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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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Jan 2006Jan 2007


American InterContinental University
Oct 2000Jun 2004

B.A. History

University of Maryland


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