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     Date Submitted:30-11-2011
     Last Modified:01-12-2011 (07:15)
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     Current job:Senior Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsSystems Engineering, CSEP, Integration, Ground Operations, Test, Database Design, Verification, Validaiton
    CV

    PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS

    Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP), Houston TX 2009

    Certified Fast Attack (SSN) and Ballistic Missile (SSBN) Nuclear Submarines, US NAVY 1984

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

    International Council of Systems Engineering (INCOSE), TGCC

    PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

    Mr. C. has 21 years of experience working NASA contracts for three major programs, including SpaceLab, International Space Station, and Constellation.  During his tenor he has performed various during including Project Management, Command and Data Handling Engineering, Integration Engineering, and Model Based Systems Engineering Development. He was awarded a Silver Snoopy Award for his efforts related to the development of the ISS Flight Emulator used to test Space Station Elements on the Ground prior to Flight.  Mr. C. also served in the United States Navy submarine force and has instructed courses in AC/DC and Digital Electronic Theory. He is currently a senior Systems Engineer for ARES Corporation.   

    ARES Corporation, Senior Systems Engineer, Houston, TX (Jan 2009 – Current)

    Provide Systems Engineering leadership support for the NASA Constellation Program Applied Systems Engineering Team (ASET).  Responsible for defining and implementing the NASA Constellation Program Verification, Validation, and Support Test and Verification Processes, Methods and Procedures.   Lead Engineer for Integrated Product Team (IPT) for multiple, remotely located projects.  Develop Process Flow Diagrams and Descriptions for Systems Engineering processes.  Develop, coordinate and implement full-cycle database schema for NASA Constellation Program.  Developed NASA Data Architecture Framework (NDAF) Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) ontology, including relational diagrams, data object/attribute definition, and association semantics.  Provide Technical support for the Cradle Database Software Suite including WorkBench, Document Publisher, and Toolset.  Identifiedand Generated Reports, Metrics and Audits for the Cradle database.  Coordinated and Facilitated Word Document Loading and Linking into Cradle Relational.  Review and Redline Requirements and Verification planning documentation.   Develop Functional Flow Block Diagrams (eFFBDs) in support of Constellation Systems of Systems definition.  Develop and deliver technical presentations to wide scale audience.  Provide training, support, and direction for peers and junior level engineers.  Lead Requirements management application evaluations for 3SL Cradle, Vitech CORE, and IBM DOORS.  Developed extensive Wiki Pages to document the NDAF schema and integrated processes. 

    3SL, Senior Systems Engineer, Houston, TX (Aug 2008 – Jan 2009)

    Provide Systems Engineering leadership support for the NASA Constellation Program Applied Systems Engineering Team (ASET).  Responsible for defining and implementing the NASA Constellation Program Verification, Validation, and Support Database Tool Test and Verification Processes, Methods and Procedures.   Lead Engineer for Integrated Product Team (IPT) for multiple, remotely located projects.  Develop Process Flow Diagrams and Descriptions for Systems Engineering processes.  Develop, coordinate and implement full-cycle database schema for NASA Constellation Program.  Provide Technical support for the Cradle Database Software Suite including WorkBench, Document Publisher, and Toolset.  Identifiedand Generated Reports, Metrics and Audits for the Cradle database.  Coordinated and Facilitated Word Document Loading and Linking into Cradle Relational.  Review and Redline Requirements and Verification planning documentation.   Develop Functional Flow Block Diagrams (eFFBDs) in support of Constellation Systems of Systems definition.  Develop and deliver technical presentations to wide scale audience.  Provide training, support, and direction for peers and junior level engineers.

    Sciences Application International Corporation, Senior Systems Engineer VIII, Houston, TX (Sep 2006 – Jan 2009)

    Provide Systems Engineering leadership support for the NASA Constellation Program Applied Systems Engineering Team (ASET).  Responsible for defining and implementing the NASA Constellation Program Verification, Validation, and Support Database Tool Test and Verification Processes, Methods and Procedures.   Lead Engineer for Integrated Product Team (IPT) for multiple, remotely located projects.  Develop Process Flow Diagrams and Descriptions for Systems Engineering processes.  Develop, coordinate and implement full-cycle database schema for NASA Constellation Program.  Provide Technical support for the Cradle Database Software Suite including WorkBench, Document Publisher, and Toolset.  Identified and Generated Reports, Metrics and Audits for the Cradle database.  Coordinated and Facilitated Word Document Loading and Linking into Cradle Relational.  Review and Redline Requirements and Verification planning documentation.   Develop Functional Flow Block Diagrams (eFFBDs) in support of Constellation Systems of Systems definition.  Develop and deliver technical presentations to wide scale audience.  Provide training, support, and direction for peers and junior level engineers.

