COVER LETTER FOR:

Systems Engineer

Dear Sirs

EDWARD (ED) J. KACHMAR P.O. Box 707, CHRISTMAS, FLORIDA 32709-0707 CELLULAR: 407-222-8329 E-Mail: NIGHTSNOW1@AOL.COM 08 February 2010 Dear Sir(s)/Madam(s), Attached is my resume for your review and consideration against Systems Engineering, Project Engineering, IT Network Engineer, or Consultant opportunities. I am confident that I can be a valued asset to your company objectives & growth. My strong skills are diverse and include Project Planning & Management, Analyses & Strategy, Systems Engineering, Technical Specifications Development, IT Design & Configuration & Administration, and All Phases of Network Security. I have in-depth knowledge of the latest Technologies and Engineering Solutions. I have successfully managed many projects & teams and have worked with various USA and International associations and organizations. My broad experience in domestic & international projects allows me to be a valued contributor to any Team. I am a disciplined “self-starter” and believe in “results-oriented” approaches to project/program undertakings. Complete customer satisfaction has been my demonstrated consistent achievements. I have a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Electrical Engineering (BSEE), and, I am working toward a Masters Degree in Computer Science (MSCS). I am available for an interview at your convenience to discuss how working together may serve our respective needs and goals. I am willing to travel, telecommute, and/or relocate with the right career opportunity. I look forward to discussing my qualifications, experience, and professional references with you. Thank You for Your Time and Consideration, Sincerely, Edward J. Kachmar 407-222-8329 NIGHTSNOW1@AOL.COM
EDWARD (ED) J. KACHMAR ———————————————————————————————————————————————– P.O. BOX 707, CHRISTMAS, FLORIDA 32709 (407)222-8329 (Mobile) NIGHTSNOW1@AOL.COM • OBJECTIVE: SENIOR SYSTEMS / PROJECT ENGINEER, IT NETWORK ENGINEER, CONSULTANT • EDUCATION: Bachelor Science Electronics/Electrical Engineering (BSEE), Youngstown State University (YSU), OH Master Science Computer Systems (MSCS TBD), University Central Florida (UCF), Orlando, FL Industrial Electronics, Choffin Vocational Training Center, Youngstown, OH • EXPERIENCE: ( NASA 10 Yr USAF 10 Yr US Navy Simulation 6 Yr Northrop 3 Yr General Motors 2 Yr ) PIQS LLC Sr. Systems Engineer Control & Monitor Systems Design, IT Networks Design 2009-Pres. NASA/KSC Sr. Networks Engineer KSC IT Networks, IT Security O&M, Upgrades, Mods 2006-2009 NASA/KSC Sr. Comm. Engineer Global Communication Systems Satellite Launch Support 2002-2006 NASA/KSC Sr. Computer Engineer Space Shuttle Computer Launch & Checkout Systems 1999-2002 USAF (Civilian) Program Support Mgr Global Range Instrumentation Launch Support (Titan IV+) 1993-1999 USAF (Civilian) Sr. Range Safety Engr DoD Titan IV, Commercial Titan FTS and Safety Engineering 1989-1993 US Navy (Civilian) Sr. Electronics Engineer U.S. Military Simulators / Stimulators / Trainers Design 1983-1989 Northrop Services Sr. Design Engineer International Military Simulation Systems (Saudi Arabia) 1980-1983 General Motors Sr. Designer PLC Based Automation Wire Production Systems Design 1978-1980 • SKILLS: Proactive, Self-Motivated Team Lead Senior Engineer Consistently Developing Innovative Precedence Setting State-of-the-Art Architectures & Designs of Any Size Development from Conception to Timely & Successful Completion for End Users. Excellent Organizational, Communication, & Team Building Skills Interfacing with Hardware & Software Engineering Staffs, Management, Users. Hands-On Technical Expertise. Skills/Qualifications Acquired Include: Program/Project Management/Team Lead & Briefing Abilities Design Worldwide Communication Transport Systems Develop Technical