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Resume Edward R Wittke-MindAgent OW 05-26-2016(3)-2

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Resume Edward R Wittke-MindAgent OW 05-26-2016(3)-2

  1. 1. Edward R. Wittke 242 Finnegan Drive, Millersville, MD 21108 808-344-2404 edward.wittke@mindagent.biz “Techie and entrepreneur” Summary of Qualifications: Systems Engineer, Data/Processing Analyst, Integration & Test Engineer, Technical Trainer Broad background and wealth of experience as a results-oriented technical professional. Management and supervision experience. Over 20+ years of experience. Masters degree educated in Signal Processing and Telecommunications, with significant real-world experience in Signal Processing, Telecommunications, Internet and Networking technologies and systems including Optical Signal processing, software development and operational system design, integration, test and support for government customers. Sophisticated understanding and experience in requirements development/documentation & management, integration, test, scripting, operations support, data and processing analysis/optimization and training for TS/SCI corporate and other SIGINT/processing solutions. Co- founded MindAgent LLC (www.mindagent.biz), a small technology consulting firm, and have acted as the lead for the last nine years. In depth knowledge of Telecommunications, Internet technologies, network devices and architectures. Experience includes fast paced, agile development environments where system design, requirements, operations and training changes continuously. Adept at analyzing and development of a thorough understanding of software and hardware designs and operations and the process of casting that knowledge into training and operation materials customized to the end-users needs. Developed standard operating procedures, training materials, and course curriculums for individuals of diverse skill types/experience and needs – from operations personnel to senior level management. Excellent organizational and interpersonal communications skills (oral and written). Highly motivated - accustomed to responsibility, authority and decision-making. In depth knowledge of SIGINT/ signal processing systems and over 15 years of technical writing experience on various programs. Well versed in the use of scripting. Started career as a software developer and then switched into more of a systems engineering, integration & test, data and system analysis as well as technical trainer role. Expertise and experience includes system design, integration, test, requirements development & tracking as well as operational support of networks, infrastructure and systems. Assignments included writing Concept of Operations, requirements, test plans, use cases, and design documentation. Demonstrated ability to create and brief technical presentations. Ability to drive the generation and tracking of CONOPs, requirements, design reviews, test plans, test procedures and program reports. Preparation of test reports summarizing test results including anomalies, system errors, and configuration changes. Interaction with developers and customers to plan and resolve concerns before, during, and after regularly scheduled upgrades & rollouts. Vast knowledge of SIGINT technologies and SIGINT processing equipment. Understanding of telecommunications and data communications system concepts and signal processing. Strong understanding of broadband communications including network operations, transport structures and switching equipment. Experience includes SIGINT methodologies and convergence. Experience in SIGINT analysis techniques including: digital network characterization, reconstruction and mapping. Knowledge of SIGINT tasking, processing, metadata, exploitation, analysis and dissemination issues required. Provided technical guidance in relation to SIGINT Systems. Well versed in the design, development and administration of training materials and courses. From short turn around single session training sessions on out to long term training programs. Varying audiences from management/customer briefings to very detailed technical instruction to highly skilled personnel. Course materials have included classroom based & self study materials, exams, and hands on exercises (both individual and group based). Demonstrated team leadership and strong initiative. Experience translating and communicating complex subject matter between technical and non-technical audiences. Ability to work effectively under time constraints and potentially changing priorities, while maintaining a high level of attention to detail. Clearance: Yes / TS-SCI with Polygraph
  2. 2. Education: MS Engineering (Signal Processing & Telecommunications)/Rutgers/NJ, BS Engineering/Rutgers/NJ Professional Experience: SIGINT MindAgent LLC consultant / General Dynamics (GD), MD 12/2015 - present Systems Engineer/ Integration & Test/ Data Analyst/ Operations Support / Technical Trainer  SIGINT technology MindAgent LLC consultant to General Dynamics (GD) Hanover, Maryland.  Lead SIGINT technologist/systems engineer & test person for a “Tools Evaluation and Operations Support team”. Systems support included current and legacy “Vendor” & “Corporate” solutions/systems. Multi- processing suite environment.  Performed detailed analysis of data and associated processing. Continued optimization and refinement of processing and data analysis tools/processes. Worked with government personnel in response to program and technical changes. Data analysis included varying types of data including metadata.  Worked with team to develop an operational support infrastructure  Developed specialized training materials for end users of processing suites  Lead Analyst in evaluating processing/tools & associated process alternatives  Interacted and supported end-users and customers within formal meeting settings and operational activities  Worked with development teams to improve operations/processing suites and resolve identified issues  Performed system administration, software and hardware testing, troubleshot network and account issues, and provide various forms of data analysis.  Performed end-to-end dataflow analysis and monitoring.  Proactively developed business opportunities and relationships SIGINT MindAgent LLC consultant / Raytheon Applied Signal Technology(AST), Virginia 2013 – 12/2015 Systems Engineer/ Integration & Test/ Operations Support/ Data Analyst/ Technical Trainer  SIGINT technology MindAgent LLC consultant to Raytheon AST (RAST), Sterling, Virginia.  Initial design and deployment of a SIGINT suite/site which included RAST & ”Other” SIGINT and Infrastructure software/hardware components followed by technical operational support of the same site.  