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United Airlines Senior Architect - Infrastructure Cybersecurity in Chicago, Illinois

United's Digital Technology team designs, develops, and maintains massively scaling technology solutions brought to life with innovative architectures, data analytics, and digital solutions.

Our Values : At United Airlines, we believe that inclusion propels innovation and is the foundation of all that we do. Our Shared Purpose: "Connecting people. Uniting the world." drives us to be the best airline for our employees, customers, and everyone we serve, and we can only do that with a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. Our team spans the globe and is made up of diverse individuals all working together with cutting-edge technology to build the best airline in the history of aviation.

With multiple employee-run "Business Resource Group" communities and world-class benefits like health insurance, parental leave, and space available travel, United is truly a one-of-a-kind place to work that will make you feel welcome and accepted. Come join our team and help us make a positive impact on the world.

Job overview and responsibilities

The Senior Architect – Infrastructure Cybersecurity supports efforts to mature infrastructure security capabilities for United Airlines. You will be part of a cross-disciplinary Cyber team responsible for full stack security architecture. In this role the Architect will work on the creation and maintenance of security relevant documentation and partner with product, platform, engineering, and operations teams to ensure the adoption of security best practices across the entire application or system lifecycle. The architect with help continuously improve our cyber controls and associated playbooks, workflows, processes and procedures.

  • Identify cybersecurity issues, strengths and weaknesses across various cyber domains and partner organizations that introduce risk and provide solutions

  • Evaluate existing business security strategies, develop and implement improvements and new security architectures that align with our cybersecurity strategy

  • Plan, design, build and test approaches and solutions that are tied to business outcomes and our cybersecurity strategy and vision

  • Track developments and changes across cybersecurity domains while ensuring that new developments are adequately addressed in our cybersecurity strategy

  • Provide cybersecurity guidance when evaluating the impacts of a solution to ensure linkages between our cybersecurity strategy, people, process and technology

  • Participate in and drive security advisory boards and committees, providing security architecture review and process ownership for new and existing solutions

  • Develops, reviews and approves cybersecurity security standards and works with partner cyber domain teams and organization to align on security requirements, while tracking and validating controls are being met

United Airlines is an equal opportunity employer. United Airlines recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.


  • Bachelor's degree

  • 6+ years of technical experience, 3 years directly related to security and architecture

  • Programming language structures and logic

  • Knowledge of the methods, standards, and approaches for describing, analyzing and documenting an enterprise and security architecture

  • Knowledge of common adversary tactics, techniques, and procedures

  • How traffic flows across the network and packet-level analysis

  • Knowledge of cyber defense policies, procedures and regulations

  • 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


  • Master's degree

  • 8+ years of technical experience, 5 years directly related to security and architecture

  • CCNP, CCDP or alternate vendor equivalent

  • AWS Solution Architect Associate, Networking and Security Specializations



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

Division: 47 Technology/IT

Function: Information Technology

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled