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Hi, I'm Michael W. Meissner. I am a Solutions Architect, Infrastructure Architect, Cyber Security Engineer and RCDD

Michael W. Meissner's Bio:

Mr. Michael W. Meissner possess “real world” expertise in many diverse, Technical, Managerial, Recruiting and Sales skills, and is an asset to be leveraged for the advantage of any organization.  Through experience and education, he acquired extensive Solutions Architecture, Infrastructure/Systems Architecture, Cyber Security Engineering, RCDD/OSP Design and Construction Engineering, Business Development, Staffing, Recruiting, Implementation, Business and Systems Analysis, Systems Engineering, Software Development, Management, Configuration Management, QA/Test and Systems Operational Support expertise. He excels in a variety of industries including: Health Care, Energy, Utilities, Telecom and Information Technologies He is a Senior Solutions Architect, Infrastructure Architect, Cyber Security Digital Engineer, Systems Engineer, and Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD). He has over 30 years of engineering design and construction experience in IT Transport Systems and Low Voltage Systems. He possesses strong engineering and technical credentials with exposure in all phases of systems and infrastructure design; tempered with excellent general business and communications skills. His talents come from years of experience working for international industry giants including: IBM, Urenco, Xcel Energy, Public Service Company, US Army, DOE, DOD, TECO Energy, Schlumberger, AT&T, Bellcore, Telcordia, Qwest, Comcast, One Communications, France Telecom, Time Warner, Deutsche Telekom, Urenco, and Computer Sciences Corporation. He is adept with respect to implementation, project management, development and integration of information technologies. He sustains “hands-on” skills and has conceived, designed, and developed many applications including: web-based and database centric, OSS/BSS/Call Centre/NOC, and wireless voice and data including architecting WiMAX Solutions and rollouts. He has decades of experience managing various full life cycle development projects utilizing a variety of development methodologies in both large and small environments including Waterfall, RUP, Agile, ITIL, SOA. He maintains strong proficiencies in Cyber Security Engineering, Database Engineering/Administration, Systems Engineering/Systems Administration, Network Engineering, Requirements Analysis, QA/Test, and Business Intelligence. In addition he has recruited and staffed for many projects, managing teams of 3-5 engineers to staffs of +300. Mr. Meissner is highly qualified with experience and accomplishments in: low voltage design engineering, structured cable design engineering, raceway and duct bank design.  Data Center/Control Room Complex/Call Centre/NOC/TR engineering design including tenants services (mechanical and electrical), As a credentialed RCDD, I have years of experience designing low voltage systems including complex plant control and building automation systems to intricate networks. He is skilled in engineering design of a variety of low voltage system including: Voice, Data, Public Address, Paging, Wireless, Radio, Electronic Safety and Security (ESS), Fire, Criticality Alarms, Plant Control (ICS/SCADA) and Building Automations Systems.  He maintains significant engineering planning skills including the development of project plans, work plans, and test plans, as well as QA-1 – QA-3 level plant modification plans. He has considerable expertise as a Field and Construction engineer and as an RCDD. Trained at IBM Systems Engineering and "vaulted" Sales Schools, He has successfully sold Professional Services and Software/Hardware/Services Solutions to large organizations in the United States and Internationally. He successfully developed long-term, repeat business with these clients in excess of $4.5M per year. His customer facing sales skills can be leveraged advantageously both in, and outside of any organization, selling goods and services externally or IT initiatives internally. He maintains extensive experience and practicality with Low Voltage and IT Transport Systems as it pertains to specific industries: studying, engineering, designing, and implementing, and managing information systems in a variety of different organizational environments

Michael W. Meissner's Experience:

  • Solutions Architect, Infrastructure Architect, Cyber Security Engineering, RCDD at Ethernautics, Inc.

    Infrastructure Architect, Solutions Architect, Cyber Security Engineering and RCDD Design, Construction and Field Engineering Services to design and construct the Cyber Aware Low Voltage Infrastructure for Areva, STP, LES-Urenco’s National Enrichment Facility, following: Performed engineering requirements analysis. Design and manage deployment of large scale capital projects ensuring continual process improvements by utilizing Building Information System (BIM) and 3D models to provide RCDD stamped T-EQP, T-PHY and T-WIR AutoCad drawings and BOM for each system including plant control systems (ICS/SCADA) and Building Automation Systems, Voice, Data, PA, and Security Systems. Design of duct banks, raceways, cable trays, and conduit pathways to support power, signaling ICS/SCADA and IT services. Cabling (Fiber/Copper) distribution design and construction including routing, splicing, cable counts, fill ratios, bend radii, pull tensions, fiber loss budget estimations, circuit cutovers/cable throws. Design of Air Blow Fiber (ABF) cabling for integrating 32 campus Low Voltage Systems including: IT (Voice and Data), Fire Protection, Public Address, Paging, Security (ESS), Criticality Alarm Systems, Mobile Communications (Cellular and Radio), Building Automation and Plant Control Systems (ICS/SCADA). Designs for Data Centers, Control Room Complex, Alarm Stations, and Telecommunications Rooms including: equipment, lighting, power, HVAC, and raceways. Provided design input to cable management system, and provided cable design for input. Design of Controlled Access Boundary Fence (CAA) and Cask Storage Facility. Design of site-wide trunked radio system for security and emergency responders (DAS). Design of communications infrastructure for enhancing public mobile telephone services. Firestopping and sealing designs and procedure for specialty cabling and penetrations thru QA-1 structures. Designed grounding and bonding specifications for low voltage systems and spaces. Designed back up diesel generator system for ESS and PA and developed plant mod package. Designed low voltage test plans and specifications and procedures reviewed and approved results. Developed and provided subject matter expertise for QA-1 thru QA-3 work plans. Designed specification for raceways and boxes. Developed and provided subject matter expertise and recommendations for Plant Modification Packages. Developed Plant Mods for upgrades/improvement for systems (ICS/SCADA), applications and infrastructure. Lead Bid process: developed RFP’s, BOM’s, Cost Engineering, budget proposals, scopes of work, schedules and purchase requisitions for resources and materials, and ultimately vendor selection. Developed project schedules including: work breakdown structure, work activities and resource allocation and responsibilities, and timelines. Oversight and Project Management of variable size project to ensure construction scope, design, and specification are met within established budget and deadlines. Worked in partnership with operations and engineering staff, third party consultants, trade/craft, and vendors to facilitate execution of design implementation Lead inspections with “Authorities Having Jurisdiction” (AHJ) to ensure regulatory compliance. Regular field inspection to assure installation and labeling meet tempest requirements Authored Design Change Requests (DCR) and Engineering Change Requests (ECR). Authored Condition Reports (CR). Performed “Red Lines” to drawings and created “As-Builts” drawings. Lead NRC inspections.

  • Cyber Security Digital Engineer, Solutions Architect, RCDD at Ethernautics Consultant to Areva NP

    Cyber Security Design Engineering, implementation of 10CFR73.54 – Cyber Rule in Critical Plant Infrastructures. Network Security Design, Security Systems (ISFSI), DAS, Plant Control (ICS, SCADA) and Safety Systems in Nuclear Infrastructure.

  • Solutions Architect, Infrastructure Architect, Cyber Security Engineering, RCDD at Ethernautics Consultant to Computer Sciences Corporation at Urenco USA

    Infrastructure Architect/RCDD to design and build IT and Network Infrastructure to support Nuclear Enrichment Facility. Voice (CUCM), Data, Public Address, Mobile Telecom, Radio (DAS), ESS, Fire, Data Center Design, Plant Control and Building Automation Systems. Cyber Security in a classified environment. Security Engineer providing design and build of network and application security and authorization for plant control and reporting systems and Nuclear Power Plants. System architect providing design and build of network and application security and authorization for plant control and reporting systems and Nuclear Power Plants. Design overall Defense-In-Depth Architecture for plant systems (NIST Cyber Security Framework and ISO/IEC 27001 Compliance, COBIT, COSO). Identification of attack vulnerabilities and design of defensive strategies and techniques for plant systems. Cyber Forensics and cryptography for cyber incident response and analysis. Vulnerability Assessments (ISO/IEC 15408-1:2009), Penetration Testing, and Systems Monitoring

  • Program Director/Solutions Architect at NetCracker Technologies

    Managed several SOA driven OSS/BSS/MDM implementation projects at multiple international telecommunications clients. Managed several matrixed, multicultural (off-shore), multifunctional teams of Developers, Business Analysts, Business Intelligence, Network Architects, CM, and Testers in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) of eTOM OSS/NMS/EMS solutions and integrating into Call Centre/NOC operations, delivered solutions in automated workflow (BI), inventory management, Load Balancing, Traffic Engineering, provisioning, data integrity and service controls using Scrum and Agile methods. Crafted Project Plans, Resource Plans, Test Plans, SOW’s and Change Requests and managed client relationship in the Professional Services aspects of Solution Delivery. Chaired Executive Governance and Oversight meetings. Guided “Best Practices” thru documenting several processes. Managed contracts, resources, timelines, budgets, invoicing and receivables. Solutions Architect for integration across eTOM of OSS to: ERP, Order Management, BSS and Network Elements (NMS) and Migration/Conversion (ETL) of data from MetaSolv, Cramer, and Granite OSS's. Enhancing OSS Solutions to auto-design, and provision next generation networks (MPLS, WiMAX, and 3G). Software Architecture to deploy authentication and authorization for network security in operational support systems.

