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Alaska Airlines Software Development Engineer 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 at Alaska Airlines is looking for a full-stack 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 will thrive 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

This individual contributor position supports software development activities for Alaska Airlines and its subsidiaries.

Key Duties

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

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

  • Ensures delivery of high quality software by writing clean code and utilizing pair/mob programming, automated test-driven development (TDD), and continuous integration.

  • Remains actively engaged in the technology industry and understands how the evolving technologies can benefit AAG and its customers.

  • Participates in on-call support rotation.

  • Performs other responsibilities as assigned.

Job-Specific Skills


  • A minimum of 2 years of software development experience building custom, high scale, n-tier applications using modern object-orientated languages such as C# or Java.

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience developing web applications using modern web frameworks (e.g., ReactJS, Angular, HTML5, CSS) and design patterns (MVC/MVP).

  • Will waive years of experience requirements with a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.

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

  • 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, is preferred.

  • Experience with test-driven development (TDD), unit testing, pair/mob programming and other Extreme Programming (XP) techniques.

  • Expertise with modern design principles, such as the development and utilization of cloud apis, single-page web apps, hybrid mobile development, and SOLID principles.

  • Experience in Agile/Lean development methodologies.

  • Experience in the airline and/or hospitality industry.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

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


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.

Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws.

Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines participate in E-Verify, a service of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA), where required.

Job ID 34773

Location Seattle, WA

FLSA Status Exempt

Full/Part Time Full-Time

Regular/Temporary Regular