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United Airlines Manager - Application Development in Houston, Texas

Join an award-winning team and help shape the future of commercial aviation!

This is a hands-on technical manager role, responsible for the leadership of a team that delivers web and mobile applications that are used daily by United’s Technical Operations team to execute a world-class operation. United’s Technical Operations team is one of the largest Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) organizations in the world. Our team continually innovates to deliver digital solutions to support this complex, dynamic operation.

As a manager, you will lead a team of developers, analysts, and other roles to reliably and successfully deliver within an agile team. You will coach, mentor, and develop others to achieve their best performance. You will be the face of our products with internal customers. A strong application development background with a broad, full stack skillset will be an asset in this role.

Key Responsibilities

  • Actively coach and develop team members’ technical and soft skills

  • Ensure on-time and high-quality product delivery

  • Lead the technical design of new applications and new features

  • Estimate work in support of sprint and release planning as well as long-range roadmapping

  • Identify resource and skill needs to execute on short and long-term product roadmap

  • Support new products through deployment lifecycle

Qualifications - Required

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Engineering

  • 3-5 years of technical lead / management experience in an application development setting

  • Excellent full stack technical skills

  • Exposure to frontend web technologies (e.g. React, Angular, Javascript, HTML 5, CSS 2/3 – specific frameworks not as important as concepts)

  • 3+ years of experience with backend technologies (e.g. C#, .Net, .Net Core, GraphQL, RESTful service development, microservice development, SQL/T-SQL, SQL 2016+, etc.)

  • Strong understanding of development best practices, design patterns, and standards and how to apply them

  • Experience leading an agile development team, including feature/user story development, estimating, unit testing, etc.

  • Exceptional problem solving and analytical skills

  • Proven track-record of ownership and delivery

  • Strong communication skills and ability to clearly present ideas to a variety of technical and non-technical audiences

  • Ability to work in a dynamic, multi-disciplined team

  • A passion for details and quality in delivery

  • Strong planning and organizational skills

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

Qualifications - Preferred

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering

  • Airline industry experience

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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