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     Date Submitted:18-07-2012
     Last Modified:19-07-2012 (07:39)
    Job information
     Current job:Sr Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsExperienced EO Payload Lead Systems Engineer/Supervisor
    CV

    Clearances:  TS/SSBI with CI Poly, DoD TS, Inactive

    Key Words: Requirements Management, DOORS, Core, MS Office, Visio, Project, Interface Control Document (ICD), Reviews, Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP), Verbal Skills, Written Skills, Action Items List, Risk Management, Mitigation Plans, Team Leader, Supervisor, Customer Interface, Change Agent, Modular Design, Voice of the Customer, Earned Value Analysis (EVA), Size Weight and Power (SWAP), Lifecycle, Integration & Test, Technical Program Metrics, Kiazen, Design of Experiments (DOE), Taguchi Methods, Statistical Analysis, NYS EMT-B

    Summary

    Jack has demonstrated his ability to lead cross-functional teams successful from concept development through product delivery. Jack has proven his ability to handle multiple tasks instantaneously, i.e. supervisory responsibility as well as providing technical support to proposals and programs. Jack has shown that he leads by example and never asks the team to do more than he is willing to do himself. Success of programs and the program team are what are essential to Jack. Jack has shown the ability to do the critical balance between cost, schedule and performance to meet the customer’s needs.
    Jack still has passion for bringing Systems Engineering practices to commercial and service sectors. Jack is the current President of the Finger Lakes Chapter of INCOSE (International Council on Systems Engineering and serving on the INCOSE (InterNational Council Of Systems Engineering) Commercial Steering Board (CSB), Biomedical Working Group (BWG) and Assistant Director for Technical Communication for the Technical Operations Board (TOB).   Jack has an TS/SSBI with CI Poly and is a Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP).

    Experience

    Year                           Company                          City       

    4/2011 to Present                 Moog                 East Aurora, NY

     

    Job Title   Sr. Systems Engineer

    Summary

    I was brought in to provide leadership in Systems Engineering to the Space & Defense Group of Moog.  My years of experience in various roles in Systems Engineering, my leadership experience and my association with INCOSE are considered key in helping establish the rigor of Systems Engineering. 

    I am leading the development of an internal DOORS training course to encourage other engineering disciplines to use and work with DOORS.  This is a work in progress.

    Year                            Company                             City

    2002/2010             ITT Geospatial Systems              Rochester, NY   

     

    Job Title   Lead Systems Engineer

    Summary

    • Lead Systems Engineer on several proposal efforts that resulted in contract awards including WorldView3 payload.
    • Successfully led the efforts to update and standardize internal procedures for the Systems Engineering department.  Combining the processes and procedures from three separates sites having three different products.
    • As Chief Systems Engineer successfully led a multi-discipline team through a Quick Response Capability (QRC) airborne classified program.  Worked with the Prime to identify the necessary technical requirements to achieve deployed performance goals.  Negotiated with suppliers for performance, cost and schedule to meet customer’s needs.  The period of performance was ATP to hardware delivery of 13 months. Captured and maintained requirements in DOORS.   The production of this unit is still ongoing and well received by the customer and groundfighter
    • Took over as lead onsite support to the GeoEye-1 spacecraft supplier’s facility during Integration and Test of the E/O payload to the satellite.  Reviewed and approved prime’s test and integration procedures.  On-site witness of all procedures. 
    • Lead and sponsored several Kiazens designed to improve process flow or develop and document processes in ITT GS
    • Systems Engineering IPT (Integrated Product Team) Lead on a classified program responsible for cost, schedule and performance metrics as well as leading other team members to develop system to meet customer’s expectations.  Participated in monthly program reviews with the customer to keep them advised of progress.  Customer satisfaction resulting high marks when awarding fee. 
    • Chaired the Independent Review Team (IRT) for ITT’s VIIRS Suite PDR
    • Section supervisor of the System Architecture and Analysis Section.  The section was composed of 18 senior Systems Engineers supporting a variety of contracts/proposal efforts within the division in Rochester and other sites.  This was a half time position.  Responsible for departmental budgets, manpower loading, department hiring manager and participated on division technology roadmapping.

