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     Date Submitted:16-09-2012
     Last Modified:25-09-2012 (02:46)
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     Current job:Satellite Ground Systems Software Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     KeywordsSatellite Scheduling Software, Application Software Development, Engineering

    CAREER SUMMARY – US Citizen withover twenty years of experience in all phases of the software development lifecycle including analysis, design, testing and maintenance of C and Unix applications and satellite ground systems software.  Experienced in TCP/IP suite and socket programming, process and data modeling using Oracle Designer 2000, Erwin & Bpwin.  Developed applications for Finance, Health Care, Defense, Government & Data Communications industry segments. DoD Secret Clearance.


    Languages:             Perl, C, C++, JAVA, Cshell, Korn shell, AWK

    Databases:             Oracle 7.x, 8/8i, CA Ingres

    Operating Systems:            VMS, Unix, Linux, Windows NT

    Unix Internals:       Socket Programming, Remote Procedure Calls (RPC)

    CASE Tools:          Oracle Designer 2000, Erwin, Bpwin, TRUEchange, SAP.



    NOAA- Department of Commerce (SGT, Inc Contractor)        ESPDS Contract           Aug 02 – present

    NOAA- Department of Commerce (SGT, Inc Contractor)        ESPDS Contract           Aug 02 – present

    Software maintenance and enhancements of the Satellite Scheduling system (SOMS) for the Polar orbiting satellites of the department of Commerce ( NOAA).

    ·         Provided software support for the launch of NOAA18, NOAA19 polar satellites of the US Government. Upgraded the application software to support scheduling of JASON02, and METOP (IJPS) joint missions of  the European and US Governments.

    ·         Increased the data throughput by implementing software solutions to re-schedule secondary satellites at less busy CDA stations. This functionality minimized data loss during times of  heavy congestion between the constellation satellites.

    ·         Implemented cost-saving software solutions to streamline the command schedule execution, thereby reducing the man-hours at the control centre.

    ·         Provided risk mitigation by performing diligent unit, integration and regression testing of the software components of the application sub-systems.

    ·         Developed requirements, system specifications and implemented the enhancements to the scheduling sub-system as required by the PIR (Problem reporting system) system. Developed algorithms for the data TRANSFER from the ground station to the control center. The design of these algorithms improved the timeliness of data by an order of magnitude.

    ·         Designed, developed, and implemented algorithms to resolve spacecraft-CDA resource conflicts to enable the generation of conflict-free schedules for NOAA’s polar mission. This functionality enabled the scheduling of DUAL contacts during times of heavy conflict period of the satellites. This in turn almost doubled the data download capability at the CDA stations. Maintained software for ephemeris load generation for NOAA satellites.



    VISA International, Applications Developer                          Jan 01 – Dec 01

    Extraction and translation of data from legacy system to create a client/server data warehouse using third party software and C/UNIX programs.

    • Converted legacy mainframe (COBOL/CICS) data overlay routines to client/server (C/UNIX).  System/application functionality included providing member banks with customer information required to process credit card transactions. 
    • Developed system specifications based on the analyses of functional requirements.
    • Developed programs in C to clean “Merchant Name” and demographic data from legacy system. 
    • Performed unit and integration testing on the application.
    • Developed Programmer’s Manual. 


    ARINC Inc., Software Development Engineer         Jul 99 - Mar 00

    Added automation to the existing network management software for Air Traffic Control Management system using C/Linux.

    • Used C on Linux to develop functionality to automate the back-end processing of Air Traffic Control Management system.
    • Designed, implemented and unit tested the system.


    OAO Corporation, Systems Analyst                       May 96 - Jun 99

    Performed business area analysis for a logistics system, for the US Coast Guard, using ORACLE Designer 2000 software.

    • Performed requirement analysis, product testing for the development of a data warehouse for DTSA.  
    • Evaluated Red Brick, Microstrategy, Siebel, and Cognos for different criteria.
    • Facilitated JAD sessions to assist in the development of Data and Process models. Used Oracle Designer 2000 to develop Data and Process models to generate schemas for end user applications.


    SRA Corporation, Software Developer                        Mar 93 - Apr 96

    Performed full-life-cycle development for an e-commerce application using C/UNIX and distributed ORACLE database. 

    • Performed data analysis and mapping for the DOD Enterprise data elements to the SRA-proposed IDEF1X Data Model. 
    • Teamed with subject matter experts (SMEs) to develop protocols for data standardization. Used DOD 8320.1 for the standardization process.
    • Performed Systems regression testing for a large scale distributed e-commerce application.  Different subsystems tested were; Index for precision and recall, 'Browse' for response time, communications between the different subsystems for data integrity and validity and the GUI on the Macintosh to meet the system requirements.


    AIR & LAND SYSTEMS Corporation, Systems Engineer                      May 90 - Mar 93

    Developed and maintained software for data communications products using C and Assembly languages using different protocols.

    • Analyzed, designed, developed, implemented and tested the session layer TCP/IP software for the Macintosh to UNISYS emulation software.  The modules communicated with the MacTCP driver on the Macintosh and the higher level modules of the application.
    • Applied Appletalk protocols to develop a 32-user LAN server for the Macintosh.
    • Performed UNIX System Administration, user management and system support tasks.


    Johns Hopkins University                                     Jun 86 - Apr 90

    Full-life-cycle development of a clinical results application using C/UNIX/Ingres database.

    • Developed software to create a genetics publication using UNIX and its utilities.
    • Developed application software to compose a genetics publication used by medical researchers.  All development was done in "C" language under UNIX, using LEX, AWK and SED.
    • Designed and developed software to support and integrate a distributed information system for clinical results on an INGRES DBMS.  Developments were implemented in "C" under UNIX with embedded SQL calls.  Application software's key design parameter was terminal independence using the UNIX termcap facility. 



    Master of Science - Computer Science, Stevens Institute of  Technology, 1986

    Master of Science - Chemical Engineering, University of  Detroit, 1983

    Bachelor of Science - Chemical Engineering, MS University of  Baroda, (India), 1981

    RECENT TRAINING:             RED HAT LINUX training (2010), Registered for IPAD and IPHONE Development Course at AACP.   



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