United Airlines Jobs in Houston Texas

Senior Developer – Mobile Applications

Job Details

Hiring Organization United Airlines
Post Name Senior Developer – Mobile Applications
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Location Houston, Texas, United States 77032


There’s never been a more exciting time to join United Airlines. We’re on a path toward becoming the best airline in the history of aviation. 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 pioneering technology to make United the best airline in the history of aviation.

Mobile is the future. If you’re interested in a career that involves using the latest Mobile and most modern technologies, please look no further. United is seeking talented and motivated Mobile developers to be a part of their teams in Houston, TX.

The Digital Innovation Mobile Developer will partner with the eCommerce team and IT to develop, program, and test various projects dealing with the latest Mobile technologies. In the evolving Digital eCommerce space, new Mobile technologies appear in the market at a frequent pace.

This changing landscape requires a versatile team that is in touch with the market, and passionate about new technology, while at the same time able to understand the needs of our customers and how emerging technology can improve the customer experience.

Only accepting applications with the criteria:

This is a Hybrid Role- must be in either Houston or Chicago areas (or within commutable distance) for occasional onsite as necessary. 


  • Partner with the eCommerce team and IT to prepare and program various projects related to the latest Mobile technologies
  • Deliver across the entire app life cycle from concept, design, build, deployment, test, and release to app stores and support
  • Possess a deep knowledge of iPhone & Android frameworks. Deliver state-of-the-art iOS & Android mobile experiences across the different functions
  • Understand back-end systems/services to access when building out fronts for testing
  • Creatively architect and design programs to meet the goals and requirements of various projects
  • Quickly integrate and update projects
  • Contribute to the team effort by accomplishing project tasks on schedule and by interacting with other developers
  • Solutions are mission-critical and crucial to various front-end as well as server-based applications
  • Provide technical insight on existing mobile platforms to improve performance, availability, and utilization optimizations
  • Perform research and development to evaluate emerging technologies and their potential to optimize the platform
  • Evaluate, suggest and implement third-party software as needed
  • Make efficient use of source control and bug-tracking systems
  • Review estimates for software development and delivery to ensure quality and accuracy
  • Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability
  • Partner with the eCommerce Innovation and IT teams to test and iterate on developed software and programs
  • Prepare projects for hand-off and deployments as “proof concepts” move to production
  • Quickly adapt to changes and learn from field testing
  • Participate in software code reviews to ensure the creation of high-quality, robust code by all team members
  • Provide tier 3 support to all the Mobile platforms as and when required


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, and/or equivalent work experience 
  • 5+ years experience in application design, development, installation, and modification of software required
  • 2+ years experience with iPhone and/or Android development platforms
  • Experience developing native iOS Apps: Objective-C, iOS SDK, and XCODE
  • Experience developing native Android Apps: Java, Android SDK, and Android Studio
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills required
  • Ability to juggle and manage multiple priorities and deliverables
  • Basic knowledge of networking is a plus
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

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

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