|James D. Gafford||
42 Los Ranchitos Road, No. 25
San Rafael, Calif. 94903-3876
(415) 472-1776 (Voice)
(415) 472-1773 (Fax)
(415) 328-5644 (Cell)
|Continue and enhance a well-established and diversified high-technology career by pursuing interesting and challenging work.|
Taught classes in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) at beginning and intermediate levels (consistent excellent ratings by students). Trained draftsmen in AutoCAD.
Taught clients to use adaptive (disability-accommodating) software and hardware.
Software Development, Test, and QA
Developed and maintained custom AutoCAD (VBA) automation tools to support office drafting standards.
Developed portions of user interface for large Microsoft Access-based application to manage dispatch and billing for package courier company.
Developed portions of a large Macintosh-based database application to incorporate Sybase SQL back-end. Developed application to upgrade existing databases to new structure (version upgrade tool).
Developed, tested, and directed implementation of portions of F-20 Tigershark fighter avionics simulation.
Developed software tools to automate initialization of simulator used to verify Space Shuttle on-board software.
CAD Management and Drafting
Wide-ranging experience with AutoCAD and Revit, preparing 2 and 3 dimensional models & drawings:
Prepared requirements and procurement specifications for large-scale real-time simulation system to support assembly and integration testing of major Space Station hardware and software components.
Developed plans for large-scale, geographically distributed software production facility as part of proposal for NASA Space Station project.
Lead engineer for Advanced Fighter (F-18 derivative) avionics simulation, directed simulator programming team, and provided interface and support to customer.
Provided computer system hardware & software consulting to numerous small business clients (MS Windows).
|Avionics System Engineering and Test||Carried
out non-real-time simulations to verify readiness of Space Shuttle on-orbit
flight control and RMS control software prior to launch. Audited and verified
Remote Manipulator System simulation against RMS software requirements
Directed team of engineers and technicians responsible for QA-controlled verification of Space Shuttle on-orbit, entry, descent, and landing avionics systems (hardware and software).
|Donald L. Blayney & Associates||San Rafael, California||CAD & IT Manager (contractor)||2002, Jan. - Present|
|Systems & Software Consulting||San Francisco Bay Area||Independent Consultant (selfemployed)||2002, Jan. - Present|
|Synapse Adaptive||San Rafael, California||Instructor, Office Manger||2001, Feb. - 2001, Dec.|
|Tamalpais USD Adult & Community Education||Mill Valley, California||Instructor||2001, Jan. - Present|
|D. Hugh Gregory Coleman, Architect
|San Rafael, California||CAD & IT Manager (contractor)||2000, Aug. - 2001, Feb.|
|ATS Computer Training||Hesperia, California||Instructor (Contractor)||1999, Feb. - 2000, Aug.|
|LWM Design Associates||Apple Valley, California||Draftsman; Manager of Technical Services||1993, Sep. - 2000, Aug.|
|Systems & Software Consulting||Fontana & Apple Valley, CA||Independent Consultant (selfemployed)||1992, Oct. - 2000, Aug.|
|Team Logic, Inc.||Temecula, California||Programmer/Analyst||1993, Mar. - 1993, Aug.|
|McDonnell Douglas||Huntington Beach, California||Senior Engineer/Scientist||1989, May - 1992, Oct.|
|Rockwell International||Downey, California||Avionics Software Engineer||1987, Dec. - 1989, May|
|Rockwell International||Downey, California||Avionics Test/Software Engineer||1983, Oct. - 1987, Dec.|
|Northrop Aircraft Corp.||Hawthorne, California||Avionics Test/Simulation Engineer||1981, Nov. - 1983, Oct.|
|Rockwell International||Downey, California||Simulation Engineer/Test Conductor||1978, Sep. - 1981, Nov.|
|B.S. Aerospace Engineering (dual major in Automatic Control Systems Engineering), United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland|
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