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Cavan Solutions offers a vibrant culture and opportunity to work with a great team of experienced professionals on challenging and rewarding projects that bring value to our customers and the aviation community. We are a dynamic company growing to meet our customers' needs and excited to provide a strong career and bright future for those who join us.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment is based on qualifications, merit, and business need without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, veteran status, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other category protected by law.

At Cavan, we strive to support an environment and culture where our employees can thrive. A large part of that is benefits. With improvements and additions made annually, we have continued to build our benefit portfolio to promote career growth, health, wellness, and work-life balance.

Medical
Medical
Our coverage offers easy enrollment, multi-option, and company subsidized insurance programs for individuals and families.
Dental/Vision
Dental/Vision
Our company subsidized dental and vision plans cover a comprehensive range of services.
Life/Disability
Life/Disability
For employee peace of mind, Cavan offers Voluntary Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Short-term and Long-term Disability, and Accident insurance plans.
Savings
Savings
Employees are eligible to participate in Cavan’s 401(k) plan to reach their personal financial goals.
Commuter
Commuter
Many of our team take advantage of the pre-tax transit and parking benefits for our DC, MD and VA area commuters.
Paid Time Off
Paid Time Off
Cavan’s holiday and PTO policy supports the time our team needs to recharge and maintain their work-life balance.
Flexible Schedule
Flexible Schedule
We help accommodate the schedules of life outside of the office with flexible work hours and telework options.
Wellness
Wellness
We support employee health and wellness with an accessible fitness center onsite at Cavan Headquarters.
Medical
Dental / Vision
Life / Disability
Savings
Commuter
Paid Time Off
Flexible Schedule
Wellness

Open Positions

ATC Operational Subject Matter Experts

Provide subject matter expertise related to air traffic control functions, operations and systems in support of FAA and NASA aviation initiatives including Next Generation (NextGen) concept exploration and development; National Airspace System (NAS) modernization; and integration of new capabilities and procedures into the operational environment.

Responsibilities

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide operational and program support in the development and implementation of ATM modernization or NextGen
    initiatives – including time based separation and performance based navigation (PBN)
  • Provide operational support for the development and validation of operational concepts
  • Analyze existing and proposed concepts to identify operational risks and mitigations
  • Support development, implementation, and field testing of research concepts, NAS automation systems, and air traffic procedures
  • Create, develop, review, and evaluate air traffic procedures
  • Develop documentation, presentations, and reports
  • Provide operational support to the development of ATM automation system adaptation
  • Support risk management initiatives in collaboration with program management and engineering
Qualifications
  • US Citizenship required
  • Minimum of 15 years of air traffic control/management experience
  • Experience as a staff specialist, supervisor, or air traffic facility manager
  • Experience at FAA Headquarters preferred
  • Experience with the development, implementation, or operation of air traffic modernization initiatives preferred
  • Experience with Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS) preferred
  • Multi-domain operational experience preferred (e.g., Air Traffic Control Tower, TRACON, Enroute, Oceanic, Traffic Flow Management)
Education
  • Holds or previously held ATC Certified Professional Controller (CPC)
Travel
  • Project related travel and trade shows as required
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Senior Engineer

Provide engineering expertise to the FAA System Wide Information Management (SWIM) programs.

