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United Airlines Senior Manager – Decision Sciences, Network Planning in Chicago, Illinois

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Network Planning

Our many flights need to be planned to perfection. The Network Planning teams design our schedules and routes to connect travelers with their destinations.

Job overview and responsibilities

Ensure that United Airlines' Network Planning team has access to state-of-the-art models that will eventually be utilized by planners and schedulers to plan, evaluate and construct schedules. Identify the best models to use, build subject matter expertise in the models’ domain, continuously improve the design and application of these models, and work with user groups to ensure models are used to their fullest potential.

  • Lead efforts to partner with technology teams to continuously develop and improve the models used by Network Planning

  • Determine analytical framework for business problems and perform ad hoc analyses as necessary

  • Ascertain whether models are developed in-house or purchased

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

  • Work with cross-functional teams to design, build, test, and implement new models, features and datasets

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

  • Engage with experts and monitor new developments in relevant fields which may be leveraged to improve United's network tools


  • Bachelor’s degree

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

  • 5 years of experience in a relevant field such as Network Planning, Revenue Management or Operations Research

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

  • Ability to work with large cross-functional teams and on 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 qualifications

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


  • Master’s degree in a quantitative discipline such as engineering, business analytics or math

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

Division: 52 Network Planning

Function: Professional Opportunities

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled