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Developer - OO programmer

Location: Fort Worth, TX
Date Posted: 11-29-2018
Summary: Successful applicants will be joining the Flight Hub team which is part of American Airlines’ Flight Operations and Crew Technology group.
Flight Hub is the data and service integration platform for American Airlines Operations domain fulfilling the role of service bus. Team members are responsible for both development and enhancement of integration services and platform using a variety of development tools offering an opportunity to obtain significant integration, JEE, web service and message-oriented middleware experience.

 Support and development of multiple Java applications, including stand-alone applications
and web services
 Interface with management, business analysts, project managers, IT Architects and other
developers, along with internal customers, to understand requirements and develop needs
according to business requirements
 Maintain and enhance existing services, applications, and platforms including, but not limited
to, bug fixes, feature enhancements and performance tuning
 Application integration development using approved languages, tools, and platforms
 Troubleshoot and debug complex issues; identify and implement solutions
 Perform testing of various types including Test Driven Development, unit, system, integration,
and non-functional testing
 Participate in promotion of software releases across all environments and change management
 Support production issues on call
 Lead and mentor less senior developers
 Work with a team to create detailed project specifications, requirements and estimates
 Ensure tasks and projects are completed on time and within scope
 Work with production operations department to ensure deployments roll out smoothly and
customers receive appropriate support
 Research and implement new technologies to enhance current processes, security and
 Document software designs
 Develop and enforce policy and procedural changes within the development group
 Develop coding standards and adhere to best practices and security guidelines
 Lead and participate in code reviews
 Work closely with software architects to ensure decisions meet long-term enterprise needs
 Analyze system requirements, design, and document solutions using specified tools and
 Ability to travel both domestically and internationally on occasion as required


 Undergraduate degree in CS/CE/CIS/MIS/Engineering/Technology
or related field or equivalent experience or training
 5 + years total development experience
 Strong developer experience with JAVA enterprise platforms.
 JAVA experience must include Java EE, Spring Framework
(particularly Spring Integration), Eclipse, WebSphere
 Strong skills in SQL, JPA, relational Databases (Oracle preferred)
 Strong integration design and development skills using technologies such as IBM MQ,
and JMS
 Good knowledge of ESB and SOA, Web Services methodologies using RESTful or
SOAP based API’s
 Ability to function in a Linux/Unix environment using shell commands. Scripting is a plus
 Ability to scrutinize applications and services to ensure they adhere to security standards
 Extensive knowledge of object oriented design / programming including design patterns
and best practices
 Demonstrated project management methodology experience, including IT delivery methods
 Ability to work regularly on-site at the Fort Worth AA facilities for forty hours per
week; ability to work overnight, weekends and holidays occasionally as demanded by the
activities of the project and the operation
 Ability to communicate precisely and clearly, in both spoken and written English
 Strong technical, analytical, problem solving and decision making skills
 Ability to be flexible and focused to deliver products with different priorities and timelines
 Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Preferred (some combination of the following experience and expertise):

 Updating and maintaining airline integration systems, preferably in the flight or
crew operations domain
 Eclipse development platform and Eclipse Plugin development
 Application development and testing methodologies such as SOLID, and TDD/BDD,
and tools such as Emma and Jenkins
 Testing and debugging of integration components
 Maven/Gradle
 WebSphere Message Broker and WebSphere Application Server
 Networking (Sockets, TCP/IP, UDP)
 Development and implementation of applications with standard UI components,
creating custom UI components, connecting applications to Back End services
 Diagnostics tools (HTTP Analyzer, SOAP UI)
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