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Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
The 11th annual Mobile Deployable Communications conference will take place in Warsaw, Poland on 1st and 2nd February 2018. Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference Flexible and continuous connectivity, anywhere, at any time remains a key priority for major defence forces around the world. With the critical threat of cyber warfare intensifying, there is now a pressing need to ensure secure communications can be effectively operated in contested environments. The...
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:00:00 +0100
Neutrinos are abundant subatomic particles that are famous for passing through anything and everything, only very rarely interacting with matter. About 100 trillion neutrinos pass through your body every second. Now, scientists have demonstrated that the Earth stops energetic neutrinos-they do not go through everything. These high-energy neutrino interactions were seen by the IceCube detector, an array of 5,160 basketball-sized optical sensors deeply encased within a cubic kilometer of very c...
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:09:00 +0100
ESA's first Earth observation satellite was launched on 23 November 1977. When the first Meteosat satellite took its place in the sky, it completed coverage of the whole globe from geostationary orbit and laid the foundations for European and world cooperation in meteorology that continues today. Weather - and particularly extreme weather - affects everything we do. Being able to see the whole disc of Earth allows forecasters to see developing weather systems, as well as working out wind spee...
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
The vault-like, 40-foot diameter, 40-ton door of Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston was unsealed on November 18, signaling the end of cryogenic testing for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. The historic chamber's massive door opening brings to a close about 100 days of testing for Webb, a significant milestone in the telescope's journey to the launch pad. The cryogenic vacuum test began when the chamber was sealed shut on July 10, 2017. Scientists and engineers at Johnson pu...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:05:00 +0100
Europe's next four Galileo navigation satellites and the Ariane 5 rocket due to lift them into orbit are being readied for their 12 December launch from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Tuesday saw Galileo satellites 19-22 declared ready for flight, along with their Ariane. Combined activities are now under way, culminating in the satellites meeting their rocket in the Final Assembly Building. The satellites were flown in pairs to French Guiana last month. Once safely unboxed i...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:26:00 +0100
A mini-rover, tools once used on the Moon and lasers for 3D mapping are in the backpack of the explorers of tomorrow. The terrain will be hazardous and it will be dark in volcanic caves, but this equipment could one day help to scout other planets. The alien-like landscapes of Lanzarote, Spain, are almost surreal but this volcanic island is helping to bring future space missions to reality. This month, an expedition with a dozen of experiments mobilised 50 people and four space agencies du...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0100
ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, announced today it has expanded its current relationship with authorized value-added reseller Satcom Direct (SD), to offer ViaSat's full suite of in-flight connectivity (IFC) systems and services to large and mid-cabin business jets. The new agreement adds ViaSat's latest Ka-band business jet service to SD's IFC portfolio, which already included ViaSat's global Ku-band IFC service. ViaSat's Ka-band service is expecte...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
We are proud to announce the third annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference will be held in Rome from the 30th-31st January 2018. Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference Reconnaissance and Surveillance are key to developing clear and accurate maritime situational awareness. In order to maximise their ISR range, Navies and Maritime agencies around the globe are looking beyond the atmosphere to provide new and advanced surveillance capabil...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:47:00 +0100
The propulsion system of the light-weight Angara 1.2 Launch Vehicle Service Module, manufactured by the Khrunichev Space Center (part of ROSCOSMOS State Corporation), completed successful hot-fire testing at the Federal State Enterprise "Rocket & Space Industry Research & Test Center" (RSI RTC) test facility (Peresvet, Moscow Region). The hot-fire tests are the most important and final stage of ground based propulsion system tests prior to flight testing. During the tests, specialists from...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0100
For the first time ever astronomers have studied an asteroid that has entered the Solar System from interstellar space. Observations from ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile and other observatories around the world show that this unique object was traveling through space for millions of years before its chance encounter with our star system. It appears to be a dark, reddish, highly-elongated rocky or high-metal-content object. The new results appear in the journal Nature on 20 November 2017. ...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:30:00 +0100
