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     Date Submitted:21-01-2014
     Last Modified:21-01-2014 (07:14)
    Job information
     Current job:Engineering Manager
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsProject Managemnt Systems Engineering Software Engineering Flight Mechanics Trajectory Analysis Six DOF Simulation


    Creative and Innovative Leader with expertise in Project Management, Systems Engineering and Software Engineering


    Areas of Expertise

    Leadership Skills

    Technical Skills

    Project/Program Management

    Systems Engineering

    Engineering Supervision

    Software Engineering

    Employee Recruiting

    Simulation Based Design

    ●   Team Building and Mentoring

    ●   Flight Mechanics and Dynamics

    Strategic Planning

    Optimization and Statistics


    Professional Experience


    Project Engineering Manager, 01/2007 – Present

    Honeywell Aerospace & Honeywell Process Solutions – Houston, Texas

    Leader of a team of 15+ Engineers developing and delivering safety and mission critical products and solutions for the Aerospace and Energy Industry. 


    Management Responsibilities

    • Biannual performance reviews, annual merit reviews
    • Resource planning, allocation and estimation
    • Staff recruiting, training and mentoring
    • Deputy to site Engineering Director assisting with strategic planning and organization development 


    Program Management Activities

    • Cost Account Manager for Orion Flight Software Responsible for $20M budget. Practiced EVMS, supported monthly customer reviews, maintained project schedule
    • Project Engineer supporting Zing HUMS Condition Based Maintenance Flight Data Recorder Product Line
    • Proposal Author for Spacecraft Command and Planning System
    • Manager for Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Software Integration Services.


    Product Development Activities

    • Orion Manned Spacecraft Launch Abort Decision and Vehicle Health Management Flight Software
    • Unmanned Air Vehicle Mission Management and Mission Validation Software
    • Unmanned Air Vehicle Common Controller Systems Integration
    • Commercial Aircraft Avionics Software Integration & Test
    • Work products include requirements, design artifacts, ICDs, source code and test artifacts


    Significant Accomplishments

    • Built software engineering team from ground-up in new work site for Honeywell. Site achieved CMMI Level 3 certification. All employees are 6 Sigma Greenbelt Certified
    • Developed innovative tools for team software management resulting in improved quality and productivity
    • Engineering teams met all milestones and gate reviews
    • Project engineering consultants consistently meeting technical objectives on challenging integration activities
    • Identified $3M in cost savings out of $20M budget 
    • Author of Software Development plan for $200M mission planning system proposal


    Senior Software Systems Engineer, 04/2003 - 01/2007

    Boeing LTS – Kihei, Hawaii


    Senior Software Systems Engineering Lead at Maui High Performance Computing Center an Air Force Research Lab

    Leadership Activities

    • Technical Direction of High Performance Computing Applications
    • Implementation of Standard Processes for Software Development Activities for Application Engineering Task Orders


    Product Development Activities

    • Image Processing Pipeline Software hosted on 1000 Node Linux Cluster for Near Earth Asteroid Tracking System
    • Software Integration on Linux Cluster for Real-time Sonar Measurements
    • Space Situational Awareness Software Applications - Uncorrelated Target Tracking (UCT) for Satellites and Orbital Debris


    Significant Accomplishments

    • Implemented Agile Software Development Methodology
    • Wrote Software Development Plan, Software Test Plan and Software Configuration Management Plan
    • Implemented Tracking metrics
    • Author/Presenter at 2005 Air Force Maui Optical Site (AMOS) Conference


    Senior Staff Systems Engineer, 10/1996 - 04/2003

    Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company – Sunnyvale, CaliforniaSenior Staff Aerospace Engineer supporting Commercial Satellite Programs


    Software Integration & Test Team Lead - Spitzer Infrared Space Telescope

    • Directed team of 30 engineers organized into 6 IPTs
    • Verified 2400 requirements (Payload and Bus Control Software).
    • Developed Software Test Plan and Configuration Management Plan
    • Designed a Web-based Test Tracking System which featured electronic check lists, electronic signatures, standardized test reports and automated regression testing


