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     Date Submitted:17-09-2013
     Last Modified:17-09-2013 (07:30)
    Job information
     Current job:Senior Software Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsEmbedded Software Engineer Software Developer Firmware Engineer C/C++ Developer RTOS

    Professional Experience


    Raytheon Intelligence, Information, and Services (IIS)

    Aurora, CO

    Senior Software Engineer

    • Software engineer for GPS Operational Control System (OCX)

      • Manage a small team of engineers to design, develop and test a multi-subsystem suite of software packages required for formal qualification of GPS OCX

      • Design, develop and test a software product to create a comprehensive GPS IIIA S-Band telemetry stream based on the released interface control document

      • Data management chair for all of GPS data supporting integration, testing, and operations

      • Creating the program wide architecture for the test automation to support the continuous integration initiative on GPS OCX

      • Standing up the beginning, intermediate, and advance C++ classes for the IIS campus to better train the workforce



    Raytheon Missile Systems

    Tucson, AZ

    Senior Software Engineer

    • Embedded flight software development for the Standard Missile 3 (SM3) Kinetic Warhead (KW) Signal Processor

      • Develop and debug low-level flight software in a multiprocessor environment using agile software development

      • Integrated the flight software with the hardware-in-the-loop simulation environment to gain information on system stability, operation, throughput and performance

      • Designed and implemented the communication and device sharing architecture between threads and processors using the VxWorks real-time operating system

      • Software lead to determine root cause for critical missile failures leading to the successful identification of software, electrical, and mechanical faults

      • Design, development, integration, data analysis, and testing contributions led to two successful flight tests

    • Formal Qualification Testing flight software for the Tomahawk Cruise Missile

      • Testing led to the successful FQT of several new components for the Tomahawk Missile  

    • Conducted a research project with NASA-JPL to develop a networked satellite simulation utilizing their Interplanetary Overlay Network (ION) software package, with the purpose of determining the feasibility of using the ION framework on a constellation of low-earth orbiting satellites



    Southwest Research Institute

    San Antonio, TX

    Software Engineer

    • Lead a small team to develop flight software for the NASA Juno JADE mission to Jupiter

      • Brought up the newly developed Instrument Processing Board (IPB) and performed initial board level checkout

      • Developed and module tested the boot and science software for the IPB

      • Coordinated the acceptance level testing for the IPB

      • Completed effort on time and under budget

    • Coordinated the effort with Ball Aerospace and NASA JPL to develop a unit level test suite for the NASA Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) spacecraft



    Interface and Control Systems

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Contract

    Greenbelt, MD

    Software Engineer

    • Designed, developed and tested a serial driver in VxWorks on a Single Board Computer (SBC) in C++

    • Conducted a case study of various telemetry and control XML Schemas, including XTCE and SML, for the C3I framework group to be used for a multi-spacecraft communication architecture for NASA’s Exploration Initiative (Orion spacecraft, Lunar Surface Access Module, etc.)

    • Perform design, development, testing, and sustaining engineering of a client/server API for a ground communication system with the Goddard Mission Services Evolution Center (GMSEC), for use in Mission Operation Centers (MOC) to operate spacecraft for current NASA missions

    • Created a dynamic web based GUI using CSS, HTML, and PERL to determine the results of regression tests used for the GMSEC software interface

    • Designed and developed a multi-platform wrapper around the open source, client/server middleware product Internet Communications Engine (ICE) to be used with the GMSEC software interface



    NASA-Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    Pasadena, CA

    Software Engineering Intern

    • Ported an embedded application messaging framework to VxWorks from a Linux and Solaris environment

    • Tested IEEE-1394b cards on a SBC PowerPC 750 running VxWorks

    • Created a portable version of a state chart automatic code generation tool

    Technical Expertise


    C, C++, Java, VC++, Python, Perl, PHP, MySQL, HTML, Matlab scripting, Make and Makefiles

    Concepts and Protocols

    TCP/IP, UDP, Scalable Multiprocessor Design, OOA/OOD, Networking, Unit and Formal Qualification Level Testing, Configuration Management


    Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, RTEMS, VxWorks


    LEON2 SparcV8 Microprocessor, MCP 750GX Microprocessor, PROM, EEPROM, Flash



    Arizona State University

    Tempe, AZ

    • Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering


    Montana State University

    Bozeman, MT

    • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

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