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has partnered with NASA's Johnson Space Center to successfully complete thermal vacuum testing for the James Webb Space Telescope - validating its ability to operate in the frigid space environment. The Webb telescope will be the premier space observatory of the next decade, and will study galaxy, star and planet formation in the universe. Harris' team helped safeguard the telescope in Houston during Hurricane Harvey and ensured uninterrupted testing - including ...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:31:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, contributed to the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket as it lifted off Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, carrying the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) spacecraft. Orbital ATK's contributions to the Delta II include nine Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEM 40) and a large composite fairing for the rocket. This event marks the penultimate launch of the Delta II rocket. It i...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:03:00 +0100
Today, NASA launched NOAA's next-generation polar satellite, the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, into space. Two Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) weather programs are mission-critical components of the satellite's mission: the JPSS Common Ground System and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite sensor. Svalbard, Norway, is home to part of a global network of receiving stations that process and distribute polar satellite data to users worldwide. Photo taken at Kongsberg Satellite Services plateau, ...
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket carrying the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) for NASA and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-2 on Nov. 18 at 1:47 a.m. PST. The JPSS program provides the nation's next generation polar-orbiting operational environmental satellite system, delivering key observations for the nation's essential projects and services, including forecasting weather in advance and assessing environmental hazards...
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided, for the first time, dramatic video of the parachute opening at supersonic speed. The Mars 2020 mission will seek signs of ancient Martian life by investiga...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:07:00 +0100
The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office, PMW 146, and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC). The October 11 milestone followed the successful completion of the MUOS-5 satellite's on-orbit testing and delivery of all operational products needed to "fly" the satellite. In April, the Navy, working with Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT), con...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:04:00 +0100
As part of ESA's strategy to foster commercial competitiveness in Europe while focusing on its core aims, the agency has transferred ownership of several ground tracking stations for reuse by external organisations. By the end of 2017, ESA will have transferred three stations to national organisations in Spain and Portugal, who will take over the provision of satellite tracking services to a wide variety of commercial customers. The three stations involved in the transfer are all equipped ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:33:00 +0100
Boeing [NYSE:BA] won large commitments across its twin- and single-aisle commercial airplane families, debuted key capabilities including the CST-100 Starliner docking and KC-46 refueling simulators, and announced services agreements at the 2017 Dubai Airshow. "This has been a very successful show for Boeing. Our regional customers have maintained their trust in our products and technology, and our partnerships in the Middle East region continue to grow," said Bernard Dunn, President, Boeing ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0100
A temperate Earth-sized planet has been discovered only 11 light-years from the Solar System by a team using ESO's unique planet-hunting HARPS instrument. The new world has the designation Ross 128 b and is now the second-closest temperate planet to be detected after Proxima b. It is also the closest planet to be discovered orbiting an inactive red dwarf star, which may increase the likelihood that this planet could potentially sustain life. Ross 128 b will be a prime target for ESO's Extremely ...
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     Date Submitted:16-01-2013
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     Current job:Unix & Linux System Administrator & Automation Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:, , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsUnix and Linux System Administration and Automation Engineering (perl and bash) for OPS & DEV environment. Support. Shell scripting, Perl programming, C programming. Oracle, MySql and Postgres.
    CV
    Overview
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    I have extensive Unix & Linux System Administration in OPS and DevOps as well
    as Automation and software engineering support experience working in various 
    internationally reputable companies worldwide using:-
    Unix Shell scripting (bash,ksh,sh), PERL programming, Oracle and ‘C’
    on the following operating system environments:-
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS, Fedora, SLES (Suse) Linux, OpenSuse, 
    Debian, Ubuntu, Slackware, Solaris 5.6 – 5.11 and HP-UX 9000
     
