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     Date Submitted:27-08-2013
     Last Modified:27-08-2013 (04:35)
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     Current job:Senior Engineer in Electronics and Communications
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
    PERSONAL INFORMATION _______________________________________
    Date of birth: 18/02/1981 in Barcelona, Spain
    SUMMARY ____________________________________________________
    - MSc and PhD (Excellent Cum Laude and Doctor Europeus mention) degrees in Telecommunications Engineering from Enginyeria La Salle, Universitat Ramon Llull (URL), in Barcelona, Spain, in 2004 and 2008, respectively; and trained in project management and later in business administration, receiving a MPM and MBA in 2007 and 2012, respectively.
    - I developed my PhD in close collaboration with industry, presenting several scientific and technical papers at international level and performing research stages in Antarctica and Germany (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)), awarded with a PhD Fellowship from the Catalan Government from 2006 until 2008.
    - From 2006 I have been directly involved in the technical development and team management from fundamental research to product development project typology, for both public and private costumer; in La Salle Research & Development (FUNITEC - La Salle), a private company provider of consultancy, engineering and education services to several industry sectors including industrial, automotive, broadcasting and energy, among others; in the knowledge areas of embedded systems, signal processing, FPGA, DSP and real-time communications systems.
    - Lecturer for both graduate students and professional masters in the field of digital communications systems and software defined radio architectures.
    EXPERIENCE _________________________________________________
    Senior Engineer at La Salle Research & Development, FUNITEC - La Salle
    January 2006 – Present (7 years 3 months)
    Senior Engineer and project leader having the responsibilities of technical specification, conceptualization, project WBS definition, tasks execution and technical quality assurance. Also in charge of writing scientific and technical papers and give oral presentations in conferences worldwide, including Europe, United States and Asia. Strong technical background in high speed and real time programmable logic systems, signal processing and communications systems, including design, development and deploying, resulting in the enhancement of project execution and oversight abilities.
    +7 years of experience in real-time systems and signal processing.
    +3 years being the project leader for the electronics and communications group providing also direct customer support and interface.
    +1 years being the electronics and communications area interface with company management, quality, and front-office.
    Software design and implementation of a safety related real-time signal processing application in an AUTOSAR environment over Freescale Qorivva, in C++.
    System integration and debugging of a high-speed multichannel DAQ over Xilinx Spartan6 FPGA, in VHDL, with slow control and network support over MicroBlaze, using LwIP libraries, in C++. 
    OFDMA frame short, long and dynamic training sequences design and implementation for signal detection, AGC, timing synch and frequency offset detection, as well as the time, frequency and phase synchronizers, over Xilinx Virtex4 and Texas Instruments C6400 DSP, in C++ and VHDL, respectively.
    QAM (de)mapping, ZF and MMSE equalizer, convolutional and Turbo (de)coder implementation over Texas Instruments C6400 DSP, in C++.
    Consultancy for system architecting for DVB-T ASI2IP encapsulation based on Xilinx ZynQ (FPGA+ARM).
    System integration and debugging of an OFDM modem, including digital up and down conversion PHY frame synchronization, channel estimation, equalization, modulation, demodulation, convolutional coding, decoding and frame building, MAC and L3 over a prototyping platform.
    Non-real time OFDM, MC-CDMA and MC-DS-CDMA field tests over National Instruments PXI systems, in LabView.
    Implementation of a high resolution digital down converter (NCO + CIC filters) with growing arithmetic and 32 bit FFT with per phase unconditional scaling, over Xilinx Virtex4, in VHDL.
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    R&D engineer at Technology Transfer La Salle, FUNITEC - La Salle
    September 2004 – December 2005 (1 year 4 months)
    R&D engineer having as major responsibilities assisting in technical proposal writing and task work estimation, as well as technical development. In charge of writing scientific and technical papers and give oral presentations at national and European conferences.
    Design and implementation of a real-time wideband channel emulator over Xilinx Virtex2 and Analog Devices TigerSHARC DSP, in VHDL and C++, respectively.
    Design and implementation of the Federal Standard 1045 Automatic Link Establishment physical layer scheme, over Analog Devices SHARC DSP, in C++.
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    Tools, languages, standards and other technical instrumentation
    C, C++, Analog Devices Visual DSP++, Texas Instruments Code Composer.
    VHDL, Xilinx ISE, Xilinx EDK (XPS & SDK), PlanAhead, Chipscope.
    Sundance Multiprocessor Technology prototyping systems and 3L Diamond tool suite.
    Matlab, IT++ C++ library.
    Visual C++, Wireshark.
    IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.15.4, TCP/IP, GSM, UMTS, LTE, from PHY up to L1/L2 CS.
    Agilent Technologies and Rohde & Schwarz network, vector, spectrum and digital analyzers. 
    National Instruments LabView, PXI and  cRIO systems.
    LANGUAGES __________________________________________________
    English: Full professional proficiency.
    French: Elementary proficiency.
    Spanish and Catalan: Native proficiency.
    RESEARCH ___________________________________________________
    Several indexed journal, international and national conference papers, mainly in the field of digital communications and software defined radio hardware architecture; with applications to DVB, LTE, WiMAX and specially PowerLineCommunications.
    PhD thesis document:
    EDUCATION __________________________________________________
    Degree / Center / Date
    International Master in Business Administration (MBA) / Business Engineering School La Salle / 04/2012
    Doctorate in telecommunications (PhD) / E.T.S.E.E.I. La Salle / 07/2008
    Master in Project Management / Business Engineering School La Salle / 08/2007
    Master of Science in Telecommunications Engineering / E.T.S.E.E.I. La Salle / 07/2004
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    Spartan-6 & Virtex-6 Advanced IOs & DSP features / Multi Video Designs (Xilinx authorized training provider) / 04/2011
    Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP), (expired certification) / Cisco Networking Academy / 06/2004
    Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA), (expired certification) / Cisco Networking Academy / 06/2001
    - Strong technical and soft skills capacities yielding to a versatile profile with proved self and team leadership; highly motivated to continuing my education and training. High travel availability.
    - Qualified to take a highly challenging technical position in real-time embedded development, signal processing, communication systems and/or any related and exciting field, delivering a total commitment to the job, as demonstrated by my evolution in my current company.
    - Due to my education, professional experience, motivation and willingness to keep on evolving professionally, I consider that I am qualified to take, in the middle term, once familiarized with the business procedures and technological grounds, a more relevant role as a team leader.

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