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    01 March 2017-Now

    Senior Systems Engineer, Ground Systems,

     

    MDA System Ltd

     

    Richmond, BC, Canada

     

     

     

    Responsible for  Ground Segment  system engineering activities:

    Polar Epsilon 2 Project  

     

     

     

     

    02 Feb 2015 – 10 Feb 2017

    Senior System Engineer,  System Engineering Department, Ground Segment

     

    TAI Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc.
    AKINCI, ANKARA (Turkey)

    Responsible for Ground Segment(GS)  System s Engineering activities including ground segment  system specifications and requirements definition, design, development, verification, validation, joining review meetings, documents and presentation preparation, interface definition between sub systems, sub-contractor  products acceptance, working with customer or/and  procurement authority.

    Responsible for  Ground Segment  design, verification, validation and maintenance activities:

    Requirement  tracking  and  verification  via  DOORS tool

    Participation  in  Software Development CCB meetings, Engineering Change Request  meetings via JIRA  tool

    Interfacing with project  teams on the implementation of system upgrades  to  system hardware and operating system obsolescence upgrade.

    Ground Segment Software  test and deployment

    Coordination between program, software, test,  design  teams  and customer

    Participation in  technical meetings, formal reviews, and scheduling and planning meetings,  procurement preparation related with Ground Segment

    Participation in the functional verification and operational validation of system upgrades

    System design and  architecture ,interfaces between internal and external  systems

    Mission Control, Mission Planning,  Dissemination  and  Data Archive Systems design, upgrade and maintenance

    Working with multi-cultural and inter disciplinary teams which come from  different  institutions and companies

    Leading  Computer Security  Work Package (AES256, Comsec, Tempest, Compusec,, Cryptographic Architecture) 

    Interface and coordination with the systems maintenance teams and industry representatives to ensure optimised performance, including participating in the definition and implementation of any changes

    Qualification and Acceptance reviews (according to industry standards: ECSS, DO178B, MIL-STD 498, etc)

    Operation experience in a real-time operation environment

    Self-motivated with a keen attention to details and ability to understand and apply new  technologies with the flexibility to adjust to changing work priorities

    Leadership, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills

     

     

     

     

     

    01 Feb 2008 – 01 Feb  2015

    Chief of Ground Segment, System Engineering Department, Space Systems Group

    TAI Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc.
    AKINCI, ANKARA (Turkey)

    Responsible for Ground Segment(GS) Satellite Command and Control System Design and Software Engineering activities including ground segment  requirement management, procurement process, joining review meetings, documents and presentation preparation, defining system specifications and requirements, system design and architecture, identification interfaces between sub systems such as Mission Control System, Flight Dynamics, Mission Planning and Satellite Database,  integration, Monitoring and Control System Software Architecture, working with multi-cultural and inter disciplinary teams which come from different institutions and companies such as Turkish Ministry of Defence, Under Secretariat  of Defence, Airbus, Thales, Telespazio, OHB, Dutch Space, Vega Germany, and TUBITAK (National Research and Development Institute).

    Responsible for Overall Ground Segment System Engineering activities:

    Defining system specifications and requirements via DOORS

    Review  and tracking  of  changes to the system configuration for the ground segments

    Design and maintenance of  ground segment  internal and external interfaces

    Development, operations and  test preparation for Gokturk-1 and Gokturk-2 Satellites

    Investigation of anomalies encountered  through the routine system  Gokturk-2  ground segment operations.

