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     Date Submitted:07-09-2013
     Last Modified:07-06-2015 (08:16)
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     Current job:Operations and Maintenance Engineer at Maspalomas Space Centre
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:,
     KeywordsSatellite Ground Stations
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    PERSONAL INFORMATION

    Sex Male | Date of birth 26 Oct 1976 | Nationality Spanish

     

    PERSONAL STATEMENT

    More than ten years of experience in Operations and Maintenance of large Ground Stations particularly in Local and Remote M&C (including databases and automated procedures), redundancy management, site infrastructure and liaison with service providers. Operation and configuration of various types of baseband equipment including integrated TT&C and ranging systems (i.e. Cortex type).

    Highly accomplished in working in procedure-oriented environments in day and night shifts. Assistant to the Operations Manager in the creation and updating of the necessary technical procedures (operational and contingency) for the Cospas-Sarsat project at the Maspalomas Space Centre.
     

    Accomplished computer programmer, mainly in .NET and Microsoft SQL Server. Experienced in Microsoft SQL Server database administration and in Linux Bash scripting.

    Used to working in an international environment after more than ten years of professional and educational experience in different countries dealing with colleagues and customers from various nationalities.

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

     

    Jun 2003–Present

    Operations & Maintenance

    ISDEFE

    - O&M in the Spanish Mission Control Centre of The International Cospas-Sarsat Programme for Search and Rescue (www.cospas-sarsat.org), dealing with real-time reception, processing and distribution of distress alerts transmitted from radio beacons to different satellites. The SPMCC is the nodal centre with responsibility covering most of north Africa and the Middle East.

    Deployment at SPMCC of the new MEOSAR system as part of the Galileo SAR-GS. Development of the new operational procedures according to the Operational Scenarios and Communication Interfaces provided by the SGDSP (SAR-Galileo Data Service Provider).

    Development of a Front-End application in .NET that connects to the operational SPMCC GIS DataBase (MS SQL Server 2008) to produce automated statistics and other utilities.

    Administration of the MS SQL Server database in the project, responsible for the Failover and Rollback procedures between the Operational and Backup Databases (Transaction Log Shipping).

    Development of a script in Bash that checks the Internet connection and stores date and time of a connection loss and its duration. The script automatically sends an e-email report to the Operations Manager every month that is included in the monthly report of System Performance and Activities for our client.

    - O&M at the ESA - ESTRACK NETWORK ground station at Maspalomas Space Centre. Familiar with the AER and MER hardware equipment as well as with the different software applications such as Station Computer M&C or Antenna FEC.

    - O&M at the EUMETSAT TT&C ground station at Maspalomas Space Centre (MSG BRGS)

     

    Oct 2002–Jun 2003

    Research Assistant

    Trinity College Dublin

    Creation of magnetic thin films using the Pulsed Laser Deposition technique.

     

    Aug 2000–Jul 2001

    Support Engineer

    Siemens

    Support engineer (Telecommunication Access Networks) for the company’s clients in Spain and Portugal. Commissioning engineer for clients of Siemens responsible for deployment of access networks.

     

    Jan 2000–Jul 2000

    Test Engineer

    Nortel Networks

    Hardware and test engineer at a manufacturing plant in Monkstown (UK). Responsible for replicating the test stations already in use in the company plant in Montreal (Canada) – in particular a number of elements of TN-64X equipment for its implementation in Europe.

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

     

    2001–2002

    MSc, Optoelectronics and Optical Information Processing

     

    Queen's University Belfast

     

    1994–1998

    Engineer's degree, Telecomunications

     

    Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Español

    Other language(s)

    English, Chinese

     

    Job-related skills

    Satellite Ground Systems, Satellite Communications, GNSS, Telecommunications Engineering, Procedure Development, Procedure Manuals, Real-time Monitoring, Real-time Control, T-SQL Stored Procedures, Visual Studio, Microsoft SQL Server, GIS, TT&C, Bash, Linux, .NET

     

     

    Driving licence

    B1

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

     

     

    Courses

    ESA Projects Management | INSTAE

    GPS: An Introduction to Satellite Navigation, with an interactive Worldwide Laboratory using Smartphones | Coursera

    Total Quality Managment | ITEAP

    Pedagogical Adaptation Course | ICSE

    CISCO CCNA 1

    Microsoft SQL Server 2005

     

    Certifications

    Chinese (B1)

    GPS: An Introduction to Satellite Navigation, with an interactive Worldwide Laboratory using Smartphones

     

    References

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