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Data Scientist/Senior Data Scientist, Technical Operations

Data Scientist/Senior Data Scientist, Technical Operations

Date:  Jan 13, 2023

Location: DFW Headquarters Building 8 (DFW-SV08)   
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 64906 

Intro

Are you ready to explore a world of possibilities, both at work and during your time off? Join our American Airlines family, and you’ll travel the world, grow your expertise and become the best version of you. As you embark on a new journey, you’ll tackle challenges with flexibility and grace, learning new skills and advancing your career while having the time of your life. Feel free to enrich both your personal and work life and hop on board!

Why you'll love this job

  • Responsible for applying machine learning and statiscal techniques to help solve complex Technical Operations challenges.
  • Technical Operations Division focuses on maintenance and overhaul of aircraft, aircraft safety, planning and scheduling aircraft maintenance, supply of necessary parts and tools, technical assistance, and strategic support.
  • The role is a part of the Technical Operations Performance and Analytics team within our Technical Operations group.

What you'll do

As noted above, this list is intended to reflect the current job but there may be additional essential functions (and certainly non-essential job functions) that are not referenced. Management will modify the job or require other tasks be performed whenever it is deemed appropriate to do so, observing, of course, any legal obligations including any collective bargaining obligations.

  • Collaborate with teams across the business to translate their needs or challenges into machine learning or statistical problems.
  • Build predictive forecasting systems to model future performance on known change.
  • Support the development of data products through exploratory data analysis, feature engineering, and model building.
  • Explore and create new datasets, identify key features, and identify new ones to be used in modeling. Datasets includes subject areas such as maintenance discrepancies, production bill of work, airline flight schedules, parts and tooling inventory, aircraft out of service, productivity, etc.
  • Effectively communicate complex experiments, models, and analytics outputs with partners in simple and actionable way.
  • Able to communicate the analysis directly with leaders at the airports and within Technical Operations group. Analysis may include flight dispatch reliability, productive aircraft scheduling, execution of routine maintenance, operational performance, etc.
  • Design and manage feature-based datasets in Azure for streamline ML & AI.
  • Other duties as assigned.

All you'll need for success

Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Master’s/PhD degree or Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years of equivalent practical experience in a quantitative discipline (e.g., Computer Science, Data Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research, Engineering, etc.)
  • Experience with at least one programming language (e.g., Python, R, Java), software engineering best practices (including testing and version control), and machine learning libraries
  • Practical experience with data extraction, cleaning, and analysis
  • Deep knowledge of statistical and machine learning techniques
  • Experience building machine learning models.
  • Ability to communicate their findings to both technical and non-technical audience.

Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Experience with SQL and data visualization
  • Practical experience designing, building and deploying machine learning models
  • Experience working in a consulting role
  • Domain knowledge in the airline industry is a plus
  • Familiarity with deep learning, natural language processing, computer vision, recommender systems, experimentation (e.g., A/B testing) is a plus
  • Experience in using cloud platforms and parallel processing is a plus
  • Experience applying various data science techniques such as: Forecasting, Recommendation Systems, A/B Testing, Logistics Optimization, Churn Analysis, Segmentation Analysis, and Deep Learning
  • Experience using Databricks, PySpark / Spark, Snowflake, dbt, Azure Cloud

All you'll need for success

Skills, Licenses & Certifications

  • Demonstrated aptitude for logical analysis, problem identification, and problem solving
  • Ability to view data from different angles to employ feature engineering techniques to better represent models
  • Ability to work on a diverse team or with a diverse range of coworkers
  • Ability to solve complex problems and puzzles in a constrained and dynamic environment
  • Ability to leverage understanding of the airline business and commercial goals to drive results and innovative solutions
  • Ability to be adaptive to new ideas and business processes in an ever-changing marketplace
  • Ability to challenge self and team to develop future-oriented network strategies
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate, work with cross-functional groups to drive outcomes which benefit the entire airline
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with technical and non-technical audiences
  • Skilled at sharing knowledge to develop the expertise of the team as a whole

What you'll get

Feel free to take advantage of all that American Airlines has to offer:

  • Travel Perks: Ready to explore the world? You, your family and your friends can reach 365 destinations on more than 6,800 daily flights across our global network.
  • Health Benefits: On day one, you’ll have access to your health, dental, prescription and vision benefits to help you stay well. And that’s just the start, we also offer virtual doctor visits, flexible spending accounts and more.
  • Wellness Programs: We want you to be the best version of yourself – that’s why our wellness programs provide you with all the right tools, resources and support you need.
  • 401(k) Program: Available upon hire and, depending on the workgroup, employer contributions to your 401(k) program are available after one year.
  • Additional Benefits: Other great benefits include our Employee Assistance Program, pet insurance and discounts on hotels, cars, cruises and more.

Feel free to be yourself at American

Feel free to take advantage of all that American Airlines has to offer:

  • Travel Perks: Ready to explore the world? You, your family and your friends can reach 365 destinations on more than 6,800 daily flights across our global network.
  • Health Benefits: On day one, you’ll have access to your health, dental, prescription and vision benefits to help you stay well. And that’s just the start, we also offer virtual doctor visits, flexible spending accounts and more.
  • Wellness Programs: We want you to be the best version of yourself – that’s why our wellness programs provide you with all the right tools, resources and support you need.
  • 401(k) Program: Available upon hire and, depending on the workgroup, employer contributions to your 401(k) program are available after one year.
  • Additional Benefits: Other great benefits include our Employee Assistance Program, pet insurance and discounts on hotels, cars, cruises and more.

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 64906 


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Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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