Place of birth: Portugal
Date of birth: 1985
EDISOFT, Lisbon, Portugal, July 2016 – Present (6 months)
Technical responsibility for the relocation project of a 15 metres S/X Band full motion antenna;
Preparation of proposal documentation for the European Space Agency (ESA);
Execution of a study on the relocation project of a 15 metres full motion antenna, including technical, operational and business analysis;
Technical support to ongoing and new projects for the Santa Maria Ground Station;
Support to the Santa Maria ground station business development;
Support to Launcher Tracking missions;
Technical support to ongoing operations.
RF & IOT Engineer
Inmarsat Ltd., London, UK. January 2011 – May 2016 (5 years, 5 months)
RFS and TT&C Ground Systems:
Coordination of service provision from six TTC ground stations across the globe;
Preparation, planning and support to routine operational activities;
Ground system anomalies investigation and resolution;
RF anomalies/interferences investigation and resolution;
Antennas front-end system upgrade, installation, testing and maintenance;
TT&C back-end system upgrade, installation, testing and maintenance;
Configuration control of TT&C equipment including over twenty six Zodiac Cortex NT/XL/Q units, spread spectrum ranging units, beam pointing system and M&C systems;
Site staff training.
In-Orbit Testing (IOT):
Eight satellites tested over six IOT campaigns;
IOT test conductor for the Galileo IOV satellites mission;
IOT technical lead and deputy team leader for Alphasat (L-Band and C-Band payload);
IOT technical lead and deputy team leader for Inmarsat 5F1, 5F2 and 5F3 (Ka-Band payload);
Support for the design and planning of the IOT ground test system;
Responsible for the IOT ground system FAT and SAT approval;
IOT campaign tests preparation and validation;
Test System database creation and management;
Test system measurements and automated procedures, creation and management;
Support on analysis and debug of IOT test results;
IOT ground system maintenance and anomaly investigation/resolution during and after each campaign;
Creation of ICDs and maintenance procedures for station staff;
Site staff training.
Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) Mission Support:
Ground System Manager (GSM);
Planning, preparation and execution of procedures;
Support and execution of pre-launch activities;
Real-time campaign execution;
Directing ground stations activities from Inmarsat London;
TM&TC control management.
Spacecraft Control Centre Operational Support:
Provision of TT&C services for GEO satellites;
TT&C routine activities planning and execution;
Creation and provision of ICDs, procedures, test reports and manual for station staff and the Spacecraft Control Centre;
Creation and maintenance of scripts and procedures to optimise and automate operations;
Support to the enhancement and upgrade of Inmarsat TT&C Network;
System engineer and overall responsibility for the Airbus Payload Control System (PCS) used for spectrum allocation for the Inmarsat 4 S7C family and Alphasat;
24/7 on-call TT&C support to the Inmarsat Satellite Control Centre (SCC).
Evolve Space Solutions, Lisbon, Portugal, December 2010 – January 2010 (2 months)
Everis Portugal SL, Lisbon, Portugal, August 2010 – November 2010 (4 months)
Education and Training:
Learning Tree International, London (United Kingdom)
Project planning to ensure successful delivery and stakeholder satisfaction;
Application of best practices to plan and run projects using a 6 step project management process;
Implementation of risk management techniques and deploy mitigation strategies;
Estimation of schedule task work, duration and cost;
Implementation of project and team monitoring tools.
Advance English Qualification
Oxford School – Institute of Languages, Lisbon (Portugal)
Title of qualification awarded: Advanced
Degree in Electronics Systems Telecommunications and Computers Engineering (EQF Level 6)
Instituto Superior de Engenharias de Lisboa (ISEL), Lisbon (Portugal) 2010
Relevant Coursework: Telecommunication Fundamentals, Terrestrial and Satellite Communication, Networking systems, Computer Architecture, Peripheral Interfaces, Operating systems, Project Management, Digital Systems, Electronics and Computer Programming, Low-Power Electronics.
Portuguese, Mother tongue
Good communication skills acquired through the experience of working in a multi-cultural and multi-companies environment.
Ability to organize, prioritize and manage expectations acquired through different projects that required continues contact with clients and manufacturers.
Organisational / managerial skills:
Acting deputy team leader during the In-Orbit Testing campaigns;
Responsible for the test planning during the In-Orbit Testing campaigns;
Responsible for a team of five people during the In-Orbit Testing campaigns;
Management of TT&C equipment spares across six earth stations.
TT&C Systems and Equipment;
In-Orbit Testing (IOT);
Radio Frequency Systems;
Systems Administration and Maintenance.
Good knowledge of Microsoft operating system and Office™ tools;
Basic knowledge of UNIX operating system (Solaris);
Programing skills in VB/VBA/VBS, C/C++, JAVA, JAVACC, HTML.
Strong analytical skills that allow me to tackle and solve different problems, fast and efficiently.
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