Flight Data Analyst Jobs in Southwest Airlines Dallas, TX

Full Time

Website Southwest Airlines

This Job Listing is about Southwest Airlines in Dallas, TX 2022

About the job

Southwest will provide a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.

The Flight Data Analyst will serve as part of the Flight Safety Team. This includes, but is not limited to, development of algorithms within FDAP (Flight Data Analysis Program), monitoring mitigations in reference to SMS (Safety Assurance), and communication of information to the appropriate SWA departments. Emphasis will be on support of external Customers and the exploration of Flight Data analyses beyond the usual safety application to includes all data sources available to the Flight Safety Team.


  • Source data analyses requests from external Customers and departments
  • Offer and assist external departments with analyses beyond safety and Flight Operations application
  • Based on analyses requests, synchronize and mine all SWA data sources available
  • Provide analyses and data support using reactive, proactive and predictive methodologies for contributions to a complete Safety Management System
  • Develop algorithms and profiles to extract data from all data sources available to FDAP
  • Perform event review according current IOP and SPM and assist in FAA and NTSB investigations
  • Conduct research projects using FDAP data and assist with coordinating information derived from FDAP into Company procedures
  • Conduct research projects including Root Cause Analysis and Hazard Identification in support of Risk Assessments using all data sources available
  • Promote safety awareness by developing communication and education pieces in a timely manner
  • Attend and develop presentations for industry meetings, conferences, etc
  • Assist in the preparation and presentation of FDAP data for Flight Operations and Senior Leadership
  • Maintain the flow of FDAP data, including processing by all applications in use for flight data analysis
  • Screen data to ensure its accuracy and integrity
  • Maintain the FDAP workstation — i.e. organize, secure, store, and retrieve FDAP reports
  • Assist the FMT / Operations Meeting in reviewing and analyzing data
  • Use the FDAP event analysis application to generate periodic reports for program analysis
  • Assist in coordination with maintenance on airborne data systems, including parameter selection and validation
  • Ensure the proper functioning of GDRAS (Ground Data Replay & Analysis System) software, hardware, and associated peripherals. Coordinate with vendors to troubleshoot and diagnose problems, and evaluate and implement corrective actions
  • Provide friendly service to and maintain positive relationships with all internal and external Customers
  • Work in a cooperative spirit to ensure the success of our Company
  • Assist other Flight Operations Safety Teams as needed in integrated data analysis
  • Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description
  • May perform other job duties as directed by Employee’s Leaders

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities

  • Must have extensive PC database skills and knowledge
  • Database and analysis tool skills required (Tableau, Alteryx, etc.)
  • Must have outstanding organizational skills
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and as a member of a Team
  • Must be detail oriented and have strong research skills
  • Must have a sound understanding of commercial airline operations
  • Applicant should have diverse aircraft knowledge and familiarity with current Flight Operations manuals
  • Must have strong analytical skills with investigative and problem solving abilities
  • Must be self-motivated, possess a strong work ethic and meet confidentiality expectations as required by the position
  • Must be able to resolve complex problems with little supervision
  • Must be able to comply with tight deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to accomplish work with little direction
  • Must be self-motivated
  • Excellent partnering, communication, and negotiation skills in working with other Teams and Departments
  • Proficient – airspace structure and navigation procedure knowledge


  • Required: High School Diploma or GED
  • Required: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Preferred: Engineering degree


  • Required: 2 years of data analysis, algorithm development or visualization experience
  • Required: 1 year of experience pertinent to the hiring field in accordance with the specific job posting (ATC, Maintenance, Powerplant etc.)
  • Preferred: 2 years of experience with Flight Operations organizations or operations or aviation


  • Preferred: Airframe & Powerplant Certificate, Engineering Certification, or Pilot experience

Physical Abilities

  • Ability to perform work duties from [limited space work station/desk/office area] for extended periods of time
  • Ability to communicate and interact with others in the English language to meet the demands of the job
  • Ability to use a computer and other office productivity tools with sufficient speed and accuracy to meet the demands of the job

Other Qualifications

  • Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines
  • Position will require occasional travel and long work hours to support FDAP activities

Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Company: Southwest Airlines

Vacancy Type: $50,000/yr – $80,000/yr (LinkedIn est.) · Full-time · Entry level 

Job Location: Dallas, TX

Application Deadline: N/A

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