United Airlines Project Manager - Information Technology in San Francisco, California

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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

The role of the Project Manager is to plan, execute, and finalize projects of low to medium size and complexity, or components of large projects, according to strict deadlines, and a defined budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan. The Project Manager will also define the project’s objectives with management direction, and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle, using proven communication, analytical and problem-solving skills in order to maximize the benefit of IT and Business investments.

The Project Manager has some project experience and performs his/her responsibilities while receiving direction and supervision from his/her manager.

Some travel may be required (up to 25%) depending on project environments, stakeholder and phase.

  • Responsible for coordination of specific components of a project or a single project of low to medium complexity, priority, and risk

  • With department management, clearly defines the project scope and objectives

  • Oversee the development of the detailed business requirements for assigned component or project to ensure they address the business unit’s objectives

  • Develop a detailed estimate of the level of effort required. Create a project plan for the deliverable objective

  • Track, manage, and adjust the original plan as necessary to ensure success


  • Do you have an Associates Degree or 4 years of equivalent work experience

  • Certification in project management (PMP)

  • Demonstrated use of Microsoft Project, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Visio, and PPM

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Team Player

  • 4 or more years of experience in an IT or business environment

  • 4 or more years direct work experience in a project management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution

  • Successful management of a small size project, or delivery of a specific component of a large project with a Team of 2-5 (direct or matrix) and/or a budget up to $2M

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

  • Demonstrated use of Micrsoft Project and Microsoft Project Web Access

  • Demonstrated use of Microsoft Office, Outlook, Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint


  • Flexible during times of change

  • Demonstrated use of Microsoft SharePoint

  • Demonstrated use of Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)

  • Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment


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

Division: 47 Technology/IT

Function: Information Technology

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled