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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:09-05-2011
     Last Modified:09-05-2011 (05:34)
    Job information
     Current job:Ground System Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:,
     KeywordsGround Systems Instructor, Operations, Perl, Manual Testing, SBIRS
    CV

    Dear Hiring Manager:

    My 15 years of engineering experience in satellite operations includes a wide range of operations as well as direct responsibility for team education. My work with the U.S. Air Force has made me highly self-motivated and disciplined, and I’ve successfully trained and motivated others in both communications and daily operations:

    - I’ve proven my ability to work effectively with leaders and work crews at all levels of experience.

    - My solid record of achievement was gained both by coordinating staff and tackling a wide range of projects, not only with efficiency, but also with a sharp eye on detail and quality.

    I can provide excellent references upon request. Please let me know as soon as possible when we may talk about my enclosed resume and our mutual interests. I look forward to your response.

    Thank you for your time and consideration.

    Sincerely,

     

    OBJECTIVE

    To obtain a challenging and progressive computer engineering position utilizing a combination of more than 15 years of operations, training, and engineering experience.

     

     

    EDUCATION

     

    Bachelor of Science – Computer Engineering University of Rhode Island

     

     

    COMPUTER BACKGROUND

    Languages:

    Perl, Perl Tk, C shell, K shell, Visual Basic, VBA, C, C++, UNIX, IRIX

    Hardware:

    SGI

    Software:

    Sybase, Microsoft Office

     

     

    EXPERIENCE

    Northrop Grumman, Buckley AFB

    Ground System Engineer (GSE) Trainer 2005 – 2009

    - Identified causes of Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) training application software (SW) problems and provided appropriate solutions to the trainers and/or evaluators.

    - Provided the technical knowledge to the trainers and/or evaluators in operating the SBIRS training suite.

    - Provided training to the Ground System Engineering (GSE) team in utilizing the SBIRS training suite.

    - Coordinated the installation and training of new SW releases to the SBIRS training suite.

    - Authored, executed and verified regression and system level testing of new SW and/or HW releases to the SBIRS systems.

    - Conducted formal troubleshooting efforts and informed development of any valid defects.

    - Documented all troubleshooting efforts and Discrepancy Reports on all defects found.

     

     

    Northrop Grumman, Buckley AFB

    Ground System Engineer (GSE) 2000 - 2009

    - Identified causes of operating system (OS)/application SW problems and determined appropriate solutions in support of Air Force Satellite Operations Center’s daily operations.

    - Provided maintenance and support for on-going systems, which includes, but not limited to, the monitoring of multiple systems performance and data backups.

    - Conducted and led team-based troubleshooting efforts in support of real-time satellite operations.

    MILITARY EXPERIENCE

     

    USAF, 8th Space Warning Squadron, Buckley AFB

    Ground System Operator (GSO) 2000 – 2004

    - Assigned lead responsibilities for establishing commanding paths for the Defense Support Program (DSP) satellites through both dedicated and Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) resources.

    - Assigned lead responsibilities for fault detection and fault isolation at four separate ground stations.

    - Assigned lead responsibilities for system configuration changes; to include preventative maintenance, system tests, and any others as assigned.

     

    USAF, 2nd Space Warning Squadron, Buckley AFB

    Ground System Operator (GSO) Instructor 1998 – 2000

    - Author of 45 lesson plans supporting SBIRS ground network configuration and status operations.

    - Appointed as the USAF-designated lead of operating the SBIRS high fidelity training simulator.

    - Primary customer point of contact with civilian contractor personnel for research of technical data to ensure accuracy of training materials for SBIRS ground control.

     

    USAF, 3rd Space Communication Squadron, Germany

    Data Systems Supervisor (DSS) 1996 – 1998

    -nalyzed real-time spacecraft payload mission data to discriminate between system background noise and missile and space launches, as well as other data of possible importance to the intelligence community. Advised Crew Commander of all findings in the real-time operations setting.

     

     

    SIGNIFICANT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    Project: Developed and designed a program allowing the customer to conduct on-line system testing.
    Language: Perl, Perl Tk, Sybase, Microsoft Access
    System: IRIX

     

    Project: Developed and designed a database to allow the customer accurate documentation of all required training and evaluation paperwork for personnel.
    Language: Microsoft Access, VB, VBA
    System: Windows

     

    Project: Developed and designed a database to allow the SBIRS security representatives to track all aspects of security information for the SBIRS Mission Control Station (MCS) and the Interim-Backup Mission Control Station (IMCSB)
    Language: Microsoft Access, VB, VBA, Microsoft Windows
    System: Windows


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