The purpose of this role is to lead the Data Science enablement function within Enterprise Data Management team. The person responsible will lead the establishment and continuous improvement of Data Science federated delivery and governance model, including best practices, guidelines, and frameworks across different teams within the organisation to achieve delivery of tangible business benefits.

This role holder acts as Product Owner for Etihad’s Data Science Platform, which sits alongside the Enterprise Data Platform. In conjunction with Architecture team, they are responsible maintaining and continuously evolving the Data Science Platform to meet the upcoming demand.


  • Establish a federated delivery and governance model for all Data Science initiatives across the enterprise, including central backlog & a smooth route from Prototype to Production
  • Act as Product Owner for the Data Science (DS) Platform
  • Work with stakeholders across the enterprise inc. Enterprise Analytics and with the Enterprise Data Platform Product Owner to ensure the DS Platform keeps evolving to meet the upcoming demand
  • Establish a value measurement framework for Data Science initiatives
  • Work with Data Product Owners to ensure that Data Products evolve to support productionised Data Science models (i.e. models don’t result in a parallel data landscape aside from Data Products)
  • Work with Data Governance to ensure DG standards are applied in all DS work

Education & Experience

  • 10-15 years of experience in analytics and data science, covering both technical and project/product management elements.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent is mandatory. Master’s degree would be an advantage.
  • Agile certified or equivalent experience as a Product Owner.
  • Hands on expertise of Data Science platforms and tools, such as Dataiku etc.
  • Knowledge of analytical applications such as Business Objects and PowerBI.
  • Solid understanding of Airline systems, related technology, integrations, business processes and their applicability to the services provided is preferable.
  • Good understanding of Data Modelling concepts.
  • Previous experience highlighting effective stakeholder management across multiple streams, products and teams.
  • Proven excellent communication skills across organisational and cultural boundaries, with excellent verbal and written skills (English).
  • Demonstrate outstanding resilience, stamina, analytical acumen, and attention to detail.
  • Strong planning and organisational skills.

About Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, was formed in 2003 and quickly went on to become one of the world’s leading airlines. From its home in Abu Dhabi, Etihad flies to passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. Together with Etihad’s codeshare partners, Etihad’s network offers access to hundreds of international destinations. In recent years, Etihad has received numerous awards for its superior service and products, cargo offering, loyalty programme and more. Etihad is recognised as one of the world’s leading airlines in response to COVID-19 and was the first airline in the world to fully vaccinate its crew on board.

Etihad sees tackling the climate crisis as the most important issue of our time, and through strategic partnerships with major global aviation brands and OEMs, Etihad is relentless in its pursuit of industry decarbonisation.

To learn more, visit etihad.com