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     Date Submitted:13-06-2011
     Last Modified:14-06-2011 (07:35)
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     Current job:Test Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems
     KeywordsHardware and software integration and test.



    Team Management ~ Test Software Development ~ Aerospace Engineering


    Versatile Test Engineer with several years experience in developing flight hardware testing solutions including test station interface hardware, software, and support documentation.  Developed and integrated test program sets utilized for aircraft and spacecraft avionics cards, boxes, and systems testing.  Experience in spacecraft operations, maintenance and turnaround activities, leading teams, and preparing and presenting proposals and status reports.  Possesses a strong work ethic and a passion for developing solutions independently or as part of a team.  Earned Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Electrical Engineering.




    ·         Programming Languages: LabVIEW, TestStand, Agilent VEE, L200, STOL

    ·         Test Platforms: COTS (VXI, PXI), Teradyne L-393, Teradyne L-321, Genrad

    ·         Software: MS Office Suite

    ·         Operating Systems: Windows, Unix




    THE BOEING COMPANY, Houston, Texas                                                                   2004-Present



    ·       Supported Space Shuttle Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and Multifunction Electronic Display Subsystem (MEDS) avionics subsystems during missions.

    ·       Managed replacement of obsolete IMU test equipment with Commercial off the Shelf equipment controlled by LabVIEW software. Presented integration test results to Orbiter Project Office.

    ·       Monitored IMU subsystem telemetry during preflight and flight phases, assessed unit state of health, and reported to mission management team.

    ·       Developed redundancy management software for assessing IMU velocity and attitude output accuracy during flight.

    ·       Performed analysis of IMU calibration and alignment data from pre-flight and post-flight lab reports.

    ·       Evaluated and approved IMU calibration data loaded into Shuttle mass memory prior to each flight.

    ·       Produced updates to Launch Commit Criteria (LCC), Shuttle Operations and Maintenance Requirements and Specifications Document (OMRSD), Failure Mode and Effects Analyses (FMEA). 

    ·       Investigated Space Shuttle subsystem anomalies and drafted presentations for the Mission Management Team.

    ·       Produced Corrective Action Records for avionics anomaly resolution and tracking.


    ORBITAL SCIENCES CORP., Dulles, Virginia                                                                  2000-2004

    Principal Engineer


    ·       Developed programs for testing cards and boxes utilizing National Instruments LabVIEW programming environment and TestStand test management software.   

    ·       Designed interface cabling between flight hardware and Commercial off the Shelf test stations consisting of VXI, PXI, and GPIB instruments, 1553 Data Bus, Front-End Processor, PC and Sun Sparcstation.

    ·       Developed test software for functional verification and test of Central Electronics Units consisting of 1553, Uplink, Downlink, On-board Computer, Solid State Recorder and Mission Unique cards.

    ·       Performed integration testing of completed LabVIEW test programs with flight hardware and conducted environmental testing of hardware.

    ·       Directed work of contractor teams utilized during software development and integration phases. 

    ·       Served on BSAT satellite Integration and Test (I&T) team performing avionics box, flight harness, and spacecraft integration testing.  

    ·       Developed spacecraft functional tests in Spacecraft Test and Operations Language (STOL).

    ·       Performed maintenance and troubleshooting of BSAT spacecraft ground support equipment.

    ·       Developed programs hosted on Teradyne L-321 test station for testing of cards and boxes used on Panamsat satellite.

    ·       Defined company software development processes and wrote ISO 9001 documentation.


    ADVANCED TESTING TECHNOLOGIES, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma                            1992-2000

    Project Engineer


    ·       Developed Test Program Sets (TPSs) for C-5, E-3 AWACS, and B-2 aircraft avionics.  Test Program Sets consisted of test interface hardware, software, and support documentation.

    ·       Developed and integrated several TPSs for C-5 aircraft avionics hosted on Benchtop Reconfigurable Automatic Tester (BRAT), which consisted of VXI and GPIB instruments.

    ·       Developed several TPSs for B-2 aircraft avionics.  The TPSs were hosted on Teradyne L-393 test station and programmed in Agilent VEE test language. 

    ·       Integrated TPSs using VXI-based test station for replacement of manual test set used for retest of Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) from the E-3 AWACS transmitter.

    ·       Presented quarterly status reports to customer engineering and procurement teams.


    ETA TECHNOLOGIES CORP., San Antonio, Texas                                                          1990-1992



    ·       Designed and integrated hardware test programs hosted on a GenRad test station. 

    ·       Developed circuit simulation programs for fault isolation in digital circuit boards, and proposed improvements to testing methodologies for circuit card assemblies. 

    ·   Conducted independent verification/validation on weapons system test equipment for F-111 and F-4 aircraft.





    Master of Science, Electrical Engineering, 1996



    Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, 1990

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