The Air Traffic Control Systems Group develops sensors, automated forecasting systems, and decision-support tools to reduce the impact of adverse weather on aviation. To accomplish this, the group combines MIT Lincoln Laboratory expertise in innovative sensor data-fusion, data processing and dissemination, meteorology, human factors, systems analysis, computer science, and decision support technologies. Key accomplishments have included the development of the FAA's Terminal Doppler Weather Radar, ASR-9 Weather Systems Processor, Integrated Terminal Weather System, Corridor Integrated Weather System, Route Availability Planning Tool, and prototypes for the NextGen Weather Processor, Multifunction Phased Array Radar, and Terminal Flight Data Manager systems.
The Air Traffic Control Systems Group is developing a range of advanced decision support technologies to improve air transportation safety and efficiency. This position is for an Associate Staff member to support analysis of candidate technology solutions and the development of innovative algorithms and visual displays for use by air traffic management and airline personnel in the field. Current initiatives include enhanced weather forecasts; machine-learning-based translation of weather conditions into predicted aviation impacts; and strategic and tactical planning tools for managing traffic flows in response to weather constraints.
The successful candidate will work with a multi-disciplinary team to perform analyses and develop algorithms for air traffic management automation systems. A strong background in aviation procedures, air traffic control systems, and algorithms / machine learning is desirable. Prior experience programming and performing analysis in languages such as Matlab, C++, or Java is preferred.
MS degree in Applied Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, or other technical field with demonstrated academic excellence coupled with the ability to apply talents to new fields at both the technically detailed and big picture levels is required. In lieu of an MS, a BS with 5+ years of directly related experience will be considered. Demonstrated excellence in communication skills and the ability to convey technical concepts in a clear, concise manner to a wide spectrum of audiences are required. The candidate must work in both a team-oriented environment and independently.
MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.
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