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     Date Submitted:06-09-2012
     Last Modified:07-09-2012 (07:23)
    Job information
     Current job:Senior Satellite Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSatellite Controller, Cleared Technician, Watchstander

    Professional Title:  Satellite Network Controller, Flight Operations Specialist, Telemetry Analyst, Watch Operator. Also Desirable: Collaboration Cell.

    Personal Statement:  I retired with 6 years Army SATCOM control then 6 years IC Watch Operations with a TOP SECRET clearance & both Single Scope Background Investigation (TS SSBI) & Sensitive Compartmentalized Information (TS SCI) adjudicated 25 July, 2002, & Counterintelligence (CI) polygraph 2006 & June, 2012.


    •  System Definition Breakouts for Intelligence Community (IC).
    •  Telemetry for Satellite Subsystems & Bus Functions
    •  After-Action-Reviewed (AAR) Satellite Communications Missions
    •  Graphed Field of View (FOV) Footprints
    •  Databasing & Statistical Analysis of Outages & Operations
    •  Maintained Status Webpage & Watch Log


    •  Crafted Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
    •  Trained Satellite Controllers (SATCON) & Watch Operators (WO)
    •  Prolific Process Improvements
    •  Authored & Reviewed Checklists
    •  Authored Executive Summaries & Situation Reports (SITREP)
    •  POC & Systems Subject Matter Expert (SME)
    •  Acceptance Tested RFMOW System for SMDC & TRADOC
    •  Power & Frequency Managed FDMA, SSMA, TDMA Networks
    •  Technically Edited Manuals 


    •  Built Satellite Configuration Change & Health Status Commands
    •  Link Budget Engineering
    •  Generated Range Rates
    •  Calculated Sun Conjunctions
    •  Verified & Initiated Spacecraft Vectors
    •  Configured Beamweights
    •  Satellite Time Offsets & Dopplers


    •  SDM300-A Modem Programming, with TDMA & IF Offsets
    •  Programmed Time Division Multiple Access Bering Modems
    •  Cryptographic Key Management
    •  Aligned FM Transceivers / Other Equipment Sweeps
    •  Calibrated Low Noise Amplifiers (LNA)
    •  Characterized & Nominalized SATCOM Link Performance


    •  Monitoring and T/S of Satellite Based Messaging System
    •  Circuit Checks Using Versimux & Cornet PCUs / LAN
    •  Fireberd / BERT Clearing of Satellite Path
    •  Local Loop & Satellite Loop Coordination
    •  After Action Reviews (AAR) & Discrepancy Captures 

    Employment History:

    2006 to 2012:  Watch Operator (WO) National Reconnaissance Office, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions

    •  Liaison with White House (WHSR), Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), Strategic Command (STRATCOM), Pacific Command (PACOM), Central Command (CENTCOM), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), National Security Agency (NSA), National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), National Air & Space Administration (NASA), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Pentagon, Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
    •  8,546 Status Page entries, 5,400 redline changes to Daily Status Reports (DSR) and 336 original outage write-ups annually.
    •  “The most diligent Watchstander…goes the extra mile to ensure accurate yet timely reports.”
    • “Constantly tracking down new information that will provide better services to the customer.”
    • “Desires to perform extremely well and wishes the same level of performance for the entire crew so makes everyone aware of need for change.”
    • “Takes the initiative to follow up with customers when they have questions.”
    • “The most detailed log entries of any Watchstander.”
    • “Eagerly assists [trainees].”
    • “Commitment to accurate production is visible in approach …with an eye for detail…making changes to ensure…a good product.”
    • “One of the most reliable people to approach when a gap needs to be filled….allowing the program to deliver more value to the customer.”
    • “Thirsts for knowledge….always looking to learn more and willingly passes on what he has learned.”
    •  “Always strives to perform with excellence and respects others while achieving this level of performance."

    1996 to 2005:  U.S. Army.  1999 to 2005:  X-Band Satellite Communications Network Controller/ RF Systems Engineer / Satellite Engineer

    •  Ground Mobile Forces(GMF) Network Controller(GNC) Position NCO (Noncommissioned Officer
    •    * Coordinated Data & Trunk Cutovers From Retiring Satellites to Newly Launched Satellites
    •    * Programmed & Utilized GMF Net Control Computer (GNCC)
    •    * Resolved Incompatibility of FM Orderwire & MD1340 MODEM
    •    * Established Positive Control Communications (Utilizing Satphones [Iridium, INMARSAT, Globalstar], Cellular Phones, AUTODIN / Defense Switching Network, Tactical Net / Long Locals, Ship-to-Shore VHF, and Multiplexer Level Orderwires)
    •  Communications Payload Controller(CPC)
    •     * Monitored & Controlled 4 DSCS GEO Satellites
    •     * Verified & Initiated Spacecraft Vectors
    •     * Recorded Telemetry Data Spans for Archival and Research
    •     * Knowledge of Spacecraft Subsystems and Signal Flow
    •  Electronic Counter Counter Measures(ECCM) Net Controller 
    •     * Power Balanced Spread Spectrum Multiple Access (SSMA) ECCM Network of Fixed & Mobile Stations
    •     * Scheduled and Conducted ECCM Network Control Transfers
    •     * Brought Up New ECCM Missions
    •  Satellite Network Controller(SNC) 
    •     * Managed, Operated & Maintained U.S. Army Dual Satellite Control Center & Network Operations Center
    •     * Supported 2 Communications Cutovers Between Satellites
    •     * Supported On-Orbit Testing of New Primary Satellites
    •     * Spectral Analysis Troubleshooting
    •     * Power Balanced & Frequency Managed FDMA & TDMA Nets
    •     * Resolved Space-Based Anomalies
    •     * Managed Databases and Hardcopy Archivals
    •     * Trend Analyzed Data
    •     * Prepared Outage Reports
    •  Frequency Division Multiple Access Network Controller (FNC) 
    •     * Controlled Terminal Alignments & Calibrations
    •     * High Frequency Test Instruments:  DSCS Automatic Spectrum Analyzers (DASA), Scalar Network Analyzers (SNA), Frequency     Synthesizers, Power Meters, Data Test Sets
    •     * Operated, Troubleshot & Repaired Satellite Earth Terminal Equipment Including Digital Communications Systems
    •     * Preventive Maintenance Checked & Serviced (PMCS) Amplifiers, Converters, Modems, Encryption Devices (KIGs, KIVs, Fortezas), Cesium Time Standards, Global Position Satellite (GPS) Receiver


    •  Integration of Intelligence Community Course
    •  Numerous NRO Courses in SIGINT, IMINT, MASINT, Satellite Vehicles, Processors & Dissemination Systems, COG COOP, START, OPEN SKIES,
    •  Numerous Motorola, Iridium, and Boeing Proprietary Courses in Cross-Linked Satellite Constellation
    •  Lockheed Martin Satellite Configuration Control Element (SCCE)
    •  Raytheon Electronic Counter Countermeasures Network Class
    •  Ft. Gordon Satellite Communications Network Control Course (31S Honor Graduate and Class Leader) (ASI 1C)
    •  Army Course 553DF24 Protecting SECRET Documents
    •  Standard Army Training System (SATS) 4.1 for the Army Training Management Cycle (CATCSATS)
    •  Army Supervisor Development Course (SDC) 131F21
    •  Numerous Credits Army & FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Correspondence Coursework

    Keywords for Desired Job Title:  Aerospace Engineer, Aerospace Systems Engineer, Cleared Tech, Defense Satellite Communications System, DSCS, DSP Engineer,  Electrical Engineer, Electrician, Electronic Digital Computer Mechanic, Electronics Engineer, Electronics Technician, Engineering Aid, Engineering Technician, Field Service Engineer, Flight Operations Specialist, FOS, Help Desk, IOC Coordinator, K-Band, Ka-Band, Ku-Band, L-Band, LEO, Milsatcom Integration Support, "MSC", Network Monitoring Analyst, NMC Technician, Operations Tech, Radio Spectrum Engineer, Radio Systems Engineer, Repeater Network Operations Center Controller, Research Communications Analyst, RF Electrical Engineer, RF Engineer, RF Engineering Technician, RF Systems Engineer, Satellite Communications Network Controller, Satellite Communications Systems, Satellite Flight Operations, Satellite Systems Engineer, Satellite Technician, Satellite Telemetry Analyst, Satellite Vehicle Engineer, Satellite Vehicle Operator, S-Band, SCI, Security Clearance, SHF, Space Communications Engineer, Spacecraft Analyst, SSBI, SVE, SVO, Telecommunications Engineer, Telecommunications Equipment Operator, Telecommunications Operator, Telecommunications Specialist, TOC Operator, Top Secret, Very Small Aperture Terminal, Video Carrier Access Controller, VSAT, Watch Operator, Wireless Network Engineer, WO, X-Band,

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