Systems Engineer – National Airspace System Modernization Initiatives

Job Description:
Provide full lifecycle systems engineering expertise to FAA NAS modernization initiatives and integration of operational improvements.

Responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop, review, and validate operational concepts; define system architectures; perform functional analysis; and develop and manage requirements for ATM modernization or NextGen programs
  • Define system performance and design constraints
  • Develop and/or review specifications, drawings, and product descriptions
  • Conduct life cycle engineering assessments
  • Provide specialty engineering, configuration management, and systems engineering process management
  • Develop, review, maintain, and test air traffic automation and decision support system adaptation data
  • Analyze operational and developmental software baselines; support release planning; and identify and monitor quality and performance metrics
  • Perform benefits analyses for operationally deployed capabilities and NextGen initiatives
  • Provide technical leadership and mentoring within and across projects
  • Support risk management initiatives in collaboration with program management and operations


  • US Citizenship required
  • Minimum of 15 years of relevant experience
  • Experience with FAA automation and decision support systems (e.g., ERAM, ARTS/STARS, TFMS, TBFM, TFDM, SWIM)
  • Experience leading engineering teams to execute projects within cost and schedule constraints
  • Experience analyzing, developing, and testing system adaptation data and aeronautical reference data preferred
  • Experience with Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS) preferred
  • Experience with the FAA Acquisition Management System artifacts preferred
  • Experience with FAA Enterprise Architecture artifacts preferred
  • Detail oriented, independent, self-motivated, and a proactive team member
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills effective with operational, technical, and senior management audiences


  • Engineering, computer science, operations research, mathematics, or physics degree
  • Master’s degree preferred


  • Project related travel, trade shows, and technical conferences as required

Applicants should email a resume to