Wednesday , May 12 2021

Southwest Airlines Careers – Senior Software Engineer

Website Southwest Airlines

Job Description:

This position is posted for multiple Sr. Software Engineer positions across our technology organization and portfolios. This includes various development teams around our Flight & Ground Operations Domains, Commercial and .COM and various cloud initiatives.

Design, write program code, test, document, and implement functionally appropriately, technically sound, and well-integrated application systems in accordance with Customer requirements, and organizational methodologies and standards. Respond to production problems and implement immediate resolution efforts across technology areas.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Keeps informed about current developments within his or her area of expertise.
  • Expresses oneself clearly in conversation and interaction with others.
  • Facilitate or complete Analysis, design, and programming of viable solutions to high complexity business problems according to user specifications.
  • Sets up or follows established procedures and standards to ensure high quality and quantity of work.
  • Partner with Enterprise Architecture to evaluate and recommend emerging technologies, and influence technical designs.
  • Effectively applies knowledge and skills of software development and testing to solve a range of problems.
  • Understand dependency identification processes in technology work, verifies information and carefully reviews and checks the accuracy of own work.
  • Looks for and seizes opportunities to do more or to do things better.
  • May perform other job duties as directed by Employee’s Leaders.
  • Partners with other Technology Team members to provide advice or solutions within his or her area of expertise.
  • Analyze and resolve multiple complex problems without direction.
  • Proactively identifies problems, performs root cause analysis, investigates information, performs impact analysis; formulates and executes plans to develop solutions.
  • Ensure that systems are functionally appropriate, technically sound, and well integrated.
  • Identifies strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description.
  • Develop or approve detail program specifications.
  • Highly organized and self-directed.
  • Participate in system and acceptance testing.
  • Employ productivity aids in all aspects of assignments.
  • Test and implement system and enhancements using techniques that preserve system integrity.
  • Responsible for immediate response to production program issues.
  • Understands and can estimate effort and value for solutions
  • Appropriately shares ideas and information with others.
  • Practices attentive and active listening.
  • Establishes or follows prioritization processes to drive work and has a sense of urgency about getting work completed.
  • Understands at a broad level how technology platforms/architectures are applied to automated business solutions.
  • Research and recommend alternative actions for problem resolution.
  • Expresses ideas clearly and concisely in writing.
  • Ensures that regular and consistent communications take place.

Job Requirements:

Qualification & Experience:

  • Knowledge of Service Oriented Architecture, Complex Event Processing, or Microservices and APIs preferred.
  • Strong understanding of architectural principles, design patterns and common methodologies across a variety of technologies, preferred.
  • Experience leading diverse technology teams both formally and informally, preferred.
  • BS, Business, Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Systems, or equivalent formal training required.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Experience as a Tech Lead over a team of developers preferred.
  • Build experience including Jenkins, Gradle, GIT, BitBucket, and Stash preferred.
  • Able to develop, present and effectively communicate ideas and strategies to a variety of audiences.
  • Able to manage ambiguity in a positive manner.
  • Ability to assess impact and viability of proposed technical designs and architectures on existing applications, preferred.
  • Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines.
  • Able to prioritize effectively.
  • Able to analyze large, complex, and vague Business or technical problems, articulating the problem or root cause, and translating the analysis into viable solution recommendations.
  • Experience working within an Agile methodology is a plus.
  • May require extended work hours per Leaders’ request.
  • Able to work effectively in a strong Customer service / team oriented environment.
  • Able to mentor others to do the same.
  • Experience with 5 years of progressive experience in enterprise software development using Java, J2EE, Spring, Spring Boot, Spring integration, Oracle, Hibernate, Struts, XML/XSLT/JAXB, SOAP and REST web services preferred.
  • May be asked on occasions to lift and/or pull weights loads of approx. 20 lbs. on a periodic basis.
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience as a Software Engineer or equivalent role required.
  • Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines.
  • Advanced knowledge of at least one required programming language.
  • Excellent partnering, communication, and negotiation skills in working with various Technology or partner Teams.
  • Advanced knowledge of software development methodologies, practices, concepts, and technologies obtained through formal training and / or work experience.
  • Ability to present technical information appropriately to both technical and non-technical audiences, preferred.
  • Comfortable communicating clearly and concisely to Senior Leaders and Executives, preferred.
  • Able to take on multiple assignments, whether administrative or project related, while maintaining a successful level of completion in all responsible work.
  • Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.
  • May be asked to climb, bend, kneel, crawl, and stoop on a periodic basis.
  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent education required.
  • Ability to negotiate and influence across teams and organizations, preferred.
  • Able to teach and mentor others concerning technical and business subjects.
  • Experience in travel/and or airline operationsal software development preferred.
  • Strong ability to mentor and guide technical resources, with a focus on growth of the technical bench, preferred.
  • Experience with AWS, Cloud Foundry, Azure or GCP, preferred.
  • Experience with Java and related technologies preferred.
  • Limited travel with potential for increased/decreased travel based upon Technology Department needs.
  • Experience working with or building applications using Micro services architecture, preferred.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or have authorization to work in the United States by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.

Job Details:

Company: Southwest Airlines

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Dallas, Texas, United States

Application Deadline: N/A

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