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U.K. Air Chief Marshall Sir Stephen Hillier says the cost-effective technology with its short development cycles would enable the military to always take advantage of the latest technological developments, unlike the traditional slow-paced military satellite projects. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 May 2018 13:22:07 +0000
AGI, in partnership with a Canadian company, announced May 23 that it has established the first commercial radar system capable of tracking objects in geostationary orbit and beyond. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 May 2018 12:23:15 +0000
In the future, the U.S. Air Force will launch satellites of all different sizes for customers with varying degrees of risk tolerance. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 May 2018 11:18:11 +0000
As SpaceX launched another Falcon 9 with a previously-flown first stage May 22, both the company and its competitors are seeing a growing acceptance of reusable vehicles in the overall market. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 May 2018 00:18:15 +0000
The launch industry is facing a shakeout in the coming years that could result in the failure of the vast majority of companies developing new vehicles, industry executives warned at a conference. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 22 May 2018 22:32:57 +0000
SpaceX says it will not go after any of the $2 billion in rural broadband subsidies the U.S. Federal Communications Commission will begin doling out this summer under its Connect America Fund II program. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 22 May 2018 22:06:09 +0000
A SpaceX Falcon 9 still sporting soot from its last mission successfully launched May 22 with five Iridium Next satellites and two science satellites for NASA and the German Research Center for Geosciences. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 22 May 2018 18:09:05 +0000
From 2000 to 2017, the U.S. government contracted more than $26 billion in foreign military sales to the Republic of Korea, including advanced combat aircraft and missile defense systems. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 22 May 2018 17:12:54 +0000
Startups backed primarily by private venture capital have announced plans to launch dozens of small SAR satellites within a decade to take advantage of the miniaturization of electronics. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 22 May 2018 17:08:45 +0000
In January, ICEYE proved it could operate a synthetic aperture radar on a microsatellite. Now the company is preparing to launch a constellation. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 22 May 2018 00:18:43 +0000
The UN certified Iridium Communications to provide Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) services, ending Inmarsat’s monopoly on the internationally required service for ships, Iridium said May 21. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 21 May 2018 18:42:48 +0000
The USSOCOM can now take advantage of commercial innovations by procuring satellite connectivity as a managed service SpaceNews.com
Mon, 21 May 2018 17:08:04 +0000
Israeli fleet operator Spacecom on May 21 announced a contract worth up to $55 million for satellite capacity on its upcoming Amos-17 satellite. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 21 May 2018 12:30:45 +0000
Parsons will be pursuing more Air Force and NASA work, especially in small satellite prototyping and engineering development. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 21 May 2018 12:04:36 +0000
An Orbital ATK Antares rocket successfully launched a Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station May 21 on a mission that may be the swan song for the company as an independent entity. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 20 May 2018 19:53:04 +0000
The utility of space sensors has been studied for decades so the Pentagon has plenty of data to draw from. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 20 May 2018 16:45:56 +0000
Striking United Launch Alliance employees will return to work after voting May 19 to accept a revised contract, ending a two-week strike. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 May 2018 20:18:02 +0000
As NASA formally requests proposals for studies on the commercialization of low Earth orbit, another study presented at a congressional hearing May 17 concludes commercial space stations are unlikely to be financially viable in the mid-2020s. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 May 2018 14:48:14 +0000
Members of a NASA safety panel said May 17 they believed that a SpaceX approach for fueling its Falcon 9 rockets known as “load-and-go” could be used for future commercial crew missions. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 May 2018 03:02:18 +0000
As House appropriators approved a spending bill May 17 that partially restores funding for a NASA astrophysics mission slated for cancellation, the agency’s administrator said he was “90 percent” confident that the mission will continue. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:01-08-2012
     Last Modified:03-11-2015 (09:58)
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     Current job:Senior Controls Software Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services,
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    Objective
    I am seeking a permanent position in the field of software development involving Object Oriented Design and C/C++ programming. I am especially interested in the following areas: real-time,  embedded systems,  multithreading and High-Performance Computing.
     
    Technical skills
    * Linux, RTAI, LynxOS, Unix. Embedded Linux. Experience tailoring Linux, customizing Linux kernel and file-systems.
    * C/C++, Templates, STL, Boost libraries. Multithreading, PThreads and OpenMP. POSIX, SysV IPC.
    * XML, XSL Transformations.
    * PERL, Python. Motif, GTK+, Modula-2,  Linux shell scripts. 
    * Development of Linux device drivers and user libraries.
    * Full software development life cycle experience.
    * UML, Object Oriented Design, Design Patterns.
    * Agile software development with Scrum, Test-Driven Development.  Extreme programming.
    * Debugging: GDB and DDD. 
    * Testing methodologies. Unit-Testing with Google Test and Google Mock. Continuous integration with Maven.
    * Revision control software: CVS, SVN.
    * Development environments: Emacs, Eclipse.
    * TCP/IP, SPI, CAN Bus, I2C, GSM, GPRS.
     
