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     Date Submitted:28-09-2015
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     Current job:Software Development Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
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     KeywordsSystem/software development manager with 19 years of experience leading systems/software teams developing embedded safety critical products for the aerospace industry.
    CV

    Professional Profile:

    -  Results driven leader and technical manager with a track record of creating highly innovative teams that excel at delivering a quality product on time and on budget.  

    -  Over 19 years of experience leading cross-functional teams developing embedded safety critical products and systems for a regulated industry.

    -  Posses a strong background in project management and continuous process improvement with a focus on meeting customer commitments and maximizing profits.     

    -  An innovative, visionary leader who gets results by challenging and motivating talented individuals to perform at their best. 

     Professional Achievements:

    -  Led the start-up of the systems/software team responsible for the first BRGA flat-panel display, which contributed to greater Honeywell Avionics displays market leadership.  

    -  Achieved significant cycle time reduction and improved quality by leading the development of tools to automate code generation and verification. 

    -  Developed and deployed processes to meet regulatory agency (FAA) guidelines.  Using these processes the team was able to successfully pass audits and achieve certification of the product.

    -  Turned around several struggling teams by creating a leadership structure, developing/documenting systems/software processes and increasing accountability, resulting in cycle time reductions, quality improvements, DO-178B compliance and on-time performance.

    Skill Summary:

    -  Programming Languages: C, C++, Java, C#, Fortran

    -  Operating Systems: DEOS(a space and time portioned RTOS), Linux

    -  Processors: Motorola 68020, Intel Pentium II, X86, DSP’s

    -  Requirements: DOORS, Simulink, Matlab

    -  Development Environment: Code Composer Studio 

    -  Verification Environment: VectorCAST

    -  Configuration Management Tools: ClearCase, PVCS, MKS

    -  Fluent in English, Spanish and reading knowledge of French

    Professional Training:

    -  Process: Six Sigma DFSS Green Belt Certified, Agile Software Development, CMMI, Lean Manufacturing, DO-178B/C

    -  Leadership: Globalization – Working with India,  Leading from the Middle, Diversity for leaders

     

    Experience

    PARKER HANNIFIN CORPORATION, Irvine, California                               Jan 2013 – Feb 2015

    Parker offers a wide range of flight control system solutions, extending across both military and commercial platforms, to support the world’s airline fleet.    

    Software Development Manager

    Led the group responsible for software development for the Control Systems Division.  The team of approximately eighteen software engineers develops real-time, embedded flight critical software for fly-by-wire control systems.   

    With a small team of engineers completed four certifications over the span of three years.

    Established effective leadership structure by utilizing the strengths of the team in place and supplementing where gaps existed.

    Improved team’s ability to meet milestones by ensuring the team had the right skill set and the right number of people for each development phase.

    Increased process adherence and worked with team to ensure we were ready for regulatory audits. 

    Increased morale by increasing the team’s ability to succeed, camaraderie among team members and doing my best to ensure that my words and actions are always courageous, compassionate and have the team’s best interest in mind.   

    GOODRICH CORPORATION, Phoenix, Arizona                                             May 2010 – Apr 2011

    Goodrich designs, manufactures and services systems and components and provides integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms.  

    Manager Systems/Software– Electronic System Center (ESC)

    Reporting to the Director of Engineering, led a team of twenty engineers responsible for generating system level requirements, software (SW) development and verification for real-time, embedded, safety critical applications for commercial aircrafts.   Specifically, our team was responsible for development of brake control, cargo and landing gear systems.  

    -  Led the start-up of the system/software department responsible for supporting Goodrich SBU’s throughout the world.

    -  Hired and developed team members.

    -  Led the development of all systems and software development processes and certification efforts.

    -  Led the definition of the software development environment used throughout the development life cycle.   

    -  Ensured that all development was performed in compliance with DO-178B.

     

     

    THE BOEING COMPANY, Seattle, Washingto-                                                Jun 2005 – May 2010

    Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems.The company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries.

    Manager - Electronic Flight Bag Software

    Reporting to the AIS-IT Senior Manager, led a team of twelve engineers responsible for software development and test of several airborne and on ground applications for the Electronic Flight Bag.

    -  Assessed the team’s skill gap and hired talented individuals that raised the bar for the entire team.

    -  Created an environment of cooperation and healthy competition that improved the team’s ability to execute projects on time and on budget.

    -  Introduced and deployed Agile Development Methodology to the team.  This resulted in improved up-front estimation, planning and execution.  

     

    Manager – P-8A Mission Systems Software                                        

    Responsible for schedule, reporting (EVM) and multi-million dollar budget involved in performing software integration, deployment and support of the software development environment for the Multi-Mission Aircraft (MMA P8-A Poseidon) Tactical Mission System (MCDS).

    -  Integration team - Performs integration test on all software before it is delivered to the customer.  This enables the software team to fix problems early on in the software development life cycle reducing cost and schedule.   The team met all miles stones and exceeded cost objectives.

    -  Deployment team- Supports the deployment of the target software to multiple labs, develops the software responsible for loading the target software on the final hardware configuration and tests the daily development build.  The team won the respect of the software development group and the Integration & Test group for its technical excellence and dedication to the success of the program.

