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     Date Submitted:01-08-2012
     Last Modified:14-11-2012 (09:15)
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     Current job:RF & Microwave engineer - looking for new job opportunities
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsRF, microwaves, radio, systems, design, integration, test, space.

    RF & Microwave engineer - looking for new job opportunities

    PERSONAL DATA:            25 years old, Spanish




    may 2011 – Jun 2012      YEBES OBSERVATORY                                                              YEBES, SPAIN

    RF and microwaves system engineer.

    As a member of the receivers’ division, I participated in the design of radio astronomy receivers as well as many other RF and microwave circuits for the 40m radio telescope in Yebes Observatory. Participation includes the following tasks:

    -      Theoretical design of the receivers and associated RF circuits.

    -      Search for the optimal component configuration according to the specifications.

    -      Design and implementation of all the necessary PCB circuits such as filters, equalizers, amplifiers, splitters, and many other analogue and digital circuits...

    -      Rack assembly of all the components that form the receiver.

    -      Laboratory validation tests.

    -      Integration of the receiver and RF circuits in the radio telescope.

    -      Preparation of technical reports.

    In addition, I occasionally collaborated in some antenna measurements carried out in the Yebes’ anechoic chamber.


    Mar 2011 – Apr 2011      SIEMENS ENTERPRISE COMMUNICATIONS                      ALCOBENDAS, SPAIN

    Internship at pre-sales and engineering department.

    In the field of wireless communications Wifi and WiMax: coverage studies, prototype demonstrations and development of technical quotations.


    Dec 2010 – Feb 2011       PROTOS DESARROLLO                                       TORREJÓN DE ARDOZ, SPAIN

    Internship at calibration laboratory.

    Calibration of electronic instrumentation and telecommunication devices, according to the quality standards ISO:9001 and ENAC:17025.



    Oct 2010 – Jul 2012          ALCALÁ UNIVERSITY                                              ALCALÁ DE HENARES, SPAIN

    Master’s degree in Information and Communication Technologies. 90 ECTS.

    Final degree thesis: “Q band receiver for the 40 meter radio telescope at Yebes Astronomy Center”. Qualified with the maximum possible grade (MH).


    Sep 2007 – Jul 2010         ALCALÁ UNIVERSITY                                            ALCALÁ DE HENARES, SPAIN

    Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunication Systems Engineering. 180 ECTS.

    Final degree project: “Graphical interphace for non-linear microwave circuits automatic characterization”. Qualified with the maximum possible grade (MH).



    Spanish: mother tongue.      English: advanced (C1).      French: elementary (A1).      German: notions (A1.1).



    -      David Cuadrado-Calle, José A. López-Pérez. IF Matrix Switch for the Yebes 40 Meter Radio Telescope Receiver Room. Microwave Product Digest, June 2012.



    11 - 16 Jun 2010          Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari & Italian Space Agency.        PULA, ITALY

    Second Sardinian Summer School in Astrophysics: Technology in Radio Astronomy and Space Science – Detecting Radio Waves”.


    Oct 2012 – Nov 2012    INSTAE (Aerospace Engineering Studies Institute)                              ONLINE

     ESA Space Projects Management (25 hours).



    Agilent ADS & Momentum, Agilent Genesys, CST, PSpice, Orcad, CadSTAR, CircuitCAM, Matlab, C, Autocad, MS Project.



      -  Wide experience travelling round Europe including one month living in Poole (England) with a native family.

      -  Availability to travel and change residency.

      -  Awarded with an “Excellent Academic Performance Scholarship” for the master’s degree in 2012.

      -  Driving license: B.

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