Performed detailed analysis of data and associated processing. Continued optimization and refinement of processing and data analysis tools/processes. Worked with government personnel in response to program and technical changes. Data analysis included varying types of data including metadata.  Role included rapid problem resolution (24/7 support) - on-call support.  Performed system upgrades and performance optimizations per hardware and software product releases.  Continuously analyzed, monitored and adjusted operational system to optimize system performance given changes in the environment, end-user needs, new capabilities inherent in releases and underlying processes.  Lead role in the component and system level integration and test. Developed test plans, procedures, reports, slide presentations for such things as test readiness review (TRR) and other customer requirements.  Documented enhancements, findings and deficiencies in a DR database. Responsible for maintaining status on all items, periodic presentations of status as well as descriptions of the issue, on going investigation and final resolution.  Custom scripting/software development to enhance operations & system analysis. Scripts enabled/enhanced capabilities such as the monitoring of input sources, the signal processing, the production of output product & its proper delivery.  Executed multiple training sessions from end users to management level.  Lead of O&M activities which included working with back end developers on issues and enhancements.  Developed training course materials (slides, handouts, worksheets, quiz…) for the program resulting in positive impacts and customer recognition during award fees for program.  Interacted with developers to continually enhance understanding of system components and translate that understanding into program materials which included those used for training, operational procedures, troubleshooting/problem resolution and business development.
  3. 3.  Instructed and continuously upgraded Training materials used for different audiences and purposes – from Full System Operations Course, to Delta Training course, to a Refresher course, to Management Level Courses.  Course materials included basic Telecom technology & techniques, Operating system basics, as well as other foundation level material used when appropriate.  Worksheets, exercises, quizzes and exams were developed and administered. As part of the overall training program test results were reviewed with students and performance was maintained in a training database.  Hands on exercises involved actual hardware and software. Some exercises were individually focused whereas others were group focused.  Instructed Train-the-Trainer training for the program (Operator, System Administrator, and Maintenance courses).  User documentation and instructor-led training materials (courseware, manuals, lesson plans, handouts, slides, workbooks, practical exercises…) were used on other RAST programs.  Instructed and trained across other Raytheon AST programs as well. Modified materials per uniqueness of each programs hardware, software, user base and operational situation.  Technical support included not only RAST SIGINT solutions but “Other” vendor/”Corporate” solutions as well.  Proactively developed business opportunities and relationships SIGINT MindAgent LLC consultant / General Dynamics (GD), 2007– 2013 Systems Engineer/ Integration & Test/ Operations Support/ Data Analyst/ Technical Trainer  SIGINT technology MindAgent LLC consultant to General Dynamics, AIS in Maryland.  Performed detailed analysis of data and associated processing. Continued optimization and refinement of processing and data analysis tools/processes. Worked with government personnel in response to program and technical changes. Data analysis included varying types of data including metadata.  Design and deployment of a “Corporate”/ AST & “Other” based SIGINT suite/site followed by technical operational support of the same site. Operational site consisted of a mixture of “Corporate” SIGINT/processing suites, as well as “Other” SIGINT solutions, which included those offered by Raytheon AST and other vendors.  Rapid problem resolution (24/7 support), upgrades, performance optimization and adjustments, integration and test on varying levels and custom scripting/software development to enhance operations and system analysis were part of the responsibilities.  Role also included the definition, development and execution of an in depth training program for end users and management personnel. Materials included SIGINT operations, concepts, theory and commercial technology and roadmaps.  Revised original training course conducted by another sub-contractor, which had a 20% passing rate to a 100% passing rate, which was key in gaining the follow-on contract and was recognized by the end user and customer resulting in a monetary award.  Assisted in the development and implementation of procedures required for Operator Readiness Evaluation (ORE) and Integrated Team Training (ITT) on program.  Proactively developed business opportunities and relationships General Dynamics (GD), New Jersey 1998-2007 SIGINT/Signal Processing Systems Engineer/ Integration & Test/ Technical Trainer  General Dynamics purchased government division of Lucent Technologies.  Lead role in Design, Integration and Test, Deployment and Follow On Operational support of multiple SIGINT/signal processing based systems and updates.  In depth knowledge of Optical signals and equipment.  Rapid problem resolution and repair 24/7.  Custom script and test/analysis software application development.  Developed user documentation and instructor-led training materials (courseware, manuals, lesson plans, handouts, slides, workbooks, practical exercises…) on several programs.  Instructed Training courses for end-users and management level on several programs.  In-depth knowledge of “Corporate” and contractor based SIGINT/signal processing suites of equipment.
  4. 4. Software Developer / TeamLead /Lucent Technologies, New Jersey 1996-1998  Joined Lucent Technologies as part of AT&T divestiture.  Software Development for Government Signal Processing systems.  Integrated and tested multiple disparate systems.  Senior/Lead Systems/Software Engineer in multiple systems. Software Developer /AT&T Bell Laboratories, New Jersey 1988-1996  Software developer – multiple languages – from assembly to C++ to scripting.  Government Signal Processing Systems.  Lead in Integration and Test of systems and updates.  Participated in business development/proposal activities.

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