Senior Software Engineer with 31+ years experience in software process development, software project management, software metrics development, and software quality audits.
MS Excel, MS Project, MS Word, MS PowerPoint. Familiar with MS Access.
Experience with several programming languages: Basic, Fortran, Java, C.
Promoted to Lead Engineer after 12 months of employment.
Completed additional training while employed full time, including a Master's degree, Information Assurance Certificate, and a Java Programming Series.
Performed data collection and statistical analysis (on multiple programs) that resulted in process improvements.
Noted expert in defining usable, maintainable, and effective metrics
Authored multiple software development processes currently in use company-wide.
Expert in several process audit methodologies, including Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), and Quality Management Systems.
Principal Engineer March 2009 to CurrentThe Boeing Company, Airborne Warning and Control System AWACS － Kent, WA
Metrics and Process focal for all AWACS programs.
Deployed Common Processes to programs with a minimum of impact to software personnel.
Represent programs on multiple audit teams, including Quality Management (QMS) and Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI).
Principal Engineer July 2003 to May 2009The Boeing Company － Kent, WA
Responsible for writing/editing all Puget Sound site software processes; liaison with project software representatives; support the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Initiative; served as a member of the SCAMPI C and SCAMPI A Appraisal Teams when Puget Sound achieved CMMI level 3, then later a level 5.
Supported the effort to renew a level 3 rating - successfully achieved in May, 2009.
Conducted process status/update meetings for the site for 3 years.
Responsible for process web site maintenance when necessary.
Selected to participate in all three of the Boeing Software Conferences as a presenter (poster and panel discussion leader), as well as Track Chair. Areas of expertise included Software Test and Integration, Processes, and led panels having to do with Reuse and Software Product Lines.
Selected to lead an enterprise wide group of people tasked with promoting software reuse in the Boeing Company. The team was very active in promoting reuse - first in creating a Reuse Best Practices document, then in creating a database of reuse resources.
Defined predictive methods to determine program success in the Software Product Line environment.
Principal Engineer August 2001 to July 2003The Boeing Company － Seattle, WA
F/A-22 Program Served as a member of the Avionics Integration Lab (AIL) Stability Team, as well as Diagnostics and Health Management (DHM) Lead. As a Stability Team member, I performed statistical analyses comparing lab performance to avionics performance on the aircraft. Such analyses were throughout the program, including to design a model, using current metrics data from the AIL, with the intent of predicting performance in Flight Test; to examine outstanding problem reports; and, using defined criteria, propose which software changes would have the most impact - ones that would positively impact the stability metric, with the least amount of variability.
Principal Engineer August 2000 to August 2001The Boeing Company － Seattle, WA
Supported Avionics Integration for the F-22 Avionics Integration Laboratory.
Responsible for the test and integration of the Inertial Reference System/ global position system with the F-22 avionics.
Responsible for test objectives, procedures, and analysis necessary to show software functionality.
Principal Engineer February 1996 to August 2000The Boeing Company － Seattle, WA
Previously on this program, I held various positions, including Lead for the Software Support Team. My team was responsible for maintaining documented software problems concerning products delivered from up to 30 subcontractors. One challenge was to maintain these databases on multiple levels of system securities. I wrote the process, still in use (program-wide), that maintains customer access to data needed to solve problems, without compromising program security.
I also supported the AIL as a Communication, Navigation, and Interrogation (CNI) focal. As such, I wrote scenarios to test various CNI capabilities in the AIL.
Principal Engineer February 1984 to February 1996The Boeing Company, Commercial Avionics Systems CAS － Everett, WA
I spent 12 years supporting CAS in many different capacities.
After one year with the company, I became a Lead, a position I held for my duration at CAS. My group was responsible for software Verification and Validation; working with software used on our Automatic Test Station for line replaceable units (LRUs) and shop replaceable units (SRUs). This software, written in Atlas, BASIC, and FORTRAN, required proficiency in all three. We also worked with the Atlas Compiler and Operating System.
Later in the program, part of a cost cutting and process improvement effort, I led a team involved in eliminating the software verification group. The people, already quite knowledgeable in software and test, became software designers, and I went on to work more process improvements.
As a result of my efforts in CAS, we were able to improve our on-time delivery of software from 30% to 100% for three years in a row.
Certificate : Java Programming, 2015California State University － Fullerton, CA, USACompleted a series of two classes.
Certificate : Information Assurance, June, 2014Caifornia State University － Pomona, CA, USACompleted classes in Project Management, Certified Information Systems Security Professional exam preparation, Computer Forensics, and Networking Security
MS : Engineering Management, June 1998Washington State University － Pullman, WA, USAGPA: GPA: 3.8Engineering Management GPA: 3.8 GPA during my course of study, while working full time (with two children). Emphasis on analysis skills, Design of Experiments, Theory of Constraints, and program management.
BS : Mathematics, August 1983University of Washington － Seattle, WA, USAMathematics Course of study focused on numerical analysis, as well as chemistry and physics. Course electives included microbiology and medical ethics.