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     Date Submitted:04-01-2015
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     Current job:Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
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     KeywordsFlight Test Instrumentation; spacecraft engineer; hardware/software testing and integration; human space flight experience
    CV
    SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
     
    Aerospace engineer with expertise in instrumentation, hardware testing, systems integration, and spacecraft operations. Demonstrated project management skills with extensive experience in multi-disciplined projects. Exceptional leadership, decision-making, problem-solving, communication, and organizational skills.
     
    * Instrumentation
    * Hardware/software testing & integration
    * Flight testing
    * Human space flight operations
     
     
    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
     
    Sierra Nevada Corporation – Space Systems, Louisville, Colorado (2013-present)
    SYSTEMS ENGINEER
    Lead the design, installation and calibration of the Dream Chaser spacecraft instrumentation. Coordinate across systems to ensure the instrumentation plan for each vehicle meets the program requirements. Chair the Instrumentation Control Technical Panel that reviews and authorizes the instrumentation plans. Cognizant Engineer for the Instrumentation, Audio, and VHF functions.
     
    * Instrumentation Lead for the Dream Chaser Engineering Test Article (ETA) Approach Landing Test 2 (ALT-2) Flight Test Campaign to be conducted at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center. Lead the hardware selection, procurement, test, installation, and calibration of the spacecraft’s instrumentation.
    * Instrumentation Lead for the Dream Chaser Space System (DCSS) vehicle. Lead the coordination across systems to select and integrate the more than 1,500 sensors required to operate and certify the spacecraft. Lead the selection and implementation of all the instrumentation hardware.
    * Instrumentation engineer for the Dream Chaser Engineering Test Article (ETA) Approach Landing Test 1 (ALT-1) Flight Test Campaign conducted at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center. Ran instrumentation and RF hardware checkouts, calibrated instrumentation sensors, and supported console operations. 
     
    Wyle – NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas (2012-2013)
    BIOMEDICAL & RESEARCH ENGINEER
    Developed and integrated custom engineering hardware used for scientific research. Operated, maintained, and troubleshot hardware, instrumentation and software applications. Conducted research experiments and performed data collection, reduction and analysis. 
     
    * Provided critical troubleshooting of a 6 degrees of freedom motion simulator used for an on-going research study with astronaut subjects. Diagnosed and repaired several hardware components, including encoders and servo motors, and performed verification testing.
    * Coordinated all aspects of research ground studies, including hardware and software development, experimental design, subject recruitment, and data collection and analysis.
    * Developed and integrated custom hardware and software used as a benchmark for an upcoming research experiment to be conducted on board the International Space Station. Tested this instrumentation in a NASA Zero-G parabolic flight campaign. 
     
    United Space Alliance – NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas (2007-2012)
    SYSTEMS/OPERATIONS ENGINEER
    Motion Control System Specialist in the International Space Station (ISS) Program. Provided technical and operational expertise as Subject Matter Expert in the ISS attitude control and inertial navigation systems. Provided console support in the Space Station Training Facility and the Mission Control Center. 
                      
    * Spearheaded the identification and resolution of Guidance, Navigation & Control flight software issues.
    * Conducted formal verification and validation of new flight software revisions and led acceptance testing. 
    * Analyzed ISS systems telemetry to assess vehicle health and status and to identify and resolve hardware and software problems to ensure crew and vehicle safety.
    * Performed over 2,000 hours of on-console work to support the development and execution of international simulations used to prepare Space Shuttle and ISS astronauts and Flight Control Teams. 
    * Negotiated technical agreements and facilitated international relations with the Russian Space Agency to integrate the American and Russian ISS Motion Control Systems. 
     
    Corning Incorporated – Specialty Materials Division, Canton, New York (2004-2006)
    MECHANICAL AND OPTICAL ENGINEER
    Managed and supported operations of a state-of-the-art optical metrology laboratory. Achieved on-time production and ensured that products met customer quality specifications. Operated and troubleshot optical instrumentation and developed custom analysis software. 
     
    * Championed a multi-disciplined division project that achieved significant cost savings by applying DMAIC Six Sigma and Lean Enterprise methods to eliminate process waste and increase yield of a matured High Purity Fused Silica (HPFS®) product line. 
    * Led the implementation of manufacturing process changes to reduce costs and increase the efficiency.
    * Coordinated the installation, acceptance and product integration of two new optical instruments. 
    * Designed an automated mechanical fixture to support the measurement of oversized fused silica glass products with a new large aperture interferometer. Led the evaluation and purchase of the required automation hardware and software, and coordinated the construction and installation. 
     
     
    EDUCATION
     
    Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, Clarkson University, New York (2008)
    Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida (2004)
    Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida (2004)
     
    PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
     
    Instrumentation Test Specialist Diploma (4 of 7 courses), TTi
    Strain Gage & Strain Gage Instrumentation Applications & Measurement Techniques, Vishay
    Basics of Aircraft Instrumentation course, International Telemetering Conference
    Certified Associate in Project Management (26 hours of courses towards certification), NASA
    Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, United Space Alliance
    Safety and Mission Assurance Technical Excellence Program, Level One, NASA
    Risk Management and Mishap Investigation, NASA
    Leadership Development Institute, United Space Alliance
    Space Flight Resource Management Series, NASA
     
    HONORS AND AWARDS
     
    Sierra Nevada Corporation Star Award
    NASA Johnson Space Center Director’s Innovation Team Award
    United Space Alliance Individual Performance Award
    NASA Johnson Space Center Team Achievement Award
    National Aerospace Engineering Honor Society, member
    The Physics Honor Society, member
     
    LANGUAGES SELF-ASSESSMENT
     
    Spanish: Native
    English: Fluent
    French: Basic (spoken); Intermediate (reading)
    Italian: Intermediate
    Russian: Basic
     
     
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