  • Program Director/Solutions Architect at Information Mechanics, Inc.

    Managed Professional Services including Software Engineering, Systems Engineering Practice, Database Engineering, Rational (RUP), and QA/Test Practices. Managed Business Development, Marketing and Sales, Corporate Recruiting, and Channel Development. Managed Corporate ISP’s Data Centre/Call Centre. Developed multiple applications in the OSS/BSS space utilizing SOA/Agile approaches to deliver solutions in automated Billing, CRM, inventory management, Traffic Engineering, provisioning, MDM, data migration and integrity (ETL), service controls and authored several patents as such. Account Management and Sales. Consultant in design, development and management of enterprise information systems utilizing SOA, Agile, Scrum, Waterfall and OO methods. Managed several Business Support Systems development, integration and migration efforts for Cable, Wireless (DAS), Telco and Utility clients. Cryptographic patents for authentication and authorization of Digital Set Top Boxes for addressable systems.

  • System Architect, Systems Engineer, IBM Territory Agent at Berger & Company

    Application Design Studies for BSS/OSS Systems, Requirements Studies, Workflow Analysis, Process Engineering, Project Management, Systems Design, Business Recovery Planning, Strategic Planning, Facilities Design and Management, Network Design and Planning, Telephony Integration RFP Preparation, and Proposal Evaluation, IS Management, Training, and Technology Forecasting. Call Centre/Data Centre/NOC design and operation.

  • Advisory Systems Engineer at IBM Corporation

    Large Systems Specialist, Systems Engineering and Business Systems Consultant. Strategic Systems integration and Knowledge Engineering. Facilitated Joint Application Design , Requirements Analysis (BSA), HIPAA Compliance, and Strategic Planning Sessions. Configuration Management. Data Centre/Call Centre/NOC design, consolidation and operation. BSS integration. Managed Knowledge-Based development teams. System Engineering including total systems design, network design, and data center design. Re-engineering of applications and business processes. Technical marketing support for Large Systems, UNIX, AS/400, Local and Wide Area Networks, and workstations.

  • Research Development at Colorado School of Mines

    Marketing of Schools research capabilities. Coordinated resources to formulate responses to RFP’s. Designed and developed system to track research funding opportunities. Conference Development and Coordination.

  • Systems Architect - Field Engineer at Schlumberger International

    Systems Architect to design and develop an Expert System to analyze well log data from Measurement-While-Drilling (MWD) Devices.

  • Systems Manager at Colorado School of Mines

    Systems Manager for Technical Computing Environment, Universities VAX, Apollo, and NOVELL systems. CAD Advanced Engineering applications including mapping, finite element analysis, fluid flow models, and 3-D modeling, Trained faculty, students and staff in use of University Systems, Networks, Compilers, and Applications including CARL (Colorado Access Research Libraries) and early Internet (DARPA).

  • Systems Engineering Consultant at Mammoth Information Services

    IT Consulting Services to the Natural Resources Industries, for Amoco Production Companies, Sohio Petroleum Company, Microgeophysics Corporation, Overland Exploration, and Bird Oil Corporation, Designed and developed software to collect, monitor, and analyze data from passive seismic array instrumentation for the Two Forks Dam Project. Designed survey and developed software for the appraisal and evaluation of gravel reserves and industrial mineral inventories. Designed ground magnetic survey of the Grand Canyon and systems to collect, transfer, and edit data for mainframe (IBM S/360, IBM S/370) processing and GIS modeling (Prime). Exploration database design and management using VSAM. Inventory, transfer and conversion of mineral lease data.

  • Exploration Geologist at Paul Calaway Oil and Gas

    Exploration Geologist, subsurface engineering, and prospect evaluation using automated mapping (GIS) and computer analysis techniques.

Michael W. Meissner's Interests & Activities:

Scuba Diving, Surfing, Sky Diving, Skiing, Sport Fishing, Bull Fighting, Fencing, Private Pilot, Ballroom Dancing

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