Aviation Analyst

The Position

ATAC has an opening for an Aviation Analyst. This is a full-time position and will be located in the Washington, DC commuting area or in the Seattle, WA area. The ideal candidate will have an interest in aviation and a solid technical background. Training for this position will be provided. The successful candidate will participate in the FAA’s Performance Data Analysis and Reporting System (PDARS), a system for the automatic collection, analysis and reporting of aviation performance measurements.
Responsibilities will include:

  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis of air traffic data
  • Application of visualization software to understand air traffic operations
  • Use of simulation software to assist clients with analysis of airport/airspace operations
  • Development and deployment of aviation performance report
  • Aviation data verification and validation
  • Processing of airspace and/or procedure documentation as directed by customer
  • Calibration and troubleshooting of data processing algorithms
  • Presentation and briefing development
  • Onsite support of FAA users/customers
  • Identification of potential business opportunities

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:

  • A college degree in the area of operations research, systems engineering, aerospace engineering, mathematics, statistics or related field or at least 20 years working in the air traffic control profession
  • Ability to conduct engineering and planning analysis
  • Good PC applications skills with office tools including Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Good written and oral communication skills and interpersonal relations skills
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency

Desirable attributes include:

  • PC programming experience (VBA, Perl, and Python)
  • A statistics background (R, Shiny)
  • UAS engineering and/or operations experience
  • Experience in air traffic control systems or as a private/commercial/military pilot.

ATAC offers a casual business environment within a supportive team of innovative individuals. Pride in ATAC’s working and aviation-focused environment and culture is key to our success. Those who share this passion will thrive here.

In addition, the ideal candidate is a team player, open to new ideas, technologies and development methodologies, thinks both logically and creatively, and approaches problems and problem solving with a positive and constructive attitude.

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 Washington, D.C., Atlantic City, New Jersey, Boston, Massachusetts, 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

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