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     Date Submitted:19-03-2016
     Last Modified:19-03-2016 (11:53)
    Job information
     Current job:Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Operators

    Educational Background:

    Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, 2005

    Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS

    • Graduated Cum Laude

    Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, 2005

    Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS

    • Graduated Cum Laude


    Summary of Qualifications:

    Proficient with Iridium LEO spacecraft, command and control, anomaly detection and response, automated commanding, on orbit testing, and launch and early orbit operations. General knowledge of spacecraft subsystems such as attitude control, electrical power systems, payload software/hardware, thermal control, ka-band, orbit control, and general telemetry. Currently holding certifications for all levels of flight control and space vehicle engineer. Additional working knowledge of UNIX, COMET and In Control commanding and telemetry systems, CCL (COMET Command Language), Network Fundamentals, and C++ code reading.

    Personal skills include the ability to react well during anomaly and high stress situations, the ability to self educate and learn quickly, strong analytical and troubleshooting skills, productivity working as an individual or with a group, excellent attention to detail, and great interpersonal and communication skills. 


    Professional Experience:

    Indotronix International Corporation                 April 2008- January 2009

    Systems Engineer I

    Flight Operations Specialist – Return to Service (FOS-R)

    Worked as a contractor at the Iridium Satellite Network Operations Center in Leesburg, VA with Mission Operations, and obtained an Iridium FOS-R certification.  Provided real-time operations support including sending and verifying SV (Space Vehicle) commanding, anomaly response and recovery actions, and additional commanding requirements as directed by the Mission Director (MD) and the Space Networking Group/Space Vehicle Engineers (SNG/SVEs). Daily activities focused on SV state of health evaluations, monitoring special case SVs, performing real-time recovery actions, and documentation of anomalous events.

    • Coordinated all SV recovery actions with the MD and SNG/SVEs.
    • Built and executed procedures/passplans in concordance with contingency procedures, and as directed by the MD and SNG/SVEs.
    • Preformed real-time SV recovery actions for anomalous events that include: Loss of Telemetry, Missed Passes, Computer Restarts and Switches, Loss of Telephone and Messaging Services, Safe Mode Recoveries, Load Shed and Solar Array Anomalies.
    • Verification of SV commanding, current telemetry and general SV state of health.
    • Performed coordinated software uploads to all SVs in the constellation and activated the new software by switching the active main onboard computer.
    • Monitored SVs not in active communication service (storage SVs) via line of sight passes, and preformed daily maintenance activities.
    • Documented anomalous events and service outages within the constellation.


    Boeing Company

    Systems Engineer I                      January 2009- Present

    Current Certifications Include:

    Flight Operations Specialist – Return to Service (FOS-R)

    Flight Operations Specialist – Automation (FOS-A)

    Space Vehicle Engineer (SVE)


    Transitioned to a Boeing Contractor for the Iridium Satellite Network Operations Center in Leesburg, VA. Maintained an Iridium FOS-R certification, and additionally obtained Iridium FOS-A and SVE certifications.  Currently continue to perform all FOS-R duties as outlined in the previous job description as well as FOS-A and SVE duties. Daily FOS-A responsibilities include monitoring Iridium’s satellite constellation’s automated activities for successful completion, responding accordingly to automation failures, coordinating recovery actions, and continuously monitoring the constellation’s general state of health. Daily SVE responsibilities include first level anomaly trouble shooting and recovery preparation, through assessment of spacecraft health, coordinating recoveries with subsystem engineers, monitoring for out of limits conditions, and the creation of recovery procedures. Provided training to people for FOS-R and FOS-A positions in addition to current responsibilities.

    • Hold Iridium FOS-R, FOS-A, and SVE certifications.
    • Monitor all SV automated activities for successful completion, respond to failed or missed activities, and suspend automated activities during any manual commanding.
    • Continuously monitor and provide through assessments of the state of health of all SVs in the constellation.
    • First level response to out of limits and anomaly situations including the creation and monitoring of procedure execution.
    • Coordinate all SV recovery and commanding actions between both the crew and subsystem engineers.
    • Create issue reports and anomaly reports per established processes.
    • Conduct shift handovers which includes information on all activities/anomalies during the shift, detailed information on all ongoing activities/recoveries, and upcoming activities. 
    • Log activities and outages on a daily basis.  

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