    Experience
     
    Responsible Software Development 
    Feb 2009 – Present
    CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) – Geneva, Switzerland
    * Responsible for the software design and C++ development of the FESA project at the BE/CO/FE section. FESA is the framework used to develop any equipment software for the Controls systems at CERN. 
    * Use of Agile-Scrum software development methodology, Test-Driven Development and UML.
    * Unit-testing (Google Test and Google Mock).  
    * Member of the exploitation team in charge of the 24h support for the controls system of the injectors at CERN 
    * Member of the exploitation team for the accelerator LHC and SPS.
    * Controls Machine Coordinator for two accelerators at CERN (LINAC2 and PSB). Responsible for identifying showstoppers and providing solutions for upgrade and consolidation projects. Main duties were to define and assign tasks in the context of the upgrade of the accelerators, and to provide budget and manpower estimations (2010-2011).
     
    Software Developer  Aug 2008 – Jan2009
    ECMWF (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts) – Reading, UK
    * Working at the Data Handling System department. 
    * Developing software for the client-server application ECFS. This software hides the complexities of accessing data stored in tapes. ECFS manages about 40 million files, appearing to end-users as a very large remote file system. The development was based on PERL and FTP. protocol.
     
    Software Developer  Sep 2005 – Nov 2007
    CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) – Geneva, Switzerland
    * Member of the FESA team, developing software in C/C++ for the FESA project at the AB/CO/FE section. 
    * Development and maintenance of software modules for different projects at the Front-End section: software modules to control power converters (PowDF project), signal acquisition systems (OASIS project).
    * Development of real time software under Linux and LynxOS.
    * Member of the exploitation team in charge of the maintenance of the control equipment of the accelerators 24/7.
     
    Software Developer   Feb 2005 – Aug 2005
    Datatronics  – Madrid, Spain
    * Movilcom-Mini-II project: GPS and mobile communication terminal for fleet management and telemetry control. Embedded Linux system based on Xscale architecture (ARM). Building custom cross-compilers. C programming. Kernel drivers (IO, SPI communications…) Linux kernel hacking. 
    * Logestel-II project: Mobile phone based on Xscale architecture (PXA270).  Customizing Linux kernel and root filesystem for the embedded system. Developing software to manage GSM/GPRS and GPS devices (high and low level), Bluetooth connections. Qtopia.
     
    Software Developer   Jun 2004 – Feb 2005
    SEPSA  – Pinto, Spain
    * SME project: Embedded system to measure the energy consumed by trains. Developing software for this Linux embedded system involved drivers for custom acquisition boards, drivers for electronic devices as nvsram and pics, drivers and libraries for GPS devices and GSM/GPRS modems, etc. C, multithreading, IPC System V . Working in a CMM-2 environment
     
    Software Developer  Jun 2001 – Jun 2004
    SUINSA Medical Systems  – Torrejon de Ardoz, Spain
    * Matterhorn Project:  Multi-company project developed by Suinsa and Kodak. Developing software to control a robotic system based on CanBus communication, embedded system, C programming.
    * Argus Project:  Multi-company project. Responsible for the development (analysis, documentation and coding) of the software to control the movement of a nuclear imaging system. Developing drivers to control step motors, using a commercial controller board (API DM-224i) with a serial port interface under Linux. Developing GUI in GTK in order to manage the controller.
    * NOVA Project: Nova is an x-ray tube overhead system. Developing software to control this robotic system. Embedded system based on a SBC (Wafer5820), Compact Flash. Linux environment. GTK graphical user interfaces. Customize Linux, kernel, modules. C Code. Shell Scripts. Python. CVS. Concurrent and Real Time Programming: Pthreads, System V IPC, Xdialog.
     
    Internship May 2000 – Aug 2000
    Excel Data  – Madrid, Spain
    * SIMTEST Project: Developing  version 4.1 of the SIMTEST program. SIMTEST is a user graphical interface in Windows to manage the information of SIM cards ( GSM technology). Win32 API. C code. Borland C environment.
     
    Bachelor Thesis Jun 1999 – Jul 2000
    Carlos III University– Madrid, Spain
    * ROMA Project: ROMA is a climbing robot developed to help in the building industry. Developing the Linux version of the commercial program PMAC Executive, used to control the PMAC multi axis motion controller device which controls all the movements of the ROMA robot. Developing a GUI to control a using a wireless net. Graphical user interfaces in MOTIF. Linux. C coding. IPC SystemV. Communication based on sockets.
     
     
    Education
    Carlos III University Jul 2000 
    Leganes, Spain
    Electronic Engineering – Industrial Automation
    Bachelor Degree
     
     
    Languages
    Spanish - Native Speaker.
    English - Advanced level.
    French - Intermediate level


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