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Alaska Airlines Data Scientist in Seattle, Washington

Company Alaska Airlines

The Team

Guided by our purpose, core values, and leadership principles, we are creating an airline people love. Our corporate teams set the strategies and operational plans to ensure the success of our company. Whether we use our expertise in accounting, human resources, finance, planning, legal, marketing, or any of our operational divisions, our shared passion for travel and our guests is what motivates us to achieve excellence each day. If you share our passion for creating an airline people love, we want to hear from you.

Role Summary

Alaska Airlines is seeking a Sr. Data Scientist or Principal Data Scientist to join the Data Science team. This individual will be translating business strategy into advanced analytical models and experiments to optimize Alaska Airlines’ performance across system operations, flight operations, inflight, maintenance and engineering, airport operations, scheduling, network planning, marketing, and revenue management. As an individual contributor, this role will be using advanced analytical modeling techniques and is comfortable leveraging statistics, machine learning, and optimization to solve business problems.

Key Duties

  • The Sr. Data Scientist is a subject matter expert in advanced analytical modeling techniques and is comfortable leveraging statistics, machine learning, and optimization to solve business problems.

  • The Principal Data Scientist defines the long-term strategy around statistical modeling and research, optimization, development and delivery of ML/AI models, project management, and solution design/delivery.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills

Sr. Data Scientist

Required

  • 4 years of analytical experience, with at least one year working in Python, R or a similar high-level programming language.

  • A Bachelor’s degree with a focus in mathematics, economics, finance, statistics, business, computer science, or engineering, or an additional 2 years of training or experience in lieu of this degree.

  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of business intelligence functions, including analytics, data mining, reporting, report conversion, data cleansing, data modeling and relational databases.

  • Comfortable querying and manipulating data using SQL.

  • Comfortable with math/statistical modeling techniques and familiar with common machine learning methods.

  • Knowledge of visualization techniques, dashboard design, and decision support tools; experience using data visualization tools such as Tableau, Power BI, etc.

  • Experience with descriptive and diagnostic statistics, sampling methodology, residuals analysis / ANOVA, and hypothesis / significance testing. Working knowledge of linear algebra.

  • Ability to work well with multiple, diverse teams.

  • Data-driven mindset and a proven history of continuous self-development.

  • Demonstrated project management experience.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum age of 18.

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Principal Data Scientist

Required

  • 7 years of experience in analytics or related area.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, or an additional 2 years of relevant training/experience in lieu of this degree.

  • Strong experience in data mining, cleaning, manipulation, and preparation.

  • Comfortable in Python, with 1+ year experience working with Pandas, Numpy, and ML toolkits such as SciKit Learn, XGBoost, PyTorch, and Tensorflow.

  • Experience managing program packages and repositories to be deployed as a service.

  • Advanced skills in SQL.

  • Basic database design experience using databases such as Oracle, SQL Server, etc.

  • Demonstrated expertise in visualization techniques; experience using data visualization tools such as Tableau, Power BI, etc.

  • Experience in developing optimization/simulation models.

  • Strong knowledge of descriptive and diagnostic statistics (including Bayesian stats), sampling methodology, residuals analysis / ANOVA, hypothesis / significance testing, and experimental design.

  • Modeling proficiency in unsupervised and supervised machine learning, such as linear and logistic regression, KNN, cluster analysis, and Neural networks.

  • Demonstrated experience directing and leading team projects and project management.

  • Adept at communications and presentations to both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Ability to work well with multiple, diverse teams.

  • Data-driven mindset and a proven history of continuous self-development.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum age of 18.

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

Embody our values to own safety, do the right thing, be kind-hearted, deliver performance, and be remarkable.

Total Rewards

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air pay and benefits can vary by company, location, number of regularly scheduled hours worked, length of employment, and employment status.

  • Competitive total rewards package

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits

  • 401k match program

  • Monthly incentive pay plan

  • Annual incentive pay plan

  • Generous paid time off

  • Travel privileges on Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air

FLSA Status Exempt
Employment Type Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Apply by 7:00 PM Pacific Time on 8/26/2022
Location Seattle
Equal Employment Opportunity We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees and do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information (including family medical history), political views or activity, or other legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law. We may use your information to maintain the safety and security of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, its employees, and others as required or permitted by law. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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Requisition Type Management
Job Locations USA-WA-Seattle
Requisition ID 2022-8791
Category Corporate & Operations

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