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Jason Ray

Skilled engineering manager with a strong background leading engineers towards program milestones. Dedicated to winning new business and ensuring customer satisfaction. Succeeds in getting the best results from high-performing teams. Focused on efficiency with an ISO and Six Sigma background. Holds a TS/SCI clearance with SSBI & Polygraph.

Work experience

2014Present

Systems Integration & Test Engineer, Staff

Lockheed Martin

Test engineer performing IV&V integration of ground-system software, hardware and COTS/GOTS products for a US Air Force early-warning OPIR system. Utilizing Linux and AIX skillset, work with Development, CM and Systems Engineering teams to automate testing and streamline release cycles.

  • Accomplished the capability integration of new hardware and software system of systems for the US Air Force at multiple customer locations.
  • Developed test cases and objectives based on requirements and lessons-learned from previous projects to ensure potential regressions, new capabilities and software robustness are fully tested.
  • Identified numerous bugs, robustness issues, and capability deficiencies and ensured resolution through Deficiency Reports and subsequent testing.
  • Provided training and guidance to fellow test & verification engineers ensuring they quickly became contributing team members.
  • Accomplished scheduling of resources across the enterprise through effective coordination with factories, development sites and customers.
20112014

Field Engineering Associate Manager

Lockheed Martin, United Kingdom

O&M Site Manager of a US Air Force field site. Led a team of software, hardware and facility engineers in a 24/7 mission-critical operational environment. Responsible for the site integration & sustainment for antenna systems ranging from 2.4m to 18m dishes. Provided integration and systems administration for all data systems. Maintained all critical facilities including UPS, emergency gensets and HVAC systems.

  • Delivered flawless execution as a technical team leader achieving award fees in excess of 99% for thirty consecutive months.
  • Increased sales by $858k (2012), $1.2M (2013) and $150k (2014) by identifying growth opportunities across the customer’s enterprise and then planning and executing as special projects.
  • Led the successful site preparation for the integration of four new mission systems by identifying requirements, addressing technical discrepancies and coordinating with customer’s integrator ensuring the project completed on-time and within budget.
20062011

Satellite Systems Engineer, Staff

Lockheed Martin

Systems engineer providing mission planning expertise on a next-generation space based system.

  • Designated by Customer to be a team member for launch and early on-orbit testing for HEO and GEO OPIR satellites/payloads.
  • Selected by Training Lead to be a member of the operations training group.
  • Developed and delivered 20 lesson plans to military and civilian operators.
  • Developed CONOPS for simultaneous launch and day-in-the-life operations.
  • Reviewed and adjudicated >2000 deficiency reports against program requirements as a member of the deficiency review board.
  • Reduced by 60% legacy SOPs through a peer-reviewed update process.
20032006

Field Engineer, Senior

Lockheed Martin, RAF

O&M Hardware Lead providing calibration, test and integration support for mission systems.

  • Spearheaded a hardware facility transition through a DOD contract changeover. Promoted to supervisor as a result of successful handover.
  • Achieved a contract milestone by leading an upgrade to ISO 9001:2000 standards; received kudos from ISO auditor as example for others.
  • Reduced by 50% product turn-around time through refining operating processes.
  • Reduced workload 14% by auditing and disposing of excess equipment.
  • Saved 2,000 labor-hours annually by streamlining operating procedures.
  • Managed a $150k antenna decommission; negotiated cost reduction of $15k and received a Special Recognition Award.
  • Managed a $100k installation of an automated test system.
20002003

Hardware Technician, Staff

ManTech International, RAFMenwith Hill

O&M Hardware Technician providing support for mission systems

  • Developed and managed a $750k upgrade and reorganization.
  • Streamlined access to test data through the development of an IT network.
19951999

Calibration Technician

US Air Force

Metrology technician providing test & calibration support to fighter and maintenance squadrons. Instructor of basic and advanced calibration and troubleshooting techniques.

Education

Jan 2006Jan 2007

M.B.A.

American InterContinental University
Oct 2000Jun 2004

B.A. History

University of Maryland

Skills

  • Team Leadership & Mentoring
  • Engineering Processes
  • Project Management
  • Systems Administration
  • Systems Test and Integration
  • Satellite Ground Systems
  • Program cost & schedule management
  • Control Account Management (CAM)