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     Date Submitted:06-07-2012
     Last Modified:09-09-2020 (01:07)
    Job information
     Current job:Navigation and Position Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     Keywordsinnovative, analytical and hardworking

    Marital status: Married
    Children: Three Daughters
    Professional Skills:
    • Experience utilizing good organizational, interpersonal, and problem solving skills
    • Strong analytical and math skills and comfort with mathematical modeling tools such as Matlab
    • Strong collaborative written and verbal communications skills and ability to influence stakeholders
    • Experience demonstrating a strong work ethic and sense of urgency for completing assigned work with a history of meeting commitments
    • Scientific programming experience with C. C++, Matlab and/or Simulink code development
    • Strong computer skills and in particular proficient in Python, Perl, C, C++, Fortran or some combination of these programming languages
    • Demonstrated ability to perform scientific and statistical analysis on very large data sets
    • In-depth knowledge of inertial sensors (of various classes) and aiding sensors (GPS, Star Trackers, Seeker, Altimeter, Terrain, Vision based, etc.)
    • Hands-on experience with complex hardware and software subsystems supporting large experimental systems
    • Nonlinear filtering techniques such as particle filtering and multiple model estimation mixing is
    • In-depth errors models of various fidelity levels
    • In-depth knowledge of All OS (Windows, Linux- Federa, Ubuntu, Kali and Mac- Snow Lion, Leopard)
    • Networking, Hardware Maintenance and Software, Hardware Assembling and configurations
    2016-2017-: Successfully awarded a scholarship for the a Master of Science program in Astronomy, Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of External Affairs Government of India at the Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Maharashtra-Pune, India.
    2015/April-May-: Successfully awarded a scholarship for the training program in Astronomy for African scientist Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of External Affairs Government of India at the Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Maharashtra-Pune, India.
    2013-2014: Kenya Bureau of Standards (KBS) & Kenya Industrial Research Institute (KIRID): Successfully supervised five undergraduate Bachelor of Science Chemical Engineering/Industrial Chemistry students during their industrial training on behalf of Prof. B.T. Kiremire.
    2013 Uganda Communications Commission ICT for National Development Award (ACIA Catalogue 2013 page 37) successfully developed ―A Space Based system to deliver health & environment information and services‖. Certificate of Award.
    2008-2009: Mumias Sugar Company Kenya-Increased diffuser sucrose cell extraction performance from 89.5 to 96% ensured high efficiency in production and reduced dust sugar production due to conversion and invasion, ensuring full operation ability of the Extraction Diffuser systems.
    2007-2008: Mumias Sugar Company Kenya- Closely monitored water tube boiler auxiliary functions and conducted detailed inspections to ensure operational compliance of environmental protection, safety, and emission control regulations act.
    2007-2008:-Mumias Sugar company Kenya, Analyzed extraction effluent from a 350 TCH, Cane Diffuser, Heavy Duty Hammer Shredder and New Generation SRI Clarifier data in order to determine feasibility quality production as a way to maximize production throughput per day.
    2006-2007:- Best innovative student Makarere University Academic Science Fair:- successfully extracted ―Omega-3-Fatty Acids from tropical fish species (Lung fish and Nile perch) as a food supplement for curing and controlling infections children at Makerere University.
    2017 - 2017: Observational Astronomy (Optical, UV, X-ray and Radio), Inter- University Center of Astronomy & Astrophysics (IUCAA)/ Makerere University.
    2013 Pilot plant study of ―Extraction of Essential oils from Tropical African Spices by the use of a trans-anethole and compounds characterization by NMR spectroscopy using the bench top spin solve NMR spectrometer Makerere University.
    2007-2008: Research Project, ―An Investigation on how 96% Sucrose Extraction Target Efficiency can be achieved by the diffuser at Mumias sugar co. Ltd‖ Kenya using diffusion by Osmosis.
    2006- 2007: Omega-3-Fatty Acids extraction from tropical fish species (Lung fish and Nile perch) as a food supplement for curing and controlling infections Makerere University.
