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     Date Submitted:01-05-2016
     Last Modified:01-05-2016 (05:16)
    Job information
     Current job:Canadian Space Operations Centre - Orbital Analyst
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsMilitary; Army; Space Situational Awareness; SSA; Orbital Analysis; OA; Operations; Ops; Satellite Communications; Communications; Remote Sensing; ISR; Intelligence; Surveillance; Reconnaissance;

    Career Goals.

    Contribute to the achievement of cheap, readily available, and private single-stage-to-orbit human space flight capability; democratizing individual space access.

    Education, Licenses, and Certifications.

    • St John's Ambulance First Aid and CPR (Recurring 2000-Present);

    • Royal Canadian Air Cadet Basic (2001);

    • Royal Canadian Air Cadet Introduction to Aviation Course (2002);

    • Royal Canadian Air Cadet Introduction to Aerospace Course (2003);

    • Royal Canadian Air Cadet Staff Cadet – Standards and Training (2005);

    • Royal Canadian Air Cadet program graduate (1999-2006).

    • Alberta Boat Operator's License (2005);

    • High School Diploma – Camrose Composite High School (2005);

    • BSc Computer Science, Political Science Minor – University of Alberta: Augustana (2005-2013);

    • Canadian Armed Forces Basic Military Qualification (2007);

    • Canadian Armed Forces Basic Military Officer Qualification (Land) (2007);

    • Canadian Armed Fores Expenditure Management Course (2008);

    • Canadian Armed Forces Casualty Assistant Officer Course (2008);

    • Canadian Armed Forces Basic Signals Officer Qualification (2009);

    • Canadian Armed Forces Summary Trial Presiding Officer Course (2011) – Top Candidate;

    • Canadian Armed Forces Defence Ethics Course (2012);

    • Canadian Armed Forces Introduction to Military Law (2013) – Honours;

    • Canadian Armed Forces Information Management Course (2014);

    • Information Technology Implementation Library (ITIL) Fundamentals (2012);

    • ITIL Service Operations (2012);

    • Canadian Armed Forces Protection of Controlled Goods and ITAR Course (2012);

    • Government of Canada and NATO Level III Security Clearance (2014);

    • Global Knowledge Global Positioning System Course (2014);

    • Canadian Armed Forces Space Operator Qualification (2014);

    • Canadian Armed Forces Space Watch Officer Qualification (2014);

    • Canadian Armed Forces Space Operations Course (2015);

    • Canadian Armed Forces Space Applications Course (2015);

    • Private Pilot's License (2015); and

    • Master of Space Studies-Capstone, Concentration in Aerospace Studies - American Military University (April 2016-Present).

    Programming Experience.

    • UML modelling;

    • Java, C, C++, C#;

    • Unit testing;

    • Game programming (AI, graphics, game mechanics);

    • Class work with AI concepts;

    • HTML, CSS, Javascript;

    • Adaptable between scripting and object oriented programming;

    • Comfortable with event based message passing;

    • Adaptable to in-house commenting styles;

    • Class work with Subversion software version control;

    • Class work with FPGAs;

    • Class work with Assembly;

    • Class work with Unix and Bash;

    • Class work with Python;

    • Class work with SQL;

    • Class work with Network programming;

    • Class work with Algorithm development and analysis;

    • AGI Systems Tool Kit (Jan 2016-Present); and

    • MatLab (Planned Summer 2016).

    Workplace Skills.

    • Adaptive to corporate writing styles;

    • Spreadsheet accounting and metric presentation and tracking;

    • Power Point presentations and oral briefing;

    • Policy drafting;

    • Small to large (1-50 pers) team organization, leadership, and management;

    • Mission analysis and operational planning and execution;

    • Options and risk analysis and presentation;

    • Share Point information management;

    • Common Operating Picture situation and status information presentation (including analog and digital forms);

    • Activity logging;

    • Adaptive to physical and virtual security protocols and policies;

    • Public speaking;

    • Personnel and organizational leadership; and

    • Instruction and performance evaluation experience.

    Work History.

    • Apr-Jun 2010 - Camrose Wireless Connection – Cell Phone Sales and Customer Service;

    • May-Sept 2010 - Domino's Pizza – Delivery Driver, Occasional Cook, Advisor to Management;

    • Oct 2010 – Precision Drilling – Rough Neck; and

    • Oct 2006 - Present - Canadian Armed Forces:

    • Oct 2006-Dec 2010 – Army Reserve Signals Officer (Lieutenant) – A Troop Commander – 745 Communications Squadron.

    • Create, resource, and execute annual training plans;

    • Ensure maintenance of Troop vehicles and equipment;

    • Leadership, counselling and supervision of approx 40 soldier;

    • Provision of field deployable Radio Rebroadcast and HF station capabilities;

    • Provision of personnel augmentation capability of Edmonton Search and Rescue Ground Entry Station; and

    • Advisement on radio troubleshooting.

    • Dec 2010-Jul 2012 – Regular Force Army Signals Officer (Captain) – A Troop Commander - 1st Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signals Squadron.

    • Create, resource, and execute annual training plans;

    • Ensure maintenance of Troop vehicles and equipment;-

    • Leadership, counselling and supervision of approx 50 soldiers;

    • Provision of field deployable, mobile Brigade headquarters and Forward Brigade Headquarters capabilities;

    • Provision and maintenance of headquarters radio communications;

    • Planning of layout of headquarters including tactical hide, tent layout, internal operations centre and supporting offices;

    • Tactical Reconnaissance of future headquarters locations including siting 100m x 100m footprint into rough terrain, approx 50 vehicles, 300 people, antenna farm, power generators, cable lays, defensive plans, occupation plans, and preparation and delivery of convoy orders;

    • Advisement on radio troubleshooting;

    • Exercised static headquarters operations in Suffield, Alberta March-April 2011;

    • Exercised Hub and Spoke headquarters operations in Wainwright, Alberta April-May 2011;

    • Deployed to Operation Lustre May 2011, in support of military relief to Manitoba Assiniboine River flooding;

    • Exercised Arctic Hub and Spoke headquarters operations in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories Feb 2012; and

    • Exercised Leap-Frogging headquarters operations in Wainwright, Alberta May 2012.

    • Jul 2012-Feb 2014 – Regular Force Army Signals Officer (Captain) – Detachment Edmonton Commander – 742 Signal Squadron.

    • Create, resource, and execute annual training plans;

    • Ensure maintenance of Detachment vehicles and equipment;

    • Leadership, counselling and supervision of approx 50 soldiers and civilian employees;

    • Provision of IT and network support to Canadian Forces Base Edmonton;

    • Planning, execution, installation, and maintenance of new and existing IT infrastructure, equipment and services; and

    • Maintenance and manning of Edmonton Search and Rescue Ground Entry Station.

    • Feb 2014-Oct 2014 – Regular Force Army Signals Officer (Captain) – Joint Space Support Team Officer – Canadian Space Operations Centre.

    • Stand up of new Canadian Armed Force Joint Space Support Team capability;

    • Development of concept of operations, training plan, equipment requirements, and specific capabilities;

    • Acquisition of equipment;

    • Planning and execution of team training plan;

    • Preparation to provide Space Support to Theatre Commanders deployed on Canadian Operations;

    • Plan and manage project to move Sapphire Space Situational Awareness satellite Operations Centre from North Bay, Ontario to Ottawa, Ontario; and

    • Exercise in Las Vegas Nevada to gain experience in US Air Force employment of Space capability within Air Operations Centres.

    • Oct 2014-Apr 2015 – Regular Force Army Signals Officer (Captain) - Joint Space Support Team Officer – Joint Task Force Iraq.

    • Leadership, counselling, and supervision of JSST;

    • Provision of Space Support to Canadian Theatre Commander for JTF-Iraq in Kuwait;

    • Introduction and coordination with Coalition Space Forces;

    • Planning and development of greater Space Support capabilities in coordination with Coalition Space Forces;

    • Education of Commander and Staff on benefits and capabilities of Space Support.

    • Headquarters Unit Security Supervisor; and

    • Operations Officer for Commander's Signals Advisor, assisting with acquisition of Coalition networks, troubleshooting of airborne satellite communications, development of account creation procedures and management.

    • May 2015-Jan 2016 – Regular Force Army Signals Officer (Captain) – Standards and Training Officer – Canadian Space Operations Centre.

    • Leadership, counselling, and supervision of Standards and Training Cell;

    • Identification and maintenance of critical tasks list;

    • Development and maintenance of performance standards for critical tasks;

    • Development, maintenance and delivery of training plans derived from performance standards and job aids;

    • Development and administration of recurring evaluation program;

    • Development and administration of recurring on-the-job training program; and

    • Analysis and editing of job aids to ensure delivery of established performance standard.

    • Jan 2016-Present – Regular Force Army Signals Officer (Captain) – Orbital Analyst – Canadian Space Operations Centre.

    • Leadership, counselling, and supervision of subordinate analyst;

    • Development and section training of tactics, techniques and procedures;

    • Daily montoring, prediction and modelling of Orbital Conjunction, Reentry, Manoeuvre, Launch, and Breakup events;

    • Daily monitoring of general Space Situational Awareness;

    • Modelling of specific coverage scenarios for Satcom and ISR satellite capabilities of both friendly and non-cooperative actors; and

    • Development of in-house SSA dashboard integrating STK scenarios with HTML operator GUI.

    Personal Projects.

    Hobbies and Interests.

    • Spaceflight and propulsion;

    • Aviation;

    • Electric vehicles;

    • Running;

    • Climbing;

    • SCUBA diving;

    • Sky diving;

    • Fitness;

    • Gaming;

    • Programming;

    • Game development;

    • Science and technology;

    • Paintball;

    • Hiking;

    • Travel;

    • Camping;

    • Shooting;

    • Road trips;

    • Off-roading; and

    • Motorcycling.

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