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Engineer Manager

El Paso, Texas, United States
August 28, 2018

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Alfred R. Rossy

915-***-**** 915-***-****


Experience: Over 20 years of extensive experience in system integration, testing, product development, requirements management, and large-scale systems integration

Integration Skills: Performed hardware and software integration, on C4ISR lower tier equipment on Platforms on several tests to include Network Integration Event (NIE), Integration Mission Test (IMT), Secure Border Initiative (SBInet), and Ground Missile Defense working with Government, Border Patrol and contractors.

Customer Satisfaction: Delivered products and services on all assigned projects as required by the customer. Always explored acceptable options when unable to deliver a requested product or service, and pursued solutions to ensure customer satisfaction through several programs (PAC-3, Delta Rocket, F-18, F-15, Apache and Ground Missile Defense).

Leadership: Over 20 years of technical leadership; including 13 years of management. Experience managing both test & evaluation engineers, systems engineers and integrated product teams in fast paced, technically challenging organizations

Clearance: Active Secret Clearance


Metis Technology Solutions/NASA White Sands Complex

System Integration & Test Engineer August 2017 – Present

Provide Systems Integration and Test (SI&T) services for the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS)/Space Network (SN) to include: facilities, space, ground, customer service and network communications systems.

Independently coordinate and collaborate with interdepartmental personnel from a variety of disciplines to organize working groups in order to develop scenario testing, procedures, documentation, and operator training.

Participate in scheduling meetings, and coordinate with the scheduling department to support identification of tasks, interrelationships, interdependencies, as well as disconnects, with other systems that integration and testing activities may affect.

Support development of system Engineering Modification (EM) Plans, systems integration plans and system technical requirements.

Coordinate and support developmental and operational test events to facilitate systems integration test execution activities.

Execute requirements verification and validation plans, and collect test artifacts.

Monitor subcontractor design, integration, and test progress.

Write technical policies, procedures, and documentation.

Provide training packages to operations and maintenance personnel as required.

Written and oral communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively with peers.

Scientific Research Corporation (SRC)

Program Manager /Site Operations Manager August 2016 – July 2017

Review customer requirements and develop task execution plans and cost proposals to outline timeline, staffing requirements, and deliverables

Direct a multi-disciplined team of 74 personnel and lead a diverse multi-functional team in the execution of integration and testing for three simultaneous contract product lines.

Serve as a cost account manager (CAM) effectively managing multiple cost accounts, both labor and material, successfully passing government and internal audits

Develop various programmatic documentation to ensure successful execution of assigned projects and programs such as scope, cost, schedule, risk assessment, and feasibility

Provides advice and expertise to Government leadership and contract management

Perform routine contract compliance checks and resolve any discrepancies

Perform quarterly project management reviews with management and IPRs with customer

Initiating, developing, and maintaining active interfaces and coordination/exchange of technical information among multi-disciplined engineering groups, subcontractors, and/or the customer

Provided proactive support to customers, to include ASA(ALT), SOSE&I and materiel/combat developers, Industry Partners, TRADOC, ATEC, etc.

Science Application International Corporation (SAIC)

Senior System Field Engineer July 2014 – August 2016

Served as a Network Operations Support (NETOPS) team Subject Matter Expert (SME) responsible for providing technical design and integration support by working with members of the Army’s Network Integration Event (NIE) test community to coordinate, plan and gather data collection requirements for systems under test (SUTs), as well as for other systems under evaluation (SUEs) as required

Conducting research, analysis, compilation, design, development, and/or test of technical engineering data in support of customer requirements in one or more engineering disciplines for C4ISR lower tier systems on different types of platforms.

Developing documents, and recommending solutions or improvements for technical engineering problems of moderate scope

Researching and preparing draft and/or finished engineering presentations, reports, process studies, or technical information used for such things as program reviews, design reviews, and proposal activities

Performing a variety of analyses of technical engineering data, Interpreting data, verifying product documentation, designs, layouts, or drawings for adequacy and reliability

Applying use and application of standard engineering principles, theories, and concepts

Analyzed and assessed instrumentation plans and ensured the synchronization of the Horseblanket (HB) and vehicle designs by performing Liaison (LNO) duties for PM Current System Integration Division (SID) with a special emphasis on networked vehicle integration systems participating in NIE

Served as a liaison between PM Current Experimentation & Evaluation (E&E) Division, Brigade Modernization Command (BMC), Operation Test Command (OTC), and other key test community action officers on all issues and matters pertaining to instrumentation integration planning to include data collection, instrumentation integration, software and data reduction for NIE

ManTech International Corporation

Test & Evaluation Specialist April 2014 – July 2014

EPG Liaison between Operation Test Command, JBC-P/BFT-G, Net Warrior, HMS Manpack and SIDEWINDER on all issues pertaining to data collection to include instrumentation integration, software and data reduction for Network Integration Event (NIE)

Performed a variety of routine Test & Evaluation tasks designed to provide experience and familiarization with operations, test, and evaluation methods, practices, and programs


Field Engineer Lead October 2007 – December 2013

Led the design and development of drawings, installation and maintenance manuals, checkout and troubleshooting procedures, and repair of the cable/wire harness for the Cross Domain Solution (CDS) on all vehicles (MATV, MaxxPro & Caiman) with Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2) for the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division

Interfaced with Government representatives to determine the configuration of network interfacing hardware required (SIXNET, RJ-45 or KGV-72) for SUTs

Led the integration of SUEs and SUTs in their initial stages. Outlined issues, communicated direction, provided technical advice and desired outcomes, and helped participants understand task, roles and contribution expectations to the integration process for NIE

Led coordination across teams and IPTs to ensure verification alignment, successfully delivering eight critical program criteria for SoS PDR with a total value of over $10 million in award fees for Boeing.

