Management or Senior position in a satellite program/company.
Skills & Abilities
Over 15 years of management and operations experience of numerous satellite systems
Satellite Communications & Global Ground Systems/Space Mission Life-Cycle
Experience with various spacecraft buses & simulators
Project Management with Cross-Functional Teams
Systems Engineering/Integration & Test
Satellite Attitude Determination and Control Subsystems (ADCS)
Satellite Propulsions Subsystems
Maneuver Planning/Orbital Mechanics/Flight Dynamics
Operations & Maintenance Procedure Development & Validation
Anomaly Resolution/Root Cause Analysis
Training Development and Conduct
Customer Service and Helpdesk/Technical Support Operations
Integrated Logistics Support (ILS)/Technology Roadmap
Risk & Opportunity Management/Strategic Planning
Six Sigma Green Belt Certified
Managing Member – Ross Business Ventures
August 2012 – Present
Provide consulting services for several areas of satellite systems including the proposal phase, on-site satellite production monitoring, TT&C ground station / ground system design, procurement, installation, and test, satellite engineering and operations specializing in attitude determination & control subsystem (ADCS) and Propulsion subsystem, and ground system integrated logistics support.
Principal systems Engineer – Manager JPSS CGS O&S Helpdesk
JPSS CGS O&S ILS Technical Lead, raytheon
February 2003 – August 2012
Member of Raytheon’s Technology Director's Extended Technical Staff (ETS)
Participate in business development, growth initiative meetings, new technology innovation and proposal support
Manage a $6MM per year program which requires managing labor, staffing, material, schedule, budget, cost variances, and strategic planning
Hire, develop, and manage a team of engineers supporting the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Common Ground System (CGS) as part of the Mission Operations Team
Define, document, and manage Operations & Support requirements
Participate in satellite & ground system SDRs, PDRs, CDRs, dCDRs, FAT, SAT, NCTs, & IOT
Participate in procurement of ground system hardware and software
Establish & manage the program Centralized Logistics Management (CLM) function
Manage third party performance based logistics contracts and service level agreements
Manage several software development projects
Present briefings to IPT Management, Senior Program Management, & Federal Government
Perform several Six Sigma projects reducing program budget and increasing efficiency
Participate in & lead several trade studies as the Operations & Support (O&S) technical lead
Develop key relationships within other segments early in the program’s development phase in order to influence design, interfaces, and processes on a global ground system
Participate in ground and flight anomaly resolution teams, After Action Reviews, and Failure Review Boards and conduct root cause analysis on failures
Participate in Mission Rehearsals, Build Deployments, Test Readiness Reviews, Parallel Operations, Ground System Integration & Test, and Mission Readiness Exercises in the role of spacecraft analyst
Coordinate planned and unplanned maintenance activities (including testing) on the global ground system and ground stations with affected multi-mission customers
Provide input to procedure content including formal review and validation
Support O&S Training Lead with training development, conduct, & operator certification
Participate in program risk and opportunity boards to include writing risk mitigation and opportunity capture plans
Manage system lifecycle from conceptual design through phase-out and disposal
Write and review program Engineering Change Requests (ECRs)/Proposals (ECPs)
Assist in writing Program ILS documentation (e.g. Maintenance Plan, Training Plan, etc.) and reviewing program documentation (e.g. Opscons, ICDs, IRDs, etc.)
Architect for O&S Helpdesk systems and local area network (LAN) to include defining requirements, procurement, implementation, and testing
Orbital/Spacecraft Analyst & Ground System Administrator, Sirius Satellite Radio
October 1999 – January 2003
Flight Dynamics Lead for Sirius Fleet
Attitude Determination & Control Subsystem (ADCS) and Propulsion Subsystem SME
Act on behalf of the Senior Director of Satellite Operations when absent
Assist with hiring and developing operations team
Assist with day-to-day management of satellite analysts & controllers
Participate in satellite & ground system SDRs, PDRs, CDRs, and dCDRs
Present briefings to Satellite Operations Management, Senior Executive Management, Flight & Ground System Suppliers, and Company Investors
Liaison between Sirius & Space Systems Loral during design, manufacturing, & testing phase
Participate in procurement and design/requirements of Sirius’ 2nd generation satellites
Manage third party performance based logistics contracts and service level agreements
Participate in development, LEOP, and IOT of Sirius’ first three satellites and ground system
Participate in thermal vacuum & compatibility testing during manufacturing/testing phase
Contribute to the development of specialized in-house fleet management software which synchronizes satellite, ground system, payload, and orbital operations to provide robust and error free fleet management
Responsible for the day-to-day long term evaluation of all spacecraft subsystems
Monitor and ensure overall system/payload meets operational availability numbers
Perform daily orbit keeping and attitude control activities for a constellation of satellites in a non-traditional, highly inclined, elliptical geosynchronous orbit
Perform orbit determination/phasing and attitude monitoring, maneuver preparation, propellant budgeting, and monitoring of satellite health trends
Oversee commanding, maneuver monitoring and other satellite activities
Develop, validate, coordinate, and execute routine and special procedures as required
Lead recovery efforts during satellite anomalies and investigations and prepare reports
Participate in after action reviews and failure review boards
Perform on-call analyst duties which include being available to support contingencies
Generate & de-conflict mission schedules
Develop and conduct operator training for ground and flight operations
Manage software development effort for the graphical telemetry display system
Develop graphical telemetry display for the ADCS and Propulsion subsystem
Assist with development efforts for the analyst room/back-up control center to include defining requirements, design, procurement, implementation, and testing
Manage a $500K enterprise management system design, installation, and implementation project using Micromuse Netcool product family
Configure and troubleshoot ground system problems
Integrate and test new hardware and software across various platforms to achieve maximum operational efficiency while preventing operational errors
Aerospace Application Support Engineer, Analytical Graphics, Inc.
