The Position

ATAC has an opening for an Aviation Data Analyst. This is a full-time mid-level staff position located in Washington DC. The successful candidate will participate in the analysis of aviation data to support research on trajectory-based air traffic performance measures of current and new capabilities and will provide support to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting analyses to investigate operational performance issues in the National Airspace System (NAS)
  • Evaluating the impact of the deployment of new operational processes and procedures to the NAS
  • Accessing flight trajectory databases, interfacing with weather data, developing performance metrics, visualizing information (including maps), and validating data
  • Assisting management and other staff in understanding and using data
  • 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: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in operations research, computer science, engineering, business, mathematics, information systems, or management science and ten years of relevant experience
  • Experience in Python and R programming languages
  • Experience with the creation of SQL queries using Oracle SQL / PostgreSQL databases
  • Experience in developing algorithms to parse data and compute performance metrics
  • Experience with Linux (preferably CentOS)
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office including Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal relations skills
Desired attributes include: 
  • Master’s degree in operations research, computer science, engineering, business, mathematics, information systems, or management science in lieu of experience
  • Experience in JavaScript, Java, C++ and object-oriented methodologies
  • Experience with various NAS data sources and reporting systems including OPSNET, TFMS, and NTML data warehouse
  • Experience application of SIMCORE’s Trajectory Modeler component for analytics
  • Air traffic data analytical expertise (especially with air traffic trajectory data and large data sets)
  • A strong interest in the aviation field and solid understanding of the NAS and FAA objectives

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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