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    • Sep 1996 – Dec 2002: Universitat Jaume I, Castellon, Spain

     

    Universitat Jaume I, UJI, is currently the leading higher education and research centre in

    Valencia, Spain. UJI was the first academic institution in Spain to become part of the WWW and is also the first University to have a Centre for Education and New Technologies, CENT, which is currently taken as a reference in Europe.

     

    B.Sc, M.Sc in Computer Science and Engineering (B.Sc + M.Sc rolled into one program of 4000 hours)

    Subjects: Software Engineering, Networking, Distributed Systems, Operating Systems, Architecture of Computers, Compilers, Programming Languages, Data Structures, Algorithms, Database Management Systems, Computer Graphics, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Mathematics, Physics, Economics, Business Administration. Degree score 7/10 done in 6 years out of which 1.5 were spent abroad doing specific work (thus not passing exams of attending lectures). Notice that 7/10 is a very high score considering the Spanish grading system.

     

    Master Thesis: “Design and development of the data acquisition system of the ALICE experiment” at the European laboratory for particle physics, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. Degree score 10/10 awarded with merits.

     

    • 1994 – 1995: West Lafayette High School, Indiana, USA

     

    CAREER experience

    October 2012 – present: European Space Agency, INTEGRAL Scientific Operations Senior Software Engineer, Madrid - Spain

    Maintenance of:

    - Mission planning software (Java J2SE / Swing / Hibernate / Spring / Oracle)

    - Proposal submission software (Java J2SE / Swing / Hibernate / Spring / Oracle)

    - Proposal evaluation/acceptance software (PHP / MySQL)

    - Deployment/Build/Configuration control system (Python)

    - Mission portal (Spring MVC, Java J2EE)

     

    Design and development of bespoke tools for the scientific community (data analysis/visualization)

     

    July 2011 – October 2012: CameronTec, Senior Software Engineer, London – UK

    - Architectural design of distributed, real time server configuration (100s servers, JMX, Java, GWT)

    - Project and team leading, supervising the work of 3 staff

    - Core product maintenance, bug fixing

    - Java coding wizard, providing expertise at senior level and improving coding standards

    - Approached 3rd party and organized strategy meeting to evaluate business collaboration

    - Assisted marketing with translations and multi-cultural aspects for global campaign

     

    September 2010 – June 2011: MedImmune, Senior Software Engineer, Cambridge – UK

    - Designed/Implemented various software components for Cell line development (Java/Oracle)
    - Designed/Implemented a Documentum integration widget for use with in-house software (Java)
    - Translated/re-engineered a hair pin structure detection software based in hidden Markov models (C to Java)
    - Maintained various existing systems (Java, Oracle)
    - Organized and imparted training in the Groovy and Jython programming languages

     

    March 2010 – August 2010: Accelrys, Solutions Consultant, Cambridge – UK

    - Involved in the design of multi-tier large-scale enterprise solutions
    - Estimated effort levels required to implement projects for customers
    - Worked on system integration projects
    - Provided technical leadership
    - Prepared and provided training to clients on Accelrys products and custom solutions

     

    March 2009 – February 2010: MedImmune, Senior Software Engineer, Cambridge - UK

    - Designed/Implemented scheduling software for the ABI 3700 DNA synthesizer (Java, Oracle)
    - Implanted above system in DNA Chemistry department and trained 3 staff
    - Implemented driver API for the BRADY thermal printers (Java)
    - Successfully implanted thermal BRADY printers to replace manual labeling of aliquots
    - Worked on various system integration projects
    - Implemented sequence liabilities detection system for existing sequencing software (Java)

     

    May 2007 – December 2009: ORC Software, Senior Software Engineer, London - UK

    - Provision of FIX connectivity via the CameronFIX product
    - Responsible for the EMEA support team, 4 staff, with over 350 customers
    - Various development projects related to the core product (Java, JMS, JDBC, Spring, JMX)
    - Involved in the sales process preparing POCs and performing product demonstrations

     

    November 2004 – May 2007: European Bioinformatics Institute, Software Engineer, Hinxton - UK

    - Integration the USA's National Library of Medicine as part of the services offered by the EBI
    - Development of tools/methods to connect the scientific literature with public domain databases
    - Implementation of an indexing engine (Java, lucene, LSF cluster, Python)
    - Implementation of a retrieval API (Java, lucene)
    - Implementation of a pipeline of text mining components (Java)
    - Design/Implementation of http://www.ebi.ac.uk/Rebholz-srv/ebimed (Struts, Java, Python)
    - Design/Implementation of http://www.ebi.ac.uk/Rebholz-srv/pcorral (Struts, Java, Python)
    - Participated in several scientific publications
    - Speaker at international conferences
    - Responsible for the research infrastructures and software of the Text Mining group
    - Participated in the hiring of 2 staff members and their training

     

    Jan 2003 – November 2004: Universitat Jaume I, Inbiomed-IRIS Assistant Director, Castellon - Spain

    - Coordination of technical activities of the IRIS node, managing 3 staff
    - Software analyst, worked in close contact with the user community
    - Implementation of a DNA sequence compressor based in Huffman trees (Java)
    - Implementation of an aliquot database (MySQL)
    - Implementation of various data collection web forms (Struts/MySQL) for epidemiological studies
    - Evaluation/Purchasing of equipment
    - Liaison officer with other nodes

     

    June 2001 – Dec 2001: CERN, Helpdesk 2nd level Analyst, Geneva - Switzerland

    - Provided 2nd level support to the user community at CERN (+15000 users)
    - Shift manager supervising 4 staff
    - Responsible for the SLA
    - Reporting to the Head of IT
    - Documented the standard operational procedures of the Help Desk
    - Provided expertise with shell scripting, Java, CGI, PHP, JSPs, MySQL and Oracle

     

    Nov 1999 – Nov 2000: CERN, Technical student, Geneva - Switzerland

    - Worked on development of the data acquisition system for the ALICE experiment (DAQ)
    - Designed/Implemented balancing software for high volume traffic network in C++
    - Implemented a real time, distributed, state driven model of the DAQ with a CASE tool
    - Validation and extensive integration testing of the DAQ
    - Produced UML documentation
    - Participated in a scientific publication of high impact
    - Helped +10 students to apply and obtain a similar contract at CERN
    - Obtained Honors recognition for my Master thesis


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