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     Date Submitted:15-03-2011
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    27 years old - French

     

    Application Development Engineer in Space Systems, 3 years of experience

     

    Education and training :

     

    2006/2007 

       Master Degree « Tools and Systems for Astronomy and Space »  at Paris XI University :

               -     numerical methods, C/C++ programming, mechanics, electronics,  signal processing

               -     system engineering, project management and product insurance.

    2004/2005

       1st year of Master  Degree – did as an exchange student at California State University Los Angeles :

               -      physics, advanced mechanical analytics, fluid mechanics,

                      heat conduction, numerical methods, basics of Java and UML programming

    2003/2004

       Bachelor Degree in Physics at Paris XI University :

        -      C programming, quantum mechanics, statistical physics, astronomy, electromagnétism, numerical methods, analogical electronics.

    2001/2003

       Preparatory class in Math and Physics (MPSI/MP) at Lycée Kléber, Strasbourg, France

        -      competitive classes to enter the best schools in France with a strong scientific background.

     

    Professional experience:

     

    2009

    (1.5 years)

      CESR (Centre d’Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements) Toulouse, France, working on the ground segment of the project PILOT (CNES, french space agency) : a controled balloon measuring sky polarisation from the stratosphere. My job consists in improving a software simulating the instrument operation, to do performance prediction and to develop data analysis tools. Everything is did in interpreted IDL language, Fortran, Unix and Shell.

    2007

    (2 years) 

      CEA (Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique)  Saclay, France,  Matlab simulation of the adaptation of an infrared camera developped for Herschel mission for ground based observation, Graphical User Guide interface programming and maintenance for data analysis software.  

    2005/2004

    (3.5 months)

      Internships at the Astronomical Observatory of Strasbourg, France and at UCLA, University of California Los Angeles, USA.  I had to read a bunch of articles about Black Holes, did X-Ray data processing from the ESA satellite XMM-Newton and NASA satellite Chandra, used detection code written in Perl, made statistics and calculations to deduce Black Holes masses.

     

    Languages:

    English: TOEIC 925 points (2007)

    German: intermediate

    Spanish: beginner

    Chinese: beginner

     

    Computer skills : IDL, Matlab, C/C++, Java, UML, Unix, CVS, Mac, Windows, Word, Excel, Fortran, et Perl.


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