Clifton J




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SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS Over 26 years of hands-on experience in validation/verification, avionics engineering systems and support, firmware/software quality assurance (FW/SW QA), aircraft cabin system management, weapons systems analyst/programming, project and configuration management tools, created project requirements, systems engineering, MIL-STD-498 software documentation, integration, testing, and created traceable metrics. Manual/ automated testing on embedded systems, debugging, root cause analysis of product failures, problem solving, critical to quality (CTQ) and hardening. Identified, recommended and implemented changes to the software development, testing and sustainment plan. Created master test strategy for project and identifying QA initiatives/software test plans. Utilized DOORS requirements management tools, Waterfall, Agile philosophy/ Scrum methodology to deliver best value and low risk to Modis Engineering, Landis+Gyr, Gulfstream Aerospace, the US Air Force operational flight programs and the US Postal Service. Performance includes but not limited to: * Hands-on (i.e., 777x Aircraft product) validation & verification, integration, implementation and testing involving avionics engineering systems, hardware/software engineering, and/or electrical design including A664, ARINC429, ARINC-485, Controller Area Network (CAN), discretes, analogues, Synchro/LVDT/ RVDT, voltage/current/impedance sensors, microprocessors and data concentration using python and visual basic, and excel data manipulation aspects condensing large amounts of information. Translating customer requirements for data concentration, performing applications development for software solutions, system testing processes, software tools and automation engineering standards including ARP-4754, DO-178 and DO-254. Utilizing DOORS, Serena Dimensions, JIRA and Confluence hands-on test equipment: oscilloscopes, power supplies, discrete controllers, network protocol analyzers and etc. * Software and engineering work including avionics requirements analysis and allocation, requirements based testing algorithms, develops and maintains code and integrates software components into a fully functional software system execution of software/engineering test procedures and documenting test results to ensure software requirements are met. Avionics software and systems integration, system/subsystem tests, establishes traceable metrics, validation/verification related to the investigation and the solution of technical problems associated with research, design, software development, sustainment and manufacture of aircrafts * Communicates effectively, maintained good working relations and negotiated complex issues both orally and in writing with the System Program Office (SPO), Warfighters and Combatant Commands * Hands-on utilization of the Oracle relational database for Reliability Asset Monitoring (RAM)/Tactical Munitions Reporting System (TMRS) tracking knowledge for specific weapons systems to ensure a workflow to manage, process, analyze and maximize the accuracy of complex weapons systems/munitions * Took appropriate actions to prevent potential problems with Missiles and F-15 Aircrafts weapons systems * Ensures that the AIM-9X, AGM-130/GBU-15 missiles and the F-15 Aircrafts weapons systems availability to perform in Air Combat Operations and ultimately achieve and sustain Air Superiority, remains high * During Desert Storm II/Shock and Awe, performed software enhancements in a high-pressured environment and dissemination of software to F-15 Units engaging the enemy in the Theater of Air Combat Operations * Performed effectively as the team lead/team member as well as the ability to work under general supervision or independently and when required communicates effectively and freely with management at all levels * Hands-on Business Process Modeling/Notation (BPM/BPMN), IT project management, policy guidance and IT/SOA governance, oral briefings/presentations, stakeholders buy-in, budgeting and cost benefit analysis * Hands-on project manager/team lead who performed software design, development, support and sustainment for the US Air Force (USAF) F-15 Aircraft Technical Assistance Database System (F-15 TADS) ensuring the F-15 TADS to function in a real-time web-based client/server environment over USAF Global Network * Hands-on scalable connectivity in the enterprise application integration process chain and SOA approach to integration needs, and metadata processing/management utilizing DoD Architectural Framework (DoDAF) * Hands-on Enterprise application development and integration from existing applications and databases * Hands-on utilization of DOORS requirements management software tool to capture, analyzes, trace and manage requirements and changes while maintaining compliance to regulations and standards for the USAF * Hands-on Process Maturity Model Goal (i.e., Capability Maturity Model Integration - CMMI Level V) * Hands-on Object Oriented Analysis/Design (OOAD), software architectural design, algorithms and data structures, and software development using C/C++, C#, Java, SQL, Oracle and various programming languages to function in distributed, asynchronous, concurrent, embedded and real-time environments * Hands-on project manager/team lead who performed software installation/running computer applications on PC platforms compiling/debugging in Linux, Microsoft Windows and other operating systems * Hands-on project manager who conducted quarterly review with the client regarding risk management strategy, soliciting stakeholders input about performance on managing risks and identifying additional risks * Hands-on team lead who utilized ISMF ISMF is an instantiation of the Information Technology Integration Library (ITIL) practices and an actionable set of fully developed process designs, plans, procedures, and templates for integrating people, technology and software tools around an enterprise support service * Hands-on team lead in the requirements management, software architecture, software development, SQA, algorithms, IA, IT security best practices, UML, RUP, user interface design, software integration, testing, and documenting test results to ensure software requirements are met, documentation, implementation and sustainment, software troubleshooting and root cause analysis, SDLC and reduced residual risk to low * Hands-on team member who performed user requirements analysis, software design, development, support sustainment, IV&V, quality assurance, MIL-STD-498 software documentation and created traceability metrics for the USAF SOF MC-130E Combat Talon I (CT-I) Aircraft Avionics and Operational Flight Program (OFP). Performance includes but not limited to: Mission Computer, CDU, 1553B Bus, Infrared Warning Receiver Countermeasures, INU, SNU-84-3 HAINS, Doppler Velocity Sensor, GPS, Terrain Avoidance/Terrain Following Radar, Digital Scan Converter, Radar Altimeter, Electronic Warfare Systems * Key hands-on functional specialist who performed independent validation & verification, and testing in the transition of the USAF CT-I avionics software, software support and sustainment project management activities from contractor Lockheed Martin to Robins Air Force Base, GA * Performance includes but not limited to: * Problem Solving, Software Debugging, Corrective Actions, Improvement and Technology Refreshment * Software Quality Assurance, Software Implementation, Customer Assistance/Support and Sustainment * Avionics, Independent Validation & Verification, MIL-STD-498 software documentation and Traceable * Embedded and Object Oriented Analysis/Design, C/C++, Java and Software Configuration Management * Software Coding & Integration, Manual/Automated, Functional/Operational & System Acceptance Tests * Relational Database Design (SQL and Oracle), Development, Implementation, Sustainment and 6 Sigma * Three Tier Enterprise Architecture Design and Development, Design Specifications and DO-178/254 * Software Application Architectural Design, utilizing Unified Modeling Language (UML) and CMMI V * Design and Development Components, System Integration, Web Pages and User Interface Design, * Waterfall, Agile philosophy/Scrum methodology, Root Cause Analysis of product failures and MS-TFS * IT Security Requirements and best practices, Traceability and Service-oriented architecture (SOA) * Information Assurance (IA) for Department of Defense & Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) * IA Dept. of Defense Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG), Embedded Firmware Testing * Integrated Services Management Framework (ISMF)/Information Technology Integration Library (ITIL) * Service Delivery and Mature Capabilities, utilizing Rational Unified Process (RUP), GIT and Subversion * Risk Management and Risk Mitigation, System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) & Software Transition * Conducted Joint Requirements Planning (JRP), Joint Application Design (JAD) and Software Architect * Research, Data Collection, Requirements Elicitation/Gathering/Management, System and Gap Analysis PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES INCLUDES