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
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
PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS and MEMBERSHIPS
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
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
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)
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