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     Date Submitted:08-10-2012
     Last Modified:29-11-2013 (08:19)
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     Current job:Mission Database Administrator
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Space Tourism
     KeywordsDetailed, Punctual, Flexible, Good communicative skills, Team Player


    1999 – 2011                       Cimarron Software Inc.   (Telcom Controller )
                                                  Houston, Texas        Mission Database Administrator
    1999 –September             Lockheed Martin  (Telcom Controller)
                                                  Houston, Texas   Mission Database Administrator
    1995 – 1999                      United Space Alliance  (Telcom Controller)
                                                 Houston, Texas   Mission Database Administrator
    1993 - 1995                       Allied Signal Aerospace  (Command Controller) 
                                                 Houston, Texas
       Command / Telcom Controller
     Provide Launch/Orbit/Landing support for the Flight Control Team at the Johnson Space Center, as part of the Ground Operations Support Team. Responsible for on-console Uplink  Configuration and monitoring for Uplink Command and Telemetry data for SSP, ISS, and for future vehicles, ATV, HTV, and CEV.  Past Missions have included SPACELAB,     HUBBLE, IUS, X-38, and a variation of Payloads.  Provide off-console technical support, and make updates to the Flight Control documentation as needed.  Perform network  troubleshooting  of ground systems, based on spacecraft telemetry, and provide analysis and state-of-health assessment to the Flight Controllers.  Provide contingency analysis and  response in a timely manner, and assist spacecraft engineers as required.
    The position also requires Scheduling real-time (TDRS) events, and performing updates whenever deviation occurs to ensure accuracy to the project for Command and Communications. 
    Provide troubleshooting for any real-time (GN) or (SN) network related problems.  Additional projects include maintaining documentation in accordance with ISO 9000 standards, and writing of technical procedures for the Mission Operations Handbook.  I serve as one of the main curators for review and control of Mission Operations Notes, and Internal Control Documents.  Experienced with Microsoft Office Software, Basic Unix.   
    Responsibilities also include TDRS Database Management for all projects requiring TDRS  Support from JSC.  Duties include setting up Mission databases with the correct specifications for  all S-band, and K-band services, performing database backups, and working any real-time  decisions with GSFC to setup special configuration defaults that are Flight specific. Generate  software scripts for automation of TDRS Event configurations.  Secret clearance from 94’ to 96.
    Recent Homeland Security Background check, (EQUIP), 08-07-07.   Entry Level SAP (Materials  Management)
    1990 – 1993                        Bendix    
                                                   Houston, Texas   (Voice Technician)
    Voice Technician
    Voice Technician for the Houston Voice Operations Support Team.  Maintained voice circuitry for both the (VIS) Voice  Interface System, and the (AGVS) Air-to-Ground Voice System.  Job duties also included cable installations, cable terminations, soldering, and troubleshooting voice circuitry.  Equipment  upgrades included (DVIS), Digital Voice Interface System, with supporting interface racks/pallets, and digital keysets for voice loop interface.  Developed a database for tracing the (DVIS)interface, and  control boards and keysets.  Utilized tracking database to troubleshoot system problems.  Maintained tool and calibration inventory as well.
    1990 – 1992                       San Jacinto College (South)
                                                  Houston, Texas
                                                  Degree:  Completed 95% of degree plan for Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Maintenance.
    Degree plan motivated the student to apply past knowledge of electronic component theory, in troubleshooting computer systems as a whole.  Although the courses were mainly designed around the pc environment, the student received experience in design and set-up of a small network utilizing (pc) LAN Emulation software.
    1987 – 1989                        ITT Technical Institute
                                                 Houston, Texas
                                                 Degree:  Associate of Applied Science Degree In Electronic Engineering Technology
                                                 Graduate:  August 31, 1989
    An intensive theoretical study with development of logic circuitry.  Performed testing to component level and circuit analysis in:  Analog–Digital Circuit Operations; Communication, Microwave and Laser Electronics; Technical Writing, Drafting; Language, Programming Structure for the 6502, 8085 Microprocessors, Circuit Layout; Construction of Digital and Analog Circuit Boards.
    Received award for suggestion concerning headset/plugshell modification.  Received award, “TQ Team of the Quarter”, for working in a group that provided a cost savings to Allied-Signal, approx.  $156,000.00 per quarter.  Provided a Cost Savings of $260,000.00 a year to CSOC for implementing TDRS Scheduling Forecast Builds, without using a MOC.  Served as Design engineer for development and implementation for the ISS TDRS Scheduling application.  Awards received for validating the software revisions, and coordinating the step-ups to benefit the TDRS Scheduling Process.  Automated the scheduling process, defining the service configurations needed for the transponder being scheduled.  Very punctual in attendance.  Have an eagerness to learn.  

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