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     Date Submitted:21-08-2012
     Last Modified:18-10-2012 (04:20)
    Job information
     Current job:Operations and Maintenance contractor
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, , , Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsDeveloper (Java,C,C++,Bash,Python), Linux, Software Engineering, Integration, Testing, Quality Assurance, Change Management, Configuration Management, Validation and Verification, Operations, Earth Observation, Grid Processing.
    CV

    Work experience

     

    Dates

     

    Since July 2010

    Occupation or position held

     

    Critical Software S.A. on-site contractor in the ESA/ESRIN 2010-2015 Operations and Maintenance (O&M) of the EO Payload Data Ground Segment Frame Contract.

     

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Main activities are to support the scientific community, the space industry, and ESA. Namely:

    •      In the development, integration and usage of services in the Service Support Environment (SSE), a web portal built on an BPEL engine for the orchestration of EO SOA based services with the ultimate goal of assessing their compliance to EO standards (e.g. HMA);

    •      Responsible for the set-up, maintenance, and evolution of a Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) data reception, processing, cataloguing and distribution system.

    •      In the maintenance and development of services in the Grid Processing On Demand, a processing cluster dedicated to EO services; And supporting ESA’s tasks on the Helix Nebula – The Science Cloud project (GPOD in the cloud);

    •      Acting as a technical interface between internal and external parties, assuming an intermediary role between the software suppliers and ESA;

    •      Writing or review of technical documentation (software requirements, architecture specification, validation test plan, etc.);

    •      Acting as Change Manager for EOP-GSR;

    •      And performing validation, verification and testing of software under the O&M contract and hosted by EOP-GSR.

     

    Secondary activities focus on systems and application administration, namely:

    •      Systems and applications monitoring and maintenance;

    •      Ensure the enforcement of ESA’s security policies in EOP-GSR;

    •      Development of operational tools (mainly for systems integration and monitoring);

     

    Name and address of employer

     

    ESRIN European Space Agency - EOP-GSR (Earth Observation Programmes, Ground Segment Research Division)

    Type of business or sector

     

    Space

     

    Dates

     

    Since March 2006

    Occupation or position held

     

    Senior engineer in the Aerospace and Defence section of Critical Software SA.

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Main activities were software design, development, and quality assurance. Most of the work performed was as a developer for the European Space Agency and in Research and Development (R&D) projects, either in-house or for external entities such as the UK Ministry of Defence (UK-MOD). The following list highlights some of these participations:

    •      For the Open Concurrent Design Server project; participated in the development of a rich client application for concurrent design of ESA's missions managed by its Concurrent Design Facility (CDF) at ESTEC; [Java, Eclipse RCP, EMF, GMF]

    •      For the SMOS mission (ESA Earth Programme); lead the design and development of a rich client application for the visualization of products produced by the Level 1 Processor Prototype (L1PP); [Java, Swing, Eclipse RCP, SWT, UML, requirements analyses, software design]

    •      Worked as a developer for the Performance, Evaluation and Reporting (PEA) element of Galileo's Spacecraft Constellation Control Facility (SCCF); [Java, Eclipse RCP, CORBA]

    •      Worked as a Software Quality Assurance Engineer for the Spacecraft Constellation Planning Facility (SCPF) of Galileo’s Satellite Central Control Facility (SCCF). Also worked in the development of a test framework used for the validation and verification of the satellite's communications contact scheduler component of the SCPF; [Java, JUnit]

    •      Participated in a study and trade-off analysis between ESA's Ground Segment Harmonization (ECSS) and CCSDS architectures for application to the ground segment software of EUMETSAT's Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) mission; [ECSS, CCSDS, UML]

    •      Worked for the EGSE Building Blocks project, part of the European Technology on Ground Software Systems Harmonization project in a study on the applicability of the interface model defined in the EGSE specification; [UML, requirements and architecture analysis]

    •      Developer and configuration manager on research and development of an unmanned sea vehicle collision avoidance demonstrator for the UK-MOD; [Java, Eclipse RCP]

    •      Started and lead a research and development activity focused on establishing a reuse process and development guidelines for monitoring & control applications built on a plug-in repository relaying on the Equinox implementation of the OSGi standard provided by the Eclipse RCP. The established guidelines and process allowed for contributions to be deployed by many projects that in time allowed rich client applications to be built from bundling plug-ins from this repository; [Java, Eclipse RCP, OSGi, Equinox, UML, requirements specification, software design];

    •      Developer and technical manager for Critical Software PREMFIRE project, a multi-functional command & control decision support system for the prevention and mitigation of forest fire hazards. [Java, Eclipse RCP, Java RMI];

    •      Worked as technical manager and developer on an internal R&D project that aimed to evolve the existing PREMFIRE product to a client/server platform for the development of a more generic emergency management applications composed of a Java rich client application integrating Geotools and the NASA Worldwind in an Eclipse RCP application and a server built on the Spring framework and Hibernate, and later was re-factored into a J2EE application; [Java, Eclipse RCP, Geotools, Spring, Hibernate, J2EE]

    Since 2007 and especially in the projects for which I was doing technical management I was responsible for the coordination of several internships.

