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     Date Submitted:02-08-2013
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     Current job:Interface Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
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     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsInstrument engineer, software developer, astrophysics
    CV

    CURRICULUM VITAE July/2013

    PROFILE

    Astrophysicist with experience on space engineering.

    PERSONAL PROFILE

    Nationality:           Spanish

    Date of Born:        12/January/1977

    EDUCATION

    PhD in astrophysics. Title of the doctorate: The Optical Camera INTEGRAL-OMC: Monitorisation of High Energy Sources. The work has been developed at Laboratorio de Astrofísica Espacial y Física Fundamental (LAEFF) at ESAC, in collaboration with Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM). 2008.

    Bachelor's degree in Physics at Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM). Year 2002.

    WORKING EXPERIENCE

    Since October/2012. Interface Engineer working on the Meteosat Third Generation at EUMETSAT (Darmstadt, Germany). Main duty: configuration of the BEST software (data models definition and ICD management), definition and maintenance of procedures, support to users.

    July/2008 - September/2012 (~4 years). Post-doctoral position at Leiden Observatory (The Netherlands). I developed and installed software, working on a revision control environment.

    My main duty was to develop a simulation of the attitude of Gaia, a scientific ESA mission to be launched in 2013. This work was performed in collaboration with the Institute of Astronomy (IoA, Cambridge, UK) and the Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM, Bremen, Germany), amongst other European institutions. The model simulates all important related systems (Attitude Control System, sensors, micro-thrusters; following state-of-the-art developments) and disturbances (solar radiation, micro-meteoroids, etc.). This simulation was part of the ground segment test of the Gaia scientific pipeline.

    lI analysed the expected radiation damage in the CCDs on-board Gaia, regarding the point spread function.

    lI collaborated in the pipeline of Gaia, in the “photometric processing” (i.e. low resolution spectra). I collaborated on “First Look”, a software that gets telemetry and raw data and provides an estimation of the quality of the scientific data.

    September/2003 - June/2008 (~5 years). Instrument engineer at Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (LAEFF/INTA, National Institute for Aerospace Technology), at ESAC (Madrid, Spain). OMC stands for  Optical Monitoring Camera, instrument on-board INTEGRAL, an ESA mission. I worked on OMC scientific operations.

    My main duty was the OMC calibration. I also checked housekeeping daily, analysed anomalies, status of the instrument in the long term, etc.

    I populated periodically the OMC database with new data, and I assessed the quality of the archive.

    I gave support to scientist (presentations, feedback) in order to allow them to publish data from OMC.

    I contributed to the INTEGRAL Galactic Bulge Monitoring: software development and monitorisation of sources.

    In addition I observed and processed data from on-ground telescopes in order to find optical counterparts of high energy sources.

    September/2002 - August/2003 (1 year, part-time). I started PhD about a photometric search for brown dwarfs in open clusters. I processed data from optical on-ground telescopes.

    September/2001 - August/2003 (2 years, part-time). Information Technology Department at UCM, user help desk. Duties: hardware & software installation, mail, network, etc.

    DOCUMENTATION , SEMINARS AND OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS

    Technical documentation within the Gaia mission (available from Livelink).

    OMC Scientific Validation Report. Official INTEGRAL mission documentation. A. Domingo, D. Risquez, M. Mas-Hesse, and E. de Miguel.

    1st and 2nd INTEGRAL Data Analysis Workshops (October/2004 and October/2005). Talks at INTEGRAL Science Data Center (ISDC), Versoix (Switzerland).

    36 international contributions (papers, congress proceedings, and astronomer's telegrams), see NASA ADS[1].

    COURSES

    Space Systems Engineering at University of Southampton (UK, 28 June - 2 July/2010).

    Project management course at ESA/ESTEC (8-12/February/2010).

    Workshop Satellite dynamics: Simulation challenges and requirements (Bremen, 18-19/June/2009).

    1st EIROforum School on Instrumentation (CERN, Geneva, May 11-15 2009) .

    CCD modelling workshop at Dutch Space (Leiden, 19-21/January/2009).

    ASTRID Workshop. Desarrollo de instrumentación astronómica: futuros retos científicos y tecnológicos (Madrid, Spain, May/2007).

    Astrophysical Spring School: Observing the X- and Gamma-ray Sky (Corsica, France, April/2006).

    Unix/Linux system administrator. UCM summer school (Madrid, summer/2001).

    LANGUAGES

    Spanish: mother tongue.

    English: high level.

    German, Dutch and French: low level.

    COMPUTERS

    Operating systems: Unix (Linux and Solaris), Windows, MS-DOS.

    Programming languages: Java, Matlab/Octave, Unix/Linux shell, Fortran and Python.

    Microsoft Office/OpenOffice, Wiki, LaTeX, Eclipse, Subversion, typewriting.

    OTHER INFORMATION

    Driving license.


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