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Alaska Airlines Enterprise System Engineer - Automation in Remote,

Company Alaska Airlines

Pay Details

Intermediate level: $80,300 - $132,600

Offer amounts are based on experience and work location

The Team

It should come as no surprise that we are recognized as one of Seattle’s most desirable companies for engineers and technology professionals. 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 Enterprise Systems Automation Engineer has deep knowledge with multiple technologies at Alaska Air Group (AAG) and its subsidiaries. As an individual contributor this role supports implementing the AAG strategy and exercises resourcefulness and creativity to provide solutions for our enterprise platforms and services. This role is a dedicated team player knowledgeable in developing processes, procedures, guidelines, and standardization. Research and gather requirements for monitoring, design, build, test, and implementation with efficiency, and create a dramatically better overall customer experience.

Key Duties

  • Acts with advanced knowledge of the implementation and maintenance of Alaska Airlines IT Infrastructure.

  • Applies advanced skills in multiple technical areas such as Containerization, Automation, Cloud Platforms, Hardware/Software Administration, Enterprise Architecture & Best Practices, and Security & Compliance to improve operational reliability and IT maturity.

  • Helps define and implement best practices for pipelined automation, CI/CD & DevOps, containerization & Kubernetes orchestration.

  • Partners with Enterprise Architecture, maintaining the strategy and vision of AAG’s technology systems and ensuring alignment of forward-looking strategies and roadmaps.

  • Takes initiative to research, develop, and communicate technology roadmaps, opportunities, and constraints to IT leadership.

  • Applies industry best practices to the continuous process improvement life cycle that drives operational excellence.

  • Participates in the team’s On-Call rotation schedule.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • 2 years of technical IT experience, or related area.

  • Bachelor’s degree, or an additional two years of relevant training/experience in lieu of this degree.

  • Ability to deploy and maintain CI/CD pipelines across multiple environments.

  • Ability to develop code using standard coding best practices.

  • Experience with containerization, clustering, service mesh, and pipeline automation (Docker, OpenShift, Kubernetes, GKE, AKS, etc.).

  • Experience with datacenter environments (AD, VMware, Citrix, NetApp, Cisco, F5, SCCM, etc.).

  • Experience with hosted cloud environments (Azure, AWS, Google, etc.).

  • Experience with enterprise operating systems (Windows Server, Windows 10, Enterprise Linux, etc.).

  • Experience implementing automation, effective monitoring, and infrastructure-as-code.

  • Ability to automate our operational processes as needed, with accuracy and in compliance with our security requirements, all while ensuring that all meet our customer service standards and reduce errors.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum age of 18.

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


  • Experience with Agile methodologies, system development lifecycles, and DevOps best practices.

  • Experience applying ITIL and IT process best practices.

  • Experience conveying knowledge to diverse groups of people, such as classes, brown bag meetings, or seminars to ensure a consistent application of standards is established.

  • Effective communication skills (e.g., verbal, written, and listening).

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

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

Total Rewards

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air pay and benefits can vary by company, location, number of regularly scheduled hours worked, length of employment, and employment status.

  • Free stand-by travel privileges on Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air

  • Comprehensive well-being programs including medical, dental and vision benefits

  • Generous 401k match program

  • Quarterly and annual bonus plans

  • Generous holiday and paid time off

For more information about Alaska/Horizon Total Rewards please visit our career site and view benefits.

FLSA Status Exempt
Employment Type Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Apply by 7:00 PM Pacific Time on 12/31/2022
Location Remote
Equal Employment Opportunity We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees and do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information (including family medical history), political views or activity, or other legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law. We may use your information to maintain the safety and security of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, its employees, and others as required or permitted by law. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Requisition Type Management
Job Locations USA-RM-Remote | USA-WA-Seattle
Requisition ID 2022-9381
Category Corporate & Operations