    Manager – P-8A Aircraft Systems Software AIT                               

    Reporting to the Aircraft Systems AIT leader, led team supporting technical oversight of the development of Avionics and Electrical systems Software Products. This effort encompasses modifying existing Commercial 737 systems related to Flight Control Computing (Autopilot/Autothrottle, Stall Management Yaw Damper, etc.), Display Computing (Common Display System, Heads Up Display System), the Flight Management Computer System, and other assorted Avionics systems. It also includes modifying Utility (Vapor Cycle System, On-Board Inert Gas Generation System, etc.), Health Management System, and Secondary Power Distribution System software for MMA unique applications. 

     

    -  Provide oversight of supplier development efforts to ensure their practices are compliant with DO-178B and meet MMA program management/software development expectations.

    -  Support the integration of the overall Aircraft Systems SW/HW Development.

    HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL, Phoenix, Arizona                                      Jan 1985 – May 2010

    Honeywell Aerospace is the largest manufacturer of aircraft engines and avionics. Its innovations are used today on virtually every commercial and defense aircraft platform.

    Technical Manager - Flight Management Systems (FMS)

    Reporting to the Director/Manager of FMS Engineering, managed systems design and software development, and led a team of 27 engineers located in Phoenix and India for seven OEMs and 13 programs, supporting a $450M BGH business with a budget of $4M.  

    -  Turned around a team, by creating a leadership structure, developing/documenting systems/software processes and increasing accountability, resulting in cycle time reductions, quality improvements, DO-178B compliance and on-time performance.

    o   This team effort led to an environment of meeting/exceeding commitments to schedules and product quality, increased respect from internal/external customers, and management recognition, improving team morale.

    -  Successfully managed competing systems/software requirements for 13 different programs using a common software baseline, reducing development costs and improving cycle time.

    -  Effectively managed group priorities and four Six Sigma SSSD/DFSS projects to achieve Green Belt certification goals for the FMS Core team.

    Technical Manager - Displays Center of Excellence

    Reporting to the Director/Manager of the Displays Center of Excellence, led the start-up of the systems/software team responsible for the development of the first BRGA flat panel display.  Managed a $4M budget and led a virtual team of 24 engineers located across Arizona, Colorado, Iowa and India, in systems design, and software and test development for the following projects:

    o   Advanced Graphics Module - 3D state of the art graphics platform for avionics applications

    o   DU 1080 - A 2D graphics platforms for avionics applications

    o   MCDU  - A Multifunctional Control Display Unit for Avionics applications

    -  As Systems/Software Manager, hired a staff of talented engineers and developed a teaming environment where creativity and innovation contributed to improved Honeywell avionics displays market leadership. The team won 11 Technical Awards and three patents for the following contributions:

    o   Development of an auto code generation tool for graphics formats, reducing cycle time and improving the quality of the graphics code.  The team was recognized with the Sweatt Award, Honeywell’s highest technical achievement award.

    o   Designing software algorithms that reduced rendering throughput requirements, lowering recurring hardware costs, while meeting customer commitments.

    o   Development of an algorithm to automate verification of graphic software, significantly reducing the visual verification process, which led to cycle time and verification cost reductions.

     

    -  Successfully managed all aspects of the systems/software development life-cycle including requirements definition, software design, integration and verification.

    -  Implemented an integrated test environment/philosophy from project start-up, aligning all lifecycle phases and respective artifacts, improving ease of test development and quality.

    -  Effectively interfaced with Program Managers, executive management and key OEM customers including Gulfstream, Dassualt, Embraer, Rathyeon, Cessna, Augusta and the FAA during Program Reviews. Presented project status on EPIC Displays Core development.

    Software Lead - Embraer Displays                                                     

    Led a team of engineers responsible for all aspects of software development for the Electronic Flight Instruments System.

    -  Drove the team to meet commitments, improving schedule performance, software quality and customer satisfaction.

    Test Lead - 777 Displays

    Led a team of engineers in the software verification effort of the Navigation Display. Interfaced with software, systems and Boeing personnel to ensure the software for the Navigation Display complied with Boeing's requirements.

    -  Developed a Data Dictionary Tool that documented interfaces between software modules, reducing test development time.

    Systems/Software Engineer - British Aerospace 145

    Developed system/software requirements, software design, code and performed software/hardware integration for the dual, dissimilar digital flight control system including the auto-throttle and pitch outer loop control laws.

    Software Engineer - TCAS

    Developed systems/software requirements, software design and code for the conflict detection algorithms.  Created software development procedures for the department.

    Software Engineer - MD-11 Digital Flight Guidance 

    Developed real-time embedded flight software for the triple dissimilar digital flight control system used in the MD-11 aircraft.  Designed software algorithms for the auto-throttle, pitch and roll control laws and signal selection logic.

    Education

    Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida

    BSEE in Electrical Engineering

    Clearances

    Active Secret Clearance until 2010

    Personal Experience

    Love to spend time with my friends, family and my dog, Kasey. Love to ski, bicycle, hike, sail and travel to places I have not being to.   I also like to volunteer.


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