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Alaska Airlines Manager Software Engineering 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 information technology (IT) professionals. Our technology teams are regularly improving 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 as 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

This role is responsible for executing on the strategy for digital services at Alaska. As a people and technical leader, this role leads and establishes the priorities and people culture for software engineering teams to innovate, support engagement, retention and safety. Additionally, this role will focus on our technical and product health by modernizing our platform. This leader partners closely with scrum masters, product owners, product managers, product designers and user experience to define, refine and drive delivery, facilitate and own technical decisions.

Key Duties

  • Lead a team of multi-disciplined software engineers and establish priorities for system technical capabilities.

  • Makes decisions related to technical oversight with the team, including architecture, DevOps, coding, and quality assurance practices.

  • Accountable for quality focused software delivery, including new build and implementation of software.

  • Responsible for the team’s delivery of robust, scalable, reliable and highly available technical solutions.

  • Works with product owners and managers to assist with product roadmaps.

  • Manage and support evolving Agile software delivery teams, data driven approach and ability to measure delivery performance.

  • Develop people through effective performance management and ongoing feedback, focusing on delegation for stretch assignments, growing and developing the team for capacity and growth, looking at performance across the team, and time management.

  • Shapes an inclusive culture of team to attract strong talent while thriving in innovation, rapid technology adoption, continuous improvement, collaborative teamwork and delivery of quality technology solutions.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • 5 years of software engineering experience.

  • 2 years of leadership experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree with a focus in computer science or related field, or an additional two years of relevant training/experience in lieu of this degree.

  • Strong software and data structure design, development and architecture experience.

  • Experience delivering modern software, apps, or systems at scale for large customer bases.

  • Demonstrated ability in supporting diverse and inclusive cultures.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum age of 18.

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


  • Experience in large scale iOS application development and deployment.

  • Well-versed in current DevSecOps engineering practices.

  • Experience in managing multiple scrum delivery teams.

  • Experience in critical application support and site reliability engineering.

  • Experience managing vendors, contractors, and/or off-shore delivery teams.

  • Experience in travel industry.

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.

  • 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 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-WA-Seattle
Requisition ID 2022-8517
Category Software & Technology