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Fri, 24 May 2019 12:46:52 +0000
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A former space industry executive who joined NASA to guide its revamped lunar exploration strategy has left the agency after just a month and a half. SpaceNews.com
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Thu, 23 May 2019 23:01:45 +0000
The SASC bill makes the commander of Air Force Space Command also the commander of the U.S. Space Force for the first year. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 22:38:44 +0000
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Thu, 23 May 2019 22:38:05 +0000
Is it time for the Navy to turn over the Mobile User Objective System to the Air Force? The House Appropriations Committee is calling on the leaders of the services to consider such a move. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 22:23:07 +0000
Ground stations in Ohio and Oregon mark the first two of a planned 12 stations spread out globally to enable communication with satellites, allowing operators to downlink data such as imagery and weather. The stations also enable operators to control their satellites. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 18:47:56 +0000
NASA has selected Maxar Technologies to develop the first element of its lunar Gateway, the Power and Propulsion Element, for launch in late 2022. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 12:39:30 +0000
A Long March 4C rocket carrying the Yaogan-33 reconnaissance satellite failed following its May 23 liftoff, Chinese state-run media confirmed. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 12:13:45 +0000
The NewSpace sector is expected to grow from a $350 billion global industry in 2018 to a trillion dollar one by 2040, according to a Morgan Stanley report. Given these forecasts it is not clear how the market will expand, will there be more mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, initial coin offerings or just companies remaining private? SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 05:54:43 +0000
NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service is requesting nearly $17.3 million in 2020 funding for a series of initiatives to explore the potential contributions of new data partnerships, small satellites and advanced technologies. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 22:43:02 +0000
Olis Robotics is working to demonstrate the application of its autonomy software for NASA, the Air Force and others space customers to support internal and external space servicing, assembly, manufacturing and operational concepts,” said Blaine Levedahl, Olis Robotics’ U.S. government programs director. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 22:03:03 +0000
Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman and United Launch Alliance have filed 'motions to intervene' in the lawsuit filed by SpaceX against the U.S. government SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 21:40:16 +0000
With congressional funding and industry support, nuclear thermal propulsion technology is making progress for potential use on future NASA deep space missions, although how it fits into the agency’s exploration architectures remains uncertain. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 21:04:29 +0000
Hawkeye 360, a company flying a constellation of small satellites to map radio frequency signals, announced a partnership May 22 with Windward, a company focused on maritime risks, to offer customers insights on the maritime environment. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 20:30:41 +0000
Although NASA’s Mars Laser Communications Demonstration never flew, the project proceeded far enough to establish a price for terminals to relay data for the Mars Telecommunications Orbiter: $90 million. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 20:18:29 +0000
The Canadian Space Agency — NASA’s first international partner to commit to the lunar Gateway — is considering a faster schedule for its contributions to keep pace with NASA’s accelerated plans. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 19:02:04 +0000
Companies interested in developing commercial space stations and related facilities in low Earth orbit are wondering if NASA’s support for such efforts havsbeen overshadowed by the agency’s rush back to the moon. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 18:00:00 +0000
SpaceX says Starlink satellites will directly receive Air Force tracking data and use that to tweak their orbits when presented with the risk of a collision. Space debris experts say the probability of a collision varies on a case-by-case basis, making automation difficult. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:25-03-2012
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    Marital status

    Single

    Date of birth

    16/02/1976

    Nationality

    Spanish

     

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    English

    Fluent

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    French

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    Overview

     

    ·          Senior Software Engineer (Sun Certified Java Programmer) with over twelve years of experience working in multiple projects throughout the whole software lifecycle. Performing tasks covering analysis, design, development, testing and maintenance of all nature of systems and applications, complemented with a deep knowledge of relational database modelling, design and administration.

     

    ·          Working for ESA at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in Madrid for the last six years, as part of the team developing the scientific data archives, within the Science Operations Center (SOC) of two cornerstone missions: XMM-Newton and Herschel.