Specification, Test Reports, R&D for Voice, Video, Telemetry, Optics, & Radar Tracking Develop Proposal/Cost Evaluation/SOW/Grant Writing Research, Design & Development (Digital/Analog/RF) Develop Technical Documentation, Drawings, Manuals Develop Virtualization Test Beds for Network Designs Design Computer Automated Control & Monitoring Systems Develop Electro-Optical Systems & Communications Design Military & Commercial Training Simulation Systems Develop Combat System/Fire Control Simulators/Trainers IT Networks Architecture, Design & Administration Develop RF and Electro-Optical Link Margin Analyses Configure, & Maintain LAN/WAN/WLAN/VOIP SATCOM, RFID, RF Over F-O, Command Destruct Systems Perform Detailed Network Data Flow & Capacity Planning Engineering, Technical, Safety, & Risk Analyses O&M, Upgrade Existing Legacy Systems to Modernize Enhance Life Cycle Supportability and Cost Reductions Develop IT within Controls, Processes, Policies, Recovery Develop User O&M Training & Support Documentation Analyze & Implement Lessons Learned to Upgrades IT Availability, Confidentiality, Security, SOX Compliance Perform Test & Evaluation Performance Analyses Develop Budgets, Scheduling, Life Cycle Resource Mgt Facility Electrical, Grounding, UPS, Lightning Protection E-O Laser Initiated Flight Termination Ordnance Designs Perform Test & Evaluation Performance Analyses & Mods Range Safety Analyses, Ordnance Design, FTS Design Eddy-Current & Ultrasonics NDE/NDI/NDT • TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES: Training/Certifications: IEEE, NSPE, SANS and Global Knowledge Training such as Defending Windows Networks, Communications, VoIP, Wireless WLANs, CCNA, Windows Server 2003/2007/2008, SANS Snort/IDS, etc. Platforms O/S: Windows (WINNT/XP/XP-PRO/WIN7/Vista, WIN Server 2003/2007/2008), MAC (MAC O/S, Leopard), Linux/Unix, Microsoft Virtualization (for Workstations, Hacker Boxes, IDS, Servers), Routers, Switches, Hubs, Access Points, Network & VOIP Controllers/Gateways, Firewalls & IDS, SAN & RAID5 Mass Storage, NCC, Server Farms, Load Balancers, Optimizers, Tier III Support, etc. Tools/Other: Office 2003/2007, Visio, Photoshop, Project, Apple iPhone / iPod Touch, HTML, XML, (also SQL, Perl, C++), Network Protocols TCP/IP, UDP, NTP, DNS, ICMP, Telnet, FTP, SSL/SSH, ARP, EIGRP, DHCP, OSPF, etc., Network Management Systems (NMS/RMON)(HP OpenView, Tivoli, CiscoWorks, SNMP Versions 1/2/3, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Firewalls (Checkpoint+), DOORS. Develop Communications using T-1/T-3/OC-3/OC-12/OC-48/ISDN/ ATM/SONET/SDH/MPLS, RF over Electro-Optical Fiber Equipment, Develop Timing/Frequency References. PIQS LLC Senior Systems Engineer, Consultant & IT Networks Engineer, Orlando, FL 2009-Present Research, Design, and Develop New Electrical/Electronic Systems Automated Control & Monitor Systems, Design & Develop State-of-the-Art Information Technology (IT) Systems, Upgrades, O&M for New or Existing Fielded Installations. Architect & Configure IT Networks LANs/WANs/WLANs Routers, Switches, Access Points, Servers, Firewalls, IDS, NMS/RMON. Develop IT Test Bed Concepts using Microsoft PC & Server Virtualization Software. Develop Technical Specifications, Drawings, Training Manuals, Schedules, Budgets, Risk Analyses/ Mitigation Analyses. NASA IT-D2 Senior Network Design Engineer, KSC, FL 2006-2009 Modernize KSC Admin Networks Architecting Network System Upgrade Solutions and Configurations for Wired LANs/WANs, Wireless LANs (WLANs), Voice over IP (VOIP), Server Farms (with mass storage SAN, RAID5), Network Control Center (NCC), IDS, NMS, RMON. Detailed Configurations for XP/Vista/Mac WorkStations, Network Switches, Routers, Hubs, Wireless Access Points, VoIP controllers, etc.. Implemented Lessons Learned Corrective Measures, Operational Procedure