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     Date Submitted:03-09-2012
     Last Modified:10-09-2012 (12:31)
    Job information
     Current job:MS in Aerospace Engineering, Astrodynamics and satellite systems
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     Keywordsgnc, guidance navigation and control, trajectory simulation, embedded software development, electronics

    I am an aerospace engineer with experience in the related fields of electronics and software engineering. My main areas of interest are guidance, navigation and control, trajectory simulation, (embedded) software development, and in particular the practical implementation and use of them.

    Personal Information

    Date of birth:

    2 September 1988

    Place of birth:

    Den Haag, The Netherlands


    Dutch (The Netherlands)

    European driving license:



    2000 – 2006

    Grammar school (VWO Gymnasium),
    beta track

    Christelijk Gymnasium Sorghvliet,

    2004 – 2006

    Pre-university college

    Universiteit Leiden, Leiden

    2006 – 2009

    Bachelor Aerospace Engineering

    DelftUniversityof Technology,Delft

    2009 – 2012

    Master Aerospace Engineering, Astrodynamics and satellite systems.
    Thesis title: Real-time position and attitude determination of the Stratos II sounding rocket

    Delft University of Technology, Delft


    -        Tong Minh, B. and Mooij, E., Trajectory Simulation, Measurement and Estimation of a Small Sounding Rocket, 2012, AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference 2012, AIAA-2012-4899

    Skills and Experience

    Work experience

    2010 – 2011, internship thermal protection system, Deutsche Luft- und Raumfahrtzentrum, Bremen, Germany

    As part of the MSc program, I did a four month internship at DLR, designing the thermal protection system of the SpaceLiner rocket power hypersonic passenger transport vehicle, as well as a preliminary trajectory determination.

    2006 – 2010,living room and food assistent, Florence Mariahoeve, Den Haag

    First as summer job and later part time job I worked as living room and food assistent in a nursing home for elderly suffering dementia. I had the responsibility overthe 15 people in one of the living room,ensuring the inhabitants eat and drink sufficiently and ensuring their general welfare. 

    Other Experience

    2007 - present, Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering. Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering (DARE) is a student association at the University of Technology Delft interested in designing, building and launching rockets. DARE is the current record holder of the European altitude record for amateur rocketry and ispart of the organization of the Dutch CanSat competition since 2006.

    ·        2007 – 2012, (Lead) electrical engineer and software developer
    Responsibility for the electronics in most rockets launched in the mentioned period including CanSat and Stratos I and II. Designed electronics hardware and wrote software for measurementand command and data handling subsystems. Project from 2011 to 2012.

    ·        2008 – 2012, System administrator
    Responsibility for the internal server used by DARE. Set-up file storage and version control (SVN).

    ·        2008 – 2009, Secretary and vice president
    Secretary and vice president of the board of DARE. Responsiblefor membership management, internal and external communication and launch campaign organization. Launch days organized in The Netherlands for groupsof up to 60 people and a launch campaign at Esrange,Northern Sweden for 15 people, whichposed several challenges in the environmental, logistic and legal field.

    2007 – 2011,software developer, Wikimedia Foundation.The Wikimedia Foundation supports several open collaborative editing sites, among them Wikipedia, a top-10 site on the internet. I am avolunteer software developer on the MediaWiki, the open source (GPL) wiki enginesupporting Wikipedia, written in PHPandusingthe MySQL database backend. Workon MediaWiki concentratesaround the bot application programming interface (API), media and uploading architectureand code review of contributions by other developers.

    2004 – present,Budoclub Voorburg.Budoclub Voorburg (BCV) is a sports association dedicated to several Asian martial arts, such as Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, Aikido and Taekwando. I have been part in the organization of several judo related activities, such as organization and staff of the annual judo camp (for children in the age 8 - 16) and organization of youth tournaments (for children in the age 6 - 12).Qualified judo referee for youth.

    Language Skills


    Native language. Excellent conversation, writingand reading skills.


    Fluent.University education was entirely in English. Excellent conversation, writing and reading skills.


    Advanced.Good readingand conversation,basic writing skills. Worked four months in Germany.


    Basic. Basic reading, limited writing and conversation skills.

    Technical Skills


    Excellent C++, C on embedded platforms, PHP, JavaScript and Python skills. Basic C#, Java and Visual Basic skills. Experience with version control software.

    Numeric and mathematical software:

    Excellent skills with MATLAB, mostly for numeric simulation, and Maple for symbolic mathematics.


    Experienced with CATIA computer aided design.

    PCB design:

    Experienced with Altium Designer. Used Altium to design several circuit boards, both for schematic and PCB design.


    Excellent LaTeX, Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Visio and Project skills.


    Experienced with Microsoft Windows 95 to 7and Ubuntu Linux.

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