Responsibilities

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide Cavan Solutions’ engineering support to SWIM
  • Work closely with the program office, development organization, stakeholders, and users
  • Evaluate stakeholder requirements and ensure alignment of system design, implementation, and deployment
  • Manage communication of new functionality impact to service consumers and interface systems
  • Develop transition plans for existing service consumers impacted by changes to existing functionality
  • Monitor modifications of stakeholder systems, assess impact, and advise program management on integration approaches and risk mitigation strategies
  • Lead Configuration Management (CM) Support – Perform the program office’s CM activities such as the In-Service Review checklist, NAS Change Proposals, NAS Data Release Board process, Operational Integration Board process, and Safety Risk Management process
  • Documentation Support – Develop and review release notes, site availability file, and requirements documents
  • User Support – Provide 3rd-level engineering support to users as needed
  • Develop, review, and validate operational concepts; perform functional analysis
  • Project Reporting – Perform regular (weekly/monthly) and ad-hoc program reporting to the FAA including project accomplishments, schedules, and levels of effort
  • Program Support – Host/coordinate weekly team meetings and track action items, develop program briefings, manage website content, manage user communication, and manage NSRR (SWIM governance) content
Qualifications
  • US Citizenship required
  • Temporary remote work - Washington D.C. based
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience
  • Experience supporting the FAA/NAS Systems; experience with and operational knowledge of SWIM services highly desired
  • Experience supporting engineering projects; familiarity with the Engineering lifecycle
  • Experience with FAA Enterprise Architecture artifacts and Configuration Management processes preferred
  • Experience allocating, developing, and maintaining requirements. Development of FAA standardized requirements documentation (e.g., SSD, WSRD, IRD, ICD) 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
Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, operations research, mathematics, or physics, and/or similar experience
Travel
  • Project related travel, trade shows, and technical conferences as required
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Senior Project Strategy Engineer

Provide engineering expertise to the FAA System Wide Information Management (SWIM) programs.

Responsibilities

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide Cavan Solutions’ engineering support to SWIM
  • Work closely with the program office, development organization, stakeholders, and users one on one and via forums such as the SWIM Partner Roundtable to better understand their needs and challenges
  • Develop as-is picture of SWIM producer and consumer systems, data, and use cases
  • Evaluate stakeholder requirements and ensure alignment of system design, implementation, and deployment
  • Work to identify opportunities for SWIM to provide greater value to consumers
  • Work with SWIM Program office and SWIM producer programs to evaluate and coordinate SWIM proposed enhancements
  • Manage communication of new functionality impact to service consumers and interface systems
  • Develop transition plans for existing service consumers impacted by changes to existing functionality
Qualifications
  • US Citizenship required
  • Washington D.C. based
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience
  • Experience supporting the FAA/NAS Systems; experience with and operational knowledge of SWIM services highly desired
  • Experience supporting engineering projects; familiarity with the Engineering lifecycle
  • Detail oriented, independent, self-motivated, and a proactive team member
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills effective with operational, technical, and senior management audiences
Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, operations research, mathematics, or physics, and/or similar experience
Travel
  • Project related travel, trade shows, and technical conferences as required
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Senior UAS Systems Engineer

Provide engineering expertise to FAA UAS modernization initiatives and integration of operational improvements.

Responsibilities

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Operational concept development
  • Use Case Development
  • Gap Analysis
  • Coordination with customers, partners, and stakeholders
  • System engineering activities required to support the necessary data exchanges, information architecture, prototyping, and demonstrations to progress the evolution of the concepts
Qualifications
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • At least 20 years of experience with systems engineering, concept development/concept operations and FAA-domain related activities.  Reduced years of experience required with advanced degree.
Experience
  • Emerging aviation technologies including Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), UAS Traffic Management (UTM), and Urban Air Mobility (UAM)
  • Research support to FAA or NASA projects including developing Concepts for emerging technologies
Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering
  • Master's degree preferred
Travel
  • Infrequent project-related travel, trade shows, and technical conferences as required
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Mid and Senior-Level Systems Engineer for Future Flow Management

Provide engineer expertise to FAA Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) Systems and Programs.

