Sr. SYSTEMS ENGINEER, Northrop Grumman - Aerospace, San Diego Ca. 2014 - present
Responsible for testing and integration of Command and Control (C2) and Mission Operations communications on Global Hawk, High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) platform for NATO and NAVY. Verification of communications subsystems including LOS, BLOS for C2 and Mission comms on UHF and Satellite links. Integration and Deployment of Ground Segment communications infrastructure for Command and Control centers.
PROJECT ENGINEER, ViaSat, Carlsbad Ca. 2013-2014
Designed solution for aeronautical ISR missions using steerable beam on Ka-band. Performed antenna Rf measurements used on government projects.
Responsible for coordinating maneuvers on steerable beams between satellite operator and government customer upon mission needs. Tracked performance after maneuvers and recommended changes in modulation and coding if neccessary.
Responsible for maintenance and performance of SOCOM hubs in Middle East for aeronautical missions. Modeled coverage using steerable beams in STK.
Sr. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEER, Panasonic Avionics, Lake Forest, Ca. 2011-2013
Analyzed capacity, coverage and interference in a multi-satellite network aeronautical application that provides In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) worldwide. The network uses panel antennas on Ku band, and iDirect Automatic Beam Switching (ABS) and hubs. Produced maps for iDirect system that drive the beam switching and handover between satellite beams.
Identified root causes that affected Rf performance and provided recommendations.
Analyzed and measured engineering metrics that affected SLA, evaluated ground station performance in what was the largest commercial aeronautical satellite network.
Evaluated sites for ground stations where to land aeronautical traffic.
MISSION / SYSTEMS ENGINEER Space Systems / Loral, Palo Alto, Ca. 2010
Translated customers needs into technical requirements for the architecture of spacecraft constellation similar to WGS
Engineered end-to-end SATCOM solutions and proposed new applications by identifying technology trends for commercial and government customer
Simulated trade-offs on different modulation and coding schemes on different antennas to meet required performance and minimize interference
Researched government acquisition processes for supporting FCSA response proposing commercial spacecraft constellation for military applications focusing on aeronautical C4ISR missions using UAVs, and connection to Ground Control Stations and into GIG following net-centric philosophy.
Researched different UAV platforms profiles (HALE, MALE) to derive payload and spacecraft requirements
Analyzed the performance of commercial terminals for COTM and ISR using link budgets and analytical tools in order to align satellite design with current and future capacity needs.
Innovated architectures that included Ka band, spot beams, ultra small antennas, multi-satellite networks and commercial modems. Analyzed Rf and interference issues for aeronautical applications.
Participated in internal R&D initiatives proposing GSO and NGSO architectures considering geometries that could avoid or minimize interference.
Sr. ENGINEER Qualcomm/MediaFLO, San Diego, Ca. 2004- 2009
Created strategy and metrics for the Field Engineering group based on a Quality model. Implemented a knowledge base tool
that resulted in the reduction of deployment time and also reduced ramp-up time for new team members while mentoring and
coaching the Field Engineering group. Responsible for managing broadcast sites construction and commissioning in the
MediaFLO network. After building one of these sites, a cell site build is a walk in the park !!!
Developed satellite link budgets in order to select satellites, antennas size and Rf equipment for the FLO-TV network.
Redesigned remote sites architecture resulting in a more robust solution reducing potential downtime in the network.
Acted as SME on satellite communications issues and trained junior members on Rf and Satellite Communications technologies.
PROJECT MANAGER Qualcomm, San Diego, Ca. 2002 - 2004
Managed relations with customer for new BREW based application product trial and roll-out. Acted as liaison between
customer and engineering, operations and sales. Managed meetings with customers and technical staff to properly address and
resolve customer issues.
Tracked schedules and performed risk analysis during the development and redesign on one of the main products of the
company. Managed logistics for field trials, and communicating technical issues to the development team and drove them to
Moved to engineering position as immigration requirement to secure Green Card
BUSINESS OPERATIONS and STRATEGIC PLANNING CONSULTANT BTI. 2004 - 2005
Participated as an off-site consultant between 2004 and 2009, with once a month trips to Mexico. This was a lateral job for a family business where I had the opportunity to apply the knowledge in Strategy and Quality aquired during my Engineering Management program.
Created Mission, vision and strategic plan for the organization. Developed a business model based on innovation where the
company would compete against stablished companies in the toys and action figures market, moving from a family business operation to a more structured company. Created the model for the first R&D center for toys in Mexico, where
wireless technology would be integrated in the products.
Created Product Development and Marketing departments and created a new distribution channel model for the company.
Trained and coached managers on Project Management methodology, and created sensibilization for Lean and Six Sigma benefits and methodologies.
Managed Quality and Cultural Change programs for fostering
innovation and an excellence mentality within the company, resulting in a sustained growth since 2004 even after economic
turn-downs in the country.
Created process improvement initiatives for the plastic molding and injection plants, based on Six Sigma tools and a Business Performance Excellence (BPE) model.
Consultant / OWNER BroadTech International, San Diego, Ca. 2002
Founded BTI to offer training in Mexico on Project Management, Strategic Planning and Quality tools
Training was based on a Business Performance Excellence (BPE) model where individuals work is aligned with the vision/mission of the organization, and measured using quality tools.
