Vice President of Technology

Michael Rubin

Mr. Rubin currently serves as the Vice President of Technology at Red Canyon Software. He is a detail-oriented program and project manager and principal software engineer with over 20 years of experience successfully managing and leading numerous software development projects, as well as developing innovative and robust engineering solutions in the aerospace, defense, and commercial industries. Mr. Rubin has extensive experience in program and project management for numerous software development projects, including management of project risks, resources, schedule, and cost, as well as overall project oversight and team management.

Additionally, Mr. Rubin has extensive experience in all aspects of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), starting with initial project inception and planning, to system requirements definition, derived requirements generation, design, implementation, and all aspects of the software verification and validation. Some of Mr. Rubin’s key previous experience in the space industry includes his role as (1) a requirements analyst and software verification technical lead for the Cockpit Avionics Upgrades (CAU) project for the space shuttle, and (2) leading the project management and software engineering for the new lithium-ion battery charger for the space station. Additionally, Mr. Rubin has experience as a senior embedded software engineer on the C-17 military cargo plane.

Currently, Mr. Rubin is also the Program Manager and Technical Lead for the Flight Software Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) effort for the Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser space plane. This includes identifying and managing the tasks for the IV&V Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) on the team, maintaining the Integrated Master Schedule, weekly and monthly status reports, and other project management documentation.

Mr. Rubin holds a B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and is currently pursuing his PhD from Texas Tech University in Systems and Engineering Management.