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     Date Submitted:08-04-2017
     Last Modified:09-04-2017 (08:04)
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     Current job:Mission Payload Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
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     KeywordsSatellite Payload Operations, Satellite Systems Engineer, Satellite Engineer, Satellite Operations Engineer
    CV

    OVERVIEW
    - Active DoD Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) / Top Secret Security Clearance (SSBI) – 17 Feb 2015
    - 18 years space / missile mission experience including Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) and satellite Command and Control (C2)
    - 1.5 years mission payload operations experience on the SBIRS ballistic missile warning satellite constillation
    - Eight years C2 operations, mission planning and payload operations experience on the NFIRE research and development (R&D) spacecraft
    - Proficient in Satellite Tool Kit (STK), FreeFlyer, AstroRT/Labview, Electronic Schedule Dissemination (ESD), Distributed Communications Controller (DCC) and Microsoft applications

    EXPERIENCE  
    Northrop Grumman Mission Systems -- Field Engineer

    Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Mission Payload Engineer (MPE)
    2nd Space Warning Squadron, Buckley AFB, CO
    2015 - Present

    *Provide 24-hour/7-Day support to the USAF for the operations of the SBIRS ballistic missile warning weapon system; delivering timely, reliable and accurate missile warning and infrared surveillance information to key decision makers.
    *Provides technical advice to USAF on sensor capabilities, mission sensor State of Health (SOH) and real-time post event mission analysis
    *Creates scenarios for USAF Red Flag exercise; allows mission operators to increase their understanding of the SBIRS weapon system
    *Produces highly superior products covering all aspects of MPE duties; allows easy implementation on the Ops floor and eliminating confusion
    *Generated and streamlined checklist procedures for the next generation (Block 10) ground console; creating a repository of information that is transferrable between team members
    *Routinely requested by USAF evaluation personnel to address satellite payload performance; guiding training and development scenarios

    Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems -- Field Engineer

    Near Field Infrared Experiment (NFIRE) Track Sensor Payload Operator (TSP)
    Missile Defense Agency Space Center, Schriever AFB, CO
    2007 - 2015

    *Design and execute scripts to test satellite parameter changes and system updates; report results to Configuration Control Board 
    *Led 16 month testing period of new Hyper Temporal Imaging (HTI) software patch; confirmed HTI data can be obtained from space; developed on-orbit DCE for testing the HTI patch functionality using specific guidelines set by the NFIRE Science Team
    *Generated a new Data Collection Event (DCE) on-orbit script for FTM-19; during testing I identified 2 errors in the Experiment Requirements Document (ERD) that would have led to a failed experiment
    *Created and tested new on-orbit experiment for a North Polar Vortex DCE; the principle scientist/investigator was impressed with my attention to detail after questioning abnormal parameters; prevented failure of the mission
    *Operate the NFIRE simulator to verify the expected outcome of each on-orbit DCE and experiment
    *Analyze post-mission payload telemetry to verify collection of mission data, success of mission experiment and health of the spacecraft
    *Create experimental mission timelines, evaluate functionality of on-orbit TSP experiment scripts; ensures accurate mission objectives
    *Generate, review and update operational procedures and job aids in support of existing and emerging operational requirements
    *Recognized by Northrop Grumman for my work on the NFIRE back-up site being shut down; required a total change in mission procedures
    *Successful satellite operations in support of NFIRE mission 2B; tracked the ignited third stage of an ICBM class target through the near field range; earned 2008 Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Annual Team Award for Technology
    *Create and upload the Stored Program Command Queue (SPCQ) containing the next day’s Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) and Universal Space Network (USN) operations schedule; allowing the satellite to operate when out of view of ground station antennas

    United States Air Force

    Officer in Charge, Procedures
    1st Space Operations Squadron, Schriever AFB, CO
    2006 - 2007

    *Key advisor to the Director of Operations regarding procedures to resolve on-orbit/ground system anomalies and equipment failures
    *Led a four person shop responsible for the development, maintenance and accuracy of 150 item, 20,000+ page document inventory
    *Conducted validity assessments of submitted technical order change requests for all operations and emergency procedures 
    *Directly responsible for integrating procedural changes and updates to mission-ready training and evaluation programs

    Global Positioning System Instructor / Evaluator
    50th Operations Support Squadron, Schriever AFB, CO
    2005 - 2006

    *Senior 1 SOPS Instructor responsible for developing and presenting all classroom and simulator training materials for over 100 personnel 
    *Hand-selected Evaluator; responsible for ensuring the highest operations proficiency and system readiness across the crew force
    *Standardized operational training and evaluation materials IAW Instructional Systems Development (ISD) directives

    Joint Mission Analysis Cell Information Manager
    Force Headquarters, United Nations Mission in Liberia, Monrovia, Liberia
    2005

    *Performed daily intelligence briefs as well as weekly summaries of local/regional threats to the UN Military Force Commander and staff
    *Spearheaded analysis of regional/internal threats to ensure mission success and maximum protection of UN personnel and Liberian citizens
    *Conducted intelligence collection activities on suspected movements of mercenary and child soldiers to neighboring countries

    Crew Commander
    1st Space Operations Squadron, Schriever AFB, CO
    2003 - 2005

    *Directly responsible for the command, control and maintenance activities of four distinct satellite constellations -- GPS, DSP, MSX and ACE 
    *Led 20 person crew conducting end-of-life testing and final commanding during critical disposal operations for ailing GPS satellite
    *Led crew of 12 personnel during launch and early orbit operations for six GPS Block IIR/IIR-M launches -- 100% success rate
    *Led operations crew in real-time operations and crisis response during a Mid-course Space Experiment (MSX) satellite vehicle anomaly
    *Execute station keeping, spin control and relocation Delta-v firings, maximizing mission effectiveness
    *Certified as a Satellite Systems Operator on the Global Positioning System (GPS) -- responsible for transmitting/verifying day-to-day satellite health commands as well as emergency power management

    Chief, ICBM Operations Crew Scheduling & Personnel Reliability Program / Security Manager
    91st Operations Support Squadron, Minot AFB, ND
    1998 - 2003

    *Managed currency of Secret/Top Secret security clearances for 115+ personnel and security oversight/access to seven controlled areas
    *Selected as Professional Performer during two AFSC ICBM Readiness Inspections (2000 & 2003); an honor reserved for top 5% of the wing
    *Responsible for accurate and timely PRP actions affecting qualifications, suspensions and certifications for 90+ officer/enlisted personnel performing critical and controlled nuclear weapons duties
    *Led 10 personnel responsible for developing and monitoring duty schedule resulting in 3900 total alerts for more than 220 crewmembers
    *Hand-picked Staff Instructor; responsible for classroom and missile procedures simulator instruction for the Minuteman III ICBM 
    *Earned coveted “Highly Qualified” rating on seven combat mission ready evaluations leading to more than 250 error-free crew alerts; earning the Air Force Space Command Crewmember Excellence Award
    *Served as Combat Crew Commander, responsible for command, control, and launch of 450 ICBMs

    EDUCATION
    Central Michigan University
    2004

    Master of Science - Administration
      -- Concentration in Information Resource Management

    Ohio University
    1998

    Bachelor of Science - Industrial Technology (Engineering)
      -- Minor in Business Administration

    PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
    Space 200
    Squadron Officers School
    Global Positioning Satellite Initial Qualification Training
    Minuteman III Initial Qualification Training
    Undergraduate Space and Missile Training
     


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