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     Date Submitted:10-05-2012
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     Current job:Principal Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSystems Engineering Development, Extensive Customer Contact and Collaboration, Engineering Process & Requirements Definition, Space Systems (Sensors / Operations / Design), Management/Supervision/Mentoring, Perf. Analysis, Anomaly Resolution, & Mission Mn
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    Summary

     

    Principal Systems Engineer: Experience includes Ground based Information Systems and Space projects for National customers including Supervision, Mentoring, and Management.  Emphasis on Process & Requirements Development with Extensive Government Customer Contact and Collaboration. Software Development experience with Mission Management, Networked Resources, and mission related systems. Satellite Systems and Sensor Operations / Analysis. Seeking systems engineering position with leadership role in new technology areas.

    Citizenship & Clearances

     

    United States; Active TS/SCI based on SSBI/PR completed 24 February 2009. CI polygraph September 2008

     

    Core Capabilities

     

    • Systems Engineering Development
    • Extensive Customer Contact and Collaboration
    • Engineering Process & Requirements Definition
    • Space Systems (Sensors / Operations / Design)
    • Management/Supervision/Mentoring
    • Perf. Analysis, Anomaly Resolution, & Mission Mngt.
    • Information Systems-WAN/LAN projects
    • Mission Software and Tools Development
    • Six-Sigma Specialist
    • Readiness Exercise Participation
    • Instructor: Requirements / Satellite Systems
    • Telemetry Analysis / Tool Development
    • Proposal & Business Development
    • Space Weather Ops Impacts / Evaluation

     

    Information / Systems Engineering

     

    Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems (IIS); Dulles, VA. (2006 to 2012)

    System Engineering Requirements Team: 6/2008 to 2012

    Principle engineer on the Information Technology/Information Systems GEOINT contract.  Provided System Engineering and Requirements team leadership in support of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.  Conducted RFP evaluation, requirements assessment and definition, and Systems Process development. Directed and supervised team of technically diverse specialists from multiple companies. Represented Systems Engineering organization at TEMS and working groups. Managed personnel development and performance reviews for direct reporting engineers across program.

     

    RFC & ECP Assessment Team: 1/ 2006 to 6/ 2008

    Principle engineer and conducted reviews of RFC’s and ECP’s to determine cost impact to government agency. Represented team leadership at program board meetings including ERB and CCB, Conducted RFC Working Group TEM’s, Built and Presented Large cost briefs to government. Process lead. Supervised team of diverse specialists. Engineering Section Manager.

     

    Raytheon IIS; Aurora, CO. (1986 to 2005)

    National Systems; Mission Management: 2003 to 2005.

    Provided Sustaining Engineering Effort to the Planning IPT for Mission Management development program. Activities included: Requirements definition and derivation using DOORS, Conducted reviews of and support to RFC’s and ECP’s. Developed Test Performance Measurements criteria, strategies, and related management documents. Represented IPT leadership at program meetings including ERB, Interface Working Group, Requirements Working Group, and SEIT. Provided Legacy program expertise at use case reviews and software development teams.  Wrote Architecture Components Specs, Context diagrams, and Service Requirement Specs. Coordinated with Software development and Test teams. Used Popkin System Architect. Built training materials for new developers.  Participated in CONOPS refinement and Data assurance.

     

    System Engineering & Technical Support (SETS): 2003. Provided System Engineering Task order support for new multi-site system, including test, documentation, requirements, and installation support at customer facility.  Conducted training of end users.  Developed Logistics Support Plan, Users guides, and customer briefings. Conducted System Performance analysis, and tracked RFC’s for SETS.  In addition developed plans for future of SETS and supported new business pursuit.

     

    Mission Software Systems Engineering: 2000 to 2001.Developed Transition to Operations plan for large multi-site S/W installation, Cross-site Test Discrepancy Report System coordination, Algorithm Development and documentation build Training plans. Conducted S/W systems engineering and Coordinated ground system enhancements with developers.

     

    Space System Engineering

     

    NPOESS Proposal: 2001 to 2002.Worked Proposal for Ground Operations and Support through win for startup. Deputy Ground O&S IPT lead. Conducted System Engineering and Requirements definition for O&S, position and task definition, staffing, scheduling, training, and costing support. Ops interface to development IPT’s (flight, mission management, and data processing), and facilities.  Oversaw training effort, Presentations to IPO customer. Involved with Operations Concepts & Scenario’s development, ID of Giver-Receiver interfaces, & Collaboration tools.

