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United Airlines Senior Developer– IT (SHARES OPEN) in Chicago, Illinois

This position can be in Chicago, Houston or Cerritos, Ca

Sr. TPF Developer - IT

As we transform our core customer technology platforms, we invite you to join the team in enabling the journey!

The role of the Sr. TPF Developer is to plan, design, develop and launch solutions in support of United’s Passenger Service Systems (PSS) Environment and SHARES TPF (IBM-Transaction Processing Facility) platform. He/She will be a lead developer and will lead the team to design and implement solutions that solve complex business problems.

Responsibilities:

Interface

• Apply proven communication, analytical and problem-solving skills to help identify, communicate and resolve issues, opportunities or problems to maximize the benefit of IT and Business investments

• Accountable for high quality delivery of critical enterprise projects on schedule, managing service levels for production support and timely responses to production defects or critical incidents.

• Maintain effective working relationships with key business and technical stakeholders

• Work with business, support, and technical teams to recommend appropriate system enhancements

• Ensure that technical solutions meet the customer business requirements

• Engage and ensure effective and timely delivery of deliverables and tasks

Delivery / Support

• Perform hands-on development, support and troubleshooting of software systems as required, optimizing performance, resolving problems, and providing follow-up on all issues and solutions

• Ensure that systems are properly integrated

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

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

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

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

• Understand and apply the enterprise vision and strategy to the project solution while balancing tactical needs to deliver

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

• Perform applications and component design following a prescribed architecture and technology footprint

People & Administrative Functions

• Keep lines of communications open and communicate emerging issues, risks and progress in a timely manner with leaders and stakeholders

• Provide consultation and technical expertise in project life cycle planning and execution including troubleshooting, problem management, root-cause analysis, and solution implementation

• Keep abreast of industry trends through benchmarking, participation in professional associations etc. to advise others of strategic technology direction

• Facilitate the continuous creation and maintenance of the strategic partnership between business needs and technology delivery.

Required Education/Knowledge/Skills/Experience:

Education / Certification

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

Knowledge /Skills

• In depth knowledge of the TPF application development environment and tool sets

• Understanding and familiarity of TPF Assembler

• TPF/DF database design and development

• Self – sufficient, requires no direct supervision, and mentors/coaches others

• Demonstrates knowledge/experience across multiple technologies and business areas.

• Problem solver

• Attention to detail

• 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 utilizing 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

• Proficient at delivering on time with minimal supervision

Experience

• 5+ years of experience in application design, development, installation and modification of software in the TPF environment

Other

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

•Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification

•Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position

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Preferred Education/Knowledge/Skills/Experience:

• TPF C+• SPM (Structured Programming Macros)

• Subject Matter Expert (SME) in one or more Airline functional areas such as Ticketing, ACI, Schedules/Availability

• In depth knowledge of;

o SDLC processes, inputs/outputs, standards and best practices

o development methodologies, software design and design patterns, integration standards as well as its applicability at coding and testing cycles.

o software engineering best practices such as versioning and versioning control, software packaging and software release management

• General knowledge of overall Technology & Systems integration

• General knowledge of IATA and related industry standards

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

Division: 47 Technology/IT

Function: Information Technology

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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