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     Date Submitted:01-10-2011
     Last Modified:01-10-2011 (06:29)
    Job information
     Current job:AIT Software Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordsc# .Net AIT Test Software Java C C++ DSP RF



    Nov 2007-Current

    Software Developer             

    EADS Astrium, Portsmouth 

    ·                Software developer for the assembly, integration and test department of a leading space technology company. My responsibilities include developing new software components for our payload test system and maintaining legacy code in use on active test campaigns.

    ·                Experience of C#, Java, JavaScript, C++, TCL, NI TestStand, SQL server, XML, HTML, WiX, ClearCase, ClearQuest, SVN and writing technical documentation.

    ·                Overseas experience (1 year) where I worked in France on Eutelsat KaSat and SES Astra 1N satellites supporting the test systems through critical phases, including TVAC and range testing.

    ·                Achievements:

    o  Became lead payload test system software engineer on several projects.

    o  Frequently delivered timely software modifications at short notice.

    o  Lead the development of new software products.

    o  Worked on large group developments involving several other engineers.

    o  Provided 24/7 on call support during critical test phases.

    o  Successfully worked in three different software teams around Astrium.

    o  Became the leading authority on several software products.

    ·                Attended Learning Tree courses on C#, SQL and software development.


    Feb 2005 –Nov 2007

    Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer and Computer Scientist

    QinetiQ, Portsmouth

    ·                Responsibility for conducting RF measurements on the antenna test range with HP 8510 and 8720 network analysers and related equipment.

    ·                Dealt directly with customer queries and requests.

    ·                Took responsibility for small projects from initial contact with the customer through performing the work requested, to invoicing after final delivery.

    ·                Provided technical advice to a team on a different site on a weapon system model running under Open VMS on a DEC AlphaServer.

    ·                Achievements:

    o   Became lead engineer for marine radar unwanted emissions projects.

    o   Became the chief authority on simulations of a particular weapon system.

    ·                Attended modules on Postgraduate certificate in Management with University of Bath under QinetiQ’s core graduate development program (CGDP)

    ·                Attended a bespoke course on radar technology and antennas.




    2007 to 2011   Learning Tree

    External training courses attended while working for Astrium:

    • C# Programming
    • C# and Linq Extended Features
    • SQL Server 2005, A Comprehensive Introduction
    • Modern Object Orientated Software Design


    2005 to 2007   University of Bath

    Completed modules of a post graduate certificate in management as part of QinetiQ’s graduate development program (CGDP):

    • Business and Finance
    • Project Management
    • Team working and communication
    • Manufacturing Process


    2000 to 2004 Imperial College, London

    Masters degree (MSci) in Physics (2:1)

    • Final year project in computational modelling using C++ 6 to write a simulation of the metal/insulator phase transition in disordered solids with allowance made for the effects of quantum interference.
    • First year project to construct a He-Ne laser.
    • Attended “Research Interfaces” course, comprising of working in a student team to invent, design and formulate a business plan for a new product based on spectroscopy.


    June to Sep 2003 University of Birmingham         

    Summer studentship funded by the Nuffield foundation in a condensed matter physics research group investigating the properties of novel superconducting materials at microwave frequencies.


    July to Aug 2002       Boulton Construction Products, Cosely, West Midlands

       Summer placement (as part of the Shell Technology and Enterprise Program) to redesign the layout and organisation of a scaffolding factory.


    1998 to 2000 King Edward 6th College, Stourbridge, West Midlands

    A levels: Physics (A), Chemistry (A), Maths (A), Further Maths (A),

    General Studies (A)

    As level: Mechanics (A)


    1993 to 1998 Redhill School, Stourbridge, West Midlands

    GCSEs: Nine, including Maths (A), English (A) and French (A)


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    I have a full UK driving licence and speak basic French.

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