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     Date Submitted:16-05-2013
     Last Modified:16-05-2013 (02:18)
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     Current job:Systems Engineer 3
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsAccomplished aerospace professional with extensive ground network experience. Offering more than 20 years of experience with NASA, the U.S. Air Force and commercial entities combined with a four year degree in Computer Information Systems.
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    Accomplished aerospace professional with extensive ground network experience.  Offering more than 20 years of experience with NASA, the U.S. Air Force and commercial entities combined with a four year degree in Computer Information Systems.

     

    Areas of Expertise

     

    • Space Ground Networks
    • Satellite Communications Principles
    • Tracking Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS)
    • Satellite Scheduling
    • Project Engineering
    • AFSCN
    • Team Leader
    • Technical Writing
    • Procedure Creation
    • Software Quality Assurance Engineering
    • Basic Unix/Linux
    • C++
    • Visual Basic
    • Microsoft Office Suite
    • Designing/developing installation packages from Inception to implementation


     

    Recent Career Achievements

     

    • Assisted in developing system level architecture for developing the new backup International Space Station (ISS) Mission Control Center (MCC) at the Marshall Spaceflight Center (MSFC); a new capability used in the event of a significant outage in Houston or a natural disaster; including ensuring team preparedness, logistics and training.
    • Assisted in developing system level architecture requirements for Tracking Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) scheduling tool for NASA.

     

    Professional Experience

     

    Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. - Houston, TX                          4/06 - present

    Systems Engineer 3/International Space Station Ground Controller at NASA’s Johnson Space Center Mission Control Center (MCC)

    • Manage the operational configuration of ISS ground data and network communications interfaces during real-time spaceflight operations and test simulations.
    • Provide system status, decision options and rationale to anticipate international partner and end-user needs; identify and resolve scheduling conflicts.
    • Work with international partners from France, Russia, Germany and Japan to ensure requirements for network connectivity with ISS resources and are met on time and on schedule.
    • Work with international partners to establish and meet test and mission objectives for visiting spacecraft to the ISS.
    • Continually adapting to changing user requirements in simulated and real-time environments; ensure end-users are aware of and concur with specifications and requirements are met.
    • Generate and implement work plans to define operations requirements, verify system configurations, schedule activities, and meet readiness milestones.
    • Prime point of contact for configuration and troubleshooting of Telemetry, Command, and Trajectory systems hardware/software problems with Ground Networks; integrate these systems with international partners.
    • Train local and international co-workers in new design capabilities for the ISS ground segment. 
    • Create and maintain requirements documentation, user guides, test plans, procedures, and reports for end-users and co-workers in accordance within NASA specifications.

     

    Professional Experience Continued

     

    Cimarron Software Services, Inc. - Houston, TX                          10/99-4/06

    Telemetry and Commanding (TELCOM) Uplink Commander at NASA’s Johnson Space Center

    • Maintained network and data flow between JSC and remote end users by monitoring servers and ensured accurate data routes utilizing a complex system of ground and satellite resources.
    • Generated and reviewed written presentations and documentation necessary to analyze ground systems requirements, procedures, tests, and verification capabilities necessary for bringing all system elements to a state of readiness to support Space Shuttle launches or ISS events.
    • Provide command and trajectory data flow services in support of the Space Shuttle and ISS.
    • Team Lead for supporting meetings, design reviews, and working groups. 
    • Analyzed mission objectives and Shuttle/ISS team performance with personnel from other NASA centers, agencies and contractors.
    • Team Lead for back up MCC activities at the Russian Space Agency in Moscow including ensuring team preparedness, logistics and training.
    • Reviewed requirements and originated Review Item Dispositions to address system concerns and originated Support Requirements against delivered systems to correct network inadequacies.
    • Conducted validation tests designed to bring supporting telemetry, command, and trajectory system elements to a state of simulation and testing readiness.
    • Trained new TELCOM controllers.

     

    Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer                       8/98 – 10/99

    • Reviewed deliverable software documentation and procedures to ensure compliance with standards, methodology and configuration management.
    • Staff Advisor to the SQA Manager on all matters impacting the quality of software deliverables either directly or indirectly.
    • Reviewed subcontractor/supplier specifications, Statements of Work, End-Item Test Procedures, End-Item Specifications, and engineering deliverable documentation.
    • Conducted formal and informal audits, reviews, and inspections of software design/development.
    • Coordinated all SQA activities during the phases of initial planning, design and development, production planning, integration, test, and maintenance of software.
    • Attended preliminary and critical design reviews as the engineering/customer interface.

     

    Comsys/MCI - Colorado Springs CO                   10/96 – 6/98

    Software Integration Tester                                                                            

    • Participated in end-to-end integration testing, with multiple MCI systems, prior to software migration to a production environment.
    • Ensured all billing data impacted by code modifications/new functionality to MCI for scheduled software releases were properly sent to the downstream billing systems. 
    • Prepared the environment for data entry to begin and performed data entry necessary to set up customers with appropriate services and accounts; troubleshot the data entry software issues with development, and worked with interfacing systems to complete orders.
    • Configured the environment to run downstream feeds, worked Job Control Logic and job stream issues, worked with development to troubleshoot problems with billing jobs, validated billing feeds, worked problem reports on downstream issues with billing feeds, resolved problem reports to the downstream systems satisfaction, re-generated feeds for the downstream systems. 

     

    Professional Experience Continued

     

    United States Air Force            2/93 – 2/97

    Satellite Mission Scheduler for Global Positioning Satellite System (GPS) Space Systems Operations

    • Created short-range and long-range forecasts of satellite visibility, mission assignments, and maintenance activities on a daily basis. 
    • Coordinated daily space operations activities with military and civilian resources.
    • Developed methods for optimizing satellite and control station mission capabilities by creating new procedures for effective processing, logging, and tracking scheduled requests that simplified the allocation of limited satellite resources.

     

    Ground Communications Network Operator for the Global Positioning Satellite System (GPS)

    • Performed system administration role for GPS communications while tasked with technical reconfiguration of the AFSCN (Air Force Satellite Control Network).
    • Managed and operated a digital communication network and remote hardware on a 24/7 schedule. 
    • Planned and coordinated emergency and scheduled transfers of satellite mission control operations to back-up facility in Washington, DC. 
    • Developed and implemented new procedures to support design, prototyping, and production phases of the U.S. Nuclear -- Detonation Detection System Integrated Correlation and Display System for the Air Force Technical Application Center. 

     

    Education

     

    Bachelors; Computer Information Systems; Baker College

    A.A. Degree; San Jacinto Community College

    Aerospace Mechanics and Communications Training; US Air Force

     

    Security Clearance

     

    NACI – Level 1 (SF85P) (1998-current) active clearance from NASA

    DOD – Secret (July 1994-1998) Inactive clearance from US Air Force


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