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     Date Submitted:03-06-2013
     Last Modified:03-06-2013 (09:36)
    Job information
     Current job:Configuration Data Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsCertified Configuration Data Manager, specializing in hardware engineering CM, project CM and DM lead, Navy contract support

    -    As a Certified Configuration Data Manager responsible for the successful performance of 4 US Navy contracts and their accompanying SOWs (Statements of Work).  The result was a very strong sense of team because the required work could not have been performed without the support of a small and talented staff of Configuration Analysts.  
    -    Goal oriented, results driven, adaptable, capable of thinking outside the box, and constantly looking for ways to acknowledge the hard work and performance of others to energize, and motivate the team.  Support a diverse and inclusive environment.  Strongly believe in working smarter and not harder.

    Configuration Management | Data Management | Change Management | Configuration Audits | Process Mapping and Improvement | Statement Of Work Review | Technical Data Package Review and Audit | Six Sigma Certified Green Belt | Team Building | Production and Prototype Support | COTS Hardware Management | Certified Configuration Data Manager | Configurations | Variant Configurations | Subject Matter Expert | Intellectual Property | Performance Appraisal | Vendor Management | Staff Development | Requirements Analysis | Project Management | Kaizen

    Work Background – Accomplishments
    -    Provided the daily work direction of the TIH and AN/UYQ-70 CM and DM staff and for managing all facets of Configuration and Data Management (Configuration Identification, Change Management, Configuration Status Accounting, Configuration Audits), CDRL (Contract Data Requirements List) processing and delivery for the AN/UYQ-70 program and the TIH program with the help of a small group of 6 configuration analysts and a data management specialist. The Q-70 program resulted in $250 Million in revenue for the corporation in 2010 and the TIH program is currently in production.  As a dedicated and focused CM/DM team we processed an average of 800 ECOs, documented 300 configurations, conducted an average of 4 configuration audits and delivered an average of 600 data items every year for the past 10 years. The AN/UYQ-70 program is comprised of approximately 75 different variant configurations of networked computer consoles which utilizes COTS hardware and internally developed software to meet the customer’s SOW requirements. The Q-70 is used onboard all US Navy ships and submarines. TIH is the Technology Insertion Hardware program and it is a technical refresh of the Q-70 consoles used onboard submarines.

    -    20+ years working with the U.S. Navy on multiple contracts for the AN/UYK-43 (2 contracts), the AN/UYK-44 (1 contract), AN/UYQ-70 (5 contracts) and TIH (1 contract) and 10+ years of experience managing COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) hardware. The UYK-43 is a mainframe and the UYK-44 is an embeddable minicomputer.

    -    Mentored engineering with CM guidance and direction during engineering development efforts, reviewed, validated and processed engineering change orders and was responsible for and chaired the conduction of CCBs (Configuration Control Boards) for 3 production facilities and a prototype facility.

    -    Developed metrics based estimates and technical write-ups for bids and proposals for new development efforts, follow on incremental funding and BTP (Build To Print) efforts.

    -    Demonstrated abilities resulted in the receipt of Special Recognition Awards in 2005 and 2011 for participation in proposal activities that resulted in winning 4 US Navy contracts.

    -    Updated and maintained Configuration Management and Data Management processes

    -    Successfully supported production facilities as a System Integration Analyst and a Senior Hardware Engineer prior to becoming a CM Analyst in 1999 with a strong, focused emphasis supporting the production issues and needs of 1 manufacturing facility and 1 prototype facility and assisting and facilitating the resolution of the DMSMS (Diminishing Manufacturing Suppliers and Material Shortages) for both facilities.

    -    Viewed as a CM and DM SME (Subject Matter Expert), consulted by JSF (Joint Strike Fighter), MSA (Maritime Surveillance Aircraft), ATM (Air Traffic Management), JDAM (Joint Direct Attack Munitions), LCS (Littoral Combat Ship), JTRS (Joint Tactical Radio System), BAMS (Broad Area Maritime Surveillance), ECS (External Communications System), ASOC (Air Sovereignty Operations Center) and Desert Hawk

    -    Excelled for 20+ years in positions of ever increasing roles and responsibilities.  As a Senior Technical Specialist I supported the hardware design, development and lab checkout activities of the AN/UYK-43 CPU (Central Processing Unit).  For the AN/UYK-43 HPCPU (High Performance Central Processing Unit) recommended, designed and supported the development of a multi-chip memory module.  As a System Integration Analyst and Senior Hardware Engineer developed engineering solutions which saved the corporation money and also allowed the continued production of the AN/UYK-43 computer.  As a Staff Configuration Analyst guided the successful performance of the contractual CM and DM requirements of 5 AN/UYQ-70 contracts and 1 TIH contract.

    Moorhead State University
    Major areas of study:  Accounting and Computer Science
    District One Technical Institute
    Major area of study:  Industrial Electronic Technology
    Graduated with Honors
    University of Minnesota
    Major area of study:  Mathematics

    Professional Certifications and Licenses
    -    Attained and currently hold a US Government DOD Secret Clearance
    -    Attained certification from NDIA (National Defense Industrial Association) as a certified Configuration Data Manager – CCDM376 – certification valid until December 4, 2014
    -    Attained certification in Earned Value Management
    -    Attained and currently hold an Advanced Class Amateur Radio license – WB0ANL – Licensed since 1970
    -    Attained certification as a Lean Six Sigma Certified Green Belt
    -    Attained NCRC Gold Certification

    Lockheed Martin Achievement Award 1994
    Lockheed Martin SPOT Awards 2 in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012
    Lockheed Martin Special Recognition Awards 1999, 2005, 2011
    Lockheed Martin Peer To Peer Awards 2008, 3 in 2011
    Lockheed Martin YEA Awards 5 in 2012

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