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     Date Submitted:05-10-2012
     Last Modified:07-10-2013 (07:49)
    Job information
     Current job:System Engineering Intern at Astrium Satellites
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsMatlab, Physics, Research, Systems Engineering, Passive Microwave Radiometry, Tutoring
    CV

    Master of Space Science (Passive Microwave Radiometry)

    British National


    Prospective Graduate System Engineer

     

    Summary of relevant skills

    •    Strong analytical skills, with a background in Physics, Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics

    •    Experienced with MATLAB, Python and Fortran in a Linux environment  

    •    Theoretical and numerical analysis including Mathematical modelling

    •    Programmed a rocket trajectory model that simulated the effect of a wind profile on the trajectory

    •    Passion for space related activities, including giving tutorials on the use of STK

    •    BasicMandarinproficiency (HSK 4). Having lived in four countries in the past five years I have an understanding of several cultures, added to by my time with the International Space University.

    Work History

    System Engineering Intern                               July-October 2013

    Astrium, Stevenage UK

    ·         Updating a systems engineering wiki, testing and verifying usefulness to the business

    ·         Studying the systems engineering documentation to produce useful easy to use reference materials

    ·         Working on validation and development of the Operation register for Solar Orbiter.

    English teacher,  Framlingham, UK                                          July 2013

    ·         Taught English to European teenagers for summer camp

    Financial Administrator                                         August-Dec 2012

    Bopen Butta, Zimbabwe

    ·         Responsible for financial tracking of company and balancing the books

    ·         Tracking and liaising with creditors and debtors to ensure cash-flow was acceptable

    ·         Training new employees to the IT company and ensuring they were content

    ·         Going out on calls during busy periods to attend to customers

    Masters in Space Technology Teaching Assistant                          Feb-May 2012

    South African Astronomical Observatory

    ·         Worked with the lecturer to ensure successful learning experience

    ·         Ran tutorial workshops for STK and exam preparation.

    Physics and Maths Tutor and examiner                                2010-2011

    University of Cape Town

    ·         Attended afternoon tutorials to guide students struggling with the concepts of engineering maths

    Junior programmer intern                                     Dec 2010 - Feb 2011

    MeerKAT/SKA project, Cape Town

    ·         Programmed a digital down-converter in Python, in order to seamlessly process a feed of data files

    ·         Improved my skills with python

    Network Technician                            June-Dec 2009 and earlier university vacations

    Bopen Butta, Zimbabwe

    ·         Programmed databases in MS Access including SQL and VBA macros for clients and Bopen Butta

    ·         Configured modems and routers for wired and wireless LAN networks and Installed network cables

    ·         Wrote documentation for clients

    English as a foreign language teacher  China and England various schools         June 2008-May 2009

    Physics tutor                         University of Cape Town                         2007

    ·         Tutored scientific methodology, including how to use Excel and Python to analyse data

    Education History

    International Space University, Space Studies Program               June-August 2012

    Florida, U.S.A.                                  ESA and NRF funding

    ·         Took courses about most areas of the Space Sector

    ·         Worked with the Management and Business Department

    ·         Took part in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Education team project

    University of Cape Town, Masters in Space Science                                  2010-2012

    South Africa                                            NASSP funding

    ·         Coursework included Magnetohydrodynamics, Space and ionospheric Physics and Space Technology

    ·         Programmed models for ionospheric physics and for a rocket launch project in Space Technology

    ·         Dissertation was a literature review of the Passive Microwave Radiometer instruments in space

    ·         Presented a poster for the IEEE IGARSS session in Munich

    Oxford British Studies Centre, CELTA                       May 2008

    United Kingdom

    ·         Intensive course to prepare to teach English as a foreign Language to Adults

    University of Cape Town, BSc Hons Theoretical Physics              Feb-Dec 2007

    ·         Both Astrophysics and Physics courses taken

    ·         Broad overview of the state of the art of Theoretical Physics

    University of Cape Town, BSc Physics and Astrophysics            2004-2006

    ·         Did courses in Statistics, Applied and Pure Mathematics

    ·         Used MATLAB extensively, with some courses using Fortran and Python

    Prince Edward School, A’levels and O’Levels                      1998-2003

    Zimbabwe

    ·         A’levels in Physics (A), Mathematics (B) and Chemistry (B)

    ·         12 O’level passes including 7 A grades (French was a pass)

    Publications

    Review of current radiometer technology with suggestions for future South African satellites

    University of Cape Town, 2012 Authors: George Calder-Potts, Michael Inggs (Supervisor)

    Master’s dissertation on a technology demonstrator satellite with a passive microwave radiometer payload.

    A space-borne passive microwave radiometer for the space program of a developing nation.

    IEEE IGARSS, 2012   Authors: George Calder-Potts, Michael Inggs (Supervisor) University of Cape Town

    This is a poster and paper for the 2012 Munich IGRASS.

    Space: One giant leap for education

    International Space University, August 2012  Authors: George Calder-Potts, et al. (33 Authors)

    The final report and executive summary from the STEM team project at the Space Studies Program 2012.

    Awards


    ISU/ESA and NRF scholarship to attend SSP12

    UCT scholarship 2011

    NASSP scholarship for Masters in Space technology

    Dean's Merit list 2004, 2006

    Junior colours for sailing in Zimbabwe

    Team captain for bridge

    School colours for Bridge and Squash


    Personal profile

    I have moved back to the UK after studying abroad. Space opportunities were a significant factor in my returning. Analysis is one of my strong suits and has served me well throughout my degrees. I enjoy mathematics and using maths to solve a problem. I have done both qualitative and quantitative analysis.

    I enjoy working in a team as can be recognised from a rocket launch project in July 2010 where I was the theorist for the engineering team. I also worked in several teams during the Space studies program in Florida.I am very involved in the space association in South Africa being on the committee for the South African Space Association. I have joined UKSEDS and plan to join the inter-planetary society and get involved in projects. I participated in the winning team of the Space catapault hackathon.

    Designed database systems for the family business (Bopen Butta) in Harare to make the company run more effectively and worked closely both with the management and the staff to ensure that that the solutions provided were comfortable for all concerned. I also designed and implemented a wiki for AET11 group at Astrium Stevenage. Network troubleshooting and repair is another area I have experience.

    Learning Chinese which is a fascinating language and the culture gives insights into different approaches to life. I have started learning German. Other hobbies include reading, squash, go, bridge and karate. I have sailed for Zimbabwe. Social events are fun and a great time to meet friends and get to know people better.


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