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     Date Submitted:19-01-2014
     Last Modified:19-01-2014 (03:15)
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     Current job:Mission Payload Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsI have been in the Satellite industry for 18 years, from a Satellite Systems operator commanding, launching, and maintaining satellites, I have work with ground radar in the missile defense industry, and manage AF resources at the Head Quarters level. 14t


    Top Secret Security Clearance (Current) SCI/SSBI Eligibility as of Jun 2001/PR submitted for TS/SCI 15 Aug 2010 Periodic review submitted 09/2010 for TS/SCI/TK clearance

    8 years experience working Mission Event Analysis

    10 years experience in Satellite Systems Operations

    5 years experience in, Missile Warning Sensor Management, and Space and Ground Based Missile Warning.



     Pursue opportunities with the United States Air Force contractors supporting Space Systems and Missile Defense and to utilize technical knowledge, leadership, ability and hands-on experience while providing the

    opportunity to expand my skills and career.




    Northrop Grumman                03/2006-present


    712 Kepler Drive STE 70

    Schriever AFB, CO 80912

    Mission Payload Engineer

    • Assigned as Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Highly Elliptical Orbit (HEO) Mission and Payload Engineer (MPE
    •  Analysis of real-time mission and event processing as a fully integrated SBIRS crewmember. 
    • Guides AF 11SWS crew in resolving mission processing issues and provides mission event summaries to sensor factory.
    • Produces troubleshooting documentation for mission software/processing deficiencies and impacts to 11SWS operations.
    • Provides vital statistical data for satellite operations and anomaly working groups and other activities as requested by the customer.
    •  Serves as resident Infrared Processing Tool Kits analysis expert providing Raw Wide Band data analysis to entire 11SWS customer base.
    •  During mission payload anomalies gathers initial anomaly data, and contacts management and payload engineers to provide initial assessment to payload limitations.
    •  Reviews and refines MPE console processes, procedures, and checklists at annual review meetings with MPE technical lead and MPE managers. 
    • Creates training plans and Initial plans of instructions for MPE training program.


    RS Information systems                 08/2005-03/2006

    1975 Research Parkway

    Suite 300

    Colorado Springs, CO 80920

    Computer Applications Instructor

    • Provides guided classroom instruction for more than 100 students in space applications to include; SBMCS (Space Battle Management Control System) versions 1 &2, as well as  SCOPES(Space Common Operating Picture and Exploitation System) and IWC (Integrated Warning Console) PDS-M (Processing Display Subsystem Migration)  missile warning tool
    • Highly Proficient in using the Missile Defense Analysis tool (MDST) for Joint Exercise Planning
    • Develops Task Analysis Worksheets and lesson plans for the National Security Space Institute supporting  the Space in the Air Operations Center Course


    United States Air Force                          03/2003-08/2005

    4th Space Operations Squadron

    300 O’Malley Ave. Ste. 53

    Schriever AFB, Colorado Springs, CO 80912

    Milstar Operations Flight Chief/Scheduling Chief:

    ·         Led wing team in developing a networked operational logging &scheduling entry system

    ·         Oversaw planning/install/testing for 23 software upgrades; ground satellite fixes

    ·         Charged with deconflicting 30,000 Milstar operation request supports; scheduling success

    ·         Facilitator & Instructor for 50 SW NCO Professional Development course--trained 30 NCO’s and 8 instructors

    ·         Provides 24-hr user comm. Interface for the $31B Milstar system support theater commanders

    ·         Lead seven operations schedulers in scheduling and deconflicting crew and satellite contacts.

    ·         Leads 70 personnel in the real-time support operations of the $31B Milstar constellation

    ·         Ensures compliance with production, validation, and management of all procedures and scheduling

    ·         Schedule retrofits to operational satellites and initial test of constellation additions.

    ·         Conduct the final stages of orbital insertion for constellation configuration.

    ·         Extremely High Frequency Operator conduct satellite  station keeping maneuvers subsystem calibrations


    Colorado Springs, CO 80912

    United States Air Force               12/1999-03/2003

    614th Space Operations Squadron

    Vandenberg AFB, CA 93432

    JSPOC Operations Center Crew Chief:

    ·         Provided real-time operational control of 28 different space systems in 155 different units,

    ·         Directed real-time command and control of 13 missile warning satellites and ground based radars

    ·         Unit training manager for 135 enlisted personnel serving as squadron education and training program manager for 10 Air Force Specialty Codes. 

    ·         Managed automated systems and products for training and the career development course program.

    ·         Provided operational training to eight command and control operators space application to include; SBMCS (Space Battle Management Control System) versions 1 &2, as well as SCOPES(Space Common Operating Picture and Exploitation System) and IWC (Integrated Warning Console) PDS-M Processing Display Subsystem Migration tool

    ·         Highly Proficient in using the Missile Defense Analysis tool (MDST) for Joint Exercise Planning

    ·         Provided integral feedback to software development team on integration and testing of SMBCS version 1 and 2

    ·         Wrote training continuity program for Unit qualification training; clear direction for new program

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