Delta Airlines

Senior Operations Research Scientist

Delta Airlines - Posted 29 days ago
$84k-115k/year  + Equity


Atlanta, GA

Operations Manager
Career Level
Company size
83k employees

Airport:  Hartsfield Jackson Intl

Operations Manager Job description

The Operation Research - Optimization team at Delta seeks a developer to join our energetic and highly innovative team that applies leading-edge optimization techniques and the latest technology to build state-of-the-art decision support tools in a fast-paced environment. As a developer, you will be focused on developing advanced planning and disruption management solutions aimed at continually improving airline performance and operational efficiencies. 

An appropriate candidate will have robust technical knowledge of operations research models and very good computer science skills. Strong candidates will be self-motivated and exhibit excellent critical thinking skills, the ability to synthesize complex problems and create solutions that add value to a myriad of business needs. Ideal candidates have more than just knowledge or skill set, as they also have a “can do" mindset to find solutions.


  • Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, or a comparable quantitative field 
  • Embraces diverse people, thinking and styles 
  • Consistently makes the safety and security, of self and others, the priority 
  • Strong background in modeling, optimization and algorithms 
  • Experience in designing, developing and implementing optimization tools 
  • Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered for a U.S.-based job, if not currently employed by Delta Air Lines, Inc.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and prioritization skills 
  • Ability to work well collaboratively and independently 
  • Excellent programming skills (C++, Python, JSON)  
  • 3+ years of experience in using commercial optimization solvers such as CPLEX, Gurobi and Xpress Experience with algebraic modeling language such as AMPL Experience with VersionOne, JIRA, GIT 
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical and verbal and written communication skills


  • Must be performing satisfactorily in the present position 
  • Working knowledge of Data Science/Machine Learning concepts and tools 
  • 1+ year of Airline experience, particularly in the Airline Disruption Management context 

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