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United Airlines Senior Developer - IT in Houston, Texas

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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

United Airlines’ Customer Technology Platform department partners with business and technology leaders across the company to create services and applications across key airline functionalities such as Booking, Check-in, Payment, Reservation systems and Operational Systems to help support the commercial and digital Channels of United.

As a senior software developer, you will be responsible for the development of mission critical applications, while working with a team of developers. You will design, develop, document, test and debug new and existing applications. Additionally, as a senior developer, you will build these applications with a focus on delivering cloud based solutions. The individual will use leading edge technologies and enterprise grade integration software daily. You will be relied upon to help take this team to the next level from a technological standpoint.

  • Participate in full development life cycle including requirements analysis and design

  • Serve as technical expert on development project

  • Write technical specifications based on conceptual design and stated business requirements

  • Support, maintain, and document software functionality

  • Identify and evaluate new technologies for implementation

  • Analyze code to find causes of errors and revise programs as needed

  • Participate in software design meetings and analyze user needs to determine technical requirements

  • Consult with end user to prototype, refine, test, and debug programs to meet needs

  • Recognized as expert in field, knowledgeable of emerging trends and industry practices

  • Conducts the most complex and vital work critical to the organization

  • Works without supervision with complete latitude for independent judgment

  • May mentor less experienced peers and display leadership as needed

Requir ed

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Management Information Systems and/or equivalent work experience

  • 5+ years of experience in design, development, documenting, testing, and debugging of new and existing software systems and/or applications for market sale or large-scale proprietary software for internal use

  • 5+ years of experience with Software Development Languages & Tools, C#, Asp.NET/MVC, Web API, WCF, MS Visual Studio, MS TFS

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft .NET Framework, SQL and Design Patterns

  • Excellent knowledge of Object Oriented systems design, Application Development, Messaging and In-memory Distributed Caching platforms (like CouchBase)

  • Proficiency in Software Development best practices such as - Continuous Integration, Unit / Integration testing, Code reviews

  • Familiarity with native Cloud technologies/patterns (AWS/Azure), Docker containers and Container Orchestration platforms such as Kubernetes

  • Thorough knowledge and experience with Microsoft Technology Stack, Windows Server OS (2012, 2016), IIS 7, 7.5, MSMQ, Net Framework 4.0 or higher

  • Worked closely with the architect for development of applications

  • 3 years of IT experience developing business critical applications

  • Travel within US and India may be needed

  • Exhibit written and spoken English fluency

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


  • Master's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems

  • 2 years of Experience with the Cloud Computing – AWS, Azure, .Net Core, Couchbase Data Platform

  • Project Experience with Cloud Computing – AWS, Openshift, ActiveMQ, Docker Containers

  • Airlines industry experience

  • Experience with PCI DSS

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

Division: 47 Technology/IT

Function: Information Technology

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled