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     Date Submitted:13-05-2014
     Last Modified:28-07-2016 (10:01)
    Job information
     Current job:GNSS engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsGNSS, Galileo, Operations, Matlab, Python, Scripting, Analytics
    CV

    PERSONAL STATEMENT

    Highly motivated individual, a strong team worker, trustworthy, with good interpersonal skills, determination and proactivity. With ability to work to strict timelines, and learn quickly. With good technical background in telecommunication systems, GNSS navigation, networking and computer science. Competent in observing, analyzing and optimization. Passion for new technologies and keep learning. A safe bet!

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

     

    Jan 2016–Present

    European GNSS Service Centre operator

    INTA(National Institute for Aerospace Technology), Madrid (Spain)

    As GSC operator, provide technical support to GSA and other GSC operators in the design, implementation and execution of operations for the GSC and coming evolutions up to Galileo FOC declaration (Full Operational Capability).

    Some of the daily activities carried out under this contract involve tasks related with the web portal (gsc-europa.eu) administration like:

    Definition, validation and execution of operation procedures

    Testing, validation and maintenance of developed software between operators

    Automation of tasks and management of large sets of data by means of scripting under Linux, Python or Javascript environments

    Provide answers to technical questions about Galileo (and GNSS in general) coming through the Helpdesk.

    Work in multidisciplinary teams efficiently and remotely: ticketing tools (Assembla, Jira), Kanban, shared folders, teleconferences (Lync, Skype, WeBeX)

    Reporting periodically and automatically with assistance of Google Analytics (or Piwik) tool, combined with self-developed add-ons.

     Linux server monitoring using bash and Python scripting

     

    Jul 2014–Dec 2015

    GNSS engineer

    INECO, Madrid (Spain)

    Support in the System Engineering Directorate, specifically in the GNSS department for technical and management activities.

    Involved in several EC FP7 RD&I projects, such FilGAPP or ACCEPTA: Stimulation and acceleration of EGNOS adoption in the aviation sector.

    EGUS or GSC projects: Setting up of the European GNSS Centre (GSC), infrastructure design of operations and services. PA/QA activities within GSCOPS contract.

    INECO in-house RD&I projects like NAVtools (GNSS performance analysis tool), CoverGBAS, NAVTools by software developing, testing and validation of such tools.

    Mainly, by means of Java and Matlab software tools.

    Development of e-learning training courses for Enaire’s Air Traffic Controllers about air Navigation Services, safety, security, regulations, operations, human resources…

     

    Apr 2014–Jul 2014

    Storage manager

    WedoIT (an IBM subsidiary), Madrid (Spain)

    WedoIT (an IBM subsidiary), Madrid (Spain)

    Support to Server and Network administration tasks, especially those in the area of virtualization and storage management: Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), Storage Area Network (SAN), Tiered storage, RAID levels, IBM storage systems: XIV, V7000, DS8000, NetApp NSeries.

    System administration (user accounts, resources, security), operating systems (Windows, MS-DOS, Linux, IBM AIX)

    Tasks automation by means of shell scripting on Linux (using editors like SublimeText of Eclipse) or Microsoft Visual Basic for applications.

     

    Feb 2013–Feb 2014

    Research engineer

    Joanneum Research mbH, Graz (Austria)

    Contribute to a project for the European Space Agency (ESA), studying possibilities for weak signal GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) navigation on the Moon. Project carried out in cooperation with Airbus Astrium (Germany), Sapienza University of Rome (Italy) and Spasys s.r.l. (Italy). Working first as an intern and later as freelance engineer in the deployment of a software simulator suitable for the analysis of weak GNSS signals Navigation on the Moon.

    Customize different signal processing algorithms for the mentioned project delivering the final simulator code, full manual, test and proof of concept reports.

    Use of Matlab and C++ tools along the project for the software simulator implementation tasks

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

     

    Oct 2005–Feb 2013

    MSc. Telecommunication Engineering

    EQF level 7

    Polytechnic School of ‘Alcala de Henares’ University, Madrid (Spain)

    Signal processing, radio communications, mobile communications, radar, analog and digital electronics, operating systems, networking, economics, statistics, radio navigation systems.

    Final project: Optimization of Automatic Vehicle Classification Proccess via Classification Algorithms and Feature Selection

     

    Aug 2011–Jun 2012

    Erasmus exchange program

     

    Linköping University, Linköping (Sweden)

     

    Jun 2014

    Innovative Projects Management (20 hours)

     

    Fundación Citius - Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid (Spain)

     

    May 2014

    Emotional intelligence and social skills (20 hours)

     

    Fundación Citius - UAM, Madrid (Spain)

     

    May 2014

    Enterprise economy (30 hours)

     

    Fundación Citius - UAM, Madrid (Spain)

     

    May 2014

    Macroeconomics (30 hours)

     

    Fundación Citius - UAM, Madrid (Spain)

     

    May 2014

    Top 10 Google Tools (20 hours)

     

    Fundación Citius - UAM, Madrid (Spain)

     

    Feb 2013–Oct 2013

    Training and skills development

     

    Fundación Universidad de Valladolid, e-learning

     

    Oct 2012–Dec 2012

    Beginner course in Python

     

    JaraTech, e-learning

     

    Jan 2012–May 2012

    Beginners Course in Swedish

     

    Linköping University, Linköping (Sweden)

     

    2012–Mar 2012

    Communication in English

     

    Linköping University, Linköping (Sweden)

     

    Feb 2011–Jun 2011

    Financial information analysis for non-economists

     

    ADA-Madrid, e-learning

     

    Feb 2008–Jun 2008

    Applied English to the computer science

     

    ADA-Madrid, e-learning

     

    18 Aug 2014–Present

    English e-learning - Tell Me More Pro

     

    King's training, Madrid (Spain)

     

    27 Jan 2015–17 Dec 2015

    English speaking course

     

     

    Madrid (Spain)

     

    23 Oct 2015

    English for Emails (4 hours)

     

     

    King's training, Madrid (Spain)

     

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Spanish

    Other language(s)

    English, Swedish (basic)

     

    Organisational / managerial skills

    Sense of organization and interpersonal skills, thanks to long stays abroad since August 2012, firstly in Sweden because of the Erasmus exchange program and after than working in Austria on ESA’s MoNAV project.

    Accustomed to work involved in an international environment, with a large variety of partners and projects.

    Motivated: I like to keep track of latest news and trend lines related with GNSS, space, programming and technology in general.

    Trustworthy: I’m used to work in international projects with large consortiums and non-disclosure agreements established.

    Ability to work with strict timescales and to write technical reports.

    Multidisciplinary profile that let me learn quickly thanks to I am used to explore in technical news, papers, books, journals or interface documents.

     

    Computer skills

    Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project, Power Point, Visio)  

    Experience in programming languages like: Python, Matlab, Unix scripting, JavaScript, C/C++, C#, WEKA, Visual Basic.

    Experience using several Integrated Development Environments (IDE) for Windows or Linux: Eclipse, Sublime Text, Vim, gedit.

     

     

    Driving licence

    B1

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

     

     

    References

    Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Michael Schönhuber - michael.schoenhuber(at)joanneum.at

    Head of Space and Communication Technology DIGITAL

    JOANNEUM RESEARCH

    Steyrergasse 17

    A-8010 Graz, Austria

     


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