    Participated in several other projects as a consultant mainly for Java and Eclipse RCP technologies.

    Quality assurance assumed a relevant role at Critical software, at this time a CMMI level 5 certificated company, and therefore during my work at critical practices such as: code and documentation version control, code and documentation reviewing, or configuration management were firmly established as a mind-set.

    Name and address of employer

     

    Critical Software S.A. - Parque Industrial de Taveiro, Lote 48, 3045-504 Coimbra, Portugal

    Type of business or sector

     

    Aerospace – Command & Control

     

    Dates

     

    From June 2004 to December 2006

    Occupation or position held

     

    Systems Administrator

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Responsible for administering IT infrastructures, namely network, storage, and hardware procurement.

    Name and address of employer

     

    W.V.A. Sistemas de Energia – Rua Carlos Wallenstein nº2 – 5º Dto, 2790-040 Carnaxide - Portugal

    Type of business or sector

     

    Power Quality Assurance

     

    Dates

     

    From August 2004 to December 2004

    Occupation or position held

     

    Manager / Network administrator of a cyber café

    Name and address of employer

     

    Cyber25 - Costa do Castelo, nº 1 / 7, 1149-079 Lisboa - Portugal

    Type of business or sector

     

    Internet café

     

    Dates

     

    Since June 2003 to 2009

    Occupation or position held

     

    Worked as a freelancer doing WEB developer in cooperation with a group of independent designers, project managers, and business developers.

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    All the stages involved in the WEB development process (proposal, design, implementation).

    Name and address of employer

     

    Self contractor (freelancer)

    Type of business or sector

     

    WEB Applications

     

    Education and training

     

    Dates

     

    February 2009

    Title of qualification awarded

     

    Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 SE 5.0

    Principal subjects/Occupational skills covered

     

    Programming with Java 2 SE 5.0

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

     

    Sun Microsystems

     

    Dates

     

    From 2000 to 2006

    Title of qualification awarded

     

    MsC in Computer Sciences (5 years degree prior to Bologna declaration)

    Principal subjects/Occupational skills covered

     

    Main topics: Programming, software engineering, databases, networks, distributed systems

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

     

    Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa

    Level in national or international classification

     

    5 year Bachelor of Science, prior to Bologna declaration, currently equivalence to bologna M.Sc.

     



    Personal skills and competences

     

    Mother tongue(s)

     

    Portuguese

     


    Other language(s)

     

    Self-assessment

     

    Understanding

    Speaking

    Writing

     European level (*)

     

    Listening

    Reading

    Spoken interaction

    Spoken production

     

    English

     

     

    C1

     

    C2

     

    C1

     

    C1

     

    C2

    Italian

     

     

    B1

     

    B2

     

    B1

     

    B1

     

    A2

     

    (*) Common European Framework of Reference (CEF) level

     

    Social skills and competences

     

    Outdoor activities/sports;

     

    Computer skills and competences

     

    Regarding software design I am well acquainted with UML, RM-ODP, Design patterns, and Enterprise Architect. Subsequent to college, I have participated in trainings on UML, Enterprise Architect, and Design patterns; practically all my work experience at Critical Software involved design stages.

    My programming skills include imperative/declarative programming using languages such as Pascal, C, BASH, or TCSH. But most of my work experience is with Object-Oriented programming, mainly with Java, and C++; besides the former object-oriented languages, I’m also experienced with Python, PHP, Action Script, Javascript, and Ruby.

    I’m also acquainted with less common programming paradigms such as Logic Programming using Prolog;

    Functional Programming using ML, or XSLT; Pipeline programming or scripting with UNIX pipe system, or Apple Automator; and mark-up languages such as HTML or XML.

    My Database Skills include knowledge in SQL, PLSQL, Hibernate / HQL, and Postgis.

    The following is a list of programming tools, technologies, frameworks, and APIs in which I have experience:

    OSGI / Equinox

    Eclipse RCP

    Java JNI

    Java JNA

    JMS

    AspectJ

    Spring

    Hibernate

    NASA Worldwind SDK

    Geotools

    Eclipse WTP

    Apache Tomcat

    JBOSS

    Oracle BPEL PM

     

    CORBA

    Web Services

    Java RMI

     

     

    Artistic skills and competences

     

    Amateur photography

     

    Driving licence(s)

     

    Portuguese driver licence for classes B and B1



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