Data Science Engineer

Information Technology Chicago, Illinois


Position at Gogo Commercial Aviation

Managing the internet service for customers flying on thousands of flights around the globe every day requires a lot of moving pieces, and the way we manage data in this environment is a hugely critical piece of the puzzle.  

Gogo has spent the last several years modernizing its software development and is in the final stages of moving its stack to the cloud. We have embraced DevOps and developer empowerment with single click deployments to production. We’re now embarking on our new phase of development with our move to more event driven designs and systems enabling us to have a data driven mindset. 

To help with this transition. We're looking for skilled data engineers who have broad experience and a passion for modern data systems. We are moving away from simply knowing what happened, to being able to predict what is going to happen next. This role will play a critical role in defining anomaly detection algorithms across our organization.

This role will join in our ever-growing data team and help drive and build these data initiatives within Gogo. The engineer will help us set and execute our data engineering strategy and development. 

Basic Qualifications  

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Science / Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or a related field
  • Strong developer background with passion for data systems
  • Experience in one or more languages such as Java, Python, R, and Scala
  • 2+ years with one or more big data streaming technologies such as Spark Streaming or Kinesis
  • Understanding of statistical analysis on streaming systems
  • Spark ML is a big plus
  • Understanding of telecom systems and networks and their events is a plus

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 or more years of experience developing data based software solutions.

Gogo’s worldwide inflight Wi-Fi services have made internet and video entertainment a regular part of flying. We are a diverse group of technologists, marketers, strategists, and any other function you can think of- all working together in extraordinary harmony. And that’s just the beginning.

We connect the aviation industry and its travelers with innovative technology and applications, and we do it all in a high-energy environment that welcomes the next challenge. Be prepared for a dynamic ride with people who are passionate about what they’re building. 

Gogo is an equal opportunity employer and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, medical condition or disability.  The EEO is the law and is available here.

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