United Airlines Scientist - Data and Statistics in Chicago, Illinois
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Responsible for identifying business trends from big data sources to enable faster and better decision making. Engages in supporting project teams in value added activities that generate practical solutions to complex business problems, explores new business alternatives, and drives improvement in business decisions through product and data knowledge and market trends. In addition, must have in-depth subject matter and professional expertise as well as thorough knowledge of the internal/industry data sources which render professional opinion an essential component of the job.
Investigates and identifies patterns in big data to generate business insights.
Responsible for sourcing data leveraging their expertise for product enhancements, and/or research & development activities as part of a team, with an orientation to generating practical business s insights, solutions and delivering value.
Leverages in-depth knowledge of business data/systems and understanding of the business process to identify and implement solutions and influences business processes that will result in significant bottom-line contributions and/or efficiency improvements.
Stays abreast of changing business trends, data sources, and tools and enables the company in staying ahead of its competition.
Sets short-term direction for research efforts and/or analyses.
Designs and/or implements analysis to drive critical financial, operational, and/or strategic decisions.
Drives management decisions through descriptive and inquisitive data analytics using tools such as SAS, machine learning, BI tools, and/or other data extraction tools.
Designs and develops models for several efforts, and interfaces with client organizations and IT.
Some communication and presentation to organization leaders are required, with emphasis on data visualization skill, quality, and timeliness.
Share accountability for training other staff professionals within the organization. Mentor individuals for acquiring and/or maintaining the technical skills for which scientist can serve as the subject matter expert.
BS in a quantitative field such as Engineering, Statistics, Finance
4+ years of airline or related business experience at successive levels of analytical field solving complex business problems
In depth experience in data modeling through use of either statistical/machine learning toolkit such as SAS, R, Python, JMP, Minitab and/or BI tools like Spotfire and Tableau
In-depth knowledge of United/Industry data sources
Advanced quantitative skills, subject matter knowledge and data source expertise in multiple business areas, good business technical communication, verbal/written communication and presentation and sales skills
Adaptability to changing business environment
Good interpersonal skills and ability to interact with clients at all levels and influence business strategy
Stays abreast of changing industry trends and enable the company in staying ahead of its competition
MS degree in Quantitative field
Proficient with Microsoft Office
2+ years of demonstrated ability in innovation to create business value through data analytics, predictive modeling, information retrieval, machine learning and/or Artificial Intelligence techniques
Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualifications
Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position
Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT
Division: 22 Enterprise Optimization
Function: Continuous Improvement Enterprise Optimization
Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled