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Avionics Systems Enginer

Rosamond, CA
September 15, 2018

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Shawn Darden

Rosamond, CA ***** 661-***-**** or 661-***-****

Senior Avionics / System Engineer

Process Improvement Testing and Evaluation System Integration

Innovative Senior Avionics Systems Engineer and U.S. Air Force Veteran, 16 years with LMAERO offering an array of skills within aircraft operations and maintenance, team leadership, customer service, strategic planning and process improvement. Interprets and uses schematics, drawings and manuals. Adept in conducting electrical, hydraulic and mechanical reviews of aircraft systems, subsystems and components to ensure alignment with approved test plans and data collection methods. Maintains expert knowledge of fuel, hydraulics, APU and armament systems. Works well under pressure, and provides reliable customer support in a field environment. Delivers outstanding communication, organization and interpersonal skills. Translates complex information and into clear and concise data.

Additional core competencies include:

Government Operations System Testing / Evaluation Research / Analysis

Test Planning Team Leadership / Trainer Project Management

Quality Assurance Fault Isolation Strategic Planning

F-22 Aircraft Hardware / Software System Troubleshooting Technical Documentation

Certifications, Licenses and Education

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Licensed; Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Licensed

Mission Control Room Certification; F-16/F-117/F-22 Engine Run Operation Certification; F-16/F-22 High Power Afterburner Cockpit Operation Certification; Certified Airframe/Power Plant Mechanic; Certified Fiber Optic Tester; FCC Radar Endorsement; F-16/F-117/F-22/F-16 Intake and Exhaust Inspection Qualified

Coursework - Software Engineering, Colorado Technical Institute (CTU)

Professional Experience

Global Elite Lifesytle Inc., Rosamond Ca. Sept 2015 to Present


Lead Online Marketing Specialist

Self employed- Self owned. Business Education Training Software.

Advertising, sale and coaching of lucrative proven money making marketing system to thousand of people looking for a ligitamate way to earn money while at home.

Provide step by step training program for those desiring a new and exciting way to a income source.

Traveled to many scheduled Masterminds, Summits and Super Charger events to provide face to face training on how to create and launch their own online businesses and to promote their products.

Location of events-Porto Viarta Meixco, Montego Bay Jamaica, Costa Rica and St Kitts are only a few places traveled to for training of like minded entrepreneurs.

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Edwards AFB, CA Jan 1999 to Aug 2015

Senior Systems Engineer / Avionics Systems Engineer - F-22 CTF

Played a key role within the Avionics Systems Engineering Group as the Lead Aircraft Avionics Support of the F-22 Combined Test Force (CTF). Trained team members and resolved issues critical to program success within a multi-contractor, government organization. Engaged in test planning, support and troubleshooting of various sub-systems, including CORE, RADAR, WE, CNI, SMS, EXCM, GPS, controls and displays. Provided support to flights from the Mission Control Room (MCR), on call and plane-side during operations. Conducted engineering root cause analyses/reviews to define corrective action for aircraft incidents and system failures.

Ensured the overall functionality of up to seven flight test F-22 aircraft, delivering hands-on troubleshooting and resolution of the most complex avionics system issues and failures.

CTF resident systems expert for all aircraft avionics related issues

Reviewed over 500 flight cards, generating failure reports and writing aircraft upgrade instructions, including change requests, software trackers, discrepancy reports, test requests and T-2 modifications.

Successfully installed and verified over 300 On-Flight Program (OFP) software initial and updates onto all flight test aircraft and combat ready based F-22 aircraft.

Dedicated over 1,000 hours analyzing flight data to generate fault isolation procedures for maintenance staff.

Developed new system test procedures, requirements, specifications and verification documents in support of maturing F-22 avionics systems.

Authored and delivered engineering approval/signatory authority for over 200 T2 Modifications, Flight Test Requests (FTRs) and Engineering Inspection Requests (EIR) as a Flight Test Configuration Review Board (FTCRB) member, ensuring content met requirements and defining engineering changes as warranted.

