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     Date Submitted:04-06-2013
     Last Modified:04-06-2013 (01:48)
    Job information
     Current job:Mission Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsTop Secret/SCI clearance, Satellite Operations Manager, Launch and early orbit, Excellent written skills


    Satellite operations manager with extensive experience in low earth orbiting spacecraft and constellations performing earth imaging, tracking objects in space, earth environmental science and telecommunications.  Strengths include launch and early orbit, procedure development and supervising operational teams.  Top Secret (SCI) clearance is current.


    September 2009 – March 2013

    DigitalGlobe (formerly GeoEye)

    Dulles, VA

    Mission Manager – Responsible for the on shift operations of the GeoEye-1 satellite operations team

    §  Led operations team in monitoring, commanding and controlling of the GeoEye-1 earth imaging satellite

    §  Coordinated the detection of and recovery from satellite anomalies including briefing upper management

    §  Managed and evaluated the performance of up to five directly reporting employees.  Participated in hiring and termination of employees

    §  Authored over 80% of the Mission Manager training modules for newly selected trainees

    §  Created or made major revisions to fifteen Mission Manager procedures


    April 2008 – September 2009

    DigitalGlobe (formerly GeoEye)

    Dulles, VA

    Principle Mission Controller – Certified as Mission Operations Controller (MOC) and Ground Terminal Systems (GTS) operator

    §  Established and ensured best practices for GTS monitoring and control during first months after launch of GeoEye-1

    §  Authored fifteen GTS procedures

    §  Responsible for commanding, monitoring health and welfare and initial spacecraft anomaly detection and recovery for GeoEye-1 spacecraft as MOC operator


    July 2004 – April 2008

    Grove Resource Solutions

    Columbia, MD

    Mission Operations Specialist – Responsible for control and operation of MSX spacecraft for the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

    §  Led and managed the real-time operations team.  Provided direction when an anomaly was detected.  Implemented proper contingency procedures.  Made any required decisions regarding the safety of the spacecraft.

    §  Central Flight Operations point-of-contact to the Air Force and other mission elements for real-time operation

    §  Maintained an in-depth understanding of the MSX spacecraft

    §  Coordinate between MSX Flight Operations planning, control, and assessment functions with particular emphasis on real-time operations


    March 2004 – July 2004

    Lockheed Martin Space Operations Company

    Greenbelt, MD

    Satellite Engineer VII – Instrument Engineer responsible for all scientific instrument activities and maintenance for NASA's Terra Satellite Flight Operations Team (FOT)

    §  Generated and reviewed long term trending data for the spacecraft’s five science instruments

    §  Acted as liaison between each Instrument Operations Team and the Terra FOT on all health and welfare and maintenance issues for science instruments

    §  Provided pre-launch support for the Aura satellite launch on instrument issues

    §  Played key role as the system expert for the science instruments on the Terra FOT


    March 2003 – March 2004

    Lockheed Martin Space Operations Company

    Greenbelt, MD

    Satellite Engineer VII – Satellite Online Engineer in charge of monitoring the health and welfare of the Terra spacecraft for NASA

    §  Managed the Terra Solid State Recorder to ensure all science data was completely transmitted to the ground

    §  Responsible for detecting satellite anomalies and initiating contingency procedures to keep the satellite safe

    §  Generated, reviewed and transmitted the various navigation and stored commands required daily for the Terra spacecraft


    April 2002 – December 2002

    Preferred Systems Solutions

    Washington, DC

    Ground System Test Engineer – Tested satellite ground systems for Intelsat Global Service Corp

    §  Coordinated and performed acceptance testing for the Satellite Control Center software changes and updates

    §  Reviewed and assigned priorities for ground system fixes

    §  Liaison between spacecraft engineers, software developers and software system integration

    §  Reviewed and assigned priorities for ground system fixes

    §  Monitored system performance to ensure software changes do not adversely affect satellite control mission


    August 2000 – November 2001

    Lockheed Martin Space Operations Company

    Greenbelt, MD

    Aeronautical Engineer VII – Training and Certification Coordinator for NASA's Aqua and Terra Satellite Flight Operations Team (FOT)

    §  Created the FOT certification program prior to launch of the Aqua spacecraft

    §  Administered the certification program for both the Terra and Aqua FOT

    §  Established a master test database of ground system and satellite operations questions for certifications and continuing training of FOT personnel

    August 1997 – August 2000

    Lockheed Martin Space Operations Company

    San Jose, CA

    Aeronautical Engineer VII – Operations Coordinator, Shift Supervisor, Operations Controller, Network Coordinator – Globalstar Satellite Constellation

    §  Coordinated between the Satellite Operations Control Center (SOCC), other Globalstar divisions and outside service providers for use and scheduling of assets for mission requirements

    §  Led daily briefings to Globalstar management on the status of mission critical equipment

    §  Wrote multiple Standard and Contingency Operating Procedures for both the Globalstar ground and space systems

    §  Authored ground system portion of SOCC Operations Handbook

    §  First member of the satellite operations team to certify in all six possible positions

    §  Performed launch and early orbit operations in support of 14 multiple satellite launches in four different roles

    §  Developed, documented and administered simulated anomaly conditions in preparation for 12 satellite simultaneous launch

    Education/Military Service

    US Navy Nuclear Trained Electronics Technician – Submarines November 1988 – August 1997

    Schools – Electronics Technician Nuclear Field “A” School, Naval Nuclear Power School, Naval Nuclear Prototype School, Advanced ET Maintenance School, Navy Leadership and Development, Submarine Quality Assurance

    High School Diploma – Windsor High School, Windsor, CT

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