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     Date Submitted:18-07-2012
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     Current job:Principal Engineer/Program Manager
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     KeywordsComercial Satellite Imaging Systems Imagery Analysis and phenonenology Ssytem and subsystem specifications/requirements analysis
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    Principal engineer/program manager

     

    Accomplished professional offering over 20 years of PROJECT ENGINEERING, SYSTEM OF SYSTEM INTEGRATION, TEST AND VERIFICATION EXPERIENCE, DETAILED DESIGN LEVEL AND MISSION LEVEL UNDERSTANDING OF IMAGING SYSTEMS, PLANNING AND EXECUTION. Profit driven, with a demonstrated ability to execute strategies that address key challenges associated with compressed timelines and high levels of project dynamics. Detailed experience with risk and relationship management as well as continuous process improvement.

    Additional strengths include:

     

    • EO/IR System specification
    • EO/IR system Design
    • Data Analysis
    • Customer Relations/communication skills
    • Specification Development/Allocation
    • Process Integration/Resolution Mgt
    • Strategy Development
    • Metrics based assessment


     

    PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    Outreach and Business Development

    • Management of sub-contractors and team-mates on fast paced, technically difficult software and system developments.
    • As an Engineering Project Leader, provided capture plans and winning bid strategies, administered program execution and personnel development.
    • Developed risk management techniques that can be applied across projects to reduce probability of error, working directly with the Integrated Project Management team.
    • Assembled and led a coalition of interested medical specialists and remote sensing technologists to explore passive methods for early detection of breast cancer in younger women.
    • Provided network synthesis and load planning for several Command and Control Applications.
    • Provided technical expertise in support of DARPA’s efforts to match research organizations with next generation investments in wavelet and genetic algorithm technologies.

     

    Requirements Analysis and Product Specification

    • Assembled teams to evaluate hardware, software and system level payload designs for imaging and non-imaging systems. Provided technical requirements decomposition and metrics of performance that supported integration of results from subsystems to system level.
    • Technical Subcontract Management for a variety of fast paced and challenging programs. Focused on proactive quality and technical performance management, significantly reducing time to respond to critical needs.
    • Provided continual process improvement for design, material acquisition, production and test, addressing bottlenecks that reduced speed and quality of execution. 
    • Provided requirements assessments that addressed the value proposition of using Service Oriented Architecture technologies (e.g. Service Oriented Architectures, VMware), defining the company SOA integration strategy.
    • Provided requirements assessments, decomposition, and tracking for communications, command and Control systems, and a variety of radiant and thermal imaging devices.

     

    Application Design, Prototype Development and Test

    • Managed module level test team for a difficult electronic warfare program, reducing planned test time by 30% and reducing cost for testing by a factor of 2.
    • Detailed experience with metrics based tracking of integration programs involving hardware, software and the use of distributed development teams.
    • Program Manager for a DARPA effort to provide a simulation test bed, evaluating 12 University and 2 contractor efforts for DARPA’s Globally Mobile Wireless Communications Program.

     

    Oversight and Reporting

    • Technical Subcontract Management for collection systems. Reduced response time by 50%, while improving quality.  Developed Statements of Work and technical specifications used to establish sub-contracted effort. Defined tracking metrics used daily to assess progress.
    • Provided continual process improvement for design, material acquisition, production and test, eliminating bottlenecks that reduced speed of execution across the complete production flow. 
    • Led an acquisition support effort that coordinated the requirements and evaluations of 40 government agencies for a next generation information system that combined pattern, statistical and expert system components.
    • Integrated reporting processes across team partners, reducing redundancies between engineering and program management, cutting the time and cost to generate reports by 50% or more. 

    Transition to Production

    • Led a team of information integration engineers that delivered a best in class information visualization solution offered for the Command 2010 program.
    • Program Manager of a multi-contractor team providing threat analysis, system modeling and performance assessment of smart cruise missile technology.
    • Developed acquisition plans for next generation automatic target recognition and information exploitation systems.
    • Developed performance specifications used to produce next generation Charge Coupled Imaging Devices.

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

     

    General Dynamics- Scottsdale, AZ                     2003 – 2011

    Senior Systems Engineer and Senior System Architect 

     

    Science Applications International - McLean, VA                   1987 – 1999 & 2001 – 2003

    Program Director (2000-2003)

    Assistant Vice President for Advanced Systems (1987-1999)

     

    Veridian- ERIM International- Ann Arbor, Michigan                   1999 – 2001

    Technical Director

    EDUCATION

     

    University of Dayton – Dayton, OH

    Master of Science (emphasis on Operations Research)

     

    Drexel University – Philadelphia, PA

    Bachelor of Science EE (with Honors)

     

    George Mason University – Fairfax, VA

    Continuing Education in C3I

     

    CURRENT SECURITY CLEARANCE

    Top Secret/SCI (SI/TK eligible)

     

    AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS

    Chief Engineer Certification from JACMET;

    Two Golden Eagle Awards for System Engineering Excellence on Maritime Helicopter Program

    Performance based pay awards for superior performance (3 at GDC4S, 1 at Veridian, 3 at SAIC, 4 at USAF)


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