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ABOUT US / Peter Derrick


Sr. Software Engineer
Phone: 805-708-2717



2019-Present: Acumen Scientific.
Sr. Software Engineer

  • Extensive experience in all aspects of infrared focal plane and systems testing from team management to software development (hardware control and acquisition, analysis and reporting), automated testing and spacecraft instrumentation. 

2016-2018: Volt contracting to Raytheon Vision Systems (RVS)
Sr. Software Engineer

  • Development and maintenance of automated test software using C# and Visual Basic with Visual Studios and C using National Instrument LabWindows CVI. Activities included data analysis, report generation, test control, and hardware interfaces.

1979-2013: Raytheon Vision Systems, Santa Barbara Remote Sensing
Senior Principal Software Engineer

  • Development and maintenance of software for automated testing of IR focal planes and systems. Project manager for teams developing test and analysis software.
    Wide ranging support for system test and integration of space instruments including VIIRS, MODIS, JAMI, ETM and GOES. Software development, test equipment setup, failure analysis support, test operations support (shift lead), and spacecraft and launch site integration support.


MA Economics, UCSB (CA)
BS Mathematics, Grand Valley State University (MI)

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