Directed the development and qualification of new line-replaceable units (LRU) for F-22 system integration.

Served as the subject matter expert on aircraft avionics, vehicle management systems (VMS), flight control systems (FLCS), utilities and subsystems (U&S), power distribution systems, cabin-egress and power plant interface electronics

Provided initial directions and procedures (step by step) instructions for technician to perform on aircraft systems.

Provided OJT and system theory of operation for technicans and level 4, 5 new engineers.

United States Air Force (USAF), Various Locations Worldwide Sep 1987 to Aug 1999

Aircraft Maintenance Superintendent, Master Sergeant

Managed and directed personnel, resources and activities. Interpreted and enforced USAF policies and applicable directives. Established control procedures to meet performance goals and standards. Regularly evaluated employee performance and provided feedback. Contributed as a Frontline Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (FAME), Lead Avionics Systems Technician, Avionics Systems Quality Assurance Inspector and Crew Chief.

Appointed by senior leadership to serve as the Aircraft Maintenance Superintendent responsible for overseeing all aspects of F-117 production and resources.

Trained 250+ personnel on F-117 avionics systems while serving as a Lead Aircraft Instructor/Trainer.

Successfully conducted over 1,000 inspections as the Avionics Systems Quality Assurance Inspector.

Completed duty assignments at AF Plant 42 Palmdale; Spangdahlem, Germany; Nellis AFB; Korea; and MacDill AFB.

Served on the United States Air Force Thunderbirds Demonstration Team.

Additional Professional Experience

Lead Avionics Systems Engineer Lockheed Martin, Edwards AFB CA- F-22

Avionics Technican, Lockhed Martin, Edwards AFB CA- F-22

Maintenance Superintendent, USAF, AF Plant 42- F-117

Avionics Technician, Flight Chief, Shift Superviser, USAF, AF Plant 42- F-117

Flight Control Specialist / Crew Chief THUNDERBIRDS- USAF, Nellis AFB- F-16

Quality Assurance Inspector - UASF - Spangdahlem AB Germany- F4/F16

Avionics Technician/Instructor-USAF, Luke AFB- F16

Avionics Systems Technician / Crew Chief - USAF, Korea- F-16

Flight Control and Instrumentation Technician - USAF, Macdill AFB- F-16

Autopilot and Flight Control Specialist - USAF, Macdill AFB- F4


Aircraft: F4 Phantom, A10 CAS, F15 Eagle, F16 Falcon, F117 Stealth Nighthawk, F22 Raptor

Heads Up Display (HUD); Up Front Displays (UFD); Multifuntion Displays (MFD); Inertial Navigation Systems (INS); Global Position System (GPS); Instrument Landing System/Tactical Air Communication and Navigation (ILS/TACAN) Ground Test Equipment; Pass1000/3200 Program; Deployable Avionics Test System (DATS); Fiber Optics; UHF; VHF; Identification Friend or Foe (IFF); Intraflight Datalink (IFDL); Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS); O-Scope; Boresight Equipment; 1553 Bus Analyzer; TTU-205 Pneumatics Tester; Air Data Systems; High Speed Data BUS Special Test Equipment (STE); Common Interface Processor (CORE); RADAR; Electronic Warfare (EW); Communications Navigation Identification CNI; Terrain Following and Collision Aviodance systems and Autopilot, Stores Management System (SMS); Electronic Counter Measures (EXCM); Fire Control Systems; Weapons and Missile Detection Systems; Aircraft Interactive Equipment; Portable Maintenance Aid (PMA- Miltope); Digital Video Systems (DVR); Digital Transfer Equipment (DTE); Embedded Software Equipment- Mass Memory (DMVR); Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, Outlook, Project, Word); Internet Applications (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari); WAN/LAN; MIL-STD-1553B; MIL-STD-1750; MIL-STD-1773

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