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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

SYSTEMS INTEGRATION AND TEST ENGINEER 2014-Present
Harris Corporation, Space and Intelligence Systems, Palm Bay, Florida

TS/SCI Security Clearance
Responsible for the planning and implementation of system integration and test principles in support of proprietary program involving advanced sensing and communications technologies
Currently responsible for development of program schedule, basis of cost estimates, development of test plans, test procedures, test equipment, and facilities upgrade to support program start-up
Currently supporting program specific prototype development and remote field testing activities in support of critical design reviews

SYSTEMS INTEGRATION AND TEST ENGINEER 2011-2014
Harris CapRock Communications, Maritime Solutions Division, Melbourne, Florida

Lead member of engineering team responsible for continued operation and maintenance of Maritime Solutions deployed Offshore Communications Backbone (OCB) and OceanNet™ buoy platform resulting in over 99 percent availability of surface and seafloor sensors
Provided design, build, integration, and test support for operation and maintenance of surface and seafloor deployed sensor system including:
· High data rate wave energy studies from surface mounted AHRS/GPS motion sensors
· Conductivity and temperature data collection using mooring attached sensors by Sea-Bird Electronics
· Real-time barometric pressure sensing and reporting
· Mooring attached dissolved CO2 sensing using Contros pCO2 sensor
· Real-time seafloor seismic sensor data collection using Guralp seismometers
· Real-time tsunami wave monitoring using Sonardyne bottom pressure recorders
· Remote attached power and network oscilloscope analyser
High level contributor responsible for supporting multiple maritime system service visit activities to increase deployed system availability and reliability while maintaining a perfect safety record
Provide multidisciplinary guidance to fellow field service engineers and technicians and acted as liaison with contractors and foreign charter operators
Responsible for design and implementation of department-wide SharePoint based inventory system, discrepancy reporting process, and program document and drawing development process directive to better analyze system performance and increase efficiency
Provided subject matter expert level guidance on proprietary buoy-based VSAT antenna, custom environmental control unit upgrade, fiber optic networking, and diesel power generator operation and maintenance
Team member responsible for assisting with the creation of technical solutions, proposals, presentations, and RFP/RFI responses in the pursuit of new business solutions for offshore fiber optic, RF, VSAT, and power distribution networks
Proposed, designed, and developed interactive marketing diorama in support of business development and industry trade show activities

FIELD TECHNICIAN 2009-2011
Harris CapRock Communications, Maritime Solutions Division, Melbourne Florida

Lead member of buoy field service team traveling to remote buoy locations to troubleshoot, maintain and support ongoing OceanNet and OCB oceanographic buoys and subsea sensing equipment
Lead technician responsible for successful troubleshooting, root cause analysis, and refurbishment effort of Harris Corporation’s proprietary buoy-based VSAT antenna system
Responsibilities included the implementation of failure mitigation process, design of upgrade to legacy assemblies, procurement of replacement and spare parts, complete disassembly and reassembly of buoy-based VSAT antenna resulting in a 75 percent reduction of required manpower over previous antenna refurbishment effort
Developed engineering drawing update process directive to overcome legacy program assembly drawing shortcomings and unreleased engineering change orders
Supported installation of Harris Corporation’s land-based VSAT equipment providing support to local NGO's during Haiti Earthquake Relief Effort in January 2010

ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN 2004-2009
Harris Corporation, Government Communications Systems Division, Palm Bay, Florida

TS/SCI Security Clearance
Key proprietary programs engineering technician responsible for design, assembly, integration, qualification and testing of complex opto-mechanical robotic tools from initial concept development, breadboard design and into production, integration and testing
Required to work independently within highly sensitive engineering, quality control, and schedule oriented framework across multiple program disciplines
Performed Integration and Test Engineer level activities associated with the migration of legacy VxWorks based electro-mechanical controls systems to industry standard Windows Embedded controls environment.
Primary engineering technician responsible for design, build and operation of opto-mechanical testing  and qualification environment for high profile risk reduction effort utilizing National Instruments LabView and Signal Express foundation
High level contributor to multiple integration and con-ops based system operational test-runs to successfully meet customer based requirements, locations and schedules 
Received numerous NEXT LEVEL and EXCELLENCE AWARDS for contributions critical to achieving aggressive program objectives and guidelines 

ADVENTURE CHARTER MANAGER AND CAPTAIN 1998-2003
Bottom Time Adventures, Dania, Florida

Total operations responsibility for a 49-passenger charter yacht operated in compliance with U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, STCW 95, and SOLAS regulations
Successfully completed over 150 7-day charters with no serious accidents or injuries, excellent revenues, and industry-leading levels of customer satisfaction as measured by repeat bookings
Recruited, trained, and supervised vessel crew to international vessel management standards with below industry average turnover
Directed all scheduled and emergency maintenance activities at sea as well as heavy maintenance cycles ashore.  Repair and refurbishment skills include electrical, controls, diesel engine and generator, plumbing, hydraulic, pneumatic, water purification, and marine coatings
Required to interface with U.S. and foreign government officials and prepared records required for customs and immigration clearance of passengers and crew at U.S. and foreign ports

MANAGER, TECHNICAL SALES AND SERVICE DEPARTMENT 1994-1998
Wareforce Incorporated, El Segundo, California

Senior Microsoft Volume License Agreement sales and support manager for medium to large industry clients including Pacific Bell, Southern California Edison, Hughes, JPL, City of Los Angeles Department of Airports, and the State of California UC System with annual sales over $20 million
Responsible for computer hardware and software sales, installation, training, and customer support for a leading value-added retailer serving business, education and government clients
Installed and activated data center infrastructure consisting of rack-mounted Windows NT servers with RAID storage, client desktop workstations, and the interconnecting LAN/MAN/WAN networks
Provided after-sales support to ensure successful transition to customer specific operations
Designed, procured, installed and integrated copper and fiber LAN/WAN/MAN solutions to meet customer requirements

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA 1980-1985
Orlando, Florida

Bachelor of Arts, Education

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS, TRAINING, AND PATENTS

Co-patent holder, patent 7872371, “Power Line E-Field Coupler and Associated Systems and Methods”
ETA Certified Fiber Optics Installer, FOI139784
Hostile Environment Training Course, Pilgrims Group
USCG Captain, 100 Tons and STCW 95 Certification
NAUI and PADI Certified SCUBA Instructor (non-current)


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