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     Date Submitted:21-04-2014
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     Current job:Spacecraft Test & Operations Engineer | Ground Segment Engineer | Satellite Operations Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSatellite operations, ground systems, Air Force, classified programs
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    Spacecraft Test & Operations Engineer | Ground Segment Engineer | Satellite Operations Manager

     

    Highly skilled Aerospace Engineering Professional credited as a technical expert with exceptional skills in the deliverance of technical leadership, comprehensive technical understanding and the ability to manage, mentor and train talented individuals in engineering. Broad experience across all three sectors of the space industry (civil, commercial, and national security). Specialized expertise in Air Force space operations with a current Top Secret / Sensitive Compartmentalized Information (TS/SCI) security clearance. Strength in communication, customer interface and collaboration with all level and members of the organizational structure. Skilled in cost control, budget management and the deliverance of products and projects on time and within budgetary guidelines.

     

    Areas of Expertise

     


     

     

    §  Leadership

    §  Engineering

    §  Program Management

    §  Operations

    §  Personnel Management

    §  Solution Management

    §  System Testing

    §  Integration and Test

    §  Solid Communication

    §  Presentation Skills

    §  Policy/Regulatory Compliance

    §  Military

     

     

    Key Skills Assessment

     


     

    • Exceptional performance pertaining to on-console support as an operations director during mission rehearsals and actual on-orbit operations

    • Facilitation of time-sensitive staff actions and issues covering policy, operations, and technical/engineering issues in support of senior AF decision-makers

    • Experienced in the identification, development, and implementation of Department of Defense Information Assurance (IA) requirements for a highly classified space system

    • Led a 7-person team, ensuring cost, schedule, and technical objectives are being met

    • Managed the integration of CHIRP ground segment elements based in Dulles VA, Seal Beach CA, Colorado Springs CO, and Woodbine MD. Responsible for construction and equipping of Orbital's new Classified Mission Operations Center (CMOC), including physical and information security requirements

     

     

    Professional Experience

     


     

    Commercial Resupply Service Mission Operations Lead | Orbital Sciences Corporation | 2013 – 2014

    • Operations planning for Commercial Resupply Service (CRS) vehicles Orb-3 and Orb-4

    Development of operational procedures and scripts supporting system-level testing, and acts as the operations Cognizant Engineer (CogE) and subject matter expert for vehicles Orb-3 and Orb- 4 as they progressed through integration and test

     

    Deputy Division Chief, Space Operations Support | Headquarters USAF | Pentagon | 2012 - 2013

    • Performed day-to-day management of active duty action officers, federal government civilians, and support contractors as the primary office for space-related technical expertise for the USAF Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Air Force

       

      Hornet Information Assurance Engineer | Orbital Sciences Corporation | 2012

    • Facilitated ground segment, space segment, and program management teams to develop detailed multilevel system IA requirements (space and ground) from USG IA regulatory guidance to conform to program and customer objectives

      MexSat Ground & Operations Lead | Orbital Sciences Corporation | 2011 - 2012

    • Planned, developed, and assembled of the MexSat Bicentenario (Mexsat-3) commercial communications satellite ground segment and mission operations

    • Accountable to the Program Manager as the Cognizant Engineer (CogE) and Control Account Manager (CAM) for the successful execution of the ground segment and mission operations portion of the Mexsat program, from initial program start through launch, in-orbit checkout, and customer handover

       

      CHIRP Ground Segment Lead | Orbital Sciences Corporation | 2008 - 2011

    • Planned and executed design, integration, and testing of the Ground Segment and Mission Operations elements of the USAF-led Commercially Hosted Infrared Payload (CHIRP) flight experiment

       

      Dawn Mission Operations Lead | Orbital Sciences Corporation | 2006 – 2008

    • Oversaw of Ground Segment and Mission Operations elements of the JPL-led Dawn interplanetary mission ensuring cost, schedule, and technical objectives were met

    • Developed operations procedures and tools, trained the operations team (both JPL and Orbital) and built the Orbital Dawn Mission Operations Center

       

      Space Operations Mission Commander | Joint Space Operations Center | Vandenberg AFB CA | 2005 - 2010

    • Chaired as operation of the Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC), the Defense Department's command and control facility for military space operations, and for the leadership of 22-person joint duty crew

    • Tracking and tasking of multiple DoD space systems, and the monitoring of civil, commercial, and foreign space systems

    • Directly responsible to the Commander, Joint Functional Component Command (Space) for the execution of the mission

       

      Chief, Global Information Services | Joint Space Operations Center, Vandenberg AFB CA | 2004 – 2005

    • Tracked multiple operational DoD space systems including GPS, DSCS, Milstar, UFO, GBS, IBS, DMSP, and Blue Force Tracking

    • Maintained close coordination with NRO, NOAA, Army, Navy, and other U.S. government space systems operators

    • Advised the STRATCOM Joint Space Operations Commander of the status of Air Force and non- Air Force space systems through twice a week formal briefings

       

      Previous Career Overview:

      Air and Space Operations Center (AOC) Crew Commander |614th Space Operations Squadron | Vandenberg AFB CA | 2004

      Minuteman III ICBM Operations | 10th Missile Squadron, 341st Space Wing | Malmstrom AFB MT | 2000 – 2004

      GPS Satellite Operations | 50th Space Wing, Schriever AFB, CO | 1997 - 2000

      Titan IV Space Launch System Engineer | Titan System Program Office, Los Angeles AFB, CA | 1993 - 1995

     

     

     

    Education & Training

     


     

    Air War College | Maxwell AFB | 2012 – Present

     

    Certificate in Space Systems Engineering | Stevens Institute of Technology | 2012

     

    Air Command and Staff College | Maxwell AFB | 2006

     

    Master of Science in Space Operations | Air Force Institute of Technology | Wright-Patterson AFB, OH | 1996

     

    Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering | Tuskegee University | Tuskegee, AL | 1993


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