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AAR Aircraft & Engine Group
Location: Illinois, United States
Job type: Contract/Locum
Contact: No Name
Category: Software Engineer



AAR is a leading provider of diverse products and services to the worldwide commercial aviation and government/defense industries. AAR combines a close-to-the-customer business model with a broad range of capabilities to help customers operate more efficiently, lower costs and maintain high levels of quality, safety and service. AAR is a financially stable, dedicated partner with an enduring commitment to innovation, execution, continuous improvement and customer value.


We are looking for a Sr. Software Engineer to drive the technical development activities for AAR Digital Services. This role will have multiple responsibilities tied to AAR Digital Services core mission, enabling the digital transformation of our business units and establishing new revenue streams.




The initial responsibilities of this role are to build out our customer engagement portal for parts, programs and services as well as help to productize existing assets along our Aviation Supply Chain offerings and repairs management.


The senior software engineer will:

-Become the technical leader for internal and external facing digital projects

-Advise IT architects, managers, and executives on technology decisions and emerging trends

-Partner with business and product management teams to design, build, and maintain a robust platform and required interfaces for real time data and transaction processing

-Lead the evaluation of emerging technologies and usage of platform components

-Resolve complex design challenges, balancing the need for rapid delivery with the sustainability of developed applications

-Ensure success of application performance by defining and designing to meet enterprise-class non-functional requirements such as performance, availability, and scalability

-Support go-to-market activities and customer adoption

-Oversee work completed by purchased service resources for each project



-Commitment to company values and ethics

-Dependability: personally responsible, completes work in a timely manner, and performs tasks accurately

-Motivation: must maintain a positive attitude and strong work energy

-Time management: ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and effectively deal with tight deadlines and pressure

-Initiative: plans work and carries out tasks without detailed instructions, prepares for problems or opportunities in advance, undertakes additional responsibilities

-Communication: excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills

-Problem Solving: ability to develop and implement new ideas to improve processes

-Analytical skills: must be able to use data to determine cause and effect for complex problem solving

-Organization: very detail oriented and always comes prepared



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.




The ideal candidate will have expertise working in Agile Software Development teams, leading groups of software engineers and analysts to define, build, and test robust software. The right candidate will have a passion for breaking down barriers to generate a high impact user experience and drive required content. Experience and enthusiasm for aviation is definite plus.


-5-10 years of relevant software development experience

-Bachelors degree, MS/MBA preferred

-Extensive knowledge of Service Oriented Architecture and use of cloud-based, software-defined infrastructure -Experience with Java, JavaScript and related coding languages (Node.js, angular, etc.)

-Experience with web design technologies, such as HTML, CSS, XML, SOAP and REST

-Experience with Oracle Database and/or application development frameworks

-Experience with Salesforce and platform capabilities is preferred

-Energetic, doer with strong communications, writing and quantitative skills

-Demonstrated ability to influence people and drive results amongst a diverse team -Strong customer orientation and problem solving skills




The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about the facility. The environment characteristic for this position is an office setting. Candidates should be able to adapt to a traditional business environment.


: Operations

Primary Location

: United States-Illinois-Wood Dale


: Full-time

Overtime Status

: Exempt
Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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