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

The Analytics Leader has deep technical knowledge of operations research optimization models, simulation models, and core data science/data engineering skillset. This position requires excellent organizational and communication skills. The role supports the delivery of decision support applications based on optimization models and data science.

Primary Functions

  • Design, develop and implement optimization products

  • Define and execute the optimization product roadmap

  • Build complex 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

  • Mentor junior members in technical proficiency and business acumen

  • Lead and manage complex process improvement and project management engagements for both individual business units and cross-divisional initiatives.

  • Interface with business unit leaders 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 and a minimum of 5 years relevant analytical/project management/decision science work experience required; Master's degree preferred plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant decision science experience required.

  • Proficiency in multiple optimization methods (LP, QWP, QCP, MILP, MIQP, etc.)

  • Proficiency in commercial optimization solvers (Gurobi, Cplex, GLPK, 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

  • Must be performing satisfactorily in present position