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     Date Submitted:02-12-2013
     Last Modified:03-12-2013 (12:36)
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     Current job:System Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsStrong knowledge in space technology and satellite systems. Special interest in the space industry. Master in Satellite and Space Technology. General knowledge in all systems and subsystem of satellites




    2012: Master in Space and Satellite Technology of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), supported by the European Space Agency (ESA), shared between the ETSIT (Escuela Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicaciones) and the ETSIA (Escuela Superior de Ingenieros Aeronaúticos).  The Master was divided in three main blocks:

    ·     Space and Satellites fundamentals:

    ·     Satellite Communications, Electronic for Space System, Space Software Engineering, Orbital Mechanics and Attitude Dynamics, Propulsion and Launchers

    ·     Space Systems Engineering:

    ·     Mission Analysis and Design, Space System Engineer, Ground Segment & Space Operations, Space Project Management

    ·     Applications

    ·     Telecommunications Satellites, Global Navigation Satellite System, Satellite Remote SensingScientific Missions and Instrumentation


    2010: Master in Astrophysics (Official Inter-University Astrophysics Postgraduate Program) with Official Mention of Quality included in the Excellence Group Centre for Higher Education Development at Universidad Complutense and Universidad Autónoma of Madrid.


    2009: Degree in Physics Sciences (five years degree) at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.


    2008-2009: Academic year at Linköping Universitet in Linköping (Sweden) within the LLP-Erasmus internship.  




    2012-Now: Payload System Engineer at EADS ASTRIUM in Madrid in the Design Engineering Department. Being involved in the following space projects:

    ·     ATLID instrument Co-Alignment Sensor (ATLID-CAS) for ESA mission EarthCARE.

    ·      Definition  and analysis of optical & electro-optical systems and detection chain of the instrument.

    ·      System requirements definition.

    ·      Supervision of interfaces to different subsystems.

    ·      Set-up preparation (software / hardware), integration and verification tests definition and execution Tests Sequences definition.

    ·      Identification and definition of needed ground support equipment (EGSEs & OGSEs).

    ·      Subcontractor activities follow-up.

    ·      Preparation, update and review of documentation (test plans, test procedures, reports, design description, RFDs & RFWs, ICDs).

    ·     R&D called Payload Video Chain Improvement.

    ·     Participation in the conceptual design of the set-up for the study of a new Video Acquisition Signal Processor (VASP)

    ·     Electrical design definition and implementation of an specific test bench for VASP

    ·     Test bench software development in MATLAB

    ·     Hardware procurement

    ·     Phase A study of the Front-End Electronics for the FLEX ESA mission.


    2011-2012: Internship on "CCD Detectors and Electronics" in the Detection Department of EADS ASTRIUM Satellites Toulouse, at Toulouse, France. The work consisted in:

    ·     Development and adjustment of a specific test bench for a high-speed CCD for the future EUMETSAT MTG missions.

    ·     Develop of a specific software tool for CCD operation optimization (in Matlab).

    ·     The test campaign and the related results exploitation and processing.


    2010-2011: Research employee to develop hardware and software systems for the MAGIC Telescopes at the High Energies group of the Physics Sciences Faculty of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. The project is within the international group of the MAGIC Telescopes, located in "La Palma" (Canary Islands).


    2009-2010: TRAINEE INTERSHIP at ESAC (European Space Astronomy Centre), part of ESA (European Space Agency) within the Operation team of the ESA satellite XMM-Newton, to carry out the research "Long-term variability in Active Galactic Nuclei". XMM-Newton and ROSAT satellites data processing.


    2009: Research project within the "Division of Surface Physics and Chemistry", called "Organic/metal and Organic/organic interfaces", within the course "Advanced Project Work in Applied Physics" in the University of Linköping.





    SPANISH: Mother tongue

    ENGLISH: Spoken (medium level), written (high level), read (high level)

    ·       Working in EADS ASTRIUM CRISA. The spoken language at work meetings with subcontractor and for all the documentation is English. (2012-now)

    ·       Working in EADS ASTRIUM Toulouse. The spoken language at work was English. (2011)

    ·       Working in the European Space Agency (ESA). The spoken language was English. (2010)

    ·       One academic year in Linköping (Sweden). All lessons taught in English. (2008-2009)

    ·       Thirth year in the Escuela Oficial de Idiomas ofPlasencia (1999-2002).

    FRENCH: Basic level

    SWEDISH: Basic level




    User level knowledges of:

    ·       Operating systems: Linux, Mac, Windows.

    ·       Programming languages: Matlab, IDL, Root, MARS, Shell-scripts.

    ·       High frequency electromagnetic simulation software: CST Studio Suite.

    ·       Word processor: Microsoft Word,WordPad, Works, Openoffice, Pages.

    ·       Spreadsheets: Excel, Microcal Origin, Numbers.

    ·       Project Management:Microsoft Office Project

    ·       Microsoft PowerPoint, Notes.



    ·       11 published papers in international journals, in the field of high energy Physics and Astrophysics.

    ·       1 proceeding publishedin the conference proceedings “Narrow-Line Seyfert 1 Galaxies and their place in the Universe”.

    ·       Oral contributionin the IX scientific meeting of SEA: “A study of the soft X-ray variability in AGN”.



    ·       EADS ASTRIUM training: Telecommunication Satellites Eurostar Platform Product. Duration of 16 hours (2013)

    ·       "Projects Management"given by ALTRAN España with the certificate of Project Management Institute (PMI). Duration of 16 hours (2011).

    ·       "Basic First Aids" given by Cruz Roja Española. Duration of 10 hours (2010).




    ·       Hard-working, co-operative, team-working, good communications skills, sociable, organized, responsible.

    ·       Strong knowledge in space technology, satellite systems and celestial mechanics. Special interest in the space industry in general.

    ·       General interest in Physics and especially in Astrophysics and Astronomy.




    ·       Member of  SEA (Spanish Astronomy Society)

    ·       Member of COFIS (Official College of Physicists)

    ·       Member of ASAAF (Astronomers Amateur Association)

    ·       Driving license B-1.

    ·       Availability to travel.

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