Virgin Australia

Advanced Analytics Specialist

Virgin Australia - Posted 1 year ago
$105k-120k/year  + Equity
*high salary
*Based on 0 Analyst salary records


Sydney, NSW

Company size
6k employees

Airport:  Sydney Intl (SYD)

Analyst Job description

We’re the airline that’s always done things a little different. Our way. The Virgin way. For us, flying is so much more than simply taking off and landing (although we understand that is quite important). It’s about going the extra mile, in the air and on the ground, to create authentic experiences that put our guests firmly at the heart of everything we do. 

What you’ll be doing:

The Advanced Analytics Specialist position is an exciting role, with a lot of variety and breadth of work. It will give you the opportunity to grow and gain great exposure to different parts of the business. The areas span across Operations, Commercial (airfare pricing and Revenue Management), and econometrics, elasticity, and Network optimization. 

Key accountabilities

  • Utilize a variety of statistical and analytic methods to generate data models to help predict and explain business and operational trends to senior leadership and other division stakeholders.
  • Perform ad hoc analysis to support multiple departments by compiling historical data as well as forecasting future trends.
  • Research and evaluate industry trends, practices, and operational methodologies to continually improve overall company operational philosophy and performance.
  • Validate and improve existing assumptions and processes; communicate informed conclusions and recommendations to senior leadership to improve business processes.
  • Champion a culture of business analytics and serve as a centre of excellence for trusted data integrity and analysis needs.
  • Support the Business Intelligence model by providing data analysis on key initiatives, and act as a data subject matter expert to align internal customer needs with IT technical requirements to ensure the BI infrastructure is robust and competitive.

You’ll be great in this role if you:

  • Minimum of three years’ experience in Advanced Analytics is desirable. Previous data science and operations research experience is desirable 
  • An Engineering Consulting background or Management Consulting background could be advantageous
  • Ability to take mathematical concepts and communicate business relevance to key business stakeholders, from front-line operations up to executive level management
  • Ability to write database queries for successful data analysis
  • Use of machine learning on large data sets to identify drivers and make predictions
  • Creation of optimisation models to reduce cost and increase revenue
  • Advanced Excel based user, including Power Query & Powerpivot. Exposure to Modelling languages such as; R, Python, DAX, SQL, PowerBI.
  • Ability to create various predictive and operational models as required
  • Exposure to simulation models including Monte Carlo and Discrete Event is desirable

What you’ll get from us:

We’re committed to looking after you, with some of the best benefits and conditions in the industry – including (but not limited to);

  • Heavily discounted air travel for you and your loved ones (including $1000 worth of travel credits per year)
  • Flexible working arrangements (including work hours and work from home)
  • Discounts on travel insurance, car hire, accommodation and experiences worldwide
  • Discounted Virgin Australia Lounge membership
  • Hospitality, retail, technology, beauty services and wellness discounts
  • Wellness support, including the betterme digital wellbeing platform
  • A comprehensive Employee Assistance Program, which offers confidential coaching and support from qualified professionals for all aspects of life – physical, mental, social and financial
  • Dress for Your Day – enjoy the freedom to wear whatever is appropriate for the type of work you do and the day you have ahead of you

Equality rules

We’re all individuals. We love that. That’s why we encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those from diverse cultural backgrounds, our friends in the LGBTQI+ community, and anyone else who wants to join our family.


The safety and security of our people, guests and operations come first. Always. That’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive ‘Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. In a nutshell, to work with us, you’ll need to comply with our (and the airport’s) rules and regulations. And be fully vaxxed.

Ready to apply?

We’re ready to hear from you. Apply now.

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