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Engineering, TPM, Manager

Seattle, Washington, United States
May 14, 2018

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Alex Squalli

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

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

• Managed/led projects in the tech, aerospace, defense, manufacturing, environmental, and healthcare industries.

• 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 electrical engineering, computational science, software DevOps, systems engineering, flight simulation, VUAV’s avionics/sensors, wireless, RF/electromagnetics, satellite communication, signal processing, and control model-based design.

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

• 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: Matlab (High Proficiency), Jupyter, R, Python (Pandas, SciKit, Matplotlib, etc.) SQL, No-SQL, Tableau. Familiarity with Hadoop Ecosystem, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Boeing Global Services – Oklahoma City, OK Mar 2018 to Present Senior Design and Analysis Engineer (Contract position) – C-17 Globemaster III fleet

• Manage and support labs’ operations that include flights simulation, hardware and avionics integration, software configuration management, and quality control/assurance.

• Perform systems development, avionics and associated systems support and testing with focus on flight controls and system core testing.

• Collaborate with customers, cross-functional, and engineering teams including electrical/hardware, flight test, software, systems, quality control/assurance engineers to optimize solutions, resolve complexity, and meet customer’s design, operational, functional, quality, and compliance requirements. Microsoft - Redmond, WA Dec 2017 to Feb 2018

Technical Program Manager (Contract position) - Xbox Services, Productivity, and Intelligence

• Heading the Xbox SPI/Keystone Next Generation Privacy efforts and managed engineering plans for delivery and compliance.

• Coordinating with program managers, leads, developers, and customers/studios to implement data solutions for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

• Define requirements as needed to support SPI/Keystone NGP scenarios and release functional specifications. EcoMed Services - Seattle, WA Jan 2015 to Dec 2017 Principal Technical Program Manager

• Developed, built, and launched successfully the start-up business in a highly regulated and monopolistic market providing sustainable services to healthcare providers in Washington and British Columbia.

• Led engineering and business operations and devised service plans and products launch for accelerated growth to include more than 200 customers’ accounts within the first year of operation.

• Defined 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.

• Provided consultancy services to healthcare providers in terms of sustainable innovative solutions and compliance. ECODAS - Seattle, WA April 2011 to Dec 2014

Senior Technical Program Manager / U.S. Division Director

• Provided the leadership and strategic plans to establish successfully a U.S. Division providing sustainable onsite and offsite clean technology. Managed all core functions of the division in North America and maintained growth during economic downturns while helping the company expand its global operations and market share.

• Formed programs to reduce barriers and cost of entry and developed new business opportunities/partnerships while improved relationships with vendors, service providers, and customers resulting in a $1.5 million increase in new products revenues over a two-year period.

• 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.

• Obtained regulatory approvals, negotiated long-term contracts, and formed collaborations with manufacturers, businesses, distributors, and suppliers resulting in 20% coast reduction in the supply chain. Boeing Defense, Space & Security - Seattle, WA May 2006 to 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, real-time, 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 signal trained features and signatures. Page 2 of 2

• 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 777 & 787 Autopilot Modeling & Simulation:

• Served as a lead for 777 & 787 autopilot integrated configuration management and worked with customers and cross-functional teams using CI/CD 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.

• Mentored/couched new hires and established a streamlined training orientation for further career’s development. Bell Helicopter Textron - Fort Worth, TX June 2003 to Nov 2004 VUAV Avionics Design Engineer - U.S. Coast Guard Deepwater Vertical Take-off and Landing Unmanned Arial Vehicle

• 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 1553 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.

• Validated aircraft’s designs and specifications to subsystem integration and functionality and ensured FAA compliance and adherence to military standards (MIL-STD).

• 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, integrated, and tested 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, manufactured, and validated the UAV Quattro-copter 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. EDUCATION

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 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT / CERTIFICATION

• Coursera, edX, Udacity,and Stanford Online: Data Science & Machine Learning Programs May 2017 to Present

• 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 PATENTS

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

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