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     Date Submitted:04-03-2013
     Last Modified:04-03-2013 (06:25)
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     Current job:Senior Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsTechnical management, Satellite systems, Requirements analysis, Specification development, DOORS, Operations management, Systems engineering


    Solid technical background combined with extensive experience in the accomplishment of multiple large-scale aerospace projects, tasks and priorities effectively and in a timely manner.  Demonstrated track record of success in controlling costs, boosting efficiencies, and providing technical leadership in solving the most demanding of engineering challenges.  Superior communicator, readily distills complex materials into easily-understood, compelling reports and presentations.  Willing to travel and relocate.  Core competencies include:
    * Technical Management
    * Satellite Systems
    * Requirements Analysis 
    * Team Player/Team Leader
    * Specification Development
    * DOORS Expert
    * Design Reviews
    * Remote Sensing Systems
    * Operations Management
    INTEL CORP., Folsom, California, 2000 – Present
    Hardware Engineer
    * Developed integrated design solutions in close collaboration with the customer, analyzing current systems and engineering innovative and appropriate solutions.
    * Oversaw requirements database creation/administration, requirements management and change control processes with a focus on enabling new technologies and influencing key customers.
    * Shepherded critical multi-million dollar initiatives throughout the entire project lifecycle, from inception and design to implementation and rollout.
    * Streamlined development processes and improved productivity through effective reporting, prioritization and customer communications.
    * Collaborated with external customers and hardware vendors to successfully resolve critical issues slowing product launch; eliminated costly delays and won a Division Recognition Award.
    * Conducted analysis and risk assessments; recommended risk mitigation strategies.
    * Created a DOORS database for 100+ users on a software design project with 3K+ requirements; customized an exporting tool to increase productivity by 50%.
    * Managed distribution of 1.3K customer reference boards to 40 external vendors.
    * Spearheaded an enabling effort for new hardware feature support with internal teams and external vendors; cutting-edge features launched on-time and on-budget for all product lines.
    LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP., Sunnyvale, California, 1996 – 2000
    Systems Engineer
    * Planned and executed daily operating procedures for satellite support activities; analyzed state-of-health data for a critical communications satellite constellation.
    * Key player in bringing an understaffed satellite subsystem design back on schedule by developing new processes; restored the project’s potential profits to $10M+.
    * Defined, established and met project goals and milestones for project teams that directly led to successful customer demonstrations.
    * Assigned to critical roles in optical and remote sensing satellite programs, software checkout & test, requirements engineering, DOORS, proposals, design reviews, launch and operations.
    * Served as Test Lead for software integrated checkout & test activities at multiple U.S. sites.
    * Developed and oversaw test cases to validate mission planning software requirements compliance.
    * Managed trade studies for a large spacecraft project that directly led to improved hardware designs and optimized processes for the customer.
    * Initiated and lead a DOORS pilot program to prove requirements management capability.
    * Expanded DOORS use to a new satellite program for requirements traceability, change management and specification publishing.
    HUGHES SPACE & COMMUNICATIONS CO., El Segundo, California, 1989 – 1996
    Systems Engineer / Member of Technical Staff
    * Assumed a leadership role for the Systems Analysis Activity on a satellite project; managed team members with an emphasis on performance metrics, positive motivation and mentorship.
    * Oversaw orbital design, thermal & power constraint satisfaction, maneuver planning, documentation, and formal presentation of results to customer.
    * Performed software modeling for mission verification and analysis of Atlas/Centaur and Titan launch vehicle booster trajectory/mission performance for cost savings of $250K.
    * Carried out satellite and launch vehicle systems engineering, mission analysis, launch & operations, specification development and interface control documentation.
    * Wrote and performed system test procedures for a spacecraft test program resulting in a 100% pass rate for the test phase.
         Master of Science, Aerospace Engineering
         Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering
    Security Clearance: Top Secret / SSBI / Polygraph (Expired); Clearable
    Professional Memberships:  International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
    Excellent references furnished upon request.

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