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     Date Submitted:09-09-2014
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     Current job:Engineering Consultant
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, , , Launch Systems, Space Tourism
     KeywordsSr. Systems Engineer (Design, Test and Systems Integration & Test)
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    US Citizen. Bilingual English/Spanish - Active Clearances within last 2 years

     

    CAREER SUMMARY

       

    ·  A highly Accomplished NASA-Rocketdyne, Raytheon, Lockheed Award Winning Sr. Systems Engineer with a wide range of experience/increasing responsibility in Hardware/Software Design/Testing of Analog/Digital/RF/DSP/Anomaly Resolution/ Excellent Troubleshooting/Problem Solving Skills/Systems AI&T/Buses/Payloads/Spacecraft. Launch/On Orbit Verification

    ·  Active Secret in last 2 years. Prior SSBI/SCI/TS/CI Poly. Womb to Tomb/Wide Range Experience on Flight/Ground Segments

    ·  A “Hands On” Top Performer. Received Honorable Mention Award by Customer for a “Workaround” that saved $200,000+

    ·  Lead System I&T Testing/LabView. Prepared Reqs Verif/Valid Audit/Attention to Detail Helped Gain Customer Confidence

    ·  Tested Bus/Spacecraft:Power Sys (Solar Arrays/Batteries/PCE), Attitude Control Sys: RWA/PCU (High Voltage to Arcjets)

     

     

    CAREER HIGHLIGHTS/ACCOMPLISHMENTS

     

    ·  Successful Multi-Discipline/Multinational Team work/Trade Studies/Risk Analysis/Digital/Analog/RF/FPGA/DSP Hardware

    ·  Designed/Delivered an RF/Electronic Equipment Rack that tested a DSP Satellite. Saved $200,000+ repurposing GFE Assets

    ·  Reduced Cost/Time/Risk by Solving an On Board Software Commanding/Sequencing error that inhibited Spacecraft testing

    ·  Launched/Commanded Satellite in Clear/Encrypted Modes& a Successful On Orbit Verification/Handover to the Customer

    Successfully Lead/Motivated/Trained Team to Test & Qualify Satellite Harnesses: Power/Bus/Payload, Telemetry & Comm

    ·NASA - Technology Utilization Award for the Innovation of a Design of an Air Blower Delay Timing Safety Feature Circuit

    ·  Published NH Research L4005-11 Load Test Report. Based on recommendations a new Electronic Load was designed/built

     

     

    EXPERIENCE

     

    SE-I&T Engineering Consulting. Tracy, CA. Provided Engineers referrals to companies in the US    10/13–Current

     

    General dynamics Land Sys. Sterling Heights, Michigan. TEMPorary CONTRACT    04/13 – 08/13

    Subsystem Design/Integration Engineer Specialist – Lead Designer/Regression Test Eng/Abrams Armored Vehicle Program

     

    Accomplished LRU Data Retention Design on the 3 main Electronic Panels for the Abram Tanks/Performed Testing/Used DOORS

     

    OHB System AG/EUropean Space Agency.  Bremen, Germany. TEMPORARY CONTRACT 02/12–05/12

    Sr Lead Systems Engineer-EDRS-C (EuropeanDataRelaySatellite-C) Ka/Ku Bands Inter Sat Links-Laser Telescope Tech

    Accomplished Satellite Electrical Sys Design/Used Visio/Drew Block Diagrams/Interface connections between the 2 payloads & all electronic boxes they connected with. Verified corresponding ICDs /Link Budgets. Solved Discrepancies. Learned New Technology

     

    SE-I&T Engineering Consulting. Tracy, CA. Provided Engineers referrals to companies in the US    10/09–02/12

     

      

      

     

     

     

     

     

    Alliant Tech Systems (ATK) - Space Systems. Beltsville, Maryland

    004/09–07/09

    Sr. Systems Engineer I&T (Integration and Test), Ground Systems for the Air Force M2S1 Satellite Program

     

       

    Accomplished Continuity/Isolation/HiPot Testing/Qualified Auxiliary Electronics Box, Solar Array Drive, Umbilical/Harness STE Modified/Approved ICDs/Functional/Electrical Interface Drawings/Test Procedures/Plans/Schematics. Verified Labview Software

     

    MIDCOM for RAYTHEON, Space & Airborne Sys. El Segundo, CA.  TEMPORARY CONTRACT

    11/07-07/08

    Multi-Discipline Sr Sys Engineer-Advanced Manuf-P1196/Visible I/R Imager Rad. Suite-NPOESS Sat/GSTE

     

     

    ·  Honorable Mention Award in Recognition of Ongoing Commitment to Outstanding Performance. P1196 - Digital Slice Dev. Team

    ·  Received Customer Commendation for convincing groups on a workaround of a wire chaffing issue that saved time & $200,000 +

    Inspected/Approved Manufacturing of Engineering Flight Models & Rework for Current/Future Flights. Effectively Reduced Risk

    Peak performer on a 10K Clean Room Vibe Test. Reviewed/Approved Elect/Mech Drawings/Planning-P1196/VIIRSCryo-Radiator

     

    NORTHROP GRUMMAN SPACE TECHNOLOGY, Redondo Beach, CA.