    Iridium Software Integration

    • Led S/W Integration Activities for Iridium Flight Software Validation on Closed Loop Spacecraft Simulation Environments
    • Led and Directed Efforts for Y2K Certification of Iridium Program Simulation and Electrical Special Test Equipment (Ground and Launch) at Sunnyvale CA and Chandler AZ facilities


    Software Engineering Activities

    • Implemented Software Changes and Defect Resolution on Orbit Control System Software for Iridium Spacecraft Bus
    • Performed Qualification Tests on Iridium Satellite Bus Control and Fault Management Software
    • Resolution of Spacecraft On-Orbit Anomalies


    Significant Accomplishments

    • Met all delivery milestones on Iridium and Spitzer projects
    • Web-Based Test Tracking System was recognized by LM senior management and recommended for future projects


    Staff Systems Engineer, 07/1987 - 10/1996

    Lockheed Martin Space Operations Company – Houston, Texas


    Staff Systems Engineer supporting Advanced Program Office activities at NASA JSC,


    Engineering Activities

    • Supported NASA Advanced Programs Office Launch Vehicle Analysis Activities as a Flight Mechanics Analyst. Was recognized local expert in ascent trajectory analysis
    • Responsible for refining the SORT Trajectory Analysis Code into a general purpose mission and vehicle analysis tool for Launch System Design. Significant features added included Monte Carlo, GRAM Atmosphere Model along with NPSOL and Projected Gradient optimization algorithms.
    • Provided technical contributions to several launch systems proposals
    • Developed unique analysis techniques for Launch Vehicle Sizing problems and developed and delivered algorithms and results to NASA JSC
    • Performed Analysis of Space Shuttle Upgrades and Enhancements
    • Performed Analysis of Heavy Lift Launch Vehicle Concepts


    Significant Accomplishments

    • Contributed to winning proposal for the Space Shuttle Advanced Solid Rocket Motor and National Launch System programs
    • Delivered SORT Trajectory Code to NASA COSMIC Library
    • Received Patent Disclosure Award for SORT Code


    Senior Systems Engineer, 06/1982 - 07/1987

    McDonnell Douglas – Houston, Texas


    Guidance and Control Analyst for Space Shuttle Mission Planning and Analysis Division


    Engineering Responsibilities

    • One of the original 3 developers of the SORT Trajectory Optimization and Simulation Program used for Space Shuttle mission planning and analysis activities. Developed a unique multi-layered optimization algorithm which could reliably solve difficult constrained optimization problems
    • Developed a general purpose launch abort prediction code useful for analysis of the abort performance of Space Shuttle and derivative launch vehicles.
    • Ascent Trajectory Analyst for National Aerospace Plane program


    Significant Accomplishments

    • Recognized for Contributions to Space Shuttle Ascent Flight Planning
    • Recognized for development of SORT Code which went on to be used in Space Shuttle Mission Planning for nearly 25 years


    Consultant, 03/1993 - 06/1995

    Space Industries – League City, TX

    Developed General Purpose Trajectory Optimization Code with Monte Carlo Dispersion Analysis Capability for use in range safety analysis and trained company engineers.


    • Performed entry foot-print analysis and landing opportunity analysis for the Commercial Entry Satellite Program


    Consultant, 05/1995 - 12/1997

    Kistler Aerospace – Kirkland, WA



    • Performed Vehicle Trajectory Analysis and Range Safety Analysis for FAA Certification of K-1 Rocket using SORT Trajectory Optimization Code.
    • Conducted landing opportunity and launch window trade studies.




    2009 Embry Riddle Aeronautical University – Kihei, HI, USA


    Masters of Science Technical Management


    1982 Iowa State University – Ames, IA, USA


    Bachelor of Science Aerospace Engineering




    Six Sigma Green Belt - October 2007


    Cost Account Management - October 2008




    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics


    Community Service


    Volunteer in Rebuilding Together Program




    Program Management, Project Management, Project Engineering, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Six Sigma, C, C++, ClearCase, DOORS, Fortran, MS Office, MS Project, Windows, UNIX, Visual Source Safe, Linux, OSX, SORT, POST, OTIS, Technical Leader, Flight Mechanics , Trajectory Analysis, Space Systems Analyst, Statistics, Optimization, Avionics, Safety Critical, Mission Planning

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