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United Airlines Developer - Information Technology in Houston, Texas

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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 Developer plays an important role in creating and maintaining the strategic partnership between business needs and technology delivery. The Developer's 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. The Developer is experienced and self - sufficient in performing his/her responsibilities requiring little supervision, but general guidance and direction.

  • Design, develop and modify software applications/systems according to specifications

  • Consults with Business Analysts and business partners on potential software solutions for business specifications

  • Provides support to the software development leads (Senior Developer) during the design portion of the SDLC

  • Works on one or more projects; may work as a project leader

  • Works on moderate to complex projects

  • Support and troubleshoot software systems as required, optimizing performance, resolving problems, and providing follow-up on all issues and solutions

  • Develop appropriate software documentation as outlined in IDF

  • Complete comprehensive unit testing on all developed/enhanced software

  • Provides direction tools, technical and process support to less senior developers


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

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

  • Demonstrate advance knowledge of SDLC processes, inputs/outputs, standards and best practices

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

  • Demonstrate advance knowledge of software engineering best practices such as: versioning and versioning control, software packaging and software release management

  • Demonstrate advance knowledge of the application of development domain areas and specific technologies and tool set

  • Creativity & Innovation

  • Persuasion

  • Effective Communication (verbal + written)

  • Knowledgeable of Technology & Systems

  • Technical writer

  • Problem solver

  • Attention to detail

  • Working knowledge of business

  • Excel at component and unit testing of following standard practices and methodologies

  • Excel utilizing the technologies and domain knowledge with the delivery of developed components or integrated components

  • Excel at working problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires review of a variety of factors

  • Excel at triage or analysis of situations for production support

  • Proficient with on time delivery with minimal supervision

  • Effective participant of requirements gathering, requirement analysis

  • Proficient at applications and component design following a prescribed architecture and technology footprint

  • Participate in 24x7 oncall production support rotation

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

  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualificationReliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position


  • Unix/Linux experience

  • Experience with one or more of the following:

  • NodeJS or other modern JavaScript frameworks

  • Java

  • ANSI-C

  • React

  • Angular 4 or higher

  • Oracle, MySQL, Relational DB experience

  • Cloud Technologies, AWS preferred

  • IBM Websphere MQ

  • Infrastructure knowledge

  • Agile Methodologies

  • Dev Ops Experience

  • Code Repositories such as TFS

  • Continuous Integration & Continuous Deployment

  • Exposure to applications performance monitoring tools such as AppD, Logic Monitor, Data Dog

  • Microsoft Office tools: Word, Excel, Powerpoint

  • Work location will be in the Chicago or Houston area with at least 20% periodically travel as a requirement.

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

Division: 47 Technology/IT

Function: Information Technology

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled