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Stephen Schneider

Bio

Teaching Experience

Core Faculty, Capella University (2010-Date) – Teaching graduate and doctoral courses in Project Management and Information Technology

Adjunct Faculty. Developed requirements/syllabus, prepared examinations, and lectured courses to a diverse student population for Brevard Community College (1998-2001) and Rollins College (1981-1989).

Corporate and Government Experience

CMMI Software Process Architect, United Space Alliance, Kennedy Space Center, FL, 2007- 2010. Implemented the departmental software Capability Maturity Model Integrated (CMMI) effort and Practice Implementation Indicator Description (PIID) development. This effort guided formalized process improvement for departmental Shuttle support software development.

Project Lead/Senior Software Developer, United Space Alliance, Kennedy Space Center, FL, 1996-2010. Implemented the Cartridge Automated Resource Tracking (CART) application in Oracle Forms and provided Web access to authorized users. This software manages the production, testing, and deployment of flight critical Lithium Hydroxide (LiOH) air purification cartridges for the Space Shuttle and Space Station.

Programmed the Disconnect Automated Resource Tracking (DART) program to track the refurbishment of hardware used to transfer highly toxic hypergolic propellants into the Shuttle’s Orbiter Maneuvering System (OMS) pods and Forward Reaction Control System (FRCS).

The CART and DART software efforts were both included in Spaceport Technology Center: Vision and Legacy, a compilation of the most noteworthy technical solutions created at the Kennedy Space Center during the past 25 years.

Designed and programmed the Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) tracking program to record all CFC usage in Shuttle flow processing and to generate required OSHA reports.

Coded the Tool Control Program used to track the 150,000 tools and 800 toolboxes used in Shuttle Ground Operations, including lost tool reports, serial number generation, and management summaries.

Project Lead for the Ablative, Lap Shear, and Tape Adhesion software efforts in Oracle Forms with a C++ analog interface to a Tinius-Olsen 10,000-Pound Universal Testing Machine located in the Materials and Processing (M&P) Laboratory of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). These systems support the destructive testing of processing materials used on the External Tank (ET), Solid Rocket Boosters (SRB), and Orbiter, including various adhesives, foams, ablatives, and films. These s

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