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     Date Submitted:29-03-2011
     Last Modified:29-03-2011 (07:30)
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     Current job:Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:
     Industry:, , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSystems Engineer, Requirements generation, verification and validation, DDT&E, hardware certification, operational testing, qualification testing, DOORS, system integration


    Experienced Systems Engineer with detailed understanding of aerospace avionics architecture and requirements development.  Skilled in operational test, evaluation, and acceptance of airborne and ground instrumentation systems. Accomplished author of detailed test procedures and compliance verification documentation.  Recognized for success in working with customers to meet project milestones and deliver operational systems.  Consistently exhibits reliable, sound technical judgment.  Highly proficient in failure analysis, investigation, and resolution.  Strong problem solving and analytical skills. Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills.  Ability to handle multiple, diverse tasks simultaneously. 


    Product Development                             Requirements Generation and Analysis                Design Analysis   

    Test and Evaluation                                Test Procedure Generation                                 Systems Analysis

    Verification and Validation                       System Certification                                           System Integration

    Compliance Assessment                        DOORS Proficiency                                           Risk Mitigation


     UNITED SPACE ALLIANCE      Kennedy Space Center, Fl                                                    9/06 – present

    Began Space Shuttle career as a Range Safety Sustaining Engineer, quickly graduating to operating Launch Manager Console during tests and live launches. Subsequently assumed responsibility as primary Range Safety System interface with 45th Space Wing System Engineers.   As System Engineer for Ares First Stage Avionics product teams, oversee all aspects of Systems Engineering through development, test, verification, and integration.  Train colleagues in use of IBM Rational DOORS for requirements tracking efficiency.

     Avionics Systems Engineer, Ares I-X and Ares I

    • Define subsystem architecture
    • Develop Avionics hardware specifications and performance requirements
    • Track system requirements from inception through verification compliance
    • Generate test procedures to qualify flight hardware
    • Conduct test and evaluation of avionics systems
    • Resolve test issues and anomalies; generate and disposition associated problem reports
    • Assess Interface Control Documentation to ensure seamless system integration
    • Generate compliance verification reports as final proof of system adequacy
    • Analyze proposed change packages for impact to baseline requirements and performance

     Shuttle Sustaining Engineer

    • Monitor performance of Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster hardware and systems during tests and launches
    • Analyze proposed change packages for impact to baseline performance
    • Primary interface with 45 Space Wing for Solid Rocket Booster Range Safety issues
    • Operate mission console during live launches; coordinate with launch team to resolve technical issues


    COMPUTER SCIENCES RAYTHEON      Patrick Air Force Base, FL                                           5/96 – 9/06

    Rapidly progressed from an administrative position to a Technical Analyst performing analysis of Eastern Range Command Destruct systems.  Expanded knowledge of systems architecture and performance to include Radar, Range Safety, and Telemetry systems, culminating in advancement to Supervisor of Range Safety Control and Display Systems.  Recipient of numerous awards for technical excellence and leadership. 

    Supervisor, Range Safety Control and Display SystemsAnalysis                                                   11/04 - 9/06

    •  Lead a team of 5 technical analysts, coordinating and overseeing the activities necessary to ensure optimum ground instrumentation performance during manned and unmanned launch operations
    • Develop documentation and procedures for ISO 9001 compliance and certification
    • Train, supervise, and advance the professional development of assigned personnel
    • Lead a support team to analyze the performance of Eastern Range systems during launch operations
    • Point of contact on launch console for issue resolution during live missions
    • Define personnel roles and responsibilities to maximize efficiencies and minimize costs 
    • Contributing author to winning proposal for two Range Technical Services contracts

     Senior Member of Technical Staff, Technical Consultant to 45th Space Wing                                 5/96 - 11/04

    • Perform system evaluation and analysis of Range Safety, Radar, and Command Destruct systems
    • Investigate instrumentation system anomalies; generate recommendations for anomaly resolution
    • Develop system requirements; perform technical review of client-generated requirements
    • Design and review test specifications for new and modified systems
    • Conduct acceptance testing of new and modified systems
    • Integrate new instrumentation systems onto the Eastern Range; verify system adequacy to meet launch customer and Range Safety requirements
    • Conduct pre-launch assessment of ground systems launch readiness; provide risk mitigation strategy
    • Brief USAF personnel on launch systems status, provide recommendations for instrumentation use 
    • Operate launch console; monitor ground system performance during launch activities
    • Perform technical analyses to determine impact of proposed changes on Eastern Range operations
    • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of the individual launch program requirements
    • Perform detailed studies and special technical analyses for the 45th SW and the launch customer


    Master of Science, Systems and Industrial Engineering - University of Florida, April 2004

    Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering - University of Central Florida, August 1992



    Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers

    International Council on Systems Engineering

    Society of Women Engineers

    National Management Association



    Technical Judge: Brevard County Science Fair, Senior High Science and Engineering, 2008, 2010

    United Space Alliance ‘Quest Performance Award’ for Range Safety anomaly resolution, Nov 2008

    Four Individual Performance Awards for exceptional technical performance, 2004 – 2005

    Two ‘Above and Beyond’ Awards for outstanding customer relations, 2003 - 2004

    Nominee for Computer Sciences Corporation Technical Excellence Award, Nov 2003

    Special Achievement Award for STS-107 Shuttle Columbia Debris Analysis, Jul 2003

    Vice-Chair – IEEE Canaveral Chapter, 2002 - 2004

    Nominee for Space Coast New Woman Engineer of the Year, Feb 2001

    Award for Excellence in leading Wallops Island Command Site testing, May 1999



    INCOSE Certified Systems Engineer Professional (CSEP)



    NACI Certification (November 2006 – present)

    Secret clearance (1996 – October 2006)

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