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     Date Submitted:01-08-2011
     Last Modified:03-10-2012 (11:13)
    Job information
     Current job:Space Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsSpace Engineer, Space Geodesy, Satellite Orbits, Geoinformatics, GNSS/GPS, Signal Filtering, Geodynamics, MATLAB
    CV
    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    2009–2011 ESA (European Space Agency), ESTEC Project AO/1-5819/08/NL/CB
    Spectral Analysis and interpretation of current satellite-only Earth gravity models by incorporating global terrain and crustal data”. Member of research group.
    Main responsibilities: - Signal processing
    - Data analysis
    - Requirements analysis
    - Functional specifications
    - Software development for digital filtering
    - Quality testing
    - Deliver test plans and test scenarios
     
    2008-2012 Freelancer Engineer
    GPS services : field measurements, observation analysis, kinematic – static methods
    Geodetic network etsablishment
    Surveying projects : field measurements, data processing, CAD operator.
     
    EDUCATION
     
    2008-2010 MSc in Geoinformatics specializing in Modern Applications of Geodesy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
     Master Thesis: Spectral processing and filtering in time series of geodetic interest (software development in signal filtering through digital filters)
     Projects: - Application of GPS kinematic methods, DGPS-RTK, through the permanent GPS network of HERMES NTRIP caster. Method’s accuracy control.
    - Software development for crustal deformation monitoring through analysis of contemporary geodetic networks.
    - Establishment of a GPS network at the area of Central Macedonia for geodynamic research.
    2001 – 2007 Diploma in Rural & Surveying Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
    (five years Diploma equivalent to MSc, 300 ECTS)
     Department of Geodesy and Surveying / Space Engineer
     Diploma Thesis: Aristarchos. a software in MATLAB environment for satellite orbit computation and simulation.
    - Software development
    - GUI design
    2005 Erasmus scholarship at Facultad de Ciencias Matematicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
    1999–2000 Faculty of Agriculture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
     
    PUBLICATIONS / REPORTS
     
     A. Fotiou, C. Pikridas, A. Bimpisidou, D. Papanikolaou (2009), DGPS and RTK Positioning using Hermes Ntrip Caster, Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium on Modern Technologies, Education and Professional Practise in Geodesy and related fields, 5-6 November 2009, Sofia, Bulgaria.
     D. Tsoulis, D. Papanikolaou, T. Papanikolaou (2011), Investigating the application of different filtering methodologies to GOCEL1b gradiometry data, 4th International GOCE User Workshop, 31 March – 1 April 2011, Technische Universität München (TUM), Germany.
     Dimitrios Tsoulis, Zoi Ieronimaki, Georgios Kalampoukas, Diamantis Papanikolaou, Thomas Papanikolaou, Kostas Patlakis, Ioannis Vassiliadis (2011), Spectral analysis and interpretation of current satellite-only Earth gravity models by incorporating global terrain and crustal data, ESTEC Project AO/1-5819/08/NL/CB. http://download.esa.int/docs/EarthObservation/Crust_gravity_field_study.pdf
     T. Papanikolaou, D. Papanikolaou (2011), GRACE and GOCE satellite missions’ data pre-processing, internal technical report, Department of Geodesy and Surveying, Aristotle University
     
    LANGUAGES
     
    Greek Fluent (native language)
    English Fluent (First Certificate in English by the University of Cambridge)
    Spanish Basic knowledge
     
    COMPUTER SKILLS
     
    Operating systems: Linux, Windows
    Programming languages: Matlab
    GNSS software: Leica Geo Office, SKI-Pro, Trimble Total Control, Trimble Geomatics Office, GNSS Solutions
    Software applications: SPSS, Borland Together, Argo UML, Microsoft Office , Open Office, AutoCAD, Land Desktop, Surfer, Arcview, Adobe Illustrator, Anadelta, Diolkos
    Database Systems: SQL Server
    ESA’s software: EOLi-SA
     
    EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
     
    Institute of Professional Competence (Thessaloniki)
    2008 Educator of “Surveying applications”
    2008 Educator of “G.I.S. (Geographic Information Systems)”
    2008 Educator of “Technical Drawing”
     
    TRAINING
     
    6 / 2010 IAG School on Reference Frames, Aegean University, Mytilene, Greece.
    10/2008 Workshop: “HEPOS (Hellenic Position System) and modern Geodetic Reference Systems: Theory and Implementation, Perspectives and Applications”, AUTH, Thessaloniki.
    5/2008 Meeting: Galileo Satellite Navigation System, Thessaloniki, Greece.
    12/2007 Meeting: “Presentation of HEPOS”, NTUA, Athens, Greece
    12/2007 Seminar: “Modern trends in positioning through GNSS satellite systems and the role of Rural & Surveying Engineer” and “Coordinates transformations at Rural & Surveying engineer applications”, Thessaloniki, Greece.
     
    CENTRE OF INTEREST
     
    Sailing (license)
    Black and white photography, printing on darkroom
    Cinema (member of a University cinematography group)
     
    MILITARY SERVICES
     
    2010 - 2011 Mandatory military services at the Greek army forces.
    Services at the geographic department, specializing in topographic maps, GIS systems, GPS data processing, satellite images analysis.
     
     
     
    Dear Sir or Madam,
     
    I strongly believe that I have the aptitude, ambitions and enthusiasm needed that I can develop into a valuable member of the engineering team of an international company.
    During the last two years I have developed my technical and analytical skills working as a member of a research group at an ESA’s project. My occupation with this high demand project has improved my ability to work independently within an extensive team environment. In the frame of the project I have developed software for spectral analysis and signal filtering through digital filters. Mostly I have dealt with satellite data from ESA’s earth observation missions, such as data from the accelometer of CHAMP mission and gradiometer’s data of the ESA’s new satellite mission GOCE. The research’s results have been presented at the 4th International GOCE User Workshop the previous April in Munich.
    I am confident that both my academic and professional experience in GPS system serves me well in a relevant position. In terms of academic level, during my MSc studies, I have established a geodetic network for geodynamic research (field measurements, data processing by miscellaneous GNSS software and software development in MATLAB for crustal deformation monitoring). Additionally, I have applied GPS kinematic methods (DGPS - RTK) through permanent GPS network (HERMES) in order to control the method’s accuracy. Moreover, in the frame of my diploma thesis I have developed software in MATLAB for satellites orbits (GPS, LEO) computation and simulation. At a professional level, during the last four years I have been working as a freelancer for the establishment of a number of GPS networks and for topographic surveys as well. I have been working both at field measurements and data analysis and also as a CAD operator.
    My post graduated as well as my MSc studies gave me powerful qualification in the fields of space engineer and geoinformation. More specifically I have dealt with statistics, estimation theory, mathematical model and observation equations analysis of the GPS system, navigation, earth observation and the principles of these kind of satellites (such as CHAMP, GRACE, GOCE, CRYOSAT, altimeter satellites), data processing, orbit determination, signal processing, filtering and programming. Additionally my experience with the ESA’s project gave me experience working in a team environment and knowledge working at all the phases of a project (data analysis, requirements analysis, functional specifications, software development, testing).
    My professional and academic experience combined with my passion for problem solving make me ideal for projects where deadlines, viability, innovation and user satisfaction are all vital.
    I am flexible regarding the start date. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss my suitability and my ideas for developing a role in person. I don’t speak French very well yet, but because I am living in France now, I have started French lessons in order of communication.
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Kind regards,
     


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