Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Software Engineering Manager at Hewlett-Packard

Colorado Springs, Colorado Area
Defense & Space

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Michael Johnson's Overview

  • Program Manager at L-3 Titan
  • Software Development Manager at L-3 Communications, Linkabit
  • Owner at Spotlight software
  • Sr. Software Developer at Datron World Communications
  • SR. Software Engineer at SAIC

500+ connections

Michael Johnson's Summary

Seasoned professional with progressive and diverse experience coordinating and directing the demands of large-scale development projects, building highly productive engineering teams, providing technical expertise, and formulating strategies to mutually support both business and technical objectives. Exceptional project leader with significant expertise throughout entire development lifecycle from requirements and design to development, testing, and implementation. Repeated success implementing effective standardized policies and procedures to control and improve key operational areas and effectively lead engineering teams.

Living in beautiful Colorado with my wife, daughter, 3-horses, 2-dogs. Looking to make a positive difference where ever I am.

Actively seeking a new and challenging opportunity.


Specialties: Engineering/Program Manager, project management, strategic planning, risk analysis/management, systems development/integration, CMMI, P&L, resource allocation, staff development, team building/leadership, full development lifecycle, requirements, software design, test, implementation, multiple development methodologies, financial control, recruiting, program planning, EVMS, EIA-748a, architectural design, customer relations, contract management, quality control, estimates, BSCS, MBA, PMI

Michael Johnson's Experience

Software Engineering Manager


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; HPQ; Information Technology and Services industry

September 2014Present (1 month)

Sr. Program Manager

RT Logic

Public Company; 51-200 employees; Defense & Space industry

August 2010September 2014 (4 years 2 months)

Program Management for NASA SGSS program, internal R&D, misc. products

Sr Program Manager - Contract


Public Company; 51-200 employees; Staffing and Recruiting industry

February 2010July 2010 (6 months) Las Cruces, New Mexico Area

Contract program manager to Honeywell in support of NASA TDRS ground system. Managed system upgrades, integration of replacement components, subcontractor management, planning, cost management.

VP Engineering/Programs

NAVSYS Corporation

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Defense & Space industry

March 2009August 2009 (6 months)

Technical Program Manager for 5 SDR-related programs and 3 IRADs; oversee all aspects of engineering and program management sectors. Develop and maintain detailed program plans; establish project scope, prioritize and allocate resources, administer budgets, institute process improvements, and oversee software architectural designs. Interface with customer representatives; relay program status and troubleshot ongoing issues. Develop and coordinate SBIR proposals and support strategic business development efforts. Recruit and supervise team comprised of 20+ software engineers, firmware engineers, algorithm/analysis engineers, system engineers, security/lab personnel

Program Manager

L-3 Titan

February 2007February 2009 (2 years 1 month)

Directed all facets of Mission Operations System (TMOS) segment for the Transformational Satellite Communications (TSAT) system; managed technical and financial performance of this $52M contracted 10-year (CMMI Level 5) program. Performed EIA-748a EVM tracking and reporting functions. Developed Program Management guide. Communicated with customers; provided weekly performance, proposals, and estimates; identified program resource requirements. Established and maintained collaborative relationships with subcontractors; developed Scope of Work (SOW), defined contract terms, and monitored performance, ensuring overall quality and service. Monitored and reported travel and expenditures. Recruited, supervised, and retained development team members

Software Development Manager

L-3 Communications, Linkabit

May 2001February 2007 (5 years 10 months)

Managed software development group comprised of 25+ software/firmware engineers and subcontracted software engineers. Oversaw project planning/workflow, selected technologies, and allocated resources in support of diverse development projects; designed software architecture, instituted development processes, defined requirements, led functional testing activities, and instituted corrective actions. Interacted extensively with technical personnel and clients; coordinated development activities, conducted risk management, presented status reviews, developed technical proposals, and produced technical estimates/plans. Recruited, supervised, and facilitated professional development of team members; provided technical guidance and training, ensuring quality and consistency in software products.


Spotlight software

July 1996June 2002 (6 years)

Designed and implemented board-level embedded serial communications packages, PC-based multi-threaded network applications, Access Control systems, and Microsoft SQL client/server applications. Interacted extensively with clients to define requirements; translated business needs into technical specifications. Led software development teams; planned and coordinated workflow ensuring timely completion of project deliverables. Managed operations, including business development, program management, budget administration, and customer service. Identified and capitalized on new business opportunities; negotiated and secured contracted engagements

Sr. Software Developer

Datron World Communications

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Defense & Space industry

20002001 (1 year)

SR. Software Engineer


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; SAIC; Information Technology and Services industry

February 1990July 1995 (5 years 6 months)

Software engineer with Military Products Division (MPD);
internal xfer - worked software design, implementation on access control/security systems for JC Penny corp office, Memphis Airport

Michael Johnson's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Elder, Safety & Security Team

      Family of Christ Lutheran Church
      September 2008 present (6 years 1 month)

      Served as an Elder and an active member of the safety and security team.

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Animal Welfare
      • Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
      • Science and Technology
    • Organizations I support:

      • Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT)
      • Community Animal Response Team (CART)

Michael Johnson's Skills & Expertise

  1. Software Development
  2. Earned Value Management
  3. Program Management
  4. Process Improvement
  5. SDLC
  6. Software Design
  7. Project Management
  8. Testing
  9. Management
  10. Systems Engineering
  11. Proposal Writing
  12. Business Development
  13. Integration
  14. Engineering
  15. Requirements Analysis
  16. Project Planning
  17. Strategy
  18. Embedded Systems
  19. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  20. Leadership
  21. Agile Methodologies
  22. Strategic Planning
  23. Resource Management
  24. Change Management
  25. Software Project Management
  26. DoD
  27. Military
  28. Contract Management
  29. Team Leadership
  30. Risk Management
  31. Security Clearance
  32. Training

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Michael Johnson's Education

Villanova University

Masters Certificate in Applied Program Management, Program Management


Grade: A

Activities and Societies: On-line; interactive course

National University

BSCS, Computer Science


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