This interview was conducted in 2021.
Q1: Describe your current position/role.
My current position is Technical Fellow for Systems Engineering at Embraer. Performing CONOPS, Requirements and Functional Analysis.
Q2: What are one or two of your proudest professional accomplishments?
My proudest professional accomplishment is to implement Systems Engineering at Aircraft Early Stages Development at my company.
Q3: What is the biggest challenge you face as a Systems Engineer?
My biggest challenge as a Systems Engineer is to implement Systems Engineering in Brazil. We almost do not have this knowledge in our Engineering Schools. Just two or thee learning opportunities. I recognize the importance of INCOSE in my career.
Q4: What advice do you have for individuals starting their career as a Systems Engineer?
Touch the ground. A good systems engineer has a passion for understand systems behavior in his operational environment!
Q5: How do you continue to learn about SE? What professional development activities do you do?
I participate in INCOSE working groups, webinars and INCOSE IS.
Q6: What are the next career goals you want to achieve?
The next career goals that I want to achieve is to participate as Systems Engineer in the development of a systems that gives a high contribution to society.
Q7: What are some of your hobbies/interests outside of work?
I study history. I have a special interest in woodworking
Q8: Why did you decide to get the SEP certification?
The reason to get my SEP Certification is the opportunity to inspire the practitioners of my country to perform a really engineered founded approach to complex systems development. It is not only to improve my career it is a way to improve engineering in my country.
Q9: How does the SEP certification impact your professional career?
Systems Engineering is very broad and when I put into practice my knowledge there exists a sense of recognizing by the Community that this knowledge is well-founded in international practices.
Q10: What has surprised you in the past five years related to systems engineering?
Systems Engineering is spreading to many different domains!
Q11: What job titles have you had other than Systems Engineer?
I had the job title of Stress Analysis Engineer
Q12: Are there any other final comments you would like to make? Include here if you are the first SEP within some group, like your chapter, company, or country.
I am the first SEP of Brazil.