     

    Space Systems;Infrared System Engineering Analyst: 1999-2000.Conducted Systems Engineering and analysis for experimental space based IR sensor.  Wrote analysis and absolute calibration plan for next generation system. Coordinated ground software enhancements with government developer. Revised CONOPS, Wrote analyst training plan, and Supported operations.

     

    Space Environment Effects Analysis Lead: 1995 to 1999.  Lead for space environmental impacts review for communications spacecraft. Developed position as new business area. Conducted daily operations and oversaw upgrade of computing and analytical resources including data requirements.  Represented customer to government agencies and laboratories, military and commercial space groups.  Lead for Space Environmental Database and supported anomaly resolution.  Managed electronic interfaces for data fusion in weather center.  Provided customer the combination of spacecraft operations and analysis experience, knowledge of applied space physics, worked with multiple government agencies simultaneous.

     

    Spacecraft Subsystems Thermal Operations Lead: 1990-1995.Initiated this position for operations support. Included system test support and operations checkout.  Responsible for daily performance monitoring, new analysis tools specification, and integration.  Handled coordination between contractors as required for mission support.  Conducted thermal telemetry analysis for health and safety assurance of communications satellite.

     

    Analysis Wide Area Network Development: 1992 –1994.  Provided Requirements specification and inter-company/customer coordination of Factory Support Center for remote assistance to operations. Included software tool access, installation, training, and integration at factory. Provided risk analysis for assured network connectivity and COTS integration.

     

    Telemetry Analysis Tools Systems Lead: 1989 – 1990.  Requirement’s definition and software development for on-orbit health and safety monitoring system for communications satellite. Included algorithm development, system specification for configuration to purchase, integration, and checkout.

     

    Vehicle Operations, Support System Definition, Analysis Tools & Libraries development: 1986-1988.

     

    Martin Marietta, Denver Aerospace; Denver, CO. (1981 to 1986)

    Spacecraft Flight Control Systems Simulation and Analysis: 1983-1986. 

    Launch Vehicle Simulation and Powered / Post Flight Analysis: 1982-1983.

    Autonomous Rendezvous, Docking System and Solar Power Systems engineering: 1981.

     

    Specific Systems Engineering Tools Experience:

    Microsoft Office Suite Products, DOORs, System Architect, MathCAD, Matlab, MODSIM, Space View

     

     

    Education and Honors

    • Attended George Washington University; pursuing Systems engineering Masters Studies. Graduate courses included Systems Engineering (I and II), Structured Systems Architecture,

     

    • Master of Engineering: Aerospace Engineering - Spacecraft Systems and Controls. University of Colorado, Boulder. Sigma Gamma Tau –Aerospace Engineering Honor Society.

     

    • Bachelor of Science: Physics and Astronomy - University of Arizona, Tucson.  Sigma Pi Sigma - Physics Honor Society.

     

    Continuing Education

    Pursuing INCOSE Systems Engineering Certification.

    Space Environment Analysis for S/C Design, Spacecraft Test, Space Weather Forecasting, Writing Requirements, ISO 9000, Six Sigma, Various Supervisor Courses.

     

     

    Teaching Experience

    • Instructor for Raytheon Learning Institute: Introduction to Ground Stations National Security Agency (NSA) Adjunct Faculty Instructor: Satellite Systems Seminar
    • Certified Principles of Systems Engineering (PoSE) Instructor

     

    Professional Certifications, Affiliations, Publications, Recognitions, Community Service

    • ITIL Foundations Certified
    • Representative to Raytheon’s Reston Cultural Diversity Council and Education Council
    • International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), member
    • American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), senior member, 2000 Chairman of Space Weather Working Group Technical Committee, 1986 Presented at Guidance & Control Conference: Albedo Effects on Spacecraft Attitude Knowledge, 1983 Denver Coordinator for AIAA “Space Week”.  Member American Geophysical Union (AGU),
    • Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE): Radiation Group
    • Served as 1999 Spacecraft Anomaly Session chairperson at HEART /GOMAC DOD Conference
    • Served as officer(s) of “Orbiting Toasters” Toastmasters Club 2000-2001
    • 1997 Presented paper at Radiation Environmental Effects Forum on Space Weather Support
    • 1996 Company award for Space Weather program development for Aerospace Support Program
    • 1995 Aerospace Support Program Team of the Quarter
    • Guest Speaker to Littleton Public Schools in Space Sciences
    • Guest lecturer at University of Colorado to spacecraft dynamics class

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