     

    Year                  Company                          City

    2001-2002        Corning Inc.             Sullivan Park Research, Erwin, NY

    Job Title:  Sr. Systems Engineer

    Summary

    • Led the introduction of the Systems Engineering approach to various product lines including the implementation of DOORS.
    • Led a manufacturing team through a process of  identifying functional requirements that eventually led to the creation of modular subassemblies for Optical Amplifier.  This required changes in the infrastructure of how Corning marketed, designed, manufactured and provided customer service.  The driving factor for this change was to improve the first lot productivity and reduce the manufacturing rework.  The effort was cut short by the telecommunication sector implosion

     

    Year                          Company                          City

    1981-2001            Eastman Kodak Co.            Rochester , NY

     

    Job Title   Sr. Systems Engineer/Mechanical Design/Analysis Engineer

    Summary

    Systems Technology Division:

    Provided Systems Engineering support on program concepts before they enter the commercialization phases.  This included deriving technical requirements from VOC data, technical feasibility studies, customer advocate on issues of performance and cost.  Also participated in or chaired several committees tasked to define best practices or standardizing practices.

     

    Engineering Services Division: 

    Assignments have included development of a test breadboard to evaluate the system hardware and machine control parameters affecting the output process on a thermal sublimation printer application and evaluation of the hardware and software parameters on the printing, reliability, calibration and image quality for a photographic application.

     

    Previous assignments included working across the various lines of business doing System Engineering in the conceptual development phase with emphasis on understanding the needs of the customer.  Tasks comprised generation and documentation of requirements capture and documentation, requirement flow down, design of experiments, functional flow diagram analysis, benchmarking, Failure Mode Effects Analysis, interface definition, reliability analysis and allocations, product simulation in the workplace, and system performance simulation. 

     

    System Performance and QA:

    Evaluated and characterized experimental and prototype media for a graphic arts printer.  Also responsible for setting Quality Control lab for this product, setting up and standardizing testing trouble shooting procedures. One patent granted.

     

    Electronic Photography:

    Responsible for improving the magnetic head-interface during recording/playback by making the product more robust.   Set up a test lab for Marketing to demonstrate printer output using customer's digital images.  Also supported Marketing at various trade shows. Two patents granted.

     

    Federal Systems: 

    Responsible for the design and analysis of proof-of-concept and support equipment on various contracts and proposal efforts. The work included optical test sets, assembly, alignment fixture, and subscale prime designs hardware.

     

    Education

    ME in Systems Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology

    BS in Mechanical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology 

    Software Tools

    • DOORS (Requirement Management)
    • CORE (Requirement Management/MBSE)
    • Top Cased (Open Source SysML program)
    • MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project)
    • Crystal Ball (Statistical based tolerance analysis)
    • MathCAD
    • JMP (Statistical Design of Experiments)

    Professional Organization Memberships/Affiliations

    • Member of Society of Allied Weight Engineers
    • Member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    • 2004 President of the Finger Lakes Chapter of INCOSE (International Council On Systems Engineering)
    • Chair of the Technical Program Committee for the 2005 INCOSE International Symposium in Rochester, NY
    • Associate Director for Consumer Goods Sector on the INCOSE Technical Leadership Team (2005-2007).
    • INCOSE Corporate Advisory Board (CAB) representative for ITT (2006-2009)
    • 2012 President of the Finger Lakes Chapter of INCOSE
    • Associate Director for Technical Communication for the INCOSE Technical Operations Board
    • 1. Dual laminate process for thermal color proofing. Eastman Kodak Jan, 4 1994: US 5275912
      2. Magnetic recording device using circumferentially offset heads with double sided media. Eastman Kodak May, 22 1990: US 4928196
      3. Double-sided magnetic recording device supporting two transducers in fixed relation. Eastman Kodak Dec, 12 1989: US 4887176


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