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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:08:47 +0000
A Japanese company planning a series of robotic missions to the moon announced Dec. 13 that it has raised more than $90 million in one of the largest Series A funding rounds for any emerging space venture. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:47:31 +0000
Blue Origin said it carried out a successful test flight of a new version of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle Dec. 12. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:06:57 +0000
Arianespace performed its eleventh and final launch of the year today, sending four Galileo European navigation satellites into medium Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:39:55 +0000
The new decadal survey for Earth science research will likely be unveiled in early January, slightly later than previously planned. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:17:22 +0000
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 5 okayed the first part of a satellite-servicing mission Orbital ATK’s Space Logistic subsidiary has with Intelsat, saying the servicing vehicle can execute “rendezvous, proximity operations, and docking with the Intelsat-901” satellite while in a graveyard orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:20:18 +0000
Tucked into the details of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that President Trump signed into law Dec. 12 is a long overdue recognition of the first American astronauts who were lost in service to their country while practicing for a mission. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:41:15 +0000
Rocket Lab scrubbed a launch of its Electron small launch vehicle Dec. 11 after an abort just two seconds before liftoff. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:55:05 +0000
President Trump’s new space policy directive calling for American astronauts to return to the moon is welcome and encouraging news. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:04:42 +0000
On the eve of the first launch of a reused Dragon capsule on a Falcon 9 with a reused first stage, both NASA and SpaceX said they were comfortable with the level of risk involved with the mission. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:16:34 +0000
President Donald Trump signed an order Dec. 11 formally directing NASA to send humans back to the moon, but provided no information on schedules or budgets for such an initiative. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:04:22 +0000
President Donald Trump is scheduled to sign his administration’s first space policy directive in a White House ceremony Dec. 11, one that may formally direct NASA to send humans back to the moon. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:03:54 +0000
China Great Wall Industry Corp. launched Algeria’s first telecommunications satellite, Alcomsat-1, aboard a Long March 3B rocket at 11:40 a.m. Eastern to geostationary transfer orbit, the Algerian press agency APS said today. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 01:20:41 +0000
An airspace closure notice published by the Federal Aviation Administration Dec. 9 suggests Blue Origin is preparing to resume test flights of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle after a hiatus of more than a year. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:23:41 +0000
More than a year after suffering significant damage in a Falcon 9 explosion, a Florida launch pad is ready to return to service, incorporating improvements that will allow a higher flight rate. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:55:51 +0000
Tethers Unlimited, one of three companies NASA selected Dec. 7 to build a prototype space-based 3-D printer called FabLab has grown dramatically in recent years due to interest among government and commercial customers in this type of work. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:44:31 +0000
If the U.S. Federal Communications Commission wants a more accurate database of C-band satellite dishes, it should make the process of registering those dishes less expensive and time-consuming, fleet operator SES said Dec. 6. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:23:58 +0000
The U.K. plans to become a haven for space startups from all over the world as it aims to grow its space industry to control 10 percent of the global market by 2030. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:23:21 +0000
Gen. John "Jay" Raymond said the reorganization laid out in the NDAA will help to set the conditions for the United States to get ahead of its enemies in space. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:18:01 +0000
The protracted budget stalemate is bad news for the Air Force’s 2018 space investment budget. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 22:17:31 +0000
NASA will provide an updated launch date for the James Webb Space Telescope early next year, even as some warn that the mission might face further delays. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:03-06-2013
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     Current job:Software Consultant
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSoftware Developer Engineer Analyst Tracking, Telemetry, and Command Fortran C C++ C# STOL CCSDS
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    Executive Summary
    A Senior software developer/analyst with expertise in all phases of the complete Software Development Life Cycle, as well as proven success in implementing complex control systems and data analysis algorithms, who adapts quickly, thrives on technical challenges, takes ownership of development projects, and is proficient in many programming languages, development tools, and methodologies.

