Principal Software Systems Test Engineer- Avionics Aerospace - Enginee
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Principal Software/Systems Test Engineer- Avionics/Aerospace Resume


Desired Industry: Engineering SpiderID: 52827
Desired Job Location: Arvada, Colorado Date Posted: 7/21/2011
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: Immediately
Desired Wage: 100000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel: Yes, 25-50%
Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors Willing to Relocate: No


Objective:
Technically sophisticated and dedicated
professional, equipped with broad-based
years of experience in verification and
validation engineering and test
architecture. Demonstrate keen expertise
in designing and developing test systems
for commercial avionics,
weapons systems, telecommunications,
medical device information systems, and
energy industry equipment. Exemplify
remarkable leadership experience to
effect dramatic improvements in
efficiency, productivity, and business
processes toward successful attainment
of corporate goals.
Well-versed in developing cross-
functional team members while
maintaining high ethical and quality
standards, professional demeanor, and a
cooperative attitude. Known for keen eye
for detail and capability to multitask
in competitive and fast-paced
environment.


Experience:
SENIOR SYSTEMS TEST ENGINEER (CONTRACT)
~ CARIDIAN BCT, LAKEWOOD, CO OCT
2010–PRESENT

- Assume full responsibility in
performing system level tests on blood
collection machines
- Work collaboratively with
designers to create problem reports and
to solve various software issues
- Render high level hardware
support for maintenance and changes to
machines under test

SENIOR SYSTEMS TEST ENGINEER (CONTRACT)
~ SIERRA NEVADA CORP, LITTLETON, CO
OCT 2009–OCT 2010

- Initiated the development of
systems fault tree for satellite bus
system, which was utilized by the
production team
- Conducted functional systems
test on development satellite bus system
using L3 InControl telemetry and command
software
- Exemplified keen expertise and
appointed as a de-facto technical writer
for long and complex test runs and
problem reports

SYSTEMS TEST AND EVALUATION ENGINEER
(CONTRACT) ~ ALLIANT TECH SYSTEMS,
PLYMOUTH, MN NOV 2008–MAY 2009

- Played a vital role in
developing test fixtures for munitions
fusing research projects
- Conceptualized test plans and
test reports for the same research
projects utilizing Mil STD 810 and Mil
STD 331
- Handled requirements management
in conjunction with test plans and
execution

SYSTEMS VERIFICATION ENGINEER (CONTRACT)
~ BOSTON SCIENTIFIC, ARDEN HILLS, MN
JUN 2008–NOV 2008

- Pivotal in creating Python test
scripts for Patient Management
communicator and associated web site
- Regularly interfaced with Wing
IDE and various Python APIs native to
Patient Management

SENIOR SOFTWARE TEST ENGINEER (CONTRACT)
~ EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT,
CHANHASSEN, MN MAY 2007–JUN 2008

- Authored manual and automated
test procedures, test specifications,
and all relevant documents for 3051S
Pressure transmitter used for industrial
processes, mainly in oil refineries
- Formulated systems tests for use
cases and features for the 3051S
Fieldbus Controller, and completed
Foundation Fieldbus factory-level
training

SENIOR SOFTWARE TEST ENGINEER (CONTRACT)
~ ACIST MEDICAL, EDEN PRAIRIE, MN
AUG 2006–MAY 2007

- Drove all efforts in developing
test scripts in VectorCAST (C++ project)
for Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
equipment
- Ensured proper documentation in
Caliber requirements management system
- Originated functional test
cases, the Rhapsody IDE (Integrated
Design Environment), in C++

SENIOR SYSTEMS TEST ENGINEER (CONTRACT)
~ LOCKHEED-MARTIN, EAGAN, MN FEB
2006–AUG 2006

- Oversaw the development of
systems test specifications from systems
design requirements for 1553B and 1394
communication protocols for F-35 (Joint
Strike Fighter)
- Created procedures for 1553B and
1394 protocols hardware and systems
level tests
- Instrumental in writing
specifications for C language for test
support

SENIOR SOFTWARE TEST ENGINEER (CONTRACT)
~ HONEYWELL COMMERCIAL AIR PRODUCTS,
COON RAPIDS, MN SEP 2005–JAN 2006
NOV 2004–JUN 2005

- Masterfully led all initiatives
to develop software tools (in Python
language) for calculation of navigation
algorithms under formal software test;
utilized DO-178B Level A standards for
testing
- Established and implemented test
cases and test procedures for the Airbus
A380 project

SENIOR LEAD TEST ENGINEER (CONTRACT) ~
GENERAL DYNAMICS, BLOOMINGTON, MN
JUN 2005–SEP 2005

- Expertly managed the integration
of software test laboratory equipment
and systems
- Innovated test strategies and
test requirements recorded in DOORS
Requirements Management System
- Employed peer reviews of tests
and test documentation, completed test
reports, and evaluated design
requirements for testing
- Fulfilled responsibilities of
the manager and diligently led an effort
to interface with a LynxOS team and
Contracts team, which provide
authorizations for phases of the project
- Served as manager’s
representative during Software Change
Control Board meetings

WI-FI SYSTEMS TEST ENGINEER (CONTRACT) ~
EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT, CHANHASSEN,
MN MAY 2004–NOV 2004

- Integrated a proprietary
controller to standard Wi-Fi (IEEE
802.11b and 802.11g) radios to broadcast
temperature, flow, level, and pressure
information in a oil and natural gas
refining facility
- Conducted comprehensive research
pertaining to six types of antennas to
experiment with
- Seamlessly developed
characterization methods, such as
antennas at different levels, anechoic
chamber data for signal strength and
usual types of interference,
introduction of interference in a field
environments, and other edge and/or one-
of-a-kind conditions for oil and gas
refineries
- Successfully completed the
projects within six months

SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER ~ MEDTRONIC
INC., FRIDLEY, MN FEB 2000–MAY
2004

- Displayed unsurpassed expertise
in creating methods from avionics
experience that fit into one-of-a-kind
medical information department and their
web-based services
- Intensified the development of
“Total Life Cycle” tools and processes
for requirements management, automated
and manual tests, report writing and
performance system testing
- Streamlined tests for a data
management application that saved over
50% run time and 1 human resource
- Originated and maintained
validation and verification (V&V) test
specifications and their procedures over
10 major software releases on 2 web-
based product lines
- Mentored two to four junior
engineers and as many as three summer
interns to develop their competencies in
validation and verification (V&V) work
- Initially recruited to bring FAA
/ DO-178B test standards to a medical
device company, starting a stand-alone
and one-of-a-kind Information Technology
Department
- Worked with Patient Management
Department, responsible for transferring
implanted device information to a
server, and in turn a website for
doctors and another for patients
- Handled expanded
responsibilities such as tester and
someone responsible for investigating
tools for requirement management,
problem reporting, automated testing,
and performance testing
- Installed Requisite Pro
(requirements management tool) and
designed documents on how to write
requirements and how to manage the
attributes of the tool after meeting
with sales and support engineers
- Launched Performance Studio (a
tool for load testing and statistics) to
other team members, and supported
Requisite Pro and Clear Quest plus
continued development of the Test Robot
test suites including Visual Basic
scripts that extended Test Robot for
more capability; led the development of
these tools until all but Test Robot was
handed over to other administrators, and
when the team became more capable with
these tools

SENIOR TEST ENGINEER (CONTRACT) ~ UNITED
DEFENSE, FRIDLEY, MN JUN 1999–FEB
2000

- Singlehandedly implemented the
test program for Nuclear, Biological and
Chemical Detection subsystem for
Crusader Army Weapon System
- Made used of Rational Rose
modeling tool to design object-oriented
software test cases and TestMate tool
for ADA 95 code generation
- Demonstrated in-depth knowledge
in designing test cases and test code to
run on Lynx OS target systems



PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE

SENIOR HARDWARE TEST ENGINEER ~ ADC
TELECOMMUNICATIONS, MINNETONKA, MN
JUN 1998–JUN 1999

SOFTWARE TEST ENGINEER (CONTRACT) ~
COLLINS-ROCKWELL, CEDAR RAPIDS, IA
OCT 1997–JUN 1998

SYSTEMS TEST ENGINEER ~ TELEGROUP INC.,
FAIRFIELD, IA JUL 1995–OCT 1997

RF TEST ENGINEER (CONTRACT) ~ NORAND
CORPORATION, CEDAR RAPIDS, IA OCT
1994–JUL 1995

SOFTWARE TEST ENGINEER (CONTRACT) ~
COLLINS-ROCKWELL, CEDAR RAPIDS, IA
NOV 1989–SEP 1992

HARDWARE TEST ENGINEER (CONTRACT) ~
GENERAL ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT, FT. WAYNE, IN
MAY 1989–NOV 1989

R&D ENGINEER (CONTRACT) ~ PATTON
ELECTRIC, NEW HAVEN, IN NOV 1988–MAY
1989

RF TEST ENGINEER ~ MAGNAVOX, FT. WAYNE,
IN SEP 1985–JUN 1987

ATE TEST ENGINEER ~ EMERSON ELECTRIC,
ST. LOUIS, MO JUN 1983–SEP 1985


Education:
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BS) IN ELECTRONIC
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (ABET ACCREDITED)
- Spring Garden College, Philadelphia,
PA
Electives: Antenna Design, Field Theory,
Switching Circuits, Video Amplifiers,
Motor, and Generator Theory and Labs


Affiliations:
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Skills:

- Test Equipment Engineering and
Test Processes Creation
- New Strategies Development
- Environmental Testing and Test
Project Starter
- Continuous Process and
Productivity Improvement
- Leadership, Training, and Team
Building
- Strategic and Tactical Planning
- Articulate Oral and Written
Communication
- Technical Support and
Troubleshooting
- Problem Resolution and Decision
Making
- Outstanding Customer Service and
Relations


Additional Information:

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

COMPANY TRAINING

Collins-Rockwell Software testing
to include tools, code reviews and lead
role objectives

Telegroup Requirements
Writing and Software Testing course,
Telephony for Nortel switches, automated
voice test equipment, order systems and
provisioning support with job training
at Sprint and MCI sites

ADC Telecom C language and
Lab Windows CVI

United Defense Four weeks of
training on Rational tool suite; Rose,
Clear Quest, Clear Case, Req Pro and
Performance testing

Medtronic Intro to .NET,
various implantable device
implementations

Emerson Process Management Field
Bus protocol factory training

ACIST VectorCAST,
Rhapsody IDE, C++

General Dynamics DOORS
(requirements management system), Lynx
OS

Sierra Nevada Corp Satellite bus
systems and L-3 InControl Telemetry and
Control software

Caridian BCT Trima Blood
Collection Basic course, clinical
training for blood collection and
systems test


Reference:
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