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     Date Submitted:25-10-2013
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     Current job:Software Engineer for Earth Observation Missions
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within a month
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     Keywordsphysics, software engineer, SMOS, C++, linux, bash shell, Operational and Prototype processors, operations, commissioning, ESA, earth observation missions
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    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    March 08-Present

    GMV Aerospace and Defence, S.A.

    Project Engineer, Payload Data Segment Division, inside the Science and Earth Observing Processing Systems Unit:
     
    SEOSAT/INGENIO mission

    ¡  S-EIPS-GPP Project:SEOSAT/Ingenio End to End Image Performance Simulator & GPP:

    -     Data Processing Model of the L1a and L1b1 Seosat levels, which include: data extraction from L0 products, radiometric calibration and corrections, image equalization, denoising and deconvolution algorithms.

    -          Development, validation and unit testing of the L1a and L1b1 Seosat levels.

    -          Integration of the L1a and L1b1 levels.

    -          Revision of the System Test definition

    -     Meetings with CDTI, ESA and CASA Spacio in order to review Seosat prototype for CDR purposes.


    Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission.

    ¡  SMOSL1 Project:SMOS L1 operational processor development and validation:

    -          New algorithms design, implementation and validation.

    -     Design, development and validation of NIR-External Calibration module inside the SMOS Level 1 processor responsible for computing NIR parameters calibration: This module calibrates Noise Injection Radiometer (NIR) antennas, responsible for the measurement of the noise injection temperature inside the SMOS calibration module. For this propose SMOS works in different modes looking at cold sky (external). SMOS L1OP NIR-External Calibration module identifies that kind of measurements and computes the specific parameters which are store in a specific SMOS calibration product.

    -     Run and update common tests cases already defined and update end to end test cases.

    -     Design and create new test cases in order to validate new functionalities, taking into account the different processor configurations and algorithm dependencies.

    -     Analyse and control L1 prototype processor different versions and investigate differences between L1OP and L1PP. Report prototype processor bugs to the L1PP team if necessary.

    -     SMOS L1 operational processor cross-validations against SMOS prototype: cross-validation meetings with the SMOS prototype team in order to run and debug operational and prototype parallel to deeply study both behaviours, find PRs and discuss differences found.

    -          Provide new validation procedures in case L1 prototype is not applicable.

    -          Design and implement new functionalities agreed in commissioning phase.

    -     Provide validation reports to ESA during all the different SMOS L1OP validation phases.

    -     SMOS L1OP support to the operations center about the different data and behaviour expected from the different L1OP and L1PP versions. As well as L1OP configurations usage.

    -     L1 processor maintenance and configuration control: control of different SMOS L1OP versions and documents, PR management, CFI installation, provide deliveries and documentation, and keep processor agreed with SMOS product schemas and product specifications. 

    -          Technologies used: OS: Linux; Languages: C/C++, Matlab, shell scripting, CVS

     

    ¡  SMOS Maintenance: PR analysis, resolution and maintenance of all the next SMOS GMV subsystems:

    -          SMOS L0: SMOS L0 processor. Technologies used C++.

    -     SCoT (SMOS comparison tool): matlab procedures and GUI developed by GMV which provide comparison and statistic plots between different SMOS L1 products (telemetry, calibration and science) in order to help validation procedures. Technologies used: Matlab.

    -     SPQC (Systematic quality control on SMOS products): SMOS subsystem which performs quality checks on SMOS products and keep SPQC data base updated with the results. Technologies used: SQL and Java.

    -     MFS (SMOS Monitoring Facility Specific Functions): set of functionalities that generate reports from telemetry, calibration and science products in order to monitor the performance of the SMOS instrumentation, help in the calibration tasks and assess the quality of the products. Technologies used: IDL. 

     

    ¡  SMOSCP34 Project: Development of the L3 SMOS Expert Center Tools to be used by the Expert Center (UPC) in order to study SMOS data.

    -          Data extraction from SMOS L3 products to HDF and ASCII format. 

    -     L3 Analysis Report tool: Tool for SMOS L3 data study consisting in a configurable GUI which permits the statistical analysis of (single and several) L3 data products and its behaviour through time.

    -     GUIs development and design: graphical user interfaces in order to automate SMOS L3 tools previously computed in C++.

    -          Technologies used: Linux, Java, Java SWT, C/C++, Eclipse, Netbeans.

         Nov 07 – March 08

    Accenture, S.A.

    Junior Consultant, “Telefónica Móviles España”

    ¡  Control de Consumo de Datos (COCO) Project. System responsible of controlling mobile phone clients consume and manage actions depending on the consume control required by the specific client.

    ¡  Languages: C/C++, SQL, Pro*C

    ¡  Platform: UNIX

    Feb 06 – August 06

    School of Informatics, University of Wales (Bangor)

    Research Student, (Socrates/Erasmus Programme)

    ¡  Study of “Memory Devices Made of Polymer Materials”

    ¡  Functions: make devices and measure and study its characteristics

     

    EDUCATION

    2000-08

    MSc in Physics from the University of Valladolid (Spain)

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    2010

    Additional Education

    “Meteorology Fundamentals”, Cofis, given by: AEMET. (60h)

    2007

    “Innovation and Creativity Management: Lectures of Business Success”, EOIBusiness School, given by: Creoma, Psicotec, Deloitte, Indra and Psicosoft. (160h).

     

    SPECIFIC SKILLS

    Technology Languages

    C/C++, Java, Java SWT, MATLAB, SQL, Pro*C, XML, shell scripting

    Platforms

    Linux Red Hat, Windows Family

    Others

    Languages

    CVS, eclipse, ultraedit, ddd, LaTeX,  Mathematica, Netbeans

    English(Advance, TOEFL iBT: 80 points), French(Basic)



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