United Airlines Senior Architect – Information Technology in Houston, Texas

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Information Technology

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

Recognized expert in an enterprise architecture discipline. Defines roadmaps to bridge the gap from current to future state for business, information and technology capabilities. Provide industry-leading thought leadership - and facilitate development of strategies across multiple disciplines/domains. Facilitate development of architecture patterns and standards. Consult in design of complex enterprise initiatives - and provide guidance to project teams. Consult in design of multiple projects across multiple disciplines/domains. Manage enterprise architecture models and repositories. Communicate and market the enterprise architecture strategy.

Architecture Planning

  • Model the enterprise-wide business and technology capabilities using enterprise architecture modeling techniques and tools

  • Collaborate with other stakeholders in the IT division to evaluate business goals, identify business problems, and propose solutions

  • Decompose business strategies and initiatives into actionable multi-year roadmaps

  • Develop and maintain the centralized EA repository and artifacts

  • Enable strategic and transitional planning of applications, technology, information and business functions across the enterprise

  • Consult with internal and external resources during the selection and implementation of business systems

IT Delivery

  • Works independently with multiple projects to provide direction and align solution architectures to enterprise strategy & multi-year plan

  • Participate in the design of business, information and technology architectures on the basis of cost, functionality and practicality

Organizational Development

  • Facilitate open communication and fact-based decision making

  • Research, identify, and recommend industry best practices for solving business and technology problems

  • Clarify, define, coordinate and direct the work of others

  • Provide guidance to other architects


  • Bachelors degree, preferably in Information Technology or Business or equivalent experience, education, or training

  • Business Acumen

  • Creativity & Innovation

  • Persuasion

  • "Big Picture" Thinker

  • Strategic

  • Communication Skills

  • Technical Expertise

  • Integrity and Trust

  • Prioritization

  • Experience in SOA , Micro services and API Management and Governance, Cloud computing experience with AWS and Azure Application and Security,TOGAF and Software Architecture

  • Principles Experience in travel industry is desirable

  • Two years applicable experience in business, information or technology architecture

  • Experience in leading technical staff or coordinating work across multiple technology teams

  • 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


  • Masters degree

  • Valuing Diversity

  • Negotiation

  • Vendor Management

  • Expertise in design and implementation of complex IT solutions

  • Technical knowledge in area of expertise

  • Awareness of industry best practices and research

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

Division: 47 Technology/IT

Function: Information Technology

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled