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     Date Submitted:27-01-2012
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     Current job:Manager, MSS Software
     Employment Term:Permanent
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     Date available:immediately
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     KeywordsSoftware test and integration Systems integration Program management Contract management
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    Aerospace Systems Software Program Manager

     

    Objective:

    To obtain a challenging position as a program manager to continue to develop my skills and make a tangible contribution to the company’s success

     

    Skills Summary:

    • Proven track record of cost and schedule performance
    • Continuous process improvement
    • Strong leadership skills developed through formal training and years of experience
    • Extensive experience with mission and safety critical systems on large, complex programs
    • Exhaustive knowledge of software development lifecycle, from system level design and requirements definition, through to formal acceptance testing and post-delivery support

     

    Core Competencies:

    • Program Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
    • Project planning, execution, monitoring and resource balancing
    • Contract negotiations
    • Subcontractor management and coordination
    • Budgeting and resource management
    • Conflict resolution

     

    Professional Experience:

     

    Macdonald Dettwiler and Associates (MDA), Brampton ON, 1996 to present:

     

    2001 to present: Program Manager for the software controlling the Mobile Servicing System (MSS), the Canadian on-orbit robotic elements of the International Space Station,

    • Manage an annual budget of $6M - $10M
      • CPI consistently over 100%, averaging 105%
      • SPI consistently over 100%, averaging 101%
    • Work with stakeholders within the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and NASA to coordinate planned updates to the MSS on-orbit software and ground support equipment (GSE)
    • Detailed project planning
      • Develop detailed integrated schedule for multiple concurrent WBS elements
      • Produce detailed budget plans and resource profiles
      • Formal risk management planning, including probability-weighted budget provisioning
      • Subcontracts negotiation
    • Direct an interdisciplinary team of engineers and subcontractors to
      • Investigate and resolve on-orbit MSS anomalies
      • Perform requirements definition for, update, test, integrate and deliver MSS on-orbit software and GSE
    • Performance metrics collection and synthesis for senior management and customer consumption
    • Employee performance evaluation

     

    1999 to 2001: MSS Software Project Engineer

    • Responsible for all technical aspects of MSS embedded on-orbit control software
      • Coordinated software team activities with other MSS engineering teams (Systems, Integration and Test, Product Assurance)
      • Maintenance of system level requirements, software requirements
      • On-orbit anomaly diagnosis and resolution
      • Performance metrics and issue tracking

    1996 to 1999: MSS Software Validation and Verification (V&V) Test Engineer

    • Team lead responsible for V&V testing of MSS embedded on-orbit control software
      • Develop plans for exhaustive testing of the MSS software against its requirements
      • Test script generation, debug and execution
      • Test platform design, coding and implementation
      • Development and maintenance of test plans, procedures, results and traceability analysis

    Tools:

    • MS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)
    • MS Project
    • Project Scheduler 7
    • Adobe Photoshop

     

    Education:

    • Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Science (Aerospace Option), 1989, University of Toronto

     

    Other:

    • NATO Secret security clearance
    • ITAR Qualified

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