Responsibilities

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide insight to assess the real-world feasibility of innovative and advanced capabilities, processes, and data analytics
  • Identify ways to better leverage current processes, capabilities, and decision support tools to increase mission impact and empower FAA decision makers to improve NAS safety and efficiency
  • Develop, review, and validate operational concepts and preliminary requirements
  • Coordinate across FAA organizations and programs, and internal teams
  • Define system architectures
  • Perform functional analysis
  • Define system performance and design constraints
  • Provide technical leadership and mentoring within and across projects
  • Support risk management initiatives
  • New system acquisition support as well the full range of activities necessary to define and develop future ATFM capabilities to satisfy new mission considerations (e.g., Space Operations, UAS), as well as establish an executable plan for the holistic modernization of an all-encompassing ATFM capability.
Qualifications

Qualified applicants must possess the following skills and qualifications:

  • Strong communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Minimum of 12 years of relevant work experience
Experience

Experience with the following is preferred:

  • FAA TFMS, TBFM, and TFDM systems
  • Emerging aviation technologies including UAS and commercial space operations
  • FAA Acquisition Management System (AMS) and other regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Concept and requirements development
Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline, mathematics, or physics; advanced degree preferred
Travel
  • Infrequent project-related travel, trade shows, and technical conferences as required
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Mid-Level UAS Engineer

Provide engineer expertise to FAA UAS modernization initiatives and integration of operational improvements.

Responsibilities

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Operational concept development
  • Use Case Development
  • Gap Analysis
  • Coordination with customers, partners, and stakeholders
  • System engineering activities required to support the necessary data exchanges, information architecture, prototyping, and demonstrations to progress the evolution of the concepts
Qualifications

Qualified applicants must possess the following skills and qualifications:

  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • At least 10 years of experience with systems engineering, concept development/concept operations and FAA-domain related activities.  Reduced years of experience required with advanced degree.
Experience

Experience with the following is preferred:

  • Emerging aviation technologies including Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), UAS Traffic Management (UTM), and Urban Air Mobility (UAM)
  • Research support to FAA or NASA projects including developing Concepts for emerging technologies
Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering
Travel
  • Infrequent project-related travel, trade shows, and technical conferences as required
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Mid-Level FAA Human Factors Specialist

Provide human factors support to FAA modernization initiatives and integration of operational improvements.

Responsibilities

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Concept and systems engineering development; Use Case Development, and Gap Analysis
  • Coordination with customers, partners, and stakeholders
  • Performs human factors engineering functions for computer human interface analysis, situational awareness, human-in-the-loop scenarios, ergonomics, and kinematics. Directs human factors studies to promote the introduction and application of concepts, procedures, tests and evaluations, and operational requirements
Qualifications

Qualified applicants must possess the following skills and qualifications:

  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • At least 10 years of experience supporting human factors studies and functions. Reduced years of experience required with advanced degree.
Experience

Experience with the following is preferred:

  • FAA human factors research and analysis related to air traffic controllers and FAA automation systems
Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in human factors engineering
  • Advanced degree preferred
Travel
  • Infrequent project-related travel, trade shows, and technical conferences as required
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Senior Systems/Software Engineers

Provide full lifecycle systems and software engineering expertise to FAA Aeronautical Information Management Modernization (AIMM) implementation, and operational support initiatives.

Responsibilities

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide systems/software engineering expertise including but not limited to develop, review, and validate operational concepts; define system architectures and specification documents; and develop and manage requirements for Aeronautical Information Services Replacement (AISR), Integrated Enterprise Support Platform (IESP), and Federal NOTAM System (FNS) modernization initiatives
  • 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 contractor developed software and systems
  • Analyze operational and developmental software baselines; support release planning; and identify and monitor quality and performance metrics
  • Provide oversight to the software contractor including but not limited to requirements management, software reviews, and documentation reviews
  • Provide technical leadership and mentoring within and across projects
Qualifications
  • Temporary remote work- Washington DC based
  • US Citizenship required
  • Minimum of 15 years of relevant experience
  • Experience with FAA automation and decision support systems preferred
  • Experience with Service Oriented Architecture and cloud services preferred
  • Experience leading engineering teams to execute projects within cost and schedule constraints required
  • Experience analyzing, developing, or testing software intensive systems required
  • Experience with information systems security preferred
  • Experience with Solaris and Postgres, RedHat, and WebSphere App Server preferred
  • Experience with AIXM and SWIM preferred
  • Experience with aviation/aeronautical safety preferred
  • Experience with the FAA Acquisition Management System 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
Education
  • BA/BS Engineering, computer science, operations research, mathematics, or related technical field
Travel
  • Project related travel and trade shows as required
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Mid-Level Engineers

Provide engineering expertise to FAA NAS modernization initiatives and integration of operational improvements.

