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     Date Submitted:16-05-2011
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     Current job:Technical Manager
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     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsSatellite Telecommunications professional with over 6 years of international experience in spacecraft operations and ground systems, currently working as Technical Manager at EDISOFT, Portugal.
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    Place of birth: Portugal
    Date of birth: 1985
    Nationality: Portuguese

    Work Experience:

    Technical Manager

    EDISOFT, Lisbon, Portugal, July 2016 – Present (6 months)

    Responsibilities:

    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) 
     

    Responsibilities:
    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).

     

    Intern

    Evolve Space Solutions, Lisbon, Portugal, December 2010 – January 2010 (2 months)

     

    Junior Programmer

    Everis Portugal SL, Lisbon, Portugal, August 2010 – November 2010 (4 months)

     

    Education and Training:

    Project Management

    Learning Tree International, London (United Kingdom)

    Relevant Coursework:
    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.

    Languages:

    Portuguese, Mother tongue
    English, Excellent

    Communication skills:

    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.

    Job-related skills:

    TT&C Systems and Equipment;

    In-Orbit Testing (IOT);

    Radio Frequency Systems;

    Systems Administration and Maintenance.

    Computer skills:

    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.

    Other skills:

    Strong analytical skills that allow me to tackle and solve different problems, fast and efficiently.

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