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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:20:00 +0100
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Mon, 13 Feb 2017 22:56:00 +0100
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Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:00:00 +0100
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     Date Submitted:17-08-2010
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     Current job:Aerospace/ Systems Engineer Sr
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsRequirements Analysis/ Development Independent Verification & Validation 6-sigma Presentation & communication (oral & written) skills Ability to write test plans, procedures, and reports COMPUTER LANGUAGES: C/C++, FORTRAN, PERL, VBA, ada, Tcl/Tk, SQL
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    Summary

    Aerospace Systems Engineer Sr experienced with supportability engineering for manned space flight vehicles as well as large scale systems engineering, test and verification for Atlas V launch vehicles, and Space Shuttle real time mission operations.  Experienced with 6-sprocess improvement techniques for systems engineering.  Earned an “Exceeds Expectations” rating on 2005 appraisal and various other awards for performance. Clearance: TS/SCI w/ CI polygraph

     

    Proven Abilities and Accomplishments

    Technical Expertise /Engineering

    • Supported verification and validation events at customer facilities and communicated with customers.
    • Experience presenting to engineering review boards.
    • Experienced in requirements engineering and development.
    • Ability to flow requirements down from top level specifications to component level specifications.
    • Performed Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Test Engineering utilizing MATLAB and other scripts.
    • Analyzed requirements and allocated to verification/ validation test methods.
    • Performed deputy technical lead functions.
    • Demonstrated ability to write test plans, procedures, and reports.
    • Created Technical Performance Metrics (TPMs) using PERL and UNIX scripts.

     

    Technical Skills

    COMPUTER Languages:             C/C++, FORTRAN, PERL, VBA, ada, Tcl/Tk, SQL, UNIX scripting

    Operating Systems: Windows, UNIX

    Software:                                       MS Office, Bentley Microstation CAD (similar to CATIA or IDEAS), MATLAB, Satellite Tool Kit, Rational Software Suite (UML), Use Cases

     

    Experience

    Eagle Aerospace (Denver, CO) 2/2008 – 7/2010

    HRS&S/ Contract through Aerotek CE (Denver, CO) 10/2007 – 2/2008

    Systems Engineer Sr.

    Interface for Integrated Logistics engineering team to the design engineering team.  Orion is the next generation NASA manned space vehicle, which will replace the Space Shuttle for crew transportation to the International Space Station (ISS), as well as return to the moon.

    • Communicated improvements which influenced the design for supportability purposes
    • Coordinated the supportability requirements down to component level specifications.
    • Responsible for evaluating Avionics, GN&C and EGSE designs for supportability and worked with design engineers to resolve issues.
    • Obtained experience using MIL-STD-1388-2B Logistics database for Logistics Support Analysis.

    Analex Corp./ Contract through Aerotek CE (Denver, CO) 3/2007 – 10/2007

    Aerospace Engineer Sr

    Performed Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Test Engineering tasks for the Atlas V launch vehicle Flight Control System (FCS) Software (SW) to verify and/ or validate critical flight software requirements.

    • Conducted Requirements Analysis, including requirements traceability and allocation of requirements to various Analex test methods.
    • Gained knowledge of MIL-STD-1553B data bus and ability to read and understand electrical schematics of Atlas V Avionics System.
    • Implemented test plans, procedures, and reports of test results.
    • Identified discrepancies in Atlas V FCS SW and documented in Problem Reports (PRs).
    • Achieved an understanding and used ADA source code.
    • Created and updated MATLAB scripts for analysis of test data and launch vehicle trajectory modeling.

    Raytheon IIS (Aurora, CO) 8/ 2004 – 3/ 2007

    Systems Engineer 2; TS/SCI w/ CI polygraph

    Lynx (10/06-3/07) is the Raytheon program to develop the Mission Control System (MCS) for Boeing’s Common Ground System (CGS).  The MCS creates mission plans and schedules while managing numerous space vehicle (SV) constraints, telemetry processing and commanding, as well as plans and manages all spacecraft housekeeping activities.

    • Followed established processes to create technical manuals for use by satellite operators in real time spacecraft operation.
    • Improved established processes using 6-stechniques.
    • Performed functions of Deputy Technical Lead for Ops Documentation team.
    • Ability to read and interpret Tcl/Tk code to write documentation.

    Systems Engineer;TS/SCI w/ CI polygraph

    Sonja (8/04-10/06) is the program to develop the Mission Control System (MCS) for a national imagery satellite system. Performed requirements engineering and development for Mission Control System (MCS) command and control (C&C) SW.

    • Responsible Engineer for creation and collection of TPMs for C&C SW system.
    • Executed system concept description and concept of operations updates.
    • Supported test events representing the Systems Engineering team for requirements sell-off.
    • Created PERL and UNIX scripts and macros for TPM collection.
    • Utilized Rational Clearquest software for documentation of discrepancy reports.
    • Used Rational Requisite Pro for requirements tracking database.
    • Applied knowledge of Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Use Case based systems engineering.

    Barrios Technology (JSC Houston, TX) 5/2001-1/2003

    Space Shuttle Thermal Systems (EECOM) Flight Control Engineer

    Responsible for real-time operations of Active Thermal Control System (ATCS) and Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) on Space Shuttle orbiter.

    • Participated in training activities for the Space Shuttle ATCS and ECLSS systems
    • Created ATCS systems briefs and updates to EECOM systems handbook.

     

    Education

    B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University – April 2001

    Europa Orbiter Spacecraft – Spacecraft Preliminary Design

    • Contributed to preliminary design of Europa orbiter spacecraft, including systems trade studies, requirements analysis, and Preliminary Design Review (PDR) presentation and report preparation.
    • Presented trajectory analysis at PDR for a panel of university faculty as well as representatives from the aerospace industry and prepared a written PDR report.

     

    Training

    Principles of Systems Engineering (PoSE) – 2005

    Raytheon training course on basic concepts of Systems Engineering

    • Basics of requirements writing/ development and requirements flow down
    • Functional analysis, trade studies
    • Phases of programs from pre-proposal through operations and disposal

     

    Raytheon 6-specialist training – 2004

    Raytheon training course on basics of 6-sprocess improvement

     

    Fundamentals of UML – 2004

    Raytheon training course on Unified Modeling Language for systems engineering/ architecture

    • Trained in UML 2.0 covering UML modeling with Rational Rose

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