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United Airlines Senior Manager - DevOps and Architecture in Chicago, Illinois

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Digital Technology - Data Engineering

The United Data Engineering team designs, develops and maintains massively scaling technology solutions that are brought to life with innovative architectures, data analytics and digital solutions. The DE team is building a modern data technology platform in the cloud with advanced DevOps and Machine Learning capabilities.

Team Overview

United Airlines’ Data Engineering partners with business and technology leaders across the company to transform data for data analytics. The Data Engineering team fosters a collaborative environment to unlock enterprise value inherent in the rich data that we have. Making the right data available for experimentation and analytics is a key objective of the team. The team builds, manages, and operationalizes data pipelines to support the business while ensuring data security and governance.

Role overview

We are looking for a Senior Manager, DevOps & Architecture to join United Data Engineering team. This role would be part of a team that is responsible for enterprise-wide Data & analytics environment. In addition to requiring a high level of technical expertise in building enterprise-wide big data infrastructure, you will work closely with peer business teams & Analytics team to innovate around business processes. Ideal candidates will have expertise in all phases of data & software lifecycle management processes.

This opportunity is a great fit for someone with proven leadership experience in DevOps and operations and provides a venue to develop new skills in enterprise cloud and data platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Palantir Foundry, business intelligence tools, and Real time streaming technologies.

As a senior manager, you will play a key role leading a team of DevOps engineers who will look to you for advice on technical and business challenges. You will guide the team and insist on highest standards for quality, maintainability, and performance. You will ensure that DevOps best practices are followed, and the data systems and pipelines are highly-available, scalable and monitored. You will set the strategic direction as well as own and prioritize goals for your team. Successful candidates will be high-bandwidth leaders who can cut through the noise, simplify relentlessly, deliver results, and build great teams around themselves.


  • Develop and enhance DevOps Strategy

  • Apply DevOps technical experience, implement best practices, and expertise throughout all tasks

  • Work with Palantir and AWS tools and services to build/maintain pipelines

  • Ensure CI/CD tool implementations using Configuration-as-Code and Pipeline-as-Code strategies

  • Good knowledge on containerization using Kubernetes

  • Automate AWS implementations for new cloud computing systems or existing systems migrating to cloud architectures

  • Strong development background using python, spark

  • Good experience working with different streaming and batch architectures

  • Collaborate with and across Agile Data Engineering teams to design, develop, test, implement, and support technical solutions in full-stack development tools and technologies

  • Utilize programming languages like Java, Python, PySpark and NoSQL databases and Cloud based data warehousing services such as Redshift

  • Share your passion for staying on top of tech trends, experimenting with, and learning new technologies, participating in internal & external technology communities, and mentoring other members of the engineering community


  • BS Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline or equivalent experience

  • 5+ years of experience leading an DevOps team familiar with large cloud environments, Big Data technologies

  • 5 + years in software development and infrastructure development

  • 3+ years’ experience with Batch and real time streaming

  • 3+ years of experience in managing technical teams and projects

  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Associate or Professional

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate or Professional

  • 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

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

Division: 47 Technology/IT

Function: Information Technology

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled