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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:38:00 +0100
For the first time in its 19-year history, SMi Group’s Global MilSatCom Conference & Exhibition will be featuring South Korea in its speaker line-up for this year’s event. With recent threats surging within the region, South Korea has instilled urgency in the race to perfect milsatcom systems to ensure overall robust defence capability. Commander of Defence Communication Command, Brigadier General Nag Jung Choi, will be presenting a keynote address on Day 3 of the conference...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:45:00 +0100
In the first act of lunar exploration, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were major characters. In setting its sights on the Moon, ESA hopes to bring many more actors to this off-world stage. By testing the market for transport services to the Moon, ESA aims to push the limits of technology and create new models of space business. Touching down on the Moon was a monumental moment in human history. Eight short years and enormous resources took humankind to the lunar surface, initially for le...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0100
Astronomers have used ALMA to capture a strikingly beautiful view of a delicate bubble of expelled material around the exotic red star U Antliae. These observations will help astronomers to better understand how stars evolve during the later stages of their life-cycles. In the faint southern constellation of Antlia (The Air Pump) the careful observer with binoculars will spot a very red star, which varies slightly in brightness from week to week. This very unusual star is called U Antliae and...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:03:00 +0100
SES, EchoStar Corp., and Airbus Defence and Space announced today that the new EchoStar 105/SES-11 spacecraft, built by Airbus, has been shipped from the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX in October. The first satellite that EchoStar has constructed with manufacturer Airbus, EchoStar 105/SES-11 will be launched by SpaceX on a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. EchoStar 10...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:30:00 +0100
Today Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) debuted a new family of satellite buses that form the core of nearly every space mission. From nanosats to high-powered satellites, the versatile lineup incorporates dozens of major enhancements and hundreds of common components that speed production and reduce cost. The company announced the lineup at the Air Force Association Air, Space & Cyber Conference. "We've invested $300 million in revamping our satellite solutions from top to bottom, applying what we...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:54:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0100
With the ''Space Strategy for Europe'' from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, the European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programmes and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence. Download Conference Agenda | Register to a...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has recently received approximately $8.2 million in orders or specialized products in support of satellite global positioning system protection and communication systems. Work on these recent orders will be performed in secure Kratos manufacturing facilities. Due to customer related, competitive and other considerations, no additional information will be provided rel...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
The Sun's recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome power. On 6 and 10 September, our Sun produced a pair of solar flares, the strongest observed in over 10 years. They were accompanied by huge eruptions of billions of tonnes of matter into space. While many such eruptions fall back onto the hot surface, these two did not and became 'coronal mass ejections' (CMEs) -...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet's atmosphere. Confirmation of the end of mission arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 11:55 GMT/13:55 CEST with the loss of the spacecraft's signal having occurred 83 minutes earlier at Saturn, some 1.4 billion km from Earth. With the rocket propellant for manoeuvering the spacecraft fully expended as planned touring Saturn and i...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets - ESA's first contract to use Europe's new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between the end of 2020 and mid-2021, using two Ariane 62 rockets - the configuration of Europe's next-generation launch vehicle that is best suited to haul the two 750 kg navigation satellites into their orbits at 23 222 km altitude. Under development, Ariane 6 is Europe's newest launcher, designed to extend guaranteed ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
Lockheed Martin (LM) unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerodynamics and composite materials. At only four inches wide and weighing only 1.7 kilograms, it is designed...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced significant progress on the industry's first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production with about 75% of the platform and payload components already delivered to the company's Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft will begin system-level testi...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
Boeing will design and build seven super-powered medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites for SES, delivering efficient high-performance data communications services to users around the world. The O3b mPOWER satellites will include Boeing's most-advanced digital payload technology and will be built using electronics from the flight-proven 702 satellite platform customized to support the unique MEO environment. "With this new technology and design, Boeing is able to build satellites faster and m...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced today that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. "After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit maneuvers performed" said Derek de Bastos, chief technology officer for EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar III is now safely in a grave...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, recently completed an important qualification test of the avionics system for the solid rocket boosters the company has developed and is now manufacturing for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Completion of this milestone is an important step toward preparing the SLS and Orion spacecraft for their first flight in 2019. Two Orbital ATK-developed five-segment rocket boosters will be used on each SLS launch to help provide initial ...
Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
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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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