Accomplished Aerospace Engineer and Flight Test professional with 13 years of experience in leading multidisciplinary teams through highly analytic development of aerospace systems, operational initiatives, and flight test programs. Developed and deployed 3 suborbital, 2 orbital and 1 deep space mission.
Senior Principal Systems Engineer, Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Integrated Test Team
BAE Systems, Inc., Hill AFB, UT - www.baesystems.com - 2016–Present
Lead project management and technical support in conjunction with the Chief Development Tester to establish a comprehensive test program for America’s next intercontinental ballistic missile.
Coordinate with key stake holders to ensure technical requirements are met along with program needs, such as schedule, cost and external visibility of capabilities.
Co-chair of the Scientific Test and Analysis Techniques (STAT) working group tasked with establishing the technical baseline for the test program.
Flight Test Engineer, Aerial Refueling and Military Systems Group
The Boeing Company, Seattle, WA - www.boeing.com - 2013–2016
Lead and met flight test objectives for KC-46 Aerial Refueling Boom System, enabling Low Rate Initial Production.
Lead cross functional teams, including internal design engineers, US Air Force program engineers and external certification authorities, to validate and certify aircraft capabilities.
Developed flight test plans including instrumentation plans, test prerequisites, detailed procedures, and validation plans.
Managed flight test with Boeing Flight Test Operations and US Air Force Flight Test Wing.
Support flight test with onboard test monitoring and data validation.
Assessed and disseminated design and certification data to internal stake holders.
Authored the Aerial Refueling Receiver certification process to reduce testing hours and increase system knowledge.
Senior Development Engineer
Systima Technologies, Inc., Kirkland, WA - www.systima.com - 2008–2013
Used CAD/E programs, engineering analysis, and testing to design and integrate new hardware into aerospace systems; including Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), manned aircraft, launch vehicles and spacecraft.
Wrote and executed test plans for development and qualification testing of highly energetic systems through lab and flight testing.
Developed innovative lab test systems to enable repeatable, accurate and safe development testing in the lab prior to flight testing.
Transitioned hardware from development to low volume production.
Designed payload section on a US Missile Defense Agency funded sounding rocket test flight with exo-atmospheric dispense including video and data recording of event.
Lead design and development engineer on Orion Forward Bay Cover Thrusters, European Space Agency’s Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle parachute mortar, and NASA’s OSIRIS-REx sample return parachute mortar.
Mechanical Engineer Contractor, Senior Staff
Siemens Medical, Ultrasound Division, Issaquah, WA - usa.healthcare.siemens.com - 2007–2008
Team lead tasked to ratify ultrasound platforms that had failed previously.
Redesigned mobile ultrasound platform ground up.
Designed plastic, sheet metal, machined parts, and assemblies with Pro/E software package.
Andrews Space, Inc., Tukwila, WA - andrews-space.com - 2007–2007
Founding member of the modeling and simulation group, specializing in hardware and software integration.
Developed new aerospace specific tool for data analysis using MATLab, virtual machines and remote clients.
Designed requirements definition and conducted development & supporting trade study analysis.
Conducted Reliability Analysis (FMEA and RBD) of early design options for trade studies.
Cal Poly CubeSat Project - Technical Coordinator, Student Research Assistant
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA - 2002–2004
Coordination Team member supporting developers worldwide building to the CubeSat Specification, “pico” class satellite standard developed by Stanford and Cal Poly.
Organized the First Annual CubeSat Developer’s Workshop, currently on its fourteenth year.
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo - B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Astronautics Concentration
Licenses & Clearances
Active Security Clearance
Lee, Toorian, Clemens, Puig-Suari. “Cal Poly Coordination of Multiple CubeSats on the DNEPR Launch Vehicle”, 18th Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites.
Boeing’s John E. Cashman Flight Test Safety Award (2016)
Proficiencies & Certifications
Test Instrumentation and Data Acquisition, SolidWorks, SolidWorks Motion, Pro/E Wildfire 4, Simulink Stateflow, Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerances (ASME Y14.5), Technical Writing, Project Management, Amateur Radio Operator, PADI Dive Master.
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