     

    ·          Highly motivated individual, with a very good ability in problem solving, and proven skills in operational environments with the capability to work in an efficient manner under tight timescales. Team player, always eager to keep learning and contributing to the success of the projects on which I am involved.

     

    ·          Professional experience and education covers a wide range of countries (Spain, England, France and USA) and industry sectors, having always managed to adapt successfully in different cultures and environments.

     

     

    Technical skills

     

    Languages

    Java, J2EE, JSP, XML, Javascript, C++, Visual Basic.

    Programming

    Design patterns, UML, Object Oriented methodology, MVC, Web development.

    Frameworks

    Spring, Hibernate, Swing, RMI, GWT, Ant, Junit, JMS.

    Database

    SQL, DB modelling and administration, PostgreSQL, Sybase, Oracle.

    Software

    Eclipse IDE, Apache Tomcat, TOAD Data Modeler, JIRA.

    Scripting

    C-shell, bash, Perl.

    Versioning

    Subversion, CVS, Ivy.

    OS

    Linux, Unix, Windows XP.

    Other

    ECSS standards, Excel macros.

     

    Professional experience

     


    EUROPEAN SPACE ASTRONOMY CENTRE (ESAC) – Madrid, Spain

    2005 - present


    Senior Software Engineer

     

    Senior software Engineer and Database Administrator in the Science Archives Team, whose main role is to provide service to scientific missions by developing the science archives, an easy access to mission data for the scientific community worldwide.

     

    Ø       Main task to design, develop and maintain software components (Java) for the importing and ingestion of mission related data into multiple archives, with special focus on XMM-Newton Science Archive (XSA) and Herschel Science Archive (HSA).

     

    Ø       Participating actively in the development (Java/Spring/Hibernate) of the Archive Building Systems Infrastructure (ABSI), an effort from the team to create a common and reusable infrastructure, both in data and software, across different archives.

     

    Ø       Protocol and interface definition between XSA/HSA archives and Data Processing teams for the data delivery and ingestion requests mechanisms.

     

    Ø       Development of web-based administration tools (JSPs/Java/Struts) for XMM and Planetary Science archives, for the management of ingested scientific data, user related information, dataset access permissions and archive usage statistics.

     

    Ø       Implementation of mission-specific algorithms to determine the proprietary rights for accessing data.

     

    Ø       Design and maintenance of data repositories, the place where all mission data is stored within the archives and from  where it gets distributed to the community via the Science Archives.

     

    Ø       Responsible for the development of ingestion software (Java) of XMM EPIC Source Catalogue and Slew Survey Catalogue.

     

    Ø       Key role in the database group, performing the design, modelling and administration of multiple relational databases (PostgreSQL/Sybase/Oracle).

     

    Ø       Set up, design and administration of HSA database (PostgresSQL), used as part of the chain for the daily operations of the Herschel Data Processing team.

     

    Ø       Database administrator of XSA database (Sybase). Set up, design and administration of re-engineered XSA database (PostgreSQL). Migration of database content across different RDBMS.

     

    Ø       Recently nominated key person for the coordination of all XSA related matters with XMM team.

     

     

    CMC GROUP – London, UK

    2004 - 2005


    Software Developer

     

    Java Software Developer for this financial company based in the City. CMC Market’s trading platform gives access to one of the world's most advanced real-time trading systems, providing live dealing prices, breaking news feed, charting and market analysis.

     

    Ø       Member of the team in charge of developing the core of the main trading platform, a highly performant multi-threading server (Java), capable of dealing with thousands of real-time transactions placed daily by the customers.

     

    Ø       Implementation of the Audit Trail system (Java), a tool used to provide the status of every order placed in the system, along with its corresponding information for acceptance/rejection based on the predefined financial rules.

     

    Ø       Design and implementation of a smart queuing mechanism (Java), based on a specific algorithm to determine priority for processing orders.

     

    Ø       Implementation of database access component (Java/JDBC/SQL/Oracle), used to transalate software requests from different subsystems into SQL sentences and stored procedures calls (Oracle PL/SQL).