Served as a system engineer on the Integrated Mission Test-1 (IMT-1) to verify the integration of FCS systems and Battle Command software at the WSRM Common Control Node (WCCN). This consisted of the integration of server switches and loading of software for the model and simulation of 30 unique mock-ups of FCS Manned Ground Vehicles

Served as Senior Engineer responsible for engineers performing engineering tasks to develop and decompose functional requirements into system hardware and software specifications, produce and release engineering drawings, developing detail test plans and test procedures, and perform system verification and validation

System of System Engineer Manager July 2006 – September 2007

Managed and directed 28 System Engineering teams within the Interceptor Integration & Test (II& T) on the Ground Mid-course Defense (GMD) program at both Vandenberg AFB, CA. and Fort Greely, AK.

Was responsible for the development, design, test procedure preparation, system integration, verification, test conducting, configuration management, and performed data analysis to ensure each unit was processed per contract, drawing and specification

Managed efforts between technicians, design engineers, and safety and quality personnel during missile processing cycle at Missile Assemble Building (MAB)

Managed laboratory operations for new design, development, budgets, planning, and purchase of capital equipment with the use of basic accounting principles (including process center accounting) to monitor and minimize unit costs and marketing concepts to expand the customer base


Program/Test Manager May 2004 –July 2006

Responsible for all technical and resource aspect of test programs designed to evaluate overall performance, reliability, and aircraft integration of wide variety of aided and unaided guidance/navigation systems and/or subsystems

Ensured improvement strategies were used among multiple design and build disciplines and functions

Worked at senior level to develop customer alliances for program support/coordination with industry partners, and external DOD organizations Identified and defined plans for risk mitigation and support plan of required resources. Compared actual results to baseline plans to assess project performance, efficiencies, productivity and lessons learned. Implemented corrective actions to improve performance

Provided technical, business, and integration leadership for the development and execution of the project and teams plan

Worked with suppliers during Development Test & Evaluation (DT&E) and coordinated test facilities, support equipment, instrumentation, test articles, threat systems and simulators, test targets/expendables, and simulation models/test beds

Provided requirements validation, instrumentation, test design, test environment validation, requirements verification and test integration support during the development of major avionic and guidance sub-systems


System Engineer December 1998 – April 2004

Was responsible for engineers and technicians who supported daily production operations

Resolved manufacturing nonconformance to regulations, plans, tools and designs

Maintained and operated test hardware and processes; Telemetry, Power Systems, Analog and Digital Circuits MIL-STD-1553 Bus Systems, Missile/Launch Avionics and Automated Test Systems, etc.

Set-up and loaded all hardware and software required to test stations on environmental equipment such as thermal cycles, vibration, and thermal vacuums

System Engineer Manager

Managed and directed 21 System Engineers in the Environment Stress Screening operations; trained, scheduled, and evaluated support personnel; provided technical guidance, and resource planning

Monitored budget for compliance; worked in analyzing appropriate tools, processes, and provided guidance to ensure proper testing of avionic units, quality, cost, and schedule performance

Planned and scheduled work to be evenly distributed among systems engineers and technicians to ensure that all resources were used effectively in order to achieve daily goals

Troubleshot and isolated failures of avionics hardware and test equipment, which occurred during environmental stress screenings


Engineer Manager January 1993 – November 1998

Managed and directed 15 electrical engineers and 15 technicians in product testing operations; test setup, test validation, scheduling, carrying out tests, extracting, and analyzing data; assisted with the evaluation of new test equipment; coordination of purchasing and installation of new test equipment; development and validation of new test procedures.

Established metrics and analysis systems for units managed to assess efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance with regulatory procedures. Analyzed processes and problems relative to the design of test equipment and developed and recommended corrective action.

Coordinated the development of work orders for final integration and test plans for both functional and final test.


System Engineer Manager August 1989 – December 1991

Managed and provided assistance for 8 system engineers and 13 technicians in engineering operations for the developing, designing, testing and repairing of computer circuit boards, chips, and devices.

Planned, organized and provided hardware/software technical leadership in the development of Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) from a systems engineering conceptual approach.

Responsibilities included; requirements definition, specification development, and hardware/software integration, development of performance verification/validation procedures and implementation of actual test events; planning, scheduling and management of vendor test events and customer technical interface meetings (TIM).

UNITED PARCEL SERVICES, Service, Dallas, TX August 1986 – July 1989

Sort Supervisor

Managed and supervised pre-loaders in the proper sorting of parcel according to address destinations; maintained employee profiles on performance, safety, attendance, and tardiness; ensured compliance of company policies, standards, and expectations.

Responsible for hiring, motivating, and training a staff of up to 10 loaders

Maintained conducted performance evaluation for loaders.


Multi-channel Communication Operator January 1982 – January 1985

Team Lead in the set-up and operation of VHF communication. Managed and supervised a team of 10 communication operators.

Final Secret Clearance received by Department of Defense

Honorable Discharge


University of Texas in El Paso

Master of Business Administration, 2002

Devry University

Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering, 1991

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