    10/06-02/07

    Senior Electrical Systems Design Integration Staff Engineer, ESDI

              

     

    Designed/Developed Visio Satellite Input/Output/I/F Circuit Level Drawings. Successfully Traced AEHF RF Power Wire Paths

     

    Senior Lead Systems Engineer, Jaguar Program, Ground Systems(GSTE) – DSP Based Satellite System

    11/04-04/06

     

    Designed/Tested/Delivered a GSTE RF Power/GPS Rack/Tested a DSP Satellite/Saved $200,000+ repurposing/reusingGFE Assets

    ·  Accomplished functional/timeline analysis/detailed trade studies/requirements allocation, I/F definition/technical planning/system I&T, verification/validation, cost/risk, support/effectiveness/total system analysis. Translated customer requirements into hardware & software specifications.  Performed analyses at all levels of total sys product (concept, design, fab, test, install, ops, maintenance, and disposal). Ensured effective conversion of Reqs into total sys solutions that acknowledged technical, scheduled/cost constrains

    ·  Professional Development: Earned Value Management, LabView I/II/Instrumentation, Price H Estimating/Control, CMMI/DOORS

    Wrote LabView Progs/Tested DSP Payload/used RF/GPS/Fiber Op Equip/Gens/Analyzers/Synthesizers/OScopes/Meters/Modems

     

     

    2 ROADS for RAYTHEON, SPACE & AIRBORNE SYS. El Segundo, CA.   TEMP CONTRACT                 5/03-09/04

     

         Systems Engineer (Design/I&T Testing/Requirements Verif), Pluto/APL-5 Progs. Ground Systems (GSTE)

     

    ·  Top Performer in a 1K Clean Room on EO/IR Flight Hardware (High Performance, Gold-Coated Mirrors/Auto Alignment Detector Modules). Used LASER Equip/Cryogenic System/Lab View to Test/Store/Retrieve Results. Designed flight H/W. Worked Proposals

     

     Lockheed Martin MISSILES & SPACE OPS (LMMSO), Sunnyvale, CA. TEMP CONTRACT. GSTE08/02-02/03  

     Responsible Equipment Engineer (AEI&T), NASA - SIRTF (Space I/R Telescope Facility Satellite Program)

     

    ·  Conducted Control Room to Delta Booster Pathfinder Power Testing at Cape Cañaveral Air Station, Florida. Published Test Report

    LOCKHEED MARTIN Co. Info Sys/Global Solutns-MNGMNT/DATA SYSSanJose, CA. GSTE

    Systems Integration/Verification/Validation Engineer-GROUND SEGMENT-SBIRS/U2 Spacecraft Programs

    04/93-07/02

    ·   Troubleshot/Resolved Anomalies/Redesigned/Maintained: Solar Array Simulator, Umbilical Service & Battery Simulator Consoles

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ·  Prestige Award Winner for Significantly Exceeding Expectations, Demonstrating Superior Performance, Attitude & Commitment

    Performance driven, Designed/Packaged/Procured, Transit Case RF Communication Hardware for Comm Segment Repackage (COSR) to provide day/night/all weather/near real-time processing, data acquisition/dissemination Derived from U-2 Aircraft fleet

    ·  Successfully Designed/Packaged on time/budget Transit Case RF Comm Hardware for 2 AF Ground Tracking Stations, in CA/MD

    Accomplished SBIRS System Integration/Verification/Validation/Regression Tests/Solved Anomalies/Calculated RF Link Budgets

    ·  Top Performer, SBIRS/Verification/Validation Tests on Power RF/GPS/Fiber Optic Equipment/Ground Stations/2 Comm Antennas

    ·  Generated UHF using Klystron/Generator/tested a suite of equip for Comm with 2 SBIRS Antennas delivered on time. Used DOORS

     

    Lockheed MartinMISSILES AND SPACE OPS (LMMSO), East Windsor, NJ/Sunnyvale, CA. GSTE

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    Systems Engineer, Command & Control(C&C)NASA–NOAA–TIROS Weather Satellite & FBM/PLV/Programs

