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     Date Submitted:28-03-2013
     Last Modified:31-07-2013 (07:19)
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     Current job:Mission Operations System Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Operators, ,
     KeywordsUML, SysML, MBSE, IEEE-1471, OOSEM, Magic Draw, System Engineering, Software Engineering, Team Leading, C/C++, Unix, Shell Scripting, Proposal Development, Scenario Development, MS Office Expert Skills, Gate Review Preparation and Presentation, Configurat
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    Senior System Engineer
     
    Summary
    I am known as a team leader who delivers products per budget and schedule constraints. I have 25 years experience as a system engineer and in leading teams of system and software engineers in requirements analysis and development, conceptual design, review preparation and presentation, budget and schedule estimation, preliminary design, risk management, critical design, integration and test, deployment, and operations (CCBs, ARBs, CCs, ARBs, MCRs, Command Reviews, etc.) of complex ground systems that operate earth orbiting and deep space robotic spacecraft. Included in those years is work in proposal preparation, software engineering, computer programming (C, C++, Unix), technology development, testbed integration, and model based system engineering using SysML/UML.
     
    Skill Set
    UML, SysML, MBSE, IEEE-1471, OOSEM, Magic Draw, System Engineering, Software Engineering, Team Leading, C/C++, Unix, Shell Scripting, Proposal Development, Scenario Development, MS Office Expert Skills, Gate Review Preparation and Presentation, Configuration Management, Risk Management, Anomaly Notification and Resolution, Contingency Planning, Mission Operations, Continuous Improvement, Technical Documentation, Launch Operations, Stakeholder Communications, Presentations to Management, DOORS, JIRA, Published Author.
     
    Objective
    To mentor younger engineers. To make your system engineers be what they should be - COMMUNICATORS. To promote a unified and persistent alternative to the Word-Powerpoint-Excel-email-whiteboard based system engineering methodologies prevalent in today's world. To advance your notion of system engineering. System engineering as a discipline is applicable throughout engineering and technical enterprises, and although I may not know the particulars of specific programs or technologies, I am an intelligent individual that can bring a wealth of experience and a different perspective to your projects and programs.
     
    Professional Experience
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Pasadena, CA) February 1988 to February 2013
    Mission Operations System Engineer/Team Leader
    1. Leader of a team that developed service oriented architecture models in SysML of a Mission Operations System (MOS), aka Ground System, and delivered technical documents that described and provided specifications for the executive service’s interfaces, agreements, capabilities, information products, and control aspects. Customers: Mars Exploration Rover, Mars Science Laboratory, and Europa orbiter missions.
    2. Designed, administered, and delivered the Launch Operations phase Wiki page to the GRAIL Lunar Mission.
    3. Designed and delivered the MOS of the Spitzer Space Telescope Project and trained its Mission Directors on its use. Led a team that developed and delivered among other products, the Anomaly Response, Configuration Control, Test, Verification & Validation Plans, Launch Notebook, and Mission Operations Procedures. Flight operations team member that designed and delivered the Target of Opportunity processes post-launch to the Spitzer Space Telescope Mission Manager.
    4. Leader of a team that successfully prepared, presented, and coached the spacecraft contractor for the Space Technology 8 Project’s MOS Preliminary Design Review, also oversaw the delivery of contractor documentation.
    5. Leader of the team that developed the level-3 requirements for the Starlight Project’s MOS, and wrote the MOS Ops Concept.
    6. Developed the concept of a self-sustaining interdisciplinary team to operate the Cassini Mission to Saturn. Led the team that wrote the ops concepts to support this approach to mission operations, and to extract level-3 requirements. Successfully presented the MOS design in the Cassini Project’s MOS Preliminary Design Review.
    7. Designed the LISA Project’s conceptual Mission Operations System.
    8. Wrote the Test Plan for, and tested the Voyager Interstellar Mission’s mission planning and command sequence constraint checking software.
    9. Wrote the mission operations portion of the Dawn Project’s step II proposal, and step I proposals of the ISTOS Mars Mission, and Deep Interior Mars Mission. This work included estimating workforce and budgets, and performing trade studies to support the proposal effort.
    10. Leader of a team that developed an integrated software testbed for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) to demonstrate the advantages of an immersive development environment coupled with interdiscipline collaboration.
    11. Leader of a team that developed an integrated software testbed to demonstrate the usability of industrial communications standards for use in space mission applications.
    12. Manager of the subsystem that developed and delivered to the TOPEX/Poseidon Project the mission planning/command generation and TDRSS scheduling tools. Also managed a contract with the University of Colorado for support of the TDRSS scheduling tool.
    13. Designed, developed, and delivered C and C++ based software to graphically display ground and spacecraft events for mission planning purposes, constraint-checking, and generation of review products for the Magellan Venus Orbiter Mission, the Mars Observer Mission, and the Space Flight Operations Center.
    14. Flight operations team member that designed, validated, and translated complex spacecraft command sequences for the EPOXI and Mars Observer Projects. This included leading command approval meetings, analyzing computer simulation results/diagnostics of command execution on-board the spacecraft, writing scripts to automate generic tasks and filter simulation results, and using analytical skills to determine the most efficient scheduling of ground and space activities to meet mission requirements.
    Computer Sciences Corporation (Pasadena, CA) September 1984 to February 1988
    Science Instrument and Spacecraft Command Design Engineer
    1. Flight operations team member who designed, validated, and translated complex science and spacecraft command sequences for uplink to the Voyager Project's flight system payloads. This included analyzing computer simulation results/diagnostics of command execution on-board the spacecraft, writing scripts to automate generic tasks and filter simulation results, and using analytical skills to determine the most efficient scheduling of ground and space activities to meet mission requirements.
     
    Education
    B.S. Physics, Cum Laude September 1984
    California State University, Los Angeles, CA
    University of Redlands, Redlands, CA


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