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     Date Submitted:12-10-2013
     Last Modified:09-02-2015 (05:23)
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     Current job:Senior Manager Satellite Operations
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems
     KeywordsSeasoned satellite operations professional
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    PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

    Accomplished senior manager with over 20 years of satellite operations experience, sixteen years commercial and six years military. Multiple pre-launch, launch, check-out and operations of low earth orbit and geosynchronous satellites. Excellent understanding of spacecraft subsystems, spacecraft ground command control systems, and fixed and mobile ground station operation. Exceptional capacity for troubleshooting, learning and teaching. Proven leader in mission critical, high pace and high stress operational environments. Hold current TS clearance with SCI eligibility.

     

    AREAS OF EXPERTISE

    Satellite sub-system trending and analysis • Technical troubleshooting • Training development • Procedure development • Managing 24x7x365 operations • Systems integration and validation • Configuration management • Remote earth station operation • Satellite command and control • MAESTRO • AstroRT • XML • TCPIP • Networks • STK • Microsoft office suite • Data mining

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    GeoEye/Digital Globe                                                                                           1999 – 2013

    Herndon, Virginia

     

    Senior Manager, Satellite Operations                                                                      2012 – 2013

    Ø  Create, verify and execute image mission plans for the GeoEye-1 earth imaging spacecraft using Satellite Tool Kit and custom built software tools maintaining greater than 98 percent satellite availability throughout a contract year where the norm is 95 percent.

    Ø  Trained and supervised team of three GeoEye-1 mission planners fostering ingenuity in the automation of manually intense spacecraft image planning activities that resulted in a tenfold reduction of man hours required to complete image planning tasks.

    Ø  Created, implemented and maintained a training and certification program for the satellite operations department ensuring all satellite and ground station operators are trained and current in positional job knowledge and overall system knowledge.

    Ø  Assisted with build-out and relocation of the GeoEye headquarters satellite operations control center by testing, validating and implementing backup command and control functions in Colorado. Executed test and validation of ground systems at the new headquarters facility allowing the successful transition of operations to occur without interruption.

    Ø  Assisted the director of satellite operations with daily, weekly and monthly statistical ma

    trics data collection, reporting companywide the information.

    Ø  Scheduled and executed GeoEye-1 spacecraft maneuvers required for altitude and inclination accuracy and for collision avoidance when warranted.

     

    Mission Manager, Satellite Operations                                                                    2006 – 2012

    Ø  Performed all OrbView-3 spacecraft engineering and anomaly resolution from 2005 through the controlled de-orbit of the spacecraft over a four month period in 2011.

    Ø  Developed and standardized procedures for spacecraft commanding, anomaly response and ground station configuration for launch and operational activities across the satellite operations department.

    Ø  Provided operations support in the recovery of the GeoEye-1 spacecraft antenna pointing assembly anomaly enabling continued collection and downlink of imagery data.

    Ø  Participated in GeoEye-1 spacecraft pre-launch, launch, and early orbit check out including participation in preliminary and critical design revieSws, overseeing acceptance testing, system validation of ground hardwaresoftware and validation of databases.

    Ø  Performed all OrbView-2 spacecraft engineering and anomaly resolution duties facilitating annual contract renewals with the costumer due to the high level of data availability and spacecraft reliability.

    Ø  Performed a 13 burn orbit raising campaign for the 13 year old OrbView-2 spacecraft using MAESTRO command and control and IS OASIS flight dynamics software.

     

    Lead Space and Ground Segment Controller                                                        2003 – 2006

    Ø  Implemented numerous operational workarounds with command and control systems and ground systems to circumvent system deficiencies. These workarounds were required due to the demands placed on OrbView-3 operations to meet corporate revenue plan.

    Ø  Assumed role as the OrbView-3 spacecraft engineer when attrition and resignations affected department staffing levels.

    Ø  Created and executed scripts necessary to collect spacecraft subsystem data as requested from engineers and the OrbView-3 vendor for trending, analysis and anomaly resolution.

    Ø  Performed Flight Dynamics duties for ephemeris generation and orbit maneuvers using IS OASIS software

     

    Senior Space Segment Controller                                                                            2001 – 2003

    Ø  Directly responsible for OrbView-2 data availability of 99.8 percent. The highest in its 5 year history.

    Ø  Compiled and briefed to NASA five years of OrbView-2 spacecraft subsystem data critical to winning follow on contract.

    Ø  Served as company representative at numerous ground segment component acceptance tests ensuring contractual requirements are met.

     

    Space Segment Controller                                                                                        1999 – 2001

    Ø  Re-wrote, tested and improved all spacecraft and ground control procedures for the satellite operations department.

    Ø  Scripted spacecraft subsystem trending activities reducing man hours required in obtaining and presenting data.

     


     

    Loral Orion, Inc.                                                                                                   1996 – 1999

    Mount Jackson, Virginia

     

    Senior Satellite Controller / Network Technician

    Ø  Perform flight operations monitor and control of the Orion‑1 geosynchronous communications satellite, using Storm software on a Solaris platform.

    Ø  Certified as flight operations coordinator for Orion-1 station keeping maneuvers.

    Ø  Troubleshoot and repair up/down converters, power amplifiers, RF switches, antenna control units and other earth station equipment to the board level.

     

    Training and other:

     

    US Army Tactical Satellite and Microwave Systems Operator. Honorably discharged 1995

    2 years college – general studies

    American Management Association Management Skills for New Managers Certificate

    FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License


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