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Engineer Project Manager

Marietta, GA
October 29, 2018

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Laura Mihill

**** ****** ***** 678-***-****

Marietta, GA 30062

Professional Summary:

I am an experienced design team lead and certified project manager in defense, research and manufacturing fields with excellent communication and presentation skills. As an embedded systems lead engineer I interface with the customer to generate proposals and design requirements, take ownership of issues, engage stakeholders, isolate faults, and direct solutions through all phases of a project. My degree is in electrical engineering with experience in systems integration and SLDC, implementation and testing as well as telemetry, IoT architecture, hardware-in-the-loop simulation, imaging and control systems design. I am skilled at modeling and analysis using LabView and Matlab, and am also conversant in French, Italian, Spanish, German and Irish. I am a Six Sigma white belt, and a certified product owner and scrum master trained in EVMS, Agile and waterfall, and my DOD clearance is above secret.

Related Experience and Achievements:

Principal Engineer, Honeywell Aerospace, 2/18 – present.

Coordinating with software, quality and testing to modernize avionics per current requirements. Leading SRR and TIM interactions. Plan and organize tasks and identify risks, validate a customer schedule and milestones,build relationships with customer technical resources, lead a team from a technical perspective. MIL-STD-1533, ARINC429, Serial I/O, Ethernet (UDP), IEEE-1394 Firewire, FACE, ARINC-653. Nav systems subject matter expert and systems engineer for F16 INS/GPS. Developing PIDS, VCRM and ICDs, modifying and updating hardware per DO-178 and DO-254,

Embedded Systems Product Owner, Flextronics, 8/16 – 12/17.

Translate business requirements into technical designs, generate SOWs, create and oversee execution of test cases especially deliverables from cloud portal to device side. Provide project and task management and technical interchange for embedded software developers in communication with large scale enterprise portal. Consult on architecture, system integration, interfaces, tools and documentation. Design and direct development of RTOS devices for GPS tracking, Linux controllers for large solar fields with SCADA architecture, wearable prototypes for CES and automation controllers. WiFi, BLE, BT interfaces. Lead go-to-market initiative for embedded Android monitors for Intel, providing technical interchange with developers. Use of Jira, Teamwork, Flashtool, Vysor.

Managing Consultant, CitiSci LLC, 5/13 – 7/16

Development of emerging IoT integration solution using SQL, OPC, ODBC, JSON.

Led design and development of closed loop control system, HMI and software coding for innovative material aerospace autoclaves and medical devices. Systems integration, use case thread development, recipe development, LabView HMI implementation and testing of PID loops in SCADA PLCs, WinCC, Wago hardware, project management.

Led several multinational teams in developing requirements, software system designs and policies for precision battle training systems. Represented company at customer design reviews and ran software change control meetings. Identified technical and schedule risks, created and trained team to solve issues, and generates systems requirements in Jama. Project and customer level documentation. Led peer reviews in Agile and waterfall software requirements development. Designed and built RF test lab.

Engineering lead on tech transfer from Mitsubishi Japan for nuclear plant repair system embedded controls. Development of system design specifications, product description documents, and subsystem designs. 6-axis special environment robotics and automated servo controls design using AutoCAD and C++ automation.

Principal Embedded Systems Engineer, Richland Technologies, 6/12 – 5/13.

Project lead on embedded solution development reporting to C-level. Provided complete technical and financial project documentation, from task identification and schedule development to BOM and system requirement. Developed customer, partner and business relationships. System design and integration of optical HMI system with commercial standards. Generated complete documentation for CDR, integrated with international teams to design software on multicore processors in VXWorks. Circuit analysis of FLIR optical systems support PCBs, ARINC networks and power supplies for reliability and safety certification. Generates business proposals for full system board design. Tracks earned value metrics and prepares processes for presentation and certification. Signal debug with oscopes, multimeters.

Senior RF Engineer, Alenia North America, 8/10 – 6/12.