Improvements, Equipment Replacements & Upgrades. Utilized Project Management and Analytical Tools & Processes to Enhance Life Cycle Costs and Supportability. Briefed Technical Progress, Schedules, Impacts, and, Completion. Developed Microsoft Virtualization Configurations for PCs, Servers, Ethical Hacker Boxes, IDS Test Beds. NASA VA-E1 Senior Communications Systems Design Engineer, KSC, FL 2002-2006 Developed L-90 day Mission Unique Worldwide Communications Transport Systems for Expendable Launch Vehicles (ELVs) Boosters and Spacecraft. Led Teams Developing Worldwide Transport for Telemetry, Tracking, Network, Voice, Video using Serial, Analog / Digital, Copper, Fiber-Optic, RF, Electro-Optical (E-O), RF over Fiber Equipment, Ethernet, ATM / MPLS, SONET, etc. Provided Timing & Frequency Reference for Post Flight Analyses or Mishap Board Use. NASA YA-E1 Senior Network Management Systems (NMS) Engineer, KSC, FL 1999-2002 Developed for the Space Shuttle New Computer Launch Checkout System (CLCS) Precedence Setting NMS Designs and Configurations using HP OpenView, Tivoli, CiscoWorks, SNMP Ver. 1-2-3, NMS/RMON, Third Party Plug-In Tools for Networked Devices using DOORS CM S/W Tool. Developed Detailed Network Data Flow Simulations for Idle, Checkout, Pre-Launch, Launch Modes Analyzing Design Performance Thresholds for Upgrades & Modifications. 45th Space Wing Senior Program Support Manager (PSM), CCAS, FL 1993-1999 Coordinate & Develop User Worldwide Range Instrumentation and Communications Systems to Support Titan IV Booster and DoD/NASA Spacecraft during processing and launch (MILSTAR, IUS DSP, NRO, NSA, NASA JPL Cassini). Led Custom Modifications to Worldwide Telemetry Data Systems, Transportables, Networks, Voice, Video, Launch Phase Optics, Command Destruct, SATCOM, and Radar Tracking. Led Teams for First Time TDRSS Down-Link Titan IV Centaur & IUS, and, for Cassini CMOC / PAFB Variable Flight Azimuth (VFA) Collision Avoidance (COLA). 45th Space Wing Senior Range Safety Engineer, Patrick AFB, FL 1989-1993 Develop Critical Flight Termination System (FTS) Electronics Monitoring Systems and Ordnance for USAF – DoD / NASA Titan IV, Commercial Titan to Insure Range Compliant Fully Redundant Destruct Electronics and Dual Redundant Wire Harness Break-Wire Systems, Destruct Ordnance to Protect Public Safety During East Coast Launches. Naval Training Systems Center, Senior Simulation Systems Engineer, Orlando, FL 1983-1989 Developed Design, Technical Specs / SOW / Logistics / Instructional Training Support for $100+ Million Dollar Seawolf SSN-21 AN-BSY-1 Combat System Fire Control Team Trainer, Weapons Launch Support Operator Trainer (WLSOT), and Basic Operator Trainer (BOT). Also, developed A-4 Kuwait Air Force Flight Training Center (KAF FTC), and, US Navy Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) Vehicle Simulator Systems. Northrop Services Inc. (NSi), Senior Electrical Design Engineer, Winter Park, FL 1980-1983 Designed and Developed Combat System Fire Control Team Trainers, Northrop Omega Navigation Trainer, and Support Systems Trainers / Simulators / Stimulators for Royal Saudi Naval School in Jubail, Saudi Arabia (Foreign Military Sales US Minesweeper & PCG/PGG Patrol Gunboats). Travelled INCO to Saudi Arabia for Installation/Test. General Motors (GM) Packard Electric Consultants Plant 10, Senior Electrical Designer, Warren, OH 1978-1980 Developed Automated Control & Monitoring Systems for GM High Speed Volume Automotive Wire Production Using Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), PLC Software, and Automated System Sensors for Wire Reduction Draws, Wire Coating Extruders, and Wire Buncher Process Lines. Selected High Speed Systems Components Including AC / DC Drive Motor Systems, Electro-Optical Laser Gauging Line Speed Controls, Safety Switch Functions.