    The Boeing Company, Engineer/Scientist III, Kennedy Space Center, FL (Aug 1990 – Sep 2006)

    Provided direct support to NASA for the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD) Constellation Project related to   requirements management (RM) and systems engineering (SE) for the Integrated Collaborative Environment (ICE).  Operate Cradle tools including Document Publisher, ToolSet, and Workbench, and Windchill to integrate all activities for all ESMD programs.  Support the development of the Constellation Project Operational Concepts Document, Functional Flow Block Diagrams (FFBD), Constellation Architecture Requirements Document (CARD), Systems Requirement Document (SRD), Requirements and Verifications Development.  Act as Kennedy Space Center primary point of contact related to the Cradle application.  

    International Space Station (ISS) Test & Verification Budget Lead, Flight Emulator Operations and  Test Site Activation Lead, and Command & Data Handling (C&DH) Test Engineer.  Responsible for estimating and tracking manpower and other direct cost budgets, project schedules, and hardware utilization schedules for multiple projects.  Responsible for team leadership and technical direction of 18-20 engineers and technicians in the build-up, validation, and test configuration of on-orbit ISS functionality, which required an extensive understanding of Flight Systems including Command & Data Handling (C&DH), Electrical Power Systems (EPS), Guidance Navigation & Control (GNC), and Communications & Tracking (C&T), using design drawings and schematics, for use in dynamic test environments for the purpose of Multi-Element Integration Testing (MEIT) and Integrated Systems Testing (IST) of Flight Elements prior to launch, by performing Hardware/Software integration, flight software loads, and simulation configuration/loads, using Hardware/Software Configuration Management and quality processes. Domestic and International Travel involving Technical Interchange Meetings and Technical Requirement Generation/Review including Italy, Japan, and Canada. Familiar with protocols and operations.   Developed test processes and procedures for new systems.

     

    • Responsibilities include: Researching, developing, analyzing, designing, and testing avionic products using engineering and scientific principles. Translating engineering and scientific concepts from preliminary ideas through product life cycle. Analyzing and verifying product design and performance for adequacy, including reliability.  Integrate technical, cost, value, and safety considerations into the product definition to comply with customer, regulatory, and company requirements; documents results in drawings, data sets, reports, specifications, and supporting data. Interface with other members of project or program teams, management, technical staff, and international partners to define and implement engineering solutions to meet group, organization, and company objectives. Plan research and development programs and exercise considerable latitude to determining technical objectives. Ensure application of best practices and identify the need for enhanced processes, methods, and tools. Translate contract requirements into work requirements, processes, and tasks. Plan, schedule, and lead others to produce technical work responsive to customer needs within allocated budgets. Contacting customers, teaming partners, subcontractors, and suppliers to exchange technical data and to discuss project performance. Managing customer and supplier relationships and participating in development of fundamental approaches to projects and of requirements for implementation.

     

    Microcomputer Technology Institute, Electronics Instructor, Houston, TX (Jan 1989 – Jan 1990)

    Responsible for instructing three classes per day of 10-30 students in the theory and hands on training of direct and alternating current (AC/DC), digital electronics, computer architecture, programming, and computer skills.   Duties included: counseling students, setting up and designing laboratory experiments, and testing student's knowledge of the course material.

     

    United States Navy Submarine Service, Interior Communications, San Diego, CA (1983 – 1987)

    Responsible for troubleshooting, and maintaining: Dial-X telephone, intercom, atmosphere monitoring, and alarm indicator systems.  Required to pass tests requiring an extensive knowledge of all submarine systems including Nuclear Power Plant, Countermeasures, Navigation, Sonar, Communications, and support systems.  Fast Attack (SSN) and Ballistic Missile (SSBN) submarine qualified.

     

    EDUCATION

    MBA, Pursuing Master of Business Administration, Webster University, Merritt Island, FL – 2001 - 2005

    BS, Business emphasizing in Information Systems Management, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL – 2000  (Magna Cum Laude)

    AS, Computer Systems, Microcomputer Technology Institute, Houston, TX - 1989

     

    SECURITY CLEARANCES

    U.S. Department of Defense Navy, Top Secret (Inactive)

     

    KEY PROJECTS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

    • ISS Flight Emulator and Site Activation Operations Lead 
    • Derived and provided design requirements, tracked and concurred the functional design of for the ISS Flight Emulator.
    • Designed, Implemented, Activated and Validated based on design requirements for the MIL-STD-1553B Data Bus Tester, Test Tools Systems, used for the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM)
    • Developed Limited Use Test Equipment (LUTE) Process resulting in substantial cost saving to the NASA’s International Space Station Program
    • Silver Snoopy Recipient

     

    CERTIFICATIONS

    Practical Systems Engineer Certificate (INCOSE), LabView Advanced, Solaris, UNIX, MATE-3, MIL-STD-1553, Open VMS, Earned Value Management Systems, Highly Successful Team Leadership, Managing Projects and Priorities


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