From July 2010 EUMETSAT - http://www.eumetsat.int
Software Engineer Consultant
▪ Responsible of prototyping new Data Centre services.
▫ GSICS Plotting Tool, a web GWT application which generates interactive plots of the calibration
products stored in the THREDDS catalogue servers from the GSICS partners (EUMETSAT,
NOAA, CMA, JMA, KMA)
▫ Product List Check Tool, a web GWT application providing a clear picture of the product types
being archived in the Data Centre and their metadata both in the Data Centre database and in the
▫ Data Centre Download Tool, a java application giving the users a convenient way to download their orders.
▪ Responsible of configuring SMART (Service MonitoringAnd Reporting Tool) for monitoring and
reporting of the Data Centre operations.
▪ Support to implementation of a web-based Data Centre ordering client.
▫ Analysis of user feedback and usage metrics of current Data Centre online ordering application
based on Java Web Start.
▫ Composition of user requirements and user interface guidelines.
▫ User acceptance testing.
▪ Coordination of SAFs (Satellite Application Facilities) activities in the Data Centre.
▫ Interface between the different SAFs (Land SAF, OSI SAF, Ozone SAF, Climate SAF, Hidrology
SAF) and the Data Centre to support the cataloguing and ordering of current and new SAF
products in the Data Centre.
▪ First level support of Data Centre operations:
▫ Analysis of issues reported by users, discovered during internal testing or received as an alarm
from the monitoring system.
▫ Document such issues and follow up their fix.
▪ Usability testing of the Data Centre services.
▫ User interface regression testing using QF-Test.
▫ Product format (netCDF, BUFR, HDF, GRIB, AREA, GeoTiff ) consistency using comparison tools and scripts (Groovy, Shell, Perl).
▪ Support to the reprocessing activities in the Data Centre.
▫ Implementation of a Groovy script to ingest big loads of reprocessed products without impact to the nominal products ingestion.
▪ Preparation of a development environment for McIDAS ADDE image secondary servers.
▪ Answer technical questions received from users via the helpdesk.
▪ Preparation and maintenance of Data Centre operational procedures and user guides.
April 2008 - July 2010 GMV Aerospace and Defence, S.A. - http://www.gmv.com
Level 1B processor for SWARM Earth Explorer Mission from European Space Agency (ESA).
- User and Software Requirements analysis.
- Design, implementation, and testing of SWARM Level 1B scientific algorithms in C++.
- Algorithms validation with MATLAB.
April 2006 - Nov 2007 Passive microwave Remote Sensing Group.
TSC Department. UPC - http://www.tsc.upc.edu/prs/
- Study of the impact of different factors on the L-Band soil emissivity.
- Participation on several field campaigns, later processing, simulation and data interpretation.
- Design and implementation of an airborne radiometer at L-band.
- Cooperation with the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) of the European Space Agency (ESA).
Sep 2001 - Nov 2007 Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria de Telecomunicacions de Barcelona (ETSETB), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
M. Sc. on Telecommunication Engineering
Master’s Thesis carried out in collaboration with the Passive Microwave Remote Sensing research group (PRS) of the Signal Theory and Communications Department (TSC) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), cooperating with the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) Opportunity mission of the European Space Agency (ESA).
Main topics: maths, signal theory, signal and image processing, remote sensing, networks.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCES
Social team work, good intercultural communication skills.
Organisational able to work under pressure, proactive and self-motivated.
Technical data processing for earth observation satellites, good knowledge of software cycle process, hands-on experience writing technical documentation and designing intuitive user interfaces, familiar with ECSS software standards.
IDEs: Eclipse, NetBeans
UI Test: QF-Test
Satellite Data: McIDAS X, McIDAS-V, IDV, THREDDS, netCDF
Databases: sqlplus, SQL Developer
Operating Systems: Windows, UNIX, Mac OS X
Electronic Design: PSPICE, Max Plus II, LabView, Altium Designer.
Office Computing: MS Office, Open Office, LaTEX.
Native Languages: Catalan, Spanish.
Fluent spoken and written English.
A. Monerris, P. Benedicto, M. Vall-llossera, A. Camps, M. Piles, E. Santanach, and R. Prehn, "Topography effects on the L-band emissivity of soils: TuRTLE 2006 field experiment," in Proc. IGARSS, Barcelona, Spain, July 2007.
Monerris, A., P. Benedicto, M. Vall-llossera, A. Camps, E. Santanach, M. Piles, and R. Prehn (2008), Assessment of the topography impact on microwave radiometry at L-band, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B12202, doi:10.1029/2008JB005602.
May 2014 - SQL 11g Tuning
Oracle University, London, UK
December 2013 - GWT.create conferences
Vaadin, Frankfurt, Germany
December 2012 - HTML5 Bootcamp
Highlander, London, UK
July 2011 - Unidata Workshops: IDL, THREDDS, NetCDF
Unidata Program Center. Boulder (Colorado USA)
Summer 2003 - Summer School "Human Factor in Space Transportation"
Working in intercultural groups in English.
Community of Ariane Cities (CVA). Liège (Belgium)
Winter 2003 - Security on UNIX Servers Course
IAESTE Telecos UPC
Winter 2002 - C++ Course
June 2001 - First Certificate of English (FCE)
University of Cambridge
July 2007 - Member of the organisation team of the IGARSS'07 congress in Barcelona.
2002 - 2007 - Member of "AESS Estudiants" (Student Branch of the IEEE Chapter at UPC) since March 2002. President for 2 years and Chief of the Astronomy and New Technologies group for 1 year. Organiser of the National Robotics Contest and the Expo-ESA (renowned Series of Lectures and Exhibition about space and the European Space Agency).
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