Thnank You, Edward J. Kachmar, 407-222-8329
NIGHTSNOW1@AOL.COM
ORLANDO, FLORIDA

This example was posted: 3/1/2010 12:27:56 PM EST

EDWARD (ED) J. KACHMAR ———————————————————————————————————————————————– P.O. BOX 707, CHRISTMAS, FLORIDA 32709 (407)222-8329 (Mobile) NIGHTSNOW1@AOL.COM • OBJECTIVE: SENIOR SYSTEMS / PROJECT ENGINEER, IT NETWORK ENGINEER, CONSULTANT • EDUCATION: Bachelor Science Electronics/Electrical Engineering (BSEE), Youngstown State University (YSU), OH Master Science Computer Systems (MSCS TBD), University Central Florida (UCF), Orlando, FL Industrial Electronics, Choffin Vocational Training Center, Youngstown, OH • EXPERIENCE: ( NASA 10 Yr USAF 10 Yr US Navy Simulation 6 Yr Northrop 3 Yr General Motors 2 Yr ) PIQS LLC Sr. Systems Engineer Control & Monitor Systems Design, IT Networks Design 2009-Pres. NASA/KSC Sr. Networks Engineer KSC IT Networks, IT Security O&M, Upgrades, Mods 2006-2009 NASA/KSC Sr. Comm. Engineer Global Communication Systems Satellite Launch Support 2002-2006 NASA/KSC Sr. Computer Engineer Space Shuttle Computer Launch & Checkout Systems 1999-2002 USAF (Civilian) Program Support Mgr Global Range Instrumentation Launch Support (Titan IV+) 1993-1999 USAF (Civilian) Sr. Range Safety Engr DoD Titan IV, Commercial Titan FTS and Safety Engineering 1989-1993 US Navy (Civilian) Sr. Electronics Engineer U.S. Military Simulators / Stimulators / Trainers Design 1983-1989 Northrop Services Sr. Design Engineer International Military Simulation Systems (Saudi Arabia) 1980-1983 General Motors Sr. Designer PLC Based Automation Wire Production Systems Design 1978-1980 • SKILLS: Proactive, Self-Motivated Team Lead Senior Engineer Consistently Developing Innovative Precedence Setting State-of-the-Art Architectures & Designs of Any Size Development from Conception to Timely & Successful Completion for End Users. Excellent Organizational, Communication, & Team Building Skills Interfacing with Hardware & Software Engineering Staffs, Management, Users. Hands-On Technical Expertise. Skills/Qualifications Acquired Include: Program/Project Management/Team Lead & Briefing Abilities Design Worldwide Communication Transport Systems Develop Technical Specification, Test Reports, R&D for Voice, Video, Telemetry, Optics, & Radar Tracking Develop Proposal/Cost Evaluation/SOW/Grant Writing Research, Design & Development (Digital/Analog/RF) Develop Technical Documentation, Drawings, Manuals Develop Virtualization Test Beds for Network Designs Design Computer Automated Control & Monitoring Systems Develop Electro-Optical Systems & Communications Design Military & Commercial Training Simulation Systems Develop Combat System/Fire Control Simulators/Trainers IT Networks Architecture, Design & Administration Develop RF and Electro-Optical Link Margin Analyses Configure, & Maintain LAN/WAN/WLAN/VOIP SATCOM, RFID, RF Over F-O, Command Destruct Systems Perform Detailed Network Data Flow & Capacity Planning Engineering, Technical, Safety, & Risk Analyses O&M, Upgrade Existing Legacy Systems to Modernize Enhance Life Cycle Supportability and Cost Reductions Develop IT within Controls, Processes, Policies, Recovery Develop User O&M Training & Support Documentation Analyze & Implement Lessons Learned to Upgrades IT Availability, Confidentiality, Security, SOX