CV: Satellite Field Engineer


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 Date Submitted:19-01-2011
 Last Modified:19-01-2011 (07:39)
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 Current job:Satellite Field Engineer
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:US only
 Date available:within a month
 Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
 KeywordsSatellite Sensor support engineer DMSP Launch team member Security Clearance Holder

Work Experience


Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems   (Baltimore, MD) 05/2009 - Present

DMSP Satellite / Field Engineer

•Member of DMSP F18 Launch team

•Maintain DMSP spacecraft and calibrate onboard sensors

•Analyze classified data to ensure product quality

•Member of the Vehicle Anomaly and Risk Board

•Created flight commands for spacecraft to utilize during flight

•Guarantee spacecraft health using satellite telemetry

•Direct liaison to NOAA on DMSP communication

•Prepared telemetry data for meetings with Air Force

•Collaborated with colleagues to create Civil Space proposals with NASA and USAF

•Verify satellite imagery to ensure proper scanner function

•Directly involved in space and airborne radar proposals

•Calibrated DMSP F18 visible and thermal optics using ground software (Received award for direct contribution to contract award fee increase)

•Participated in spacecraft hardware and software testing

•Prepared Proposal Basis of Estimates and CDRL items for the Air Force


North Carolina State University     (Raleigh,NC) 01/2008 – 05/2008

Radar Data-Modeler and Processor

•Data acquisition and analysis

•Used Linux based programs to download radar data, performed quality control and created radar movies for storm and wind analysis.


Advanced Space Technologies (Raleigh,NC) 08/2007 – 03/2008

Structural and Payload Manager

•Design, Construct and Maintain pico class satellites

•Conceptual design and hardware integration

•Directly responsible for building quality satellites to serve clients’ needs


Circuit City  (Raleigh, NC) 05/2003 – 03/2009

Installation Manager

•Trained employees

•Participated in corporate level meetings

•Install car navigation systems, tracking systems, remote starters, security, and in-car video systems.

•Nominated into the Top 50 Best Installers in the nation at Circuit City. Hands on experience with small and large electronics.


Security Clearance

DoD Secret 06/2009 – Present



Colorado State University -CHILL Radar facility in Greeley CO 05/2007 – 08/2007


•Worked on the CASA experiment with graduate level research on Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Theory using 24 GHz radar.

•Produced weekly power point presentations to CASA members and fellow students. •Created a proposal and built a mobile platform for precipitation and wind analysis instrumentation.



North Carolina State University

Major: Meteorology GPA: 3.4 out of 4.0   Graduation Date: 05/2009

Honors: Cum Laude

Relevant Courses: Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Atmospheric Dynamics I &II, Radar Instrumentation, Calculus I, II & III, Differential Equations, Statistics, Orbital Mechanics, Celestial Navigation and Structural Properties of Engineering Materials Skills and Activities * Works well with electronics and engines * Electronics test equipment familiarity * Strong space systems understanding (process and implementation) * Effectively use SolidWorks CAD program * Effectively use Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and Power Point * METAR and Synoptic Code METAR * Radar analysis, conceptual radar design and meteorological instrument design * Computer Training: FORTRAN, HTML (websites), GEMPAK, Zebra, UNIX, Matlab (beg)

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