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     Date Submitted:05-08-2014
     Last Modified:06-08-2014 (07:26)
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     Current job:Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsSGSS, MAVEN, NASA, IV&V, Test, Engineering, Systems
    CV

    Summary       

     

    ·         15 years experience in all areas of Systems Engineering.

    ·         Extensive background in all phases of Software Development Life Cycles.

    ·         2 ½ years of work with NASA performing Independent Validation and Verification on spacecraft and enterprise systems using NASA Standards.

    ·         3 years developing new production tools and methods in a manufacturing environment to increase production by

    ·         6 ½ years working in CMMI 5 environments and hands-on experience with process development, implementation and management using Process Asset Libraries.

    ·         6 ½ years as a test engineer in small and large software development environments

    ·         10 years as a process engineer

    ·         14 years of Federal Government Enterprise Systems development, testing and integration experience.

    ·         Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.

    ·         Experienced in systems/business analysis, program design, project management, end user training and troubleshooting.

    ·         Microsoft Office (MSO) expert with extensive experience in automating between MSO products and platforms specifically Excel, Project, PowerPoint and Word.

    ·         Skilled in organizing complex projects, defining project priorities and delegating tasks.

     

    Experience

     

    TEKsystems, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (temporary assignment)

    Senior Technical Business Analyst                                 April 2014 – Present

    ·         Contracted to Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield to aid in the facilitation and automation of existing processes using VBA, Python, Perl and DOS batch files.

    ·         Developed custom business capacity and staffing planning solutions tools.

     

    NEW-BOLD Enterprises, Inc., Fairmont, West Virginia

    Senior Systems Engineer                   June 2012 to December 2013 (Gov’t budget cuts)

    ·         Systems Engineer worked on contract with NASA performing IV&V work for space missions

    ·         Analyzed the MAVEN spacecraft (mission that went to Mars in November 2013)

    o   Thermal systems controls, software and software test analysis (250+ requirements)

    o   Uplink and Downlink systems controls, software and software test analysis (350+ requirements)

    o   Analyzed flight software test scripts written in TCL and C.

    o   Developed new tools and methods to analyze TCL scripted tests for spacecraft flight software.

    o   Developed tools to analyze text and output reports of markers with key values within documentation sets.

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    ·         Analyzed the Space Network Ground Segment Sustainment (SGSS) enterprise wide infrastructure architecture upgrade. (3,750+ requirements)

    o   Analyzed Design to Requirements Traceability for adherence to NASA Standards in the areas of Catastrophic Failure and Failover Recovery (COOP), Security Information Event Management (SIEM),Fault Management (FM) and Enterprise Information Services (EIS)

    o   Developed Python scripts to analyze design documentation and requirements alignment.

    o   Developed string matching algorithms using Python and Perl scripts in conjunction with VBA and DOS batch files to identify gaps in design documents.

    o   Performed full-lifecycle (i.e., Concept to Deployment) Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) analyses to ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical constraints.

    o   Performed IV&V analysis of spacecraft systems and software architecture, system and software requirements, software design, source code, and the developer’s unit, build, and systems integration test products.

    o   Performed functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, and requirements allocation and interface definition studies to evaluate compliance of software specifications with customer requirements.

    o   Conducted software hazard analysis and risk assessment.

    o   Reviewed test plans, cases, procedures, and scripts and performed independent testing of safety and mission critical software systems to ensure the system would not do what it is not supposed to do and would respond in a safe and desired manner under adverse conditions.

    o   Analyzed effectiveness/efficiency of NASA program procedures and processes and developed/recommended improvements.

    o   Prepared presentations, reports, research and other contract deliverables related to IV&V analyses performed.

    o   Participated in Risk Management process as it related to execution of the IV&V Project and to the software development project being evaluated by the IV&V team.

    o   Developed custom-built solutions in Python, Perl, VBA and Batch to make the process of spacecraft flight software analysis more efficient and purposeful for analysts.

    o   Participated in working groups to improve the NASA missions.

    o   Worked with the chief engineer of TASC to develop better methods for performing IV&V analysis work

    o   Analyzed Java, C and C++ source code to verify correct, complete and consistent implementation of software requirements and behaviors.

     

    SRA International, Bridgeport, West Virginia

    Requirements Team Manager                     April 2010 to June 2011 (Gov’t budget cuts)

    ·         Analyzed, defined and documented project requirements and business processes.

    ·         Coordinated with the Chief Data Architect to ensure requirements map to Designs and Subsequent Design Documentation.

    ·         Created technical and functional user documentation such as Testing Plans, Training Plans and Administrative Guides.

    ·         Defined, maintained and managed system requirements.

    ·         Managed requirements traceability and suspicion for 1,800+ requirements

    ·         Participated in the planning for system releases.

    ·         Performed reviews of draft documentation for technical content and compliance with engineering standards.

    ·         Provided IT and systems engineering support to analyze system problems in support of development and implementation of solutions.

    ·         Supported Customer Acceptance Testing and Development System Testing.

    ·         Supported the design, development, and testing activities as needed.

     

    Northrop Grumman Information Systems, Fairmont, West Virginia

    Systems Engineer 4                                        January 2007 to April 2010

    ·         3 years as a Lead Systems Engineer on the DoD Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS).

    ·         Coordinated with the Chief Architect to ensure requirements map to CONOPs.

    ·         Defined, maintained and managed system requirements.

    ·         Developed and maintained the project master schedule in Microsoft Project.

    ·         Developed comprehensive Software tests and test plans.

    ·         Developed new technical specifications and provided modifications to existing technical specifications .

    ·         Performed fault analysis, assessments, statistical studies, predictive analysis, and other efforts sufficient to support requirements studies and analyses associated with corrective and adaptive maintenance of the DoD ABIS.

    ·         Performed reviews of draft documentation or technical content and compliance with engineering standards .

    ·         Performed IT systems performance modeling and simulations in support of ABIS requirements analysis, modification planning, and cost estimations.

    ·         Provided IT and systems engineering support to analyze system problems in support of development and implementation of solutions.

     

    Innovative Management & Technology Services, LLC / DN American, Fairmont, West Virginia

    Senior Software Test Engineer                             April 2004 to January 2007

    ·         3 years as Senior Software Testing Engineer on the DoD Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS).

    ·         Defined, maintained, and managed system requirements.

    ·         Elicited requirements from project stakeholders in support of transition efforts from pilot system to new system.

    ·         Developed comprehensive software tests and test strategies.

    ·         Supported the design, development, and testing activities as needed to identify the gaps between systems at all levels of difference.

    ·         Managed and executed Customer and IV&V Test Readiness Reviews.

    ·         Researched, designed and developed tests for computer software systems.

    ·         Executed daily operations of testing, analysis and reporting.

    ·         Designed, wrote and produced java applications for system testing automation.

    ·         Evaluated interface between hardware, software, operational and performance requirements of overall system.

    ·         Developed and directed software system testing procedures, programming and documentation.

    ·         Developed formal validation/verification methods for software build testing.

     

    Education

     

    West Virginia University,Morgantown, West Virginia

    Executive MBA                                                                   2002

     

    West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia

    Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering                                   1999


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