Automation and Controls Analyst/Engineer
Methodical, results-oriented, and technically inclined engineer, with comprehensive experience in control system maintenance, software development lifecycle, and business system analysis. Adept at developing technology-enabled solutions and diagnosing system performance, and data package precision to meet requirements of the business and achieve organizational growth. Armed with well-defined communication, organizational, and leadership skills essential in spearheading projects and programs, from conceptualization to the successful implementation in line with set-forth timelines and objectives. Currently hold Department of Defense Secret Clearance and Department of Homeland Security Public Trust Certification.
Technology Transformation and Development
Quality Assurance and Control
Workflow and Process Prioritization
Vendor Packages Integration
Extract, Transform and Load Tools and Data Integration
Regulatory Compliance and Standards
Business Analysis and Operations
Surveillance and Control System Testing
KBR – San Antonio, TX
Lead Systems Engineer (Tactical Aerostats/Towers Program, United States Customs and Border Protection): 2019–Present
Supervise a five-member Multifunctional Technical Engineering Support Services Team, accountable for fulfilling all engineering and integration services for system operations, maintenance, information assurance, troubleshooting, and equipment obsolescence.
Strong communication and partnering with vendor, Novetta, during the development and testing of Ageon 2.3 software in the assessment of system functionality and security.
Perform necessary upgrade of enhanced mission capability through the restoration of Ageon's Laser Range Finder functionality for accurate geolocation of points of interest.
Formulate a comprehensive test and evaluation plan in responding to critical vulnerabilities, improving system performance, and restoring the functionality of the Laser Range Finder to latest version.
Act as a subject matter expert for the United States Border Protection (USBP) Tactical Aerostats and Relocatable Towers (TAS), Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment (RAID) Program while responsible for recording and incorporating IT-related components for the improvement of network system performance.
Develop a baseline configuration in the TAS-RAID system definition workbook with the list of principal system hardware and software elements; and TAS-RAID system security plan with the overview of security requirements and lifecycle of the system.
Organize annual IT security awareness training through DHS training requirement website, which educated employees in accessing sensitive information.
Demonstrate adeptness in installing point-to-point radio equipment for RAID sites USBP Tactical Operations Centers (TOC) through the following initiatives:
-Survey of network hardware to offer remote video and control capability of sites in central location;
-Coordination with agents and supervisors in evaluating system status and upcoming mission requirements;
-Collaboration with Engineering Services Team with the assessment of noise interference in communication band spectrum; and
-Guaranteeing the improvement of video quality and connectivity for greater surveillance coverage.
Perform in-depth assessment of system element’s technical data package, ensuring clarity of materials, processes, and standards needed for fabrication, coding, and build.
Conduct system backup in preventing data loss, extensive audits in determining system upgrade along with system inspection for contaminated equipment.
Efficiently handle good maintenance records in identifying high-failure rates, repair cycle trends, obsolesces issues, and calibration requirements.
Significantly decreased system downtime through preventative maintenance and the development of system playbooks and workflow documents.
Reduced upfront costs of the software Extended Warranty and Software Maintenance Agreement by $276,250.00.
Reduced software development costs by $25,000.00 by researching compatible and compliant INS devices to upgrade geolocation software capabilities.
Organized and implemented a continuous monitoring plan to reduce system vulnerabilities to comply with Authority to Operate (ATO) compliance objectives.
Created and implemented specifications for the current update of the over 17 meters’ aerostat system acceptance tests in coordination with the USBP for system delivery, which amounted to more than $8M.
Designed test fixtures in simulating the subsystems’ operating environment, which resulted to the successful unit testing of the lower-level hardware and software configuration, and incremental integration of subsystems within the intended operating environment.
Completed troubleshooting, diagnostic practices, and root cause analysis thus optimizing realization time of the system.
Strategically obtained zero injuries and Case Rate below 0.50 by securing the safety of co-workers and customers.
Expertly managed the $8M worth of program upgrade for four 17-meter+ aerostats, which dealt with the following:
-Improvement of altitude capability from 1000 to 2000;
-Development of new aerostat tether and new aerostat envelop;
-Increase in quantity of cameras in use;
-Completion of design update for the overall aerostat electrical system;
-Upgrade of new operational software suite; and
-Acceptance testing of the upgrade capabilities.
