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United Air Lines, Inc. (UAL)

Chicago, IL

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As a Project Manager of Tech Ops and Safety Systems you will plan, execute, and finalize projects of medium to large scale projects, according to strict deadlines, and a defined budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan. As Project Manager, you will also define the project’s objectives with management direction, and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle, using proven communication, analytical and problem-solving skills in order to maximize the benefit of IT and Business investments.

As a Project Manager you should have software development project experience. Also while performing your responsibilities, you should require minimal direction and supervision from your manager.


Serve as a PM in the scrum master or product owner capacity and be responsible for high-level prioritization and direction of the team, tracking financial metrics, schedule, and will be given autonomy to prioritize scope on the effort.

Act as the primary spokesperson for the system and liaison with the customer, providing capability demonstrations and attending planning meetings that are both technical and operational in nature

Oversee the development of the detailed business requirements for assigned component or project to ensure they address the business unit’s objectives

Develop a detailed estimate of the level of effort required. Create a project plan for the deliverable objective

Track, manage, and adjust the original plan as necessary to ensure success

Escalate problems as necessary to ensure awareness and seek assistance with resolution

Communicate the requirements, design, estimates to the senior project manager or project sponsor

Provide regular status reports to others involved in the project

Meet the project requirements by delivering a quality solution, on time, and within the planned budget

May perform other duties as assigned by senior project managers or management


Associates Degree required

Bachelor's Degree (Preferably in Computer Science or related major) preferred

Master’s degree preferred


Certification in Agile Project Management or PMP preferred



Basic comprehension of technology and ability to speak and understand technical terms.

Demonstrates advanced knowledge and skills related to IT project management

Demonstrates solid knowledge of managing projects using Agile development, SDLC and creating lifecycle deliverables including detailed project, risk, and issue plans to ensure project goals are accomplished

Demonstrated use of Microsoft Project and Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, etc.) plus Visio

Strong written and oral communication skills

Strong interpersonal skills

Team Player

Flexible with work schedule during times of IT deployment activities

Tenacious, persuasive, encouraging, and motivating

Multitasking and problem-solving capabilities

Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment Experience


5 years of experience in system/software solution development and delivery

Successful delivery of med to large size IT Application Development projects using Agile methodology.

Hands-on experience running SCRUM projects

Experienced at working both independently and in a team-oriented collaborative environment is essential


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

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


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Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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United Air Lines, Inc. (UAL)
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Company Profile
United Airlines, Inc. is an American major airline headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. United is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings following a $3 billion merger in 2010. The airline was previously owned, at one point in its history, by The Boeing Company, one of the world's largest aircraft manufacturers. Since its merger with Continental Airlines, the company boasts more revenue passenger miles than any airline in the world.United operates out of 10 airline hubs in the continental United States, Guam, and Japan. George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston is United's largest passenger carrying hub handling 16.6 million passengers annually with an average of 45,413 passengers daily. The company employs over 88,500 people while maintaining its headquarters in Chicago's Willis Tower (formerly known as Sears Tower). Through the airline's parent company, United Continental Holdings, it is publicly traded under NYSE: UAL with a market capitalization of over $10.5 billion as of October, 2013.

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