Senior Developer - Information Technology

United Airlines Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 2 months ago

There's never been a more exciting time to join United Airlines. We're on a path towards becoming the best airline in the history of aviation. Our shared purpose

  • Connecting People, Uniting the World - is about more than getting people from one place to another. It also means that as a global company that operates in hundreds of locations around the world with millions of customers and tens of thousands of employees, we have a unique responsibility to uplift and provide opportunities in the places where we work, live and fly, and we can only do that with a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. And we're growing - in the years ahead, we'll hire tens of thousands of people across every area of the airline. Our careers include a competitive benefits package aimed at keeping you happy, healthy and well-traveled. From employee-run "Business Resource Group" communities to world-class benefits like parental leave, 401k and privileges like space available travel, United is truly a one-of-a-kind place to work. Are you ready to travel the world?

We believe that inclusion propels innovation and is the foundation of all that we do. United's Digital Technology team spans the globe and is made up of diverse individuals all working together with cutting-edge technology to build the best airline in the history of aviation. Our team designs, develops and maintains massively scaling technology solutions brought to life with innovative architectures, data analytics, and digital solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

The Senior Developer plays a meaningful role in crafting and maintaining the strategic partnership between business needs and technology delivery. The Senior Developer's role is to lead the efforts to plan, design, develop and launch efficient systems and solutions in support of core organizational functions. This individual will apply proven communication, analytical and problem-solving skills to help identify, communicate and resolve issues, opportunities or problems in order to enhance the benefit of IT and Business investments. The Principal Developer is highly qualified and has decision-making authority. The Principal Developer is self - sufficient, requires no direct supervision, and mentors/coaches others. The Principal Developer has extensive knowledge/experience across multiple technologies and business areas.

  • Leads the design, development, and planning for solutions and technology standards to solve complex business problems

  • Hands-on development, support and fix software systems as required, optimizing performance, resolving problems, and providing follow-up on all issues and solutions

  • Ensures that systems are properly integrated

  • Works with business, support, or development teams recommending system improvements

  • Consults across multiple United Information Technology projects and technology areas to perform problem management, root-cause analysis, and solution implementation

  • Serves as a resource for technology/project development review and technical assessments

  • Ensures that the technical solutions meet the customers' business goals

  • Provide consultation and technical leadership in project life cycle planning

  • Ensures consistency and coherence to the enterprise standards and guiding principles throughout the application lifecycle

  • Finds opportunities to leverage/influence the direction for existing infrastructure and application components

  • Stays ahead of industry trends through benchmarking, participation in professional associations etc. in order to advise others of strategic technology direction

  • Provides feedback to the enterprise technology owners and Architects regarding future solution needs

  • Understands and applies the enterprise vision and strategy to the project solution while balancing tactical needs to deliver

  • Partner with various business and IT customers in defining domain architecture strategy

  • Demonstrate exceptional knowledge of application architecture and architecture constructs as it connects to the enterprise architecture

  • Demonstrate mastery of the application of development domain areas and multiple technologies and tool set

  • Demonstrate mastery of software engineer

United values diverse experiences, perspectives, and we encourage everyone who meets the minimum qualifications to apply. While having the "desired" qualifications make for a stronger candidate, we encourage applicants who may not feel they check ALL of those boxes! We are always looking for individuals who will bring something new to the table!

What's needed to succeed (Minimum Qualifications):

  • Bachelors in Computer Science/Information Technology or related field

  • 5+ experience with Node JS developing APIs

  • 5 years demonstrated ability implementing AWS technologies (Lambda, CloudFront, Cognito, route53, Dynamo DB, ECS, EC2, S3, RDS, API Gateway)

  • Experience with Cloud Automation Development Tool such as Git, Python/Bash/Powershell Scripting

  • Experience with Docker, including management and deployment using a scheduler such as the Elastic Container Service or Kubernetes

  • Thorough knowledge of Docker, Docker Compose, Docker Swarm or similar container technologies

  • Event Processing; Tibco & Kafka integrations

  • Experience in RESTful APIs

  • Experience in CI/CD, TeamCity, GitHub

  • Experience in agile environment

  • Understands Technology systems & applications

  • Vendor management and negotiation

  • Exceptional at coding and on time delivery of quality components and or applications

  • Exceptional at component and unit testing of following standard practices and methodologies

  • Exceptional applying the technologies and domain knowledge with the delivery of developed components or integrated components

  • Exceptional at working problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires review of a variety of factors

  • Exceptional at triage or analysis of situations for production support

  • Effective participant of requirements gathering, requirements analysis

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

What will help you propel from the pack (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Knowledge of Python and/or other scripting languages (express.js, next.js)

  • Knowledge of Java

  • Airline Maintenance systems development

United Airlines is an equal opportunity employer. United Airlines recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, age, veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions. Please contact JobAccommodations@united.com to request accommodation.

Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT
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