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United Airlines Senior Analyst – Network Planning and Analytics in Gurgaon, India

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Job overview and responsibilities

Team Overview

United Airlines’ Network Planning and Analytics team will work closely with Domestic Network Planning department, which is responsible for domestic P&L of United. The key objectives are to improve the core profitability of the company by building better decision support tools, supporting US-based planners and schedulers in building both short and long-term strategies, and by partnering with the team to improve the schedule quality with complementing skills and capabilities.

Role Overview

The Senior Analyst role is responsible for delivering end to end solutions to business problems as a part of the team as well as in individual capacity. The role requires strategic thinking, strong work ethics and passion for data and analytics with the willingness to dig deep into details. Developing and maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders in US as well as training talent within India team are keys to success in this role. High-level responsibilities of the role include:


  • Analyze financial performance of United’s schedule and make recommendations to improve margins

  • Develop strategic plans for maximizing long term margin potential for the network

  • Work cross functionally with commercial and operating groups to ensure viability of network plans

  • Analyze fleet deployment to maximize revenue and minimize costs

  • Understand a business problem and the available data and identify and execute solutions to business problems using data analysis, data mining and optimization tools

  • Continuously develop and demonstrate improved analysis methodologies

  • Ensure alignment with US team and ensure smooth execution of projects

  • Create and develop presentations for United leadership and external stakeholders

  • Perform ad-hoc analyses on the profitability of United Airlines route network and fleet

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


  • Be experienced in understanding requirements of the project, defining project plan and owning the delivery of projects

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

  • Proven comfort and an intellectual curiosity for working on different business problems in a data driven manner

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

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

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

  • Exhibit written and spoken English fluency


  • At least 4+ years of experience in analytics 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: 52 Network Planning

Function: Revenue Management & Pricing / Network Planning

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled