Mr. Yoder joined NASA in 2000 formulating the Flight Hardware Development Branch within the Engineering Directorate at the Johnson Space Center, Houston Texas. In 2005, Mr. Yoder joined the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters serving in various roles including Director for the Directorate Integration Office where he was responsible for a broad range of ESMD integration activities including architecture trades and analysis, information technology architecture and IT management, risk and knowledge management, technology protection, and Constellation Program Level 1 requirements. Mr. Yoder served as the Director of the Constellation Systems Division within the Exploration Missions Directorate NASA Headquarters where he was responsible for Division management of the Constellation Systems Program and Commercial Crew and Cargo Program. Mr. Yoder joined the Astrophysics Division in the Science Mission Directorate May 2010 as the Deputy Director and recently accepted the position of Director of Evaluation at NASA HQ.
From 1986 to 2000, working for Litton Systems Inc., Mr. Yoder was responsible for reliability assurance of various avionics suites directing reliability and qualification test and verification activities. He served as scientist for the Reliability Assurance Department participating in the various product improvement initiatives such as the Navy Production Technology Improvement Program (PTIP). He also served as Engineering Project Manager for various commercial, military, and space projects.