CV: Sr. Satellite Controller


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 Date Submitted:09-02-2013
 Last Modified:09-02-2013 (07:40)
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 Current job:Sr. Satellite Controller
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:US only
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Satellite Operators, ,
 KeywordsSenior Satellite Controller with 10+ years experience in communications satellite command and control. Highly experienced in Microsoft Office products. Some computer programming, mainly with Visual Basic, creating tools for spacecraft analysts. Would like

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS                                

  • DoD Secret Clearance renewed (2008), inactive since 2010
  • Bachelors in Game & Simulation Programming (3.86 GPA)
  • Associates in Air & Space Operations Technology
  • 10+ years’ experience as a Satellite Controller performing 24/7 satellite ops
  • 6 years experience as a supervisor/noncommissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force
  • Experienced with Microsoft Office products, plus VBA/VB.NET/C#/C++ programming experience



SES Engineering, Woodbine TT&C, Mount Airy, MD.



Mar 08 – Present:  Senior Satellite Controller/GMV Hifly SOC Coach

  • Operate Spacecraft Buses – Lockheed Martin A2100; Alcatel SB4000, SB2000; Orbital Star2; Loral 1300
  • Monitor spacecraft telemetry, transmit commands as required and perform ranging operations
  • React to emergencies and make decisions within approved guidelines and procedures
  • Operate ground station independently and as a team with geographically separated controller seats
  • Maintain technical proficiency through continued training simulations and learning of new systems
  • Create and maintain operational video pages for SES SCORPIO ground system telemetry data
  • Train controllers on GMV Hifly ground system as platform Training Coach
  • Build and maintain tools for spacecraft analysts using Microsoft VBA programming in Excel


Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD.


Grove Resource Solutions Inc.

Jan 07 – June 08:  Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX) Mission Operations Specialist

§  Provided direction to the real-time operations team, detect anomalies & invoke contingency procedures

§  Performed State of Health operations

§  Provided central Flight Operations point-of-contact to the Air Force for real-time operations

§  Conduct objective and readiness reviews prior to each spacecraft contact and post-contact review


United StatesAir Force, Schriever AFB


6th Space Operations Squadron, U.S. Air Force Reserves

Jan 07 – May 10:  Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Operator

§  Certified DMSP ground system Operator

§  Provided backup DMSP control for National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

§  Provided users with real-time weather data


50th Operations Support Squadron

Aug 05 – Dec 06: Instructor/Product Developer

  • Designed, developed, tested & implemented concept of operations for Task Based Training & Evaluation
  • Created training program for CCS-C satellite operations ground system
  • Selectively-manned to instruct DSCS III/CCS-C operators
  • Standardized operational instruction & evaluation materials IAW Instructional System Development directives


3rd Space Operations Squadron

Aug 04 – Dec 04: Command & Control System-Consolidated (CCS-C) Subject Matter Expert

  • Validated 100% mission capabilities of new $146m ground system (CCS-C)
  • Worked with Integral Systems Inc. (ISI) in identifying flaws with CCS-C’s ground operations portion
  • Trained 70+ mission ready ground operators as Subject Matter Experts on CCS-C 
  • Liaison to 17th Test Squadron during CCS-C’s certification process as an approved Air Force Weapon System


Feb 02 – Dec 06: Satellite Systems Operator

  • Lead SSO responsible for coordinating shift contact schedule and overseeing six other SSO(s)
  • Controlled two constellations of 12 Defense Satellite Communication Systems (DSCS III) and seven North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO/SKYNET IV) spacecraft
  • Configured/detected/resolved ground system anomalies encountered during satellite operations
  • Accomplished all routine short-term planning functions and performed routine satellite post pass actions
  • Proficient with Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) and DCC (ground links to ARTS site), ESD (Electronic Schedule Display), and MCN (interface w/ARMY payload controllers) terminals
  • Identified/troubleshot/commanded payload, telemetry, tracking & commanding, electrical power distribution, attitude control, propulsion, and thermal subsystem anomalies on the DSCS III constellation
  • Conducted station-keeping maneuvers to move or maintain communication links with vital users


EDUCATION & TRAINING                      

  • Bachelors in Game & Simulation Programming, DeVry University, 2012
  • Train the Trainer, Bay-O-Wolf Corp., 2011
  • Maneuver certified Orbital Star 2 Bus, 2011
  • Maneuver certified A2100 Bus, 2010
  • Associates in Air & Space Ops Technologies, Community College of the Air Force, 2007
  • Criminal Justice, Howard Community College, Columbia Maryland, (59 credits)
  • Microsoft Visual Basic.Net, DeVry University, 2007
  • MSX Trained (no certification for position), 2007
  • DSCS Familiarization Course, 2006
  • Advanced STK 7.1 Training, AGI, Colorado Springs, 2006
  • Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Course, 2006
  • DSCS III Vehicle Operator Training, 2006
  • COMSEC Certified, 2006
  • Non-commissioned Officer Professional Development Course, 2006
  • Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel and FrontPage Certifications, 2005
  • Instructional Product Developer Training, 2005
  • Instructor Certification Course, 2005
  • Command & Control Systems-Consolidated Subject Matter Expert Training, 2004
  • Airman Leadership School, 2002
  • DSCS III, NATO/SKYNET IV Satellite Operations Qualification Training, 2002
  • Satellite Command & Control Initial Qualification Training (IQT), Distinguished Graduate, 2002
  • Enlisted Space Prerequisite Training (ESPT), Distinguished Graduate, 2001
  • Air Force Trainer Course, 2000



  • SES Dinner On Us Award, 2011
  • SES Dinner On Us Award, 2010
  • Air Force Commendation Medal, 2006
  • Air Force Achievement Medal (2 OLC), 2006
  • AF Recognition Ribbon, AFA “Best Space Operations Crew of the Year”, 2003
  • Rated “Highly Qualified” as Satellite Systems Operator, 2003
  • Joint Meritorious Unit Award, 2001
  • Superior Performance Award, 2001
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, 1999
  • Logistics Professional (Airman Cat), 1999

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