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United Airlines Senior Developer - Mobile Applications in Chicago, Illinois

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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

Mobile is the future. If you're interested in a career that involves using the latest Mobile and most modern technologies, please look no further. United is seeking talented and motivated Mobile developers to be a part of their teams in Houston, TX. This position will be responsible for developing and maintaining critical mobile applications that support our Flight Attendants. This team will member be passionate about new technology, while at the same time able to understand the needs of our customers and how emerging technology can improve the customer experience.

  • Partner with the business and IT to prepare and program various projects related to the latest Mobile technologies

  • Deliver across the entire app life cycle from concept, design, build, deploy, test, release to app stores and support

  • Possess a deep knowledge of iPhone & Android frameworks. Deliver state of the art iOS & Android mobile experiences across the different functions

  • Understand back-end system/services to access when building out fronts for testing

  • Ability to creatively architect and design programs to meet the goals and requirements of various projects

  • Quickly integrate and update projects

  • Contribute to the team effort by accomplishing project tasks on schedule and by interacting with other developers

  • These solutions are mission critical and crucial to various front-end as well as server based applications

  • Provide technical insight on existing mobile platforms to improve performance, availability and utilization optimizations

  • Performs research and development to evaluate emerging technologies and their potential to optimize the platform

  • Evaluate, suggest and implement third party software as needed.

  • Make efficient use of source control and bug tracking systems

  • Reviews estimates for software development and delivery to ensure quality and accuracy

  • Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability and general reliability

  • Partner with the business and IT teams to test and iterate on developed software and programs

  • Prepare projects for hand-off and deployments as “proof concepts” move to production

  • Ability to quickly adapt to changes and learning from field testing

  • Participate in mentoring and skills transfer to junior members of the team

  • Participate in software code reviews to ensure the creation of high-quality, robust code by all team members

  • Provide tier 3 support to all the Mobile platforms as and when required


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems and/or equivalent work experience

  • 5 or more years of experience in mobile application design, development, installation and modification of software

  • 2+ years of experience with iPhone and/or Android development platforms

  • Experience developing native iOS Apps: Swift, iOS SDK, and XCODE

  • Experience integrating with RESTful API's and JSON

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Able to manage multiple priorities and deliverables, both short and long-term, in a busy and aggressive environment

  • Must be self-motivated, possess strong communication skills and be able to work in a team oriented environment

  • 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


  • Basic knowledge of networking is a plus

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

Division: 47 Technology/IT

Function: Information Technology

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled