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     Date Submitted:03-05-2013
     Last Modified:03-05-2013 (12:45)
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     Current job:Software Engineering Team Lead
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsSoftware Engineering, Software Architecture, Software Development, Spacecraft Simulation, Real-time Systems, C/C++, Team Lead, Project Manager, Speak fluent German
    CV

    Summary of Qualifications

    • Extensive software development experience in various software technologies, as technical lead and project manager, specifically IT, real-time control systems, simulation systems, and mainframe software systems.

    Aeronautical and Astronautical Experience

    Lockheed Martin Space Systems - Nov 2012 to Apr 2013

    • Requirements Analyst / Software Systems Architect: Performed requirements definition and architectural design for the GPS III Spacecraft software testing system. End product is a complete software simulation of the GPS III Spacecraft hardware test environment.

    • Skills/Tools used: Perl, Lockheed Martin / Agile Virtual Rack (VR), L3 InControl, Telelogic DOORS, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio

    Lockheed Martin Space Systems - Feb 2011 to Nov 2012

    • Software Test Lab Lead: Designed, assembled, and integrated the Orion Spacecraft Simulation software development and testing lab. This included the requirements definition, system and detailed design, hardware and software procurement, assembly, software installation, integration, testing, and certification of the Simulation Software testing lab.

    • Orion Simulation Models Lead for both the Orion Spacecraft Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) models and the Electrical Power System (EPS) models. Performed ECLSS and EPS software testing/verification activities to ensure the simulation software performed according to the ECLSS & EPS simulation requirements.

    • Skills/Tools used: C/C++, Wind River Simics, VMware vSphere, MATLAB Simulink, OS/Comet, RealVNC, Rhapsody, IBM Rational Change & Synergy, NASA EDGE Graphics Display Tool, NASA Trick Simulation Environment

    Lockheed Martin Space Systems - Feb 2009 to Feb 2011

    • Spacecraft Simulation Systems Team Lead for two unmanned Spacecraft missions. Managed a group of twelve simulation software developers that resulted in the successful implementation and timely delivery of the two Spacecraft simulations used for Flight Software checkout, verification, and for Spacecraft operational training purposes.

    • Skills/Tools used: C/C++, Telelogic DOORS, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Project

    Lockheed Martin Space Systems - Jul 2007 to Feb 2009

    • Project Manager for the Orion Spacecraft Flight Software Testing Lab implementation and integration effort.

    • Successfully lead a team of subcontractors to design, build, integrate, and certify the Flight Software test lab before the Flight Software verification need dates. This included the requirements definition, system and detailed design, hardware and software procurement, assembly, software installation, integration, testing, and certification of the Flight Software testing lab.

    • Skills/Tools used: C/C++, Perl, NASA Trick Simulation Environment, Microsoft Visual Studio, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project, Telelogic DOORS, NASA EDGE Graphics Display Tool

    Lockheed Martin Aeronautics - Aug 2006 to Jul 2007

    • System Integration Lead: Managed the activities associated with the development and delivery of the F-35 JSF Avionics Development Environment (JADE) simulation software.

    • Collected software and cost analysis metrics and present the related status at organizational reviews.

    • Implemented and supported the Risk Management effort for the JADE product.

    • Analyzed and reviewed the JADE software requirements and performed feasibility analysis to develop software scheduling and cost analysis planning.
       
    • Skills/Tools used: C/C++, Microsoft Word, Excel, Project

    Corsair Engineering - Subcontracted to Lockheed Martin Space Systems - Oct 2005 to Jul 2006

    • Requirements Analyst: Developed Risk Management implementation requirements for the NASA Orion Spacecraft Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) proposal.

    • Skills/Tools used: Active Risk Management (ARM) Tool, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint

    Black Ram Engineering - Subcontracted to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics - Feb 2003 – Oct 2005

    • Requirements Analyst: Performed requirements definition, analysis, decomposition, and verification work on the Vehicle Systems Requirements for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft Modeling & Simulation requirements.

    • Integrated the JSF Power & Thermal Management System (PTMS) Model into the JSF Moving Platform 6-DOF simulation system.

    • Skills/Tools used: C/C++, MATLAB Simulink, Perl, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint

    United Space Alliance - Lockheed Space Operations Company - 1982 – 1997

    • Software Applications Technical Lead for key Space Shuttle Firing Room subsystems. Responsible for design, development, and test of mission critical real-time software for the NASA Space Shuttle fleet for both on-board and ground based systems that controlled Space Shuttle hardware subsystems. Developed proposal requirements for the upgrade/rewrite effort of the NASA Launch Processing System (LPS) Core Project.

    • Managed the design and implementation effort of a Model Based Reasoning (MBR) system that monitored in real-time key mission critical hardware components of the NASA Space Shuttle vehicles.

    • Lead LPS Software Applications Engineer: Participated in Shuttle Launch Countdown Operations.

    • Skills/Tools used: Ground Operations Aerospace Language (GOAL), C/C++, NASA Launch Processing System, SL-GMS, Unix

    Commercial Software Development Experience

    Over six years of experience between 1997 and 2003 in the IT industry performing requirements analysis, design, development, test, and documentation of software applications in support of research, engineering and other technical endeavors.

    • Project Manager - responsible for the development and release cycles of the Micro Focus EuroSmart product. This included requirements gathering, project scheduling and coordinating all development work of the software and associated documentation. Managed a department of 31 people.

    • Performed design changes and graphical display enhancements to a 6-DOF Flight Simulation design and development system.

    • Performed compiler internals work for mainframe legacy language parsers.

    • Skills/Tools  used: C/C++, CLIPS/R2, YACC/Lex, Microsoft Word, Project, Bihrle Applied Research D-Six Flight Simulation System, Micro Focus EuroSmart, Revolve

    Specific Software / Computer Related Experience

       Languages

       • C/C++, Objective-C, C#, CLIPS/R2, Perl, Fortran, Bison/Flex, YACC/Lex, HTML, PL/I, XML

       Operating Systems

       • Microsoft Windows (7, XP), Unix, Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), iOS, Scyld Beowulf, VMware vSphere

       Tools

       • Visual Studio, Xcode, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Project, Visio, Telelogic DOORS, L3 InControl, Active Risk Manager (ARM), Crystal Reports XI, RealVNC, NASA Trick Simulation Environment, Lockheed Martin / Agile Virtual Rack (VR), Rhapsody, IBM Rational Change & Synergy, Wind River Simics, MATLAB Simulink, OS/Comet, Prepar3D, Bihrle Applied Research D-Six Flight Simulation System, NASA EDGE Graphics Display Tool

       Hardware
     
       • Various x86 based machines, Apple Macintosh, IBM 3084, SGI, Quantum3D, Penguin Computing HPC System, Dell PowerEdge 2950, HP ProLiant DL585

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    Speak fluent German.
     


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