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Engineer Software

Irvine, CA
October 18, 2019

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Akhilesh Rathore

Irvine, CA 714-***-****

Senior-Level Project Management

Capture Engineer Cost Account Manager Team Leader

Project leader with 15+ years of experience in all facets of large-scale technology project engineering within high-profile corporations; special expertise in projects involving integration of hardware and software driven by systems requirements. Experience working with international customers. Delivered multiple projects on schedule, on budget and meeting technical requirements. Skilled in collaborating with all members of the organization to achieve business and financial objectives. Instrumental in streamlining and improving processes and enhancing productivity by implementing technology solutions. Decisive, process-driven, results-focused. Team leader, motivating all members to perform at optimal levels. Interface easily with all internal and external stakeholders, building strong and productive relationships.

Software Engineering

Capture engineering

Technical Knowledge

Cost Account Management (CAM)

Multi-Disciplinary Team Leadership

Long-Term Relationships

Integrated Master Schedules (IMS)

Business Development Support

Earned Value Management (EVM)

System Software Verification

Solution Implementation

Problem Resolution


RAYTHEON, Fullerton, CA 2007 – 2019

Program Engineer

Acted as Capture and Program Engineer for high-profile, large-scale proposals, including critical air navigation project for Airports Authority of India (GAGAN) and related proposals, directing all activities from inception to successful contract completion. Directed all safety-critical projects in alignment with DO-178B software requirements and CMMI processes. As Cost Account Manager (CAM), leveraged tools including integrated master schedule and earned value management system (EVMS) to lead and manage engineering team: conducted weekly status meetings to track progress, monitored budgets and assessed earned value (SPI/CPI) to date, managed critical chain meetings to ensure compliance with schedule, and tracked and managed metrics related to requirements, throughput, memory and other performance requirements.

Built highly successful track record of completing comprehensive, mission-critical projects on time and on budget.

Deftly managed multi-discipline teams comprised of systems and software specialists, hardware engineers, supply chain and procurement experts, and finance staff.

Leveraged relationship-building expertise to interface effectively with international customers, collaborating on technical aspects of RFPs and developing strong long-term partnerships.

Serve as engineering lead for multiple project proposals that were successfully awarded.

L-3 COMMUNICATIONS, Anaheim, CA 2001 – 2007

Engineering Representative, 2006 – 2007

As integral member of core team, worked with senior management to acquire Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Product Data Management (PDM) systems for company, liaised between core team and senior engineering managers to identify key engineering requirements, vetted ERP and PDM vendors, successfully selected vendors and subsequently refined engineering processes prior to implementing new system.

Project Manager, 2001 – 2006

Directed engineering team comprised of embedded hardware and software engineers in developing and completing GPS-enabled guidance systems: led projects from inception through completion, following all CMM Level-3 development cycle requirements, and ensuring all customers’ requirements were successfully achieved.

Successfully completed all projects within time and budget parameters, efficiently conducting all status meetings and customer reviews throughout the process.

Effectively met all earned value and risk management objectives on all programs.

RAYTHEON, Fullerton, CA 1996 – 2001

Senior Systems Engineer, 1999 – 2001

Directed system software safety team in developing GAGAN air navigation software, following all CMMI Level 5 development parameters.

Collaborated with customer in developing sophisticated and effective system software verification methodology.

Thoroughly analyzed software for safety defects, detecting and correcting potentially hazardous system errors.

Spearheaded implementation of sophisticated safety solutions, tracking effectiveness of system through closure.

System is still in FAA use today; it also in use by Indian government.

Co-authored paper “Dynamic Safety Threading in Software Hazard Sensitivity Analysis” which was presented at Proceedings of 18th International Systems Safety Conference.

Software Engineer, 1996 – 1999

Developed real-time software for use in air navigation system in CMM-1 Level 5 environment: developed software requirements, verifying software accuracy and compliance.

Led software interface development for WAAS system to communicate with NovAtel GPS receiver and extract satellite messages.


Software Engineer

Defined, designed and implemented address retrieval software for GPS-based car navigation system for Honda, performing comprehensive system-level software testing in deliverable hardware.

Acted as company representative during Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas 1996.

HUGHES AIRCRAFT COMPANY, San Diego, CA 1994 – 1995

Software Engineer

Improved performance and efficiency of software used in large Naval project on Advanced Combat Direction system, trouble-shooting software to boost accuracy.

Improved software was subsequently used in naval defense systems, identifying incoming projectiles as friend or foe.

Dramatically improved data analysis efficiency by automating process; this resulted in company savings of $50k annually.


Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of California, Irvine, CA, 6/2000

Master of Science in Computer Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, India

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