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United Airlines Developer - Information Technology in Chicago, Illinois

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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

  • 2+ years required with at least one modern programming language such as Node.js/JavaScript, Python, or flutter

  • Foundational experience with with .NET Core, Java or C# in a professional environment is required

  • Familiarity and experience with AWS technologies (EC2, S3, Lambda, API Gateway, Kinesis)

  • Familiarity and experience with Web Services, REST API and Microservices patterns

  • Understanding of current API security patterns such as OAuth2 and OpenID connect

  • Demonstrate advance knowledge of SDLC processes, inputs/outputs , standards and best practicesActive in the development community (meetup organizer, blog or contributor to open-source software projects)

  • 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 coding and on time delivery of quality components and or applications

  • 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

  • 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


  • Agile Methodologies

  • .Net, C, C++, C#, Java

  • HTML, Java Script (Angular 2.0, JS), CSS

  • SQL, Oracle Experience, Relational DB Experience

  • Code Repositories like TFS

  • Microsoft Office tools, Power point, Excel

  • Chef/Ansible, Configuration tools

  • Dev Ops Experience

  • Infrastructure knowledge

  • Windows Server 2012

  • Cloud technologies Azure, AWS

  • UI Analytics (Google Analytics)

  • Exposure to APPD & Dynatrace

  • Continuous Integration & Continuous Deployment

  • Mobile Technologies

  • Exposure to Couchbase NoSQL DB

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

Division: 47 Technology/IT

Function: Professional Opportunities

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled