I am an aerospace engineer applying a systems engineering approach and disciplines in propulsion and trajectories to develop space systems for commercial space. I also have a background in composites structures design and fabrication. I have experience in the design-build-test-fly cycle for unmanned aerial systems, launch vehicles and satellites. I supplement this with my experience in entrepreneurship, business development and networking, and consulting. I have the initiative and independence to be able to take on and deliver on a task and solve problems with minimal supervision.
Systems, Propulsion & Trajectories Engineer – Alpha Cube Sat, Mountain View, CA 2015 – Present
Integrating satellite systems and coordinating system interactions and engineering requirements with NASA CubeQuest competition requirements and rules.
Performing STK and classical analysis on vehicle trajectory and propulsion systems to meet mission deep-space and lunar exploration objectives and DeltaVee and 6U CubeSat mass and volume limit requirements.
Space Suit Engineer – Luna Desic, Mojave, CA 2013 – 2015
Delivered on a DARPA subcontract grant to design, build, test and qualify a concept utility for a mechanical pressure suit for use in space.
Managed a subcontract to Issyroo Farms LLC for the manufacture and testing of a suit test article and development, delivery and publication of a technical design and testing report to the DARPA customer.
Designed and fabricated manufacturing test components for suit. Designed rigid composites for mechanical pressure shell and flexible composites for flex joints.
Test Stand Engineer - XCOR Aerospace, Mojave, CA 2012
Test Hardware Design & Construction
Designed and ran structural simulations for static pressure loads on custom fittings for high-pressure and cryogenic fluid service.
Worked on a high-pressure gas supply system for GSE for engine testing. Fabricated, assembled, qualified and operated pressure lines, fittings, valves and pump systems.
Did hand calculations to verify the burst pressures of the plumbing as specified by the manufacturer and ensure our design needs were met.
Operated the Data Acquisition (DAQ) system for testing of a propellant pump and did post-testing data processing.
I was part of the test crew that prepared test gear, loaded cryogenic fluids and service gases and set up and broke down the test site.
Intern – Masten Space Systems, Mojave, CA 2012
Worked with wet vacuum bag and infusion layups on female molds of carbon-fiber composites. Constructed and prepared composite molds for layup. Did post-molding work on composite parts for flight. Troubleshot engineering issues with composites manufacturing process with build team.
Served as ground crew for flight tests of Xombie and Xaero vehicles and developmental engine testing. Loaded propellants, performed pre-flight/pre-firing checks of vehicles and test stand for flight/testing and did post-flight maintenance and refurbishment.
Designed a GSE trailer for operations at the launch site. Configured and selected lines, valves and regulators to meet operational requirements.
Quality Engineer Associate – NASA Space Shuttle Program, Huntsville, AL 2007 – 2011
NASA Space Shuttle Program (SSP) Propulsion Systems & Integration Safety & Mission Assurance (S&MA) Support Team at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Provided an integrated systems engineering approach to assessments and decisions relating to mission safety. Coordinated engineering assessments of various Shuttle element teams for presentation to SSP management for mission decisions.
Shuttle Launch Support – Provided real-time assessments of problems that occurred during countdown.
Independent Assessment & Continuous Risk Management Team
Contributed to assessments of safety issues worked by MSFC’s Quality Assurance Group. Determined risk and impact and gave recommendations to group to address issues.
Mojave Makers, Mojave, CA 2012 – 2015
Started up the first hackerspace in Mojave, CA to provide a workspace, resources, and community in support of creativity and innovation in art, science, and engineering to enhance the Mojave community. President 6/2012 – 2/2015, Secretary 1/2012 – 6/2012.
Makers Local 256, Huntsville, AL 2008 – 2011
Served on board and worked or collaborated on projects in electronics, near-spaceflight and permaculture gardening at a shared space for designers, makers, doers and artists.
Huntsville Alabama L5 Society (HAL5) Project HALO, Huntsville, AL 2007 – 2011
Experimented with hybrid and liquid-propelled rocketry with goal of providing cost-effective access to space. Worked with team to design, construct, integrate, test and evaluate composite and metallic aerospace components and motors.
University of Illinois (UIUC) Design-Build-Fly (DBF) Team, Urbana, IL 2002 – 2007
Team participates in yearly competition held by the AIAA for student teams to design, build and then fly an unmanned airplane on a competition mission. Have placed consistently in the top 13 competitors during my time on the team. For UIUC DBF Team; Member (2002 - 2005), Team Lead (2005 - 2006) and Team Advisor for (2006 – 2007).
Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Urbana, IL, 2007
Launch and orbital trajectory analysis in AGI's Systems Tool Kit 11.
Programming with Matlab, VEEPro and LabView.
CAD and FEA in SolidWorks, Inventor, AutoCAD and Unigraphics.
Strong attention to detail, excellent speaking, writing and organizational skills.
Registering is the only way of posting vacancies and obtaining contact details of candidates in our CV database.
All it takes is a few minutes and a credit card (Visa or American Express). To sign-up to this service, simply click on the Register link and fill in the form. You will then have instant access to our system after on-line payment where you will be able to complete the transaction in either US Dollars, UK Pounds or Euros.
All online credit/debit card transitions are handled through our secure third party payment processors at WorldPay. Worldpay are part of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, the 5th biggest banking group in the world, WorldPay payment solutions are trusted by thousands of businesses, big and small worldwide.
Pricing starts at €450 (approx £400 or US$500 - use the convert tool for an exact conversion) for one month unlimited job postings and unlimited CV database access (for one user), with package discounts available if you have more permanent recruiting needs. For example, a Gold subscription will give you unlimited jobs posting and unlimited CV database access for one year at just over €250 per month!
2018 Pricing Structure (excluding VAT):
|1 month - Discovery||450 euros||convert|
|3 months - Bronze||1150 euros||convert|
|6 months - Silver||1950 euros||convert|
|12 months - Gold||3200 euros||convert|
If online payment is not convenient, give us a call at +33(0)622757477 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will set up an account for you and invoice you. Note that you can also pay through PayPal.
Please note that the posting of academic positions is free of charge. All you need to do is email us your job description and we will post it for you.
Spacelinks is based in France so the following European Union regulations regarding electronic commerce apply:
- if your business is located outside the EU, VAT does not apply to you
- if your business is located in France, you will be charged a 20% VAT
- if your business is located in the EU and you don't have a valid VAT registration number, you will be charged a 20% VAT
- if your business is located in the EU and you do have a valid VAT registration number, you won't be charged VAT provided you give us your VAT number (mandatory for invoicing)
For sales enquiries and general information, you can call us on +33(0)622757477.
Support is available Mon-Fri on +33(0)622757477 or via email. Out-of-hours support is provided only via email.
Please also note that we are located in France. Our normal office hours are 09:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday. France timezone is GMT+1.
We are very serious about our job seekers privacy so only legitimate recruiters and employers are eligible for a recruiter account. All subscriptions requests will be manually approved and recruiter accounts constantly monitored. Users who enter inaccurate or incomplete information will not gain access to post jobs or search resumes. Sharing of login details with a third party will result in the suspension of the recruiter's account with no subscription refund.
Recruitment agencies are only eligible for a Gold package and recruitment agencies recruiting for companies already using Space Careers will not be accepted.
To ensure you are approved, please include the following on your application:
* The website address of your Company. Under construction websites will be rejected.
* Email - Must end in @yourcompany.com. Applications using free email accounts such as Hotmail, Yahoo or Gmail will be rejected.
Individual exceptions can be made on a case by case basis by emailing email@example.com. Accounts found not to be in compliance will be deleted.