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     Date Submitted:15-12-2011
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     Current job:Flight Design Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsMid-Level aerospace engineer, project coordination, project management, data product development, documentation, customer support, requirements development, software testing.
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    PROFILE

    Versatile engineer with a BS in Aerospace Engineer and 15 years of industry experience in multiple organizational roles: guidance analyst; subject matter expert; software principal engineer; project manager; team lead; mentor; and systems and integration engineer. Capable of coordinating multi-discipline teams by the successful leadership and close-out of many projects in a dead-line oriented environment. Significant experience cultivating customer and peer relationships, as well as providing technical support. Accomplished in software, process, and test requirements development. Driven to exceed expectations and expand personal knowledge and skills. Enjoys engineering challenges and versatility of assignments.

    SKILLS

     

    Project Management

    Knowledge Management

    Systems Integration Engineering

    ·   Project Lead for large, medium, and small projects

    ·   Ensure project goals and timelines are met

    ·   Ensure functional design requirements are met

    ·   Develop schedule for project milestones and task start and stop dates

    ·   Status team progress and inform upper management

    ·    Perform root cause analysis

    ·    Conduct best practice assessments

    ·    Ensure continuous improvement lifecyle

    ·    Modify production processes and procedures

    ·    Update training documents and certification flows

    ·    Train peer engineers and management

    ·    Impact and integrate change requests

    ·    Build interface control documents

    ·    Perform configuration management and change control using defined quality management system

    ·   Ensure change requirement modifications are implemented per project milestones

    ·    Review peer engineer presentations prior to panel or board briefings

    Software Management

    Software Skills

    Technical

    ·   Develop requirements

    ·   Document flow-up and flow-down requirements for traceability

    ·   Perform software lifecycle reviews (ISO, CMMI regulated environment)

    o Requirements review

    o Preliminary design review

    o Code walk through

    o Test plan review

    ·   Write user’s guides & desktop procedures

    ·   Develop and review test plans

    ·   Software testing

    o 6DOF Simulators

    o Production and analysis applications

    o Model integrity

    ·   Verification and validation of requirements

    Familiar with:

    ·   Fortran (intermediate)

    ·   C (intermediate)

    ·   Java (beginner)

    ·   Some experience with Perl and Python

    ·   Unix/Linux

    o Sed/awk

    o C-Shell/Korn Shell Scripting

     

    Software Applications

    ·    MS Office Suite (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook, Visio, Project

    ·    Internet Explorer, Firefox, Netscape

    ·    Adobe FrameMaker

    ·    Adobe Acrobat

    ·    Star Office, Open Office

    ·    Some experience with Matlab and Sharepoint

    ·   Create and quality assure data products

    ·   Analyze process and software errors and issues

    ·   Performance Analysis

    ·   Provide customer feedback and support

    ·   Maintain process procedures and training documents

    ·   Technical report writing

    ·   Write presentations for engineering and management review

    ·   Train peer engineers and management

     

     

    EDUCATION

    Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, May 1995

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

    Barrios Technology, Incorporated                16441 Space Center Blvd., Suite B-100, Houston, TX 77058

    Job Title: Senior Engineer                                      Security Clearance: National Agency Check w/ Inquiries

    Contracted to United Space Alliance Flight Design & Dynamics - Ascent/Descent Flight Design Branch

    Position: Flight Design Engineer                                                                         May 2004 – August 2011

    Provided technical and project integration support for engineer and management personnel for project, change requirements, and issue resolution within an area containing 100+ engineers divided into multiple technical disciplines.

    • Impacted and integrated programmatic changes and change requests
    • Performed configuration management and engineering change control using a company-defined quality management system.
    • Ensured change requirement modifications are implemented per project milestones.
    • Ensured process life cycle reflected project goals and functional design requirements.
    • Interface with internal and external customers.
    • Conducted best practice assessments for knowledge management to ensure safe and error-free production cycles.
    • Evaluated and analyzed guidance, navigation, and control Space Shuttle flight software.
    • Presented Space Shuttle flight software changes to peer engineers and management for education.
    • Conducted root cause analysis on data production and process error escapes to improve design processes and quality assurance.
    • Developed requirements for simulation software and process work-flow modifications.

    ·         Documented flow-up and flow-down requirements for traceability.

    ·         Performed test plan and software life cycle reviews.

    ·         Support development of interface control documents and interface requirements.