Responsibilities

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
  • Support risk management initiatives in collaboration with program management and operations
Qualifications
  • US Citizenship required
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience
  • Experience with and operational knowledge of FAA automation and decision support systems (e.g., ERAM, ARTS/STARS, TFMS, TBFM, TFDM, SWIM, ATOP)
  • Experience developing operational concepts, scenarios, and use cases for demonstrations supporting NAS existing and emerging technologies and validating these scenarios and use cases by facilitating Tabletop exercises and Cognitive Walkthroughs with operational and technical Subject Matter Experts highly desired
  • Experience with ICAO Provisions and Implementation Guidance development and validation as well as ATMRPP and IMP and their respective work activities, such as, Trajectory Based Operations Concept of Operations, Air / Ground SWIM Concept of Operations, and SWIM Manual and its associated updates Experience analyzing, developing, and testing system adaptation data and aeronautical reference data preferred
  • Experience with the operational and engineering analysis support of UAS Traffic Management (UTM) Concepts, Data Exchanges, Architecture Development, and FAA/NASA RTT activities 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
Education
  • Engineering, computer science, operations research, mathematics, or physics degree
  • Master’s degree preferred
Travel
  • Project related travel and trade shows as required
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TSAS Engineers

Provide engineering expertise to FAA Terminal Sequencing and Spacing (TSAS) deployments and operations.

Responsibilities

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Analyze operational site data and interact with site personnel to understand terminal operations
  • Develop TSAS adaptation data requirements and design based on site specific operations, knowledge of the TSAS system, and understanding of TSAS adaptation
  • Develop TSAS adaptation development and validation tools to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of adaptation development and maintenance
  • Develop prototype TSAS adaptation to validate designs and integrate adaptation with TBFM software prior to field deployment for site testing
  • Test TSAS adaptation suitability for field deployment and site testing
  • Analyze TSAS software implementation and adaptation integration
  • Perform operational analysis to determine operational performance, evaluate design alternatives, and analyze field problem reports
  • Develop adaptation development processes and training
  • Knowledge transfer TSAS adaptation development and maintenance to FAA personnel
Qualifications
  • US Citizenship required
  • Experience with and operational knowledge of FAA automation and decision support systems (e.g., TBFM, ERAM, ARTS/STARS, TFMS)
  • Experience with operational data analysis of air traffic management decision support systems including metrics identification and tool building
  • Some software development skills (e.g., languages, scripting, environments, databases) desirable
  • Detail oriented, independent, self-motivated, and a proactive team member
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills effective with operational, technical, and senior management audiences
  • Multiple positions available: 1) Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience with a Master’s degree preferred 2) Minimum of 5 years of experience
Education
  • Engineering, computer science, operations research, mathematics, or physics degree
Travel
  • Project related travel as required
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Junior/Mid-Level Financial Analyst

Provide program management, business, and financial support to FAA program.

Responsibilities

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Analyze and develop solutions for business problems
  • Use computer hardware and software applications for cost model creation, preparation, and other automated data analysis systems
  • Perform computer driven analysis of the economic, statistical, accounting, and financial principles and techniques necessary to support the management of procurements involving major systems acquisitions
  • Responsibility for project budgeting, cost control, forecasting scheduling and reporting
  • Work closely with the program office, development organization, stakeholders, and users to generate requirements and forecast financial needs and impact
  • Manage communication of new functionality impact to service consumers and interface systems
  • Develop transition plans for existing service consumers impacted by changes to existing functionality
  • Monitor modifications of stakeholder systems, assess impact, and advise program management on integration approaches and risk mitigation strategies
  • Documentation Support – Develop and review release notes, site availability file, and requirements documents
  • Develop, review, and validate operational concepts; perform functional analysis
  • Project Reporting – Perform regular (weekly/monthly) and ad-hoc program reporting to the FAA including project accomplishments, schedules, and levels of effort
  • Program Support – Host/coordinate weekly team meetings and track action items, develop program briefings, manage website content, and manage user communication
Qualifications
  • Temporary remote work- Washington DC based
  • High level of proficiency with MS Excel and other MS Office Products
  • Strong analytical background
  • Proficiency in use of FAA financial accounting tools/systems including, DELPHI, PRISM, and SPIRE preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience 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
  • Leadership experience preferred
Education
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance, Procurement and Contracting, or related field
Travel
  • Project related travel and trade shows as required
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Mid/Senior Level Program Analysts

