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     Date Submitted:29-06-2011
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     Current job:International Project Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, ,
     KeywordsProject Manager of complex International Projects. Technical skills Design of Critical systems with Real Time constrains. Responsibilities: - Team management (30 people). - Financial control. - Schedule control. - Client relationship. - Internatio
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    Nationality:                    Spanish

    Year of birth:1972

    Position:                        Project Manager

    Company:                    GMV AD

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

    2010-

    GMV

    Galileo division: Project Manager of the OSPF project in the context of the Galileo program IOV phase for the Europeal Spacial Agency (ESA), in the GNSS unit. The Orbit and Synchronisation  Processing Facility (OSPF), it is the core of the Galileo system in charge of computing the navigation messages to be transmitted by the Galileo satellites.

    Main characteristics of the system are:

    ¡  Real Time constraints up to milliseconds scale.

    ¡  SW Criticality DAL C.

    ¡  Technologies: SNMP, XML, Language C, LynxOS 178.

    ¡  Design: Based on UML for the SW and Yourdon for the algorithmic part.

    Responsibilities:

    ¡  Management of the project:

    -                     Definition and control of project schedule.

    -                     Interface with the final client.

    -                     Definition and coordination of the responsibilities for the different teams.

    -                     Definition and control of the resources.

    -                     Financial control of the project.

    -                     Coordination of subcontractor activities and follow up.

    ¡  Elaboration of proposals.

    2008-2010

    GMV

    Galileo division: Technical Managerof the OSPF project in the context of the Galileo program IOV phase,  in the GNSS unit.

    Responsibilities in the project:

    ¡  Responsible for the specification and maintenance of the technical baseline.

    ¡  Design of the OSPF system, including SW and HW.

    ¡  Participation in the elaboration of the proposal for the FOC phase.

    2005-2008

    Galileo division: Software Design Authority of the OSPF AF component in the context of the Galileo program IOV phase. This component is a Real Time SW component developed at DAL-C, with a high algorithmic component. The AF is the part of the OSPF in charge of the computation of the Galileo navigation message content. 

    Responsibilities:

    ¡  AF component specification.

    ¡  AF detailed design.

    ¡  Analysis and design of real time aspect of the system: schedulability,  WCA,  software budget file, etc.

    2004-2005

    Galileo division: Technical Manager in theADvantisproject (GJU sixth framework program).

    ¡  ADvantis description: Definition of a centralised system with integrity guarantee capable of providing positions to liability critical applications, concept development and prototype implementation.

    ¡  Participation in the elaboration of the proposal

    ¡  Responsible for system specification and service requirements, development of the integrity concept and algorithms.

    ¡  Responsible for the SW design.

    2002-2004

    Galileo division: Design authority in thePOLARISproject (GJU fifth framework program).

    ¡  POLARIS description: (GJU fifth framework program), Polaris is a simulator to assess the performances of navigation systems based on GNSS along with augmentation systems and sensors.

    ¡  Responsible for software requirement phase and architectural software design.

    2001-2002

    da Vinci Consulting (Analysis and Design department)

    Consultant Engineer  for SW Engineering supporting SW specification and design processes based on UML and Rational products, including in-company professional training. Mastering the following Rational products that covers the complete SW lifecycle:

    ¡  Rational Unified Process (RUP) applied in different projects as consultant.

    ¡  Rational Design Methodology based on UML and Rational Rose tool.

    ¡  Requirement Management Methodology based on the Rational tool Requisite Pro.

    Responsibilities:

    ¡  Teacher in company in several companies (RUP, UML, Rational, Requisite Pro).

    ¡  Design consultant:

    -                     BSCH (Banco Santander): Responsible for the standardisation and application of the Rational Unified Process methodology during the design of the intranet for BSCH.

    -                     PRISA: Design methodology and design tools support.

    -                     REUTERS: responsible for adapting and establishing the Rational Unified Process in the REUTERS software life cycle.

    1998-2001

    GMV Sistemas (Telecontrol)

    ProjectManager responsible for the development and maintenance of the following Fleet Management Systems based on GPS:

    ¡  GUAGUASin Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain).

    ¡  AUVASA: Valladolid (Spain).

    Technologies:

    ¡  Design base on UML.

    ¡  Client-Server architecture.

    ¡  Data driven design.

    Project Engineer responsible for:

    ¡  AUVASA: Design, development and installation of a Fleet Management System based on GPS. Data acquisition and visualisation through GIS technology and client server architecture.

    ¡  FCC: Design and development of a parkimeter network communicated through 485 lines. Design and development of the Control Station from where all parkimeters were visualised and controlled. High multithread and real time communication component.

    1996-1998

    CIDAUT (Crash Test Dummies area)

    Project Engineer responsible for:

    ¡  Digital and analogical data acquisition and processing

    ¡  Instrumentation and sensors, signal filtering and processing.

    ¡  Set up of crash tests according to the different standards.

    EDUCATION:

    1990-1996

    Bachelor of Industrial Engineering  (Electronic and Automatic Control) from the University of Valladolid, Spain. Thesis: “Instrumentation and design of a machine for measurement of high speed impacts ”

    1996-2002

    Professional Training Classes. A selection of the classes given:

    ¡  OOAD using UML: 40 hour class on analysis and design using the RUP methodology (Rational) at da Vinci. Co.

    ¡  Requirements Specification and Management16 hour class on requirement specification and management using the RUP methodology (Rational) at da Vinci. Co.

    Languages

    Spanish (native)and English (high level)

    SPECIFIC SKILLS:

    Management

    Project management of complex international projects like Galileo, covering:

    ¡  Schedule definition and control.

    ¡  Cost management

    ¡  Management of large teams (more than 30 people).

    ¡  Subcontractor management.

    ¡  Direct interface with client.

    ¡  Proposal elaboration and negotiation.

    Design

    Design of critical complex systems with Real Time constraints.

    Design Languages

    UML,  Yourdon, Simulink (MathWorks).

    Development methodologies

    RUP (Rational Unified Process) Object oriented methodology based on UML, PCSS05, ECSS.

    Standards for critical development

    Galileo SW Standard, DO-178-B, ED-12B.

    Platforms

    LynxOS 178 with LCS, Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ XP, Unix-

    IDE

    Visual Studio, Borland C++,  Eclipse.

    Design Tools

    Rational Rose, Together, EasyCase.

    Requirement tools

    Doors, Requisite Pro

    Configuration control

    Clear Case, Source Safe, CVS.

    Programming Languages

    C, C++, VC++, VisualBasic, Matlab, LabView,  Java, Assembly language for Z80.

     

     

    PUBLICATIONS:

    ¡  Translation from English into Spanish of  the book “Diseño de Compiladores Modernos”, (McGrawHill, ISBN: 978-04719-7697-4) from the first version of “Modern Compilers Design.

    ¡  Co-author.        , “Polaris: a software tool to evaluate navigation systems performances”, 5th Geomatic Week Conference in Barcelona, Spain, February 11th, 2003.

    ¡  Co-author. : “User Level Integrity as an Enabler of GNSS Applications”, ION 2006.



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