Delta Air Lines, Inc. Analytics Specialist- Decision Science in Atlanta, Georgia

The Analytics Specialist has technical knowledge of operations research optimization models, simulation models, and core data science/data engineering skillset. The role supports the delivery of decision support applications based on optimization models and data science.

Primary Functions

  • Identify and develop optimization products

  • Define and execute the optimization product roadmap

  • Build data sets from multiple data sources, both internally and externally.

  • Partner with Information Technology to optimize and enhance the database environment for optimal efficiency and best practices

  • Provide technical leadership to the Delta's business units

  • Leverage emerging technologies and identify efficient and meaningful ways to disseminate data and analysis in order to satisfy the business' needs

  • Assists with leadership of process improvement and project management engagements for both individual business units and cross-divisional initiatives.

  • Interface with business unit to develop and maintain internal customer relationships

  • Practices safety-conscious environment resulting in employee safety and well-being


  • Bachelor's degree in Operation Research, Computer Science, Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's degree preferred

  • Must have at least 3 years of relevant analytical/project management experience

  • Proficiency in commercial optimization solvers (Gurobi, Cplex, GLPK, etc.)

  • Working knowledge of optimization methods (LP, QWP, etc.)

  • Proficiency in working with relational databases and query authoring (SQL)

Proficiency in Python, Bash script or other basic functional programming tools

  • Working knowledge of statistical/machine learning tools (e.g. SAS,R, TensorFlow) preferred

  • Working knowledge of Git preferred

  • Strong written, oral communication, and interpersonal skills

  • Strong project management, organizational, and prioritizations skills

  • Must be able to interact and collaborate at all levels within Operations Analysis & Performance, OCC, cross-divisional working groups, and outside entities

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