Alaska Airlines Sr Software Development Engineer, Day of Travel in Seattle, Washington


We're creating an airline people love. It begins with each Alaska Airlines employee, bringing unique strengths and energy to our work in the air and on the ground. Every day, we go beyond what's expected and reach for the remarkable, together.


Role Summary The e-commerce department of Alaska Airlines is looking for a Senior Software Development Engineer to help build the next generation of our digital experience. Our agile development teams develop and support our products top-to-bottom and ship software on a regular basis (anywhere from daily to every two weeks). A successful candidate thrives in a fast paced, autonomous team environment and is passionate about building software the right way and teaching that software craftsmanship mentality to others. Finally, they will enjoy the reward of delivering business value quickly while working with product owners to help craft their roadmaps in pieces that can be delivered in an incremental nature.

Scope & Complexity With limited supervision, this position is responsible for developing complex software engineering solutions for the Ecommerce Day of Travel scrum team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contributes as a senior developer on a scrum delivery team, collaborating with product owners, developers, and testers to deliver business value on an iterative basis.

  • Architects, designs, and develops highly scalable and maintainable complex, end-to-end custom, software applications.

  • Ensures delivery high quality software by writing clean code and utilizing pair programming, mobbing, TDD, continuous integration and code reviews.

  • Serves as a mentor and idea leader in continuously improving the team by sharing new technology/process opportunities, and best practices.

  • Stays actively engaged in the technology industry and understands how evolving technologies can benefit our organization.

  • Participates in on-call support rotation.

  • Performs other responsibilities as assigned.

Job-Specific Skills, Education, and Experience Required

  • A minimum of 5 years of Android, iOS, Go, Node.js, Python, Java, and/or C# engineering experience.

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience building custom, high scale, n-tier applications.

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience creating and supporting REST-based services in a high-scaled micro-service architecture.

  • Expertise with AWS, Azure, or other cloud providers.

  • Experience developing Android and/or iOS applications and their supporting services.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the confidence to socialize and introduce new ideas and technologies to communities of engineers.

  • High degree of professionalism, customer service orientation, initiative, flexibility, and the ability to multi-task.

  • Excellent communication skills and proven ability to collaborate with a variety of team.

  • Experience coaching and developing junior engineers.

  • 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.

  • Proven experience managing or contributing to Open Source projects preferred

  • Expertise with TDD, unit testing, pair programming and other Extreme Programming techniques preferred

  • Expertise with modern design principles (CAP Theorem, horizontal scaling, containers etc.) preferred

  • Expertise in Agile/Lean development methodologies preferred

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


Submit your application by 11/30/2018 11:59pm (Pacific Time). We'll be happy to see it.


Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Job ID: 32445

Location: Seattle, WA

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular