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     Date Submitted:20-08-2015
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     Current job:Principal Systems Engineer II
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsSystems Engineer, Test Engineer, Project Manager, and Private Pilot with experience in integration, test, launch, and mission operations of aircraft, spacecraft, and launch vehicle systems. Hands-on spacecraft verification and validation testing, trade st
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    AEROSPACE SYSTEMS ENGINEER

    Aerospace Engineer with active SSBI, DOD TS Security Clearance, pursuing a hands-on position.

    Creative, analytical problem solver with extensive technical innovations and solutions.

    Systems Engineer, Test Engineer, Project Manager, and Private Pilot with experience in integration, test, launch, and mission operations of aircraft, spacecraft, and launch vehicle systems. Background includes hands-on spacecraft verification and validation testing, trade studies, risk management, test operations concept development, anomaly investigations, mission operations, and launch site experience. Acknowledged throughout career as a service-centric, process-driven leader, and troubleshooter. Expert in business process reengineering / process improvement, steering projects at micro and macro levels, and delivering to specification, on time and on budget.


    Areas of Expertise include:

    ·         Spacecraft & Aircraft Ground & Flight Testing

    ·         Spacecraft Launch Site Operations

    ·         Leading Multi-Disciplinary Teams in Test & Flight Anomaly Resolution

    ·         Assessing Design Trades for Cross-System Impacts

    ·         Process Improvement Using Analytics & S/W Automation

    ·         Full Lifecycle Experience from Concept to Market

    ·         Web Site Development (PHP, MySQL)

     

     

    ·         Entrepreneurial Mindset – Weekly Ideas are my Norm

    ·         Excellent Written & Oral Communications

    ·         Dynamic Team Building & Leadership

    ·         Change Management

    ·         Risk Management

    ·         Complex Problem Solving & Decision Making

    ·         High Stress Challenging Environments

    ·         Client Relationship Management


    LEADERSHIP PERFORMANCE

    Sr. Principal Systems Engineer                                2011 to Present

    LinQuest Corporation, Culver City, CA

    Principal Software Engineer – AFSCN Electronic Scheduling Dissemination (ESD) 3.0 (2013 to Present)

    ·         Develop and Review software test plans/scripts and provided comments prior to verification and validation testing.

    ·         Attend verification events as a Government Witness that include System Integration & Checkout (SI&CO), Functions Qualification Test (FQT), Segment Verification Test (SVT), and Integrated System Test (IST).

     

    Systems Engineering and Integration consultant to the Air Force (SMC) for the GPS III Space Segment. (2011-2013)

    ·         Conceived and developed web-based tools to aid in requirements verification.

    ·         Developed algorithms and software to import GPS ephemeris data and calculate positions relative to any location on Earth in both polar (LLA) and ECEF coordinate systems.

    ·         Performed verification / validation activities (data analysis and review) for top-level GPS III spacecraft requirements spec.

    ·         Conceived of a new patent for automobiles to track their absolute positions when GPS is out of view. This was an R&D task for auto-driving cars in urban environments. An abstract has been written to date.

     

    Director of Communications for Business Intelligence / Data Warehouse                           2006 to 2011

    HOPS International, Miami Lakes, FL

    ·         Developed current affairs web site of news related to HOPS core businesses.

    ·         Identified and managed tradeshow participation including logistics, presentation, and printed materials.

    ·         Maintained competitor matrix.

     

    Sr. Principal Systems Engineer                                     2004 to 2006

    LinQuest Corporation, Culver City, CA

    ·         Aerospace consultant to the Air Force on the Advanced EHF Spacecraft program.

    ·         Developed, implemented, managed, and presented the AEHF End-to-End Risk Management Process for all enterprise-wide risks.

    ·         Developed risk management database and web site.

     

    Spacecraft Bus Systems Engineer Lead / Spacecraft Test Director/ Test Engineer                                        1996 to 2004

    Boeing Satellite Systems / Hughes Space and Communications, El Segundo, CA

    ·         Led a team of systems engineers (ACS, Power, T&C, Thermal, Structures, Propulsion) to verify requirement compliance and flow down for a government spacecraft program.

    ·         Maintained staffing profiles and budgets as it related to program schedules.

    ·         Developed and maintained the Bus Requirements Spec using RDD and audited the verification and validation of requirements flowing up to the bus spec through creation of a Verification Cross Reference Matrix (VCRM)

    ·         Managed, coordinated, and brought closure to test anomaly investigations.

    ·         Streamlined processes between systems test and systems engineering utilizing my hands-on test background.

    ·         Performed trade studies for follow-on spacecraft and proposals.

    ·         Developed presentation materials and briefed customers at PDR, CDR, and other critical program gates.

     

     

    Test Engineer/Test Director on 15 satellite programs, Hughes Space and Communications (1996 to 1999)

    ·         Test Director for the first U.S. built Russian satellite, Bonum 1 HS376 satellite.

    ·         Led team of 10 test engineers to verify system integration and performance from initial construction through launch on various spacecraft (376, 601, 601HP, 702, ICO).

    ·         Led launch team verification and validation efforts at Cape Canaveral and Kourou, French Guiana.

    ·         Tested spacecraft subsystems in ambient and thermal vacuum environments.

    ·         Developed test schedules and manpower requirements to meet contract compliance.

    ·         Created a program to automatically verify the spacecraft harness resulting in cost savings of approximately $250K per year.

     

    CEO/Web Developer/Marketing/Sales                                    1991 to Present

    Forte Web Properties, Palos Verdes Estates, CA

    ·         Conceive and develop web sites using html, php and MySQL. Primary web sites are AirportGuide.com, TravelWidget.com, and CraftsmanRemodel.com. More at ForteWebProperties.com

    ·         Conceived, designed, developed, and commercially sold Airport Guide software for general aviation pilots on CD-ROM.

    ·         Developed marketing and sales programs including ad campaigns and trade show demonstrations. 

    ·         Converted CD-based Airport Guide to web-based AirportGuide.com in 1999

     

    Aircraft Propulsion Systems / Systems Integration / Information Systems Engineer                                  1989 to 1995

    Rockwell International, El Segundo, CA and Seal Beach, CA

    ·         Developed process flows to define customer requirements with Workflow and Product Data Management (PDM) tools.

    ·         Created enterprise level data models based upon data objects identified in business process flows.

    ·         Optimized business areas for development based on user requirements.  Trained contractors in Rockwell's SE methodology.

     

    Project Lead / Aircraft Subsystems Integration Engineer (1992 to 1993)

    ·         Led the engineering team for the Joint Primary Aircraft Training System (JPATS) proposal with responsibility for the subsystem integration of oxygen, fuel, landing gear, electrical, ECS, lighting, crew escape, flight controls, hydraulics, fire protection, and ice protection systems.

     

    Propulsion Systems Engineer, Rockwell International, NAAD (1989 to 1991)

    ·         Managed B-1B bomber flight and ground tests.

     


     

    PUBLICATIONS- Published and presented at the IEEE Conference

    -“Workflow Modeling for Implementing Complex, CAD-Based, Design Methodologies”, June 1995

    -“Workflow Tool Interoperability”, May 1995

     

    AWARDS/COMMENDATIONS

    ·         2004 Letter from the AF SPO commending my leadership and support during a 9 -month anomaly investigation

    ·         1997 Hughes Corporate Achievement Award

    ·         1997 Hughes Space and Communications Outstanding Achievement Award

     


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