Tony Bautista

Studying Computer Science at Chapman University

Welcome to my digital space where I share my journey in technology, my projects, and professional insights.

About Me

As a seasoned Mechanical Technician who has transitioned into software development, I possess a genuine drive for crafting inventive solutions. With a rich background in precision assembly for spacecraft structures and antenna systems acquired during my tenure at Northrop Grumman, I bring a blend of technical prowess and strategic insight. Proficient in languages such as Python, JavaScript, and C++, complemented by a solid understanding of mechanical engineering principles, I am poised to deliver innovative software solutions that push the boundaries of technology. My unwavering commitment to excellence and eagerness to offer a fresh perspective make me a valuable asset poised to contribute significantly to advancing cutting-edge software solutions."


James Webb Space Telescope - Northrop Grumman

Contributed to the precision assembly and integration of the James Webb Space Telescope. This project involved collaborative efforts with international space agencies to construct and deploy a major space observatory, aiming to expand our understanding of the universe.

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Mars 2020 Rover - JPL/NASA

Supported the Activity Planning and Sequencing Subsystem Team for the Mars 2020 Rover project at JPL/NASA. Involved in software integration and testing, using advanced tools and writing Python scripts to enhance the mission's operational efficiency and reliability.

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Game of Life

Developed a simulation of Conway's Game of Life, a cellular automaton that illustrates complex behaviors from simple rules. This project showcased proficiency in software development, algorithm optimization, and understanding of discrete mathematics.

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Professional Experience

Mechanical Technician - Northrop Grumman, Redondo Beach, CA

July 2019 - Present

  • Actively involved in precision assembly and integration of spacecraft structures, antenna systems, and alignments, consistently adhering to stringent engineering specifications and high-quality standards.
  • Engaged in high-precision tasks utilizing advanced engineering techniques to enhance aerospace system performance and reliability.
  • Played a significant role in collaborative efforts assembling structural components for space missions.
  • Collaborated with international space agencies for the construction and launch of the James Webb Space Telescope.
  • Contributed to the precise mechanical deployment of the telescope's sunshield, essential for its space operation.

Testing Support Mars 2020 Rover - JPL/NASA, La Canada Flintridge, CA

  • Supported the Activity Planning and Sequencing Subsystem Team, ensuring testing processes aligned with mission goals.
  • Leveraged advanced tools for software integration and testing, enhancing the project's reliability and performance metrics.
  • Developed Python scripts for data parsing, ensuring data integrity and system efficiency.
  • Generated comprehensive reports from test data to provide actionable insights for software improvement.
  • Designed strategic test plans and procedures, establishing a solid foundation for system reliability and quality assurance.

Software Solutions Architect - Neudesic, Irvine, CA

  • Collaborated and assisted in the development and deployment of a full-stack call monitoring application, enhancing client functionalities.
  • Utilized a comprehensive tech stack for both front-end and back-end development, delivering a scalable and robust application.
  • Implemented design and functionality improvements, significantly enhancing application performance and user satisfaction.

Technical Expert - Apple Inc, Mission Viejo, CA

  • Provided expert support, resolving technical issues across various devices and delivering high-quality customer service.
  • Advised on hardware and software solutions, integrating cybersecurity measures to enhance system security.
  • Conducted team training sessions on troubleshooting, customer service, and cybersecurity practices.

IT Project Specialist - Saddleback/IVC Community College, Mission Viejo, CA

  • Organized the integration of the SmartSchedule 3.0 system, significantly improving the academic scheduling experience.
  • Collaborated with stakeholders to tailor the system to user requirements, achieving a high user satisfaction rating.
  • Developed instructional content, enhancing system usability and accessibility for students.