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Project Engineering / Project Management

Summary

Physics-trained ex-military senior engineer. McCombs MBA. Objective-focused leader with product requirements development, data management, operations, marketing, and new business development experience. High preference for hands-on problem solving.
 

2014–Current – Ground Segment Manager and Payload Developer - SkyeSense Project, JAMSS America Incorporated (JAI), Houston, TX

  • Co-developed, built, and launched a prototype hardware to the International Space Station called GLASS - GLobal AIS on Space Station. The system is collecting global maritime vessel traffic position data and performing spectrum scans of the planet to mitigate illegal fishing operations. Evidence: https://goo.gl/iiGpuJ

  • Developed and implemented test protocols, coordinated data collection, storage, and distribution.

  • Reviewed payload requirements and worked with vendors to implement design elements to improve product capabilities.

  • Led data ground testing for GLASS at NASA facilities in Houston and Huntsville

  • Co-led electromagnetic interference and acoustic testing at NASA facilities in Houston to ensure that the product meets NASA’s safety requirements.

  • Conducted numerous tests to optimize GLASS for maximum data recovery.

  • For more information about GLASS/SkyeSense Project: www.skyesense.com/glass.

2006–2014 – Senior Engineer, JAMSS America Incorporated (JAI), Houston, TX

  • Work directly with NASA Space Station mission management, where I represented the Japanese space agency (JAXA) for technical and mission planning matters, addressed NASA concerns, and presented JAXA’s position on issues.

2005–2006 – Engineer, MTS Global, Houston, TX

  • Authored several white papers on NASA’s Space Shuttle close-call awareness program.

  • Conducted simulation training at Johnson Space Center to ensure compatibility of Japanese hardware on the International Space Station.

2000–2004 – Operations Specialist / Quartermaster, U.S. Coast Guard, Astoria, OR

  • Navigator and Operations Specialist aboard a Coast Guard Cutter at sea.

  • Conducted  several rescues resulting in the saving of a dozen lives; instrumental in the rescue of 1 person during a dockside emergency.

  • Air Traffic and Direction Controller for 500+ helicopter missions; developed and presented daily mission briefings for helicopter operations.

  • Analyzed and processed secure data, radio & satellite communications. Conducted surveillance of suspect vessels. Possessed Secret Clearance.


Education:

  • MBA, University of Texas McCombs School of Business, Austin, TX

  • B.S., Physics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Employers
  • Ground Segment Manager and Payload Developer - SkyeSense Project at JAMSS America, Inc.
    Jan 2014 - Mar 2017
    - Co-developed, built, and launched a prototype radio frequency mapping and IoT collection platform to the International Space Station called GLASS - GLobal AIS on Space Station. The system is collecting global maritime vessel traffic position data and performing spectrum scans of the planet. Evidence: https://goo.gl/iiGpuJ - Developed and implemented test protocols, coordinated data collection, storage, and distribution. - Reviewed payload requirements and worked with vendors to implement design elements to improve product capabilities. - Led data ground testing for GLASS at NASA facilities in Houston and Huntsville - Co-led electromagnetic interference and acoustic testing at NASA facilities in Houston to ensure that the product meets NASA’s safety requirements. - Conducted numerous tests to optimize GLASS for maximum data recovery. - For more information about GLASS/SkyeSense Project: www.skyesense.com/glass.
  • Senior Engineer at JAMSS America Incorporated (JAI)
    Apr 2006 - Dec 2013
    Work directly with NASA Space Station mission management, where I represented the Japanese space agency (JAXA) for technical and mission planning matters, addressed NASA concerns, and presented JAXA’s position on issues.
  • Engineer at MTS Global, Inc.
    Apr 2005 - Apr 2006
    Authored several white papers on NASA’s Space Shuttle close-call awareness program. Conducted simulation training at Johnson Space Center to ensure compatibility of Japanese hardware on the International Space Station.
  • Operations Specialist / Quartermaster at U.S. Coast Guard
    Nov 2000 - Nov 2004
    - Navigator and Operations Specialist aboard a Coast Guard Cutter at sea. - Conducted several rescues resulting in the saving of a dozen lives; instrumental in the rescue of 1 person during a dockside emergency. - Air Traffic and Direction Controller for 500+ helicopter missions; developed and presented daily mission briefings for helicopter operations. - Analyzed and processed secure data, radio & satellite communications. Conducted surveillance of suspect vessels. - Possessed Secret Clearance.
Educations
  • Masters
    Business Administration at University of Texas McCombs School of Business
    2013 - 2015
  • BS
    Physics at University of Massachusetts
    1993 - 1999
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