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Alaska Airlines Software Engineer III, E-commerce 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 of Alaska Airlines is looking for a Software Engineer III to take 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, is passionate about building software the right way, and influences the way teams build great products. 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.

Key Duties

  • Contributes as expert full-stack software engineer on an agile delivery team, collaborating with product owners, designers, and other developers to deliver business value on an iterative basis.

  • Acts as technology SME for product team, often representing multiple teams to outside stakeholders.

  • Architects, engineers, tests, and releases highly scalable and maintainable complex, end-to-end custom software applications.

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

  • Contributed to development of technology strategy aligned with achieving department goals and helps team to execute against strategy.

  • Actively engages in the technology industry, both applying new concepts and speaking on behalf of Alaska at conferences and meetups.

  • Influences technology maturity across divisions and upwards in the company.

  • Utilizes a deep understanding of the team's guest experience, business, and systems to mentor other engineers across multiple teams.

Job-Specific Skills, Education, and Experience


  • A minimum of 7 years of experience with the following:

  • Acting as a full-stack software engineer building custom, high scale, n-tier applications using object-orientated languages (c#, java, etc.).

  • Developing web or mobile applications using modern technologies (react, swift, etc.)

  • Utilizing appropriate design patterns to create clean, maintainable, and performant code.

  • Expertise utilizing cloud technology and modern architecture practices to build high-scale distributed systems.

  • Expertise mentoring other engineers and driving code quality via principles such as SOLID and modern design patterns.

  • Experience coaching others with TDD, unit testing, pair programming, and other Extreme Programming (XP) techniques.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the confidence to socialize and introduce new ideas and technologies to communities of developers.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.

  • Experience with DevOps practices and supporting tools.

  • Experience in Agile/Lean development methodologies.

Experience negotiating requirements with stakeholders directly.

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.

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Job ID 35794

Location Seattle, WA

FLSA Status Exempt

Full/Part Time

Regular/Temporary Regular