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Charles
charles.young@vandvlabs.com
817-885-8102
708 E 1st Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Embedded Software Engineer
43 years experience W2
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Summary

Embedded Software Specialist ~ Certified LabView Developer

Senior level Software Developer with 15+ years experience in consultative, contract, and independent projects creating highly polished, tightly integrated, and easily maintained programs. Specialist in developing exquisitely simple applications and programs. Skilled at increasing productivity, efficiency, and creating sound technical infrastructures through development, implementation, and management of advanced systems. Skilled at coaching and mentoring junior developers. Strong background and knowledge of the Aerospace industry.

Areas of Expertise:

SDLC Lifecycle Management Applications Development Problem Resolution Software/Application Testing

Solution Design Analytical Problem Solving Testing Training Software Architecture Team Leadership Software Analysis

Experience
Embedded Software Engineer
Aerospace/Defense
Nov 2011 - present

Client: Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne

Designed, coded, tested, and implemented software for Space Shuttle Main Engine Controller (SSMEC) in addition to many other Statements of Work (SOWs). Created a new version of the CADS application that made it easier to update system functions and fix bugs for the Command and Data Simulator used for the SSMEC. Collaborated with technical resources to complete large scale, complex development projects. Supported project development, stakeholder meetings, and software documentation for all projects.

Key Accomplishments:

  • Met or exceeded software requirements, created programs that completed new tasks within a 20 millisecond window.
  • Ensured new system functionality was able to be used in parallel with other system functionality in order for easier upgrades.
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Embedded Software Engineer
Aerospace/Defense
Jan 2008 - May 2011

Client: Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne

Designed, tested, and implemented code for the complex Real-Time portion of the J-2X Vehicle Simulator (VSIM). Utilized LabView Real-Time in order to develop software for 2 main parts of the VSIM, Real-Time Functionality and Graphical User Interface (GUI). The VSIM system commands, collects engine data, and monitors emergency shutdown of the J-2X rocket engine. Ensured quality code development in line with industry standards.

Key Accomplishments:

  • Served as Lead Engineer for the project, successfully meeting or exceeding project goals.
  • Ensured on-time completion of the initial software version of VSIM Real-Time for testing and verification.
  • Led development teams in project execution, coordinated weekly review meetings, and monitored key milestone progress.
  • Completed all aspects of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) including requirements analysis through application deployment for custom application development.
  • Collaborated with Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne associates to ensure requirements were met to specifications.
Application Development Analysis Embedded Software Software Engineer Database Design
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Software Engineer
Aerospace/Defense
Jan 1979 - Jan 2005

Provided software and application development for the Space Shuttle Main Engine Controller systems. Created a replacement system for the Command and Data Simulator (CADS II). Identified, recommended, and implemented upgrades that increased the number of users for the system. Provided a method to make modifications easier through the ability to use commercial off the shelf hardware and software products, resulting in cost savings. Replaced obsolete software and hardware with more robust systems and reduced overall staff from 9 to 3. Completed development in the original time due to implementing numerous system enhancements. Achieved the "Foundation" Award for Sustained Superior Performance.

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Education
Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY
Associate's in Data Processing
MERRITT COLLEGE
Skills
Software Engineer
2021
36
Database Upgrades
2021
35
Analysis
2011
25
Labview
2014
19
Database Design
2021
12
Application Development
2011
1
C
2005
1
C++
2014
1
CAMS
2021
1
CAS
2021
1
ClearCase
2009
1
Documentation
2021
1
Embedded Software
2021
1
OOA
2005
1
UML
2009
1