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Software Engineer

Pearland, TX, 77584
August 21, 2012

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Pearland, TX 77584

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Earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


UNITED SPACE ALLIANCE (formerly Lockheed Martin SMSS, Loral, IBM – FSD), Houston, Texas:

4/2005 to 8/2011 – Manager, Engineering/Computer Science, Flight Software Test & Operations:

Provide technical direction, Goals, objectives development, feedback, and performance

evaluations for a team of nine Staff System Analysts; provide written and verbal status to senior management and program management; interface with NASA customer and other contractor stakeholders; provide additional software systems analysis support in the field when required.

4/90 to 4/2005 - Staff System Analyst, Flight Software Test and Operations:

Serve as a field representative at the Shuttle Avionics Integration Lab (SAIL) and the Integrated Training Facility/Shuttle Mission Simulator (ITF/SMS) at NASA's Johnson Space Center. Responsibilities included:

o Analysis and resolution of issues that may pertain to the Primary Flight Software in Guidance, Navigation, and Flight Control (GNC).

o Provide technical analysis and support to the PASS FSW Discrepancy Report (DR) Board to aid in resolving any FSW discrepancies discovered or suspected in SAIL or SMS tests.

o Development and delivery of FSW patch programs as required to achieve specific test


o Edit and publish the Primary Avionics System Software (PASS) User's Guide for new Flight Software releases.

o Serve as a TEAM LEADER for Space Shuttle mission support in the Mission Evaluation Room (MER)in NASA Mission Control during Shuttle Missions.

o Serve as the PASS FSW Point of Contact for the review of NASA’s Shuttle Flight Rule

Change Requests utilized during Shuttle mission training and flights.

6/84 to 4/90 – Requirements Analyst and Software Test Engineer

Interpret written requirements for FSW from NASA engineers and assist USA

Programmers in understanding them; and conducting performance simulations

on the FSW, using a TSO/SPF application for an IBM 370 mainframe computer, and

participate in Requirements Inspection/Review meetings as a Lead RA or Moderator.


PMP Certification

Experience in Software Production Life Cycle Techniques

Trained in Root Cause Analysis Methodology and Risk Management

Familiarity with Lean Six Sigma Techniques and CMMI Level 5 Processes

Boeing First Line Leadership Institute Graduate

Completed USA Leadership Development Institute Series (LDI)

Univ. of Houston/USA Leadership & MGMT Certification series Graduate

Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite, Windows OS, TSO/SPF – advanced proficiency

Linux OS, Microsoft Outlook and Access – intermediate proficiency

Matlab, Simulink, UML, C++ - beginner proficiency

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