senior satellite systems engineer resume example with 5+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Highly motivated, innovative, and top performing lead satellite systems engineer, former project engineer, and graduate of the University of Virginia. Possesses excellent communication, leadership, and diverse technical skills as a result of spending five years within the Intelligence Community. Excels in carrying out mission operations, critical troubleshooting analysis, hardware integration, software implementation, and cross-organization collaboration. Proven in dynamic and high-pressure circumstances during satellite emergencies and top ranking customer engagement.

Work History
11/2019 to 10/2022 Senior Satellite Systems Engineer Asrc Federal Holding Company | Pasadena, CA,
  • Spearheaded four pioneering endeavors to modernize and harden customer systems against emerging threats. Formulated new concepts, challenged existing doctrines, and built a team of experts to tackle open-ended and broadly defined customer requirements. Presented solutions to agency heads, incorporated feedback into improved designs, and ultimately generated new business.
  • Acted as War-Room Point-Of-Contact which is the lead contractor that oversees high value asset anomaly troubleshooting and recovery. Balanced capabilities of available human and physical resources against constant pressure for expedient return to mission. Briefed all stakeholders on current progress and coordinated personnel shift changes.
  • Lead multi-organizational team to identify and prioritize functional goals of innovative high-visibility projects. One such initiative required overcoming on-orbit hardware failures by overhauling existing operations.
  • Collaborated with clients to determine needs and devise appropriate software and hardware solutions. Subsequently worked with software developers to create proposals, define test objectives, and produce final products.
  • Successfully completed two flagship spacecraft launch cycles and eight flight readiness tests.
  • Subject matter expert in power, payload, and protection subsystems.
  • On-Call 24x7 for War-Room Point-Of-Contact and four separate satellite subsystems.
  • Communicated status updates to affected customers when issues arose and interfaced with factory and support contractors to devise solutions.
  • Requested to consult on small-sat programs and expedite modernization process. Guided new technical leads and operators on how to navigate manufacturer deficiencies.
  • Selected to engage in program-level mentoring series.
  • Started weekly training series to indoctrinate twenty-four new engineers and provide a forum for experienced engineers to share lessons learned.
  • Presented briefings to high-level customer leadership and agency wide audiences.
  • Analyzed spacecraft state-of-health, created contingency procedures, and performed calibration activities.
06/2017 to 10/2019 Lead Project Engineer Honeywell | Oregon, OH,
  • Designed, implemented, administered, and maintained the client's electrical grid control system across their local campus and global enterprise sites.
  • Managed project quality and progress across multiple ongoing individual contracts.
  • Coordinated efforts of on-site technicians and engineers to resolve dynamic project scopes and schedules.
  • Completed daily construction tasks while providing safe working conditions, staying on budget, and meeting project deadlines.
  • Evaluated project blueprints, electrical one-lines, and control schematics to deliver functional system additions.
06/2016 to 08/2016 Electrical Controls Intern Northrop Grumman | City, STATE,
  • Investigated and improved optical crystal manufacturing equipment and quality control.
  • Established construction and installation requirements for plant expansion.
Expected in 05/2022 to to Master of Science | Systems Engineering University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA GPA:

Capstone Project: UVA Carbon Neutrality by 2030

  • Tasked with devising a portfolio of carbon offsets and renewable energy certificates to meet UVA's goal of carbon neutrality by 2030.
  • Pursued a wholistic view of the problem at hand to include cost, feasibility, public perception, and industry capabilities.
  • Contacted startups as well as established companies to gain understanding of available production volumes and technology maturity.
  • Challenged the open ended question posed by the client and provided two possible strategies to not only reach the university's goal by 2030 but remain carbon neutral until 2050 when infrastructure upgrades would allow for zero fossil fuel usage.

Relevant Coursework:

  • Bargaining and Negotiation
  • Financial Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Decision Analysis
  • Data Mining
  • Optimization
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Risk Analysis
Expected in 05/2017 to to Bachelor of Science | Electrical Engineering University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA GPA:

Capstone Project: Autonomous Sentry

  • Fabricated a motorized airsoft gun turret which tracked and fired upon specific moving targets.
  • Lead parts procurement and prototype manufacturing by procuring integrated circuits, servos, and sensors to built a custom printed circuit board.
  • Formulated machine vision program for target acquisition using LabVIEW software.

Relevant Coursework:

  • Embedded Computer Systems
  • Microelectronic Fabrication
  • Robotics
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Nano-electronics
  • Radio Frequency Wireless Circuits
  • Corrosion, Batteries, and Fuel Cells

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School Attended

  • University of Virginia
  • University of Virginia

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior Satellite Systems Engineer
  • Lead Project Engineer
  • Electrical Controls Intern


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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