CV: Ground System Engineer



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 Date Submitted:09-05-2011
 Last Modified:09-05-2011 (05:34)
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 Current job:Ground System Engineer
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Own country
 Date available:immediately
 KeywordsGround Systems Instructor, Operations, Perl, Manual Testing, SBIRS

Dear Hiring Manager:

My 15 years of engineering experience in satellite operations includes a wide range of operations as well as direct responsibility for team education. My work with the U.S. Air Force has made me highly self-motivated and disciplined, and I’ve successfully trained and motivated others in both communications and daily operations:

- I’ve proven my ability to work effectively with leaders and work crews at all levels of experience.

- My solid record of achievement was gained both by coordinating staff and tackling a wide range of projects, not only with efficiency, but also with a sharp eye on detail and quality.

I can provide excellent references upon request. Please let me know as soon as possible when we may talk about my enclosed resume and our mutual interests. I look forward to your response.

Thank you for your time and consideration.




To obtain a challenging and progressive computer engineering position utilizing a combination of more than 15 years of operations, training, and engineering experience.





Bachelor of Science – Computer Engineering University of Rhode Island





Perl, Perl Tk, C shell, K shell, Visual Basic, VBA, C, C++, UNIX, IRIX




Sybase, Microsoft Office




Northrop Grumman, Buckley AFB

Ground System Engineer (GSE) Trainer 2005 – 2009

- Identified causes of Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) training application software (SW) problems and provided appropriate solutions to the trainers and/or evaluators.

- Provided the technical knowledge to the trainers and/or evaluators in operating the SBIRS training suite.

- Provided training to the Ground System Engineering (GSE) team in utilizing the SBIRS training suite.

- Coordinated the installation and training of new SW releases to the SBIRS training suite.

- Authored, executed and verified regression and system level testing of new SW and/or HW releases to the SBIRS systems.

- Conducted formal troubleshooting efforts and informed development of any valid defects.

- Documented all troubleshooting efforts and Discrepancy Reports on all defects found.



Northrop Grumman, Buckley AFB

Ground System Engineer (GSE) 2000 - 2009

- Identified causes of operating system (OS)/application SW problems and determined appropriate solutions in support of Air Force Satellite Operations Center’s daily operations.

- Provided maintenance and support for on-going systems, which includes, but not limited to, the monitoring of multiple systems performance and data backups.

- Conducted and led team-based troubleshooting efforts in support of real-time satellite operations.



USAF, 8th Space Warning Squadron, Buckley AFB

Ground System Operator (GSO) 2000 – 2004

- Assigned lead responsibilities for establishing commanding paths for the Defense Support Program (DSP) satellites through both dedicated and Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) resources.

- Assigned lead responsibilities for fault detection and fault isolation at four separate ground stations.

- Assigned lead responsibilities for system configuration changes; to include preventative maintenance, system tests, and any others as assigned.


USAF, 2nd Space Warning Squadron, Buckley AFB

Ground System Operator (GSO) Instructor 1998 – 2000

- Author of 45 lesson plans supporting SBIRS ground network configuration and status operations.

- Appointed as the USAF-designated lead of operating the SBIRS high fidelity training simulator.

- Primary customer point of contact with civilian contractor personnel for research of technical data to ensure accuracy of training materials for SBIRS ground control.


USAF, 3rd Space Communication Squadron, Germany

Data Systems Supervisor (DSS) 1996 – 1998

-nalyzed real-time spacecraft payload mission data to discriminate between system background noise and missile and space launches, as well as other data of possible importance to the intelligence community. Advised Crew Commander of all findings in the real-time operations setting.




Project: Developed and designed a program allowing the customer to conduct on-line system testing.
Language: Perl, Perl Tk, Sybase, Microsoft Access
System: IRIX


Project: Developed and designed a database to allow the customer accurate documentation of all required training and evaluation paperwork for personnel.
Language: Microsoft Access, VB, VBA
System: Windows


Project: Developed and designed a database to allow the SBIRS security representatives to track all aspects of security information for the SBIRS Mission Control Station (MCS) and the Interim-Backup Mission Control Station (IMCSB)
Language: Microsoft Access, VB, VBA, Microsoft Windows
System: Windows

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