Sr Software Engineer-Mobile Tech LeadSr Software Engineer-Mobile Tech Lead, Dallas, Texas, United States (Job Has Expired)

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We are committed to provide our Employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the effectiveness of Southwest Airlines. Above all, Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.



  • Leads a team of Software Developers through design and implementation of solutions
  • Collaborates with Solution Architects to ensure alignment of solution with Enterprise Reference Architecture (ERA)
  • Collaborates with Technical Leads across organization to ensure reusability of framework and solution components
  • Collaborates with Solution Architects, Enterprise Product Support and Product support to ensure Non Functional Requirements (NFRs) are implemented in alignment with the ERA
  • Provides technical leadership in estimation exercises during Iteration Planning sessions
  • Collaborates with Product Team to identify dependencies and risks associated with the solution options and proposes appropriate mitigation strategies
  • Ensures quality and maintainability of solution by applying Southwest Technologys development standards, leading code reviews and ensuring good test coverage
  • Ensures best practices for secure development are implemented and followed by the Team.
  • Mentors Developers by coaching them on design & development practices that are consistent with the ERA
  • Leads by example Partners with Quality Lead and Developers to write quality code using Test Driven Development (TDD) ensuring acceptable test coverage
  • Partners with Solution Architects to formulate & execute performance testing strategy and leads remediation effort to address issues
  • Provides Leadership to moderate between competing technical proposals and transforming them into cohesive solutions
  • Partners with Solution Architects, Release Management and Enterprise Product Support Teams to strategize, plan and Lead the transition to support
  • Responsible for immediate response to production program issues.

Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description.

May perform other job duties as directed by Employees Leaders.



High School Diploma, GED or equivalent education required.

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.


  • BS, Business, Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Systems, or equivalent work experience required.


  • Minimum of 8+ years of development experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years in native iOS/Android application development using Objective-C/Java preferred.
  • 2+ years of working in an Agile/Scrum experience required.
  • Experience leading a development team required.
  • Experience building REST-based APIs required.
  • Experience with an ALM tool preferably JIRA required.
  • Experience with native iOS and/or Android application development preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of Coding Best Practices and practical experience doing code reviews required.
  • Experience with mobile application architecture preferred.
  • Experience with SWIFT preferred.
  • Experience with Single Page Application architecture and development preferred.
  • Experience with JSON and React preferred.
  • Experience Leading an offshore development team preferred.
  • Experience using IntelliJ IDE preferred.
  • Airline or travel industry software experience preferred.
  • Experience with Jenkins and Stash preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of Test Driven Development preferred.


  • May be asked on occasions to lift and/or pull weights loads of approx. 20 lbs. on a periodic basis.
  • May require extended work hours per Leaders' request.
  • May be asked to climb, bend, kneel, crawl, and stoop on a periodic basis.


Core Knowledge:

  • Advanced knowledge of software development methodologies, practices, concepts, and technologies obtained through formal training and / or work experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of at least one required programming language.

Critical Skills:

  • Excellent partnering, communication, and negotiation skills in working with various Technology or partner Teams.
  • 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.
  • Able to work effectively in a strong Customer service / team oriented environment.
  • Able to take on multiple assignments, whether administrative or project related, while maintaining a successful level of completion in all responsible work. Able to mentor others to do the same.
  • Able to prioritize effectively.
  • Able to develop, present and effectively communicate ideas and strategies to a variety of audiences.
  • Able to teach and mentor others concerning technical and business subjects.
  • Able to manage ambiguity in a positive manner.

Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines.


  • Limited travel with potential for increased/decreased travel based upon Technology Department needs.

Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines.

Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, qualified disabled, and covered veterans. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected status.

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