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     Date Submitted:26-05-2014
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     Current job:Satellite Application Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSatellite Application Engineer, Geoscientist, Remote Sensing, Image Processing, Signal Processing, Satellite Data Processing
    CV

    PERSONAL INFORMATION

    Sex Male | Date of birth 08 August 1986 | Nationality German

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

     

     

    10/2013 – present

    Geo-Engineer

     

    Hein Kreinecker Messner GbR
    Sandstr. 33 DE-80335 Munich (Germany)
    http://www.h-k-m.eu

     

    ▪     Processing of geological-, geophysical- and engineering problems on my own responsibility

    ▪     Processing and editing of geodesic data for construction projects all over the world
     

     

    Business or sector Construction

     

    4/2013 –9/2013

    Working Student / Master Student

    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)
    Münchner Straße 20, DE-82234 Oberpfaffenhofen (Germany)
    http://www.dlr.de/ipa

    ▪     Processing of satellite data (CALIPSO) as a precursor for the future MERLIN mission

    ▪     Development of processing routines for statistical data analysis with Python

    ▪     Development of retrieval algorithms for LIDAR measurements

    ▪     Development of a Python toolbox with PyQt for CALIPSO data analysis

     

    Business or sector Space and Aeronautics

     

    10/2009 – 3/2013

    Working Student / Freelancer

    Hein Kreinecker Messner GbR
    Sandstr. 33 DE-80335 Munich (Germany)
    http://www.h-k-m.eu

    ▪     Processing of geological-, geophysical- and engineering problems on my own responsibility

    ▪     Development of several computer programs and routines to simplify several internal processes

    ▪     Processing and editing of geodesic data for construction projects all over the world

    Business or sector Construction

     

    1/2008 – 12/2010

    Working Student

    Technische Universität München
    Theresienstrasse 90 / Building N5 DE-80290 Munich (Germany)
    http://www.lsr.ei.tum.de

    ▪     Development of several web-based (PHP/MySQL) programs and applications for the institute’s existing intranet and internet platform

    ▪     Head of the development team, consisting of two working students

    Business or sector Professional, scientific and technical activities

     

     

    11/2003 – 12/2008

    Temporary Assistant

    Orterer Getränke Märkte GmbH
    Südliche Münchner Straße 46 DE-82031 Grünwald (Germany)
    http://www.orterer.de

    ▪     Customer Service and Sales Assistant

     

    Business or sector Other service activities

     

    1/2003 – Present

    Freelancer

    Nicomedia
    Südliche Münchner Straße 46 DE-82031 Grünwald (Germany)
    http://www.nicotrebbin.de

    ▪     Creation and processing of web and print related content such as design-templates and GUIs, DVDs or business cards

    ▪     Programming of websites, intranet pages and intuitive programs/ apps with a web output or GUI

     

    Business or sector Information and communication

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

     

    10/2011 – 10/2013

    Master of Science
    Earth Oriented Space Science and Technology

    EQF level 7

    Technische Universität München, Munich (Germany)

    ▪     Seminars in Earth System Dynamics and Remote Sensing

    ▪     Earth System Science and Dynamics, Satellite Altimetry, Physical Oceanography, Atmospheric Physics and Remote Sensing

    ▪     Image Processing, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, GIS and Geo-Information

    ▪     Spacecraft Technology, Orbit Mechanics and Satellite Navigation

    ▪     Information Technology, Signal Processing and Estimation Theory

    ▪     Satellite Mission Design Project as well as its Ground and User Segment

    ▪     Numerical Modelling and Electrodynamics

    ▪     ENVISAT Toolboxes,  RADAR Lab (TerraSAR), Gravity and Magnetic Field from Space
    (GRACE, GOCE, SWARM), Radiative Transfer Lab

    ▪     On-Orbit Dynamics and Robotics
     

     

     

    9/2007 – 8/2011

    Bachelor of Science
    Geosciences (concentration in Geophysics)

    EQF level 6

    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität / Technische Universität München, Munich (Germany)