    Lead and design of Dynamic Satellite Simulator and AOCS Test  Bed  (SIMSAT)  and   Avionic Test  Bench Simulator (EUROSIM)

    Definition and  maintenance of the routine operations procedures

    General satellite sub system knowledge: AOCS, OBDH, EPS, TCS, Structure and Payload

    Participation in  technical meetings, formal reviews, and scheduling and planning meetings,  procurement preparation related with Ground Segment

    System design and architecture ,interfaces between sub systems such as Mission Control System, Flight Dynamics, Mission Planning and Satellite Database

    SCOS2000 based MCS knowledge at user and database level

    Development of satellite tracking software including orbit propagator

    Command and Control System Software Architecture Knowledge

    Network and  RS232, RS422, HL7, Modbus,TCP/IP protocol knowledge

    Near Realtime data processing software development

    Working with multi-cultural and inter disciplinary teams which come from different institutions and companies

    Participation in the functional verification and operational validation of system  upgrades

    Qualification and Acceptance reviews (according to industry standards: ECSS, DO178B, MIL-STD 498, etc)

    Some significant space projects:

    TURKSAT 6A Communication Satellite Project:

    Preparation of Work Breakdown Structure, architecture and PBS for TTC Ground Station. procurement activity.

    Operation  Control Centre Development Project:

    The Project aim is to develop a generic Mission Control System, Mission Planning and Flight Dynamics System regarding to ECSS Standards am enforcing System Engineering activities of the project.

    GOKTURK-3 SAR Satellite Project
    Ground Segment Mission Control System specifications, gathering requirements from Turkish Under Secretariat of defence and Turkish Air Forces, managing procurement process with local and foreigner partners. I have completed mission definition phase and worked on requirements definition. I have still continue to work in SDR phase. The satellite going to be built according to ECSS standards. Working experience with ECSS standards such as ECSS-E-10C, ECSS-E-ST-70C, ECSS-E-ST-70-31C, ECSS-E-70-41A, ECSS-E-ST-10-02C.

    GOKTURK-2 EO Satellite Project: (Launch at 2012)

    It was a National R&D project with 2,5 meter resolution. I have worked in Ground Station requirements gathering, system design and architecture , procurement, verification and validation with our partner TUBITAK Ground  Segment Team. In project, Mission Control System, Flight Dynamics and Mission planning System were developed  by our software team. I also prepared a procurement and architectural design  for Ground Segment installation as an backup station in TAI for GOKTURK-2 Satellite. The project has been built according to ECSS standards. I have been in all MDR/SRR/PDR/CDR and Customer review meetings. After the satellite was launched, I have contributed LEOP, commissioning and operation phase.

    GOKTURK-1 EO Satellite Project:

    It's below 1 meter high resolution satellite project. TAI is main local partner. I’m ground segment system engineering responsible. Prime contractors are Telespazio and Thales Alenia Space. Within GOKTURK-1 project scope I worked with OHB, ASTRIUM, IAI and THALES at the beginning of the project (Negotiation phase) . I have been working in work share negotiations over ground station work breakdown structure, direct participation ro engineering activities in our work packages including, SCOS2000 customization and adaption to the project, ground station system engineering, mission planning system development , flight dynamics system development. Contributing preparing documentation and data packages for MDR, SRR, PDR and CDR.

    TAISAT1000E R&D Satellite Project

    It was 1 meter high resolution  satellite development project. We analyse system level requirements and apportion to lower levels in ground system design.

    SCOS2000 Central Checkout System for Satellite Assembly, Integration and Verification (AIV) Facility: (2010-2012)

    I have planned and procured Central Checkout System based on SCOS2000 and satellite database for our AIV facilities. I procured SCOS2000 from Telespazio Vega with ESA permission. I integrate our TM/TC frontend system to SCOS2000. I have educated on SCOS2000 installation and usage by Telespazio Vega.

    Business or sector Aerospace

     

    01 Dec 1998 – 01  Feb 2008

    Software Project Leader, Information Systems Group

    TAI Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc.
    AKINCI, ANKARA (Turkey)

    Pure end extensive object oriented programming(OOP) with smalltalk, java, C#. Modelling with UML, CMM Level 3, Software design and working IT architecture in large critical public systems. Working in  Government Social Insurance System IT projects for 10 years. Deep knowledge and experience in Relational Database Systems including DB2,Oracle, MSSQL. RS 232 communications, API,DLL,COM/DCOM technologies. Customer relations management. Water fall, Iterative, OOP technics. Utilising and producing Web Services, XML technology. Problem solving on production, working in a stressful environment, spontaneous decision making.  Software Development in different areas including healthcare (laboratory analyzers machine automation via RS232/RS422/TCPI interface), space industry involving orbit control and simulation-modelling, scientific algorithms and MATLAB  conversion, CNC machinery with advanced mathematics and machine control and  communication.

