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     Date Submitted:20-02-2012
     Last Modified:20-02-2012 (05:12)
    Job information
     Current job:Electronics Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsElectronic engineer, Beam Instrumentation specialist, CAD specialist, Mixed Electronics, VHDL specialist, Design Engineer


    Personal Details

    -    Nationality: Spanish
    -    D.O.B: 07-02-1980


    -    Sep 2004 to June 2007 (Erasmus): Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Engineering - Waterford and Cork Institute of Technology in Cork - Ireland. (Global Mark: 70%).
        Subjects: System Control Theory, Telecommunication Theory, Semiconductor And Materials, English For Erasmus Students, Industrial Studies & Placements, Object Oriented & Windows Programming, Control Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Maths and DSP, Telecommunication Engineering, Computer Engineering, Management, Project, Applied Control System, Real Time Systems, Applied DSP, System Integration, MEMS, Spread Spectrum and Electronic Design, Intenship in CERN

    -    Sep 1999 to Jun 2003: Bachelor of Engineering in Technical Engineering in Telecommunications: Electronic System - U. of Valencia in Valencia – Spain. (Global mark: 80%).
        Subjects: Analogical Components & Electronic Circuits, Digital Components & Electronic Circuits, Linear System Analysis, Mathematical Analysis, Engineering Physic Fundaments, Mathematical Calculations, Introduction Programming, Cad Technical, Synthesis Of Linear Systems, Fundaments Of Computer Architecture, Digital Electronic Systems. , PLC’s, Programming 2, Simulation Technical, Electronics Instrumentation, , Electronics Devices, Introduction To DSP, Fundaments Of Electronics Communication , Microelectronics, Introduction To Telecommunication Systems, Introduction To Control Systems, Projects, Introduction To Commutated Power Source, Technical English For Engineering , Power Electronics Introduction, Information Multimedia Treatment, Data Transmission Nets, Electronic Systems With Microcontrollers, Final Project.

    -    Jun 1999: Technical Specialist Diploma in Industrial Electronics - Technical institute “Instituto de Formacion Profesional El Palmeral” (Global Mark: 93%).


        -    Jan 2011:    -    Type:    Article.
        -    Book Title:    12th International Scientific Conference DIPAC2011
        -    ISBN/Link:

        -    Section:    Upgrade of the CERN PSB/CPS Fast Intensity Measurements
        -    Authors:    A. Monera, M. Andersen, D. Belohrad, L. Jensen, L. Søby, G. Kasprowicz,
        -    Jan 2007:    -    Type:    Article.
        -    Book Title:    12th Workshop on Electronics For LHC (2006).
        -    ISBN/Link:    9789290832881.
        -    Section:    Status of the TTC Upgrade.
        -    Authors:    S. Baron, A Monera Martinez.

    Projects and Researches

    -    2009 – 2011: TRIC Cards: Continue the development of the Digital Integrator Card.
    -    2008 – 2010 : Isolde WD:  Upgrade of the old system using the new TRIC Cards (digital integrators)
    -    2008: VME RF Multiplexor (8 to 1(at)3GHz)
    -    2007: Optical Link Simulation: Project Developed in CIT based on the simulation of a digital Optical Link (similar to the used on 2006 in CERN). (Mark: 81%).
    -    2006: Optical Link: Project Developed in CERN based in an Analogue and Digital Link with VME interface to transmit and control the synchronism signals sent to all the experiments.
    -    2005: DVB-S2 - LDPC Coding over AWGN Channel: Project Develop in W.I.T. based in a Emulation write in C++ of this codec over Linux. (Mark: 93%).
    -    2003: Design and construction of a Digital Signal processing system for Voice processing: A microcontroller trainer system designed for testing and developing audio algorithms. (Mark: 100%).
    -    1999: Automated Control of a purifier water plant: Training Project designed for Intel 8051 and controlled by a LabView interface). (Mark: 90%).

    Computer Skills
    -    Operative systems: MSDOS 5.0 to 6.3, Windows (ALL including server edition), Linux.
    -    Office suites: Microsoft Office (all versions). Open Office
    -    Electronic & CAD Software: Altium, Pspice, Orcad Capture & Layaut, Visual HDL (Allegro v15.5), Quartus(VHDL), Visual Elite(VHDL), Proteus, Matlab, Mplab.
    -    Programming languages: VHDL, ASM (microchip and Intel), C, C++, Visual Basic, Visual C, TCL/TK.
    -    Network Management: Medium - Advanced level.
    -    Computers Hardware: Advanced level.

    Work experience
    -    Sep 2008 to Aug 2011    -    Company:    CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research).
        -    Location:    Geneva – Switzerland.
        -    Responsibility:    Fellow – Beam Instrumentation Designer.
    -    Feb 2006 to Feb 2007:    -    Company:    CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research).
        -    Location:    Geneva – Switzerland.
        -    Responsibility:    Technical Student – Optical Link Developer.
    -    1997 to 2000:    -    Company:    J&A Ingenieros Informaticos.
        -    Location:    Redovan – Spain.
        -    Time:    3 years.
        -    Responsibility:    Technical service manager


        Language    Speaking    Reading     Writing
    -    Spanish    Mother tongue
    -    English:    Fluent    Fluent    Fluent
    -    French    Basic    Basic    Basic

    -    Cycling
    -    Biking
    -    Flying and designing RC airplanes.
    -    Travelling

    Other Information

    -    Full / Clean Driver’s licence.
    -    Willing to Travel & Relocate.
    -    Able to learn whatever is needed.

    -    David Belohrad (CERN)    David.Belohrad(at)
    -    Lars Soby (CERN)    Soby(at)
    -    Philippe Baudrenghien (CERN)    philippe.baudrenghien(at)
    -    Sophie Baron (CERN)     sophie.baron(at)
    -    Javier Calpe Maravilla (Analog Devices):       javier.calpe(at)
    -    Paul O’Leary (W.I.T):     poleary(at) 
    -    Joe O’Conell (C.I.T.):     jconnell(at)


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