Work History

Work History
Jul 2015 - Jan 2016

Program Manager/Cyber Security Engineer

Ethernautics for California Water Services

Scope: Project Manager for Cyber Security Vulnerability Assessment and Mitigation, SCADA, ICS, Secure-by-Design Cyber Security Network Engineering and Infrastructure Design. Program Management for Implementing NIST and Defense in Depth Architectures
Asset Management throughout the System Life Cycle
Implementation of NIST – Cyber Security Framework for Critical Infrastructure.
Cyber Security Governance and Regulatory Compliance
Network Security Design, Radio Encryption
Cyber Security Governance
Cyber Security Policies and Procedures development
Security Systems
Plant Control and SCADA Systems in Water Distribution Infrastructure.
Architected, Designed and Deployed IT cyber security detection and prevention tools:

  • Network Monitoring – SolarWinds
  • Vulnerability Scanners - Retina
  • SIEM – Splunk, QRadar
  • IDS / IPS – Sourcefire, Cisco IPS 4200, IntruShield
  • Hardware Security Modules - HSM
  • Defense in Depth Architecture and Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs)
  • Incident Management and Forensics

WAN Infrastructure (Wireless and Terrestrial) Design and Upgrades for Security Enhancements
Physical Security Design
Vulnerability Assessments and Remediation/Mitigation (OWASP)
Security Vulnerability Testing.

May 2012 - May 2015

Infrastructure Architect/ Cyber Security Digital Engineer/RCDD

Ethernautics for Areva NP at South Texas Project (STP)

Digital Cyber Security Assessments and Vulnerability Assessments implementing 10CFR73.54 at Nuclear Power Stations. Assess, designed and retrofit Low Voltage Systems (IT and Plant Control Infrastructure) to support Nuclear Power Plant. Voice, Data, Public Address, Mobile Telecom (DAS), Radio, ESS, Fire, Plant Control and Building Automation Systems (BAM), Building Information Modeling (BIM). Security Engineer providing design and build of network, application security and and authorization for plant control and reporting systems. Design overall Defense-In- Depth Architecture for plant systems in accordance with appropriate standards including: NIST Cyber Security Framework and ISO/IEC 27001 and compliance with COBIT and COSO. Identification of attack vulnerabilities and design of defensive strategies and techniques. Vulnerability Assessments (ISO/IEC 15408-1:2009), OWASP, Penetration Testing, and Systems Monitoring.

Aug 2007 - May 2012

Infrastructure Architect/Senior Network Engineer/RCDD

Computer Sciences Corporation

Systems Architect/Network Architect/RCDD to design and build IT and Network Infrastructure to support Nuclear Enrichment Facility. Voice, Data Public Address, Paging,Mobile Telecom, Radio, ESS, Fire, Plant Control and Building Automation. Performed project kickoff meetings, requirements analysis meetings and design review meetings.

Designed and deployed Building Information System (BIM) and 3D models to provide RCDD stamped T-EQP, T-PHY and T-WIR AutoCad drawings and BOM for each system.

Sized and designed duct banks, raceways, cable trays, and conduit pathways to support power, signaling and IT services.

Created cabling (Fiber/Copper) distribution design  and construction including routing, heat loading, splicing, cable counts, fill ratios, bend radii, pull tensions, fiber loss budget estimations, circuit cutovers/cable throws.

Created designs for Air Blow Fiber (ABF) cabling for integrating 32 campus Low Voltage Systems including: IT (Voice and Data), Fire Protection, Public Address, Paging, Security (ESS), Criticality Alarm Systems, Mobile Communications (Cellular and Radio), Building Automation and Plant Control Systems.

I&C design and documentation for Building Automation and Plant Control Systems including: scaling, uncertainties, Precautions/Limitations/Setpoints, UFSAR descriptions, and instrumentation application and functionality

Created designs for Telecommunications Spaces: Data Centers, Control Room Complex, Alarm Stations, and Telecommunications Rooms including: combustible loading equipment qualification, lighting, power, HVAC, and raceways. Load sizing for transformers, distribution panel, UPS, Inverters, and Batteries

Provided design input to cable management system, and provided cable design for input.