    Tasks and responsibilities:

    Excels in requirements gathering, software analysis and design, coding, debugging, code reviewing,

    Problem solving, quality assurance and documentation

    System Design and Architecture

    Application Development

    Software Project Management

    Software System Engineering

    Turkish Social Security Institution Software Development

    e-Government IT Projects Software Development

    Government Hospital Information Systems Software Development

    Software integration and verification

    Software Analysis, implementation, testing or re-engineering

    RS232 Communication programming, TCP/IP socket application programming

    Software development with Java, .NET, C++, Visual Basic, C Sharp

    Some significant projects:

    Turkish Social Security Institution Medical Laboratory Information System (LIS) Software, (VB6/DB2/RS232 Communication, 1999-2008)

    Social Security Hospital Information System, Patient Date Rendezvous Interactive Voice Response(IVR) Software,( VB6/C++/MS Access/DB2, 1999-2007)

    112 National Emergency Call Interactive Voice response System (VB6/DB2/RS232/Winsock, 2003-2007)

    Government Institution Digital  Achieve  System Development (VB6/MS SQL, 2003-2005)

    Business or sector Information Technologies

     

    01 Dec 1995 – 01 Dec 1998

    Senior Software Engineer

    UBY Ltd. Inc
    Tunali Hilmi Cd. Guniz  Sk. No:28, ANKARA (Turkey)

    My responsibilities included  planning and defining our company’s IT needs and strategies, decision making on hardware, network  and software needs, system  and  requirement engineering, designing, coding, debugging and documenting of  internal and external software projects. I developed software using tools such as Visual Basic, Microsoft Access, Turbo Pascal 6.0,  Delphi, C, Clipper, Dbase III+ on Novell, Linux  and Windows Networks.

    Tasks and responsibilities:

    •Customer requirement management

    •System design

    •Application Development

    •Information System Management

    •Information Technology Decision Making

    •Company Information Technology Policy Making

    Business or sector Information and communication

     

     

    01 July 1994 – 01 Dec 1995

    Military Service Obligation

    Turkish Army
    Istanbul, Izmir (Turkey)

     

     

    01 Jan 1993 – 01 July 1994

    Regional Technic Service Manager

    Ultra Computer Inc., ANKARA (Turkey)

    My responsibilities were management of Personnel Computers assembly, technical support  management  for users, PC and Network maintenance and installation.

    •Building  and maintaining personal computers whose brand name  Ultra Computer.

    •Leading Technical Service personnel  and executing management activities,

    •Installing and  maintenance of Customer Network Systems: Novel and Windows Networks.

    Business or sector Information Systems

     

    01  Aug 1988 – 01 Jan1993

    Software Engineer (Part-Time)

    Bilfo IT Systems Ltd., ANKARA (Turkey)

    My responsibilities  were software development using Cobol, Pascal, Clipper, C, C++. In addition to software development, Novell Network installation, Windows Workgroup installation and  network support.

    •Software design

    •Customer requirements management

    •Application development

    Business or sector Information Systems

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

     

    01/07/2009 – 15/02/2010

    M.Sc program in Computer Engineering

     

    Ahmet Yesevi University,

    (Honours) Degree with GPA 3.44. In 3 semester, taking 17 courses (in 3 terms)  including information systems, artificial intelligence, decision making systems, e-commerce, data mining besides software engineering, advanced computer networks, C programming, C++ programming, data structures and microprocessors. I completed the program with graduation project topic: “Internet Security” and seminar project topic: “HL7 Web Services in Government Health Care System”

     

    20/09/1989 – 01/06/1993

    Bachelor of City and Regional Planning

     

    Middle East Technical University,

    Specialization in urban planning, regional planning, working on maps, GIS, graphics, statistics, modelling  and planning. I studied in English.

