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Title:  Senior Analyst Airline Optimization


Long Island City, NY, US, 11101

Req ID:  52509



Position Title: Senior Analyst Airline Optimization


Position Summary

JetBlue is looking for a Senior Analyst Airline Optimization to be based at JetBlue’s Support Center in Long Island City, NY. The Airline Optimization team is responsible for understanding and quantifying the effects of the Network on the Operation, and vice versa. The Airline Optimization team will then support planning decisions across the company to maximize the airline’s end-to-end profitability and operational robustness.


The team’s short-term responsibilities include helping to optimize schedules and operational targets and working across teams to prepare the schedule for deployment. Longer-term responsibilities focus on helping closely align JetBlue’s network plan with its operational footprint.


The ideal Senior Analyst candidate will have commercial or operational planning experience. This candidate will also have excellent quantitative and interpersonal skills, helping them to excel at working across teams to measure and balance planning requirements. Analytical and modeling experience are required.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Identify hidden inefficiencies in Network or operational plans
  • Work closely with Route & Schedule Planning Crewmembers to build schedule scenarios, assess the revenue/strategic impact of decisions, and execute Network changes as needed
  • Use planning scenarios to measure the cost impact of schedule changes
  • Use tools to forecast operability outcomes and disruption risk
  • Build relationships with Operational teams to help align short- and long-term planning decisions
  • Manage metrics and reporting, including regularly updating decision support dashboards
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics, Mathematics, Finance, Engineering, Computer Science or related field; OR demonstrated capability to perform job responsibilities with a High School Diploma/GED and at least four (4) years of previous relevant experience
  • Three (3) years analytical experience in related field such as network planning, operations planning, management consulting, network optimization, schedule optimization, or crew/workforce optimization
  • Strong capabilities with database querying (e.g., SQL) and/or high-level programming language(s) (such as Python or R)
  • Strong airline business acumen
  • Excellent data analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication ability
  • Able to effectively influence others at equal and higher levels of the organization
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced, deadline driven environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Available for occasional overnight travel (10%)
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the country in which the position is located
  • Authorization to work in the US is required, this position is not eligible for visa sponsorship

Preferred Experience and Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Business, Economics, Mathematics, Finance, Engineering, Computer Science or related field; OR demonstrated capability to perform job responsibilities with a High School Diploma/GED and at least six (6) years of previous relevant experience
  • Two (2) years’ experience in network planning, operations planning, network optimization, or schedule optimization function
  • Familiarity with airline schedule or Crew production tools/processes
  • Experience with data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, Spotfire, or Looker)
  • Knowledge and/or experience with best practices throughout the airline industry

Crewmember Expectations:

  • Regular attendance and punctuality
  • Potential need to work flexible hours and be available to respond on short-notice
  • 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
  • Must fulfill safety accountabilities as prescribed by JetBlue’s Safety Management System
  • 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 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))
  • Responsible for adhering to all applicable laws, regulations (FAA, OSHA, DOT, etc.) and Company policies, procedures and risk controls
  • Uphold JetBlue’s safety performance metric goals and understand how they relate to their duties and responsibilities


  • Computer and other office equipment

Work Environment:                                                                                                    

  • Traditional office environment
  • Airports Environment (10%)
  • Hangar (10%)

Physical Effort: 

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


  • The base pay range for this position is between $64,000.00 and $103,100.00 per year. Base pay is one component of JetBlue’s total compensation package, which may also include access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan and company match, crewmember stock purchase plan, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, free space available travel on JetBlue, and more.

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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