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     Date Submitted:31-10-2015
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     Current job:Manager, Systems/Chief Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
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    OBJECTIVES
    To attain and excel in a leadership role in systems engineering, program management or contract monitoring of aerospace, defense, or other high technology systems.
     
    SKILLS
    Team leadership and vision in a collaborative multidisciplinary environment.                                
    Information mining, learning agility, trend analysis and interpetation of spacecraft data, troubleshooting, mentoring and attention to detail in a Systems of Systems environment during all phases of design and production.  
    Detailed understanding of optical engineering concepts from 35 years as telescope designer, maker and user.
    
“Putting things together and making them work.”  
     
    EDUCATION          
    Completed course work for Program Management Professional (PMP)
     2006        San Jose State University, Certificate in Systems Engineering (4.0 GPA)
    2002 Spacecraft Modeling, Analysis and Design at Space Systems/Loral 
    1999 M.S. in Physics, San Francisco State University, (4.0 GPA) 
Recipient of E. Barry Hughes Award for Scholastic Achievement.
    1993        Basic Supervisor Skills series at Space Systems/Loral
    1991        W.E. Deming's Quality Enhancement Seminars given by W.E. Deming
    1986        Naval Nuclear Power School and Nuclear Power Training Unit, graduate level training in nuclear engineering, reactor plant systems and operations
    1984 B.Sc. Physics, Astronomy, Mathematics, University of Toronto (3.7 GPA)
     
    EXPERIENCE
    2011 to Present Space Systems Loral/MacDonald Detweiller
    MANAGER, SYSTEMS and CHIEF ENGINEER, JCSAT-14 and Amazonas 3 Programs
    Systems Engineering Manager for complex geosynchronous telecommunications satellites 
    Chaired and completed Systems Requirements Reviews, Preliminary and Critical Design Reviews, Spacecraft Assembly, Final Test, Independent Flight Readiness and Pre-Shipment Reviews for complex geosynchronous spacecraft (including Payload and Spacecraft Bus).
    Integrated and mentored multidisciplinary technical team tasked with requirements elaboration, flow down, implementation and validation of spacecraft design from proposal phase through delivery.
    Technical interface at programmatic and executive level, and provided the Customer weekly, monthly and quarterly reports and flow of technical information on program.
    Reviewed technical documentation requirements and test plan compliance as for other programs in proposal phase (Thor 7, Visona, JCSAT-15 and JCSAT-16)
    Identified and retired program technical risks, typically in related cases of mass/power/payload and antenna performance
    Briefed third party insurance underwriters on spacecraft overall design, features and reliability to assist Customer in obtaining launch and performance insurance.
    Backfilled position of Exective Director (PROGRAM MANAGER) as required
     
    2006 to 2011 Present BAE Systems Land and Armaments, US Combat Systems
    VVID PROJECT MANAGER and SYSTEMS ENGINEERING MANAGER
    Software Project Manager and Systems Engineering Manager for Multi-Billion Dollar Bradley A3/A3BFIST REMAN and RESET Programs
    Executed technical and programmatic interface between BAE Systems and US Army Customers for Vehicle Software from scope definition and negotiation, program execution, monitoring and control to surrender of deliverables
    Authored and presented program level briefings to customers at Executive level including Program Management, Quarterly and Test Readiness Reviews
    Successfully delivered increasing level of complexity in decreasing funding environment culminating in most robust Vehicle Software ever on vehicle
    Provided leadership to Integrated Product Team of up to 35 engineers and testers for Vehicle Software releases directly to US Army and to BAE production
    Supervised reduction in non-conformances and delivered complex system improvements in tactical operation, availability, diagnostics and obsolescence in a decreased funding environment culminating in the most robust vehicle software in Bradley Program 
    Backfilled position of PROGRAM MANAGER when needed by program
    Mentored new systems engineers and transferred vital knowledge during growth as new subject matter experts
    Led effort and authored detailed proprietary factory workarounds for Government Furnished, Subcontracted and BAE supplied LRU hardware and software to the production line and resolved with the next software release (over 50 separate production issues)
     
    2004 to 2006 – BAE Systems Land and Armaments
    STAFF SYSTEMS ENGINEER 
    Systems engineering lead for integration of combat identification technologies on Bradley M2/M3A2 Fighting Vehicle; 
    Knowledgeable systems engineer responsible for integration of FLIR and optical focal plane sub-systems (Commanders Independent Viewer and Integrated Bradley acquisition System)
    Responsible for maintenance and changes to performance specifications detailing vehicle and sub-system performance.
    Revised top level performance documents and requirements flow-down for M2/M3A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle
    Solved functional system failures with A3 Bradley system and software
    Indoctrinated new hires to group in CMMI/L5 process.
    Pioneered data collection and categorization of defects in York, PA production line
     
    1999 to 2004 - Space Systems/Loral, Systems Engineering
    ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS ENGINEER, SatMex 6 Satellite Program. 
    Coordinated system design/cost/performance/mass trade studies for Omega “Super Hub” Data Handling (first build of LS1300 Bus), TC&R, and Electric Power Sub Systems.  
    Innovated new spacecraft design templates and spacecraft level test definitions and supervised successful execution.
    Trained SatMex Customer in system description, standard and contingency operations of Data Handling and Electrical Power Subsystems, while remaining within ITAR constraints. Recognized with special achievement bonus.
    Specified and validated wiring, telemetry and command database changes to solve test and design issues on spacecraft, resulting in least number of design changes among new LS1300 Bus spacecraft.
    Created new audit methods, and performed TELSTAR 8 T&C database audit and cleanup in support of final performance test.
     
