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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:05-06-2013
     Last Modified:05-06-2013 (03:29)
    Job information
     Current job:Former Rocket Scientist
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, , , Launch Systems, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     Keywords23 years on the Space Program at the Kennedy Space Center on Space Shuttle and Space Station
    CV

    GOAL: Information Systems Professional and Space Scientist

    ABILITIES: Analysis/Planning, Program Management, Technology Integration, Systems Development, Project Leadership, Computer Programming, and Systems Management STRENGTHS: Strategic, Achiever, Learner, Communication, and Positivity.

    Very hard worker eager to use my vast experience in managing people, projects, and programs in a multilevel structured company or multi state or global with skills of this type of job utilizing high intelligence with an IQ above 200 which is genius level. My brain works in parallel and is good at problem solving seeing more of a project or program to manage. Currently 30 years of experience and educated with a Master’s degree in IT Management, and Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering capable of doing Project management and Program management, System Architecture, Programming, Analysis, Tech Writing, System Administration, Network Administration, Systems Management, and certified in Information Technology, Leadership, Management, Supervisory, Coaching, and Facilitation while doing work on the Space Shuttle/Space Station Program at the Kennedy Space Center working with NASA. Have exceptional ability in developing creative and innovative solutions to overcome program obstacles. Adept at database development, applications and builds, trains, and leads effective teams.

     

    Tracking System Design Saved $100K

    Created Software to Obviate $1.2M Purchase

    MS Access Application to Oracle Saved $1.2M

    Macros Improved Processes-Saved $200K

    Budgeting Expertise Saved $1.8M in Costs

    Northrop Grumman "Project Sterling Award"

      

    Professional Abilities

    Confident to direct budgets with experience in multi-year equipment budgets ranging from $1M-$2M for major projects across eight departments within multistate directorate. Planned expenditures and effectively spread budgets to maximize near-term impact on priorities while protecting longer-term budget needs. Saved total cost of operations for the Information Management directorate at $1.8M.

    Capable to create the design and implemented the development of a major multi-user relational database bar code tracking system. Received the highest award called Project Sterling from Grumman and saved $100K.

    Prime architect hungry to generate new code per requirements and upgrade the major, multi-user relational database, bar code tracking system to mimic MS Windows and server to enable network access across different companies including security limitations. Received NASA Manned Flight Awareness Award for my team.

    Able team leader to lead a team to construct enterprise wide programming utilizing an Oracle Database. Did this ease of use resulted in zero dollars needed for training. Saving $1.2M.

    Proven leader in development of encryption algorithms that eliminated the purchase $1.2M of commercial encryption software to safeguard the data. I was instrumental in this project and more.

    Experienced in creating macro level commands for applications to accelerate system run speeds and to facilitate increased throughput. Decreased data entry time and increased quantity of work done in allotted time. Saved $200K in staff additions.

      

    Professional Experience

     

    Sears Holdings Corporation - Titusville, FL

    February 2006 - Present

    Part time Sales Consultant covering home improvement, sporting goods, and lawn and garden

      

    ECS Consulting - Titusville, FL

    January 2006 – March 2007

    Computer Consultant covering the city of Titusville, Brevard County, and state of Florida

      

    United Space Alliance, LLT. Cape Canaveral, FL/Houston, TX

    June 1996 - June 2005

    IT/IS Manager/Project Manager/Budget Analyst/System Design Specialist

    Application Engineering Services (AES) Information Technology Supervisor (ITR)

    Primary contact for organization’s computing needs and control. Contractual responsibility to maintain information relating to location, use and configuration of all information technology: all electronic data processing equipment and software, documented new IT requirements and legal use of systems and software, annual IT planning for the Directorate and allocated multi-million dollar budget across units.

    IM Computer Programmer

    Did Bluebird, PeopleSoft and Maximo software development, deployment, and integration for the IM Engineering, and IM Business Systems to support the USA Financial departments in On-site and Off-site offices located in Florida and Texas and the USA Solid Rocket Booster Retrieval Operations

    IM Enterprise PeopleSoft Implementation Program Action Coordinator (Integrator) (Program Management)

    Application Engineering Services (AES), Information Management, Integrator of six directorates

    Project Management

    Had team to reconstruct an enterprise-wide Microsoft Access application connected to an Oracle Database and have the data mapped back to the front end for functionality saving costs of a new computer system to do the same work.

    Lockheed Martin, Kennedy Space Center, FL

    June 1995–June 1996

    Computer System Programmer

    After a contract change then created code to retrieve data from antiquated computer systems to present day computer systems and produce the same functionality with the code on the present day computer system — saving costs and helping to retire the antiquated computer system.

    Northrop Grumman, Kennedy Space Center, FL

    June 1994–June 1995

    Computer System Designer/Programmer/Architect

    Reviews and implements enhancements to systems and procedures as required in my work in this role. After a contract upgrade then updated a Relational Database Bar Code Tracking System called Bar Code Equipment Tracking and Utilization System (BETUS) which was written in a software development language called DataFlex that utilized Intermec laser wands and guns. Later was responsible to move most of BETUS system’s functionality to a Maximo application.

