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United Airlines Analyst Data Scientist in Gurgaon, India

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Team Overview

United Airlines’ Enterprise Data Analytics department partners with business and technology leaders across the company to transform data analytics into a competitive advantage. A team based in Delhi, India works closely with this group and support it with complementing skills and capabilities. The key objectives are to improve operating performance, boost customer experience and drive incremental revenue by embedding data in decision making across all levels of the organization.

Role Overview

The team is currently looking for an experienced data scientist who has a passion for data and analytics with the willingness to dig deep into details as well as the ability to assess the big picture. In-depth understanding of modeling techniques and the ability to perform in a team as well as an individual is paramount to success in this role. High-level responsibilities of the role include:


  • Execute solutions to business problems using data analysis, data mining, optimization tools, statistical modeling and machine learning techniques

  • Continuously develop and demonstrate improved analytics methodologies

  • You will have strong modelling skills and are comfortable owning data and working from concept through to execution

  • Understand a business problem and the available data and identify what analytics and modeling techniques can be applied to answer a business question

This position is offered on local terms and conditions within United’s wholly owned subsidiary United Airlines Business Services Pvt. Ltd. Expatriate assignments and sponsorship for employment visas, even on a time-limited visa status, will not be awarded.


  • Bachelor's degree required

  • Master's Degree in a quantitative field like Math, Statistics, Operations Research and/or MBA preferred


  • Understanding of how and when to apply predictive and machine learning techniques like logistic regression, random forest, GBM, Neural Nets, SVM etc is required

  • Strong knowledge of either R or Python

  • Be proficient in using database querying tools and able to write complex queries and procedures using Teradata SQL and/or Microsoft TSQL

  • Proven comfort and an intellectual curiosity for working with very large sets of data, and hands-on knowledge in predictive modeling

  • Be experienced in manipulating and analyzing complex, high-volume, high dimensionality data from various sources to highlight patterns and relationships

  • Hands on experience in using Big Data ecosystems like Hadoop/Spark will be a plus

  • Be able to communicate complex quantitative analysis and algorithms in a clear, precise and actionable manner

  • Exhibit written and spoken English fluency


  • At least 2+ years of experience in statistical modeling and/or machine learning required


  • About 4-6 weeks of travel to US in a year required

  • Must be legally authorized to work in India 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: 47 Technology/IT

Function: Information Technology

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled