Paul Killian

Buena Park, CA 90620


To gain cross platform knowledge on aircraft avionics, and to advance functional and practical engineering knowledge and skill.  To develop a systems engineering view and approach to avionics, and aircraft manufacturing, and production.



University of California at San Diego:                                       September 2007 – Present
Masters of Advanced Studies in Architecture-based Enterprise Systems Engineering (MAS-AESE); anticipated graduation date: fall 2012

Related course work: Essentials for Business Practice, Complexity and Large-scale Systems, Enterprise Architecting, Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis, Business Intelligence, Patterns for Architecture Implementation, Leadership Skills, Values, and Teamwork, Engineering Essentials for Open, Distributed Systems, Managing Stakeholder Relationships

University of California at Los Angeles:                                    September 2000 – June 2004
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with the Computer Engineering option;
GPA: 3.49

Related course work: Computer Networking Fundamentals, Operating Systems, Logic Design of Digital Systems, Computer Systems Architecture, Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits, Computer Algorithms and Complexity, C/C++ and Assembly Programming


Work Experience:Engineers Council Awards

The Boeing Company:                  Engineer/Scientist                July 2004 – Present
-Cognizant, responsible, and lead engineer for the Aircrew Data Transfer Device (ADTD) on the C-17.  Used for mission, communication, navigation, and terrain database loading, Loadmaster’s weight and balance (Form F) calculations, and aircraft diagnostics.
-Designed and ran tests for a Portable Wire Integrity Tester (PWIT) to allow for quick and automated testing to verify correct wiring after a major retrofit on the C-17 which resulted in a 15 to 1 savings in cost and labor hours
-Coordinated and led the avionics effort of the inspection and repair plan for the recovery of the first crashed C-17, requiring round the clock work and coordination to repair. “Totaled” C-17 successfully and safely flown again.
-Managed and resolved discrepancies found on C-17s during final assembly, flight test, and field operations while in the Production Support and Quality Improvement Group
-Co-authored and presented a presentation on the Advanced Wireless Open Data System (AWODS) at the American Society for Quality’s (ASQ) International Team Excellence Competition 2005 and placed in the top 10 internationally.
-Authored 2nd place submission for the Air Force Systems Team of the Year Award for an Integrated Systems Health Management (ISHM) project that we implemented to benefit the production flight ramp, flight test, and fielded aircraft.
-Co-authored Military Flight Operational Quality Assurance (MFOQA), Data Transfer Systems, and Mission Planning technical sections of the joint L-3 Communications, Alenia, and Boeing submittal for the C-27J for the winning Future/Joint Cargo Aircraft Proposal.

Arthur Ashe Center:                     Technical Assistant              September 2000 – June 2004
-Supported the student health center and two offsite locations and 300 employees
-Responsibilities included troubleshooting PC & Mac software and hardware.  Maintaining main web site.  Handling network maintenance and administration in a mixed Windows XP, 2000 and NT 4.0 environment.  Programming in Visual Basic.
-Designed and created nutrition website.
-Led PDA and wireless device work efficiency and technology integration research project.
-Recommended many time and resource saving measures and software.

Killian and Associates:                 Computer Consultant           December 1998 – June 2004
-Supported approximately 20 clients, in various locations, of various sizes, including a company with approximately 100 employees.
-Created and implemented network designs.  Managed, maintained and troubleshooted hardware, software.   Designed data backup strategies.  Performed hardware and software upgrades.  Stopped and prevented malware and spyware infections.


-Excellent written and oral communication skills
- MIL-STD-1553, ARINC-429, and RS-232 data
-Programming Languages: C/C++ (4 years experience), Assembly (1 year experience), and HTML.  Learning Visual Basic, VHDL, VB.NET; Object Oriented Programming with C++ and with Visual Basic, Programming in C under Sun Solaris and Mandrake Linux
-Operating Systems: Windows 9x, NT 4.0, 2000 Professional and Server, XP Professional, Vista; DOS; UNIX
-Office, Exchange; IIS; Terminal Sever; Telnet; Norton Ghost; Seagate Backup Exec; Photoshop; Spice, L-Edit, Matlab, TestRite.
-Specifying , assembling, and troubleshooting computers
-Networking, including Ethernet, LANs, Wireless LANs, WANs, VPNs, IPSEC, TCP/IP, NetBIOS, and IPX


Honors and Activities

2008 Engineers’ Council Distinguished Engineering Project Achievement Award for PWIT
2006 Employee Involvement Team Award for C-17 Integrated System Health Management
2005 Air Force Systems 2nd Place Team of the Year Award
2005 American Society for Quality’s International Team Excellence Competition Top 10
2004 Bronze Winner in the California Team Excellence Awards Competition
Passed Fundamentals of Engineering exam in California
Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts of America
Golden Key International Honor Society Member
Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society Member
Technician class Ham radio operator; Call sign KF6WVP
Civil War reenactor, and commander of the 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Company B

US Citizen

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