    Grumman Technical Services, Kennedy Space Center, FL

    February 1985–June 1994

    Computer System Designer/Programmer/Project Expert/Systems Engineer/Architect

    Confers with and advises subordinates on administrative policies and procedures, technical problem, priorities and methods on a daily basis to make sure the work meets satisfaction in my role as system architect. Created Relational Database Bar Code Tracking System called the Product Tracking System (PTS) that tracked Line Replaceable Units through their repair cycle in the Intermediate Level Maintenance Facility (utilizing a bar code reader for input — resulting in a cost savings equal to hiring of 2 people and winning the highest award from my company – earning the Project Sterling award from my company which was Grumman Technical Services, Incorporated.

    Later my team who worked on the enhancements of the update won the NASA Manned Flight Awareness Award for the upgrade of the hardware and software of the Production Tracking System that included the point-and-shoot selection and window dropdowns at a time before the development of the software that is prevalent today within Microsoft windows utilizing the software development language called DataFlex. Hires staff and contractors, when I was working for a subcontractor and the budget allowed for me to enlist this option.

    Selected by management to enter a project near its ready for approval phase and identify what is missing in the project that can make or break a project. I am experienced in systems analysis, design and a have a solid understanding of development, quality assurance and integration methodologies as exemplified here. Result: Found the missing information to identify the quantity to purchase and completed it in record time saving millions of dollars in manpower and material in the process.

    Completed Software Development Life Cycle from idea to flowchart to code to testing to deployment many times and controlled any wildcat requests. Has full understanding of the development lifecycle including design, coding, testing and delivery with over 20 year’s experience.

    Result: Saved millions in reducing re-engineering costs and downtimes.

     

    Professional Associations

    Past President and Competent Toastmaster in Toastmaster’s International at Kennedy Space Center

    Former VP of National Management Association/United Space Alliance Leadership Association at the Kennedy Space Center

    Included in many past issues of Marquis’ Who’s Who

    Included in past issues of Strathmore’s Who’s Who

    Member of the BPOE (Elk’s) club

     

    Education/Professional Development

    Master of Arts, Information Management and Computer Resources (IT), March 6, 2004

    Webster University: School of Business and Technology - Merritt Island, FL

    Master's Degree in a relevant field of work, Information Technology Management degree with the following curriculum in Information Systems:

    Distributed Systems

    Object-Oriented Analysis and Design

    Computer Resources and Information Management

    Computer Security

    Issues in Computer Resources, Information Management, and E-Commerce Strategies

    Internet Management Applications

    Systems Analysis, Design, and Implementation

    Information Systems Applications

    Networking & Telecommunications Management

    Project Management of Information Systems

    Database Management

    Integrated Studies in Computer Resources & Information Management

      

    Bachelor of Science, Computer Science and Computer Engineering, August 15, 1984

    Marquette University: Schools of Engineering and Computer Engineering - Milwaukee, WI

    Computer

    Languages Basic, Fortran 4, Fortran 77, C, C++, Cobol, SQL

    Hardware Systems

    Operating Systems

    Software design

    Data Structures

    Operating Systems and Networks

    Computer Hardware

    Digital Electronics

    Electronic Devices and Applications

    Engineering Problem Solving

    Managing Information Technology

      

    Completed Continuing Studies in Liberal Arts

    University of Guam, 1981 GPA 4.0

    Professional Certificate – USA Leadership Development Institute

    2003 United Space Alliance Leadership Institute Series

    USA Leadership Development Institute III

    Correcting Performance Problems

    Moving From Conflict to Collaboration

    Handling Emotions Under Pressure

    Managing Your Priorities

      

    Professional Certificate – USA Leadership Development Institute

    2002 United Space Alliance Leadership Institute Series

    USA Leadership Development Institute II

    Personal Strategies for Navigating Change

    Coaching: Bringing Out The Best in Others

    Expressing Yourself: Presenting Your Thoughts and Ideas

    Proactive Listening

      

    Professional Certificate – USA Leadership Development Institute

    2001 United Space Alliance Leadership Institute Series

    USA Leadership Development Institute I

    The Leader in Each of Us

    Influencing for a Win-Win Outcomes

    Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback

    Giving Recognition

      

    Professional Certificate – The Advanced Management Studies Program

    Building the Personal Skill System

    Management Process Skills

    Professional Management Development

    Networking in the Organization

    Financial Responsibilities and Skills

    Strategic and Human Structure of the Organization

    Knowledge Base

      

    Professional Certificate – Supervisory and Management Skills Program

    Introduction to Supervision

    Management Principles

    Communication Skills

    Interpersonal Relations

    Developing Employee Performance

    Challenge of a New Employee

    Coaching and Counseling

    Leadership Development

    Business Concepts

    Law for the Layman

      

    Certificate – Facilitator skills training

    Making the SMART Connection

    The Art and Science of Self Mastery

    Transformational Leadership

    Additional Leadership Work:

    I created the constitution, bylaws, and 21 articles on how to run a Catholic Young Adults Club for multiple Catholic Churches in Brevard County, Florida. It all started with one church, then six churches then all fourteen Catholic churches or fourteen parishes in the county of Brevard. Then I networked this club to all Orlando clubs and shared events to cover the entire central Florida area of Catholic and even non-catholic Churches. The multi-page document I used was later used to write the formal book used by the Catholic Church to run a young adult club. And I was the integral in running our large club for ten years. The Catholic Young Adults of Brevard covered the needs of all Catholic churches in the Brevard County and Orange County, and Seminole County too for ten years.


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