Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Accomplished engineer with over 18 years experience. Unique blend of electrical engineering, systems engineering and project management covering: spacecraft, aircraft, launch vehicles, satellites, and test facilities with commercial, civil and military customers.

Known for being an adept problem solver with with a stellar record of safety and customer service. Able to handle multiple projects simultaneously with high professionalism and accuracy. Adept at short- and long-term electrical system troubleshooting.

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Systems Engineering
  • PCB Design
  • AutoCAD / OrCAD
  • Electrical Integrated Schematics
  • Engineering Management
  • Orbit Mechanics/Dynamics
  • Satellite Design
  • Space Systems
  • Saved 5% productions costs by identifying strategic improvements to product life cycle during a New Product Development process.
  • Redesigned company project and process flow to focus on initial quality design to include early audits. Resulted in 50% reduction in costly revisions.
  • Hand-selected by executive management to serve as lead designer for all spacecraft. Support multi-system simulation activities including threat technology.
  • Successfully designed schematics for over 100 spacecraft.
Professional Experience
11/2006 to Current
Senior Space Systems Design Engineer Safran Group Santa Rosa, CA,
  • Prepare and review engineering plans, specifications, project schedules, designs, circuit diagrams, and estimates for all projects.
  • Manage real-time failure contingency process during launch anomalies to ensure successful recovery of satellite lifetimes.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary engineering teams to design structural modifications of aircraft and systems. Engineer structural modifications for the following: XM Radio, IntelSat, Asia Sat, Siruis, Optus, Spain Sat and numerous other satellites.
  • Use 2D CAD modeling tools to design and improve systems meeting FAA standards; communicate with regulatory authorities for approvals on design deviations.
  • Create drawing time-lines, instructions, specifications and documentation for programs and equipment, devices and parts for commercial systems.
  • Prepare technical reports summarizing work performed and results.
  • Perform thorough data and ECO (engineering change order) review and demonstrate follow-through on issues.
  • Analyze interconnects for system reliability as inputs are collected and verify them against the intended design.
  • Manage work-flow of 10 member engineering team.
01/2004 to 11/2006
Senior Research and Development Engineer Polar Tank Gatesville, TX,
  • Conceived solutions to improve high resolution analog measurements and increase production quality.
  • Contributed to increased throughput by rapidly diagnosing and correcting issues that impacted baseline performance.
  • Planned development of integrated schematics for satellite programs.
  • Managed efforts of all part-time and temporary support staff required to produce large volume schematics.
  • Created drawings using OrCAD Capture and maintained control of revisions.
  • Interacted with STE, VE, Database, and Harness Engineering to facilitate S/C integration and integrity of documentation.
  • Assessed integrity /interplay of database, wirelists, ICDs, ECOs, and STIRs during schematics development.
  • Managed design reviews of new harness, wirelists, and schematics engineering tools and provided assessment with respect to program adoption.
05/2000 to 01/2004
Senior Design Engineer Space Systems/Loral City, STATE,
  • Planned the process of troubleshooting, safety measures, data escalation and observation of system operations to ensure compliance.
  • Researched new methodologies and developed new procedures to apply principles of electrical theories to the projects.
  • Planned schedules for release of schematic books and assisted in cost estimates for schematic development.
  • Collected basic data (thermistor and heater lists, ICDs, SCE tray stack, block diagrams, etc.) and prepared schematic layouts for all subsystems (Comm, Power, ADCS, SCE, Mechanisms and Thermal).
  • Reviewed ICDs and developed functional circuit representations for schematics.
  • Incorporated database and wirelist information into layouts.
  • Analyzed layouts for design errors (wiring and database errors) and informed appropriate group when corrective action was necessary for ECO generation.
  • Analyzed ECOs and determined required changes to the schematics across appropriate programs.
08/1997 to 05/2000
Design Engineer Space Systems/Loral City, STATE,
  • Performed highly specialized design, research, and analysis on a project-by-project basis.
  • Collaborated with design team to bring concept to visualization.
  • Prepared electrical drawings and specifications.
  • Coordinated with reproduction and art departments.
  • Prepared technical reports summarizing work performed and results.
  • Maintained, improved, and documented the schematics development process.
  • Maintained open channels of communication between programs and departments for common issues.
Education and Training
Expected in
Master of Science: Physics - Solid State
Concordia University - Montreal,
Expected in
Bachelor of Science: Physics
Aleppo University - Aleppo,
Expected in
: Additional Training
Continuing Education - ,

Satellite Industry and Systems, Space Environments, Satellite Design Process, Performance Verification, Launch Vehicle Systems and Basic Orbit Dynamics.

Technical Skills

Programs: OrCAD Capture, Auto CAD, Adobe Photo Shop, Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw and Microsoft office.

Standards: MIL-DTL-2212, MIL-STD-1399/461D; IEEE, NEC, IES, OSHA, ANSI and CA Title 24.

Platforms: PC and Macintosh, Windows and Mac OS X.

  • English - Fluent
  • French - Proficient

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School Attended

  • Concordia University
  • Aleppo University
  • Continuing Education

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior Space Systems Design Engineer
  • Senior Research and Development Engineer
  • Senior Design Engineer
  • Design Engineer


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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