Compliance Perform Test & Evaluation Performance Analyses Develop Budgets, Scheduling, Life Cycle Resource Mgt Facility Electrical, Grounding, UPS, Lightning Protection E-O Laser Initiated Flight Termination Ordnance Designs Perform Test & Evaluation Performance Analyses & Mods Range Safety Analyses, Ordnance Design, FTS Design Eddy-Current & Ultrasonics NDE/NDI/NDT • TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES: Training/Certifications: IEEE, NSPE, SANS and Global Knowledge Training such as Defending Windows Networks, Communications, VoIP, Wireless WLANs, CCNA, Windows Server 2003/2007/2008, SANS Snort/IDS, etc. Platforms O/S: Windows (WINNT/XP/XP-PRO/WIN7/Vista, WIN Server 2003/2007/2008), MAC (MAC O/S, Leopard), Linux/Unix, Microsoft Virtualization (for Workstations, Hacker Boxes, IDS, Servers), Routers, Switches, Hubs, Access Points, Network & VOIP Controllers/Gateways, Firewalls & IDS, SAN & RAID5 Mass Storage, NCC, Server Farms, Load Balancers, Optimizers, Tier III Support, etc. Tools/Other: Office 2003/2007, Visio, Photoshop, Project, Apple iPhone / iPod Touch, HTML, XML, (also SQL, Perl, C++), Network Protocols TCP/IP, UDP, NTP, DNS, ICMP, Telnet, FTP, SSL/SSH, ARP, EIGRP, DHCP, OSPF, etc., Network Management Systems (NMS/RMON)(HP OpenView, Tivoli, CiscoWorks, SNMP Versions 1/2/3, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Firewalls (Checkpoint+), DOORS. Develop Communications using T-1/T-3/OC-3/OC-12/OC-48/ISDN/ ATM/SONET/SDH/MPLS, RF over Electro-Optical Fiber Equipment, Develop Timing/Frequency References. PIQS LLC Senior Systems Engineer, Consultant & IT Networks Engineer, Orlando, FL 2009-Present Research, Design, and Develop New Electrical/Electronic Systems Automated Control & Monitor Systems, Design & Develop State-of-the-Art Information Technology (IT) Systems, Upgrades, O&M for New or Existing Fielded Installations. Architect & Configure IT Networks LANs/WANs/WLANs Routers, Switches, Access Points, Servers, Firewalls, IDS, NMS/RMON. Develop IT Test Bed Concepts using Microsoft PC & Server Virtualization Software. Develop Technical Specifications, Drawings, Training Manuals, Schedules, Budgets, Risk Analyses/ Mitigation Analyses. NASA IT-D2 Senior Network Design Engineer, KSC, FL 2006-2009 Modernize KSC Admin Networks Architecting Network System Upgrade Solutions and Configurations for Wired LANs/WANs, Wireless LANs (WLANs), Voice over IP (VOIP), Server Farms (with mass storage SAN, RAID5), Network Control Center (NCC), IDS, NMS, RMON. Detailed Configurations for XP/Vista/Mac WorkStations, Network Switches, Routers, Hubs, Wireless Access Points, VoIP controllers, etc.. Implemented Lessons Learned Corrective Measures, Operational Procedure Improvements, Equipment Replacements & Upgrades. Utilized Project Management and Analytical Tools & Processes to Enhance Life Cycle Costs and Supportability. Briefed Technical Progress, Schedules, Impacts, and, Completion. Developed Microsoft Virtualization Configurations for PCs, Servers, Ethical Hacker Boxes, IDS Test Beds. NASA VA-E1 Senior Communications Systems Design Engineer, KSC, FL 2002-2006 Developed L-90 day Mission Unique Worldwide Communications Transport Systems for Expendable Launch Vehicles (ELVs) Boosters and Spacecraft. Led Teams Developing Worldwide Transport for