FAA- Senior Air Traffic Engineer (En Route) - Military veterans preferred

SAIC (www.saic.com)


  full-time   employee

District of Columbia
United States


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation’s most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 23,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion.

The position requires the following:

  • Provide technical expertise supporting various technical activities to the ERAM program office and its technical staff
  • Support the development and technical reviews of NextGen concepts deployed by the  ERAM Program Office
  • Develop final Program and System Specification Development Requirements (fPR and SSD)

  • Review the Level A and Level B requirements developed by the ERAM vendor

  • Review and provide recommended solutions developed by the ERAM vendor

  • Participate in the requirements verification by SLE and the ERAM vendor

  • Work closely with Program Manager and Project Leads, System Engineering and Implementation staff to facilitate resolution of technical issues (this may include coordination among several FAA organizations, facilities, and vendors)

  • Prepare and deliver program documentation, such as presentations, briefings, charts, graphs, etc.;

  • Perform planning, tracking, monitoring of program status, action items, and activities;

  • Support program meetings by developing required documentation, such as meeting agendas, minutes, lesson learned, etc.;

  • Review and prepare program reports


The candidate should possess the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering field
  • Minimum of 30 years related experience

  • Solid understanding of air traffic and traffic management operations in the En Route domains
  • Knowledge of ERAM flight Plan processing functions to support assessment of impacts and viability of proposed changes

  • Knowledge of ERAM Conflict Probe, including Aircraft Trajectory modeling to support assessment of need changes to support desired enhancements to Decision Support Tools

  • Knowledge of ERAM interface protocols with adjacent ATC automation platforms to support assessment of impacts resulting from desired additions to international systems

  • Knowledge of ERAM data sharing interface protocols with off-line DST to support assessment of impacts resulting from expansion of aviation data exchange (SWIM)

  • Experience developing system requirements

  • Experience integrating work efforts involving TBFM, STARS, and ERAM

  • Ability to communicate with various organizations within the FAA, including AJM, AJV, AJT, ANG, and NATCA

  • Experience developing integrated test procedures, validating operational concepts and program requirements

  • Experience facilitating technical meetings with multiple PMO organizations and multiple prime vendors to find technical solutions, considering the impacts of cost, schedule and quality

  • Skilled in using MS Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree as required, as well as many years’ experience as an engineer

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills using both technical and user-friendly language

  • Possess a flexible personality, self-motivated and willingness to multi-task;

  • Detailed-oriented mindset and proficiency in researching and analyzing highly technical information and systems

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and as a part of a team

  • Proven communication, analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as, have the ability to identify and resolve issues to maximize the benefit of system investments

  • Technical understanding of the FAA’s automation and traffic management systems

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills

  • Proven analytical and creative problem-solving abilities

Desired Qualifications