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Engineer Software

Hamburg, NY
February 24, 2020

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Lawrence F. Shannon


Present: **** ******** ******* ********, *** York 14085

Telephone: 716-***-****


Years Experience: 15 +

Clearance: Secret – currently inactive

US Passport: Yes


Over 15 years Military and GOCO experience. Hardware and software. Embedded systems.

Military combat vehicles, helicopters IT services.


Systems: Windows, Linux, Artisan Studio, DOORS

Assembly Language, C, Embedded Systems

Military Hardware (M1A1 LRUs, C4ISR, R/T’s, Displays, Combat Vehicles, Airborne Vehicles)

Special Knowledge – Military Spraycooling Applications

RF Experience: Amateur Radio Operator, Extra Class


Cornell Univ – SUNY Buffalo. BA (Math). Graduate Studies – EE, Computer Science


January 2019 – Present

Independent Contractor – Various clients. IT support – deployment, installation.

October 2018 – December 2018

Independent Contractor – IT engineering for Peak Systems installing/upgrading Cricket stores. Computer upgrades, network installation, testing, etc.

June 2018 – August 2018

Independent Contractor – IT engineer at Samuel, Son & Co,. Lancaster, NY. Upgrading, imaging computers, installation, maintaining records, shipping, etc.

November 2017 – June 2018

Independent contractor. Installing and deploying computer systems (CPUs, printers, special hardware, etc.) for various clients. Acted singly or as part of a small team. Clients included CitiBank, UBS, KAR auctions, etc. Duties included location of devices, imaging computers, testing system integrity, and training (where applicable).

June 2017 – October 2017

Independent contractor. Team leader for massive (200+) computer deployment

Project at Ford Buffalo Stamping Plant. Responsible for locating target computers, organizing workflow, directing team members, and maintaining records.

Feb 2017 – June 2017

Self employed/independent contractor

Computer system installations and upgrades. Computer/printer/network installations.

Oct 2016 – Feb 2017

Lockheed-Martin – Syracuse, NY

Under contract to Aerotek, Buffalo, NY

Systems/Test/Integration Engineer

Test/verify system operation with Radar Simulator

Support manufacture/deployment AN/TPQ-53 Counter Battery Radar System

Feb 2015 – Sept 2016

Self employed/independent contractor

Computer system installations and upgrades. Computer/printer/network installations.

Sept 2014 – Dec 2014

GE Transportation - Erie, PA

Under contract to Traincroft, Medford, MA

Sr. System Engineer

Responsible for system test and validation of new software

Write/maintain procedures in DOORS

Nov 2011 – Nov 2012

GE Transportation - Erie, PA

Under contract to Adecco, Erie, PA

Sr. System Engineer

Analyze customer and operational requirements to define and clarify systems architecture. Captured requirements in DOORS. Performed integration testing and module validation.

Integrate new hardware/software modules to assure proper functionality and overall system compatibility.

Responsible for validation and verification of foreign-developed software to meet system requirements.

System runs QNX OS and must interface with customer-provided hardware. Developed test procedures and wrote test scripts for essential V&V functions.

Involved with system specification/design/test for next generation software.

July 2008 to July 2009

General Dynamics – Sterling Heights, MI

Under contract to Advanced Technologies, Walpole MA

Senior Systems Engineer

Worked on Future Combat System (Mounted Combat System), preparing Design Documentation for Preliminary Design Review for the Weapon Crew Station

Developing and managing system requirements, using DOORS for management

Review and modify ICD

Test plan creation

Participate in PDR, CDR, etc.

May 2007 to March 2008

Hill-Rom Industries – Batesville, IN

Under contract to Oxford International, Beverly, MA

Senior Systems Engineer

Created hardware and software requirements documents for PowerDrive propulsion system, used in the Hill-Rom line of patient care beds.

Organized documents using DOORS

Requirements tracing, requirements flowdown, testing, ICD creation

February 2007 to April 2007

BAE Systems – Johnson City, NY

Under contract to System Pros, Billerica, MA

Senior Systems Engineer

Created hardware requirements for Hybrid Electric Vehicle Propulsion System

Created test plans

Organized documents using DOORS

December 2006 to January 2007

IRobot, Inc. – Burlington, MA

Under contract to System Pros, Billerica, MA

Senior Systems Engineer

Created Hardware and Software Requirements for robotic vehicles and control consoles

Utilizing DOORS

Created ICDs for subsystem components.

March 2006 to November 2006

Lockheed-Martin – Owego, NY

Under contract to ATSI, Newton, MA

Senior Systems Engineer

Hardware Requirements – CSAR-X Helicopter – Cockpit Display System and Navigation/Comm Subsystems

Participate in system development, test procedures, design reviews, system integration planning

Utilizing UML, Artisan Studio

November 2005 to January 2006

Raytheon – Tewksbury, MA

Under contract to Oxford International, Beverly, MA

Senior Systems Engineer

Developing software system requirements.

Utilized DOORS, WSTR, etc.

April 2005 to October 2005

ATK – Plymouth, MN

Under contract to Advanced Technology, Walpole, MA

Senior Systems Engineer

Contributed to rapid development of MATRIX system. Developed and executed environmental testing.

Developed test plans for fuzing elements, PGB and PGMM (Precision Munitions).

Produced prototype composite armoring of electronics modules for mine deployment system.

May 2003 to April 2005

General Dynamics – Sterling Heights, MI

Under Contract to ATSI, Newton MA

Senior Systems Engineer

Working on Future Combat System (FCS). Requirements definition and analysis, Power Allocation, Power Distribution, C4ISR

STRYKER program – Specification and ICD development. Hardware/Weapons Systems Integration. MGS pre-production readiness

Used DOORS for requirements collection and traceability

Wrote Classified Annex for Gun Turret armoring/weapon performance, MGS STRYKER variant

July 1999 to December 2002

General Dynamics – Sterling Heights, MI

Under contract to ATSI, Newton, MA

Senior Hardware Engineer

Familiar with LRU complement of Abrams tank and other GD vehicles. Spent several months at TRW (California) assisting FBCB2 integration.

Spent eighteen months at GD-Woodbridge (AAAV). Assisted in C4ISR architecture design and specification, from overall system capabilities down to cabling/connector level. Advised in RF, video, and computer compatibility matters. Spearheaded effort to make Spraycool technology viable - led joint vendor/GD/DRPM effort to make technology successful in a military environment, culminating in passing proof-of-feasibility testing.

Eight months at GM-Defense (London, Ont.) gaining familiarization with IAV (STRYKER) and attending Configuration Control Board (CCB) meeting as GD representative regarding Engineering Change Orders (ECOs).

Several months at Anniston Army Depot (ANAD) supporting overall production effort for the IAV.

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