Wheels Up is looking for a world-class Senior Operations Research Engineer to join our team of dedicated and passionate professionals, fueled by the most powerful brand in private aviation, as we continue our mission of democratizing the private aviation space through cutting-edge technology and innovative product and service offerings.
This Senior Operations Research Engineer role will be part of the high performing Data Science and Analytics team whose purpose is to achieve cost savings, revenue enhancement by using advanced analytics and business optimization while delivering exceptional customer experience. This individual will be working to solve the complex business problems faced by an on-demand airline in areas of fleet planning, aircraft/crew scheduling, operational strategies and modeling. You will be helping connect flyers to private jets in real-time, at scale.
Maintain and improve existing optimization algorithms and heuristics
Develop and implement innovative mathematical models in matching flyers to aircraft and crew at scale
Present and communicate analytical results to various business partners
Build resource planning models that enable the fulfillment automation process
Interface and collaborate with other internal teams and business leaders to understand the business and technology/data aspects to identify appropriate opportunities and initiate new projects for business improvement using Operations Research techniques
Collaborate with DevOps and Engineering to deploy said algorithms
Master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, or related discipline.
Prior experience in transportation industry (airline, cruise, rental car) highly preferred
Deep understanding of integer programming and column generation techniques
Deep understating of applying heuristics to solve hard OR problems
Be passionate about turning the theoretical into practical and usable products for the company
3+ years building models and developing algorithms for mathematical programming
Experience in C programming under Visual Studio. Experience building cross platform a plus
3+ years programming (C/C++, Java) and commercial optimization solvers (e.g. CPLEX, Gurobi, COIN-OR, OR-Tools)
Working knowledge of Relational databases (e.g. Oracle, SQL), big data platform
Internal Number: 1162
About Wheels Up
At Wheels Up, the leading private aviation company, we connect flyers to private aircraft – and one another – to deliver exceptional, personalized experiences – and we’re building an innovative marketplace to do so at scale. We are realizing our vision of making private flying and the private flying lifestyle accessible to millions of individuals, families, and businesses around the world.
Today, Wheels Up is the trusted private aviation solution for over 9,000 Members and Customers through our comprehensive suite of product offerings. With the Wheels Up App, Members and Customers can search, book, and fly on private from the world’s largest marketplace of safety-vetted and verified private aircraft planes, totaling over 1,500, whenever they have a travel need.
Over the last two years, Wheels Up has grown significantly by making several strategic acquisitions to accelerate our existing growth. These acquisitions, in addition to entering a groundbreaking partnership with Delta Air Lines has enabled us to provide unparalled experiences across private and commercial air travel.
In February 2021, Wheels Up entered into a merger agreement with a Special Purpose Acquisition C...ompany (SPAC) called Aspirational Consumer Lifestyle Corp., in order to become a publicly traded company. At that time, Wheels Up was appraised at an enterprise valuation north of $2B
Come join Wheels Up - One of the fastest-growing and most innovative private aviation companies in the industry!