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     Date Submitted:20-05-2012
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     Current job:Space Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Space Tourism
     KeywordsSpace Systems Engineer, ISS Flight Controller/Instructor, Hardware/Software testing & verification, Human Space Flight Operations
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    SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

    Results-driven engineer with expertise in systems integration, spaceflight operations, instrumentation, manufacturing, and mechanical design. Demonstrated project management aptitude with extensive experience in multi-disciplined projects. Exceptional leadership, communication, decision-making, problem-solving, and organizational skills.

    ·      Guidance, Navigation & Control Specialist

    ·      Hardware/Software Integration & Validation

    ·      ISS Mission Operations experience

    ·      Systems engineering

    ·      Able to legally work in the United States and the European Union. 

    IT Skills: Matlab, Mathematica, SolidWorks, Pro/ENGINEER, Visual Basic .NET, C/C++, Linux, Minitab, SPSS

                                                                  

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

     

    United Space Alliance – NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas                                              2007-present

    SPACE SYSTEMS ENGINEER

    Motion Control System Specialist in the International Space Station (ISS) Program. Provide technical and operational expertise as Subject Matter Expert in the ISS attitude control and inertial navigation systems. Provide console support in the Space Station Training Facility and the Mission Control Center. Develop software simulations and train and evaluate astronauts and flight controllers.

    Key Results and Functions:                                                                                    

    ·   Testing and verification– spearheaded the identification and resolution of software problems in the Guidance, Navigation & Control flight software. Performed testing and verification of new flight software revisions.

    ·   Requirements definition– developed software and hardware requirements in preparation for the System Requirement Definition (SRR) and the System Design Reviews (SDR) for an international project to install and test a new version of the Russian Segment Trainer simulator.

    ·   Project management– managed a key division project to develop new training programs for flight controller and instructors that reduced the required training time by 30%. Received the United Space Alliance Individual Performance Award for my contribution to this project.

    ·   System integration– negotiated technical agreements and facilitated international relations with the Russian Space Agency to integrate the American and Russian ISS Motion Control Systems.

    ·   Real-time system management– analyzed ISS systems telemetry to assess vehicle health and status and to identify and resolve hardware and software problems to ensure crew and vehicle safety.

    ·   Real-time mission execution– performed over 2,000 hours of on-console operations to support the development and execution of international simulations used to prepare assigned Space Shuttle and ISS astronauts and Flight Control Teams in Houston, Toulouse, and Moscow.

    ·   Subject Matter Expert– represented the Motion Control System in technical meetings with software developers, hardware manufacturers, and international partners.

     

    Corning Incorporated – Specialty Materials Division, Canton, New York                                              2004 to 2006

    OPTICAL ENGINEER

    Managed, monitored and supported operations of a state-of-the-art optical metrology laboratory. Achieved on-time production and ensured that products met customer quality specifications.Operated and troubleshot optical instrumentation and developed custom analysis software.

    Key Results:

    ·   Championed a multi-disciplined division project that achieved an estimated cost savings of $400,000 by applying DMAIC Six Sigma and Lean Enterprise methods to eliminate process waste and increase yield of a matured High Purity Fused Silica (HPFS®) product line.

    ·   Led the implementation of process changes in the manufacturing product line to increase efficiency and reduce costs.

    ·   Coordinated the installation, acceptance and product line integration of two new optical instruments.

    ·   Designed an automated mechanical fixture to support the measurement of oversized fused silica glass products with a new large aperture interferometer. Led the evaluation and purchase of the required automation hardware and software, and coordinated the construction and installation.

     

    EDUCATION

    Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, Clarkson University, New York

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

    Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida


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