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United Airlines Principal Developer - IT in Chicago, Illinois

The United IT team designs, develops and maintains massively scaling technology solutions that are brought to life with innovative architectures, data analytics and digital solutions.

Job overview and responsibilities

As the Principle REACT Developer, you will lead the modernization and architecture of United.com. In this role, you will be part of a team that designs, develops and launches efficient quality 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 maximize the benefit of IT and Business investments. The Developer is experienced and self - sufficient in performing his/her responsibilities requiring little supervision, but general guidance and direction.

  • Lead the design, development, and planning for the software architecture for United Web platform

  • Solve complex performance problems and architectural challenges

  • Perform code reviews and mentor your peers

  • Serve as an integral member of the development team to create practical solutions in Agile/DevOps environment

  • Ensure consistency with an established software development architecture

  • Analyze and interpret requirements from Business and UX Design Team

  • Introduce new technologies and best practices as needed to solve business problems

  • Help to troubleshoot, test, and maintain the quality and security of the platform

  • Work in an Agile environment


  • BS/BA, preferably in a technical or scientific field or equivalent experience, education or training

  • 7+ years of experience in application design, development, installation and modification of web applications

  • 5+ years of experience in developing in JavaScript with React v16 & 17, Redux, Webpack and ES6 or equivalent experience

  • Advance knowledge of development methodologies, software design and design patterns, integration standards as well as its applicability at coding and testing cycles

  • Advance knowledge of software engineering best practices such as: versioning and versioning control, software packaging and software release management using GitHub

  • Effective Communication (verbal + written)

  • Excel at triage or analysis of situations for production support

  • Proficient with on time delivery with minimal supervision

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

  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification


  • OOO Experience in C++, C#, or, Java

  • HTML, Java Script, CSS

  • Couchbase, DynamoDB or NoSQL DB, Relational DB Experience

  • Git/GitHub Code Repositories

  • TeamCity or equivalent Configuration tools

  • Dev Ops Experience using AWS tools

  • Cloud technologies AWS including CDN

  • UI Analytics (Google Analytics, Quantum Metrics)

  • App Performing Tools

  • Mobile Web Technologies

  • Exposure to Couchbase NoSQL DB and/or Dynamo

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

Division: 47 Technology/IT

Function: Information Technology

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled