Southwest Airline Jobs | Tech Lead Software Engineer 2021

Job Responsibilities : Tech Lead Software Engineer

Salary : $130000 per year

Company : Southwest Airlines Co.

Location : Remote US

Educational requirements : High School


Leads and motivates a Team of developers in the planning, delivery, and operation of highly reliable software. Closely collaborates with the Business and other Stakeholders to ensure software meets functional and non-functional expectations. Acts as an interface between the Development Team and Leadership. Allocates time across these key activities: Project Leadership – ~50%, Technical Leadership/Mentoring – ~ 30%, Software Development/System Engineering ~20%.

Accountable for the technical quality of the software that the Development Team produces
Builds and cultivates the Development Team, ensuring capacity and skillsets are aligned to meet ongoing delivery expectations
Partners and regularly collaborates with all levels from Team members up to Senior Leadership
Defines current, transitional, and future state application roadmaps in collaboration with Solution Architects
Reviews functional and non-functional requirements and ensures success criteria is clearly outlined
Provides accurate development estimates in support of feasibility assessments and planned development activities
Creates, maintains, reviews and approves application designs in collaboration with Solution Architects and shared services Teams, ensuring alignment to the appropriate solution architectures and taking tradeoffs into account
Creates, maintains, and reviews technical documentation, ensuring clarity, conciseness, and completeness
Develops, maintains, and reviews software with a focus on quality and maintainability


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 and at least general knowledge of one or more additional programming languages
Solid understanding of project management methodology and principles
Demonstrate strong analytical and problem-solving abilities with a proactive mindset to get ahead of issues
Able to effectively assess and quantify technical capabilities of the Team and potential candidates for the Team
Excellent communicator with ability to articulate (verbally and visually) ideas, approaches, concepts, options, risks, impacts, and recommendations to technical, non-technical, and Leadership audiences with ability to adapt the message accordingly


Required: High School Diploma or GED
Required: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience – BS, Business, Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent formal training required
Required: 5 Years – Work experience as a Software Engineer or equivalent role

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