Systems Engineer / Project Manager Titan Wireless, San Diego, Ca. 2001 – 2002
Mixed responsibilities as a Systems Engineer and Program Manager . Managed engineering, procurement and installation efforts for Wireless Local Loop project in Africa, with satellite
backhaul, with teleports in the U.S. and Africa. This was a government project sponsored by the President of Guinea in
order to provide VoIP services to underserved areas using wireless technology.
Responsible for equipment provisioning overseas, schedules, budget control and risk analysis, and negotiating with government officials. Reported project deliverables and progress to Operations Vice-President.
Left when company closed
PROJECT ENGINEER / SYSTEMS ENGINEER ComtechEFData, Tempe, Az. 1997 - 2001
Responsible for networks optimization, capacity and trade-off analysis. Worked on data and broadcast networks,
delivering analog and digital content. Analyzed data in order to identify root causes for service failures. Used
statistical analysis and statistical process control (SPC) tools. Performed Systems Engineering tasks for RF issues and
participated in gathering requirements and system design of satellite communications networks worldwide.
Built strong relationships with overseas customers by caring about their problems applying skills in intercultural
communications and Project Management. Proposed solutions according to the customer’s requirements and integrated them
to the existing network. Managed and coached technical personnel overseas and worked close to R&D in factory.
Trained a technical Chinese team in China in order to deploy a 300+ sites network. Spent long periods of time on
customer premises working with their technical team.
Left for a better opportunity.
Sr. FIELD ENGINEER Contractor, 1995 – 1997
Responsible for test, integration and deployment of satellite networks in emerging markets.
Participated in network design, creating link budgets, and RF equipment selection.
Installation and testing of TV earth stations. Large antenna’s radiation pattern testing. Integration of satellite
networks for TV, digital video, VoIP and data.
Performed Customer Support duties, technical presentations and technical training on customer premises, resulting in
customers requesting repeatedly my support.
Companies served during this period were: Scientific-Atlanta, IDB, SDS, Samart (Thailand), CTI (Argentina), PEMEX
(Mexico), El Marin (Sweden), Deutch Telecom (Germany), Medcom (Mexico), Telstra (Australia)
OPERATIONS MANAGER / OWNER Sistemas Infinity, Mexico 1993- 1995
Responsible for deployment and maintenance of satellite networks leading a team of 10 engineers keeping the team always
motivated, using coaching skills.
Developed a strategic plan and metrics for measuring performance in the Operations organization.
Implemented closed loop monitoring and control processes that resulted in 25% expense reduction. Designed new procedures
for performance improvement which resulted in 30% less errors on services.
Worked close to customers developing trust and strong relationships which translated in renewed contracts.
Company closes during mexican financial crisis
ENGINEER Grupo ICA, Mexico 1992- 1993
Responsible for installation and testing of VSAT network and communications equipment. Recommended and implemented
procedures for optimizing the monitoring features of the equipment that resulted in a reduction of 20% in maintenance expenses and
traveling to remote sites.
I am familiar with applications such as Visio, Excell, Word, Project, SPSS, Matlab which are the common ones in order to have an
efficient communication with customers.
MANAGEMENT METHODOLOGIES AND TOOLS
Six Sigma, Project Management (PMI, Agile/SCRUM), Business Performance Excellence (BPE) model, Strategic Planning, Coaching, Change Management, FMEA, DMAIC
TECHNOLOGIES, HARDWARE and BRANDS
I have strong knowledge of electrical and electronic principles, RF propagation, and RF design in C/Ku/Ka bands. Extensive working knowledge of
various measurement and test equipment, RF design tools and RF measurement techniques. In depth knowledge of variety
communications technologies (DAMA, SCPC, TDMA, CDMA, FDMA , WiFi , WiMax, MPEG, DVB-S2/RCS, etc.) and IP protocols. Also satellite
equipment such as amplifiers, earth stations, VSATs, LNA, LNB, LNC, TWTAs, modems. Familiar with a broad range of brands such as: Prodelin, Patrio, Vertex, Channel Master, SweDish, Cisco, Comtech, Codan, ViaSat, Tachyon, Direcway and iDirect.
MULTIMEDIOS PUBLICITARIOS, Mexico 1990. I started this company during the last two college years to sell publicity spaces through a tabloid in the college area. Offered graphic design services and space on the tabloid to local businesses. Shut operations when graduating from college.
SISTEMAS INFINITY, Mexico 1993-1995. Co-founded this company offering telecommunications technical support, including maintenance, installation and commissioning of VSAT networks. Closed company as a result of the financial crisis in Mexico in 1994.
BROADTECH INTERNATIONAL, San Diego, Ca. 2001. Started this company in order to provide Project Management services and training in Latin America. The main project was the positioning of a wireless application in Mexico.
Co-Organizer of Electronics and Communications Simposium while student at Tec of Monterrey
Volunteer for mentoring High School teenagers in a troubled low-income neighborhood in San Diego
Co-Founder of Alumni Association for the ITESM (Tec of Monterrey), chapter San Diego.
American Football Coach at Tepeyac High School