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     Date Submitted:09-04-2015
     Last Modified:09-04-2015 (07:25)
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     Current job:Software QA Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     Keywordssafety hazards integration payload interfaces QA assurance validation quality software systems launch launcher test


    Seasoned technology professional.   Highly motivated with an extensive breadth of interdisciplinary technical and management skills.  Proficient in all aspects of systems engineering and product assurance development and delivery for both hardware and software.


    Follows a strong sense of ethics, and thereby gained the trust of government regulators (e.g. NASA, DOD) and customers.

    - Analyzes detailed complex issues while putting them in the “big picture” context

    - Distills key points of complex issues for presentation to executives, regulators

    - Effective communicator. Team player and team leader

    - Detail oriented while retaining a big picture perspective



    Software QA:

    • Rational Tools:  Clearcase, Clearquest, Requisite Pro, Team Concert, Robot, Purecoverage, Test Studio
    • Test Tools: Selenium, Rational Test Studio, Perl, Silk Test (4Test), Silk Performer; Jtest, Test Director, Mercury Quality Center, Selenium, VMWare, JIRA, Rally, Csh, Ksh, Bash, Java
    • QA/CM Tools:  Visual SourceSafe, PVCS-VM, RCS/CVS, IBM-CMVC, Team Foundation Server (Ms TFS)
    • Operating Systems: Windows-9X/NT/2K/XP/.net/Vista; DOS; Solaris, HPUX, Linux (several distros)


    Aerospace Systems integration, Safety and QA

    ·       Integrated and tested embedded software systems (missile electronics and spacecraft)

    ·       Real time flight operations for geostationary spacecraft, LEOP and on-orbit

    ·       Principal author of NASA-GB-1740.13-96 NASA, Guidebook for Safety Critical Software Analysis and Development

    ·       Proficient in NASA Payload Safety certification and Range Safety processes

    ·       Hazards analyses, requirements flowdown, verification and validation for commercial and government spacecraft:

    ·       Has performed the following types of hazard analyses on high value space systems, and ground support equipment (electrical and mechanical):

    o   FMEAs                                               Software safety

    o   Safety interlocks                                Failure tolerance

    o   Pressure vessels                                  Flammability

    o   Liquid propulsion                               Solid propulsion

    o   Pyrotechnics                                       Mechanical systems

    o   Structures                                           Fracture control

    o   Data decoding and conversion command interlocks and menus, alarm criteria Operator procedures training sessions (including for astronauts)



    M.Sc., Systems Engineering, The City University, London, UK

    B.Sc., Physics, Imperial College, University of London, London, UK



    Associate Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Engineer-in-Training – California

    President, Oregon L5 Society, a chapter of the National Space Society

    Vice Pre3sident, Leeward Space Foundation



    • 20+ years in aerospace systems engineering and QA; full time 1977 through 1996
    • Since 1996 part time space systems engineer
    • 1997 – current Senior Software Quality engineer in Oregon for non-aerospace companies, medical devices (cardiac implants) , circuit board CAD tools, anti-virus software, and server projects

    Software Quality Assurance engineer and team lead, Oregon

      1997 – present

    Clients: IBM, Intel, Arris Group, Inc., Northwest Evaluation Association , Trizetto, Regence

    IBMTest and validation lead for IBM Systems Director , for network management software

                (switch control functionality) on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Windows 2008 servers

    Arris Group, Inc.Test and validation for broadband network control, specifically the

                 subscriber billing sub-system

    Trizetto Test and validation for employee benefits web app using QTP

    Intel Test and validation of 3rd party apps for Atom based netbooks

    Northwest Evaluation Association Test and validation forweb based training evaluation system


    Cambia Health Solutions, Inc., Portland, OR       Jan 2012 – present

    Software Quality Control Engineer  - testing complex  health insurance portals for employers, providers and members. Using: Selenium, Java, Eclipse, Maven, GIT, Rally, Toad, Oracle, Sybase, Greenplum, TestNG, Fitnesse, Junit


    Asteroid Initiatives, LLC – Chief Technology Officer –             April 2014 - present

    Developed proposals for lunar and asteroid exploration spacecraft


    Transorbital Inc.  Shareholder, Systems engineer, developing the system design and propulsion stage for the Trailblazer imaging lunar orbiter                 2000 – 2006


