Aviation Systems Engineer and Analyst (Air Traffic Management)
We are in search of a highly skilled and energetic Aviation Systems Engineer and Analyst to support evaluation of future Air Traffic Management (ATM) concepts. This position will support FAA’s Office of NextGen in demonstrating existing and emerging NextGen ATM research areas and in enhancing infrastructure within the National Airspace System (NAS) to support these future capabilities and concepts. The Analyst’s responsibility is to analyze advanced ATM concepts, evaluate NAS architecture and systems, and provide necessary research and program management support so that the concepts are aligned with FAA’s short- and long-term goals.
- Assess Dynamic Airspace, future Collaborative Air Traffic Management (CATM), Trajectory-Based Operations (TBO), and Traffic Flow Management (TFM) concepts to identify research needs and cross-domain interdependencies, and to support current TBO-related activities and future roadmap planning
- Provide technical expertise on various advanced Air Traffic Management concepts from the FAA and/or NASA (e.g. Airspace Technology Demonstration activities)
- Provide system engineering analysis on existing and planned NAS systems and the underlying infrastructure to support demonstration and validation of applied ATM concepts
- Provide additional technical analysis as needed, which might include: data collection and analysis, metrics development, quantitative/qualitative operational value assessments of potential future NextGen enhancements to systems and operations
- Support FAA program managers and evaluate NextGen Segment Implementation Plan (NSIP), NAS Enterprise Architecture (EA), and other FAA NextGen documents and plans to ensure validation and demonstration activities align with the overarching FAA strategic goals
- 8+ years of relevant engineering experience related to air traffic management concepts and applications.
- Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Physics, or related discipline.
- Prior experience in advanced ATM concepts such as Dynamic Airspace, Collaborative Air Traffic Management (CATM), Applied Traffic Flow Management (TFM), Airspace Technology Demonstration (ATD) activities, and Trajectory Based Operations (TBO).
- Understanding of aircraft operations within the national airspace (NAS) including the US Air Traffic Management system and key FAA documents and plans such as the NSIP and EA
- Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment.
- PhD degree highly desired.
- Prior experience in developing analysis tools using C, C++, Java, and/or MATLAB
- Familiarity with the software development cycle tools, e.g. Atlassian stack, Collaborative Version Control (git, svn), relational databases (MySQL and Postgres) and NoSQL database (ElasticSearch), Cloud Deployment (AWS), Unix command line tools, and deployment tools (Jenkins)