Lead Data Scientist - Operations Performance
Company: United Airlines
Posted on: May 28, 2023
There's never been a more exciting time to join United Airlines. We're on a path towards becoming the best airline in the history of aviation. Our shared purpose - Connecting People, Uniting the World - is about more than getting people from one place to another. It also means that as a global company that operates in hundreds of locations around the world with millions of customers and tens of thousands of employees, we have a unique responsibility to uplift and provide opportunities in the places where we work, live and fly and we can only do that with a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. 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?
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design, develop, and maintain predictive models and advanced analytics solutions that drive actionable insights and optimize various aspects of our airline operations with an emphasis on Tech Ops performance.
Engage with domain experts to understand business challenges, identify data-driven opportunities, and enhance decision-making and operational efficiency.
Conduct data mining, data cleaning, and feature engineering to ensure high-quality datasets for analysis and modeling.
Develop, implement, and maintain state-of-the-art models (e.g. machine learning, statistics or optimization) models and advanced analytics solutions to create actionable business insights for better future operational outcomes.
Effectively communicate complex data insights and model results to non-technical stakeholders in a clear and concise manner.
Stay current with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in data science and machine learning to ensure the continuous improvement of our analytics capabilities.
United values diverse experiences, perspectives, and we encourage everyone who meets the minimum qualifications to apply. While having the "desired" qualifications make for a stronger candidate, we encourage applicants who may not feel they check ALL of those boxes! We are always looking for individuals who will bring something new to the table!
What's needed to succeed (Minimum Qualifications):
Bachelor's degree (Data Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or a related field)
5+ years of experience or schooling in data science, machine learning, optimization, statistics or a related field
Coursework or work experience with statistics, machine learning, optimization, big data analytics and/or forecasting techniques
Ability to work with cross functional groups, strong relationship building skills
Demonstrated expertise in designing, developing, and deploying machine learning models and advanced analytics solutions with business results
Proficiency in Python, or R, or experience with machine learning libraries, or familiarity with SQL, or experience working with relational and non-relational databases
Exceptional analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills
Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex concepts to non-technical stakeholders
Strong interpersonal, verbal and presentation skills
Highly organized, and the ability to multi-task competing priorities
Demonstrated ability to create business value
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
What will help you propel from the pack (Preferred Qualifications):
Master's degree or higher
1+ years of airline business experience
1+ years designing and programming/coding data structures for large-scale computer models
Technical Operations, Network Operations Center, Network Planning or Flight Operations experience
Black Belt certification and demonstrated results through utilization of DMAIC
Prior experience in the aviation industry or a strong understanding of airline operations is a plus
Knowledge of United/industry data sources
Structured programming for large-scale computer models
United Airlines is an equal opportunity employer. United Airlines recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, age, veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application
Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT
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