     

    15/09/1988 – 01/06/1989

    Department of Basic English preparatory school

     

    Middle East Technical University,

    English

     

    15/09/1984 – 10/06/1988

    Computer Department

     

    Gazi Technical High School,

    I took second place in school with 90/100 GPA. Specialization in computer architecture, basic electronics, programming in Basic, Cobol, Pascal, Assembly

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Turkish

     

     

    Other language(s)

    UNDERSTANDING

    SPEAKING

    WRITING

    Listening

    Reading

    Spoken interaction

    Spoken production

     

    English

    C1

    C1

    C1

    C1

    C1

     

    Levels: A1/A2: Basic user - B1/B2: Independent user - C1/C2: Proficient user

    Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

     

    Communication skills

    •Team work: I have worked in various types of teams from space systems teams to software development teams for more than 10 years.

    •Intercultural skills: I am experienced at working in a European dimension such as being a team member at NATO NIAG SG-147 Study On New Technologies For Network Based Still Imagery Dissemination And Exchange Services, NATO Industrial Advisory Group between years 2010-2011

     

    Organisational / managerial skills

    I have joined MDR,SDR,SRR,PDR,CDR and Customer Review meetings in LEO Satellite Projects and organised these kind of meetings in some research and development projects

     

    Job-related skills

    Courses and Certificates that I have:

    • Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) Tutorial

    • SCOS2000 (TELESPAZIO VEGA)

    •SYSTEM ENGINEERING, SATELLITE CONTROL CENTER OVERVIEW AND ARCHITECTURE (TELESPAZIO)

    •EUROSIM FOUNDATION, DEVELOPMENT, RUN TIME, SIL AND HIL (DUTCH SPACE)

    •SIMSAT SIMULATION WORKSHOP FOR AOCS TEST BED (VEGA)

    •DOORS and Requirement Management

    •ECSS Standards

    •DB2 UNIVERSAL DATABASE ADMINISTRATION WORKSHOP (IBM)

    •DEVELOPING APPLICATIONS FOR INTEL MULTICORE PROCESSORS FOR .NET ENVIRONMENTS (INTEL)

    •SERVLET AND JSP DEVELOPMENT (IBM)

    •WEBSSPHERE STUDIO APPLICATION DEVELOPER (IBM)

    •IMPLEMENTING MS WINDOWS 2000 NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE (MICROSOFT)

    •PROGRAMMING MS SQL SERVER 2000 DATABASE

    •JAVA TECHNOLOGIES IMMERSION (J2EE/JSP/Servlet/EJB/Swing/Hibernet), (OBJECT PEOPLE)

    •JAVA VISUALAGE FOR SMALLTALK WEB SERVICES, (OBJECT PEOPLE)

    •JAVA SWING WORKSHOP, (OBJECT PEOPLE)

    •IBM WEBSHERE STUDIO APPLICATION DEVELOPER, (IBM)

    •JAVA SMART CARD TECHNOLOGIES WORKSHOP, (OBJECT PEOPLE)

    •OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING WITH VISUAL AGE FOR JAVA, (OBJECT PEOPLE)

    •JAVA SERVLET PROGRAMMING WITH IBM WEBSEPHERE, (OBJECT PEOPLE)

    •DISTRIBUTED APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT WITH EJB AND IBM WEBSEPHERE, (IBM)

    •OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING WITH VISUAL AGE FOR SMALLTALK, (IBM)

    •BUILDING APPLICATIONS USING IBM VISUAL AGE SMALLTALK, (IBM)

    •INNOVATION (Darrel Mann)

    •LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BEHAVIOUR


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