Job Opportunities at the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, MA

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May 02, 2015

The Volpe Center in Cambridge, MA, is seeking talented, entry-level professionals from various backgrounds—Aerospace, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineers, and Operations Research Analysts—to join the several teams within its Center for Air Traffic Systems and Operations. As part of its consulting teams, you will play a key role in helping Volpe's clients resolve real-world transportation problems. Clients include the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); U.S. Air Force; National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); Boeing Commercial Airplanes; AirServices Australia; Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS); and the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB). These announcements have been posted on

The ideal candidate for these positions has a degree in Aerospace, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, or Operations Research Analysis (or is receiving a degree by the end of June 30, 2015). In these exciting roles, you will assist in the formulation of models of aircraft-related sensors and sensor systems/configurations; analyze complex flight operations data to predict the effects of deployed sensors/systems on the national airspace system safety and capacity; conduct feasibility studies and trade-off analyses; contribute to concept exploration, development, and execution of FAA and other government decision support systems; and/or lead the design and development of software utilized in telecommunications/navigation/ surveillance systems used for air traffic control and monitoring system performance.

To succeed, you must have strong analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills, and enjoy working in an entrepreneurial and collaborative environment. Experience or interest in transportation is a plus. U.S. Citizenship and college transcripts are required.

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R) coordinates the US DOT’s research programs and is charged with advancing the deployment of crosscutting technologies to improve our Nation's transportation system. The Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, part of US DOT/OST-R in Cambridge, MA, has been helping the transportation community navigate the most challenging problems for more than 40 years. Volpe’s mission is to improve transportation by anticipating and addressing emerging issues and advancing technical, operational, and institutional innovations across all modes. To learn more, visit

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