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United Airlines Senior Data Engineer - Information Technology in Houston, Texas

Seeking a Senior Data Engineer

This exciting role will deepen and broaden your skills with leading edge technologies in the data and analytics space. Team members have a chance to make a difference in operational efficiency and help to improve customer experiences through data-driven insights. Let’s explore!

Job overview and responsibilities

United Airlines is seeking talented people to join the Data Engineering team. Data Engineering organization is responsible for driving data driven insights & innovation to support the data needs for commercial and operational projects with a digital focus. As a Data Engineer on the team:

· You will partner with various teams to define and execute data acquisition, transformation, processing and make data actionable for operational and analytics initiatives that create sustainable revenue and share growth

· Design, develop, and implement streaming and near-real time data pipelines that feed systems that are the operational backbone of our business.

· Execute unit tests and validating expected results to ensure accuracy & integrity of data and applications through analysis, coding, writing clear documentation and problem resolution.

· This role will also drive the adoption of data processing and analysis within the Hadoop environment and help cross train other members of the team

· Leverage strategic and analytical skills to understand and solve customer and business centric questions

· Coordinate and guide cross-functional projects that involve team members across all areas of the enterprise, vendors, external agencies and partners

· Leverage data from a variety of sources to develop data marts and insights that provide a comprehensive understanding of the business

· Develop and implement innovative solutions leading to automation

· Use of Agile methodologies to manage projects

· Mentor and train junior engineers


· BS/BA, in computer science or related STEM field

· We are seeking creative, driven, detail-oriented individuals who enjoy tackling tough problems with data and insights. Individuals who have a natural curiosity and desire to solve problems are encouraged to apply

· 10+ years of IT experience in software development

· 5+ years of development experience using Java, Python, Scala

· 5+ years of experience with Big Data technologies like Hadoop, Hive, HBASE, Kafka, Nifi

· 5+ years of experience with relational database systems like MS SQL Server, Oracle, Teradata

· Must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment for any employer without sponsorship


· Masters in computer science or related STEM field

· Experience with cloud based systems like AWS, AZURE or Google Cloud

· Certified Developer / Architect on AWS

· Strong experience with continuous integration & delivery using Agile methodologies

· Data engineering experience with transportation/airline industry

· Strong problem-solving skills

· Strong knowledge in Big Data

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

Division: 21 Digital Products & Analytics

Function: Information Technology

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled