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     Date Submitted:17-05-2012
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     KeywordsSenior Systems Engineer experienced in Full Life Cycle
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    Qualifications

    • MSc Electronics Queens University Belfast 1987
    • BSc (Hons) Computer Science Queens University Belfast 1984

    Personal Profile

    Over Twenty years experience in Large Real-Time Systems Projects – Rail and Military. Positions held include Consulting Systems Engineer, Senior Systems Engineer, Senior Software Engineer, Test Trials Director, Systems Integration Engineer, Project Leader, Safety Assurance Manager, Team Leader, Analyst /Programmer.

    Key Skills

    • Experienced in all phases of the Systems Life Cycle from Functional Specification, Requirements Management and Analysis, Design, Implementation, Systems Integration and Test, Trialling and Acceptance testing. Safety Assurance Manager, Systems Engineering Consultant, Engineering Authority, Test Trials Director, Senior Systems Engineer, Senior Software Engineer.
    • Experienced in ADA, C++, Java, Pascal, Fortran, Test Director, DOORS, SLATE, CASE Tools, MATLAB, ODSToolbox, UNIX.
    • Civil Aviation and Military Standards DO-178B, Director General Technical Airworthiness Standards and MIL-STD-498.

    Career Summary

    Consulting Engineer Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS) Integration and Test of Air Traffic Control Systems Mar 2011 - Present

    Integration and Test of ATCAS (Air Traffic Control Automation System) primarily RDPS (Radar Data Processing System). Work includes:

    • Requirements Analysis and trace
    • Raising fault reports, Regression testing and Impact Analysis.
    • Integrate, test and report on updated Software Releases
    • Conduct of System Acceptance Tests (SAT) involving execution of tests, documentation of results and sign off
    • Conducting Regression Tests, involving the writing, correction and adaptation of test case and scenarios.
    • Test Automisation using SQS Test Tool

     

    Lloyds Registry, Sydney – Project Safety Assurance Manager, RailCorp PPP Project Mar 2009 –Aug 2010

    • RailCorp PPP project is a public private partnership for the design, manufacturing and commissioning of 626 new double-deck carriages providing 78 new trains for Sydney CityRail services.

      Reporting to Safety, Systems Compliance & Accreditation Director and RailCorpGeneral Manager Safety and Risk. Responsible for managing the operational relationship with the Independent Regulator (ITSRR) at Director Level, and for dealing directly with the Executive levels of Reliance Rail and their sub contractor organisations on Safety, Systems, Compliance and Accreditation.

    Naval Aviation Systems Project Office (HMAS Albatross, Nowra)

    Engineering Authority - Systems Engineering Consultant - (Jacobs Sverdrup) 0ct 2005 - June 08

    Project provides Forward Looking Infra Red (FLIR), Electronic Support Measures (ESM) and Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) capability for the Navy's fleet of SeaHawk Helicopters. Enhancing surveillance and self protection capabilities.Role as Engineering Authority for Design, Integration and Acceptance of Upgrade capability. Duties include:

    • Exercise Engineering Authority in accordance with the Project Design Acceptance Strategy and Technical Airworthiness Directives
    • Provide appropriate liaison between the prime contractor and the NASPO Project Team on software engineering aspects
    • Provide specialist advise to project management staff on software related development and issues
    • Manage delegated Software Engineering and related Project management tasks including quality aspects applying to developed software
    • Undertake tasks related to the development, integration and testing of weapons system operational software
    • Review and endorse design decisions in relation to software engineering
    • Assess and report on software engineering standards and safety assurance methods used by the contractors for compliance with the contracted statement of requirements
    • Undertake compliance finding activities in support of software certification
    • Write and review technical documents, specifications and project related reports
    • Liaise with military and civilian agencies to determine/review operational requirements, including chairing meetings as appropriate
    • Contribute to project management related tasks and other software engineering

     

    ADI/IS3  Perth Australia

    Senior Systems Engineer                         June 2004 Oct 2005       

    Test and Integration of Naval Combat Systems Future Frigates Upgrade for Royal Australian Navy.Duties include:

    • Integration and test of system components, system testing, stress testing
    • Production of test cases, test procedures and running System tests for ADACS
    • Requirements Traceability
    • Raising fault reports, Regression testing and Impact Analysis.
    • Recording and presentation of test results.
    • Test new or modified software Releases

     

    CSE International London

    Consulting Engineer                                  Jan 2004 June 2004       

    T5 Heathrow Systems Assurance Project.Consulting Engineer for Systems Assurance across T5 Heathrow project, concentrating specifically on Interface management and organisation of Interface Requirements for the Interface Test Facility.


    Eurocontrol Experimental Centre, Paris

    Software Integration Engineer   Sep 2001- Aug 2002          

    PROVE experimental research project providing test and simulation ESCAPE platform for Air Traffic Control ABS Satellite communication.

    Responsible to the integration project manager for integration engineering work for the PROVE Air Traffic Control project. Project is ADA, C++, ODSToolbox under UNIX (HPUX).

    • Production of Integration plans
    • Configuration and Installation of Test platforms
    • Test and integration of the platform components
    • Raising of modification/defect reports
    • Support development engineers in debugging activities
    • Support the different users in platform configuration, debugging activities and platform expectations.

     

    Raytheon Australia

    Senior Systems Engineer                         Aug 1999 July 2001        

    Senior Systems Engineer working on integration, test and enhancement of Collins Submarine Combat System.  Also, CASE Administrator responsible for requirements analysis and trace.

    • Systems Integration and Test of Combat System
    • Analysis and implementation of change proposals
    • Coordination of regression testing
    • Analysis and Investigation of faults found
    • Requirements Analysis and Trace
    • Implementation of Requirements database and trace in CASE tool
    • Progress reporting and logging
    • Writing and reviewing integration test specifications/scenarios
    • Production of test reports and test processes
    • CASE Tools Administrator.

     

    Boeing Australia

    Senior Systems Engineer /Sea Trials Test Director  April 1996 Aug 1999                  

    Test/Trials Director in charge of Contractor Sea Trials and Lead in charge of post trials analysis. Final products are Trials Reports to customer (Director Navy) detailing statistical analysis and performance of the Combat System.

    • Raytheon on board representative in charge of coordination and conduct of Contractor Sea Trials
    • Company Liaison with client (RAN) and subcontractors during trials
    • Analysis and integration of Change Proposals to the Combat System
    • Systems Integration of Combat System         
    • Analysis/Investigation and regression testing of faults found
    • Post Trials Data and Statistical Analysis of trial results
    • Production of Trials Reports for Internal and External review
    • Experienced in Report writing, Statistical methods and test tools
    • Experienced user of Matlab, Excel, Word, Access etcetera.

     

    CSC Australia

    Senior Software Engineer                        Sept 1995 March 1996  

    Senior Software Engineer working on enhancements and change proposals to Collins Submarine Combat System.

    • Design and Implementation of Change Proposals to the Combat System
    • Unit testing and Systems Integration of Change Proposals
    • Analysis/Investigation and regression testing of faults found
    • Production of detailed design documents and Unit/Systems Test Specifications
    • Experienced user of test and debugging tools.

     

    Rockwell Collins International

    Senior Systems Engineer                         Sept 1994Sept 1995

    Senior Systems Engineer working on integration of the Collins Class Combat System

    • Systems Integration and Test of Combat System
    • Analysis and implementation of change proposals
    • Performance analysis and Load testing
    • Regression testing and Impact Analysis
    • Analysis and Investigation of faults found
    • Progress reporting and logging
    • Writing and reviewing integration test specifications/scenarios
    • Production of test reports and test processes

     

    British Aerospace - SEMA London

    Project Leader                                           Nov 1991 - April 1993       

    Project leader of Post Design Services contract providing management and enhancements for a Simulated Communications trainer. Real-time system project written in Coral and developed using Mascot methodology.  The software was converted to Pascal.

    • Successful procurement of Hardware and Software upgrade and renegotiation of PDS contract
    • Management of project accounts and invoicing
    • Project financial reporting
    • Work scheduling and budgeting
    • Analysis and redesign of software
    • Production of technical proposals
    • Liaison with client (MOD) on software and hardware issues
    • Responsible for progress reporting and contractual matters with the client
    • Experienced user of Word, Excel and Planning Tools.

     

    SEMA London

    Senior Systems Engineer                         June 90 - Nov 1991

    Company Representative on site in charge of system integration of SMCS software at the Trident Shore Development Facility.Integration of contractor equipment, notably Sonar 2054, Radar1007, Navigational, ESM and Optical systems.Developed in ADA using the Object Oriented Design methodology JSD with associated CASE tools.

    • Leading investigations into faults found on site and at base
    • Writing test strategies and preparing the system testing environment at base
    • Performance analysis using the Software Analysis Workstation (SAW) and Bus Analysers
    • Implementation of investigative change and re-release of software
    • Review of Integration Test Specifications and changes to Interface Specifications
    • Responsible for site progress reporting.

    SEMA London

    Team Leader                                               Sept 1988 - June 1990                  

    Working on SMCS project, initially as an Analyst/Programmer writing and designing application processes, later promoted to Time Manager Team Leader. Involved in all phase of the software lifecycle from functional specification, design and implementation through to system testing and acceptance.

    • Producing Functional Specification and Design document for Time Manager
    • Design of processes using JSP
    • Coding application and time manager processes
    • In charge of System testing, writing test scripts and test environment.

     

    Lecturer                                                       Sept 1987 - July 1988       

    Lecturer in IT and Mathematics at the College of Technology Newry.

     

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