Charles E. Burger
Seeking to join and enhance a dynamic team in the aviation industry as a systems engineer with a particular interest in unmanned systems; desire to be part of a team where out-of-the-box thinking is encouraged and personal and corporate growth is constantly being challenged.
- L-3 Communications, Link Simulation & Training, Binghamton, NY, 2011-Current
Lead Hardware Engineer– Participated in various upgrades to well-established mission critical trainer suite, both mechanical and electrical. Introduced improved techniques for earned value reporting.
- Rockwell Collins Simulation and Training Solutions, Binghamton, NY, 2003-2007, 2011
Lead Electrical Engineer – Designed and led build of E-2D AHE, CH-148, and Stryker maintenance simulation trainers. Responsibilities included requirements analysis, systems engineering and design, hardware-software integration, network design, computer system design, safety engineering, facility interface design, task assignment and oversight, team prioritization, and cost account management. Consistently had direct interface with customers (US Army & Navy, Canadian DND, Sikorsky) on various aspects of the trainer, from requirements capture to acceptance testing and installation. Designed or modified electrical interfaces on trainers, including motion controls, aural cueing, engine electronics, weaponry, diagnostic equipment, and OEM fly-by-wire flight controls.
Nominated for Rockwell Collins Engineer of the Year
- BAE Systems Controls, Johnson City, NY, 2007-2011
QF-16 Automatic Flight Control System, Integrated Project Team Lead– In Project Engineering role, partnered with Boeing to design and retrofit early block F-16’s for use as full scale aerial targets. Led a team responsible for designing interfaces between new flight control computer, existing aircraft equipment, and other configuration-specific equipment. Program key goals were reliability and reusability, and fast-turn NRE. Responsible for leading team ranging up to 40 engineers. Responsible for requirements management, program planning, resource and test schedules, weekly and quarterly earned value reporting, risk management, and budget management of all hardware and systems engineering cost accounts. Also operated as one of the primary interfaces between customer engineers and supplier management.
Engine Controls, Lead Systems Engineer – Developed Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) for GE38 engine, based loosely on existing product. Program key goals are high-volume, low-cost, fast turnaround product. Responsible for requirements management, program planning, resource and test schedules, weekly earned value reporting, risk identification and mitigation, and budget management of over 40 cost accounts. Worked with interdisciplinary team to manage and write system requirements documents, as well as interface documents between hardware, software, and customer engineering team. Participated in and led team through hardware integration and design assurance testing, software integration and qualification (DO-178B Level A), and engine system EMI design assurance testing.
Also participated in qualification for the GEnx engine control (platform 787 & 747-8). Within IR&D team, participated in developing new bus protocols for aerospace computing, assisted in managing company interests in industry group, worked regularly with international partner on new addressable interfaces.
- Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering Technology
SUNY Institute of Technology, Utica, NY, May 2003
Emphasis: Control Systems, Microprocessors, and Programming.
GPA: 3.76, Graduated Cum Laude
SUNY IT Presidents Medallion (awarded for excellence in leadership and integrity)
Tau Alpha Pi Honor Society
The Louis Galbiati Tau Alpha Pi Award
- Associate in Applied Science, Electrical Engineering Technology
Broome Community College, Binghamton, NY, May 2001
Emphasis: Power Electronics, Electronic devices and circuits, Design and Fab. Process
GPA: 3.6 Dean’s List
- Digital Electronics: Serial Communications (ARINC429, MIL-STD-1553, RS-232, RS-422, RS-485), Logic Circuits
- Computer Tools / Languages: AutoCAD, CsGTI, CSS, Dreamweaver, DOORS, Fireworks, HTML, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio), Microsoft Project, MySQL, PHP
- Other: Familiar with CMMI, Circuit Design and Test, PC Repair & Maintenance, Product and Service Sales, Utility Pole Use, First Aid and CPR, Website Development / User Interfaces