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United Airlines Developer– IT in Chicago, Illinois

This position can be located in Chicago or Houston

Provides leadership in development strategy & planning for the Passenger Service Systems (PSS) Environment and advocates for quality and integrity in the design and implementation of SHARES TPF projects. Works with the business users, analysts, developers, and other IT teams to develop solutions in PSS Platform. Facilitate development of strategies and solutions which allow the PSS platform to interact across multiple disciplines/domains. Applies a broad range of ideas regarding TPF best practices, industry standards, data analysis and management. Consult in design of complex enterprise initiatives - and provide guidance to the SHARES TPF project teams. Recognized across the organization for SHARES expertise and is sought as a resource for resolution of complex PSS problems within their area(s) of expertise (Inventory, Gen Res, Ticketing, ACI)

Responsibilities:

• Leads design, development, and planning for TPF software solutions to solve complex business problems

• Hands-on development, Support and troubleshooting of software systems as required, optimizing performance, resolving problems, and providing follow-up on all issues and solutions

• Ensures that systems are properly integrated

• Works with business, support, or development teams to recommend appropriate system enhancements

• Consults across multiple United Information Technology projects and technology areas to perform troubleshooting, problem management, root-cause analysis, and solution implementation

• Serves as a resource for technology/project development review and technical assessments

• Ensures that technical solutions meet the customer business requirements

• Provide consultation and technical expertise in project life cycle planning and execution

• Demonstrate exceptional knowledge of the TPF application development domain and related tool sets

• Ensures consistency and coherence to the enterprise standards and guiding principles throughout the application lifecycle

• Identifies opportunities to leverage/influence the direction for existing infrastructure and application components

• Keeps abreast of industry trends through benchmarking, participation in professional associations etc. in order to advise others of strategic technology direction

• Provides feedback to the enterprise technology owners and Architects regarding future solution needs

• Understands and applies the enterprise vision and strategy to the project solution while balancing tactical needs to deliver

• Partner with various business and IT stakeholders in defining domain architecture strategy

• Demonstrate knowledge of TPF application architecture andTPF system architecture constructs as it connects to the enterprise architecture

Required:

• 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 in the zTPF environment

• zTPF Assembler

• TPF/DF database design and develpment

• Creativity & Innovation – Ability to define new, original ideas and successfully implement them across an organization. Involves an ability to think “outside-in”, assess conventional work products and processes, define new concepts, and manage change across organization in implementing them.

• Persuasion – Ability to engage and enroll others in an initiative – both individually and in a group setting. Involves articulating new possibility for others – and leading and engaging others in direct, positive, meaningful conversations.

• Communication Skills- Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with all levels of employees and management, capable of successful formal and informal communication, speaks and writes clearly and understandably at right level.

• Integrity and Trust - Involves being widely trusted, being seen as a direct, truthful individual, can present unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner, keeps confidences, admits mistakes, and doesn’t misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.

• Problem solver

• Attention to detail

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

• Exceptional at component and unit testing of following standard practices and methodologies

• Exceptional utilizing the technologies and domain knowledge with the delivery of developed components or integrated components

• Exceptional at working problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires review of a variety of factors

• Exceptional at triage or analysis of situations for production support

• Proficient with on time delivery with minimal supervision

• Lead participant in requirements gathering and analysis

• Applications and component design following a prescribed architecture and technology footprint

• In depth knowledge of SDLC processes, inputs/outputs , standards and best practices

• In deptht knowledge of development methodologies, software design and design patterns, integration standards as well as its applicability at coding and testing cycles.

• In depth knowledge of software engineering best practices such as versioning and versioning control, software packaging and software release management

• In depth knowledge of the zTPF application development environment and tool sets

• General knowledgeable of overall Technology & Systems integration

• General knowledge of IATA and related industry standards

Other:

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

Preferred:

Masters Degree

• TPF C+• SPM (Structured Programming Macros)

• SME in one or more Airline functional areas such as Ticketing, ACI, Schedules/Availability

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

Division: 47 Technology/IT

Function: Information Technology

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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