    SOOH Book Manager and Author. Provided Technical System knowledge and task leadership to Technical Data Group.  
    Devised contingency procedures to be used on SatMex 6 Data Handling System and other Omega Super Hub programs based on intimate system knowledge
    - Coordinated and resolved over 200 technical and documentation issues with MbSat Spacecraft Orbital Operations Handbook in less than 4 weeks to facilitate acceptance of spacecraft to Customer

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS ENGINEER, AssureSat Program.  
    Performed configuration trade studies and interface analysis between TC&R and Data Handling Systems, bit error rate calculations.
    - Demonstrated feasibility of Customer desired base-band command paths in the SS/L FS 1300 Satellite Bus
    Demonstrated proficiency in subsystem level design studies; determined optimum number of power and Spacecraft Control Electronics units considering capability, weight, power consumption and over-all cost.
     
    MECHANICAL SYSTEMS ENGINEER, Sirius Satellite Radio Program.  
    Provided sustaining mechanical engineering effort for integration and test of Sirius spacecraft during environmental test (thermal vacuum, vibration and acoustic tests).  
    Investigated failures of RF switches occurring on spacecraft; devised system level tests to safely retire risk with minimal impact to spacecraft reliability and schedule.
    Initiated and managed investigation team to determine cause of over test of spacecraft power control units due to solar array deployment mechanical shock
    Organized production of the Satellite Orbital Operations Handbook
     
    1997 to 1999 - Space Systems/Loral, Product Assurance Directorate and Program Management Offices
    PRODUCT ASSURANCE PROGRAM MANAGER, TELSTAR, ChinaSat 8 and Orion Programs.  
    Analyzed daily status of qualification, nonconformance and reliability issues and provided to program executive director and to Vice President of Product Assurance.
    - Interfaced with Customer representatives on technical, contract and Product Assurance issues; recognized by management as an integral member of Program Office management team.
    - Negotiated PA portion of contract with Orion in a low supervision environment; spacecraft delivered to Customer in 19 months.
    - Spearheaded adhesive bonding task force efforts to investigate spacecraft level failures
     
    1995 to 1997 - Space Systems/Loral, Reliability Assurance Department
    FAILURE REVIEW BOARD CHAIR, Commercial Geo-Synchronous Satellite Programs.  Reviewed all powered test failures, suggested and tracked corrective actions, convened boards of review.  Maintained high standards of accuracy and content of nonconformance database on programs of responsibility.
    - Implemented efficient protocols for on-line failure review in commercial S/C programs.  
    - Recognized with special incentive bonuses for subcontractor task force support,
    Received letters of commendation for outstanding scholastic achievement.
     
    1991 to 1995 - Space Systems/Loral, Reliability and Safety Assurance
    FAILURE ANALYSIS ENGINEER, Reliability Physics Laboratory
    Conducted failure analysis of, and field radiography of satellite hardware and electronics.  Responsible for technical and management direction of five highly trained lab technicians performing Destructive Physical Analysis, and liaison with program management, processes and parts engineering units.
     
    - Mastered primary role of failure analyst comprising tasks of failure  verification, part inspection, circuit stress analysis, circuit testing and wide publication of results in clear, concise reports.
    - Eliminated spurious Material Review Board actions through proactive collaboration with Parts Reliability Engineering and Space Station Program Office
    - Promoted to Reliability Engineering Specialist in recognition of superior work in failure analysis lab.
     
    1985 to 1991 - United States Navy, Submarine Force
    COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER, nuclear submarine.  Responsible for message traffic, operation and maintenance of electronic communications and cryptographic equipment; supervised six radio electronics technicians.
    - Supervised restoration of radio systems to full capability after their delivery to the Navy in out-of-commission status.
    MAIN PROPULSION ASSISTANT, new construction nuclear submarine.  Coordinated shipyard testing of engine room systems; supervised 20 mechanicaltechnicians in radiological controls and mechanical systems maintenance.
    - Coordinated initial sea trial testing of submarine propulsion train, culminating in successful completion of an at-sea main reduction gear inspection and delivery to US Navy.
     
    1983 to 1985, David Dunlap Observatory, University of Toronto
    RESEARCH ASSISTANT at research observatory.  Carried out research program obtaining stellar spectra using 74-inch telescope, reduced photographic spectra with Perkin-Elmer microdensitometer, and reduced data on VAX computer network.
    Won National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada fellowship
    Doubled the number of observations taken via efficient use of observing program and knowledge of practical astronomy.
     
    OTHER Extensive experience with Microsoft Project, Power Point, VISIO, Excel and Word in both Windows and Macintosh environments.  
     
    Security Clearance available upon request.
     
    PERSONAL Pursuits include telescope making, amateur astronomy, computers, hiking, Airstream camping and tennis.
     
    Born 14 October 1962; US citizen formerly commissioned as Lieutenant, US Navy; Honorably Discharged.


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