    Design/Bus/Test Engineer, Commercial Comm. S-7K Intelsat 8/NASA-EOS/GPS 2R/A2100 (GE1-4)/DMSP Satellites

     

     

    Awarded NASA-NOAA POES Certificate of Appreciation for Special contribution to NOAA “K” Satellite 1998 Mission Success

    Awarded NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr Group Achievement Award - Outstanding Teamwork on NOAA “K” Satellite Launch

    ·  Troubleshot/Solved Successfully 30 DRS/Accomplished NASA Mile Stone Award/Performed Work as a Test Director/Conductor

    ·  Accomplished Launch & Successfully Commanded Satellite in Clear/Encrypted Modes/Verified Telemetry, Tracking/Command Resolved On Orbit Anomalies/Successfully handed over Ops to Customer. Ran End-to-End Testing. Successfully Presented TRR

    ·  Effectively Led Spacecraft Electrical Design, Manufacturing, I&T Environmental Tests for various NOAA (K, L and M) Satellites

    ·  Mated Bus/Payload/Ran Environmental Tests: EMC/EMI/Acoustics/Thermal/Vacuum/Cycle/Shock/Vibe/Reviewed/Analyzed Data

     

    ·  Resolved Hardware/Software Anomalies/Reviewed Data/Provided Solutions, approved by the Customer (NASA) & Review Board

    Successfully Designed Navy’s FBM Submarine Fleet/Low-Cost Test Missile Kit Interconnect Harnesses for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Stages

     

    ·  Accomplished Mission Level Coordination, Data Planning, Req. Def/Review, Interface Control Docs, Trade/Risk Studies, (PLV) Payload Launch Vehicle Integration/Successful Flight 4 Intercept. Effectively Designed/Released Flight Tests 5/6 Drawing Trees

    ·  Accomplished/Led AEI&T INTELSAT VIII/VIII-A Bus. Mated Payload onto Bus. Performed AEI&T Spacecraft Level Testing

    Calculated RF Power Losses/RF Link Budgets. Accomplished ESD, Mate/De-mate Training/Used RF Loads to simulate Payload

    Successfully Tested A2100 Bus/Payload, Echo Star/White Tail Bus, Battery Voltage, Reaction Wheels, Power Ctrl Unit & Arcjets

     

    Designed/built connectors/harnesses for NASA-EOS GSTE/Used NASA Standards: soldering/pull Tests/Verified Test Software

     Tested GSTE Units as per drawing and Provided Recommendations. Tested GPS-IIR Bus and Supervised GPS Solar Array Tests

    ·  Achievements: Designed/Packaged/Procured following Satellite Test Equipment for GE1-GE4 Satellites:  1) Resistive Load 2) A

    12 KW Dynamic Loads for Battery Simulator. 3) AC Distribution Sys. 4) STE-Fuse Box. Wrote Procedures & Drafted Blueprints

    ·  Recommended/Procured NH Research Electronic Load, Successfully Tested in previous job with Pratt & Whitney with All of the Suggested Enhancements & be used for fully Automated Testing & simulate Dynamic Subsystems like the Solar Array Subsystem

     

    Aerojet Rocketdyne Div. Hardware Design Engineer. NASA Int. Space Station-Power Management Dist. Sys  5/89-07/92

    Published NH Research L4005-11 Load Test Report.Designed 4 ½ Kw Resistive Loads/Tested ORUs. Used a 30 KW Power Supply

    NASA JPL, Software Design Engineer. Magellan Spacecraft. Photograph 94% of Planet Venus Surface Area. 9/87-03/88  

    Teledyne Sys, Software Engr. Coded using PDL (Prog Development Language) for the USAF ARC Program   9/86-03/87

     

    EDUCATION

     

    ·  B. S. - Electrical Engineering - California State University Northridge, 1988. Gained work experience since freshman year A.A. Degree - Engineering/General Education. LA Pierce College, Woodland Hills, CA. VALEDICTORIAN SPEAKER, 1981

     

     

    COMPUTER HARDWARE/SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE

     

    ·  Programmed/Ran Tests using LabView, FORTRAN/“C”/Used Sun Solaris UNIX, VXI-Data Acquisition Sys, Assembly Language/Pascal Klystrons/Spectrum Analyzers/Converters/Translators/Attenuators/TWTAs/BERTs/GPS/Ethernet Switch Units/Modems/Power Sup Design

    ·  Proficient using Microsoft Office Tools, Spreadsheets (Excel), Word and Power Point on Windows/Macintosh Op Systems. Used SPICE

    ·  Coded in PDL/Used Oracle/Dbase II/III. Atlas Programming. Used HP Basic Programming/GPIB IEEE 488 Bus and Satellite A2100 Bus 


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