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UPS Lead Applications Developer in Louisville, Kentucky

Lead Applications Developer

We’re the obstacle overcomers, the problem get-arounders. From figuring it out to getting it done… our innovative culture demands “yes and how!” We are UPS. We are the United Problem Solvers.

About Applications Development at UPS Technology:

Our Application Development teams use their expertise in programming languages and software design to develop next-generation technology. They are responsible for developing the applications which track and move up to 38 million packages in a single day (4.7 billion annually). This team works closely with all of our customers to build innovative technologies that are customized to drive our business and provide the ultimate customer experience. As a member of the applications development family, you will help UPS grow and provide valuable services across the globe.

About this role:

The Lead Applications Developer provides leadership in full systems life cycle management (e.g., analyses, technical requirements, design, coding, testing, implementation of systems and applications software, etc.) to ensure delivery is on time and within budget. He/She directs component and data architecture design, technology planning, and testing for Applications Development (AD) initiatives to meet business requirements and ensure compliance. This position develops and leads AD project activities and integrations. He/She guides teams to ensure effective communication and achievement of objectives. This position researches and supports the integration of emerging technologies. He/She provides knowledge and support for applications’ development, integration, and maintenance. This position will lead junior team members with project related activities and tasks. This position guides and influences department and project teams. He/She facilitates collaboration with stakeholders.

This position will support critical project efforts including the Crew Transformation Program, specially concentrated on Crew Integrations with 3 vendor systems and UPS-developed systems.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Expert level with Java and/or .NET programming languages

  • Expert level with Structured Query Language (SQL)

  • Expert level with unit testing, performance testing, and integration testing

  • Advanced understanding of data structures, programming logic, and design

  • Advanced understanding of application design patterns

  • Embrace CI/CD and code automation

  • Experience leading an Agile/Scrum Team

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills

  • Must be detail-oriented and have strong organizational/analytical kills

  • Strong team oriented skills mentoring, leading, collaboration and communication

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline, or the equivalent in education and work experience

  • Strong desire to build business impacting products!

The following skills are desirable and will help accelerate your contribution and career

  • Frontend UI development skills (Angular, JavaScript, TypeScript)

  • Messaging (Active MQ)

  • Application Containerization (Kubernetes, Red Hat Open Shift)

  • Willingness to learn new technologies

  • Desire to influence technical roadmaps

This position offers an exceptional opportunity to work for a Fortune 50 industry leader. If you are selected, you will join our dynamic technology team in making a difference to our business and customers. Do you think you have what it takes? Prove it! At UPS, ambition knows no time zone.

UPS is an equal opportunity employer. UPS does not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law


Category: Information Systems

Requisition Number: 346390

Location: Louisville,Kentucky