Dr Schnetler has been a Systems Engineer and Project Manager for more than 25 years, initially working in the Defence industry on products such as inertial navigation systems for aircraft, helmet sighting systems and helicopter mounted sighting systems. She joined the United Kingdom Astronomy Technology Centre (UK ATC) thirteen years ago and is the Head of Group: Systems Engineering. She tailored and successfully introduced systems engineering for astronomy and was also involved in a number of instrument studies. Currently Dr. Schnetler is the systems engineer for the HARMONI Integral Field Spectrograph, one of the first light instruments for the European Extremely Large Telescope and until recently she was also the lead systems engineer for the Low Frequency Aperture Array which is one of the critical systems for the Square Kilometre Array Low Telescope. She has a first degree in Electronics Engineering and an MSc in Systems Engineering. Both of these were obtained from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. She followed this with a PhD in Software Engineering from Cranfield University, UK. Dr Schnetler is a member of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), a member of the Institute for Engineering Technology (IET)and International society for optics and photonics (SPIE).