Professional History

Northrop Grumman

Re-entering the U.S. Defense industry was an interesting experience after spending time in the commercial space. I coordinated and published updated procedures and processes, assisted in conducting audits on the shop floor, and archived historic documents according to retention requirements.

Google, Inc. (Insight Global Solutions, Adecco Group)

Returning to Google as a contractor, I assisted in benchmarking and testing the Picel's front and back camera, both against competing smartphone cameras but also in terms of intermal image quality improvements between hardware and software builds.

I also collected and analyzed image quality data in support of the IEEE P1858 Stard for Camera Phone Image Quality (CPIQ),

I also performed image quality data collection and analysis for web camera comparisons and Google Nest Hub camera development.

Google, Inc. (Tekmark Global Solutions)

While at Google as a contractor, I helped scale production of space-based imaging technology. I set up and maintained lab space as well as calibrated and shipped flight camera systems in a cleanroom environment.

BluePoint Controls, Inc.

At BluePoint Controls, Inc, I returned to the small-business environment in the commercial electronics space. My duties included documenting test functionalities and test procedures, investigating test anomalies, and performing corrective action on returned equipment.

BAE Systems (Amtec)

This was my first experience as a contractor. I was exposed to new testing software as well as a commercial-style software development cycle. I tested the fire control software for a ground troop vehicle, verified that software defects were resolved, and contributed to an internal wiki geared toward sharing knowledge amongst the team.

Lockheed Martin: Space Systems Company

I hired into Lockheed after my second year living in California's Silicon Valley. I validated the command & data handling sub-system of two geo-synchronous satellites, and validated the mirror-pointing sub-assemblies for two subsequent satellites. Functional, vibration, and thermal-vacuum environmental testing were key test phases in the successful delivery and launch of these satellites and in the delivery of the two pairs of mirror-pointing sub-assemblies. Updating test procedures and documenting test anomalies to resolution were essential duties during each test phase.

General Dynamics, Advanced Information Systems

GDAIS was my first employer after graduating University. I was introduced to the four corners of the continental U.S.A. as well as a variety of work environments: I upgraded missile launch systems on submarines, tested missile guidance systems in a laboratory, calibrated test equipment, and supported design-validation for future missile electronics. I also reverse-engineered the operation of, and created documentation for, legacy test validation equipment.