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     Date Submitted:19-05-2012
     Last Modified:20-05-2012 (08:10)
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     Current job:Senior Earth Observation Ground Segment Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsSystems Engineering, Specification, Design, Integration, Verification & Validation, Support to Operations ; SAR instruments design, performance optimisation, Cal/Val ; Payload Operations ; Payload data acquisition, processing & dissemination
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    Earth Observation Systems Engineer

    Systems Engineer experienced in each phase of a project lifecycle from proposal to IVV and in-orbit support in the field of end-to-end EO systems.

     

    Employment history

    Feb 2012 (to date) Earth Observation Ground Segment Engineer – UK Space Agency, UK

    UKSA part-time secondment

    Organised and attended Ground Segment Coordination Body meetings ; Coordinated the UK Ground Segment working group ; Defined the UKSA's strategy for EO Ground Segments ; Promoted the UKSA's strategy to the UK Ground Segment industry, to ESA and to other Member States Agencies.

     

    Oct 2008 (to date) Earth Observation Systems Engineer - Astrium Satellites, Portsmouth, UK

    3 ½ years experience as an EO Systems Engineer in the Earth Observation, Navigation and Science BU. Worked on end-to-end SAR data delivery systems from instrument design to end user services. Contributed to several proposals (in various roles including technical lead and bid manager).

     

    Oct 2011 (to date) DREAM: Multi-mission feasibility analysis system

    Engineering manager and work package manager ; User requirements capture (3 customers: ESA, EMSA, EUSC) ; System specification and architecture design (on-going); IVV engineering

     

    May 2011 – Sept 2011 ngEO: Next Generation of user services for EO

    Phase 1 (system specification & design): Delivered Technical Notes on the impact of the EarthCARE mission requirements and of the EarthCARE end users requirements on the design of ngEO at both system and subsystem level (inc. end users interviews).

     

    Feb 2011 – May 2011 Sentinel-5 Precursor Payload Data Ground Segment (PDGS) Phase A/B1

    Performed the specification and architecture design of the S5p PDGS (based on the ESA MMFI system). Modelled the system in Rhapsody (UML).

     

    Feb 2011 – Dec 2011 Sentinel-1 Calibration and Performance Analysis Facility (CPAF)

    Developed calibration and performance analysis algorithms for ESTEC for the validation of the S-1 SAR instrument during the Commissioning Phase.

     

    Mar 2009 (to date) Sentinel-1 Payload Data Ground Segment (PDGS)

    Work package manager: responsible for the Quality Control subsystem (SAR system Calibration & Validation and performance): Wrote the technical proposal ; Defined the functional breakdown & interfaces ; Performed the system specification ; Generated the Best Practice Procurement ITT documents ; Took part in the Tender Evaluation Board ; Performed the engineering management of the Quality Control subsystem from design to validation (on-going). Contributed to the system level PDGS design decisions (member of the Integrated Project Team).

     

    Nov 2008 - Feb 2009 Galileo Ground Control Segment (GCS)

    Designed the configuration of the file transfer software (GFTS). Installation, integration and dry-runs at the Ground Control Centre (DLR, Germany).

     

    Oct 2008 (to date) ENVISAT ASAR Instrument Support to Operations

    Recalibration & performance optimisation of ASAR for ENVISAT’s change of orbit (Oct 2010): generation of the new on-board timeline parameters for all swaths. Attended all Instrument Operational Performance meetings for the last 3 ½ years (in-orbit support), performing analyses in support to Operations (anomaly investigation, performance optimisation).

     

    Feb 2010 Apr 2010 Sentinel-1 SAR Electronics Subsystem (SES) Assembly, Integration & Testing

    Supported the S-1 instrument AIT: developed a Java-based tool for the conversion of the on-board Radar Database from Excel spreadsheets to SCOS-2000 Manual Stacks.