    Technical Skills 
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    Operating Systems:-
    SuSE (5,7,8,9,11), RedHat Enterprise Linux ES (5,6), CentOS, Fedora Core, 
    Solaris (2.5 – 5.10), HP-UX 9000, Sequent’s (DynixPTX), SCO, AT&T 
     
    Hardware:-
    HP DL360, DL380 G3,G4,G5; Fujitsu Siemens Primergy RX300S3, IBM x3650,SUN E420 
    – E6500, Sunfire, Sunray, Photons, NetApp Filers, SCSI, RAID, Intel x86, 
    Dell PowerEdge, Compaq
     
    Languages:-
    Perl 5, Perl/TK, CGI, dbi, mod_perl, and Expect
    Bash, sh, awk, Korn Shell Programming, ‘C’ programming
     
    Databases:-
    Oracle 5,6,7,8,8i,9i,10G,11i,  MySQL,  PostgreSQL,  Perl DBI.pm 
     
    Development:-
    cc, gcc, gdb, imake, autoconf, automake, strace, ltrace, rpmbuild, 
    Unix Shell, Perl, C,  PL/Sql, Developer2000 (Oracle*Forms), Pro*C
    svn, cvs, rcs, sccs
     
    Networking:-
    Unix TCP/IP Ethernet, DNS, bind, NIS, NFS (amd, automount, autofs), iptables, 
    ipchains, ipfwadm, ipsec packet filtering, SSH manual Tunnelling, Sendmail.cf 
    configuration, IMAP, SMTP, pop3
     
    Web:-
    Apache httpd 2.0, 2.2, Squid, CGI.pm , mod_perl, mod_ssl
     
    Other:-
    VMWare ESX, vSphere, Nagios, LDAP, Kernel config, Tripwire, Bastile, Samba, 
    Bugzilla, Ant, Sun/Oracle Virtualbox, Xen, qemu
     
    Backup:-
    CA BrightStor, Veritas Netbackup, Amanda, BRU
     
     
    Education and Training
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        ITIL at ESA, Germany
        VMWare Server, at Sun Microsystems
        Solaris System Administration Level II at  Sun Microsystems, USA
        Veritas Volume Manager and NetBackup at Sun Microsystems
        Perl BrainBench certification (score 3.9/5)
        Oracle DBA Level I at Oracle Corporation, USA
     
    University and Post Grad
        Post Graduate Honours Diploma in Systems Management (HSM).    at  NIIT India
        Bachelor of Commerce (B.com)                          at Calcutta University
     
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    Employment
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    Axeda Corporation, Gmbh, DE   Automation Engineer(DevOps)    May 2013 – Jan 2014
     
    RHEL 6 Linux system administration on Vmware and Xen virtualized systems
    for Jboss application servers and automation of processes for provisioning
    SaaS cloud services.  Deployment and OS builds of servers in the Data
    Center. Responding to Nagios alerts, troubleshooting DNS, LDAP, App Server
    OS based errors, Apache(http), ActiveMQ, TCP/IP, Ethernet and Oracle RDBMS
    based issues.Proactive testing of applications, and liasing with R&D for
    transitioning sandboxed to production applications and scripts.
     
    European Space Agency (ESOC), DE    Unix System Admin (OPS)  Oct 2007 – May 2013
     
    Operations Infrastructure support of Solaris and Linux (SuSe) servers,
    performing KickStart configs, Resolving trouble tickets and participating
    in Change management for Unix issues based on ITIL, assisting in Oracle
    administration and backups, Netbackup, Disk management using mirrors, Ipmp
    support of network cards across different physical data centers, On-Call
    support, sucurity problem analysis and responding to 2nd level Unix support
    issues. Automating existing procedures and writing new projects for the team
    in Perl 5 and bash.
     