Telemetry, Tracking, Network, Voice, Video using Serial, Analog / Digital, Copper, Fiber-Optic, RF, Electro-Optical (E-O), RF over Fiber Equipment, Ethernet, ATM / MPLS, SONET, etc. Provided Timing & Frequency Reference for Post Flight Analyses or Mishap Board Use. NASA YA-E1 Senior Network Management Systems (NMS) Engineer, KSC, FL 1999-2002 Developed for the Space Shuttle New Computer Launch Checkout System (CLCS) Precedence Setting NMS Designs and Configurations using HP OpenView, Tivoli, CiscoWorks, SNMP Ver. 1-2-3, NMS/RMON, Third Party Plug-In Tools for Networked Devices using DOORS CM S/W Tool. Developed Detailed Network Data Flow Simulations for Idle, Checkout, Pre-Launch, Launch Modes Analyzing Design Performance Thresholds for Upgrades & Modifications. 45th Space Wing Senior Program Support Manager (PSM), CCAS, FL 1993-1999 Coordinate & Develop User Worldwide Range Instrumentation and Communications Systems to Support Titan IV Booster and DoD/NASA Spacecraft during processing and launch (MILSTAR, IUS DSP, NRO, NSA, NASA JPL Cassini). Led Custom Modifications to Worldwide Telemetry Data Systems, Transportables, Networks, Voice, Video, Launch Phase Optics, Command Destruct, SATCOM, and Radar Tracking. Led Teams for First Time TDRSS Down-Link Titan IV Centaur & IUS, and, for Cassini CMOC / PAFB Variable Flight Azimuth (VFA) Collision Avoidance (COLA). 45th Space Wing Senior Range Safety Engineer, Patrick AFB, FL 1989-1993 Develop Critical Flight Termination System (FTS) Electronics Monitoring Systems and Ordnance for USAF – DoD / NASA Titan IV, Commercial Titan to Insure Range Compliant Fully Redundant Destruct Electronics and Dual Redundant Wire Harness Break-Wire Systems, Destruct Ordnance to Protect Public Safety During East Coast Launches. Naval Training Systems Center, Senior Simulation Systems Engineer, Orlando, FL 1983-1989 Developed Design, Technical Specs / SOW / Logistics / Instructional Training Support for $100+ Million Dollar Seawolf SSN-21 AN-BSY-1 Combat System Fire Control Team Trainer, Weapons Launch Support Operator Trainer (WLSOT), and Basic Operator Trainer (BOT). Also, developed A-4 Kuwait Air Force Flight Training Center (KAF FTC), and, US Navy Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) Vehicle Simulator Systems. Northrop Services Inc. (NSi), Senior Electrical Design Engineer, Winter Park, FL 1980-1983 Designed and Developed Combat System Fire Control Team Trainers, Northrop Omega Navigation Trainer, and Support Systems Trainers / Simulators / Stimulators for Royal Saudi Naval School in Jubail, Saudi Arabia (Foreign Military Sales US Minesweeper & PCG/PGG Patrol Gunboats). Travelled INCO to Saudi Arabia for Installation/Test. General Motors (GM) Packard Electric Consultants Plant 10, Senior Electrical Designer, Warren, OH 1978-1980 Developed Automated Control & Monitoring Systems for GM High Speed Volume Automotive Wire Production Using Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), PLC Software, and Automated System Sensors for Wire Reduction Draws, Wire Coating Extruders, and Wire Buncher Process Lines. Selected High Speed Systems Components Including AC / DC Drive Motor Systems, Electro-Optical Laser Gauging Line Speed Controls, Safety Switch Functions.


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