    ▪     Applied Geosciences

    ▪     Analytical, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry

    ▪     Mineralogy, Geology, Geo-Materials, Rocks and Hydrogeology

    ▪     Theoretical and Applied Geophysics supported by field trips

    ▪     Experimental and Theoretical Physics

    ▪     Information Technology and Data Analysis

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    German

    Other language(s)

    English, French

     

    Communication skills

    ▪     Very good ability to adapt to multicultural environments, gained through the contact with various fellow students coming from abroad during my master's studies and a workshop specialized in multicultural environments

    ▪     Further acquisition of polite and respectful manner towards customers in the course of my experience as a sales assistant for Orterer Getränke Märkte GmbH

    ▪     Very good ability of working in teams, enhanced in several working groups during my studies, and during my work at Hein Kreinecker Messner GbR and the Technical University

    ▪     Business fluent and professional manner towards stakeholders and customers during my ten-year experience as a freelancer in the web and media sector
     

     

    Organisational / managerial skills

    ▪     Very good knowledge of project management and budgets, gained through my employment at Hein Kreinecker Messner GbR and during my freelance work

    ▪     Team leader of students during my employment at the Technical University Munich

    ▪     Self-dependent management of a small web design and graphics company

    ▪     Consultant and Project Manager for IT based projects for several customers during my freelance work
     

     

    Job-related skills

    ▪     Good knowledge about the ECSS standards gained through various software and mission design projects during my studies at the Technical University

    ▪     Solid knowledge about all satellite subsystems and functions, as well as all mission related phases beginning from the mission design to orbit manoeuvres in the flight phase 

    ▪     Solid experience working for companies ranging from 1 to 10000 people and knowing their different operational procedures and management structures

    ▪     Very good ability to work on my own responsibility without the need for extensive supervision, as obtained by my ten-year freelance work, my work at Hein Kreinecker Messner GbR as well as my work at DLR

    ▪     Very good experience with on-the-job training and training courses additionally offered by the employer / university, achieved  throughout my entire academical and business career

     

    ▪     Very good ability to adapt to new working situations and operational procedures, as well as the ability of acquainting myself with even new topics and problems

    ▪     High resistance to stress and the ability to fulfil deadlines even under pressure of time, developed through my freelance work and my sometimes overlapping work for several costumers and employers at the same time

     

     

    Computer skills

    ▪     Excellent knowledge of Adobe Suite (AE, FL, DW, AI, ID, PS)

    ▪     Excellent knowledge of MS Office

    ▪     Excellent knowledge of Windows OS from Windows 95 up to Windows Server

    ▪     Very good knowledge of UNIX OS like SUSE or Ubuntu

    ▪     Very good knowledge of PHP/MySQL, HTML, XML and JavaScript programming

    ▪     Very good knowledge of Maple 12/13 and Matlab

    ▪     Very good knowledge of Python 2.6.x/3.x and GUI programming

    ▪     Good knowledge of ArcGIS 10.1

    ▪     Good knowledge of AGI’s STK

    ▪     Basic knowledge of AutoCAD

    ▪     Basic knowledge of C++

     

     

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

     

     

    Seminars

    2011 Cultural Competence Workshop, LMU Sprachraum

    ▪     Focus on diverse cultural expectations occurring in an academic environment

     

    2011 DLR Summer School –Space Technology for Maritime Traffic Engineering, DLR

    ▪     Workshop to deepen the knowledge of GPS based navigation for the maritime business

     

    2011 Talent management for Entrepreneurs, LMU

    ▪     Recruiting, Selection and Development of Employees – Strategies and Concepts

     

    2009 Advanced course “Businessplan Seminar”, UnternehmerTUM GmbH

    ▪     Enhancement of the knowledge of business concepts and sharpening of presentation skills for an international audience

     

    2008 Basic course “Businessplan Seminar”, UnternehmerTUM GmbH

    ▪     Working in a team while developing own business ideas and checking their marketability by way of customer surveys

     



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