Resume: John         Systems and Controls Engineer


John C. Siehling


Always open to new employment as a systems and/or controls engineer at a company with diverse career growth opportunities


Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

June 2007 – Present

Fort Worth, TX

Embedded Software Engineer – Hydraulics Utility and Actuation (HUA) Team

  • Developed the JSF (F-35) hydraulic plant model to stand in for the physical hydraulic hardware during HUA control software development

  • Defined HUA Software Requirements and implemented the requirements in Matlab/Simulink for auto code generation for on jet implementation

  • Developed, conducted and analyzed over 250 test cases to verify and validate both the hydraulic plant model and the HUA control software in an integrated test environment

Purdue University

Aug 2005 – May 2007

West Lafayette, IN

Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Administered several sections of undergraduate aeromechanics laboratories and control systems laboratories

  • Facilitated undergraduates’ understanding of basic aeromechanic and control theory and design

  • Assisted in development of new experiments as well as improving existing experiments

Lockheed Martin

Missiles and Fire Control

Summer 2006

Dallas, TX

College Student Tech Sr. Specialist

  • Worked extensively with Matlab/Simulink on control algorithms for an unmanned ground vehicle project

  • Conducted and evaluated simulations focusing on skid steering and attitude control algorithms

  • Enhanced existing control algorithms to ensure ground contact for all six wheels during maneuvers

Hope College

Summer 2003

Holland, MI

Research Assistant

  • Developed and simulated a nonlinear six degree of freedom magnetic levitation system and control scheme

  • Published results: J.Kaloust, C.Ham, J.Siehling, E.Jongekryg, and Q.Han, Nonlinear Control Design for Levitation of Propulsion of a Maglev System, IEEE Proceedings: Control Theory and Applications, Vol. 151, Issue 4, 24 July 2004.


Purdue University

August 2005 – May 2007

West Lafayette, IN

Master of Science – Aerospace Engineering Dept. – GPA 3.75/4.00

  • Specializing in Dynamics and Controls. Minor: Design and Optimization, ABET Accredited

Hope College

August 2000 May 2004

Holland, MI

Bachelor of Science – Engineering – GPA: 3.83/4.00

  • Emphasis in Electrical Engineering, ABET Accredited


    • Microsoft Office, Matlab, Simulink, AutoCAD, Maple, ANSYS, Amesim

    • Department of Defense Secret Security Clearance