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     Date Submitted:04-08-2011
     Last Modified:04-08-2011 (03:48)
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     Current job:Systems Engineer/ Project Lead
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordssystems enginneering, project lead, Systems analyst, configuration management, documentation, data base developement



    Excellent leadership skills and team player. Extensive experience in aerospace, development, operations and maintenance. Supported projects from beginning to end, including monitoring and reporting on project schedules and resources.  Passionate about community outreach and tenacious in pursuit of goals. Equally adept at strategic planning and tactical execution. Success driven, strong ethics, dependable and committed to excellence.  Security Clearance - Secret (DISCO) – expired.





      ●  Systems Engineering                             

        Configuration Management   

      ●  Software Development Cycle

      ●  Project Lead                                       


      ●  Internet/Intranet Applications

      ●  Data Base Development                        

        Systems Analysis                    

      ●  Supervisory Skills

      ●  Programming                                        

      ●  Leadership                          

      ●  Microsoft Office Suite       

      ● Capability Maturity Modeling             

      ●  PMP Training Certificate      

      ●  Enrolled Agent



    • Used interpersonal skills and experience to significantly influence company’s integrity with a positive spin with the Canadian Space Agency by taking control of the tasks for the Canadian segment specification to support overall ISS performance and design requirements through final reviews, acceptance and Certification of flight readiness (CoFR) which resulted in recognition from the Director of the Canadian Space Agency.
    • Implemented the company’s safety and security procedure with quick reaction time to observe and get the proper care for a person who had wandered on to the company’s property in the early stages of a heart attack and enable him to get the medical assistance needed to sustain his life.  Followed up with a report to the company to correct a flaw in the procedure that could have endangered life.
    • Designed and rehosted graphics display software for the Input/Output System on the Shuttle Mission Simulator facility upgrade program.  Preliminary and critical design documents were produced using Government Standards.  Software was coded, tested, and cycled at the second block of shared on-line time.
    • Led project for the inputs to the configuration management process which resulted in the section passing an audit for the first time with a score of 98/100.




    Senior Systems Engineer/Project Lead         The Boeing Company                      1995-2010


    • Responsible for developing, documenting, coordinating, monitoring status, scheduling and providing program visibility and quality to the customer for over 500 change requests for the International Space Station (ISS) on time with an average grade of 98/100.
    • Mediated resolution of issues, determined alternatives, directed and implemented solutions for the Homeland Security Program to successfully meet contract deadline and have hardware activated in major airports across the United States. Participated with stakeholders to develop potential preventive or corrective actions and implementation.
    • Managed, created the definition, development, maintenance, allocation, verification, and issue resolution of ISS System level requirements down to the Canadian segment specification, the Italian segment specification and interface control documents using a systems engineering approach to support overall ISS performance and design requirements through final reviews, acceptance and Certification of flight readiness (CoFR).
    • Ensured the requirements for the integrated software control functions of the ISS were adequately allocated and defined.
    • Led project for engineers on the ISS engineering support contract including, scheduling, monitoring resources and suppliers and providing quality deliverables, feedback and technical support to stakeholders.



    Senior Systems Analyst                      Dual Incorporated                                     1993 - 1995

    • Provided data base support for the Space Shuttle Portable On Board Computers for the Flight Planning Branch using Microsoft ACCESS and Visual Basics
    • Coded maintenance, upgrade and development of Oracle PL/SQL, SQL*FORMS, SQL*PLUS, Pro*FORTRAN and Pro*C programs that provided company financial support applications and reports on a HP.


    Senior Systems Analyst/Project Lead              Lockheed  Company              1988-1993       

    • Provided data base support for the Oracle based Engineering Shuttle Configuration Management System and the Space Station Configuration Management System and the Datatrieve based Division Library Data Base.
    • Developed Oracle based data base for tracking Total Quality Management classes and user accounts.
    • Provided user support for the Engineering Computation Facility help desk for mainframe and supercomputer, both using UNIX based operating systems.
    • Provided documentation support and tested the Software Support Environment User Menus for the Rational Teamwork interface using ADA.  Provided a market survey for configuration management and build products that run UNIX and VMS.
    • Led project for the Flight Telerobotic Servicer (FTS) Display and Control Workstation development.  This included developing and implementing software requirements and providing documentation and reports and risk management on the FTS System.
    • Provided trouble shooting and systems analysis support for the Multi-Purpose Application Console workstation.
    • Evaluated UNIX and AIX operating systems  including the X-windows, Dataview, and SAMMI graphic software packages.  Served as beta test site analyst for the SAMMI graphic software package.


    Systems Engineer   Singer Company/Link Flight Simulation Division    1983 - 1988      

    • Created acceptance test procedures for the Automated Generalized Payload Model, produced preliminary design and critical design documents for master and control subsystem for the Navy simulator operational modes, designed Interface Control Documents for the Multi-mission program office, and produced Base IC Structure Maintenance and User Class Materials.
    • Managed the interface between software engineering and the application engineering departments for the Multi-mission project.
    • Designed and documented the Supplemental Computing Interface task on HP.




        University of Houston- Clear Lake  -  Masters of Science - Computer Science – Houston, TX     

    ·        Louisiana Tech University    -    Bachelors of Science -  Mathematics – Ruston, LA




            ● Enrolled Agent                              

      Configuration and Data Management Certified - National Defense Industrial Association

      PMP Certification (In Progress)




    “Project Arusha Pressurized Rover Cabin Layout.” (Jointly authored.)  Proceedings of the 2010 NSBE Aerospace Systems Conference.  National Society of Black Engineers, February 5-10, 2010.


    “Arusha Cabin Interior Team Study.” (Jointly authored.)  Proceedings of the STS-2011 Space Technology Session. National Society of Black Engineers Space Special Interest Group, January 13-17, 2011.




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