     

    Ø       Development of an automated testing framework at system level.

     

    Ø       Software awarded several years as “Best Online Trading Platform” by Shares Magazine



    ZINGO (MANGANESE BRONZE HOLDING) – London, UK

    2002 - 2004


    Software Developer

     

    Java/J2EE Developer in this project from the makers of the famous London Black Taxi. Zingo used GPS technology and the phone location service of the caller's network operator to locate the nearest available taxi. The passenger was then automatically connected to the driver's hands-free mobile phone.

     

    Ø       Implementation of multi-threading message servers (Java/JMS/Weblogic), processing messages coming from different sources: mobile operators, taxi GPS units and credit card payment systems.

     

    Ø       Development of an application (Java) to pinpoint the GPS position of a mobile device, using the location based services provided by the biggest mobile operators in the UK (Vodafone, Orange and O2), and calculate the nearest taxis available with different algortithms.

     

    Ø       Implemented system monitoring tools (Java/Swing/RMI) technologies to provide real time positioning information.

     

    Ø       Set up a cluster of Weblogic Application Servers, where JMS queues and EJBs where deployed, in order to allow failover and system upgrades during operations without affecting the service.

     

     

    FUTURE SPACE – Madrid, Spain

    Sofware Developer

    2001 - 2002


     

    Java Programmer in the development of GECS (General Entertainment and Communication Server), a generic platform designed for building virtual communities.

     

    Ø       Responsible for the communications module of the platform. Analysis, design and implementation of a multi-channel (WAP, WEB and SMS) server (Java/J2EE/EJBs).

     

    Ø       Set up and development using an Application Server (BEA Weblogic),  specially intensive work with EJB’s and JMS.

     

     


    UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX - Bordeaux, France

    Sofware Developer Trainee

    2000 - 2001


     

    First contact to Java programming language. Development of an African ancient game, called Kalah, that could be played locally or over the net through a Swing GUI. In this 2-player game, it was introduced the possibility of making the computer be one of the players by using Artificial Intelligence techniques.

     

     

    Ø       Implementation of Artificial Intelligence module (Java), using backtracking algorithm to create a tree in memory and then decide the next best move by using specifically design heuristic functions.

     

    Ø       Development of a messaging system (Java/Networking) to chat in real time with the rest of players during the game.

     

     


    ERICSSON – Madrid, Spain

    Sofware Programmer Trainee

    1999 - 2000


     

    Working part-time as a trainee, while finishing the studies. Took part in the Diabecom project, developed for a sanitary services company. The goal of this project was to allow the tracking of treatment and evolution of diabetic patients through the Internet.

     

    Ø       Development (C++) of a software for a PDA to interact with a glucometer, reading data and sending it to the central server.

     

     


    COMPAQ COMPUTER – Madrid, Spain

    1998 - 1999


    System Administrator Trainee

     

    Ø       Network administrator. User helpdesk. Server/printer maintenance. Installation of corporate desktops and hardware replacements.

     


    Education & training

    ·          MSc in Computer Science

    Universidad Complutense Madrid, 1994-2000

     

    ·          Master in Satellite Technology - Space Segment

    Universidad Politécnica Madrid, 2009

     

    ·          Master in Satellite Technology - Orbital Mechanics

    Universidad Politécnica Madrid, 2008

     

    ·          Sun Certified Java Programmer

    London, 2003

     

    ·          Sybase Database Administration course

    Madrid, 2006

     

    Publications

     

    Storing data in Science Archives: striving for a common infrastructure.

    Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) conference @ Boston, 2010

     

    Personal interests

     

    Football: regular player. President of ESAC Football Club during four years. Participating regularly at the ESA Football Tournament.

     

    Tennis: regular player. Used to work as a teacher during summers while studying. Participating regularly at the ESA Tennis Tournament.

     

    Photography: very keen on this art. Attended several courses. Member of ESAC Photography Club.


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