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     Date Submitted:03-02-2016
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    Experience: NASA/NOAA GOES-R Enterprise and Infrastructure Lead

    Configuration Management, ClearCase, ClearQuest, CMVC, CVS, Netbeans, Java, JavaScript, Shell Scripting, Oracle, Unix, Linux, AIX, IRIX,SQL, Perl, PHP, Postgres, HTML, Sed, Apache, Six Sigma Tools, HP Proliant, SGI, IBM, PC, Solaris, Pro*C, XML, CSS, Eclipse, C, Twiki,VISIO, Microsoft Project X86 IBM Maximo Asset Manager and Service Desk¸ ClearCase and ClearQuest Configuration Management, Oracle¸ LDAP¸Windows Active Directory and RAID5 Oracle Architecture based on test automation Zephr Scripts. Reviewed and provided comments on NIST 500.83 Rev 3 and Rev 4

    Chief Software Systems Engineer December 2012 - January 2015) Columbus Technologies and Services

    December 2012 - January 2015

    GOES-R NOAA/NASA Ground Segment Team Award for Outstanding Support Developing and Delivering the Ground Segment Release 2, June 2015

    NASA/NOAA GOES-R Enterprise Services & Infrastructure oversight on the GOES-R Project Development Phase, Integration and Test Phase and delivery of production system. Area of expertise focused on the Enterprise Services and Infrastructure as a Subject Matter Expert. Monitor and oversight across the large integration effort including Configuration Management, Service Desk, Event Management, Inventory Management. Reviewed and commented on all aspects of Security with respect to Enterprise Management and Infrastructure. Participated in Quality Reviews in the areas of design, code review and testing of Enterprise and Infrastructure Tools utilizing Zephr Test Automation of

    SGT Inc. (Sept 2009 – December 2012) Enterprise Management/CMART Project Staff Engineer

    System design oversight of an end-to-end configuration management system for the NOAA GOES-R Program. Project and engineering/design documentation; Mission Operations Data Base configuration items such as Spacecraft command procedures, Spacecraft/Instrument Command and Telemetry Database as well as Flight software, system hardware/software baselines; control, management, reporting/notification, and tracking of anomalies, Help Desk services, property and logistics management, system history accounting and auditing. Review Requirements and Design utilizing the Unified Modeling Language (UML) sequence diagrams from the Integrated Requirements and Design Model (IRDM) IBM Rational Software Architect (RSA) tool depicting the data activity between the elements and the processing sequence on each side of the interface. Participate in cross-functional teams including Systems Engineering, IT Security, Mission Assurance, Software Assurance, Integration & Test and Verification & Validation. Provide technical observations with respect to major reviews SRR, SWRR, PDR and CDR in the area of Enterprise Management/Configuration Management and Anomaly, Reporting and Tracking (CMART).

    Honeywell Corporation(1982 – Aug 2009)

    NASA/EDOS Software Configuration Manager (6 years)– Provided Software Configuration Management of all EDOS Software. Responsible for all builds, releases, release notification letters, and software installations. Coordinated all release upgrades including software, firmware, database, configuration files on a real time multi-mission capture and production system in support of five satellites. Provided the configuration management for four major systems: Development System, Integration and Test system, Backup EDOS Operational System. Managed and tracked all software changes on each system with respect to binaries, scripts, tools, configuration files, middleware, Java Gui's, our International Partner Deliverables and Installations. Designed and developed CM repositories for multiple purposes including firmware, international deliverables, multiple systems when migrating from one hardware/software configuration to another, maintaining each and tracking anomalies to each including builds, releases and installations.

    Designed and developed a documentation tracking tool to provide all software deliverables including releases, installations, configuration files,PDRs, CDRs, User's Guides, Work Instructions, project and engineering/design documentation. Experience with many Configuration Management Tools to track anomalies in each software version, tracking these versions to the hardware/software configurations. Wrote, tracked and corrected anomalies using many anomaly reporting and tracking systems at GSFC/NASA. Designed, developed and implemented CM Configuration Management in support of complex, multi-functional software including international collaborated partners; integrated into a multi-functional geographically disperse system including the capture of satellite data at WSC, Norway, Alaska, return link data to GSFC and the production and delivery of Level Zero Data to a wide group of domestic and international customers.

    Provided software engineering leadership on large scale satellite control projects; conceptualize and design of technical solutions for real-time mission critical systems; develop and present proposals; work with clients to understand overall technical objectives. Wrote shell and perl scripts to provide automated installation scripts as well as other CM tools to provide repeatable processes throughout the life cycle of the project.

    Design and developed C programs on a high volume data production multi-satellite system using the “gcc” compiler together with Pro*C routines, shell scripting using csh, ksh, and bash, Sed, Perl scripts, and Java GUI development using Netbeans. Presentation experience to small and large groups throughout the SDLC; such as Concept Design, Preliminary or Software Design Review, Operational Transition, Operational Scenarios including Design charts, schedules, critical path, resources required – hardware, software, configuration management, operations, installation, lessons learned and user documentation.

    Software Lead for the Honeywell NASA Mission to Planet Earth Operations Data Center. CCSDS Processing. Systems Integration Test of all CSCI of the EDOS System. Acceptance Test Conductor on EDOS. Software Integration and Test Lead for NASA EDOS Software Team. Troubleshooted operational anomalies, network problems, wrote and corrected software defects. Tracked configuration processes through tools such as ClearCase, CVS, and CMVC. Analyzed large complex systems through integration of SQL, Database Triggers on ORACLE databases, C programs, Perl scripts, HTML scripts, shell scripts to deliver software which supports Operations with the minimum of failures and workarounds. Developed real time Graphical User Interface using Netbeans and Java.

    Project Lead for the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) Satellite Control Center workstation development project. Developed client/server applications written in "C" for satellite control centers for Goddard Space Flight Center. The COBE Project was the recipient of the Nobel Prize which provided the first evidence in support of the Big Bang Theory.

    NASA - Satellite Control Centers – EDOS, Terra, Aqua, Aura, IceSat, EO-1, COBE, HST, UARS, Shuttle Payload Interface Facility.

    Stress tested the initial deliveries of NASA's Network Control Center. Tested the operability of releases and wrote reports on the assessment of the requirements being met by the product delivery.

    (1980-1982) Mountain Bell

    Defined, design and implement software simulation programs to generate Financial Projections for Rate Increases for the telecommunications carrier of Mountain Bell of AT&T in the mid-western state of the United States.

    (1976- 1980) Sperry Univac

    Senior Systems Analyst: Pre-Sales and Post-Sales support, benchmarking and technical responses to Request for Proposals,. Benchmark Manager and Project Lead for responses to proposal, conversion of software to newly designed hardware/software to be released to the market

    Achievements:

    Key Contributor on Successful Missions

    Excellent Problem Solving Strategy on Complex Problems

    Excellent Critical Analysis in Evaluating Operational Impact

    Visionary when analyzing changes from a top level and bottom level changes

    Multiple NASA and Honeywell Awards on missions, such as Hubble Space Telescope, Earth Observing System, and COBE in the areas of Operations, Design Reviews, Testing, Integration and Transition.

    Education: MBA Finance Johns Hopkins University

    MS Computer Science Colorado State University

    BS Mathematics Towson University

    Six Sigma DFSS Certification/Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification

    Papers: “Perl Tools for Automating Satellite Ground Systems”, Space Ops 2000, France

    Clearance: NACI


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