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United Airlines Senior Developer/Architect - Salesforce 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

The Senior Developer plays an important role in creating and maintaining the strategic partnership between business needs and technology delivery. The Senior Developer/Architect - Salesforce role is 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 maximize the benefit of IT and Business investments. This individual should be experienced and self - sufficient in performing his/her responsibilities requiring little supervision, but general guidance and direction.

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

  • Hands-on development, Support and troubleshoot 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 enhancements

  • Consults across multiple United Information Technology projects and technology areas to perform troubleshooting, 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

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

  • Keeps abreast 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 stakeholders 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


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Management Information Systems and/or equivalent work experience

  • 5+ years of experience in design, development, documenting, testing, and debugging of new and existing software systems and/or applications for market sale or large-scale proprietary software for internal use

  • 3+ years of experience in Salesforce custom development

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of Salesforce application architecture, Governor’s limit, and development components such as Visual Force, SOQL, Apex Classes and Triggers, JQuery, APIs, Process Builder, Approval process, etc.

  • Knowledge and experience working with Salesforce as a Developer

  • Experience using source control and continuous integration

  • Experience with SOA including SOAP and REST API integrations

  • Experience with relational database design and development

  • Experience in Salesforce based UI development including custom Javascript and CSS.

  • Self -starter who takes initiative and is proactive

  • Ability to prioritize a high volume of tasks

  • Ability to communicate at all levels of the organization, including management and end-users.

  • Exhibit written and spoken English fluency

  • Must be legally authorized to work in India for any employer without sponsorship

  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification

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

  • 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 triage or analysis of situations for production support

  • Excel with on time delivery with minimal supervision

  • Effective verbal and written communicator

  • Effective participant of requirements gathering, requirements analysis

  • 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


  • Master's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems

  • Salesforce Certifications

  • Using Angular JS based UI pages in Salesforce Visualforce pages.

  • Airlines industry experience

  • Prior .NET development experience.

  • Will be able to work remotely

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

Division: 47 Technology/IT

Function: Information Technology

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled