Drinks & Drones at Pendleton UAS - July

Jeff Kuehne

Systems Engineer

My foundation in Electrical and Computer Engineering has equipped me with a broad skill set in systems engineering, refined through extensive experience in the aerospace industry. At Sigma Design, my role involves leveraging this expertise to deliver comprehensive project solutions for clients across a diverse range of sectors. The complexity and rigor of aerospace projects have honed my ability to manage intricate system lifecycles, from concept to completion, ensuring that every project meets the highest standards of innovation and efficiency.

I enjoy leading and collaborating on initiatives that require a deep understanding of technical and operational integration, drawing on a background that includes significant achievements in spacecraft assembly, testing, and ground station development. I like finding challenges unique to each industry, applying a proven analytical framework and a collaborative approach to solve problems and achieve strategic objectives. My work at Sigma Design is driven by a passion for engineering solutions that advance client goals, with the conviction that the most effective outcomes are the result of collective expertise and shared vision.
Jeff Kuehne   Systems Engineer (2)

Questions & Answers

How do you make people laugh?

I've learned to embrace levity during intense moments on our projects, a lesson I picked up in military school. There's something uniquely effective about turning a challenging situation around with a well-timed joke, especially when it's directed at a misbehaving machine.

If you were a tool or piece of equipment, what would you be and why?

I'd choose to be a Software Defined Radio (SDR). SDRs embody innovation, using software to achieve what once required hardware changes. This would allow me to flexibly communicate across the diverse languages of engineering disciplines - ensuring that I can find the right frequency to collaborate effectively with colleagues and clients alike.

What's your favorite productivity hack or time-saving trick?

One of my key productivity tools is Toggl Track, which I rely on for precise time tracking across the diverse projects I support. This tool is essential for ensuring accurate billing for clients, as it provides a detailed record of time spent on each task.