ years of platform operation experience

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

+ Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Technology, Information Systems (CIS/MIS), Engineering or related technical discipline, or equivalent experience/training

+ Azure or Kubernetes Technical Certifications

+ 2+ years of Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service(AKS) with deep understanding of Container Orchestration and Distributed System Concepts

+ 2+ years of experience implementing infrastructure as code

**All you’ll need for success**

**Skills, Licenses & Certifications**

+ 3+ years of experience keeping production environments operating at peak performance on cloud and in containers

+ 2+ years of experience managing production **Kubernetes** infrastructure with exposure to the use of cloud vendor Kubernetes solutions such as **AKS**

+ 3+ hands on experience with Infrastructure as code and configuration as code build and deployment using **CICD** pipeline. Working experience with **GitHub/GitHub Actions** and **ArgoCD** are preferred.

+ Extensive experience automating system tasks and infrastructure using **Python** , **Terraform**

+ Experience with Service Mesh such as Istio, Kuma, and Control Plane such as **Rancher**

+ Experience with **Observability** technologies and optimizing monitoring using technologies such as Dynatrace, Grafana, LogDNA, Datadog

+ Knowledge of Linux OS, network, Azure PaaS solutions

+ Desire to be part of an incredible team. That means being someone the team can count on, who communicates honestly; respects others and their views; can adapt quickly to changing priorities; drives positive change and is committed to giving 110%.

**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: Phoenix, AZ

Requisition ID: 65025

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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