Analyst - Statistics and Operations Research

Full Time
Chicago, IL 60601
Posted Today
Job description

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 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 cutting-edge technology to build the best airline in the history of aviation. Our team designs, develops and maintains massively scaling technology solutions brought to life with innovative architectures, data analytics, and digital solutions.

Job overview and responsibilities

The Analytics and Innovation (Ai) team at United Airlines works to innovate, transform and tackle sophisticated business problems resulting in significant and measurable enterprise impact through the application of deep cross-functional business expertise and advanced analytics. We work with business and technology partners across the enterprise (e.g. Airport Operations, Contact Centers, Network Planning, Revenue Management, Digital Products, Human Resources, etc.) to influence strategic decisions, enterprise strategy, business processes and to help connect the dots. We strive to be an organization with whom and within everyone loves to work.

Statistics and Operations Research authorities within Ai partner with business areas to generate practical solutions to complex problems by demonstrating and exploring big data, explore new business alternatives and driving improvement in business decisions through innovations, research & development and product knowledge. The team integrates mathematical modeling and analysis to critical financial, operational and/or strategic decisions. Analysts demonstrate these skills to support valuable projects across many of United’s departments.

  • Assist in solving problems through quantitative analysis and analytical models, using operations research, statistics, machine learning, forecasting techniques and structured programming languages
  • Builds mathematical modeling, forecasting, applications development and provides client support
  • Leverages understanding of the business process to identify and propose solutions that will result in significant bottom-line contributions, considering potential value and expectations of deliverables before focusing on choice of a technical solution
  • Participates in model design, prototype and model development for several efforts that occur simultaneously and collaborate with product delivery groups
  • Designs analytic plan/develop hypotheses to test; understands limitations of analysis (what it can and cannot be used for), solution quality and on-time risks and provides intuition behind results (i.e., does it make sense?)
  • Communicates results effectively to the team and helps to develop and deliver presentations aligned with Ai team standards to summarize findings to key partners

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):

  • Master’s degree in operations research, statistics, or other related quantitative discipline involving quantitative analysis and application of advanced operations research principles/statistical methods
  • Coursework or work experience with mathematical programming or probability/forecasting techniques
  • Coursework or work experience in model prototyping through use of either optimization toolkit(s) including CPLEX, AMPL, or OPL, or statistical package(s) including SAS or SPSS, Minitab and/or BI tools
  • Coursework or work experience with C, C++, Java, R, Python, or other structured programming language
  • Good business, technical, verbal/written communication, presentation and sales skills
  • Adaptability to changing business environment
  • Proficient with MS Office
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

What will help you propel from the pack (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Minor in computer science and/or formal advanced computer science coursework
  • Experience with Julia programming language
  • 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 or interview process, to perform crucial job functions. Please contact [email protected] to request accommodation.



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

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