Senior NAS Data System Engineer

The Position

ATAC has an opening for a Senior National Airspace System (NAS) Data System Engineer. This is a full-time position and is located in the Washington D.C. area, or Santa Clara, California. The successful candidate will provide senior technical leadership for complex NAS data system design, development and deployment. Responsibilities will include:

  • Formulating and defining data system scope and objectives based on user needs, specifications and research.
  • Devising or modifying system procedures to solve complex problems, considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, and form of desired results.
  • Defining, developing, refining, and documenting complex NAS data system requirements.
  • Coordinating design of subsystems and system integration.
  • Analyzing and resolving difficult and complicated program support deficiencies.
  • Conducting independent technical investigations in systems design.
  • Working at the highest technical level of all phases of systems engineering activities; and
  • Being very familiar with FAA-STD-026A, or equivalent.

A background check will be required for this position.


ATAC is looking for career-minded people with the potential to grow professionally and advance into positions of greater technical and project management responsibility. 

Required attributes include

  • Master's or Bachelor's Degree in science, technology, engineering, or math with a minimum of twelve years of relevant experience in software or system engineering or software development, or Bachelor's Degree with minimum of fifteen years of experience in software or system engineering or software development.
  • Ten years of the experience shall be in technical leadership of large, complex software development programs.
  • Five years of specialized experience in engineering tasks such as system design, networking, IT security & deployment.
  • Five years of experience leading data warehousing projects or programs.
  • Five years of experience leading data architectural analysis for database improvements.
  • Two years of experience successfully implementing SWIM interfaces, and with FAA automation data.
  • Experience includes the logical and physical, operational, and technical architecture of complex information systems.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience working with large data sets.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal relations skills
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.

In addition, the ideal candidate is a team player, is open to new ideas, and has experience with technologies and development methodologies including Oracle, Postgres, and Apache Kafka, as well as FAA SWIM and automation data sources.

ATAC offers a casual business environment within a supportive team of like-minded individuals.  We are proud of our working environment, our culture and our people-we will be the best place to work for those who share our passion.

Corporate Information

ATAC Corporation is a software and services company that specializes in providing the aviation community with state-of-the-art computer simulation, modeling, and analysis tools, as well as expert services in air traffic systems and operations design and analysis.  We are committed to making major contributions to the aviation industry by providing high quality products and services to meet critical needs, while maintaining a creative, innovative, and responsive, small-company environment.

ATAC serves clients in both the public and private sectors via its headquarters office in Santa Clara, California and branch offices in Arlington, Virginia,, and San Diego, California.  Primary clients include the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), service branches of the Department of Defense (DOD), airport authorities, airport planning and engineering firms, and private companies involved with aviation systems development and integration.

If this sounds like you, please use one of the following methods to send your resume AND a cover letter in which you summarize the particular elements of your background that relate to the requirements of this position.

Fax: 408 727 8447
E-mail: Human Resources
Please send a non-formatted ASCII-text version of your resume in the body of the email, or attach your cover letter and resume as Microsoft Word documents.

ATAC Corporation
Attn: Human Resources
2770 De La Cruz Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95050-2624

ATAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Disabled/Veteran

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