    Nyago’s areas of expertise largely include extragalactic astronomy and astronomical database management. His contributions include:
    Warm Absorbers: Comprehensive high resolution X-ray spectral study of warm absorbers in Seyfert galaxies observed with ESA's X-ray observatory XMM-Newton, theoretical modelling using photo-ionisation code CLOUDY,[9] understanding the effect of ionizing continuum shape on the properties of warm absorbers, and stability curve analysis of the warm absorbers.
    Gravity: Elucidating nature of cosmological singularities under conformal transformations
    Galaxies: Quantitative study of galaxy morphology, scaling relations etc.
    Robustness of prediction for extreme adaptive optics systems under various observing conditions - An analysis using VLT/SPHERE adaptive optics data; M. A. M. van Kooten, N. Doelman, N. J. Jonathan and M. Kenworthy Published online: 21 April 2020
    Guidance Navigation & Controls Engineer
    02/2015 – To date
    Rapid Security and Engineering Group
    Kampala Uganda
     Translates contract requirements into work requirements, process, and tasks to support entire project scope
     Leads, organizes and resolves extremely difficult cross functional problems to provide technical assistance to internal and external customers including production line, operation field, and flight tests by troubleshooting complex operational anomalies, production assembly or functional tests or in service incidents
     Assures cost, time effective, creative solutions and disposition of issues to assure customer satisfaction
     Work as part of a cross-functional team to develop new algorithms and software implementations in the area of medical navigation and user interface design
     Prototype and iterate on these designs, develop tests, and deliver production ready code
     Generate formal design documentation
     Document, prepare and review patent submissions
     Perform Navigation system development, integration and test activities
     Perform GMD GN&C system development and implementation
    Navigation Engineer
    02/2012 - 12/2014
    Rapid Security and Engineering Group, Naalya Namugongo
     Develop GN&C algorithms, models and flight software
     Gather, define and document requirements to support GN&C, mission and / or trajectory requirements. Define verification plans. Assess requirements quality and traceability
     Perform GN&C analysis, modeling and simulation to validate system design and performance
     Perform GN&C system integration, checkout and troubleshooting of anomalies
     Perform test planning and development of test procedures
     Execute tests per developed procedures
     Develop and analyze data to validate and verify components and integrated systems meet specifications and design requirements
     Works under experienced mentorship
     Applies knowledge of engineering principles and techniques in order to develop navigation systems for marine applications
    Master’s Degree in Astronomy
    IUCAA, Pune Maharashtra, India
    Training in Astronomy (Instrumentation/Satellite Navigation and Control)
    IUCAA, Pune Maharashtra, India
    2015/April- 2015 May
    Diploma in Physics,
    Makerere University, Uganda
    Certificate in Astrophysics,
    Makerere University, Uganda
    Certificate in CCNA Cisco Net Works and CCTV Technology
    Exquisite Multimedia E-software and IT consultancy
    Jan- Dec/2008
    Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering
    Makerere University
    Hazardous Material& Safety Training,
    Lions Chemical & Engineering Technology Kenya – QC & QA,
    September 2006 –October 2006
    Emergency Medical Technician and First Aid Training
    GSK International,
    • 2011/08 – Dec/2012: Astronomers without Boarder (AWB) National Coordinator Volunteer
    • 2007-2009: United Nations Youth-Uganda: Monitor & Evaluation Officer
    • 2004-2007: Volunteer for the Makerere University Primetime Association Sound Technician
    English, Luganda, Swahili, (Elementary knowledge) Lunyankole and Kinyarwanda (Elementary knowledge)
    New Innovation technology discoveries, Concept developments, and achieving big dreams & visions, Research and Development, enjoy learning, Adventure.
    Prof. Ajit K. Kembhavi
    Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Post Bag 4 Ganeshkhind, Pune Univ Campus Pune 411 007
    Maharashtra, India
    Email: akkb(at)
    Dr. Patrick Ssebugere
    Senior Lecture
    College of Natural Science, Department of Chemistry
    Makerere University,
    P.O. Box 7062 Kampala-Uganda
    Email: ssebugere(at)
    Ms. Kisakyamukama Sarah
    Managing Director
    Elori Deko Frourist and Decoration
    Plot 24 Ggaba Road, Kansanga
    E-mail: k.sarakisakye(at)

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