American Airlines Senior Project Manager, IT in Ft Worth, Texas

Location: AA Headquarters 2 (DFW-HDQ2)

Additional Locations: None

Requisition ID: 9931

Job Description

Successful candidate will be responsible for leading IT projects including complex, multi-team projects that integrate data into the American Airlines Enterprise data warehouse utilizing Agile/Scrum methodologies.

This is an entry level Project Manager position and is best suited for some that has completed college and has been working as a developer, project manager, or scrum master for the last 1 to 3 years. Your passion, communication skills, facilitation skills, and ability to work well with others are skills that will be assessed and critical to you being selected for this position.


  • Manages/oversees all aspects of assigned projects (including definition of project scope/vision, roadmap, status reporting, project development, and implementation)

  • Interfaces with project stakeholders at all levels of management to ensure project priorities are aligned with business needs and expectations

  • Ensures that appropriate project documentation and deliverables are clearly defined and delivered

  • Facilitate / Manage project meetings (all Agile meetings – Iteration 0, Iteration Planning, Demo & Retrospective, Daily Stand-up, Backlog Grooming); completes project tracking/analysis reports

  • Tracks and updates project status in a proactive manner as it relates to project progress, budget/cost, issues, risks, and risk mitigation plans

  • Mentor / Coach Agile teams to ensure their adoption and successful use of Agile@American practices

Job Qualifications


  • 1+ years IT project management experience for both large and small projects is preferred

  • 1+ years leading projects utilizing Agile/Scrum Methodologies is highly desired

  • Prior data warehouse or application development experience is a plus

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, professional presentation skills, be team oriented, and a self-starter

  • Experience with Agile life cycle managements tools, such as Rally, is highly preferred

  • Certification in Project Management by a recognized project management organization (such as the Project Management Institute—PMI, or Certified Scrum Master) is a plus

  • Experience leading, coaching, and mentoring teams leveraging Agile methodologies with strong focus on continuous improvement and developing self-organizing teams

  • Experience leveraging Agile / Scrum methods with both co-located and distributed teams is a preferred

  • Strong facilitation, collaboration, and negotiations skills required

  • SharePoint experience preferred for team collaboration

  • Airline/Travel industry experience is a plus

Additional Locations: None

Requisition ID: 9931

Discrimination and all unlawful harassment (including sexual harassment) in employment is not tolerated. We encourage success based on our individual merits and abilities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or employment status. We support and obey laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. American Airlines, Inc fully considers all qualified applicants including those with a criminal history.