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     Date Submitted:09-01-2011
     Last Modified:09-01-2011 (01:16)
    Job information
     Current job:Ground Segment Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsGround segment system and software engineering Earth Observation engineering Navigation Systems engineering

    Ground Segment System Engineer


    Personal data

    • 34 yrs. old, French

    • Marital life, 1 Child

    • Mobility: International


    Professional skills

    • Earth observation ground segment engineering (8 years experience)

    Programming centers interfaces handling and Satellites acquisitions scheduling,

    Telemetry analysis and image production, archive and catalog

    • Navigation ground segment engineering (2 years experience)

    Processing chain (computation of navigation and integrity information)

    Dissemination chain (generation and up-link of navigation and integrity information)

    • System engineering

    Complex systems realisation (1 year experience)

    Integration, qualification and validation - IVQ (4 years experience)

    • Software engineering

    Software designer and developer on UNIX/Linux/Windows platforms (6 years experience)

    Software team leader (3-4 developers, 3 years experience)

    • International working environment (3 years experience)


    Technological skills

    • Languages: JAVA, C/C++, UML, XML/XSL, SQL, CSH, KSH, BASH, AWK


    • Tools: ANT, JNI, JAI, JAXB, Maven, Clearcase/SVN, Rose, ClearQuest/Jira, XmlSpy, DOORS

    • OS: UNIX, LINUX, Windows

    • Network protocols: UDP, TCP/IP, SNMP, IRIG, NTP, ARP, FT


    Language skills

    • French: Mother tongue

    • English: Fluent

    • Spanish: School level

    • German: Basic level


    Higher education

    Masters degree (MA) in Image Engineering (University Bordeaux I, 1999)



    • Swimming, Trekking, Climbing, Skiing

    • Dance (salsa,rock)

    • Guitar

    • Earthenware sculpture


    Working Experience


    Oct. 2008


    IVQ System Engineer – Galileo Ground Mission Segment (GMS)

    Employer: Thales Division Services & Security Systems, Toulouse/France

    Client: Thales Alenia Space, Toulouse/France

    Location: Thales Defense Deutschland GmbH, Pforzheim/Deutschland

    Project: integrate, validate and qualify the Ground Mission Segment (GMS) of the Galileo system, in the frame of the In-Orbit Validation (IOV) implementation phase. GMS is the key segment for the generation of the messages sent to the satellites to offer the users the Galileo services. The Processing Chain is part of the GMS, mainly in charge to acquire and process the Signal-In-Space, and to generate the Galileo System Time and the Galileo message.


    • Review of the GMS Processing Chain element installation and operator manuals

    • Test witnessing and support to the GMS elements follow-up

    • Installation/configuration of the IVQ Processing Chain Platform and related GMS elements

    • Definition of the IVQ operating procedures for the Processing Chain Platform

    • Creation of tools or adaptation/improvement of the existing IVQ tools to the Processing Chain needs

    • Preparation, execution and finalisation of the integration and verification test procedures.

    • Investigation, follow-up and retesting of anomalies





    Jan. 2006

    Sept. 2008


    Software Engineer - PLEIADES Image Processing Unit (IPU)

    Employer and location: Thales Division Services & Security Systems, Toulouse/France

    Project: design, develop and validate the unit of the PLEIADES system, responsible for the telemetry analysis, cataloguing and archival, and for the image production.


    • Client requirements analysis

    • Design, and development of the telemetry analysis software

    • Integration and validation of the telemetry analysis software

    • Contribution to the definition, design and development phases of the PLEAIDES sub-systems development processes and configuration environment

    • Expertise in earth observation ground segment softwares

    • Support to the client (CNES)


    • PLEIADES telemetry analysis softwares

    • Dataflow framework for IPU telemetry inventory and high level image production softwares







    Sept. 2002

    Jun. 2003


    IVQ System Engineer - Malaysian Archiving and Processing ground System (MAPS)

    Employer: EADS Defence & Security Systems, Toulouse/France

    Location: EADS Defence & Security Systems, Toulouse/France

    Malaysian Centre for Remote Sensing (MACRES), Temerloh/Malaysia

    Project: assemble and provide to the Malaysian Centre for Remote Sensing (MACRES) the first Malaysia's satellite ground receiving station, including the reception and the processing the image data from SPOTX, RADARSAT1 and LANDSAT-7 satellites.


    • Development (scripting) implementing internal dataflow and workflow between elements composing the system

    • System Integration and validation in factory

    • Software installation and system acceptance tests campaign on site

    • Definition, writing and maintenance of operational procedures

    • Operator training (theoretical and hands-on trainings) on site (Temerloh)

    • Support to client





    Nov. 1999

    Sept. 2002


    Jul. 2003

    Jan. 2006


    Software Engineer – Multiple Satellite Station Softwares (SMS)

    Employer and location: EADS Defense & Security Systems, Toulouse/Labège

    Project: develop and provide softwares in the frame of earth observation ground segment for various optical and radar image satellites. SMS offers facilities from telemetry synchro-decommutation and analysis to image archival and cataloguing, from user ordering to image production and edition.


    • Requirements analysis and specification from external or internal EADS clients

    • Development, validation and maintenance of SMS softwares

    • Documentation writing (specification, design document, operator manuals)

    • Team leading (1-4 persons), schedule and budget management, advancement reporting

    • Software evolution costing

    • Team leading, schedule and budget management, advancement reporting

    • Client support

    • Software evolution costing, contribution to the evaluation of industrial proposals

    • Interface with the maintenance and project teams using Multiple Satellite Station softwares


    • Multi-satellite acquisitions preparation and monitoring softwares

    • Multi-satellite technical data and products storage software

    • RADARSAT, LANDSAT-7, ENVISAT-1 MERIS & ASAR, ROCSAT-2/THEOS instruments satellites telemetry analysis softwares

    • Image processing libraries for SPOT-5 production software

    • JAVA benchmarks (in comparison to C, on various OS and architectures), aiming to assess the feasibility of a JAVA telemetry inventory softwares

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