June 1998 – September 1999
Develop product expertise in the STK family of products (Satellite Tool Kit (STK), STK Pro, Orbit Determination Tool Kit, Navigation Tool Kit, etc.) and apply to space operations, battle space management, geospatial intelligence, and national defense programs
Model and simulate all aspects of missions for analysis and briefings
Work with existing and potential customers to formulate strategies for technical solutions and best practices using STK
Periodically work on-site with operational customers
Assist Training Department with training development
Deliver product training to operational customers
Work with the AGI Sales, Marketing and Software Development teams on various projects
Perform evaluation and testing of new AGI products and provide product feedback to AGI Product Management and Software Development teams
Trine University – Angola, Indiana – B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Minor Mathematics
Honors & Awards
Chosen one of ~600 Raytheon employees on the JPSS/NPP Program as a NASA VIP to attend the night launch of the NPP satellite at Vandenberg AFB
Raytheon Achievement Award for Outstanding Support to NASA
Raytheon Customer Focused Marketing Award (Customer Service Award Given to 1 out of 2000 Employees Quarterly)
NPOESS Raytheon Six Sigma Team of the Quarter
Raytheon Achievement Awards for the NPOESS Operations & Support Helpdesk (Multiple)
Raytheon Achievement Award for the Integrated Logistics Support Working Group (ILSWG)
Registering is the only way of posting vacancies and obtaining contact details of candidates in our CV database.
All it takes is a few minutes and a credit card (Visa or American Express). To sign-up to this service, simply click on the Register link and fill in the form. You will then have instant access to our system after on-line payment where you will be able to complete the transaction in either US Dollars, UK Pounds or Euros.
All online credit/debit card transitions are handled through our secure third party payment processors at WorldPay. Worldpay are part of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, the 5th biggest banking group in the world, WorldPay payment solutions are trusted by thousands of businesses, big and small worldwide.
Pricing starts at €450 (approx £400 or US$500 - use the convert tool for an exact conversion) for one month unlimited job postings and unlimited CV database access (for one user), with package discounts available if you have more permanent recruiting needs. For example, a Gold subscription will give you unlimited jobs posting and unlimited CV database access for one year at just over €250 per month!
2020 Pricing Structure (excluding VAT):
|1 month - Discovery||450 euros||convert|
|3 months - Bronze||1150 euros||convert|
|6 months - Silver||1950 euros||convert|
|12 months - Gold||3200 euros||convert|
If online payment is not convenient, give us a call at +33(0)622757477 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will set up an account for you and invoice you. Note that you can also pay through PayPal.
Please note that the posting of academic positions is free of charge. All you need to do is email us your job description and we will post it for you.
Spacelinks is based in France so the following European Union regulations regarding electronic commerce apply:
- if your business is located outside the EU, VAT does not apply to you
- if your business is located in France, you will be charged a 20% VAT
- if your business is located in the EU and you don't have a valid VAT registration number, you will be charged a 20% VAT
- if your business is located in the EU and you do have a valid VAT registration number, you won't be charged VAT provided you give us your VAT number (mandatory for invoicing)
For sales enquiries and general information, you can call us on +33(0)622757477.
Support is available Mon-Fri on +33(0)622757477 or via email. Out-of-hours support is provided only via email.
Please also note that we are located in France. Our normal office hours are 09:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday. France timezone is GMT+1.
We are very serious about our job seekers privacy so only legitimate recruiters and employers are eligible for a recruiter account. All subscriptions requests will be manually approved and recruiter accounts constantly monitored. Users who enter inaccurate or incomplete information will not gain access to post jobs or search resumes. Sharing of login details with a third party will result in the suspension of the recruiter's account with no subscription refund.
To ensure you are approved, please include the following on your application:
* The website address of your Company. Under construction websites will be rejected.
* Email - Must end in @yourcompany.com. Applications using free email accounts such as Hotmail, Yahoo or Gmail will be rejected.
Individual exceptions can be made on a case by case basis by emailing email@example.com. Accounts found not to be in compliance will be deleted.