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     Date Submitted:29-03-2015
     Last Modified:30-03-2015 (01:04)
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     Current job:Senior Spacecraft Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     Keywords20 years of engineering and leadership experience in aerospace and telecommunication industry. More than 10 years of operations experience of numerous spacecraft and its subsystems. 6 years in system integration and test in military airborne early warning
    CV

    Summary

    20 years of engineering and leadership experience in aerospace and telecommunication industry. More than 10 years of operations experience of numerous spacecraft and its subsystems. 6 years in system integration and test in military airborne early warning and radar system.  Experience with satellite communication, RF operations, Tracking Telemetry and Commanding (TTC), flight dynamics, orbit analysis, project management, and system engineering. Bilingual in Turkish and English.

    Selected Achievements

     

    System Integration and Test

    §5 test flights in the Boeing 737 AEW&C Peace Eagle plane #1, more than 30 hours aircraft test in flight, and more than 40 hours aircraft test on ground

    §Crew member of the first Boeing 737 AEW&C Peace Eagle test flight

    §Supported TURKSAT-1C Assembly and Integration (AIT) tests at Aerospatiale

    Project Management

    §Successfully lead spacecraft handover projects, ICO G1 and Jupiter-1, from Intelsat to EchoStar; ES06 from Telesat to EchoStar

    §Successfully lead EchoStar 4 deorbit (1st deorbit of Lockheed Martin A2100 spacecraft)

    §Represented Turkish Telecom in TURKSAT-2A Flight Model Completion Review (FMCR) and In Orbit Acceptance Review (IOAR) in France.

    LEOP activities and In Orbit Tests

    §Supported TURKSAT-1C, GRACE, EchoStar 14, and EchoStar15 LEOP. Received NASA Group Achievement Award for the GRACE Project Team

    §Supported TURKSAT-1C, EchoStar 14, and EchoStar15 Payload IOT and performed group delay tests

    §Customer Payload IOT director for EchoStar 16.

    §Supported TURKSAT-2A military communication X-Band Payload IOT in France.

    Spacecraft Operational Experience

    §Communication (GEO): Thales-Alenia Space Spacebus 2000 and 3000; SSL FS-1300 Heritage, and Omega-2; Lockheed Martin A2100 and 7000

    §Earth Observation (LEO): Astrium Flexbus (GRACE, and Champ)

    §Micro Satellite: BIRD (manufactured by DLR).

    Experience

    EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C.

    SENIOR SPACECRAFT ENGINEER

    March 2015 - present, Gilbert AZ

    §Leading an engineering team in development of electronic spacecraft SOOH procedures using EPOCH ARES/TCL language

    §Engineering team training for routine and contingency activities

    §Leading operations and maintenance activities of spacecraft dynamic simulators to ensure 100% operational and match on-orbit spacecraft

    §Responsible of spacecraft fleet on-orbit limit database including context, and overlays. Conducting periodic database audits

    §Leading engineering team efforts to develop and update telemetry pages and commands

    §Responsible of new spacecraft handover activities such as TT&C ground system and software compatibility

     

     

     

    SPACECRAFT ENGINEERING MANAGER

    May 2011 – March 2015, Gilbert AZ

    §Supervised 4 direct reporting Spacecraft engineers and one intern engineer. Performed annual appraisals, figure of merit evaluations, and hiring

    §Scheduled, tasked, mentored and supervised day-to-day activities of spacecraft engineering team

    §Performed spacecraft engineer role in the team when necessary

    §Managed dynamic simulators (DSS) activities

    §24/7 On-Call Manager on a rotating basis.

     

    SPACECRAFT ENGINEER

    January 2010 – May 2011       Cheyenne WY

    §Planned, executed, and monitored spacecraft maneuvers. Performed maneuver reconstruction, orbit determination, and prepared short-term operating strategies

    §Investigated and analyzed long and short-term spacecraft performance trends

    §Planned and directed complex payload reconfigurations, including integrated activities involving multiple spacecraft and/or functional areas, to support broadcast operations

    §24/7 On-Call Engineer on a rotating basis.

    Havelsan USA / The Boeing Company

    SENIOR TEST ENGINEER

    2004–2010, Kent WA

    §  Test Lead in Integration and Test Team (ITT) for Peace Eagle 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) System

    §  Mission Computer Subsystem (MCS) subject matter expert (SME) for system integration (SIL) and software development (SDL) labs, and aircraft. Conducted system verification and validation (V&V) tests in SIL and in flight

    §  Developed test documentation including test plans, test cases, test procedures, simulation & scenarios. Planned, scheduled and executed system tests. Conducted test readiness reviews. Reviewed test plans, procedures and simulations & scenarios with customer

    §  Peer reviewed all test requirements and testing activities with systems engineers and development teams

    §  Managed test requirements and traceability in DOORS, generated formal verification traceability matrix and maintained test documentation and traceability in the database.  Generated DXL scripts to run various reports to confirm all test requirements linked to test cases and test procedures.

     

    LSE GmbH

    SPACECRAFT OPERATIONS ENGINEER

    2002 – 2004, Munich, Germany  

    §  Worked in the CHAMP, BIRD and twin GRACE Low Earth Orbit (LEO) missions at German Aerospace Center (DLR)

    §  Prepared, monitored and post evaluated the spacecraft passes. Performed spacecraft commanding activities. Reviewed and validated console directives

    §  Evaluated spacecraft performance and troubleshoot anomalies of spacecraft subsystems and payload data

    §  Prepared, and performed system verification tests of SCOS-2000 ground system integration.

    Turk Telekom AS

    PROJECT MANAGER

    2000 – 2001, Ankara, Turkey                                             

    §  Managed TURKSAT and Anatolia-1 programs in the Project Management Office

    §  Managed ground system RFI/RFPs to purchase equipment and software, such as TWTA tubes, spectrum analyzers, signal generators, GPS receivers.

     

     

    SATELLITE CONTROL ENGINEER

    1995 – 2000, Golbasi Satellite Communication Center, Turkey                                                     

    §Evaluated spacecraft performance and health reports of subsystems and payload

    §Responded to real-time anomalies, supervised controllers in commanding, coordinated with manufacturer in anomaly resolution efforts

    §Performed controller and engineer trainings

    §Designed and developed Telemetry pages of TURKSAT-2A.

    Education

    Master of Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 2016 (expected)

    Master of Science in Technical Management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 2008

    Bachelor of Science, Aeronautical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 1994

    Certificate in Software Testing, University of Washington, 2007         

    S/W Skills

    STK, OASYS, MATLAB, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio, DOORS, DXL Scripts, IBM Rational Rose ClearQuest, ClearCase, Use Case, CATIA, UNIX, Linux, EPOCH V3, V4, Python, EPOCH ARES/TCL, EPOCH STOL, shell scripting, SCOS2000.


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