CV: Senior Ground Systems Engineer
| Date Submitted:||02-01-2014|
| Last Modified:||03-01-2014 (08:02)|
Twenty two years’ experience with software and space systems development, operations, integration and project management. Twelve years’ experience in ground system development and integration for LEO satellite constellation.
DigitalGlobe 08/2001 - present
Senior Ground Systems Engineer
Manage and coordinate all aspects of mission ground systems operations. Write system specifications, requirements and interface control documents for spacecraft control systems, narrowband command and control of LEO imagery satellites and WB image downlink and delivery through production to customers. Lead, design and implement new functionality to meet customer driven SLA. Provide ground system SME guidance for spacecraft launch and operations CDR for new spacecraft capabilities. Direct Software developers and provide guidance on requirement implementation. Lead vendor contracts and perform SAT and FAT activities to verify satisfaction of requirements.
Compaq Computer Corporation 08/1999 – 08/2001
Investigate, design and implement new hardware and software solutions and major upgrades or enhancements for customers NT 4.0/W2K enterprise of over 190 servers and 10,000 + user environment. Support enterprise users by supplying 3rd level technical support. Work with clients and all levels of management to translate requirements into appropriate business solutions. Provide direction on existing applications, and coordinate operational support. Train peers in new tools, procedures, formal standards and development techniques. Provide input to management for recruiting, hiring, dismissal, and performance review of subordinate support specialist. Perform hardware troubleshooting and repair as needed.
United Space Alliance / Lockheed Martin 08/1997 – 08/1999
Telcom Commander/Satellite Systems Engineer
Provide command capability for Shuttle and International Space Station. Perform real-time Troubleshooting of hardware and software. Perform command and control of space shuttle and international space station to maintain continuous contact with space vehicle and crew. Configure and schedule satellite and ground resources to ensure mission critical activities including launch and landing. Provide system support in training of astronauts and testing of new hardware/software for upcoming missions
Computer Supervisor/Satellite Systems Engineer
Perform management, control, and resource allocation of ES9000 mainframe and software applications. Perform real-time troubleshooting of software and hardware problems. Identify and report, and suggest solutions to present and future system limitations to ensure system operability and integrity. Developed and implemented Access database used for day to day operations, also webmaster for sections web page.
Lockheed Martin Technical Operations 04/1997 – 08/1997
Satellite Systems Engineer
Perform day to day operations, maintenance, and testing of the CCS system, user access and system security in SOC-42. Conduct problem analysis and assessing impacts of problems affecting the 4 SOPS SGLS mission capabilities. Support the installation, verification, validation, and testing of CCS software and system upgrades or changes. Assist in the assessment of impacts to mission operations of each upgrade. Review/track requirements to resolve existing problems and identify new system requirements. Perform troubleshooting by generating system dumps as required. Create weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, and special reports. Assist in preparing comprehensive briefings detailing the operational impacts of upcoming database transfers.
U.S. Air Force 02/1991 – 04/1997
Ground Controller, Lead Satellite Systems Operator Instructor
Write, implement, and train new LEO and day to day procedures for MILSTAR operations. Perform mission problem investigations and attend weekly meeting for resolution of pending anomalies. Review S/DR’s for changes affecting operational procedures. Evaluate and organize satellite operations training program. Administer academic instruction and developed simulation courseware and curriculum. Perform QA functions in accordance with ISO9000 standards.
Satellite Systems Commander
Act as space vehicle subsystems expert for FLTSATCOM satellite constellation. Perform planning/commanding of space vehicle maneuvers and routine maintenance. Supervise ground configuration to ensure successful vehicle commanding. Identify and direct corrective actions during vehicle contingencies. Perform long and short term planning including maneuvers and orbital products. Schedule (and resolve scheduling conflicts in the AFSCN) passes to evaluate satellite subsystems to ensure nominal operation.
Ground Controller/Satellite Systems Operator
Provide continuous ground system software, hardware, and network expertise. Support system users and be first line of defense to determine proper course of action to avoid computer resources allocation and network contention problems. Monitor all segment applications and network resources to determine whether they are operating as expected and manage resource performance based on operational priorities. Confirm or establish networks communication connectivity resources necessary to send commands and receive telemetry from the satellite. Interfaced with the operations test segment users, site infrastructure, external agencies, the customer, and contractor representatives within the operations center. Address system configuration and problems associated with ground architecture. Identify “out of limits telemetry points” and report to satellite commander that a potential problem may exist. Perform Commanding with direct supervision from satellite commander.
AN/FPS-5- and AN/FPS-92 Radar Operator
Perform real-time ground and antenna troubleshooting. Configure radar for ICBM/SLBM detection, space track, and attack assessment. Configure equipment to provide accurate satellite position data to external agencies. Develop and implement training and evaluation products for operators. Create simulations to test operator proficiency. Maintain documentation and procedures in accordance with ISO standards.
* Shell scripting
* Harris OSComet RCCS - CCL
* RTLogic T500, T501, T171, T400
* Amergint WB systems
* RF Radio’s Viasat, GLI,
* Caribou crypto- Safenet/Myktronix
* AES 128/256
* Shuttle and ISS Command and TLM systems
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