    Tiscali, UK                 DevOps Perl Programmer           Mar 2005 – Oct 2007
     
    RHEL 5 Linux System Administration and Perl programming for a content
    distribution company providing internet and IPTV services across UK. Automated
    complete test suites for Content Management. Developed a multi processed
    content loader application, a Content analyser application, a front end
    processor application status monitor and an application server deloyment tool
    all in perl 5. Also developed hpasm activation scripts for Cisco Cnr and
    Dhcp servers within the kickstart build. Wrote extensive Iptables scripts
    and built new rpm packages spec files for server hardening and security,
    network bonding configuration, application pre and post start up scripts all
    using rpmbuild and bash.HP DL-[38]0 Server builds using PXE, configuring ILO,
    and ACU, server racking and cabling and troubleshooting hardware.
     
    Quadriga Limited, UK           Linux Admin (DevOps)          Dec 2003 – Mar 2005
     
    Perl and Bash automation for Weblogic application deployments, Ant configs,
    Xml parsing, configuring Nagios plugins, Cvs source trees, wrapping Oracle
    replication procedures, scheduling backups, troubleshooting any Linux or OS
    issue, reporting and documenting the same for management.
     
    Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, UK    Unix System Admin (OPS)      Jun 2001 – Dec 2003
     
    Solaris Administration, maintenance and support of over 450 unix servers
    in o2.com’s data center in a HA and NAS infrastructure. Daily
    Ops support for :Solaris DNS, NIS, NFS, SSH, TCP/IP, Apache
    HTTP(s),VolumeManagement(VxVM),Cluster(Vcs), Netbackup, and any Solaris
    related 2nd level task ( problem or change ). Server Hardening and Operations
    Readiness, OS and applications installs and builds in the server room,
    Supporting 3rd party apps like Bea Weblogic, Radius, Babelfish, Bluekite, MMS,
    Vignette and CriticalPath.Automating existing manual tasks in perl and bash
    for entire 1st, 2nd and 3rd level teams. NetApp Filer maintenance.Rewrote an
    existing User Management utility from scratch using Perl and Bash to allow
    fast seamless creation of multiple user SSH accounts on multiple Unix servers
    simultaneously!Authored diverse programs for SMS (Perl,CPAN, Bash shell,
    C,Expect.pm)Created a CGI interface with Perl and HTML for User creation,
    unlocking, sudo access, and MySQL database of Server specs.
     
    Oracle Corporation, USA  Unix System Admin (Dev)      Sep 1996 – Mar 2001
     
    Joined Oracle Corporation’s headquarters in Redwood Shores, California
    and initially worked as a Oracle forms (Developer 2000 and PL/SQL) support
    analyst in the worldwide technical support group, and then moved on to the
    support-development group where I was involved in Developing the support
    group’s applications (Metalink and ITS). Trained users in the UNIX
    operating system using a presentation and hands-on approach which was very
    well received by all analysts. I was also the Unix system administrator for
    the group because of my Unix Shell scripting and C language skills, and also
    assisted our Test center’s System admins with their SUN and LINUX servers.
     
    MSI Software  Inc, USA        Unix & Oracle Consultant      May 1993 – Sep 1996
     
    Joined MSI at its consulting office in California as a Oracle / Unix
    Consultant where I was involved in Unix and ’C’programming as well as
    Oracle application
    development and DBA work for clients across the country on-site.
     
                 Client               Project                                                 
    Fujitsu Microelectronics, CA   Software Migration from SAP R/3 ERP to Oracle
    Oracle Corporation, CA         Legacy Tools migration and documentation in ‘C’
    Timex Corporation, CT          Warehouse Management System in Ksh, ‘C’, SQL
    Mervyns Corporation, CA        Oracle DBA Data Migration & Rightsizing of a VLDB
    UC Davis, CA                   Student Information System in Sql*Forms3 & Pro*C
    Teleflex of (Vanguard), NC     Inventory Information System in Sql*Forms 3
     
    Gec-Alsthom, India Unix & ‘C’ Programmer          Apr 1989 – Feb 1993
     
    Worked initially for 2 years as junior Unix System Administrator and then was
    promoted to Programmer/Analyst programming in Oracle 5, Sql*Forms 2.3, Pro*C,
    'C' and bourne shell Unix scripts for an integrated materials manangement system.

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