Alaska Airlines Sr. Identity & Access Management Engineer in Seattle, Washington


Manager, Enterprise Platforms


Alaska Airlines is one of the most respected names in aviation and flies throughout its namesake state and the Lower 48, as well as to Hawaii, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica. Our roots date to 1932 and are symbolized by the Alaska Native painted on the tails of our aircraft. Guided by what we call the "Alaska Spirit", we pride ourselves on providing a lifeline to remote communities while delivering renowned service to everyone we fly. This commitment has brought us national and international recognition. We've been honored with a variety of awards by readers of Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today and others. Alaska, with Virgin America, is the premier airline for people on the West Coast, and together with its sister carrier Horizon Air, flies to more than 115 destinations. The two airlines are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE:ALK) with annual revenues exceeding $7 billion.


Role Summary The Senior Enterprise System Engineer takes a holistic view of all the Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air enterprise systems. This role gathers input, provides direction, and makes decisions to ensure our infrastructure fits within our vision. This Sr. Engineer closely partners with different groups within IT as well as business customers to clearly understand their requirements, implements technology solutions and owns the resulting system. In addition, this position communicates the status of corporate and/or divisional initiatives.

The Sr. Engineer demonstrates advanced skills in leadership, project management, hardware/software architecture & best practices, computer security & compliance, and enterprise architectures. The role owns a critical infrastructure technology and is a subject matter expert in at least 5 infrastructure systems. Finally, the Senior Engineer is responsible for maintaining the vision and overall strategic direction for enterprise infrastructure systems.

Scope & Complexity

  • This individual contributor role supports complex systems engineering activities for Alaska Air Group (AAG) and its subsidiaries.

Key Duties

  • Leads cross divisional enterprise infrastructure projects

  • Liaisons and partners directly with Enterprise Architecture, maintaining the strategy and vision of our technology systems

  • Coordinates and collaborates with Enterprise Architecture, ensuring our forward-looking strategies and roadmaps align

  • Researches, develops and communicates system roadmaps, opportunities and constraints to IT as well as the business

  • Represents the team, as well as the manager, at division, business and project meetings

  • Possesses and displays expert skills in the following areas: technical troubleshooting, customer service, communication, thought leadership and project management

  • Owns vendor relationships (responsible for maintaining the relationship and reporting the status directly to senior leadership)

  • Owns at least two core infrastructure technologies: Active Directory, DNS, Altiris, Cloud, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, VMware, Scripting, Local Traffic Manager, Global Traffic Manager, Tivoli Workload Scheduler, Citrix, E-mail, FTP, UNIX, Linux, Windows Servers, Security & Compliance Standards, etc.

  • Pursues industry leading certifications and training

  • Holds team members accountable for enterprise best practices

  • Participates in the team on-call rotation.

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills Required

  • A minimum of 6 years of documented IT experience

  • A minimum of 4 years of technical engineering experience

  • Expert knowledge of enterprise datacenter technologies

  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory

  • Expert knowledge of Windows server operating systems

  • Expert knowledge of Identity Management solutions

  • Previous experience deploying Identity Systems in a complex production environment, such as implementing multi-factor authentication (MFA) solution

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum age of 18

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


  • A Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree, with a focus in computer science, information technology, or a related field.

  • Professional certification in an applicable technology or project management discipline

  • In-depth knowledge and experience supporting enterprise solutions

  • In-depth knowledge of server virtualization technologies preferred

  • In-depth knowledge of DNS services

  • Implemented projects involving enterprise hardware and/or software technologies

  • Knowledge of networking concepts (advanced networking/switching/routing)

  • Professional certification in an applicable technology or project management discipline

  • Proven experience providing strong leadership in a number of enterprise systems

  • Experience providing status of projects to senior members of the leadership team

  • Prior vendor management experience (responsible for maintaining the relationship and reporting the status directly to senior leadership)

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and customer service skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

  • Embody our values to own safety, do the right thing, be kind-hearted, deliver performance, and be remarkable.

The location for this position is in Seattle, Washington


For eligible employees, our company offers a unique total rewards package that few companies can match, including insurance coverage for medical, dental and vision care, 401(k) retirement savings plans, monthly and annual incentive bonus plans, time off and a generous employee travel program. Our values reflect who we are at work and in our communities: Own Safety, Do the Right Thing, Be Kind-Hearted, Deliver Performance, and Be Remarkable. Alaska Airlines also fosters a diverse and inclusive culture and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air do not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants are also protected by law.

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Job ID: 32123

Location: Seattle, WA

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular