United Airlines Principal Developer - Information Technology in Houston, Texas

Principal Developer - Information Technology


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Principal Developer - Information Technology

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As a Principal Developer at United Airlines, you play a Critical role in creating and maintaining the strategic partnership between business needs and technology delivery. You will lead the efforts to plan, design, develop and launch efficient systems and solutions in support of core organizational functions. By applying proven communication, analytical and problem-solving skills you’ll help identify, communicate and resolve issues, opportunities or problems in order to maximize the benefit of IT and Business investments. Highly experienced, you’ll have decision-making authority plus you’ll mentor/coach others with you extensive knowledge/experience across multiple technologies and business areas.


  • Leads the design, development, and planning for solutions and technology standards to solve complex business problems

  • Ensures that systems are properly integrated

  • Works with business, support, or development teams recommending system enhancements

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

  • Ensures that the technical solutions meet the customers’ business goals

  • Provide consultation and technical leadership in project life cycle planning

  • 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

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

  • Demonstrate mastery of the application of development domain areas and multiple technologies and tool set



  • BS/BA (preferably in a technical or scientific field) and/or equivalent work experience required



  • Effective Communication (verbal + written)

  • Understands Technology systems & applications

  • Exceptional at:

  • Coding and on time delivery of quality components and or applications

  • Component and unit testing of following standard practices and methodologies

  • Triage or analysis of situations for production support

  • Excel with on time delivery with minimal supervision

  • Effective participant of requirements gathering, requirements analysis

  • Excel at applications and component design following a prescribed architecture and technology footprint

  • Proficient at working problems of high complexity, medium size scope


  • 7+ years of experience in application design, development, installation, modification, structured design and implementation of new computing architectures required

  • 3+ years in Industry preferred


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

  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification

  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position



Job Information Technology

Primary Location United States-TX-HQJ - Houston - Corporate Support Center - Jefferson

Organization 47 Technology/IT

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: HQJ00001066-AM