CV: Product Engineer


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 Date Submitted:08-06-2012
 Last Modified:08-06-2012 (07:20)
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 Current job:Product Engineer
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:within 2 months
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
 KeywordsOrbit Analyst; Mission Controller; Satellite Operation; Product Engineer; Component; Operations; Mathematics; Orbit Determination Tool Kit (ODTK), Satellite Tool Kit (STK)



Comtech AeroAstro, Littleton, CO

Product Engineer (November 2010 – Present)

Products Supported:  Components line, sun sensors and Miniature Star Tracker

·       Responsible for the design, development, fabrication, and testing of sun sensor components

·       Serve as point of contact for any technical or operational aspects of component products

·       Responsible for all specifications, drawings, test procedures necessary for the build and support of sun sensors component line

·       Work closely with other subsystem leads and engineers when support is needed

·       Serve as program manager overseeing manufacture and testing of sun sensors

·       Support functional testing of Miniature Star Tracker components

·       Support maintenance of Miniature Star Tracker documentation


LinQuest Corporation, Space Test and Engineering Contract, Kirtland Air Force Base, NM

Orbit Analyst (August 2009 – November 2010)

Missions Supported:  CloudSat, Coriolis, C/NOFS, RADCAL, TacSat-3, STPSat-2

·       Perform orbit determination for multiple satellites

·       Responsible for the generation of customer-driven products derived from ephemeris generated from on-orbit data

·       Provide mission support for on-orbit satellites to include maneuver modeling, maneuver planning and analysis, and collision avoidance analysis

·       Assist with Launch and Early Orbit of multiple satellites

·       Supported the launches of multiple commercial and DoD boosters

·       Supported the launches and landings of multiple STS missions

  • Assist in validation and verification of upcoming satellite missions; to include participating in technical reviews

·       Updating/stream-lining existing processes; to include updating/revising existing scripts to improve functionality


Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc., Space Test and Engineering Contract, Kirtland Air Force Base, NM

Orbit Analyst/Satellite Controller (January 2007 – July 2009)

Missions supported:  CloudSat, Coriolis, DoD boosters, C/NOFS, STPSat-1, TacSat-2, TacSat-3

·       Issue commands and directives to fixed, deployable, and mobile-tracking stations within specified timelines

·       Real-time evaluation of spacecraft, payload, and ground systems status in accordance with established mission requirements

·       Responsible for simultaneously trouble-shooting multiple systems; to include ground software, flight software, and communications hardware within specified timelines


NMSU Physical Science Lab, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

Signals Analysis Co-op (September 2006 – December 2006)

·       Implement signals data theory in relation to algorithm logic, computer simulation and logic, data mining and analysis, logic coding. Both Linux and Windows environments utilized


Horton Technical Associates, Las Cruces, NM

Junior Analyst (June 2005 – April 2006)

·       Used software and existing processes to support investigations of weapon system concepts and advanced technologies.  Used accepted analytic, statistical, and mathematical processes and methods to develop and document analytic procedures

·       Updated legacy FORTRAN applications to Visual Basic

·       Developed excel workbooks using Visual Basic for Applications to independently verify and validate SURVIVE software

·       Worked with software development team in testing and debugging Java software





·       Bachelor of Science, Mathematical Sciences, New Mexico State University – Las Cruces, NM, 2006

o   Concentration in pure mathematics, to include; finite and discrete math, vector space and matrices, cryptography, probability theory, differential equations, and differential and integral calculus





·       DoD TS/SSBI; November 2006

·       Management experience as project lead

·       3.5 years experience in satellite operations, including multiple ground systems, flight software, and orbit determination for a variety of satellite missions

·       Software testing experience; validation and verification

·       Familiarity with multiple programming languages; Java, Visual Basic, FORTRAN, PERL, Python

·       Experience with orbit analysis software, including Orbit Analysis System (OASYS), Satellite Tool Kit (STK), and Orbit Determination Tool Kit (ODTK)

·       Experience with the Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN)






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