Steve Schwarzbek

Steve Schwarzbek

HPC & Open Source SW at Northrop Grumman Corporation

Redondo Beach, California (Greater Los Angeles Area)
Defense & Space

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Steve Schwarzbek's Overview

  • Director Software Engineering at Physical Optics Corporation
  • IT Manager at Northrop Grumman IT Solutions
  • Budget & Finance Commission at City of Redondo Beach
  • Application Engineer at Northrop Grumman Information Technology
  • Applications Engineer at TRW RF Product Center/eEnterprise
  • Member of the Technical Staff [MTS-Sr at TRW Superconducting Electronics Organization

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Steve Schwarzbek's Summary

Management and expertise for technically oriented engineering and research business.Productivity, performance, and Predictive Analytics, with application to internal processes and external business opportunities.

High Performance Computing, open source software implementation, Software Engineering; Information Technology technical management

Specialties: Technical Management, Analytics, statistical process control, high performance/productivity computing, "R"

Steve Schwarzbek's Experience

Director Software Engineering

Physical Optics Corporation

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

July 2013February 2014 (8 months) Torrance, CA

Software for integrated systems, data mining, extended modeling and live simulation.
CMMI-Dev certification
FACE: Future Air Combat Environment, supported by The Open Group.
Report to CTO on Big Data and proprietary ventures

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; NOC; Defense & Space industry

August 2004July 2013 (9 years)

Manage part of the responsibilities for the Aerospace sector's high leverage specialty engineering software.
Set near and long term (5-yr) strategy for Engineering design tools. Current projects center on application rationalization; Product Lifecycle Management consolidation and data integrity; Extension of our Modeling and Simulation support and techniques for hardware and cyber defense.
Develop and contribute to sector "Six Sigma" initiatives as certified Green Belt; respond to CMMI and lean initiatives.
Customer interface to Electrical, Systems Engineering and Microelectronics for engineering tool infrastructure
Supercomputing for Northrop Grumman internal sectors
Over see project execution in support of the Long Range Plan. Develop costs and schedule milestones for projects in US$100k-US$2.1 M costs range.

Budget & Finance Commission

City of Redondo Beach

20052008 (3 years)

Represent public on commission to review and recommend adjustments and presentation from the city financial planners and City Manager

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; NOC; Defense & Space industry

July 2002August 2004 (2 years 2 months)

Electronic Product Support, rf & Mixed Signal App's Mgr [E/S 11] July2002 ­
August 2004
First line management responsibilities developing a staff of about seven to foster
best practices in Engineering. Manage projects and internal funding sources.

Applications Engineer

TRW RF Product Center/eEnterprise

September 1996July 2002 (5 years 11 months)

Develop software policies and practice. Consult/mentor/educate engineers in
proficient use and intelligent application of software, develop classes for this
purpose. Infrastructure planning and deployment.
MMIC device design process development. Antenna and rf cavity design support.

Member of the Technical Staff [MTS-Sr

TRW Superconducting Electronics Organization

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; TRW; Automotive industry

December 1989September 1996 (6 years 10 months)

Development of high speed HTS superconducting digital gates, based on
transistor like string of dc-SQUID devices. Demonstrated novel gates in a
difficult material. Prototype gate devices flown as part of U.S. Naval Research
Lab's HTSSE-II experiment. Explored uses as mixed signal device for
digital/microwave applications. Design/layout high speed (>10 GHz)
Superconducting Direct Digital Synthesizer
MVTL gates in niobium based w/ 4-phase power at 10 GHz.
High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) Films and Device Processing.

Steve Schwarzbek's Certifications

  • CMMI-Development

    • CMMI Institute
    • October 2013
  • The Data Scientist’s Toolbox

    • Coursera
    • July 2014

Steve Schwarzbek's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Budget and Finance Commision

      City of Redondo Beach
      • Politics
      October 2005 September 2008 (3 years)

      Provide audience to city staff and input on city budgets

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Economic Empowerment
      • Education
      • Science and Technology

Steve Schwarzbek's Courses

  • Master's Degree, Predictive Analytics

    Northwestern University

    • Data Mining (435)
    • Quantitative Risk Analysis (451)
    • Time Series and Econometrics (411)
    • Adv techniques ("R") (412)

Steve Schwarzbek's Skills & Expertise

  1. Analytics
  2. Six Sigma
  3. Project Management
  4. Integration
  5. Physics
  6. Process Improvement
  7. Program Management
  8. Systems Engineering
  9. Data Mining
  10. Data Analysis
  11. Analysis
  12. Strategic Planning
  13. Econometrics
  14. Strategy
  15. Requirements Analysis
  16. Business Process
  17. Management
  18. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  19. Business Intelligence
  20. Software Engineering
  21. Cloud Computing
  22. Software Development
  23. Testing
  24. Earned Value Management
  25. Simulations
  26. Aerospace
  27. System Architecture
  28. Leadership
  29. PMO
  30. Software Project Management
  31. Enterprise Architecture
  32. Requirements Management
  33. Configuration Management
  34. CMMI
  35. SDLC
  36. MS Project
  37. System Design
  38. Engineering Management
  39. Security
  40. High Performance Computing
  41. Systems Analysis
  42. Security Clearance
  43. IT Strategy
  44. IT Management
  45. Technical Leadership
  46. R
  47. Machine Learning

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Steve Schwarzbek's Education

Northwestern University

Master's Degree, Predictive Analytics


Grade: 3.8

UC Irvine Extension

Certificate, Project Management


Notre Dame

Ph.D., Physics


Thin film and mesoscopic transport, experimental.

Michigan State University

BS, physics


Activities and Societies: Phi Kappa Psi

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