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United Airlines Senior Software Engineer 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

As a Senior Developer, you will help lead the modernization of You will be responsible for the design and development of the GUI and API layer of the new JavaScript front end code base. This role is for a special team that works across the entire platform with a focus on architecture, code quality, and performance.

We are looking for an expert level developer who is willing to take on highly technical projects and bring fresh ideas on how to improve the website. This role will require someone who is self-motivated, has a broad understanding of technology, and can thrive in a small independent team that works on distinct and high value projects.

  • Take responsibility for the design and development of United’s front-end platform

  • Solve architectural and design challenges around scale, quality, and performance

  • Review code and mentor peers

  • Maintain the stability of the site


  • 5+ years of experience in software development

  • 3+ years of experience in architecting and designing complex large-scale applications

  • 3+ years of expert level knowledge JavaScript experience

  • 3+ years of experience with React/Redux and or Node

  • Experience with GIT and CI/CD solutions such as TeamCity

  • Demonstrated technical leadership in a web application development team

  • Excellent communication and people skills

  • BS/BA, preferably in a technical or scientific field or equivalent experience, education or training

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

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

Division: 47 Technology/IT

Function: Information Technology

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled