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Consultant/Senior Consultant, IT Operations Research

Date: Mar 10, 2018

Location: Ft Worth, TX, US

Req ID: 14343

Location: AA Headquarters 1 (DFW-HDQ1) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 14343 

Job Description

The Operations Research and Advanced Analytics Department at American Airlines currently has an opening for OR Consultants. Positioned within the Information Technology organization, this department functions as an internal consulting group providing quantitative analysis and decision support for business units throughout the airline. Assignments within OR typically involve quantitative and qualitative analysis of a business situation, model prototyping, development of recommendations and written and/or oral presentation of those recommendations. Quantitative techniques utilized may include forecasting, mathematical programming and other optimization techniques, simulation, stochastic modeling, data mining, decision analysis, and machine learning. A significant component of many assignments will be the implementation of prototype solutions using third-party optimization, statistical analysis and simulation tools (XPress, CPLEX, SAS, R, Arena, Simio) and programming languages such as Python, VBA, Java and C++.


American Airlines has a long history of cutting-edge, innovative applications of operations research to solve complex business problems. We have a diverse group of consultants who are passionate about applying their advanced analytical skills to create a competitive advantage for American. The OR group provides a collaborative work environment with challenging projects to apply and develop your technical, interpersonal and leadership skills. Our goal is to attract and retain talented individuals to help us continue this tradition of being leaders of OR solutions in the airline industry. Successful candidates will enjoy great employee benefits including flight privileges, profit sharing and the ability to participate in industry and academic conferences.

Job Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Advanced degree (MS or PhD) in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering or a related field
  • Demonstrated aptitude for logical analysis, problem identification and problem solving as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to use computer-based tools and programming languages to implement solutions
  • Experience in an object-oriented programming language, such as Java, C++, C# or VB.Net


Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years’ experience in a technical professional environment
  • Familiarity with the airline/travel industry
  • Experience solving large-scale optimization problems
  • Expertise in using databases and query tools such as Access or SQL
  • Expertise in using visualization software such as Tableau or Cognos
  • Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • SAS or R programming
    • Integer programming or non-linear optimization
    • Revenue management
    • Crew, network or fleet planning
    • Data Mining/Big Data concepts and tools. Knowledge of classification, statistical and machine learning algorithms for predictive and prescriptive analytics. Ability to wrangle data from disparate sources into a comprehensive view of a business problem. Prior experience with recommender systems and/or text mining a plus

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 14343 

Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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