Subject matter expert for telemetry, communication and networks, user interface displays and RF. International team coordination of management, primary contractor and multiple govt. customers to generate multiple proposals simultaneously for business capture to government standards. Generated RFIs for vendors and prepared cost and schedule estimates for design changes. Evaluated changes for compliance with MIL-STD-1553, DO178, DO254. Solved maintenance problems with hardware and software in the field in HIL lab debugging flight cert equipment with oscopes, multimeters, spectrum analyzers.

Senior Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin, 9/98 – 6/2010.

Subject matter expert and analyst in mission systems and communication for systems integration. Generated requirements for hardware and software design, generated proposals for upcoming advancements, coordinated with test team to create schedules and testability matrices. Analyzed test results and prepared reports. Designed and executed tests for teams of 50+ players for both large scale massively integrated real time embedded lab simulators and real hardware, authored procedures, and coordinated generation of lab conditions with special test equipment among test directors, lab operators, and support personnel. Took on extra last-minute analysis and report generation to close more than 20 outstanding issues with major software update. Assisted project lead in tracking and closing hundreds of open actions.

Test director for systems integration lab. Lead teams of 20 engineers in accomplishing real world mission tests, from system to ASIC level, on large scale real time embedded RF sensor stimulation with full ship set and special test equipment. Design of procedures and test plans with the customer, and coordination of resource usage among IPTs. Coordination of objectives, scheduling, and software builds between aircraft production, development, and analysis teams, and subcontractor specialists. Training of new lab operators and system specialists. Test equipment hardware design specification and software development for optimization of system control. Developed requirements and procedures for upcoming tests using appropriate database tools, and created necessary lab test tools using LabView.

Lead visual simulation team in implementing globally fielded integrated tank personnel trainer with multi-million dollar budget. Includes design and testing of specialized displays, UNIX-based image generator script software and C++ signal processing, and presentations.

Designed and conducted large-area real time embedded military simulation network conversion, using Cisco & Cabletron, FDDINet & Gigabit Ethernet. Identified implementation solution and transition plan which saved $200,000.

Lead design requirements specification and selection effort of PCIG hardware, software and visual database for large scale real time embedded full surround cockpit of integrated advanced tactics flight simulator with hardware and pilot in loop.

Designed control software for flight and missile mission planning, including sensor integration. Use of Xwindows.

Experienced in SEI Level 4, ISO9000/1, software development cycle, code estimation, design & testing, peer review and problem reporting processes.

Java, C++, OO script development of vision control systems on Sun, Evans & Sutherland/VxWorks and SGI platforms for military visual simulators and other applications.

Controls & Systems Integration Engineer, Pratt & Whitney Engines, 2/97 – 8/98

Correlated communication of system requirements between military, airplane contractors and jet engine designers, and oversaw implementation.

Hands-on testing of electrohydraulic actuators, cables and hostile environment instrumentation systems with multiplatform computer network control.

Real time engine test running with hands-on debugging of dynamic nonlinear controls.

Network administrator for Sun UNIX, VMS and NT 4.0. Database, spreadsheet, presentation and web page design. Use of Java, HTML and C, as well as proprietary visual design packages.

Controls and Electronics Engineering, University of Central Florida/Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL), 10/94 - 10/96.

Design and implementation of control system for Particle Accelerator and Free Electron Laser assembly; includes use of LabView to control CAMAC crate, magnetic interfaces and data acquisition instrumentation, including MIL-STD-1553.



B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, May 94.

Postbaccalaureate classes in DSP, optics and SAW devices.

Additional training in Java, C++, databases and SQL.


Board member: GIT Supply Chain and Logistics STEM consultant, Girl Scout STEM facilitator, Atlanta Lawyers’ Orchestra; Natl. Merit Scholar; UCF Presidential Scholar; FL Undergrad Scholar; Phi Eta Sigma (freshman honor society); UCF Honors Program; IEEE Robotics Society (pres.); Engineering Executive Council: directed Engineering Expo (3 yrs.); AIAA: (aerospace engr. organization): telemetry design team (2 yrs.); UCF Marching Band: clarinet (2 yrs.); Early Music Ensemble: viola.

References and publications available upon request.

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