FS24/7 – San Antonio, TX
Wide Area Network Field Technician (Spot Work): 2018–Present
Work independently or partner with vendor to install routers, switches, APs, CSUs, and IPT services; configuring servers, storage arrays, and networking gear; and troubleshooting fiber optic, coaxial, and CAT-specific cables.
Carried out advanced desk-side troubleshooting for the company.
KBRwyle – McAllen, TX
RAID Maintenance and Operator: 2015–2017
Capitalized on technical expertise in accomplishing the following:
-Configuration of Cisco routers for multicast surveillance video;
-Installation of Cambium point-to-point (PTP) backhauls for wireless communications;
-Installation and configuration of networking equipment, video processing electronics, and wireless devices for camera system control and video traffic; and
-Operation of 107-foot RAID Tower System and 17-meter Aerostat system;
Administered surveillance platforms for the Customs and Border Protection.
Made use of Putty in setting up system parameters and Wireshark in determining application initialization message errors.
Reduced the USBP manpower requirements by 50% through in-depth survey and installation of network hardware within TOCs and provision of remote video and control capability of RAID sites from a central location.
Oversaw systems engineering for approximately 19 surveillance towers and 2 aerostats, controlling cameras and video surveillance capability, which reduced manpower on each tower’s site.
TCOM LP – Elizabeth City, NC
Senior Field Engineer: 2009–2015
Facilitated in-depth mentorship and delegation of work to junior field engineers; and formal instruction and on-the-job training for customers and employees.
Planned, documented, and tracked Engineering Change Proposals (ECP) and quality assessment reports to promote product improvement and system availability.
Keenly assessed 22-meter aerostat systems, as well as the system performance based on set guidelines.
Instituted variable frequency drives (VFD) for winch control, as well as the power, signal, and communication connection in alignment with wire lists and schematic diagrams.
Carried out field-level troubleshooting through service software; CANbus and LAN hardware integration for data acquisition and electronic and electromechanical device control.
Acted as a technical intermediary between Field and Design Engineering departments, in charge of the entire process from system assembly and customer acceptance.
Field Engineering Associate Manager Senior Electronics Engineer Lockheed Martin – Chesapeake, VA
Electrical Operations Engineer NASA Glenn Research Center – Cleveland, OH
Avionic Technician (Honorable Discharge) United States Navy – Virginia Beach, VA
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University – University Park, PA (Graduated with Honors)
System Engineering Certification Certified Systems Engineering Professional (In Progress)
Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) Certification Ageon ISR Administrator
Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits Solder Certification Certified Fiber Optics Technician
Certified Fiber Optics Installer Class 4, Rough Terrain, Telescoping Boom Forklift Operator
Boom-Supported Elevating Work Platform Operator Self-Propelled Elevating Work Platform Operator
JLG-60 Telescopic Aerial Work Platform Operator Avionics Technician, Class A1
107-foot RAID Tower Operation and Maintenance Sauer Danfoss Plus+1 PLC Programming
Lean Leadership, Lean Philosophy and Six Sigma Methodology Management Strategies Program I
Management Strategies Program II Root Cause Analysis Training Microwave Antenna Systems and Design
L-88v3 Radar System Operations and Maintenance Foundations for Leadership Program
Phase Array Antennas for Communications RF Fundamentals Introduction to RF Circuits
Square D/Schneider Electric Level 1 PLC Programming Photo Equipment Practical Job Training
Aircraft Electrical Connector/Wire Repair Organization Maintenance
Avionics Technician Integrated Organizational Maintenance Advanced Fist Term Avionics, Class A1
International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
AWARDS AND HONORS
Recipient, Schreyer Honors College Scholar
Member, Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Cloud: Amazon Web Services Azure
Control Software: Inductive Ignition Danfoss PLUS+1 DeviceNet LabView InTouch Wonderware Concept
Modicon ProWORX Arduino Raspberry PI
Operating System: Windows 10 Windows 7 Linux Ubuntu Linux Redhat Cisco IOS
Command Line Instruction: Cisco CLI AWS CLI Linux CLI Windows CLI ICMP Putty
IOT: AWS Greengrass
Scripting: PowerShell Python Json
Analysis: MATLAB MathCAD Wireshark
Design: Visual C++ AutoCAD Soildworks PSpice Microwave Office OrCAD Capture
Productivity Application: Microsoft Office Suite
Risk and Compliance: Fortify Nessus MetricStream