Internship – TBFM Engineering/Operations Research

Job Description:

Develop a proof-of-concept database application for computing operational performance of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Time-Based Flow Management (TBFM) Terminal Sequencing and Spacing (TSAS) decision support tool. This includes persisting the data in a team-accessible database and providing basic query tools for the data.

Responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:

  1. Integrate existing tools that acquire the necessary operational data and generate the TSAS performance metrics.
  2. Implement a proof-of-concept IT architecture and database schema to store the TSAS Metrics. This simplified implementation will be used to define the permanent implementation.
  3. Develop basic scripts to query the TSAS Metrics data based on date, time, and arrival runway. These scripts will demonstrate how Cavan engineers can access the database application.
  4. Migrate the proof-of-concept IT architecture to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and demonstrate accessibility by Cavan engineers. This cloud-based prototype will be used to determine acquisition strategy (cloud vs on-premises).
  5. Document work on the Confluence site and commit prototype software to the Bitbucket site.


  • Linux, Shell Scripting, and SQL experience required
  • Perl, Python, AWS, wiki tools, and git desired


  • Working towards, or recently earned, engineering, computer science, operations research, mathematics, or physics degree

Applicants should email a resume to