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     Date Submitted:11-02-2014
     Last Modified:11-02-2014 (08:00)
    Job information
     Current job:Integrated Product Team Lead, Senior Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems
     KeywordsProject Management, Remote sensing, IPT lead, test, optics


    Accomplished multi-disciplinary project / team lead with the ability to conduct, manage, and complete complex engineering projects. Hands on experience as project lead for sensor and suite level testing, scheduling, budget, procedure development, integration, deliverable hardware, customer interaction, change control boards, and milestone deliverables.




    Ball Aerospace and technologies corporation, BoulderCO                   1/2010- Present

    Senior Engineer (Contract and Direct)


    ·     Integrated Product Team Lead – Ozone Mapping Profiler Suite Program (OMPS)

    ·     Project lead for cross functional team

    ·     Planning, earned value (EVMS), customer contact responsibilities for the Nadir instrument

    ·     Planning, EVMS, customer contact responsibilities for the OMPS Integrated Sensor Suite

    ·     Cost account manager (CAM) duties for multiple accounts

    ·     Point of contact for customer audits (JSR’s, IBR’s and monthly reporting)

    ·     Compliance and requirements development and verification

    ·     MRB authority and change control inputs

    ·     Developing test procedures for environmental and flight hardware testing

    ·     Providing critical hands-on flight test support for Ball Aerospace’s ozone measuring Nadir instrument

    ·     On-Orbit anomaly support for the Solar Backscattering Ultraviolet Instrument

    ·     Integration and Test lead for the Geostationary Environmental Monitoring Spectrometer (GEMS)


    bae systems, inc., Nashua, NH                1/2009 - 9/2009

    Senior Optical Engineer


    Provided optical engineering skill set for system and component level testing for BAE’s signature program, Advanced Threat Infrared Counter Measures (ATIRCM).


    ·     Provided optical test support for component and system level testing and evaluation

    ·     Handled optical test development, planning and execution for long term damage test

    ·     Designed, conducted, and reported results for customer-requested test using high power IR laser system

    ·     Created component level and updated system test procedures


    Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation, Boulder, CO                      2006 – 2008

    Test Engineer, Optical Systems Integration and Test


    Responsible for space-flight testing of optical instruments, the creation and publication of test procedures; project lead for recalibration testing of Solar Backscatter Instrument; active engineering role in environmental testing, laser operations and test system development.


    ·     Managed the on-time and under-budget delivery of the Solar Backscattering Instrument

    -     Responsible for schedule, team management, customer interaction and instrument delivery

    -     Team lead for five-member multi-disciplinary engineering team

    -     Responsible for managing the calibration data package effort

    ·     Developed optical test procedures for systems and optical group

    ·     Performed hands-on space-flight-like testing, thermal vacuum, and ambient (clean room)


    raytheon company, Santa Barbara Remote Sensing, Goleta, CA                           2005 – 2006

    Senior Systems Engineer


    Team Lead for the optical special test equipment (STE) group for the optical and radiometric sources for Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite instrument (VIIRS). Managed a five person multi-disciplinary engineering group and interacted with program management and customers on a daily basis.                             


    ·     Responsible for functionality and schedule of STE instrumentation


    -     Participated in weekly customer meetings and reporting, Integrated Product office

    -     Earned value inputs to the integrated master schedule (IMS)

    -     Developed and published acceptance test procedures

    -     Performed hands-on and performance testing operations, thermal vacuum and cleanroom

    -     Served as engineer responsible for black body and space view source, and scatter measurement assembly

    -     Functional requirements development and negotiations

    ·     Prepared formal documentation of requirements validation, results reporting, and design updates


    ball aerospace and technologies corporation, Boulder, CO                      2004 – 2005  

    Optical Engineer


    Responsible for optical testing and development of test methodologies                                            


    ·     Developed and designed testing methods and data collection scheme for LED “cold” i.e.: space-like survival evaluation

    ·     Developed error budget for alignment measurements

    ·     Flight hardware testing quality assurance


    asml, inc., Wilton, CT                       2000 – 2004  

    Staff Engineer


    Deep ultraviolet (157 nm) lithography test stand development and testing                        


    ·     Supervised three person engineering team to determine transmission values for  projection optics system

    -     Created innovative method for taking in situ transmission measurements

    -     Designed and developed the uniformity detector scheme for uniformity characterization

    ·     Managed the re-design of the variable attenuator (opto-mechanical sub-system)

    ·     Hands on support for the 157-nm test bed build

    ·     Supervised the mechanical layout, build, and integration of high energy laser beam delivery system

    ·     Created wave front error budget for the plane wave interferometer for preliminary design review

    ·     Created energy intensity profile for Aerial imaging using MathCAD.


    physics department, university at albany, Albany, NY                                    1998 – 2000  

    Teaching and Research Assistant


    Responsible for teaching, research activities and proctoring exams                                                                           


    ·     Taught Physics Labs at undergraduate level.

    ·     Performed x-ray optics experiments involving poly-capillary “x-ray optics”

    ·     Designed and cut line patterns into silicon wafers using CAD program.

    ·     Used Scanning Electron Microscope to create nano-patterns (~10-100 nm) on 25 cm silicon wafers using E-beam lithography. 




    M.S., Physics, University at Albany, State University of New York

    M.B.A., University of Phoenix

    B.S., Physics, Mathematics Minor, University at Albany, State University of New York

    ·     Summa cum laude

    ·     Elected to Phi Beta Kappa

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