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     Date Submitted:23-05-2013
     Last Modified:13-11-2013 (03:10)
    Job information
     Current job:Satellite Systems Consultant
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsFlight Dynamics Lead, Management, LEOP, Ground System, Systems Engineer, Analysis, Maneuvers, Mission Planning, Design, Training, Logistics
    CV

    Objective

     

    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

    Experience

     

    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

    Education

     

    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)



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