    • Reviewed peer engineer technical briefings prior to community panel presentation.

    Accomplishments include:

    ·         Awarded Branch Peer Award (May 2006) for leading a continuous improvement team of 6 engineers to streamline an internal Space Shuttle integrated avionics verification process

    ·         Awarded Employee of the Month (Jan 2008) for represented the Branch team pre-mission production process during an ISO 9001/14001 quality standards inspection which resulted in no audit findings.

    ·         Awarded Employee of the Month (Nov 2009) for initiating and leading a team of 20 engineers in the capture and retention of Space Shuttle guidance, navigation, and control and pre-mission trajectory knowledge and documentation.

    ·         Awarded NASA Space Flight Awareness Team Award (February 2011) for supporting a NASA integrated simulation benchmarking and evaluation team that led to selection of simulation capable of meeting JSC-DM Branch core requirements and efficiency and cost goals.

    Position: Flight Design & Dynamics Space Shuttle Production Engineer    October 1996 – August 2011

    Subject Matter Expert for Space Shuttle ascent intact aborts, in addition to Flight Design Engineer position. 

    • Lead and managed a team of 14 engineers. Prioritized and assigned tasks.
    • Provided status and feedback to management team. 
    • Supported first line managers in hiring engineers and performance appraisals.
    • Interfaced with upstream and downstream customers.
    • Designed, optimized, and verified ascent intact abort trajectories and performance boundaries for Space Shuttle missions.
    • Calculated abort propellant dump profiles to support C.G. travel and entry flight stability.
    • Developed and ensured error-free data product content and on-time delivery.
    • Conducted vehicle trajectory analysis and optimization using 6DOF simulations to ensure good performance and flight behavior and compliance with documented design constraints.
    • Analyzed GNC performance issues through anomaly re-creation in six degree-of-freedom simulators, detailed study of software requirements, and algorithm development history.
    • Performed independent verification and validation of Shuttle integrated avionics testing.
    • Conducted software application testing to verify and validate desired operability and compliance with design requirements.
    • Wrote test plans, user’s guides, and desktop procedures for software applications.
    • Mentored and trained peer engineers for data product certification.
    • Improved and maintained abort data product process, software tools, and procedures.
    • Provided status and feedback to Level 1, 2, and 3 Management.
    • Presented analyses to multiple NASA/Contractor community panels.

    Accomplishments include:

    • Supported the abort trajectory design for 50 Space Shuttle missions (STS-85 to STS-135)
    • Achieved seven certifications to generate and quality assure Space Shuttle mission data products.
    • Certified 45 peer engineers for data production.
    • Awarded USA Employee of the Month (Team Award - July 2002) as a participating member in a three-year reinvention project moving the ascent/descent shuttle trajectory design from launch minus 12 months to launch minus 7 months.
    • Awarded NASA Space Flight Awareness Honoree Award (September 2010) for discovering and correcting an inability to protect the Space Shuttle forward reaction control system dump constraints and margins limit when using the generic dump timer for minimum and midpoint propellant loads.

     

    Starfire Engineering & Technologies Incorporated               2429 Iowa St, Suite K, Lawrence, KS 66049

    Job Title: Project Engineer                     July 1996 – October 1996

    • Conducted stress analysis and design modifications for rail freight upgrades.

     

    Design, Analysis, and Research Corporation        1440 Wakarusa Drive, Suite 500, Lawrence, KS 66049

    Job Title: Aerospace Engineer                       October 1995 – July 1996

    ·         Aided in the development, testing, and debugging of the Advanced Aircraft Analysis aviation design and analysis software.

     

    MILITARY EXPERIENCE

    Arizona Air National Guard                                (Feb 1990 – Feb 1996)                                 Phoenix, AZ

    Alaska Air National Guard                                 (June 1989 – Feb 1990)                           Anchorage, AK

    Veteran with Honorable Discharge

    Job Title: Security Specialist/Security Police                                                          Security Clearance: Secret

    Rank: Staff Sergeant (E-5) 

    • Protected United States Air Force weapon systems and priority resources.
    • Activated for Operation Desert Storm (Security Clearance: Top Secret), and Operation Deny Flight. 

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    Cadence Management Corporation: Project Management & Managing Project Management

    Apollo Root Cause Analysis

    USA Leadership Institute Series

    USA Integrating Project Management

    Introduction to Space Systems Engineering

    Introduction to JAVA

    Beginner’s C

    Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt) Training


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