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     Date Submitted:06-10-2011
     Last Modified:19-05-2014 (09:54)
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     Current job:Ground Station Operator at ESOC / ESA
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Space Tourism
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    CV

                                                             Date of birth: 10 October 1982 | Nationality: Bulgarian (Indefinite work permit)

    PROFILE

    Highly motivated, hardworking individual with profound IT skills and several years of wide-ranging experience in multicultural environments across Western Europe

    Effective communicator at all levelswith solid team player skills

    Target driven with strong planning, organisational and problem solving abilities

    Seeking a challenging and rewarding opportunityin the space sector to apply my IT skills , where my Digital Media knowledge can be utilised

    WORK EXPERIENCE

    03/2010 – present                    Ground Station Operator

                                                             Thorn GmbH at European Space Operations Centre, Darmstadt, Germany

    Real-time remote configuration, monitoring and controlling of ground stations in the Agency's worldwide ESTRACK network for upcoming satellite passes

    Establishing and maintaining telemetry and telecommanding data links between a spacecraft control system and the ground stations subsystems through the Network Controller Telemetry Router System (NCTRS)

    Providing real-time status updates and briefings via the Intercom voice loop to missions, stations and Third Party providers

    Reflecting all real-time passes on the assigned OSPMS application by creating incidents, journals and failure reports

    Periodically trained on new missions, procedures, anomalies and contingency recovery

    01/2009 – 12/2009                    Service Desk Agent

                                                             Dimension Data, Oberursel, Germany

    Organisation and coordination of the end-to-end service desk support processes, from taking service requests from major UK corporate clients to assigning of relevant service support resources

    Ensuring complete issues resolution against agreed SLA’s and tight deadlines

    Incident management coordination, using CRM software

    Extensive internal (field engineers, technical support, dispatch) and external (corporate customers) communications

    09/2008 – 12/2008                    Content Marketing Agent

                                                             Freelance for SeoSmart GmbH

    Reviewed, maintained and published online articles via backlinks on article directories

    11/2007 – 08/2008                    Resort Tour Operator Representative

                                                             Inghams in Italy, Switzerland and Austria

    Management and organisation of seasonal tour events and excursions

    Hosting group and individual meetings, coordinating hotel accommodation, transport, ski school, excursions, ski passes

    Financial management of the company’s day to day accounts and books including cash and card transactions

    02/2007 – 05/2007                    Motion Capture Demonstrator

                                                             University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, United Kingdom

    Preparation and calibration of the motion capture environment

    Capturing motion data on Vicon iQ software, using specialised infra red cameras, costumes and actors

    Processing and cleaning of captured data, exporting it to 3D Studio Max and testing it on a biped

    Directing and training students on motion capture processes and the adequate way of digital motion

    Experimented with new methods of motion capture to prove the suitability of the motion capture application for the computer gaming market

    08/2005 – 07/2006                    Call Centre Agent

                                                             B&Q Plc., Fareham, United Kingdom

    Follow-up of delivery orders for the British home improvement  company’s stores and suppliers

    Solving customer issues via email and phone by dealing with requests immediately

    Gained several stars for excellence in customer service

    EDUCATION & TRAINING

    03/2014 - present                       Cisco based network operations training

                                                             European Space Operations Centre, Darmstadt

    03/2010                                         Operational training on all ESTRACK ground stations

                                                             European Space Operations Centre, Darmstadt

    10/2004 – 06/2007                    Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Media

                                                             University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom

    Modules taken covered: Website interface design, 2D and 3D animation, Video editing and audio concepts, Programming, Supporting software, Streaming technology, Real-time projects, Human computer interaction

    09/2003 – 06/2004                    Foundation degree scheme in Engineering

                                                             University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom

    Principal subjects covered: Algebra, Calculus, Electrical fundamentals and systems, Physics and measurement, Design concepts and development

    European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) certification in advanced word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentations

    09/2000 – 06/2002                    Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education in Information Communication Technology (double A level advanced)

                                                             Guildford College of Further & Higher education, United Kingdom

    ADDITIONAL SKILLS

    Software skills                             Microsoft Office (ECDL certification), CRM software (Siebel and NetCool), Windows, Motion capture Vicon iQ Software, Adobe creative suite, Autodesk 3Ds Max, Linux based STC, OSPMS

    Languages                                   English (fluent), German (advanced), Bulgarian (native)

    INTERESTS                                   Motorbikes, travelling, photography, films

    REFERENCES                               Available on request


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