    Micro Systems Engineering, Lake Oswego, Oregon              1996-1998

    Validation Lead for cardiac pacemakers, defibrillators and user programmers

    ·        Planned, executed and managed complete validation of a major DOS/embedded pacemaker – initial release and two updates. Acted both as individual contributor and team leader

    ·        Provided test reports for regulator approval requests, including FMEA, DFMEA, PFMEA


    Lockheed-Martin, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas              1996
    Senior Software Engineer for Mission Control

    SQA for flight control/planning software.   Testing and analysis of mission planning and operations software for the Space Shuttle and International Space Station

    ·        Validated space shuttle control and space station planning software - NASA/ISO standards

    ·        Code inspections for ~20 modules of C and C++ code (each ~200 – 400 lines)

    ·        Test planning, execution and evaluation of the applications on Unix workstations


    Raytheon Engineers & Constructors, Cleveland, Ohio                1993-1995
    System Safety Engineer, NASA Lewis Research Center (now Glenn Research Center)

    ·        Co-represented NASA at US government- wide software safety committee

    ·        Performed FMEA, DFMEA, PFMEA of Spacelab experiments and NASA Space Station Power systems

    ·        Presented safety data packages to NASA Safety Review Boards

    ·        Principal author of the NASA Guidebook for Safety Critical Software Analysis & Development

    ·        Participated in systems design, build and test for space experiments and power systems


    Astro Aerospace Corporation (now TRW), Carpinteria, California                  1989-1993
    System Safety / Product Assurance Engineer

    ·        System safety and software product assurance for NASA Space Station Mobile Transporter (MT), a smart remote controlled electro-mechanical machine

    ·        Performed structural and mechanical FMEA, DFMEA, PFMEA of MT

    ·        Compiled and presented data packages for to NASA/Customer Safety Review Boards


    Hughes Aircraft Company (Space & Communications), El Segundo, California 1987- 1989
    Scientist/Engineer (Level D Manager) lead safety engineer for commercial satellites, interplanetary spacecraft and ground support equipment (electrical and mechanical)

    Projects: Galileo, Magellan, Inmarsat-2, Intelsat-6, JCSat, BSB, Galaxy,
    HS-601, USN/UHF Follow-On (UFO)

    ·        Lead safety engineer for interplanetary [planet Jupiter] spacecraft: Galileo entry probe

    ·        Achieved ground support equipment certification for many spacecraft (KSC/ETR launches)

    ·        Participated in launch site operations of Galileo Probe at NASA Kennedy Space Center

    ·        Performed FMEA, DFMEA, PFMEA, evaluated hardware / software /firmware, including power, control, telemetry / telecommand, RF, structures, and pressure vessels

    ·        Completed hazards analysis for Galileo Probe, approved by JPL, NASA ARC, JSC and KSC

    ·        Obtained NASA/USAF range safety approval for BSB/Galaxy and JCSat spacecraft

    ·        Preliminary hazards analysis for HS-601 / UFO spacecraft and upper stage concepts


    Ferranti GmbH, Wiesbaden, Germany                   1985-1987

    Systems Engineer for German navy minehunter systems, including FMEA, DFMEA, PFMEA


    Vega Space Sytems Engineering, Ltd                             1984-1985

    Space Systems Engineer for geostationary communications satellites (Marecs-A and Marecs-B2)
     at ESA European Space Operations Center, Darmstadt, Germany

    • Orbit planning and operations of the Marecs-A and Marecs-B2 communications satellites
    • Real-time reconfiguration, in-orbit testing, and recovery from spacecraft hardware failures


    British Aerospace, Stevenage, UK                                  1981- 1984
    Launch Vehicle Interface Engineer

    Communications satellites: Skynet-4, Olympus, Unisat, Inmarsat-2, Intelsat-6

    ·        Drove NASA/DOD Space Shuttle payload flight approval for communications satellites

    ·        Performed electrical and mechanical FMEA, DFMEA, PFMEA for spacecraft, and presented data to UK MOD, NASA and USAF safety review boards

    ·        Specified crew displays including pre- processing, interlocks, alarm criteria, menus. Developed operator procedures, and gave training sessions at NASA JSC (including for astronauts)

    • Specified hardware/software interfaces, shuttle crew procedures, systems for space shuttle communications satellite missions; deployment, power control, command & data handling
    •  Development of interface hardware/software
    • Specified operator/crew displays including data decoding and conversion, pre-processing, command interlocks, alarm criteria, command menus
    • Developed corresponding operator procedures, and gave training sessions (including for astronauts)


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