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La única forma de solicitar un trabajo en Southwest Airlines es a través de este sitio web. Las tarifas no vuelan aquí: nunca solicitaremos ninguna forma de pago para su solicitud o capacitación*
*Destination 225° es un programa de Southwest Airlines y no hay costo para aplicar; sin embargo, los candidatos que avancen a través del proceso de selección serán responsables de todos los costos incurridos. Lee mas.
Our Technology Direct College Hire Program is a pathway into professional growth opportunities for individuals beginning their careers soon after college graduation. Southwest Airlines® connects People to what’s important in their lives and empowers recent graduates to join our Family.
We know the transition from a college campus to a corporate one isn't always easy, so our Technology Teams set up the College Hire and Intern Program (CHIP). CHIP provides its members an opportunity to build professional relationships and develop meaningful connections to set them up for success in their careers at Southwest®!
Fill out the form below to stay connected and learn more about opportunities at Southwest®.
Our planes are always in the clouds, and so is our technology. We utilize cutting-edge cloud computing and API technology every day to connect our Passengers to what's important in their lives.
DevOps is a culture and mindset that pervades our Technology Teams. As a practice, DevOps enables organizations to optimize speed and efficiency across technology functions. That efficiency allows us to operate more effectively every day.
Our Technology Department is constantly growing and adding to our Tech Stack! Although not a complete list, common technologies used across our environments include:
Back end: Java, Spring (boot), Restful web services, Oracle
Mobile: Swift, Android, iOS, Native
Hear from some of our College Hire Technology Associates:
"My Leader has been extremely patient and helpful as I’ve onboarded onto the Team. We have weekly one-on-one meetings to ensure that I’m getting any assistance needed. Not only that, as I work between two pods, everyone I’ve worked with is willing to step in any time I have a question. They’ve helped me to fully understand that no question is a dumb question.
Also, it’s been so rewarding to be a part of the Team as we migrate our data and processes from on-premises to the cloud. In the short three months that I’ve been a part of the Team, I can see how far this project has come and I’m so excited play a part as it continues."
Associate Software Engineer
"The CHIP Program has completely defined the start of my career by providing me with the resources to acclimate to my first full time job out of college with a class of recent college grads in the same phase of life. It’s provided me the opportunity to feel the Southwest Culture through various events, as well as support from Coworkers within the program and its Leaders. The CHIP program community gives me confidence in my career as well as friends that will last a lifetime. I’m so grateful I was recruited to join this amazing Company."
“I've been at Southwest since 2019, and had the pleasure of working in Air Operations where I’ve met some of the most amazing folks. With the help of CHIP I’ve been able to not only meet, but connect with other wonderful People. I’ve also received opportunities to strengthen our diversity efforts by being part of the diversity committee for CHIP! Diversity is a big part of my life, and I’m very thankful CHIP allowed me to contribute toward this effort.”
Associate Software Engineer
Come join a Family with Heart.
Southwest is committed to our world-famous Culture. Not only do we have fun at work, but we're proud we’ve never conducted involuntary terminations or furloughs in our 50 years of service. These are just a couple reasons why we have been recognized as a best place to work by Indeed and Glassdoor.