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     Date Submitted:07-06-2017
     Last Modified:07-06-2017 (07:26)
    Job information
     Current job:Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsSatellite operations, operations documentation maintenance

    Objective: A highly skilled, broadly experienced satellite operator seeking to utilize and expand vast technical skills in satellite operations industry.



    Lockheed Martin

    Systems Engineer

    Aurora, CO

    Feb 2011 – Present

    * Create accurate and concise HTML-based procedures, processes and job aids

    * Maintain 24/7 OPS Crew schedule to ensure 100% crew coverage while maintaining adequate office staffing

    * Certified as an On Shift Technical Controller (OSTC)

    * Maintain and update Web Based Training modules using Adobe Captivate software


    Lockheed Martin

    Systems Crew Chief

    Boulder, CO

    Jan 2009 – Feb 2011

    * Coordinate usage of shared operational resources

    * Assist Integration & Verification with software build checkouts, procedure flows and scenario based testing

    * Analyze and ensure system upgrades meet operational and configuration requirements

    * Create, update, test operational procedures


    Lockheed Martin/Ciber, Inc.

    Systems Crew Chief 

    Boulder, CO

    Nov 2008 – Jan 2009

    * Coordinate usage of shared operational resources

    * Assist Integration & Verification with software build checkouts, procedure flows and scenario based testing

    * Analyze and ensure system upgrades meet operational and configuration requirements

    * Create, update, test operational procedures


    Ciber, Inc

    Systems Crew Chief 

    Schriever AFB/ Boulder, CO

    May 2007 – Nov 2008

    * Provide Telemetry, Tracking & Control (TT&C) and Ground Control support to on-orbit SBIRS payloads

    * Command and execute promoted tasking schedule, monitor all ground status

    * Utilize software tools to ensure system availability and operations

    * Provide inputs to commander's daily status meeting

    * Analyze and ensure system upgrades meet operational and configuration requirements

    * Implement failover capability and anomaly response as required

    * Provide recommendations for system issues and anomaly response


    Superior Technical Resources/Honeywell

    Information Systems Technician

    Schriever AFB Colorado Springs, CO

    Feb 2006 – Apr 2007

    * Monitor mainframe computer operations hardware and software

    * Respond to user and mission problems and anomalies

    * Perform routine System Maintenance

    * Coordinate print and tape requests

    * Accomplish tape library duties


    Northrop Grumman

    Field Engineer

    Buckley AFB Aurora, CO

    June 2004 - Nov 2005

    * Performed a variety of duties pertaining to space-based Infrared systems/sensors

    * Provided 24-hour/7-day support for operation of the SBIRS ballistic missile warning system

    * Supplied real time, and post event support of the primary mission

    * Responsible for mission sensor state of health (SOH)

    * Offered technical advice to the USAF crews on sensor capabilities and mission

    * Accountable for building all exercise scenarios in a UNIX environment


    Arrowhead Global Solutions

    Mission Analyst

    Kirtland AFB Albuquerque, NM

    Jan 2004 - Apr 2004

    * Performed assorted scheduling activities to include Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) contacts

    * Generated pass plans

    * Produced daily and weekly trending reports


    United States Air Force

    Satellite Systems Operator

    Schriever AFB Colorado Springs, CO

    Sep 2002 - Jan 2004

    * Certified to operate Milstar Satellite Constellation using the AFSCN

    * Responsible for configuring, executing and troubleshooting complex data links required for routine and emergency satellite missions.

    * Certified in planning, operating, commanding, and anomaly resolution of the Milstar Satellite System

    * Vast experience in Deconflicting and Scheduling shared AFSCN resources

    * Significant role in developing and improving procedures to ensure 100% mission success


    United States Air Force

    Data Systems Supervisor

    Data Masked (Classified Assignment)

    Mar 2000 - Sep 2002

    * Processed and coordinated satellite surveillance activities

    * Provided immediate missile warning and space launch data to military and government officials

    * Detected and troubleshot system anomalies

    * Served as squadron Public Affairs representative

    * Managed unit Morale Fund - Raising hundreds of dollars for unit functions


    United States Air Force

    Satellite Systems Operator

    Schriever AFB Colorado Springs, CO

    May 1997 - Mar 2000

    * Certified to operate the Milstar Satellite Constellation using the Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) via Space Ground Link Systems (SGLS) supporting over 650 missions

    * Responsible for configuring, executing and troubleshooting complex data links as required

    * Launch Team Member - Providing support for pre-orbit and on-orbit testing and spacecraft certification.

    * Certified in planning, operating, commanding, and anomaly resolution of the Milstar Satellite System

    * Vast experience in Deconflicting and Scheduling shared AFSCN resources.

    * Versatile in Developing and improving procedures to ensure 100% mission success

    * Certified instructor supervising on-the-job trainees

    * Instruct monthly training for SGLS operators.


    Security ClearanceS:

    * Top Secret (Active)


    * German  - Read, write, and speak fluently



    * Satellite Systems Operations Specialist Course # V3AQR1C611-000 (40 hours)

    * Apprentice Space Operations Specialist Course #V3ABR1C631-000  (205 hours)

    * Journeyman Space Operations Specialist Career Development Course #27750-ED-04 (78 hours)

    * 50th Operational Support Squadron Line Instructor Course  

    * Air Force Quality Program Training  

    * Airman Leadership School

    * Airman Professional Development Seminar

    * Other Classified Training

    * Computer Technology Certificate -Fisher College, Boston, MA.  (21 credits of 30 Complete)


    Computer Skills:

    * Knowledge of  Microsoft Windows , UNIX, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visual Basic Programming, HTML language

    * IBM ES9000,ES390



    * Air Force Achievement Medal

    * Air Force Good Conduct Medal

    * Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

    * National Defense Service Medal

    * Air Force Noncommissioned Officer Professional Military Education Graduate Ribbon

    * 21st Space Wing “Crew of the Year”

    * Error-Free Performance Award 1500 hours

    * Air Force Space Command “Certificate of Highly Qualified”

    * Air Force Association “Best Space Operations Crew in the Air Force”

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