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     Date Submitted:18-04-2015
     Last Modified:20-04-2015 (09:30)
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     Current job:Military Launch Vehicle IPT Lead
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:, , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSpace Launch, Space Operations, Launch Systems, Space Systems, Launch Vehicles, Delta IV, Atlas V, Falcon 9, Test Program, Acquisitions, Operational Test, Risk Assessment, Program Management, Strategic Planning, Rocket Science
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    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

     

    Military Launch Vehicle Integrated Product Team Lead

    Space and Missile Systems Center, Engineering Directorate, LAAFB, CA Aug. 2014 – Present

     

    Leads a 23-member integrated USG/contractor team in production, test & launch of Atlas V, Delta IV, and Falcon 9 Rockets; re-enforcing Unites States’ assured access to space

    Provides SMC Commander & Launch Mission Directors technical assessment of launch risks for all USAF missions; recently the $300M+ MUOS-3 mission

    Critical member of test and evaluation review team for the RL-10 engines; necessary for increased orbital insertion confidence of national satellite assets

    Leads reviews of system anomalies, establishing root cause and enacting corrective operations/design changes

    Monitors and evaluates job performance of 3 subcontract organization with 26 support personnel

    Leads independent assessment of SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket component testing, evaluation, and production for consideration of 3-Star General’s contract award

     

    Delta IV, Rocket Structure Engineer

    Space and Missile Systems Center, Launch Systems Directorate, LAAFB, CA Aug. 2012 – Aug 2014

     

    Oversaw 52-member integrated USG/contractor team in production, test & launch of Delta IV rocket structures

    Certified space launch console operator for 14 missions

    Assessed contractor technical/schedule/risk management performance across USG launch contracts & terms of agreement of $46B

    Lead 12-member team to acquire/operate/sustain affordable launch capability; maintains USG assured access to space

    Provided launch "go/no-go" structures assessment to AF Chief Engineer for Mission Director; interfaces with NRO, NASA, and industry

    Lead $60M rocket structure upgrade; cleared equipment rack for new avionics enabling $26M cost savings per year

    Evaluated SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket structures design and engineering; analyzing risk for 3-Star General's assessment of using SpaceX

    Designed first-ever enterprise risk tracker for 9 most critical Delta IV issues--key situational awareness tool for leaders

    Led equipment bay redesign for $300M the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle avionics upgrade--kept program on-track for timely cut-in on key ISR satellite mission

    Verified 215 rocket analyses and certified 90 flight critical rocket structures

     

    Test Manager

    USAF Materiel Command, 46th Test Squadron, Eglin AFB, FL Aug. 2009 – Aug. 2012

     

    Led multiple teams of up to 18 personnel developing, testing, and evaluating mission planning software for fighters, bombers, transport, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft

    Ensured safety and accuracy of automated flight planning tools for aircraft, military weapons, and sensors

    Developed test plans and integrated results from other NATO, AFOTEC, ACC and AMC testers to verify program objective

    Planned, pitched and managed $4-$12 million budgets

    Handpicked for travel to South Korea to manage a test team that successfully resolved multiple software safety of flight issues with Korean F-16’s

    Conducted trade studies and performed economic and financial analyses to select winning bid for $28+ million government contract for B-2 Stealth Bomber software

    Effectively executed 10 tests working with budget cuts and only 50% manning

    Saved $12,000 by uncovering 4 serious forensic software program errors through knowledge of computer security and cryptography

    Efficiently evaluated 3,500 requirements and delivered E-3, F-15 and Euro Hawk mission tools on schedule

    Managed $4 million inventory of 300+ separate pieces of government equipment

    Built 6 targets for multi-sensor test; ran 26 missions in 14 days--innovative $750K joint Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance operation saved $3M in test costs

    Directed targets for 11 Small Diameter Bomb trials; tasked 6 convoys through 34-point test matrix--proved new seeker algorithms

     

    Project Manager

    Ball Aerospace Corporation, Boulder, CO Aug. 2008 – May 2009

     

    Spearheaded 5-man team designing, developing and testing the first 3-D model for thermal visualization of telemetry data gathered from orbiting satellites

    Developed algorithm to blend and show colors across a 3-D structure to accurately estimate temperature between satellite sensors based on gathered data

    Enabled easier, more detailed analysis of critical heating information

    Produced software later incorporated into Ball Aerospace COSMOS software suite

     

    CERTIFICATIONS:

     

    United States Department of Defense, (2009)

    Top Secret (SCI) Clearance

    Software Quality Engineering (SQE), (2010)

    Test Management

    Comp TIA, (2011)

    Security+

    Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson AFB, OH, (2012)

    Software Acquisition

    Software Development

    US Air Force Squadron Officer School, (2015)

    Military and Strategic Leadership

    SMC/Launch Systems Directorate, (2012)

    Delta IV Space Launch Console Operator

    Military Space Systems Operations School, (2014)

    Advanced Space Operations

    Defense Acquisition University, Wright Patterson AFB, OH (2014)

    Test & Evaluation Level 2

    Systems Planning Research Development and Engineering: Systems Engineering Level 2

    Program Management Level 2

     

    EDUCATION:

     

    B.S. Systems Engineering: Information Systems

    US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO June 2005 – May 2009

     

    Primary Coursework:

    Systems Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Program Management | Aeronautical Engineering

    Test Management | Astronautical Engineering | Chemistry | Physics | Testing, Modeling & Simulation


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