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     Date Submitted:18-10-2013
     Last Modified:18-10-2013 (09:39)
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     Current job:Consultant
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsSpace Systems Engineering, Spacecraft Design, Mission Operations, Telerobotics, Project Management, Proposals, Database Development, Technical Writing
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    Foreign Languages: French

    Ratings: Private Pilot

     

    Systems Solver

    Persistent, proficient, innovative systems/test engineer to investigate, define, troubleshoot, document, and manage large-scale aerospace and related systems, proposals and programs quickly and efficiently.

     

    Key Skills & Competencies


    Systems Engineering

    ·      Technical Proposal Development & Management, Subcontracts Support

    ·      Engineering Conceptual Design

    ·      Concept of Operations (Conops)

    ·      Functional Decomposition

    ·      Requirements Definition, Flow-down & Traceability

    ·      Detailed Design

    ·      Verification & Validation

    ·      Systems Integration & Test

    ·      Operations & Maintenance

    ·      Safety and Mission Assurance

    ·      Hazard Mitigation & Control

    ·      Procedures & Documentation


    Computers and IT: MSOffice, EASE, Sharepoint, Lotus Notes, CRADLE, ProBidder/ProPricer, STELLA, FileMaker Pro, Access, LMC WBOE, ProjectLink. Clearance: Secret, recently inactive

     

    Key Accomplishments

    ·      Overcame 3-month export backlog by converting a personal daily DECA (Designated Export Control Administrator) log into structured attachment review guidelines for each specific type of export document, giving all Orbital DECAs uniform, defendable decision criteria to use during their export review process.

    ·      Led engineering team that rebuilt requirements and verifications set for the Orbital Commercial Orbital Transportation System (COTS) program from multiple NASA, internal docs, draft specs, tech reviews into NASA-specified CRADLE database system. Published systems specs from CRADLE as proof of success.

    ·      Developed hands-on, fully costed, step-by-step Shuttle Orbiter Wear-Out and Re-Certification plan to track wear, maintain, and double mission life, avoiding bunched system EOL while saving over $0.5B over replacement cost per Orbiter vehicle, and preserving US manned launch capability during ISS construction.

     

    Work History

     

    Orbital Sciences Corporation,  Dulles, VA    2007-2013

    ·      Assistant Chief DECA: Process 3000+ exports; create customized, structured export review guides and tools; provide inputs for revised U.S. Depts. of State and Commerce rules (78 Fed. Reg. 40892 & 40922).

    ·      Cygnus Safety & Mission Assurance: Collect verification data on open Hazards, Controls; process Engineering Change Notices, Design Change Notifications, Change Requests, etc.

    ·      GEO Customer Support Office: Update GEO satellite procedures, process ECNs, SDRLs, etc.

    ·      Cygnus Mass Simulator: Derive requirements by subsystem and mission operations.

    ·      COTS RID-AI System Manager: Upgrade & document COTS RID-AI Sharepoint system. Manage staff in real-time RID-AI closure, permitting successful CDR, TRRs, VBRs, SCDR etc. milestone payments.

    ·      COTS CRADLE Requirements DBS & Specs Publishing: Develop COTS requirements from NASA, internal docs, draft specs, & tech review sources into fully-inter-related CRADLE DBS. Re-publish COTS specs. Populate verifications and link to AITD events. Effect COTS/CRS Tiger Teams. Generate Change Notices (RCNs) to resolve open issues, correct rollups, orphans, and other errors in the DBS. Generate and close Verification Closure Notices (VCNs).

    ·      SASSA Proposal Manager: Phase 2 FPR to USAF SMC. Staffing, scheduling, rewriting, delivery.

    ·      Orion LAS (Launch Abort System): Realignment II Change Manager, ProE/Wildfire ROM proposal prep: requirements synthesis, evaluations, reporting; offsite customer support: kickoffs, fact finding, reviews, Alpha Contracting; submittals production & delivery, assumptions & ground rules, action items, discontinuities, presentations & overviews.

     

    Christian Faith & Fellowship School,  Ashburn, VA    2005-2007

    Develop/field IT strategic plan & curriculum; instruct 350+ students & faculty.

     

    KellySoft,  Leesburg, VA    1993-2005

    Sole Proprietor, DBS development, computer T/S for GSA, DoS, NGOs, NPOs, schools, Help Desks

     

    Jet Propulsion Laboratory,  Pasadena, CA    1988-1993

    Chief Technologist, Telerobotics @NASA HQ, Washington, DC

    Originate telerobotics program plans for International Space Station Freedom (ISS) design changes. Manage over $1.4M Code MT telerobotics task funding. Develop and review NASA ISS and International Partners’ telerobotics requirements, activities, and long-range technology development plans. Visit all NASA-sponsored robotics labs & sites, evaluate project progress, present regular Director-level reviews for program justification.

    Deputy Technical Manager, Telerobotics @JPL

    Coordinate and manage cooperative research efforts for Space Telerobotics core research.Coordinate multi-center tasks into a joint robotics control system architecture. Plan robotic depot-level heavy airlifter maintenance. Build Telerobotics-EVA Joint Analysis System (TEJAS) tool for mission planning and inter-center communications.

     

    University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute,  Arlington, TX    1987-1988

    ·      Space Technologist: Investigate patented Portable Electron Beam Welder for on-orbit pipe welding; manage Space Station and aircraft production program planning.

    Rockwell International, Inc.   Houston, TX   Downey, CA       1979-1987

    ·      Project Supervisor, Reliability & Safety, Space Transportation Systems Division, Downey, CA

    ·      Flight Operations Analyst, Space Station Systems Division, Downey, CA

    ·      Analyst, Space Transportation Systems Division, Downey, CA

    ·      Integration Systems Engineer, Shuttle Test Division, NASA JSC

     

     

    Education

     

    Stevens Inst. of Technology, Hoboken, NJ - Space Systems Engineering M.S. (expected 2014)

    University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX - Coursework inRobotics, AI, product/project planning

    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA - M.S. Aerospace Engineering

    University of Houston Clear Lake, Houston, TX - M.S. Physical Science (Astrophysics)

    Rice University, Houston, TX - B.A. Physics (Space Physics)


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