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     Date Submitted:17-10-2014
     Last Modified:17-10-2014 (07:25)
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     Current job:Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsEngineering professional with extensive experience in Systems Engineering and Project Management. Experienced in system design, development, Integration and test, sustainment, technical documentation, reporting and system operations. Exceptional system

    Engineering professional with extensive experience in Systems Engineering and Project Management. Experienced in system design, development, Integration and test, sustainment, technical documentation, reporting and system operations. Exceptional systems engineering and communications skills with a unique combination of interpersonal and analytical abilities.

    Work Experience
    System Strategies & Analysis Inc, Temple Hills MD COO/Co-Founder (2010-Current)
    • Oversee the strategic management and operational oversight of the company'sBusiness Development and Operations.
    • Interface with partners and large clients to develop and maintain organizational strategies, operational efficiencies, and proposals for increasing technical efficiency and improving profitability.
    • Lead systems engineer for all major projects , provide leadership in business process work sessions, project meetings and design reviews to ensure that design decisions support operational needs.
    • Serve as a senior member of the program’s technical leadership team, and provide high level design expertise to support the development of complex systems and recommend technical courses of action as needed.

    Intelsat General Corporation, Bethesda MD Program Manager (2010 – 2013)
    • Program Manager for both domestic and international government Hosted Payload programs, managing the design, development, integration and test, launch and sustainment.
    • Managed the design, development, integration and test, schedules and risks of major government and commercial projects to include NOAA GEONETCAST, NSF Antarctic SATCOM support, Australian Defence Forces SATCOM support to name a few.
    • Responsible for the execution of major government and commercial contracts including Statement of Work and the delivery of hardware, software, documentation, cost, schedule, technical, and quality requirements.
    • Responsible for delivering a turn-key dual operation UHF Communication System Monitoring (CSM) and In Orbit Testing (IOT) system to the Australian Defence Forces.
    • Provided goals, program vision, mission objectives, leadership and the management interface for customer satisfaction.
    • Monitored and controlled program performance, obtaining staffing and resources from the functional organizations, approving or rejecting Payment Invoices.
    • Responsible for delegating appropriate decision-making responsibility, authority, and accountability to the team.
    • Responsible for enforcing all contractual requirements for major government and commercial projects.
    • Worked closely with the government Contracting Officer, Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR), Delivery Order Contracting Officer’s Representative (DOCOR) to ensure that the contractor’s performance met all government contracting requirements within cost and schedule.
    • Responsible for full control over all company resources necessary for contract performance.

    Integral Systems Inc, Columbia, MD Systems Engineer/Risk Manager (2007 – 2010)
    • Performed systems engineering and Risk management duties for the CCS-C ground system which provides telemetry, tracking and commanding for all AirForce communication satellite constellations, including Wideband Global SATCOM, Defense Satellite Communications System, Advanced Extremely High Frequency and Milstar
    • Responsible for system engineering efforts, which included requirement management using doors, System design, system Integration and test, system deployment/sustainment, System documentation, information assurance engineering and all other system engineering efforts required for the contract.
    • Primary POC for the implementation and execution of the Risk Management (RM) process. Chaired the (Risk management Board) RMB, maintained the risk database, managed and tracked all the risk status.
    • Managed programs risks by updating the risk database, verified that risk mitigation activities were carried out by the risk owner, ensured that routine monitoring and reporting of risk status took place. Worked with Risk owners to ensure proper classification, assessment, and mitigation strategy for the system.
    • Compiled risk metrics and Conducted formal risk monitoring/reporting and periodic re-evaluations during bi-weekly Systems engineering (IPT) meetings and at semi-annual meetings of the Risk Management Board (RMB).
    • Established and maintained the CCS-C system requirements baseline as well as maintenance of the verification methods and test procedure mappings for each requirement.
    • Participated in CCB meetings and technical meetings to address proposed requirement changes as well as document discussions to maintain a comment history for each requirement
    • Provided technical assistance to the system’s owner during the life cycle of the system, supported the product development team and satellite operators with problem diagnosis and resolution, as well as determining appropriate test methods for specific product fixes and updates.
    • Test Lead for different satellite command and control subsystems. Determined appropriate test methods, prepared and executed formal acceptance tests for delivered systems and product upgrades.
    • Responsible for preparation and execution of regression and formal acceptance tests for the satellite command and control system, product upgrades, product enhancement and issue resolution tests for product releases and patches
    • Responsible for testing integrated UNIX, Linux, and Windows systems in a COTS, GOTS and custom software/data product environment to validate new software features and to verify that the project environment had not been adversely affected by the new version of the software or database.

    Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc, NASA GSFC Systems Engineer (2004 – 2007)
    • Performed Landsat 5 and 7 daily orbit-keeping and attitude control activities, including orbit determination and attitude monitoring, data filtering, and maneuver planning.
    • Generated products needed for scheduling and uplink.
    • Performed analysis and quality assurance on products generated on MOC Flight Dynamics system.
    • Created and validated orbital, mission planning, and attitude control related procedures.
    • Coordinated scheduling of all ground and space contacts to meet Landsat 7 tracking requirements.
    • Performed mission planning, command management, and scheduling functions as required.
    • Performed stored command load management functions validation, load generation, and report generation.
    • Investigated spacecraft and ground system anomalies.
    • Assisted in development, integration and test of in-house orbital software and Mission planning software.
    • Performed realtime evaluation of spacecraft engineering parameters to ensure observatory health and status is maintained.
    • Uplinked required stored command and ephemeris loads and verify execution and successful of on-board storage.
    • Uplinked commands as necessary to perform normal housekeeping activities.
    • Performed command and control activities as necessary to ensure spacecraft safety.
    • Coordinated with space and ground stations during all contacts to maintain real time telemetry, command and tracking operations.
    • Performed off-line telemetry playbacks as required for performance trending, power analysis, and plot generation to verify the health and status of the satellite.

    Sirius Satellite Radio, New York, NY Satellite Engineer (2001 – 2004)
    • Responsible for satellite operations for a constellation of three geosynchronous satellites which included monitoring of normal and dwell telemetry and sending commands to verify system operational health and status.
    • Responsible for creating and uploading Time Tag Commands used for payload transitions and routine repetitious commands for the three satellites.
    • Responsible for collection and analysis of engineering data used for monitoring the health and status of the satellite and anomalous conditions.
    • Responsible for the development of command procedures and telemetry pages for the safe execution of spacecraft functionality.
    • Responsible for the execution of contingency procedures to sustain operations when environmental conditions and/or systems malfunction.
    • Responsible for monitoring status of two uplink tracking stations and coordination of activities at the stations.
    • Experience configuring and using spacecraft simulators for engineering analysis in recreating anomalous conditions for study as well as investigate solutions for the health and safety of the spacecrafts.

    MS. Technical Management, Johns Hopkins University, May 2008
    BS. Mechanical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, May 2001

    Certificates: Six Sigma Green Belt, CMMI

    Computer Skills UNIX, Windows, Microsoft Office, Linux, Mac, AutoCAD, Maple, Minitab, EPOCH 2000, Mechanical Desktop 2.0, MathCAD, TK solver, STK, FreeFlyer, OASYS, Taps Archiving Software, Loral FS-1300 Flight Simulator, Perl, visual basic 6.0, DOORS.

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