Engineering Intern

The Position

ATAC has an opening for an Engineering Intern. This is a part-time position located on-site at the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) William J. Hughes Technical Center (WJHTC) in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated member of ATAC’s WJHTC team and will support various research efforts including developing and evaluating methods for analyzing, processing, and filtering various forms of air traffic control data from existing FAA systems to support the development of analytical tools and prediction models.
Responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborating with other in-house FAA researchers and laboratory personnel, developers, programmers, and other contract support as well as research partners such as NASA, MITRE, and other universities.
  • Developing analytical tools to support/enhance FAA systems.
  • Developing models to predict and evaluate the performance of FAA systems and programs related to air traffic optimization and safety.
  • Supporting data analyses including automating analysis processes and report generation.
  • Supporting testing and data collection efforts.
  • Restructuring and processing historical data.
  • Documenting and reporting on work products.

A background check will be required for this position.


ATAC is looking for a self-starter that can work independently and complete projects with minimum oversight. They must be adaptable and able to learn new tools and technologies as necessary to meet customer needs. Additionally, ATAC is seeking open-minded people who have an interest in developing knowledge in the aviation domain and motivation to be a part of FAA’s NextGen, which is a comprehensive overhaul of our National Airspace System to make air travel more convenient and dependable, while ensuring flights are as safe, secure and hassle-free as possible.
Required attributes include: 

  • A BS degree in Aerospace Engineering or a related field.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal relations skills.
Desired attributes include: 
  • Research background/experience.
  • Expertise with MATLAB, SQL, Python, and/or C++.
  • Knowledge of current air traffic management systems.
  • Knowledge of aviation environmental issues and models.

ATAC offers a casual business environment within a supportive team of likeminded 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.

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, 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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