Richard T VANDYK

5724 Cypress Creek Drive ▪ Grant, FL 32949
Phone: (321) 768-8649

Cell: (321) 482-9676


Professional Network - LinkedIn






Extensive background on large-scale software development projects.





Clients: Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Telephonics

  • JointStars

  • CEC (Cooperative Engagement Capability)

  • CHP (Canadian Helicopter Program)


Software Defined Radio

Clients: Raytheon, Harris

  • JTT (Joint Tactical Terminal)

  • JTRS (Joint Tactical Radio System) Sierra II ASIC




Clients: BAE, Indra, Logicon, General Dynamics

  • FCS (Future Combat Systems)

  • F-14D flight simulator

  • WARSIM 2000 Army Training system

  • Army BCTM Autonomous Navigation System




Clients: Lockheed Martin

  • Trident D5




Clients: General Dynamics

  • THUP (Taclane HAIPE Upgrade Program)




Clients: L-3

  • Cockpit Displays for JSF (Joint Strike Fighter)




Clients: Lockheed Martin

  • Milstar





Space Systems

Clients: Cimarron, Lockheed Martin

  • NASA Space Shuttle Commanding





Classified Programs:



Languages -    C++ (STL, Design Patterns, UML), C, JAVA, Borland C++ Builder, Microsoft Visual C++, .NET, FORTRAN, JOVIAL J73, BASIC, PL/1, Assembler

Scripting -       Ruby, Watir, Tcl, Perl, sed, awk

Systems -        SUN, HP, Cray, Mercury PowerStream, IBM, DEC, PCs, Embedded (Power PC, Arm)

OS -                 UNIX, Linux, Windows NT, VMS, vxWorks, Integrity, Lynx

Networking -   Ethernet, TCP/IP, SNMP, RS232, IPv4, IPv6

Compilers -     Green Hills, GNU

Software -        CM      - Clearcase, pvcs, cvs, SourceSafe, Subversion

                         IDE      -Tornado, MULTI, Eclipse, Understand for C++

 Testing - PURIFY, PURE COVERAGE, LDRA, UnitTest++ framework, Rational Realtime Test

 CASE   - Telelogic Tau, Rational Rose, Doxygen

 Editors  - SlickEdit, CodeWarrior, TextPad

                         Other    - DOORS, Clearquest, Teamwork (Requirements and defect tracking)


Work History:


Software Contractor                                                        2003 - Present


General Dynamics Robotic Systems, Westminster, MD - 01/2011to 09/2011

Contract (Advanced Technology) Senior Simulation Engineer

Brigade Combat Team Modernization (BCTM)


    Upgrade C++ multi-threaded Autonomous Navigation System (ANS) software for Army combat vehicles.

Honeywell Corp. Albuquerque, NM - 11/2009 to 08/2010

Contract (Manpower) Senior Advanced Software Engineer

Brigade Combat Team Modernization (BCTM) Platform Soldier Mission Readiness System (PSMRS)

General Dynamics C4 Systems, Needham, MA - 10/2008 to 7/2009

Contract (Symphony Services) Software Test Engineer

TACLANE HAIPE Upgrade Program (THUP)

Lockheed Martin, Cape Canaveral, FL - 2008 to 10/2008

Contract (System Pros) - Senior Software Engineer

Fleet Ballistic Missile Program

Raytheon Corp., Largo, FL - 4/2008 to 7/2008

Contract (Volt Technical Resources) Senior Software Engineer

Joint Tactical Terminal (JTT) Software Defined Radio

L-3 Communications, Alpharetta, GA - 9/2007 to 4/2008

Contract (Bentley Global Resources) Senior Software Engineer

Display Systems

Lockheed Martin, Moorestown, NJ - 2/2007 to 9/2007

Contract (Aerotek) Senior Software Engineer

Maritime Systems and Sensors

Raytheon Corp., Sudbury, MA - 8/2006 to 12/2006

Contract (Triple Crown) Senior Software Engineer

Integrated Defense Systems Division

Telephonics Corp., Farmingdale, NY - 1/2006 8/2006

Contract (Access Staffing) Senior Software Engineer

Command Systems Division

BAE Systems, Orlando, FL - 4/2005 to 1/2006

Contract (TacWorldwide) - Simulation Software Engineer

Ground Systems Division

Harris Corp., Annapolis Junction, MD - 2/2004 1/2005

Contract (Superior Technical Resources) - Embedded Software Engineer

RF Division - (Software Defined Radio)

INDRA Systems, Virginia Beach, VA 7/2003 to 1/2004
Contract (ATSI) - Senior Software Engineer
Simulation and Training Systems


Full-time Employment                                                    1984 - 2003


Raytheon Corporation, St. Petersburg, FL - 2001 to 4/2003              

Senior Software Engineer II - Embedded Systems

Logicon Advanced Technology Corp., Orlando, FL - 1999 to 2001                    

Software Engineer - Simulation and Training Systems

Par Rome Research Corp., Melbourne, FL - 1997 to 1999                    

Software Engineer - Surveillance Systems

Cimarron Corp., Houston, TX - 1996 to1997


Space Systems 

Motorola Corp., Phoenix, AZ - 1996 to 1996        

Contract (McDonnell Douglas Technical Services) Programmer/Analyst

Pelican Coast Consulting, Kihei, HI - 1993 to 1996                                

Computer Consultant

Lockheed Engineering, Houston, TX - 1990 to 1993                    

Senior Scientific Programmer

Lockheed Missiles & Space, Sunnyvale, CA - 1984 to 1990        



Mission Management

Satellite Development

Data Analysis and Test

 Classified Programs



Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL          

MS Management Information Systems 3.97/4.0 GPA


The Master's of Science in Management Information Systems is a 36 credit-hour program. It focuses on the application of technological concepts of information systems to the collection, retention, and dissemination of information for management planning and decision making. The program concentrates on areas such as project management, decision support systems, computer languages, client-server and distributed computing, database systems and data warehousing, telecommunications, system analysis and design, human-computer interaction, electronic commerce, information security, computer graphics, and multimedia.


Activities - Upsilon Pi Epsilon International Honor Society


Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY                              

BS Computer Science - (Engineering Option) 


The major in Computer Science is a comprehensive introduction to computing which covers all aspects of the field, including software, hardware, communications, artificial intelligence, and theory. The curriculum follows the recommendations of the ACM and the IEEE Computing Society.


Suffolk Community College, Selden, NY            

AS Engineering Science




SUN Education, JAVA Programming Language              2000

Oracle Training, PL/SQL                                                2000

Novell Education, Kihei, HI, Certified Netware Admin    1995

Attended Seminars and training in ADA, CORBA, JAVA, OOD/P, CMMI, and Microsoft Visual C++




Grumman Aerospace Corp., Bethpage, NY   

IAESTE Student Exchange

Oticon Electronics A/S, Skovlunde, Denmark                     






Active DoD Secret, Previous holder of DoD Top Secret (Inactive more than 15 years)




References shall be furnished upon request.




Warsim Customer

Symphony Services