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     Date Submitted:17-04-2014
     Last Modified:18-04-2014 (03:27)
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     Current job:GN&C Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     KeywordsTest, Verification, Validation, Guidance, Navigation, Control. Space Systems, Analysis, Flight Software.




    2013- 2014      Generation Ready                                                       Austin, Texas

                            Quality Assurance Engineer


    • Provided quality assurance testing for an education web application (front end: JS/CSS/HTML, back end: LAMP) in a Scrum/Agile development environment.
    • Developed and implemented test cases and test cycles using JIRA software.



    2002-2011       The Boeing Company                                                 Houston, Texas

                            Guidance, Navigation and Control (GN&C) Engineer


    Integrated Hardware and Flight Software Avionics GN&C Engineer

    • Provided a variety of engineering services for the verification and validation of the flight software at the Space Shuttle Integrated Software/Hardware Avionics Laboratory (SAIL). 


    • Developed test requirements, test procedures and performed formal reviews with an interdisciplinary panel of engineers.


    • Performed real time testing support from a simulated vehicle cockpit and operations center.


    • Evaluated thousands of parameters from different laboratory instrumentation and flight hardware including inertial measurement units (IMU’s), accelerometers (AA’s), and rate gyro assemblies (RGA’s).


    • Developed and improved scripts to reduce analysis time and improve accuracy.


    • Provided quick and accurate anomaly detection and resolution for hardware/software.


    • Provided trajectory analysis in the area of Ascent and Aborts for shuttle missions with a specialization in contingency aborts.


    • Mentored and provided process training to a team of engineers to quickly fit skills needs.


    1999-2001       Hernandez Engineering                                               Houston, Texas



    International Space Station (ISS) Microgravity Sustaining Engineering


    • Developed engineering analysis tools for on-orbit acquired data, including space acceleration measurement system (SAMS), and internal wireless instrumentation system (IWIS). Provided power spectral density analysis and documentation of disturbances in microgravity environment.


    • Provided ISS berthing mechanism integrated system performance and loads analysis for verification of the on-orbit assembly of ISS elements. This included the development of rigid/flex body contact dynamic analysis simulations of the integrated system including the mechanism and the Shuttle Remote Manipulator System (SRMS) using a C based dynamics simulation tool (TRICK).


    1998-1999       The Boeing Company,                                                Seattle, Washington

    Aerodynamic Performance Engineer


    • Provided technical sales support to airline customers in the areas of mission performance analysis, takeoff and landing analysis, and payload-range analysis.         


    • Obtained knowledge of FAA regulations and international aviation regulations (JAA)


    Education        University of Texas                                        Austin, Texas

                Bachelor of Science       Aerospace Engineering,                                



    Skills:              Operating Systems: Macintosh, Windows, and LINUX/UNIX

    General Software: Microsoft Office, some Matlab and LabView, JIRA, MYSQL, Selenium.


                            Business Processes: Lean 6 Sigma, CMMI, and Systems Engineering.

                                                             Agile, Scrum.


    Programming Languages:  FORTRAN, Unix/Linux Scripting, some C/C++


    Languages:       Capable of speaking, reading and writing Spanish at a moderate level.


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