Designed Controlled Access Boundary Fence (CAA).

Designed site-wide trunked radio system for security and emergency responders.

Designed communications infrastructure for enhancing public mobile telephone services (DAS).

Created firestopping and sealing designs and procedure for specialty cabling and penetrations thru QA-1 structures.

Designed grounding and bonding specifications for low voltage systems and spaces.

Designed back up diesel generator system for ESS and PA and developed plant mod package.

Developed and provided subject matter expertise for QA-1 thru QA-3 work plans.

Designed specification for raceways and boxes

Responsible Engineer and provided subject matter expertise in preparing in issuing Modification Packages

including, identifying design inputs, design checklist, Master Equipment List and Master Parts List Database, Functional Locations Database, critical Parameters, pre-installation (make ready), installation work packages providing detailed instructions, writing technical justifications, affected documents, affected databases, , preparing 10CFR70.72 and 10CFR50.59 Screens, design verification, preparing license document changes, reviewing and applying Operating Experience

Conducted Owner Acceptance Reviews (OAR) and identified where Special/Interdisciplinary/Plant reviews were required.

Designed test plans and specifications and procedures, reviewed post installation testing and approved results

Developed Plant Mods for systems and cabling decommissioning.

Developed and provided support to Work Planning as a subject matter expert for QA-1 thru QA-3 work plans.

Developed BOM’s, Cost Engineering, budget proposals, scopes of work, and purchase requisitions, scheduling of installation and Modifications.

Field and Construction Engineering and RCDD

Oversaw construction per design and regular support to the Field Engineering Staff.  Conducted regular field inspections to assure installation and labeling meet tempest requirements. Authored Design Change Requests (DCR) and Engineering Change Requests (ECR). Authored Condition Reports (CR). Performed “Red Lines” to drawings and created “As-Built” drawings.  Participated in NRC inspections.

Aug 2007 - May 2008

Infrastructure Architect/Systems Engineer/Programme Manager/RCDD

Ethernautics, Inc

RCDD/OSP Services, Consultant for SOA, Business Intelligence and Technology Assessment.  Director of Configuration Management, Quality Assurance and Test. SAP Retail Implementation. Developed Integration Test Plan for SAP Portal, MSS, ERP, Retail Store, HRIS, Traversity/POS. Performed Technology Assessment and Gap Analysis for Jail Phone Telecommunications Company including Software/NOC/Call Centre evaluation, SOX, SIPOC, NGOSS, SID, eTOM, ITIL, EAI Evaluation. Self-Care, e-billing, Wireless Data Services Monetization, Mobile-Wallet implementations. CRM, OSS, BSS, SCM Gap Analysis and Integration utilizing Common Language, SID, and MDM integration in an OSS (TIRKS, Granite, MetaSolv, Cramer, NetCracker and SCM Framework.  Program Manager to gather requirements and implement enhanced VoIP and Telephony features in CGS utilizing, CSG SODI and SMARTLINK. Systems Architect to design and build IT and Network Infrastructure to support Nuclear Enrichment Facility. Voice, Data, Public Address, Mobile Telecom, Radio, ESS, Fire, Plant Control and Building Automation Systems.

Jan 2007 - Aug 2007

Programme Director/Solutions Architect

NetCracker Technology Corp.

Managed several SOA driven OSS and SAP implementation projects at multiple international telecommunications clients. Rolling Out SAP, OSS, MPLS, DSL, and WiMAX Solutions, merging ITIL and eTOM with SOA. Managed several matrixed, multicultural, multifunctional teams of Developers, Business Analysts, Business Intelligence, Network Architects, CM, and Testers in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) of SAP and OSS/NMS/EMS solutions and integrating into Call Centre/NOC operations, delivered solutions in automated workflow (BI), inventory management, Traffic Engineering, provisioning, data integrity and service controls. Crafted Project Plans, Resource Plans, Test Plans, SOW’s and Change Requests and managed client relationship in the Professional Services aspects of Solution Delivery. Chaired Executive Governance and Oversight meetings. Guided “Best Practices” thru documenting several processes. Managed contracts, resources, timelines, budgets, invoicing and receivables. Solutions Architect for integration of OSS to: ERP, Order Management, BSS and Network Elements (NMS) and Migration/Conversion (ETL) of data from MetaSolv, Cramer, and Granite OSS's. Enhancing OSS Solutions to auto-design, and provision next generation networks (MPLS, WiMAX, and 3G).

