John Snyder

  • Howell US-NJ
John Snyder

Summary

Solutions-oriented Electrical Systems Engineer with experience providing a broad range of support for Integration, Test and Evaluation of Radio Frequency (RF) engineering programs.

  • Proven leadership skills as demonstrated by managing Radar Simulation and Testing Group
  • Skilled operator of RF signal generators, spectrum analyzers and oscilloscopes to create and verify radar waveforms
  • Researched military radar databases and built radar models for simulation and testing
  • Designed and taught introductory and advanced technical training programs for new and established employees
  • Technical writing experience. Wrote system specification documents to automate software project tasks and streamline configuration management / technical documentation of radar definitions
  • Currently attending classes for CompTIA A+, Network +, Security +, and CCNA Certification.

Work History

Work History
Jun 2009 - Present

Information Technology Consultant

Professional Service Group
  • Assist members with computer and networking issues.
  • Build and maintain client databases for Contact Committee.
Jul 2004 - Jun 2009

Team Leader / Senior Research Engineer

SRI International
  • Managed Radar Simulation and Testing Group activities, developed project plans, assigned tasks and resolved technical issues.
  • Conducted functional analysis of military radar systems using customer-supplied requirements packages to create simulation models for aircraft radar warning receiver (RWR) test program.
  • Automated critical project tasks including preparing system requirements and validation documents, resulting in a 75% reduction in the lead time needed to build and test simulations.
  • Led software developers in the design of SQL and XML databases.
  • Classroom instructor to new and established engineers in radar theory, military radar databases and building simulation models.  The training sessions enabled new employees to begin productive work within days of employment.
Mar 2004 - Jul 2004

Research Engineer / Radar Analyst

Aerotek CE

Temp-to-perm contract for SRI International

  • Managed Radar Simulation and Testing Group activities, developed project plans, assigned tasks and resolved technical issues.
  • Conducted functional analysis of military radar systems using customer-supplied requirements packages to create simulation models for aircraft radar warning receiver (RWR) test program.
Mar 2000 - Jan 2004

Electrical Systems Engineer / Radar Analyst

Raytheon Missile Systems
  • Defined radar simulation parameters and created flight-test plans for avionics program to provide increased protection for the aircraft and crew.
  • Wrote system specification documents that detailed the technical considerations used to program and test avionics equipment.
  • Verified system fidelity through Software-in-the-Loop (SIL) and Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) testing thereby increasing the flexibility, rate and number of test scenarios performed.

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Databases

Technical Training

Configuration Management

Radar

System Testing

Data Analysis

Network Administration

Team Leadership