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Technical Program Manager

Seattle, Washington, United States
November 11, 2017

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Alex Squalli

Seattle, WA ***** 206-***-****


•Professional engineer with +10 years of experience in engineering, innovative technology, and advanced analytics.

•Managed/led projects in aerospace, defense, manufacturing, environmental, and healthcare industry.

•Certified manager with strong analytical, interpersonal, and managerial qualities with the ability to create successful outcomes in challenging and fast-paced environments.

•Results-oriented and self-motivated individual with expertise in Matlab/Python algorithms and background in computational science, software DevOps, systems engineering, autopilot simulation, VUAV’s avionics/payload sensors, wireless, RF/electromagnetics, satellite communication, signal processing, and control model-based design.

•Inactive U.S. Government Security Clearance. Willing to travel.


•Programming: Matlab, Simulink, Python, R, C/C++, Concurrent Versions System (CVS), Git/GitHub, ClearQuest, UNIX/LINUX

•Engineering: COMSOL Multiphysics, PSIM Flight Simulator, OrCAD/Pspice, MAX+PLUS II, Spacecraft Antenna Analysis (TICRA GRASP), HFSS, GPS Builder, PowerWorld, LabWindows/CVI, Borland C++ Builder, DOORS

•Analytics & Data Science: Matalab, Jupyter, R, Python, Libraries (Pandas, SciKit, Matplotlib, etc.) SQL, No-SQL, Tableau Familiarity with Hadoop Ecosystem, Spark, and Deep Learning (Tensorflow, Keras libraries)


EcoMed Services - Seattle, WA Jan 2015 to present

Principal Technical Program Manager

•Lead engineering and business operations and devised service plans and products launch for accelerated growth.

•Define requirements/SOW, systems architecture, and oversee subsystem integrations, and metrics to meet business’ objectives based on KPI analytics and dashboard solutions with predictive models, visualizations, and reporting.

•Establish SOPs, logistics, and automated platforms based on computer vision, machine learning, sensors, and HMI.

•Provided consultancy services to healthcare providers in terms of environmental, innovative solutions, and compliance.

ECODAS - Seattle, WA April 2011 to Dec 2014

Senior Technical Program Manager

•Established IIoT framework with time series interface to the Programmable Logic Controller in order to monitor equipment’s operations and control for enhanced preventive maintenance, trouble shooting, and operating analytics.

•Worked with suppliers, engineers, and manufacturing production to implement lean standard operating procedures and launched new product lines with improved designs and capabilities based on customers’ needs.

Boeing Defense, Space & Security - Seattle, WA May 2006 – April 2011

Senior Systems Engineer - Boeing Broadband SatCom Network / U.S. Air force VIP-Special Air Mission

•Supported Boeing broadband in-flight internet connectivity services and collaborated with cross-functional teams to provide secure, on demand, and continuous voice, data, and video while managing and optimizing global connectivity, route capability, capacity modeling, and network solutions.

•Joined R&D team to enhance system’s design and capabilities by conducting radio astronomy trade studies, morphological analysis, signal processing optimization, and predictive algorithms using trained features and signatures.

•Worked with Mobile Satellite Venture customers to simulate space segment connectivity architecture and estimated signal recovery solutions and performance using machine learning predictive techniques and logit models.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes - Seattle, WA Nov 2004 to May 2006

Software Engineer / Data Scientist - Boeing 787 Autopilot Modeling & Simulation:

•Served as a lead for 787 autopilot integrated configuration management and worked with customers and cross-functional teams using DevOps to release iterative software and models in compliance with FAA’s autopilot/autoland certification. Subsets included Mode Control Panel (MCP), Autopilot Flight Control (AFC), Autopilot Back Drive (ABD).

•Used DFS and MapReduce data processing framework to process simulation and flight test structured/unstructured big data and employed statistical analysis, Monte Carlo models, and advanced Matlab analytics for validation.

•Took initiative to build automated and interactive visual analytics/dashboard and applications to improve data collection, processing, analysis, testing, validation, and reporting. The improved platform reduced cost, complexity, execution time, and failure rate by 85% benefiting the customer, flight control, flight test, and simulation engineers.

Bell Helicopter Textron - Fort Worth, TX June 2003 to Nov 2004

Avionics Design Engineer - Eagle Eyes Vertical Take-off and Landing Unmanned Arial Vehicle (VUAV)

•Collaborated with customers, suppliers, and Integrated Product Teams to define system’s requirements/SOWs and contributed to the avionics/payloads design, sensors architecture, and subsystems integration per MIL-STD and ARINC429 standards.

•Performed Man-Machine Interface rapid prototype development, and supported the development and assembly of the Aircraft Test Simulator to validate aircraft’s flight control laws and to conduct preliminary airborne tests.

•Identified performance parameters and applied predictive/prescriptive algorithms for mission planning based on fuel capacity, environmental conditions, and flight control laws.

Cornell University - Ithaca, NY Sept 2002 to May 2003

Electrical Engineer / UAV Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineer

•Designed, simulated, tested and integrated the electrical systems of the UAV to provide autonomous flying vehicle based on commands & controls sensors, Model-Based Design (MDB), estimation algorithm, control theory, and reinforcement learning.

•Designed, tested, and validated the UAV Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA) for integration and airborne test.

Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems - Los Angeles, CA July 2001 to July 2002

RF and Antenna Engineer - U.S. Air Force Wideband Gapfiller and Spaceway Satellites

Performed electromagnetic modeling, measurement, and analysis of spacecraft telemetry and command antennas to include scattering, interference, coupling, passive inter-modulation, finite element analysis, and design of experiment techniques to validate products’ desired performance and coverage solutions according to customer’s requirements.

•Conducted bench test verifications and coordinated near and far field range test procedures for Pipes, Horn, Bicone, and Tx/Rx arrays in the allocated S, X, and Ku bands to overcome anomalies and to confirm in-orbit system’s performance.

•Generated final design, measurements, and test reports and presented results to customers and cross-functional teams during preliminary, critical design, and test readiness reviews/milestones.


Cornell University, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering - Ithaca NY

•Master of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Graduated with Honors) May 2003

•Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering May 2001


•FAA, Airmen Certification Branch: Passed Airman Knowledge Exam for Private Pilot-Airplane May 2005

•Certified Manager (CM): Institute of Certified Professional Managers (ICPM) April 2004

•Project Management Certificate Program, California Institute of Technology June 2002


“Scan Alignment System,” Larry Nelson & Alex Squalli. US 9130270 B1, Filed in 2010

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