Manager / Engineer / Analyst in the Space & Defense Industry
Possesses an extensive background performing and leading complex software development, verification, and validationefforts. Adept at providing risk and requirements management for high-profile programs. Contributes to substantial time and cost savings by uncovering data/record anomalies and requirement faults early in the system development lifecycle. Holds an active and recently investigated TS/SCI/TK (CI poly) clearance. Expertise spans:
Proposal Writing·Project Management ·Systems Analysis, Engineering & Integration ·Metrics Development ·Presentations
Embedded Software·Software Emulation, Testing & Assurance ·Interface Analysis & Development ·Model Simulation
R&D·Aerodynamics ·Reverse Engineering ·Launch System Operations ·Satellite Operations & Ground Station Development
Team Leadership & Mentoring·ISO 9000 ·DO-178B ·Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V)·COMSEC ·Logistics
The Aerospace Corporation (TAC)
TAC Overhead Persistent InfraRed (OPIR) Engineering Manager (2011 to 2012)
Managed the West Coast OPIR office, including supervising six personnel. Supported the SBIRS RMB and CCB for the Integrated Program Office (IPO) of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Served as a member of the Joint OPIR Ground Senior Advisory Staff responsible for planning an integrated NGA, NRO, MDA, and AFSPC data distribution system; allocated requirements to contractors via SOOs and then SOWs. Contributed as a senior member of Enterprise & Program Management and Requirement Management Teams that provided requirements and planning for the integrated ground distribution system. Interfaced regularly with funding organizations, including MDA, AFSPC, and NRO as a member of the Senior Advisory Board.
TAC Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) Program Data Manager (2004 to 2011)
Supported the AF’s STSS program engineering needs. Interfaced as a specialist, logistics team member, and focal point for GFE and COMSEC. Served as a target opportunity manager, liaising with MDA offices to plan MDA test events, acquire all relevant pre- and post-event data, and present results to MDA/AF leadership. Verified requirements for the Ground and Space segments. Participated in code and test reviews as well as onsite testing at company headquarters in California and Schriever AFB in Colorado; prepared and presented reports on ground and orbit testing results to AF personnel. Assisted with all financial contract reviews and negotiations. Mentored AF personnel in performing these duties to avert potential single-point failure.
TAC System Engineer (2000 to 2004)
Provided independent verification and validation support to TAC. Provided risk management and technicaloversight of the BoeingGPS program for the AF; steered mitigation plans for Ground Segment (GS) risks, advancing them through to the System Risk Board. Managed risk and requirements to support development of the Advanced Extra High Frequency (AEHF) program; monitored contractor progress. Supported GPS contract negotiations.
AverStar Program Manager (Prior to 2000
Performed IV&V GN&C testing on NASA Testbed along with developer stage testing and documentation verification for the ISS. Acted as program manager for the Advanced Air Transportation Technology (AATT) Center’s TRACON Automation System (CTAS). Managed projects associated with backup and primary systems, software IV&V (GN&C, displays, fault annunciation, and telemetry), and a BFS optimization study for the Space Shuttle Program. Guided a team to develop tools for the Earth Observing System Data Information System (EOSDIS). Provided reverse engineering, tool development, system optimization, and program management for the B-1B Central Integrated Test System (CITS). Led development of the Simulated Maintenance Trainer System (SMTS). Developed telemetry and database schema for the Teal Ruby Project, an infrared satellite.
Previously served as a Project Lead at McDonnell Douglas Aircraft.
Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP)– In Progress, International Council on Systems Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Minor in Nuclear Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
Space Systems Engineering Program (SSEP), The Aerospace Institute
Training in Fundamentals of GPS Design, NAVSTAR Consortium
ISO 9000 Training and Familiarization, NASA/AMES
OO Analysis and Design OMT, Lockheed Concepts Center
Training in Risk Management and Practical Software Measurement, Software Productivity Consortium
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