Nov 1993 - Jan 2007

President/CEO

Information Mechanics, Inc.

Managed Professional Services including Software Engineering, Systems Engineering Practice, Database Engineering, Rational (RUP), and QA/Test Practices. Managed Business Development, Marketing and Sales, Corporate Recruiting, and Channel Development. Managed Corporate ISP’s Data Centre/Call Centre. Developed multiple applications in the OSS/BSS space utilizing SOA approaches to deliver solutions in automated Billing, CRM, inventory management, Traffic Engineering, provisioning, data migration and integrity (ETL), service controls and authored several patents as such. Account Management and Sales. Consultant in design, development and management of enterprise information systems utilizing SOA. Managed several Business Support Systems development, integration and migration efforts for Cable, Wireless, Telco and Utility clients.

Feb 1992 - Nov 1993

Senior Managing Consultant

Berger & Company

Managing Consultant for Application Design Studies, Requirements Engineering, Workflow Analysis, Process Engineering, Project Management, Systems Design, Business Recovery Planning, Strategic Planning, Facilities Design and Management, Network Design and Planning, Telephony Integration RFP Preparation, and Proposal Evaluation, IS Management, Training, and Technology Forecasting. Call Centre/Data Centre/NOC design and operation

May 1987 - Feb 1992

Advisory Systems Engineer

International Business Machines

Facilitated Joint Application Design Sessions, Requirements Studies, and Strategic Planning Sessions.Configuration Management. Data Centre/Call Centre/NOC design, consolidation and operation. BSS integration. Managed Knowledge-Based development teams. System Engineering including total systems design, network design, and data center design. Re-engineering of applications and business processes. Technical marketing support for Large Systems, UNIX, AS/400, Local and Wide Area Networks, and workstations.

May 1987 - Oct 1988

Research Development

Colorado School of Mines

Marketing of Schools research capabilities. Coordinated resources to formulate responses to RFP’s. Designed and developed system to track research funding opportunities. Conference Development and Coordination.

Jun 1985 - May 1987

Field Engineer

Schlumberger

Project Management to design and develop an Expert System to analyze well log data from Measurement-While-Drilling Devices

Sep 1983 - May 1985

Engineering Systems Manager

Colorado School of Mines

Systems Manager for Universities egineering computer lab: VAX, Apollo, and NOVELL systems. CAD and GIS AM/FM. Applications including mapping, finite element analysis, fluid flow models, and 3-D modeling, Trained faculty, students and staff in use of University Systems, Networks, Compilers, and Applications including CARL (Colorado Access Research Libraries) and early Internet.

Jun 1980 - Aug 1984

Principle Consultant

Mammoth Information Services

Providing IT Consulting Services to the Natural Resources Industries, for Amoco Production Companies, Sohio Petroleum Company, Microgeophysics Corporation, Overland Exploration, and Bird Oil Corporation, Designed and developed software to collect, monitor, and analyze data from passive seismic array instrumentation for the Two Forks Dam Project. Designed survey and developed software for the appraisal and evaluation of gravel reserves and industrial mineral inventories. Designed ground magnetic survey of the Grand Canyon and systems to collect, transfer, and edit data for mainframe processing and GIS modeling (Prime). Exploration database design and management using VSAM. Inventory, transfer and conversion of mineral lease data.

Sep 1982 - May 1984

Exploration Geologist

Paul Calaway Oil & Gas

Subsurface engineering, and prospect evaluation using automated mapping and computer analysis techniques.

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Business Support Systems - Billing (BSS)

Twenty years expertise in BSS and systems for major telecommunications and utility customers including: : AT&T, Comcast, Telcordia, Bell South, Qwest Communications, GTE, One Communications, Time Warner,  Covad, AT&T Broadband, MediaOne, Continental Cable, Tampa Electric Company (TECO), Peoples Gas, Public Service Company, Xcel, and US Army. Expert in Billing (BSS) domain and across the entire eTOM model on projects from a variety of vendors including: Amdocs, CableData, Cable Services Group (CSG), First Data, and Telecordia.   Functioned as Business Systems Analyst using Object Orient Requirements Analysis, Business Intelligence Analysis and RUP Techniques to gather and document requirements for a Cable Television Billing System. Developed and designed requirements specs known as Business Function Documents (BFD’s). Documented Customer Care (Self-Help), Business Intelligence (workflow), Subscriber Management, Products Packaging and Promotions, Billing, eBilling, Provisioning (Addressability), and Dispatch System.  Designed and Build Pay Per View System for Self-Help and Order Processing utilizing IVR/VRU/Credit Card Processing System. Also included Analysis of existing CableData Systems running on Tandems and CSG systems running on IBM3090’s, DEC/VAX Clusters, and HP9000’s.  Systems integrated with head end equipment interface with satellite feeds.   Lead Architect/System Engineer for Cable Mega Billing System, OSS, CRM, Customer Self-Help, IVR/VRU Order Processing, Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing, and Service Delivery development effort. Lead the Integration and test of Tele-Communications Inc. (TCI) SummiTrak Cable Billing System (eBilling) to replace the Legacy Billing Providers CableData and Cable Service Group (CSG). Provided the leadership and subject matter expertise necessary to integrate the various software components into a complex systems architecture that yielded a workable integrated system. Assisted senior management in governance meetings, decision-making, strategic planning to increase efficiencies and reduce costs, and presentation of the system to investors and other senior management.  Lead QA/Test and Configuration Management Teams.   Lead Developer and Project Manager for Patented Addressability System (Provisioning, Authorization and Control) for the Tele-Cable Industry, System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) , Requirements Analysis (OOD), Systems Design and Build (OOP), Business Objects, Rational Unified Process (RUP), Integration and System Tests. System used in two production environments, a commercial Pay-Per-View System and an Enterprise Model. This work provided the groundwork for control and authorization of Digital Set-top Boxes (HDTV, On Demand, Interactive TV and Gaming) for the cable and direct broadcast television industries. Authored patent United States Patent 6070001.  

Outside Plant Specialist (OSP)

Expert knowledge in OSP right-of-way and route design; OSP space design (maintenance holes, ducts, vaults); underground, direct-buried, and aerial plant design; OSP cabling hardware; and OSP grounding, bonding and electrical protection systems.   Sized and designed duct banks, Aerial and conduit pathways to support power, signaling and IT services. Created cabling (Fiber/Copper) distribution design  and construction including routing, heat loading, splicing, cable counts, fill ratios, bend radii, pull tensions, fiber loss budget estimations, circuit cutovers/cable throws at multiple nuclear facilities, utility providers, and telecommunications companies   Designed and constructed radio towers for private radio, public cellular, private campus mobile telecommunication, WiFi and WiMAX installations.   Defined cable management software requirements. Designed and integrated asset managment into OSS for outside plant.

Registered Communication Distribution Designer (RCDD)

A Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD®) is an individual who has demonstrated knowledge in the design, integration and implementation of telecommunications and data communications technology systems and related infrastructure. These individuals are uniquely positioned to create the detailed design of a new system and/or integrate design into an existing structure. The RCDD is one of the highest design credentials in the information technology systems (ITS) industry, recognized worldwide.An RCDD is required to have at least five years of experience or an equivalent combination of experience and industry certifications. An RCDD has likely spent hundreds of hours studying the Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM) and sat through numerous ITS fundamental and design courses. But to earn the prestigious RCDD credential, they must have proven their knowledge by passing an extensive exam.  

Certifications

Certifications
Jun 1981 - Present

PADI - Open Water Diver

PADI
May 1995 - Present

PADI - Advanced Open Water Diver

PADI
Aug 1996 - Present

PADI - Rescue Diver

PADI
Mar 2010 - Dec 2013

Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD®)

BICSI