Manager Applications Development - IT

United Airlines Inc. - Chicago, IL

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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:
The primary purpose of the Manager Applications Development position is to lead a team in the development, implementation and maintenance of business and technical systems. This role is accountable for the evaluation and implementation of standards and procedures, which support the enterprise’s application infrastructure. The manager directs multiple teams of developers involved in the analysis, design and development of large scale applications, which may include both projects and programs. Interacts directly with the client and support team members across the IT organization. Ensures projects/programs are completed within the committed time and budget and are integrated with other software applications.

Business Interface:
Establish and maintain strong business relationships with both senior and operating level business leaders
Understand and provide recommendations for improvement of Business
Processes by leveraging existing IT capabilities.
Identifying improvements to existing IT capabilities and define new strategic IT capabilities
Stay abreast of business of business strategy, goals, objectives and operational performance
Be a Thought Partner, i.e. engaged with Business Owners/Business Process Development
Act as the point of contact and facilitate the work request demand and prioritization process
Educate business partners on roles, responsibilities, processes and deliverables required to ensure effective delivery of new technology solutions
Responsible for escalating, assisting and follow-through on resolution of issues related to delivery of technology solution

Application Delivery/Support:
Accountable for gaining and maintaining alignment of delivery success criteria with business partner
Accountable for effective project management and delivery of work requests and projects within committed budget.
Schedule and quality for individual projects while also meeting overall department performance goals
Accountable for identifying needs, securing commitments and monitoring progress of deliverables from internal and external service provider teams
Provide cost estimates and business case updates
Accountable for ensuring technology solutions comply with architectural standards
Responsible for communication of progress to senior IT and Business leadership
Responsible for organizing and maintaining performance of any application issues in accordance with agreed SLA

IT Process Mgmt. and Administrative:
Accountable for administrative management of 5-10 IT professionals, either as direct reports or sourced – HR administration, Salary administration, Time Reporting, etc.
Define, prioritize, allocate resources, track and provide status reporting of work assignments, projects, programs
Budget and cost management for the projects/programs
Ensure IT application development process disciplines (solution delivery, project management, work requests, QA, etc.) and standards are established, effectively managed and performed.
Provide information and periodic updates to support overall IT performance metrics, monthly project status reporting and quarterly resource planning review.

Organizational Effectiveness / People:
Provide leadership by establishing department and individuals goal.
Responsible for developing and maintaining an overall sourcing plan which includes creative sourcing options and alternatives to ensure supply capacities.
Meet work demand, role and skill set requirements and cost objectives
Responsible for assessing and recommending improvements to the organization structure, roles and responsibilities
Responsible for department and individual performance assessments and improvement plans.
Responsible for coaching, counseling, assisting employees to develop individual career development and training plans.

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering.
Prior application development experience in Angular JS, SpringBoot, any noSQL database, REST services , AWS
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

Master’s degree a plus.
Prior experience delivering mission critical solutions using cloud technologies
Must have demonstrated understanding of performance management, business consulting, project management and applicable technology
Guiding Principles: Community of Respect, Delighting the Customer, Transparency, Accountability, Performance
Experience in application development, multiple major project delivering of med-large scale projects/programs.
Experience required in multiple technical platforms, operating systems, databases and development languages including but not limited to web, mainframe, Unix and Client Server.
Must have worked within a multi-disciplined, cross-functional technical organization with matrixes reporting relationship

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