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Primary Location 1400 N. HURSTBORNE PARKWAY, Louisville, Kentucky Job ID 348218
  • Full-Time
  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • Level: Varies based on position

Lead Applications Developer (Airline & Transportation Solutions) Location Flexible

Primary Location 1400 N Hurstbourne Pkwy Louisville, KY 40223

We will consider candidates from the following I.T. locations: KY, GA, NJ, MD

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 our customers to build innovative technologies that are customized to drive our business and provide the ultimate customer experience.

About this role:
We are seeking passionate software engineers for a variety of opportunities to build the products that power our industry leading Smart Logistics Network, UPS Airlines, and UPS Global Transportation Operations. Apply now to talk to us about our opportunities.

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. The candidate is a quick learner that can apply new technologies or learn existing ones as required. He/she understands the importance of being a team player and follows through on tasks and responsibilities without reminders. In addition, the applicant should possess the following: Strong oral and written communication skills; effective time management; effective listening skills; good planning skills; a cool and steady temperament regardless of the situation.

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
  • Excellent attention to Detail
  • Desire to lead and mentor less experienced teammates
  • 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)
  • No SQL / Document Databases (Couchbase)
  • Messaging (Active MQ)
  • Application Containerization (Kubernetes, Red Hat Open Shift)
  • Experience with public cloud (e.g., Google, Azure)
  • Willingness to learn new technologies
  • Desire to influence technical roadmaps


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

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

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  • 401(k)

  • Full healthcare

  • Great Growth

  • Extensive training

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