United Airlines Analyst - Network Tools in Chicago, Illinois

Analyst – Network Tools


Ensure that United Airlines' Network Planning team has access to state-of-the-art tools by identifying the best tools to use, developing and continuously improving them, and working with user groups to ensure they use the tools to their fullest


  • Support the continuous development and improvement of the tools used by Network Planning and Scheduling

  • Help define and execute the company's network tool strategy

  • Determine proper tools for appropriate purposes and perform ad hoc analysis

  • Ascertain whether tools are developed ad-hoc or purchased

  • Provide guidance on which improvements to make to existing tools and how they are configured and calibrated

  • Build and lead cross-functional teams to design, build, test, and implement new tools, features and datasets

  • Build and lead training programs to ensure all potential users are able to use the tools to their full potential

  • Engage with experts and monitor new developments in relevant fields (such as Operations Research and Linear Optimization) which may be leveraged to improve United's network tools



  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred

  • 2-4 years of experience in a relevant field such as Operations Research, Linear Optimization, and/or airline Network Planning

  • Familiarity with operational, financial and marketing related issues commonly faced in the airline industry

  • Strong quantitative skills

  • Excellent knowledge of a large array of modeling and optimization techniques and tools

  • Ability to set up and lead large cross-functional teams and projects independently

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • Ability to manage different stakeholder groups without hierarchical relationship and build consensus

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification

  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position


Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

Division: 52 Network Planning

Function: Professional Opportunities

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled