Simulation Software Engineer @ From May 2015 to Present (8 months) Mission Operations Engineer @ Training and simulation engineer for F9, Dragon and Crew operations. Assisted in development of the F9 1.1 ground simulator, training lead for one Dragon mission, and contributor to crew training documentation and NASA reviews leading up to the selection of SpaceX for
Simulation Software Engineer @ From May 2015 to Present (8 months) Mission Operations Engineer @ Training and simulation engineer for F9, Dragon and Crew operations. Assisted in development of the F9 1.1 ground simulator, training lead for one Dragon mission, and contributor to crew training documentation and NASA reviews leading up to the selection of SpaceX for Commercial Crew services.
F9 first stage recovery coordinator for five missions. From December 2012 to May 2015 (2 years 6 months) Manager, Technical Operations, Google Lunar X PRIZE @ Review, research, and process technical inquiries related to the Google Lunar X PRIZE. Form technical advisory board and judging panel, and aid competing teams with questions related to the competition. From July 2011 to December 2012 (1 year 6 months) Google Liaison & Online Community Manager, Space Prizes @ Worked on a small team (3-4 employees) supporting efforts of both the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander X Challenge and the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE. Worked with Google on competition rules and requirements, and promoted the competition online. Oversaw complete redesign of GLXP website project from start to finish, completed on schedule and within budget. From September 2009 to July 2011 (1 year 11 months) LADEE Flight Software Systems Engineer @ Contractor for Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Explorer Experiment (LADEE) spacecraft. Used Matlab and Simulink to test the first build of the software code for the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft. Concurrently wrote requirements and interface control documentation. From March 2009 to September 2009 (7 months) Website Manager @ Managed content and website design of the "Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Awards" competition website. Acted as interface between the Conrad Foundation, the hired website programmers, and the users of the site. Was the point of contact for all website questions and issues, and manager of social media marketing for the Foundation (blogs, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Ustream, Flickr). From October 2008 to September 2009 (1 year) Space Shuttle Guidance & Control/Propulsion Spaceflight Trainer @ Trained Space Shuttle crewmembers and flight controllers in topics of Shuttle guidance, control, and propulsion systems using simulators and classroom settings.
Achieved instructor certifications in Space Shuttle Main Propulsion, Reaction Control, Orbital Maneuvering, and Flight Control Systems courses, taught in classrooms and training simulators.
Additionally certified as a Control/Propulsion instructor for large scale team simulations involving the Shuttle crewmembers and flight controllers.
Completed NASA's "Instructor Training Course" and "Training Academy". From June 2005 to August 2007 (2 years 3 months) Houston, Texas AreaOperations Crewmember @ Worked as a crewmember in the Kirsten Wind Tunnel, a low speed wind tunnel that serves a variety of customers such as Boeing, Raytheon, and Nike.
Responsible for tunnel maintenance and operations (including running the wind tunnel), preparation and setup for wind tunnel tests, and writing test reports describing test procedures and data reduction methods. Additionally reduced, analyzed, and presented aerodynamic data to wind tunnel customers.
Voted "Crew member of the Quarter" for two school Quarters. From April 2002 to June 2005 (3 years 3 months) Space Shuttle Engineering Simulator Intern @ Supported NASA Johnson Space Center's Engineering Directorate by running simulations to test various engineering scenarios for the Space Shuttle.
Coded fixes for the simulator using Fortran.
Tested a newly-created desktop PC Shuttle simulator (the Ascent/Entry Simulator) and wrote the user's manual. This was utilized by crewmembers and flight controllers. From June 2004 to September 2004 (4 months) Houston, Texas Area
M.Sc. Space Management @ International Space University From 2007 to 2008 B.S. Aerospace Engineering @ University of Washington From 2000 to 2005 Amanda Stiles is skilled in: Program Management, Aerospace, Proposal Writing, Systems Engineering, Project Management, Testing, Blogging, Space Systems, Spacecraft, Software Documentation, Strategy, Matlab, Project Planning, Public Relations, Start-ups
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