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     Date Submitted:12-10-2011
     Last Modified:12-10-2011 (09:37)
    Job information
     Current job:Embedded Software Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, ,
     KeywordsEmbedded Software, On-Board Satellite Software, V&V, Critical Software


    Curriculum Vitae


    Desired employment / Occupational field   

    Software Engineer - Embedded Software Engineer for the Aerospace or Automotive Industries


    Work experience   


    Dates    July 2011 -> Present day

    Occupation or position held  

    Embedded Software Developer and Verification & Validation Engineer for the Aerospace Industry.

    Main activities and responsibilities   

    Sentinel 2 Central Software Development – European Space Agency (ESA) and EADS-Astrium

    Part of the Sentinel 2 software team. Working in the final phase of the software development for the MSI component before the validation phase begins. This includes updating documentation (SRS, Unit Test Specification) and code according to the last inputs from the Systems Team.

     Key technologies: C, MISRA.


    Name and address of employer   

    EADS – Astrium (as a Subcontractor from Critical Software S.A.)

    Friedrichshafen- Germany

    Type of business or sector   




    Dates    February 2009 -> June 2011

    Occupation or position held   

    Embedded Software Developer and Verification & Validation Engineer for Safety Critical Systems attached to Aerospace and Defence (ASD) vertical markets, at Critical Software, S.A., reporting directly to the Project Manager (PM).


    Main activities and responsibilities   

    Sentinel 2 Central Software Development – European Space Agency (ESA) and EADS-Astrium

    Part of the Sentinel 2 Satellite Central Software Development team where we are responsible for creating the detailed design, the code and all the Unit Testing of the MSI (Multispectral Imagery), AOCS and Thermal Control on-board software.

    The Sentinel-2 is a polar-orbiting, multispectral high-resolution imaging mission for GMES land monitoring to provide, for example, imagery of vegetation, soil and water cover, inland waterways and coastal areas. Sentinel-2 will also provide information for emergency services. The first Sentinel-2 satellite is planned for launch at the end of 2012

     Key technologies: C, UML, Enterprise Architect, Aerospace, MISRA.


    Main activities and responsibilities   

    Conducted activities as a Software Product Assurance Engineer to guarantee the quality of the product delivered in the following projects:

    •    Electrical Vehicle charging Infra-Structure - Gabinete para a Mobilidade Eléctrica em Portugal (GAMEP)

    •    AgustaWestland AW101 Health and Usage Monitoring Systems Ground Station – Agusta Westland


    G-POD Grid Processing on Demand / European Space Agency – European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESA-ESTEC)

    Performed V&V of the software developed for the G-Pod Cloud Middleware application.


    Main activities and responsibilities   

    Worked for the R&D project Safe Luggage where several Portuguese companies were committed at solving the problem with lost luggage in airports. The integration of several electronic tracking devices, namely Wireless Sensors, GPS and RFID will provide an accurate on-demand location of luggage.

    I was responsible for creating the embedded software for the GPS/GSM device and for the Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) tracking system. I was also responsible for the integration testing of the GPS/GSM module and led the integration plan and testing and software V&V for the WSN system. I report directly to the Project Manager.

    Key technologies:C, IEEE 802.15.4 (6LoWPAN, ZigBee), CMMI5, Python.


    Main activities and responsibilities   

    XPY in VHDL- Monitoring and Profiling Tool for Space Software / European Space Agency – European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESA-ESTEC)

    The goal was to create an interface to access the Boundary Scan Cells of a microprocessor (ERC32) through JTAG (IEEE 1149.1 Standard Test Access Port and Boundary-Scan Architecture) providing low level code coverage, software debugging and fault injection, optimizing the speed and the reliability of the existing solutions. I was responsible for creating all the hardware in VHDL and the necessary software to run it in embedded C for Snapgear (embedded Linux distribution). I was also a fundamental piece in all the architecture planning process for this solution.

    Key technologies:VHDL, ModelSim, Embedded C, JTAG, LEON3, ERC32, Linux, Perl.


    Name and address of employer   

    Critical Software, S.A.


    Type of business or sector   

    Dependable Technologies for Safety Critical Systems.




    Dates    September 2002 - September 2009

    Title of qualification awarded   

    MSc in Electronics and Computers Engineering (5 Years Degree)

    Principal subjects / occupational skills covered   

    During my studies I developed a strong background in maths and electronics. I specialized in computers and my main courses were Digital Hardware Design, Operating Systems and Microprocessors. Other relevant courses were Databases, Software Engineer and Data Networks.

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training   

    Universityof Coimbra



    Dates    1993 - 2000

    Title of qualification awarded   

    First Certificate in English

    Principal subjects / occupational skills covered  


    Name and type of organisation providing education and training   

    Britannia House

    Torres Novas (Portugal)

    Level in national or international classification    B




    Dates    July 2010

    Title of qualification awarded  

    Software Engineering Institute (SEI) - Introduction to the Capability Maturity Model® Integration Version 1.2

    Principal subjects / occupational skills covered   

    CMMI ® consists of best practices that address the development and maintenance of products and services covering the product life cycle from conception through delivery and maintenance.

    Focused in systems and software engineering, Integrated Product and Process Development, and supplier sourcing and allows an organisation to select process improvement strategies but provides pre-defined areas for each maturity level.

    The goal of this course was a three day intensive introduction to Capability Maturity Model Integration v1.2 (Stage and Continuous).

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training   

    KAMO - Consultancy

    SEI Partner


    Dates    November 2010

    Title of qualification awarded   

    Information Systems Modeling

    Principal subjects / occupational skills covered   

    Basic Concepts on UML v2.2.

    Goals of Structural and Behavioural diagrams

    UML Diagrams: Use Cases, Classes/Objects, Communication/Sequence, Activity, and States.

    Modelling Diagrams in Enterprise Architect

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training   

    Universidade do Porto – Faculdade de Engenharia


    Other language(s)  


    English  - Proficient Level


    Spanish - Basic Knowledge




    Social skills and competences 


    Team Spirit


    Receptive to new challenges

    Good communication abilities and interpersonal relationship


    Organisational skills and competences 


    Familiar with Quality Processes like CMMI5 and ISO 9001:2000

    Used to work in a multidisciplinary environment.

    Work experience in managing time available for each task.


    Technical skills and competences 


     •    Experience with Unified Modelling Language (UML) and modelling tools such as Enterprise Architecture (EA) for software engineering;

    •    Acquired skills in the requirements capture, architecture, specification design and development. Used to code reviews following coding standards, testing methodologies, and use of version control (CVS, Clearcase).

    •    Good knowledge on Windows applications (Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point and Visio).

    •    Knowledge of different communication protocols such as JTAG (IEEE 1149.1 Standard Test Access Port and Boundary-Scan Architecture), Low Rate – Wireless Personal Area Network (IEEE 802.15.4 Standard), RS232 and Ethernet.

    •    Experience developing software for different processors such as SPARC and RISC.

    •    Experienced developer of Digital Hardware (VHDL) and simulation techniques. Used to work with ModelSim (test bench creation) to simulate the hardware and with a logic analyser for testing signals after deployment.


    Computer skills and competences   


    Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office software.

    Proficient knowledge of programming languages C/C++, Python, SQL, VHDL.

    Medium knowledge of assembly.

    Familiar with C#.Net and ADA

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