The Position

ATAC has an opening for a Research Data Analyst. This is a full-time mid-level staff position and is located in Washington D.C. The successful candidate will participate in the analysis of aviation data to support research on trajectory-based air traffic performance measures of new NextGen capabilities.
Responsibilities will include:

  • System level analysis and formulation of software designs to project requirements
  • Development and implementation of NAS data processing tools and analysis of trajectory measures
  • Development and analysis of integration of various data sources into databases in support of performance analysis
  • Development of tools that support data verification for FAA trajectory databases
  • Documentation and testing of software
  • Preparing papers and presentations that summarize the data analysis research activities
  • Production of analysis and training materials for FAA offices
  • Working closely with government aviation users/customers

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: 

  • B.S. degree in the area of computer science or other technical field including engineering or other physical sciences
  • Experience with aircraft, air traffic control, traffic flow management, automation, navigation, and/or surveillance systems
  • Air traffic data analytical expertise (especially with air traffic trajectory data and large data sets)
  • Experience with R or other statistical/mathematical analysis software
  • Software programming experience in Java, C, C++, html, and object-oriented methodologies
  • Excellent PC applications skills with office tools including Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal relations skills
Desired attributes include: 
  • Software lifecycle development experience that involved requirements analysis, verification and validation, configuration management, and documentation/training
  • Experience with ArcGIS visualization tools and ability to produce toolboxes for aviation data analysis
  • Ability to conduct modeling and/or database-based engineering analysis
  • A strong interest in the aviation field and solid understanding of the National Airspace System (NAS) and future NextGen concepts

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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