Developer - Information Technology Job at United Airlines, Inc., Chicago, IL

  • United Airlines, Inc.
  • Chicago, IL

Job Description


There's never been a more exciting time to join United Airlines. We're on a path towards becoming the best airline in the history of aviation. Our shared purpose - Connecting People, Uniting the World - is about more than getting people from one place to another. It also means that as a global company that operates in hundreds of locations around the world with millions of customers and tens of thousands of employees, we have a unique responsibility to uplift and provide opportunities in the places where we work, live and fly, and we can only do that with a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. And we're growing - in the years ahead, we'll hire tens of thousands of people across every area of the airline. Our careers include a competitive benefits package aimed at keeping you happy, healthy and well-traveled. From employee-run "Business Resource Group" communities to world-class benefits like parental leave, 401k and privileges like space available travel, United is truly a one-of-a-kind place to work. Are you ready to travel the world?

We believe that inclusion propels innovation and is the foundation of all that we do. United's Digital Technology team spans the globe and is made up of diverse individuals all working together with cutting-edge technology to build the best airline in the history of aviation. Our team designs, develops and maintains massively scaling technology solutions brought to life with innovative architectures, data analytics, and digital solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and implement high-quality software solutions using Java, Spring, Spring Boot, and SQL.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship new features.
  • Continually learn about new programming languages, operating systems, and technologies to keep updated with the industry.
  • Troubleshoot, optimize, and performance-tune existing systems.
  • Participate in all aspects of the software development lifecycle.

United values diverse experiences, perspectives, and we encourage everyone who meets the minimum qualifications to apply. While having the "desired" qualifications make for a stronger candidate, we encourage applicants who may not feel they check ALL of those boxes! We are always looking for individuals who will bring something new to the table!


What's needed to succeed (Minimum Qualifications):

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.
  • 2+ years' experience as a Java Developer or similar role.
  • Solid understanding of Java, Spring, Spring Boot, and SQL.
  • Familiarity with AWS services such as SQS, SNS, ECS, SDK/CDK is a plus.
  • Experience with applications Splunk, DataDog, Dynatrace, AWS Cloudwatch are an advantage.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Open to continuous learning and development opportunities.

What will help you propel from the pack (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Knowledge of airline industry e-tickets, PNRs, and EMDs.
  • Familiarity with United Airlines internal UCD events.

United Airlines is an equal opportunity employer. United Airlines recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, age, veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions. Please contact to request accommodation.

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