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     Date Submitted:07-03-2011
     Last Modified:07-03-2011 (06:54)
    Job information
     Current job:Entrepreneur
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsProgram Manager, Space Systems Engineer, Entrepreneur and Business Analyst


    Project and program manager with entrepreneurial and technical background. Proven capability to work with cross-functional engineering teams and solve interdisciplinary problems. Experienced software programmer designing business dashboards and databases. Demonstrated ability to prototype and evaluate commercial feasibility of new technologies and assess possible markets.

    Professional    Experience



    CEO/Founder      September 2008 – Present

    • Started technology-based company that manufactures a new type of portable power source
    • Designed and prototyped the first multi-frequency ambient RF power collector (patent expected December 2011)
    • Developed company strategy and marketing plan in business plan


    ADECCO USA, Mountain View, CA

    Google Maps Engineering Contract Employee   September 2009 – December 2010

    • As a developer analyst, coded and implemented the GT Local global operations dashboards that increased productivity by 200%
    • Created a new GT database that was used to speed up loading time in dashboard web pages by 1200%
    • Automated end of day reports for Hyderabad operations saving 10 hours per week
    • Developed MySQL queries for management to determine one-off problems with performance and quality



    Project Manager at NASA Ames Innovative Partnerships Program Office (Mountain View, CA)             July 2008 – September 2008

    • Tracked implementation of new IPP programs that led to three new applicants and one innovation ambassador selection
    • Facilitated partnership between JPL and NASA Ames centers on an earthquake detection satellite


    Program Managerat NASA Headquarters Innovative Partnerships Program Office (Washington, DC)     March 2007 – June 2008

    Developed and implemented new agency-wide technical and human resource programs for the Innovation Incubator branch of the Innovative Partnerships Program. Duties entailed gaining approval from multiple NASA centers, NASA directorates, and U.S. congressional representatives, and then developing budget, schedule and requirements that satisfied all customers.

    • Led the FAST program, which provides microgravity flights to private companies, from concept to first technology selection
    • FAST program has resulted in 42 technologies being tested in microgravity conditions
    • FAST recognized by U.S. President’s Office of Management and Budget as one of NASA’s most innovative programs
    • Began the Innovation Transfusion program which resulted in NASA being able to share innovations with MIT, PARC & NREL


    Technology Transfer SpecialistJanuary 2006 – March 2007

    • Evaluated 50+ hardware designs for commercial feasibility and marketing opportunities resulting in 4 patents
    • Oversaw $500,000 Small Business Technology Transfer project funds making sure all projects were on budget and schedule


    Assistant Project Manager for the NASA Exploration and Design Team (NEDT)   April 2005 – August 2005

    • Provided support for accounting, IT, scheduling, and engineering aspects across 9 NASA centers
    • Gathered requirements from all NASA centers to incorporate into design plan
    • Co-chaired Systems Engineering for real-time, NASA-wide collaborative Mars sample return mission design


    Systems Engineer, Academic Part-Time       July 2004 – April 2005

    • Developed risk analysis method for real-time collaborative team applications
    • Resulted in NASA technology publication and use for early mission analysis of pre-Phase A missions


    UCLA PLANETARY SCIENCE DEPARTMENT, Los Angeles, CA                 

    Graduate Research Assistant             May 2004 – July 2004

    • For joint proposal with Northrop Grumman, prototyped a 3-D imaging microscope that was used in a NASA mission proposal


    Research Assistant        June 2002 – August 2003

    • Coded programs for a distributed architecture to fit millions of lines of data from the Mars Global Surveyor to theoretical models
    • Used the fitted data to make the first heat maps of Mars’ subsurface water-ice depth using albedo and thermal inertia data
    • With JPL, performed quality control on a rock sampling system that will be aboard the Mars Science Laboratory rover




    Director of Operations     July 2008 – October 2009

    • Ran all technical aspects for 15 venture capital meetings and 14 angel investment meetings
    • Evaluated over 40 start-up company presentations during the private angel investment meetings





    Master of Business Administration / Concentration in Entrepreneurship

    • Merit Full Scholarship Recipient for having a GMAT score of 700
    • Exchange Student at European Business School in Germany (Fall 2005)


    UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Ann Arbor, MI                                     April 2004

    Master of Engineering in Space Systems

    • Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin Higher Education Scholarship


    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES,Los Angeles, CA                                      June 2002

    Bachelor of Science in Astrophysics and Mathematics with Computer Specialization

    • Only UCLA student to receive Walmart Mathematics Merit Scholarship Recipient for year



    Professional Development in International Science and Technology Policy




    • Paige, David A. and Joshua Scherbenski. “Mars Polar Thermal Inertia and Albedo Properties Using TES Data.” American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2002.
    • Paige, David A. and Joshua Scherbenski. “The Global Three Dimensional Distribution and Temperature of Near-Surface Martian Ground Ice:  New Results from MGS TES.” Sixth International Conference on Mars (2003): pp. 3265. Print.
    • Scherbenski, Joshua, et. al. “Searching for Ground Ice at the Martian Equator.” American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2003.
    • Scherbenski, Joshua and Leila Meshkat, “A Case Study for Risk Assessment & Modeling in Conceptual Concurrent Design." JPL Technical Report, 2004.
    • Scherbenski, Joshua, et. al. “SPADE: A rock-crushing and sample-handling system developed for Mars missions.” Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 112 (2007): pp. 14. Print.
    • Comstock, Douglas A. and Joshua Scherbenski. “Facilitated Access to the Space environment for Technology development and training (FAST).“ 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, 2008.


    personal Interests


    HOBBIES:  Table Tennis (Ran a Ping-Pong Tournament), Running (Ran in the 2003 LA Marathon)

    AFFILIATIONS:Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, National Space Society, California Space Authority

    PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES:  PHP, MySQL, C++, Perl, Unix Shell Script, HTML, FORTRAN 77, Javascript

    PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS:  Microsoft Project, Merlin

    TECHNICAL APPLICATIONS:  Agilent ADS Circuit Design, OrCAD Pspice, Mathematica 

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