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Alaska Airlines Software Engineer II in Seattle, Washington

Company Alaska Airlines

The Team

It should come as no surprise that Alaska Airlines is recognized as one of Seattle’s most desirable companies for engineers and technology professionals. Our technology teams are regularly disrupting the way our guests experience air travel. We are innovators and creators, striving to continually improve our award-winning technology in ways that make travel as simple, enjoyable and seamless as possible. We are not content to rest on our successes. We take pride in the fact that our ideas have become the norm across the industry, and we are always thinking about what's next! Our culture of collaboration, history of launching industry-leading products, and experienced teams that work at the highest levels of software development help us to pioneer technologies that are creating an airline people love.

Role Summary

The Software Engineer role is responsible for developing solutions to complex problems on the cross-functional software product team at Alaska. As an individual contributor, this role makes recommendations to improve delivering new features, bug fixes and enhancements to support Alaska’s guests and commercial goals.

Key Duties

  • Applies knowledge as an engineer on a full-stack scrum delivery team, collaborating with product owners, designers and other engineers to solve complex technology and business problems.

  • Works with stakeholders to translate requirements to design and build solutions that will meet business needs.

  • Engineers, tests, deploys, and supports complex, full-stack customer-facing software applications.

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

  • Actively engages in the technology industry; incorporating emerging technology into their day-to-day work.

  • Develops an understanding and working knowledge for the team’s guest experience, business, and systems and creates solutions.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • 2 years of experience building enterprise grade, reliable ETL/ELT processes.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field or an additional two years of relevant training/experience in lieu of this degree.

  • Experience with Relational Databases (Oracle 11g/12c, SQL Server)

  • Experience using Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) , Informatica or other industry standard ETL tool

  • Experience with dimensional Data Modeling, familiarity with Kimball, Inmon methodologies

  • Experience with complex query and process performance tuning/troubleshooting

  • Experience with DevOps CI/CD (Azure DevOps, GitHub) and collaborating within a Git SCCS

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

  • Demonstrated passion for continuous learning and development.


  • Experience with TOAD, Tableau, Alteryx

  • Experience with a strongly typed language like C# or Java.

  • Experience with data processing technologies such as Apache Spark (Databricks)

  • Experience working as a full-stack engineer.

  • Experience developing machine learning models in R, Python or Scala

  • Experience developing data pipelines using Spark, Parquet, or equivalents

  • Experience 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 developing web or mobile applications using modern technologies (React, Swift, etc.) OR Experience developing application platforms that work with large data sets.

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

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

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

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Where permitted by applicable law, new hires must have received the COVID-19 vaccine. The Company will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities or for a sincerely held religious belief.

Total Rewards

  • Competitive total rewards package

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits

  • 401k match program

  • Monthly incentive pay plan

  • Annual incentive pay plan

  • Generous paid time off

  • Travel privileges on Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air

FLSA Status Exempt
Employment Type Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Location Seattle
Equal Employment Opportunity Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression), national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information (including family medical history) or other legally protected characteristics. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will also be considered for employment, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We are an E-Verify ® employer, where required by law.
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Job Locations USA-WA-Seattle
Requisition ID 2021-6301
Category Software & Technology