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


 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 Р~50%, Technical Leadership/Mentoring Р~ 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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