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Title:  IT Data Scientist


Long Island City, NY, US, 11101

Req ID:  44422

IMPORTANT UPDATE:  Every decision JetBlue has made throughout the pandemic has been with our safety value front and center. Whether it’s requiring masks, or many of the other health and safety protocols we’ve had to navigate during the pandemic, all of these efforts have been focused on making the workplace and air travel safer for you and our Customers. As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for all JetBlue employees. New hire employees must be fully vaccinated prior to the start of training.

Position Summary

The Data Scientist applies machine learning and statistical techniques to help solve JetBlue’s most complex commercial and operational challenges. The Data Scientist will be responsible for exploring and creating   compelling visualizations of new datasets, identify key features and engineer new ones to be used in modeling, and discover the modeling approaches that deliver the best results based on appropriate evaluation metrics. The Data Scientist reports to the Manager, Data Science.

 Essential Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with teams across the business to translate their needs or challenges into machine learning or statistical problems
  • Support the development of data products through exploratory data analysis, feature engineering and model building
  • Effectively communicate experiments, models and analytics outputs with partners
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or a quantitative discipline
  • One (1) year of relevant industry experience
  • Proficiency in Python, SQL, git and common data science and machine learning libraries
  • Experience building machine learning models
  • Able to write production quality code and be familiar with software engineering best practices, including testing and version control
  • Ability to communicate their findings to both technical and non-technical audience
  • Ability to successfully complete technical interviews and take-home test in areas of statistics, machine learning, SQL, Python, PySpark, optimization and MLOps.
  • Must pass a ten (10) year background check and pre-employment drug test
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the country in which the position is located

Preferred Experience and Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in computer science or a quantitative discipline
  • Three (3) years of relevant industry experience
  • Experience applying various data science techniques such as: Forecasting, Recommendation Systems, A/B Testing, Logistics Optimization, Churn Analysis, Segmentation Analysis, and Deep Learning
  • Experience using Databricks, PySpark / Spark, Snowflake, dbt, Azure Cloud

Crewmember Expectations:

  • Regular attendance and punctuality
  • Potential need to work flexible hours and be available to respond on short-notice
  • Well-groomed and able to maintain a professional appearance
  • When working or traveling on JetBlue flights, and if time permits, all capable crewmembers are asked to assist with light cleaning of the aircraft
  • Must be an appropriate organizational fit for the JetBlue culture, that is, exhibit the JetBlue values of Safety, Caring, Integrity, Passion and Fun
  • Promote JetBlue’s #1 value of safety as a Safety Ambassador, supporting JetBlue’s Safety Management System (SMS) components, Safety Policy and behavioral standards
  • Identify safety and/or security concerns, issues, incidents or hazards that should be reported and report them whenever possible and by any means necessary including JetBlue’s confidential reporting systems (Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) or Safety Action Report (SAR))


  • Computer and other office equipment

Work Environment:

  • Normal Office Environment

Physical Effort:  

  • Generally not required, or up to 10 pounds occasionally, 0 pounds frequently. (Sedentary)






JetBlue Airways is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Nearest Major Market: Brooklyn
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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