Justin M. Bennett

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URL: http://jmbennett.org


Professional Objective

To continue to develop my career in a challenging and rewarding engineering position.

Education

Work Experience

Research Engineer
Exception Technologies - Syracuse, NY
September 2016 - Present

Owner / Pilot
Blueline Aerials, LLC
October 2016 - Present

In 2016 I co-founded Blueline Aerials, an aerial video and photography business in Upstate NY. We provide high quality aerial videography and video production using small Unmanned Aerial Systems. Our services include weddings, real estate, small business marketing, aerial inspection, special event coverage, landscape photography, golf course flyovers, etc.

I manage most of the business aspects of Blueline. I am learning how to take care of the books, prepare for income taxes, and file sales tax returns. I also pilot a sUAS and shoot video and photos for our jobs.

Senior CIP Analyst - Protection Policy & Support
National Grid - Syracuse, NY
March 2015 - September 2016

My role in Protection Policy & Support was centered around fault data collection at transmission substations and the networks and computer systems that transfer and analyze that data. National Grid's infrastructure contains a vast array of network and computing technology spanning the last 30 years. Faults and service interruptions result in data capture by various pieces of equipment which then needs to be retrieved and analyzed. My responsbility was to facilitate that retrieval and provide it to the electrical engineers that perform the analysis. We accomplished that using traditional fiber optic network connections at substations, cellular connections that use VPN tunnels to access the corporate network, microwave links between substations and, in many cases, analog telephone lines. There are a handful of software tools used to retrieve and analyze the data. The primary tool in use at National Grid is Wavewin. I worked personally with the owner of Wavewin to fit it to National Grid's particular needs. In addition to supporting these existing substations I was also involved in the design of new substations. I worked with substation engineering to ensure that data collection in future stations would be done via up to date remote connections (many of the standards in place still call for analog telephone lines).

I worked rather extensively with much of the network equipment in use at National Grid substations as well as quite a few different pieces of electric system protection equipment manufactured by ErlPhase and Schweitzer. Network equipment is mostly manufactured by RuggedCom and includes various models of their standard Ethernet switches as well as RX1500 router which is what accommodates a cellular modem and VPN capability for remote access.

Associate Engineer - Trusted Computing Team
Assured Information Security, Inc. - Rome, NY
November 2012 - March 2015

My role on the Trusted Computing team involved bringing various components of a multi-domain desktop computing platform together into a unified build and producing a deliverable for the customer. My day to day tasks required an in depth knowledge of the build structure, bash scripting, git and Linux in general. The product (SecureView) is an advanced desktop platform that provides end user access to multiple security domains via one workstation. My role on this program also involved direct interaction with various customers explaining how SecureView can be used in their environment and discussion of the various configuration options available.

Prior to working on the SecureView project I worked on the research and prototyping of a similar type of system that fulfills more of a server-like role. The goal of that project was to create a multi-domain system that would allow a user on one security domain to securely and seamlessly browse web content hosted on another security domain. Our system was designed to be a higher performance replacement for the system currently in use by various parts of the DoD. The solution we designed utilized the Xen virtualization platform to pass data between security domains using NSA and DoD approved methods.

Systems Integration and Test Engineer - AN/TPQ-53
Lockheed Martin MS2 - Syracuse, NY
March 2012 - November 2012

The AN/TPQ-53 is a Counterfire Target Acquisition Radar currently in use by the United States Army. As an Engineer on this program, I work in many different areas including:

Systems Integration and Test Engineer - AN/SQQ-89
Lockheed Martin MS2 - Syracuse, NY
May 2009 - February 2012

The AN/SQQ-89 is an Anti-Submarine Warfare system deployed on many of the Destroyers and Cruisers in the United States Navy. As a Systems Engineer on the SQQ-89 program I worked primarily on network infrastructure and OS configuration.

Personal Endeavors

Skills

Programming/Scripting/Markup: Bash, Java, C/C++, Python, PHP, SQL, XML, HTML, CSS

Applications: Git, Gitlab, Redmine, Apache Web Server, Apache Traffic Server, Wordpress

Operating Systems: Fully capable of administering and developing on GNU/Linux (Debian/Ubuntu, Redhat/Fedora, QNX) and Windows (server and workstation platforms)

Natural Languages: English Native, Reading knowledge of Spanish.