Sr Software Engineer @ Southwest Airlines

Job Information

Job Description:


  • Drive the technical direction and feature roadmap of large-scale cloud systems
  • Serve as a technical lead contributing to and directing the efforts of development teams, including internal and external team members
  • Determines operational feasibility by evaluating analysis, problem definition, requirements, solution development, and proposed solutions
  • Drives detailed definition of feature requirements through discussions with product managers and customers
  • Supports continuous improvement by investigating alternatives and new technologies
  • Prepares and installs solutions by determining and designing system specifications, standards, and programming
  • Evaluates code to ensure that it is valid, is properly structured, meets industry standards, and is compatible with browsers, devices, or operating systems
  • Mentor Software Engineers to allow for skill/knowledge development through advice, coaching, and training opportunities
  • Update job knowledge by studying state-of-the-art development tools, programming techniques and computing equipment; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations
  • May perform other job duties as directed by Employee’s Leaders

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Preferred: Experience with CI/CD, AWS/Cloud, Programming Languages, Frameworks/Platforms, Java, SQL, Python, Shell Script (Bash), Operating Systems
  • Advanced knowledge of software development methodologies, practices, concepts, and technologies obtained through formal training and / or work experience
  • Proactively shares knowledge and skills of software development and testing to solve a range of problems
  • Advanced knowledge of at least one required programming language
  • Excellent partnering, communication, negotiation skills, and execution in working with various Technology or partner Teams
  • Ability to articulate (verbally / visually) ideas, approach, concepts, options, risk, impact, and provides guidance to technical, non-technical, and Leadership audiences
  • Ability to lead multiple assignments, whether administrative or project related, while maintaining a successful level of completion in all responsible work
  • Ability to mentor others
  • Ability to lead ideating, presentations, mentoring and group-thinking sessions
  • Ability to influence without authority


  • Required: High School Diploma or GED
  • Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Systems, or related field; or equivalent formal training


  • Required: Advanced-level experience, seasoned and specialized knowledge in software development and methodologies


  • N/A

Physical Abilities

  • Ability to perform work duties from [limited space work station/desk/office area] for extended periods of time
  • Ability to communicate and interact with others in the English language to meet the demands of the job
  • Ability to use a computer and other office productivity tools with sufficient speed and accuracy to meet the demands of the job

Other Qualifications

  • Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines

Experience Level: Mid-Senior
Work From: Remote from Region

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