    Highlights of Qualifications
    > Programming Languages and Technologies: Object-Oriented Analysis and Design; Visual Studio, C#, .NET; C; XML, Oracle 9i and 10g SQL and PL/SQL; C++; various UNIX scripting and Assembly languages; embedded, real-time, multithreaded applications and inter-process communication; FORTRAN; TCP/IP; version control systems such as Visual SourceSafe, FogBugz, and Razor; specialized spacecraft operations and communications languages and protocols such as STOL and CCSDS; limited educational exposure to VB.NET, Java, and JavaScript
    > Operating Systems: Windows Server 2008; Windows Vista, 7, XP, NT; Mac OS 9; SVR4 and BSD UNIX, Sun Solaris, IBM AIX; VAX VMS; RSX-11M; IBM OS/360; VRTX and VxWorks Real-Time Operating Systems
    > Excellent analysis, design, development, and testing skills, with a focus on detail precision and overall system quality
    > Excellent customer interface skills, including ability to effectively communicate complex technical subject-matter issues to programmers and, conversely, to communicate software system capabilities and constraints to scientific/technical end-users
    > Excellent written and oral communication, documentation, and presentation skills in English, with limited skills in German, Spanish, and Japanese

    Professional Experience
    Software Consultant, Self-employed, Crofton, MD 2008-Present
    Developing proprietary software, studying Cybersecurity, and tutoring several other students in various Cybersecurity topics.
    * Earned CompTIA Certifications for Network+ and Security+, and completed 11 college credits with 4.0 GPA
    * Developed strategy game software in Visual Studio 2005, using C# .NET for Windows Forms applications

    Senior Software Engineer, Wyle Information Systems, Inc., Silver Spring, MD 2006-2008
    Developed software for shipboard data systems supporting Oceanographic and Fisheries Science research vessels operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Marine and Aviation Operations.
    * Developed scientific software in Visual Studio 2005, using C# .NET for Windows Forms applications, integrated with Oracle 10g SQL and PL/SQL
    * Developed Operation Selector and Total Catch Weight modules for the Fisheries Scientific Computer System (FSCS)
    * Developed and delivered Operation Event Logger and Event Log Builder utilities for FSCS support

    Senior Software Engineer, Integral Systems, Inc., Lanham, MD 2001-2006
    Provided software development for spacecraft test systems, customized from the Company’s EPOCH control system, for performing rigorous testing during construction and integration of NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) spacecraft, instrument, and support systems before and during launch, requiring more robust and capable software than for typical on-orbit operations.
    * Developed and enhanced spacecraft command and data communications software using C and C-shell scripting in Sun Solaris environment, integrated with XML, Oracle 9i SQL, and STOL (Satellite Test and Operations Language)
    * Provided critical on-site support during spacecraft integration testing at manufacturing facility in Los Angeles, and launch operations at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California for EOS Aura spacecraft
    * Earned an Exceptional Performance Award from NASA for adding the unprecedented capability to automatically control and transmit commands and software uploads to spacecraft from multiple Automated Test Scripts running independently on distributed workstations, while maintaining systems and communication integrity, saving $10 million in spacecraft integration testing time

    Development Engineer, DeJarnette Research Systems, Towson, MD 1999-2000
    Developed and tested software for medical digital image archiving and communications systems.
    * Developed and maintained software using Borland C++ and shell scripting and administered a UNIX test system
    * Converted legacy code for RS-232 communications from C to C++ (ported from OS/2 platform to Windows NT), reducing development time and cost for the Company’s next generation system
    * Developed a simple encryption utility for protecting Oracle password communication over Local Area Network

    Software Engineer, Daedalian Systems Corp., Greenbelt, MD 1997-1998
    Maintained and documented legacy software for communications satellite system.
    * Maintained software in Borland C++ on IBM AIX and VRTX (Versatile Real-Time Executive) for the Command & Data Handling (C&DH) system of prototype spacecraft
    * Corrected a memory problem that was causing the Command & Data Handling system to crash and reboot periodically

    VP & Partner, Bierwerks, Inc., Odenton, MD 1994-1997
    Purchased (with two partners) and managed a small specialty retail business with a delicatessen, restaurant, and liquor store.
    * Developed relationships with new and existing customers
    * Participated in Chamber of Commerce and other related business groups.
    * Grew annual sales to $400,000 and added several new product lines

    Project Systems Analyst, Allied Signal Aerospace Co., Columbia, MD 1984-1994
    Developed software systems for NASA Spaceflight Tracking and Data Network (STDN) and Network Control Center at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
    * Supervised computer analysts to develop and implement software using C on Sun Solaris development system, targeted for execution on VRTX real-time operating system, integrated with NASMAC proprietary user interface and design tools
    * Developed all software for the Antenna Control subsystem of the S-Band Tracking Processor System (STPS) used at tracking stations at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and Bermuda STDN sites from servo feedback motion-control algorithms
    * Led the software effort for the Tracking Data Acquisition subsystem of STPS
    * Developed major software infrastructure and subsystems for the Telemetry and Communications Data System (TCDS)
    * Earned an Outstanding Achievement Award from NASA for the timely and accurate development of software for recording digital science data at rates significantly higher than originally specified
    * Provided critical on-site operational support for STPS and TCDS during Space Shuttle launch operations at KSC and Bermuda tracking stations
    * Provided on-site integration, testing, and training for TCDS at KSC and Bermuda tracking stations
    * Devised an innovative proposal for using 3-D graphics in user displays which was instrumental in the award of a contract from the Naval Academy’s satellite training facility
    * Developed software modules in FORTRAN for data reception at the STDN Network Control Center

    Member of the Technical Staff, Computer Sciences Corp., Silver Spring, MD 1981-1984
    Provided software development and maintenance services for NASA at Goddard Space Flight Center.
    * Maintained software in FORTRAN for the data communications system of the LANDSAT satellite project
    * Developed data analysis software in FORTRAN using Fast Fourier Transform algorithm, and built and operated experimental apparatus for research into spacecraft instrumentation at the Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics

    Research Analyst, Applied Research & Systems, Greenbelt, MD 1979-1981
    Provided software development and research assistance at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
    * Provided operational data analysis for the Ultraviolet Spectrometer and Polarimeter instrument of the Solar Maximum Mission research satellite using FORTRAN on RSX-11m operating system
    * Developed FORTRAN software to implement scientific algorithms for time-series analysis of sunspot and climate data
    * Credited as a Contributing Author in research on the effect of sunspot activity on the Earth’s climate

    Research Assistant, University of Maryland Physics Department, College Park, MD 1975-1977
    Provided research and teaching assistance for the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
    * Provided research assistance for the High-Energy Physics Research Team at the University’s Electron Ring Accelerator Laboratory and at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center in Palo Alto, California
    * Provided teaching assistance in University of Maryland Astronomy Program

    Education and Training
    Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD 2011-2012
    Studied various topics in the Pathways to Cybersecurity program.
    * Completed courses in Data Communications, Network Security, and Windows Server 2008 System Administration, earning 11 credits with GPA of 4.0
    * Earned CompTIA Network+ and Security+ certifications
    * Currently tutoring other students in Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Mathematics
    * Pursuing personal research into new programming tools and technologies for future use

    Learning Tree International 2006 and 2007
    * Completed course in C# .NET Programming, Reston, VA, April 2007
    * Completed course in Object-Oriented Programming in C#, New York, NY, November 2006

    University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD 1982
    Undergraduate studies – Computer Science
    * Completed courses in computer programming and data structures using Pascal and Assembly language, earning 9 credits with GPA of 4.0

    University of Maryland, College Park, MD 1973-1976
    Undergraduate studies – Physics, Astronomy, Mathematics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering
    * Earned 92 credits with GPA of 3.6
    * Appointed to English Honors program for Verbal and English Achievement test scores on Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
    * Awarded 6 credits in History for perfect score on U.S. History Advanced Placement (AP) Examination
    * Awarded Honor Scholarship in recognition of SAT scores, AP exam score, and High School achievements


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