Southwest Airlines Co.

  • Sr Analyst

    Post Begin Date 2 weeks ago(8/1/2018 3:00 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Airport Code
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    We are committed to provide our Employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the effectiveness Southwest Airlines. Above all, Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.


    The IT/ Sr. Analyst conducts needs analysis to create quality solutions. The Sr. Analyst ensures solutions are aligned with stated requirements and comply with departmental standards. They manage activities to ensure solutions are delivered ontime and within budget. Sr. Analyst serve as a resource to ensure effective communications.




    Technical Expertise:

    • Effectively applies knowledge and skills analysis, business processes, tools, domains, project methodologies, requirements definitions, and testing to solve a range problems.
    • Partners with other Teammembers to provide advice or solutions within his or her area expertise.
    • Stays informed about current developments within his or her expertise.

    Analytical Expertise:

    • Identifies problems, performs root cause analysis, investigates information, performs impact analysis, and formulates and executes plans to develop solutions.
    • Identifies strengths and weaknesses alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
    • Understands and can estimate effort and value for solutions
    • Understands at a broad level how platforms/architectures are applied to automated business solutions.

    Business Knowledge:

    • Actively engaged in industry, domain, process or trends.

    Task Management:

    • Acts as a coordination and facilitation point for organizing work efforts.
    • Sets up or follows established procedures to ensure high quality work.
    • Understands dependency identification processes in work, verifies information and carefully reviews and checks the accuracy own work.
    • Establishes or follows prioritization processes to drive work, and has a sense urgency about getting work completed.
    • Looks for and seizes opportunities to do more or to do things better.


    • Appropriately shares ideas and information with others
    • Practices attentive and active listening.
    • Ensures that regular and consistent communications take place.
    • Expresses ideas as well as business or technical requirements clearly and concisely in writing using appropriate levels summary and synthesis.
    • Expresses oneself clearly in conversation and interaction with others.
    • Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description.
    • May perform other job duties as directed by Employee’s Leaders.






    • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent education required. 
    • Must be at least 18 years age. 
    • Authorization to work in the U.S. for any employer required, with no sponsorship needed now or in the future an employment-based visa.



    • BS, Business, Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Systems, or equivalent formal training required.


    • Minimum 5 years work experience as an Analyst or equivalent position (Technology Analyst, Business Analyst) required.
    • Experience in Agile and/or SAFe preferred. 


    • May require extended work hours per Leaders' request.



    Core Knowledge:

    • Advanced knowledge business analysis, process modeling and redesign.
    • Advanced knowledge technical environments.
    • Advanced knowledge software development methodologies.

    Critical Skills:

    • Excellent partnering, communication, and negotiation skills in working with various Teams and/or external partners.
    • Able to analyze large, complex, or vague Business or technical problems, articulating the problem or root cause, and translating the analysis into viable solution recommendations.
    • Able to work effectively in a strong Customer service / team oriented environment.
    • Able to research, create, and document requirements, processes, and technical specifications.
    • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple and widely varied work streams / tasks.
    • Able to take on multiple assignments, whether administrative or project related, while maintaining a successful level of completion in all responsible work.  Able to mentor others to do the same.
    • Able to develop, present and effectively communicate ideas and strategies to a variety of audiences.
    • Able to teach and mentor others concerning technical and business subjects.



    • Limited travel with potential for increased/decreased travel based upon Department needs.
    • Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines.
    • Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines. 
    • Must be aU.S citizen or have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act 1986.



    Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  


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