United Airlines Senior Automation Engineer in Chicago, Illinois

Senior Engineer – Information Technology Systems

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

Travel subject to service charges/restrictions. Bonuses awarded only under terms of United's policies.



Responsible for the design, testing, evaluation, implementation, and support of various platforms (hardware, operating systems, software, and systems tools). Provide consultation and direct technical support in life cycle planning, problem management, integration, and systems programming. Implement releases, upgrades, and/or changes into the environment. Ensure platform performance and availability meet enterprise objectives through monitoring, timely service restoration, and tuning. Duties may include capacity planning, workload modeling, system maintenance/administration, and diagnostics.


  • Design, build, and implement automation using System Center orchestrator, Ansible, AWS Lambda/Cloudformation, and VMware

  • Read, parse, produce and maintain scripts in code repository and code reviews.

  • Provide direct technical support in problem management, maintenance, integration, and systems programming for automated solutions.

  • Interact with a variety of APIs exposed by different products.

  • Assist in implementing releases, upgrades, and/or changes to the environment.Use of Vmware VCenter, SQL Cluster builds, account access control via automation.


  • BS/BA, preferably in Information Technology or Business or 5 years of equivalent experience.


  • 3+ years Linux or Windows system administration

  • Strong proficiency in shell scripting languages for Windows and Unix/Linux Operating Systems.

  • Strong Unix/Linux or Windows skills. Strong Troubleshooting skills.

  • Proficiency interacting with web services and web APIs.

  • Familiarity with tooling that leverages workflow, runbook, playbook

  • Ability to abstract concepts in order to create reusable solutions.


  • 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

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

Division: 47 Technology/IT

Function: Information Technology

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled