CV: Sr. Systems Engineer


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 Date Submitted:01-10-2013
 Last Modified:01-10-2013 (07:38)
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 Current job:Sr. Systems Engineer
 Employment Term:Either
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:, , Consulting/Engineering Services
 KeywordsManage and work in partnership with international and domestic stakeholders on all levels of program development from conceptual and architectural design, to customer acceptance.


Engineering Manager / Senior Member Technical Staff with 20+ years demonstrated ability working with large and diverse teams leading, architecting, designing, developing, and integrating complex systems in dynamic environments. Managed and worked in partnership with international and domestic stakeholders at all levels of program development from conceptual and architectural design, to customer acceptance. Utilized and implemented program management best practices, earned value management, and risk management plans and processes including experience in early identification and mitigation of program performance issues.

Strong team leadership expertise including technical abilities preparing proposals, business plans, statements of work and specifications. Sound interpersonal skills interfacing, coordinating and negotiating with company personnel, customers and suppliers. Cognizant understanding of engineering processes and best practices as implemented in both military aerospace and commercial industries.


  • Systems Engineering Manager
  • Systems Architect
  • Requirements Management
  • DOORS Database
  • Six sigma
  • Development/Project Management
  • Functional Configuration Audit
  • TeamBuilding, Leadership
  • CMMI, Process Implementation
  • Proposals, Cost Estimating



Senior Systems Engineer

  • Developed Automatic Fire Extinguishing System (AFES) architecture for Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV),
  • Developed system architecture for Air Transportation Association (ATA) Chapter 26 fire protection systems in compliance with ARP-4754A.
  • Developed System Supplier Specifications; DO-178B development, DO-254, and DO-160 Qualification Testing.
  • Developed Master Minimum Equipment List 
  • Performed requirements management (DOORS), analysis, and flow down.
  • Systems Engineer on New-generation fire detection and extinguishing system (“FIDEX”)
  • Supporting multiple programs fire detection components and sub-systems


ITT Force Protection Systems, Thousand Oaks, CA                2007 – 2011

Senior Member Technical Staff (SMTS)

  • Managed Systems Engineering Department
  • C-IED Preparation and complete project work plans and roadmaps in accordance with program needs.
  • Resolve JCREW 3.3 system integration issues with vita-48 backplane.
  • Architect Quick Reaction Capability (QRC) systems engineering process for product lifecycle management.
  • Developed C-IED product lifecycle timelines based upon technology insertion and market study.
  • Established milestones and monitored adherence to master plans and schedules.
  • Implemented engineering process improvement (i.e., six sigma).
  • Developed Corporative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) and SOW with the Navy for advanced research and development work.
  • Implemented risk mitigation strategies and process improvements for Engineering Development Models (EDM).
  • Developed C-IED Information Assurance (IA) verification plan and verification template.
  • JCREW interoperability with Force XXI Battle Command Brigade risk assessment and mitigation plan.
  • Requirements analysis, flow down and management on the following programs; Joint Counter Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (JCREW) 2.0 & 3.3.
  • Developed system architecture for Network Enabled Attack System and GSM Smart Attack.


Raytheon SAS Electronic Warfare Systems, Goleta, CA                 2004 – 2007

Principal Systems Engineer

  • Systems Engineering Lead (JUCAS, MALD).
  • Performed requirements management, flow down, analysis and traceability.
  • Propose and resolve threat ECM issues.
  • Performed independently or within a team environment. 
  • Developed and implemented DODAF (C4ISR) with System Architect.
  • Manage multiple DOORs databases.
  • Mentored peers on requirements management, and DOORS.
  • Developed risk management and corrective action plans ALR-69.
  • Coordinated and directed program/project team members from technical, manufacturing and administrative areas to achieve major milestones on time and within budget.
  • Act as lead on Change Review Board (CRB)


Lockheed Martin IS&S, Santa Maria, CA                  2000 – 2004

Systems Engineer Sr. Staff

IPTLead:  Managed 24 engineers and technicians responsible for developing and implementing Eastern and Western Space-Lift Ranges Command & Display (CDSEG) infrastructure.

  • Supervised and managed contractor personnel to ensure on-time delivery of key components
  • Supervised and managed JavaScript server-side web application implementation, integration and test.
  • Responsible for program/project operations procedures, planning and directing execution of the technical, programming, and maintenance administrative support efforts.
  • Supervised monitoring and reporting progress of several different groups of technical personnel within multiple functional areas.
  • Technical liaison with Government agencies, associate contractors, IPTteams, and working groups, participation in daily status telecoms, engineering design meetings and technical briefings
  • Prepared Basis-of-Estimate (BOE) for new or modified products.
  • Created, developed and implemented Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) level 3 Systems/Software Engineering practices and processes.
  • Utilized Earned Value Management System (EVMS).
  • Conducted Life-cycle analyses and trade studies.


Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, IA                    2000 -2000

Consultant; Director In-Flight Network

In Flight Network (IFN) Ground Segment Wide Area Network (WAN) director. Managed acquisition and employment of program/project resources and controlled financial and administrative aspects of the program/project in accordance with contract requirements.

  • Created, developed and implemented engineering processes reducing engineering cost.
  • Formulated decisions to ensure that all Integrated Product Teams (IPT’s) and departments meet schedule and quality commitments to customer.
  • Managed acquisition and employment of program/project resources.
  • Controlled financial and administrative aspects of the program in accordance with contract requirements.
  • Defined system and sub-system architectures, designed airport Gate-link spread spectrum system (IEEE 802.11wireless/wired 802.3) ground segment in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulations and ARINC Specifications.
  • Performed technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for complete ground system.
  • Performed functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.
  • Planned and designed the Integrated Information System disaster system and recovery processes.


Boeing, Canoga Park, CA                                 1998 – 2000

Consultant; Sr. System Engineer (International Space Station)     

Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead responsible for Boeing International Space Station (ISS) Electrical Power Systems (EPS) Functional Configuration Audit (FCA).

  • Led and managed Boeing/NASA Functional Configuration Audit (FCA).
  • Develop and create ISS power system FCA audit database and evaluation tools.
  • Established and administered several interdepartmental program processes including supportability and effectiveness analyses of ISS power system resulting in a successful physical configuration audit from NASA.
  • Developed Engineering Support Room Data Center (ESRDC) system concepts and architecture, used for real-time support of the International Space Station EPS Orbital Replacement Units (ORUs) and FCA.
  • Derived ESRDC requirements using data models, process models, functional specifications, design specifications and user-interface specifications.
  •  Established and maintained ISS EPS programmatic and technical baselines with NASA.
  • Interfaced and coordinated with NASA to define FCA flow down and traceability requirements.
  • Performed technical planning, system integration and verification and validation task by collaborating with design engineers, application product Developers. Performance and capacity analysts.


Hughes AsiaPacific, Hong Kong; Chek Lap Kok                       1995 – 1998

Consultant; Engineering Authority

Responsible for $7.5M Telecommunications infrastructure Foundation System make/buy decisions, trade studies, and program management phase reviews. Directed and led key engineering team members and subcontractors. Coordinated deliveries and schedules with Airport Authority, vendors and suppliers to ensure schedules were met. Directed and managed program requirements of cost, schedule and technical performance and program-wide engineering change process.

  • Manage 50 local hires for ATM backbone (OC-48c/SONET) with LANfiber (FDDI) and copper 10/100BaseT (Ethernet) subnets equipment installation and setup.
  • Planned, led, and executed system architecture, design and integration tasks required to meet the airport foundation systems program schedule, and cost objectives
  • Development modeling and computer based simulations, analysis and / or Implementation of network interoperability.
  • Performed network capacity, availability and failover strategy and disaster recovery performance testing.
  • Reviewed performance of subordinates, assigned work according to capabilities; recommended promotions, terminations, transfers, including compensation actions.

Prior experience in technical and engineering management positions in US and abroad available upon request.

Honors and Awards

In Great Appreciation

ITT Electronics Systems, Chris Bernhardt, President                     November 2009

For your leadership and unique contributions in the development of the winning JCREW 3.3 proposal

Certificate of Appreciation

Lockheed Martin MissionSystems              January 2003

In recognition of your contributions as a representative to the Process Improvement Network (PIN)

Employee of the Month

OAO                       June 1990

In appreciation of devoted and valuable service


Certificate of Appreciation

National Aeronautics and Space Administration                    May 1989

In recognition of contributions made to the Magellan Program

Letter of Appreciation

James Finn Manager CM/QA Code 4042 PacificMissileTestCenter              December 1988

Demonstrated uncommon dedication and personal commitment to ensure our EW systems are delivered to the fleet on time, and with the highest quality possible.

Distinguished Employee Award

CSCW.OBoeckCenterDirector                    December 1988

Sustained and outstanding support of quality assurance testing of user data files used in radar warning receivers and jammers in support of time critical Navy fleet operations including joint Navy and Air Force retaliatory raid on Libya and Americas escort duties in the Persian Gulf

Commendation AWG-9 Block V/SITS II Rollout

G.M Wrout, Head Tecr Division, PACMISTESTCEN                   April 1982

Appreciation of contribution to a successful AWG-9 Block V rollout

Certificate of Appreciation

Richard Nixon, Command in Chief                     January 1971

For service in the armed forces of the United States

Education & TRAINING


Stevens Institute of Technology

Systems Engineering: System Architecture and Design







F-14A Weapon Systems Integration


Expert Systems and Knowledge Engineering

Abacus Corp

F-14A Weapon Systems familiarization


Introduction to Space Based Radar


AWG-9 IFU Systems


Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI),

Lockheed Martin

AWG-9 IFU Weapon Control Systems,


Kaizen Green Belt

Lockheed Martin

Principals of System Engineering


Earned Value Management System (EVMS),

Lockheed Martin

Six Sigma certified


System Architecture Workshop

Lockheed Martin

Advanced System Engineering I


Advanced System Engineering II


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