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     Date Submitted:05-09-2013
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     Current job:Senior System Engineer
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     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
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    SUMMARY

    Extensive project management and technical leadership experience with hands on experience in system engineering in development of complex spacecraft from inception to flight operations. Vast experience in requirement development and management, subcontract technical management, Earn Value Management System (EVMS), Risk Management (RM) and Technical Performance Measurement (TPM). Managed projects with strong focus in requirements flow down, reviews, cost, schedule, resource management, verification, integration and launch. Effective manager, mentor, trainer and motivator with strong interpersonal skills, successful subcontract manager and outstanding customer liaison.

    Certified PMP and Six Sigma Black belt holder.

    Security Clearance: DOD Secret.

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Senior Systems Engineer (Space Systems Integration)

    NASA AMES Research Center, Mountain View, CA 2012-9/2013

    Edison Demonstration of Small Satellite Network (EDSN) Systems Engineer

    • Developed and managed system requirements, Verification and Validation plan, Interface control documents (5 ICDs) and compliance matrices for various requirement documents such as 8070.2, GEVS etc.

    • Lead EDSN spacecraft qualification and acceptance test. Developed detail test plan, test requirements and schedule. Wrote qualification and acceptance vibration, thermal bake out and thermal vacuum test procedures. Coordinated GSE, EGSE and Facilities requirements.

     

    NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION (TRW), Redondo Beach, CA 1987 - 2011

    Modular Space Vehicle (MSV) C&DH Subsystem Manager 2011

    Managed $9.5 Million C&DH Subsystem and Electrical Power Subsystem (EPS) subcontract.

    • Managed and reviewed subcontractor’s cost, schedule and earned value. Provided technical guidance, design and development assistance to the supplier. Reviewed and approved system/unit design reviews per company review processes..

    • Wrote spacecraft portion of the Space-to-Ground Interface Control Document (ICD) as a CCSDS subject matter expert for the customer.

    • Developed C&DH subsystem SPA (Space Plug and Play) architecture, subsystem, unit requirements specifications, verification method, procedure and compliance requirements using DOORS database.

     

    Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike Systems (UCLASS) 2011

    Wrote UCLASS system requirements specifications using DOORS database.

     

    MSV Proposal Avionics Lead 2010

    Managed and coordinated the winning proposal activities of the 5 person Avionics proposal team. Generated proposal materials for the Avionics architecture, manufacturing, qualification, integration and testing including relevant cost.

     

    Eagle C&DH Subsystem Manager/Avionics Subcontract Technical Manager (STM) 2010 - 2011

    Developed redundancy management and A&FM (Autonomy & Fault Management) architecture of the spacecraft system.

    • Wrote C&DH subsystem, unit and board specifications using DOORS database. Managed Avionics (C&DH subsystem, PDE, PSE and FSW) development subcontract. Reviewed and monitored subcontract schedule, cost and EVMS.

    • Developed system, subsystem and unit ICDs, developed and presented subsystem and system design reviews. Contributed to writing of Environmental, Electro Magnetic Compatibility, Thermal Dynamics and Radiation requirement specifications. Supported various proposals used Eagle C&DH subsystem. Developed modified C&DH subsystem configuration and appropriate cost estimates per customer requirements.

     

    GeoSat Follow-on 2 (GFO-2) Proposal Avionics Lead 2010

    Developed redundant spacecraft system architecture and A&FM strategy based on heritage single string system. This redundant architecture later adopted by the Eagle IRAD project.

    • Incorporated independent ACS control electronic units in the C&DH subsystem units decreasing cost, schedule, weight and power.

    • Led Avionics team in preparation of proposal effort. Produced procurement specifications of the Test Bed, Avionics Hardware and Flight Software for external vendors.

     

    Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) Demo Test Bed Upgrade Manager 2009 - 2010

    • Fixed discrepancies and incorporated all the desired upgrades in the Test Bed. Updated all the design documentation to conform design.

    • Updated Test Bed operating procedures and tested it successfully after moving in a new location.

     

    Transformational Satellite Communications System (TSAT) IRAD Demo Lead 2009

    • Restored TSAT Test Bed for customer demonstration, developed demonstration scenarios, procedures and test method.

    • Managed day-to-day demonstration resource, schedule activities, briefed status to management and customer.

    • Executed a successful demonstration to the customers, which was highly commended.


     

    Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) Segment Product Lead 2008 - 2009

    Led SGLS (Space-Ground Link System) Transponder accommodation tasks for STSS (15 members).

    • Developed transponder accommodation plan to install in STSS. The plan included cost, schedule, information security application & implementation, and standard system engineering accommodation tasks such as Interfaces, EMC/EMI Thermal and Mechanical requirements.

    • Prepared and presented successful PDR and CDR. Compiled spacecraft End Item Data Packages.

    • Managed integration of Space Vehicle (SV) and Payload (Integrated Path Finder Facility) Test Bed.

     

    LCROSS: East Coast Liaison, Avionics Subcontract and C&DHS Manager 2006 - 2008

    Worked as a C&DH subsystem manager, subcontract technical manager for Avionics and FSW, and NGC East Coast liaison.

    • Maintained successful communication between NGC, LCROSS program office (ARC), Avionics Subcontractor (NGST), LRO program office at GSFC as LCROSS East Coast Liaison.

    • Managed $14M Avionics and FSW subcontract. Developed C&DH unit specifications. Actively participated in Avionics development, design, manufacturing and testing. Worked as a NGAS QA representative, member of PMPCB, FRB. Witnessed and performed flight hardware testing. Reviewed avionics qualification test data and End Item Data Packages. Reviewed and monitored vendor’s cost, schedule, EV and Risk Management

    • Reduced delivery time of the Avionics hardware 15% by proactively co-locating with the supplier team.

     

    National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) 2008

    Assessed cost and schedule impact of late delivery of VIIRS instrument on Space Segment.

     

    NPOESS Space Segment Verification Systems Engineer 2006

    Developed space segment verification requirements specification, including verification approaches, requirements and procedures at space segment and subtier levels.

    • Document ensured successful verification of space segment elements, delivery of flight qualified payload and subsystems including successful integration and verification.

     

    James Webb Space Telescope/Space Interferometry Mission/NPOESS 2002 - 2005

    Data Management Subsystem Manager

    Developed robust subsystem architecture, generated subsystem specifications in DOORS database and performed cost exercises, trade studies, task planning, customer and subcontract interfaces. Supervised and managed cost, schedule, EV and the engineering team.

     

    EOS Common Spacecraft Program 1996 - 2002

    Command and Data Handling Subsystem IPT Lead

    Managed C&DH IPT team consisting of 20 engineers and $17M subcontract. Managed in-house unit and subcontracted unit development including cost, schedule and EV.

    • Developed system architecture, subsystems and units requirement specifications, including Instrument ICDs, Fault Management methodology, Command and Telemetry Database and SCS generation.

    • Led both EOS AQUA and AURA flight team as a C&DH specialist.

     

    EDUCATION/ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES

    Engineer Degree in Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

    Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, California State University, Northridge, CA

    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh

     

    Astronautical Engineering Certificate Courses, UCLA: Orbital Mechanics, Space Mission Systems Engineering, Spacecraft Systems Design and Analysis, Spacecraft Propulsion, Space Power System, Spacecraft Thermal Management.

     

    Major Professional Development courses: Side Looking Radar, Fundamentals of Supervision and Management, Project Management, Earn Value Management, Risk Management and Scheduling.


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