     

    Oct 2008 - Mar 2009  Biomass / SEOSAR-1 / ASAR

    For these 3 missions, carried out instrument modelling, mission analyis, performance optimisation analyses & design trade-offs.

     

    Apr 2008 - Sept 2008 Manufacturing Engineer - Astrium Satellites, Stevenage, UK

    Graduate Development Programme: 6 months placement in Manufacturing – Process Improvements: solely responsible for 3 PI projects, all involving gathering and managing conflicting requirements from a range of stakeholders:

    - Definition & implementation of a weighing plan for generic platforms throughout the Stevenage factory

    - Set up of the control of critical consumables used in all cleanrooms (contamination issues)

    - Investigation of black paint adhesion issues on composite panels

     

    Oct 2007 - Mar 2008 Mechanical Design Engineer - Astrium Satellites , Stevenage, UK

    Graduate Development Programme: 6 months placement in the Stress Office: R&D feasibility studies ; Qualification & proof test requirements definition ; Detailed stressing ; Spacecraft structure venting analysis (for generic telecoms platforms as well as bespoke e.g. SWARM and COMS).

     

    Jun 2006 - Aug 2006 Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales (ONERA), France

    3 months internship: Department of Applied Aerodynamics (CFD): Data analysis ; Production of images and films for engineering & PR purposes ; Production of a software user manual and tutorials.

     

    July 2005 Experimental Plant, Bauman University, Moscow, Russia

    5 weeks work experience at the university's manufacturing department.

     

    Education

    Oct 2006 - Sept 2007 MSc in Astronautics and Space Engineering, Cranfield University, UK

    Subjects include: Space Systems Engineering, Payload Engineering, Earth Observation and Environment, Space Propulsion, Space Communications, Astrodynamics, Composite Structures

    Group Project: Lunar Sample Return: responsible for the re-entry phase

    Thesis: proposed by Astrium Ltd and Dr J. Kingston (Cranfield): Multifunctional structures for spacecraft

     

    Sept 2004 - Sept 2007 Diplôme d’Ingénieur de l’Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France (double degree)

    French degree from a leading “grande école” in general engineering, equivalent to a MSc

    Subjects include: Physics, Chemistry, Mechanical Eng., Electrical Eng., Maths,Software Development, Business Management, Project Management, Sociology, Psychology

    2nd year’s Group Project: Design and manufacture of a test bed for tennis balls for the company Babolat

    1st year’s Group Project: World Year of Physics 2005: creation and presentation of engaging and instructive experiments for children on the physics of colours

     

    Sept 2002 - Sept 2004 Classes Préparatoires” for “grandes écoles”, Aix-en-Provence, France

    Intensive undergraduate course preparing for the competitive entrance exams to the “grandes écoles” (Main subjects: maths, physics and chemistry)

    Individual Project: The solar sail technology

     

    Computing skills

    OS: Windows, Linux

    Software: Microsoft Office / OpenOffice. Matlab, DOORS, Rhapsody, Satellite Tool Kit (STK), S.A.P.

    Programming: Matlab, IDL, Java, C++

     

    Management and Engineering skills

    Management: Engineering team management, Work package management, Proposal management

    Engineering: Specification, Design, Implementation, Integration, Verification & Validation, Support to Operations

    Expertise: SAR instruments design, performance optimisation, Cal/Val ; Payload Operations ; Payload data acquisition, processing & dissemination ; End-to-end SAR products generation ; SAR products Quality Control ; End user services

     

    Languages

    French: First language

    English: Fluent/bilingual

    Russian: Fair (studied for 9 years)

     

    Interests

    - Sports: Ultimate frisbee (founder & captain of a team, 08-11), capoeira (Brazilian martial art), climbing, snowboarding

    - Ecole Centrale de Lyon (05 – 06): University Governing Board member

    - Ecole Centrale de Lyon (05 – 06): Member of the Students’ Association: organisation of major events: new students welcoming week, students’ musical


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