Provide program management, technical, and/or business analysis support to the FAA.

Responsibilities

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Develops financial control functions including budgeting, forecasting, financial planning and analysis, reporting, and establishing/managing program cost baselines
  • Conducts research, evaluations, analyses, and studies, and presents recommendations/solutions related to short and long-term program planning requirements
  • Provides configuration management, Earned Value Management, financial management, cost estimation, and risk management support
  • Provides recommendations, resolutions, and updates to office records, databases, and files for assigned programs
  • Develops a project plan that includes Financial Management Planning, Federal Aviation Regulation or other guidance document development or modification, Regulatory Process streamlining, and strategic business planning activities
  • Develops and maintain spreadsheets, databases, and integrated program schedules for program activities
  • Prepares reports, documentation, briefings, monthly status reports, and cost and price analysis reports
  • Prepares various ad hoc analyses and reports and compiles information for management review and decision-making
Qualifications
  • 10 years of relevant experience
  • FAA experience is preferred, but not required
  • Candidate should possess program management skills to include life-cycle management, work definition, requirements, and schedule and financial management
  • Possess good analytical, communication, and writing skills
  • Self-starter and possess good interpersonal skills
  • Must have good computer skills and be proficient with Microsoft Office products (e.g. MS PowerPoint, Word, Project, Excel)
  • US Citizenship required
Education
  • Candidate must, at a minimum, possess a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, operations research, business or finance from an accredited college or university
Travel
  • Project related travel and trade shows as required
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Internship – SWIM Engineering/Operations Research

Develop a tool to facilitate the acquisition of System Wide Information Management (SWIM)/SWIM Terminal Data Distribution System (STDDS) data. STDDS publishes terminal aviation data to FAA and commercial users via Java messaging. The intern will enhance existing SWIM test clients to add functionality for manipulating the data.  In the context of SWIM STDDS data, this would include decoding the delta-encoded ASDE-X airport surface data.  This might also include an adaptable XSLT translator, a (strict) schema validator, and a message broker end-point as a delivery mechanism.

Responsibilities

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Enhance existing test client to persist data in an internal cache, and using that cache output delta-decoded versions of the input message.
  • Enhance test client to support an XSLT transformation.  Existing XSLTs are available for reference use.
  • Enhance test client to perform strict schema validation, as a test tool.
  • Enhance test client to incorporate message broker functionality, to support publishing outbound messages from a JMS message queue or topic.
  • Develop documentation for these capabilities.
Qualifications
  • US Citizenship required
  • Java experience required
  • JMS messaging (ActiveMQ, WebLogics, Solace), JAXB, XMLBeans, relational databases desired
Education
  • Working towards, or recently earned, engineering, computer science, operations research, mathematics, or physics degree
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Internship – TBFM Engineering/Operations Research

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

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Integrate existing tools that acquire the necessary operational data and generate the TSAS performance metrics.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Document work on the Confluence site and commit prototype software to the Bitbucket site.
Qualifications
  • US Citizenship required
  • Linux, Shell Scripting, and SQL experience required
  • Perl, Python, AWS, wiki tools, and git desired
Education
  • Working towards, or recently earned, engineering, computer science, operations research, mathematics, or physics degree
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