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     Date Submitted:28-07-2014
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     Current job:Space and Ground Segment Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsSpace Segment, Satellite Operations, Ground Segment, Systems Engineering, Project Management
    CV

    December 2013 – June 2014

    Space Division Responsible

    ORBITAL AEROSPACE, San Fernando de Henares (Spain)

    ▪ Business development: opening new business areas, setting up new departments structures.

    ▪ Project Proposal preparation for public institutions (ESA, EUMETSAT, CDTI, H2020...) and private companies.

    Business or sectorSpace

     

    November 2012 – June 2014

    Project Manager/System Engineer

    ORBITAL AEROSPACE, San Fernando de Henares (Spain)

    ▪ Management, system engineering, design, following-up of subcontractors, review of documentation for milestones (PDR, CDR, etc.) in the Spanish IR camera subsystem in the EUSO-BALLOON project (international collaboration lead by CNES), following ECSS standards.

    ▪ System engineering and management support to the JEM-EUSO IR Camera PI in the JEM-EUSO mission (JAXA, ESA NASA and ROSCOSMOS; future location at the ISS), within the Spanish and international consortium. Instrument SPDR passed and PDR preparation.

    ▪ Preparation and reviewing of management and technical documentation (IRDs, ICDs...) in national and international reviews and meetings.

    Business or sectorSpace

     

    October 2011 – February 2012

    Satellite Consultant

    INSA, Ingenieria y Servicios Aeroespaciales, Madrid (Spain)

    ▪ Technical assistance in the Program Planning Area (National Armament Directorate) in material and technical activities, related with future military space missions, satellites, communications and participation in the initial acquisition reports related with the area (Spanish Defence future space guidelines).

    Business or sectorSpace

     

    January 2009 – September 2011

    Ground Segment System Engineer

    INSA, Ingenieria y Servicios Aeroespaciales, Madrid (Spain)

    ▪ Systems engineering in DSS 61 antenna in NASA/MDSCC for PARTNeR project (Front-End, Back-End and M&C maintenance).

    ▪ Systems engineering in ESA/ESAC VIL-1 antenna for CESAR programme and in the installation of two optical telescopes to be robotized at ESA/ESAC and ESA/Cebreros stations.

    Business or sectorSpace

     

    July 2007 – December 2008

    Ground Segment System Engineer Trainee

    INTA, Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial, Madrid (Spain)

    ▪ M&C Software design and development in the DSS61 antenna, located at NASA/MDSCC.

    ▪ System engineering tasks with RF and electronic hardware and software, including baseband equipment configuration, communication and maintenance.

    ▪ Coordination of all the works in the antenna DSS61 with all departments of NASA/MDSCC, such as Servo, IT, Operations and RF.

    Business or sectorSpace

     

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

     

    June 2014 – July 2014

    Global Economy Study Tour

     

    London School of Economics, United Kingdom

    ▪ Custom program, entrepreneurship and global economy.

     

    March 2014 – April 2014

    SSE 101 NASA and Saylor.org’s Surveys of Systems Engineering – Part 1

     

    Saylor Foundation, USA

    NASAand Saylor Foundation on-line course. Space Systems Engineering guided and performed by NASA staff, such as Jeff Volosin (Project Manager, Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite at NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre) and Dr. John C. Mather (NOBEL laureate).
    Winner in the Mars Sample Return call for ideas contest in the Systems Engineering course with an initial Mission Analysis proposal.

    November 2013 – July 2014

    MBA, Master in Management

     

    ESDENBusiness School, Madrid (Spain)

    ▪Accounting/ Finance/ Economics/Business Management/ Marketing/E-Business/E-Commerce

    ▪Entrepreneurship/ Information Systems

    ▪Global Management/ Human Resources Management

    ▪Operations Management/ Strategic/ Risk Management/ Technology Management

     

    January 2012 – December 2012

    Master in Space and Satellite Technology

     

    Technical University of Madrid, Madrid (Spain)

    ▪Space and satellite system engineering (compliant with ECSS and CCSDS)

    ECSS ESAstandards (ECSS-E-ST-XX, ECSS-M-ST-XX, ECSS-Q-ST-XX)

    ▪Space telecommunications standards (DVB-S, DVB-RCS, DVB-S2)

    ▪Space Mission Preliminary Design and Preliminary design of a spacecraft (propulsion, thermal, structures, power, payload, link budget, mission analysis (orbits, launchers)…) and ground segment.

    ▪Space Business/ Space Law.

    ▪Master thesis called “Frequency stability carachterization in NASA/MDSCC DSS63 antenna in Ku band downlink chain for holography techniques”.

    ▪Systems Engineer in the Master Group project (9 persons) where was developed a Deep Space Mission called “MoNa LiXSa, Deep Space Mission to Titan” up to PDR.

    January 2010 – December 2011

    Master in Satellite Technology, attended courses

     

    Technical University of Madrid, Madrid (Spain)

    ▪Ground Segment

    ▪Satellite Operations

    ▪Space Communications Systems

    ▪Orbital Mechanics and Attitude Dynamics

    September 2001 – September 2008

    MSc in Telecommunications, Electronic and Electrical Engineering

     

    Miguel Hernandez University, Elche (Spain)

    ▪Electromagnetism, Electronics, Radio Communications, Antennas, Microwave circuits, Satellite and Mobile Communications, Space link budgets, Signal treatment, Orbital Mechanics, Programming, Protocol Analysis, Numerical Methods, etc.

    ▪Mater Thesis focused on the design and development of a M&C system for the DSS61 antenna of the NASA/Madrid Deep Space Communications Complex

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Spanish, Catalan

     

     

    Other language(s)

    UNDERSTANDING

    SPEAKING

    WRITING

    Listening

    Reading

    Spoken interaction

    Spoken production

     

    English

    C2

    C2

    C2

    C2

    C2

    French

    B2

    B2

    B2

    B2

    B2

    Italian

    B2

    B2

    B2

    B2

    B2

    Portuguese

    C1

    C1

    B2

    B2

    B1

    German

    A1

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    Levels: A1/A2: Basic user - B1/B2: Independent user - C1/C2: Proficient user

    Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

     

    Communication skills

    ▪Good communication skills achieved through my experience as system engineer and project manager in international space projects, as well as in several lectures during my period involved in educational projects. Used to live and work in intercultural environments.

     

    Organisational / managerial skills

    ▪Leadership (responsible projects with several people under supervision and control of several subcontractors).  Ability to work under stress conditions; rapid adaptability to new problem-solving and methodical administration to deadlines.

     

    Job-related skills

    ▪ECSS standards, System Engineering and Project Management skills (requirements, documentation, trade-offs…)

     

    Computer skills

     

    Operating Systems:Windows (high level, with software development), Linux (medium level), MAC (low level).

    Other programs:PSpice (high level), MS Word (high level), MS Project (high level), MS Excel (high level), STK (high level), SABOR antenna design (high level), Redmine (high level), SPSS (medium level), Derive (medium level), Autocad (low level), DOORS (low level), CATIA (low level), SPENVIS (low level), ESATAN (low level).

    ▪Programming languages:LabVIEW (high level), VHDL (high level), C (high level), PIC (high level), C++ (medium level), Matlab (medium level), JAVA (medium level), MIPS (medium level).

     

    Driving licence

    ▪B

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

     

     

    Presentations & Conferences

     

    Honours and awards

     

     

     

    References

    Several of presentations in international meetings related with Space (project reviews, technical and scientific meetings…)

    ▪SSE 101 NASA and Saylor.org’s Surveys of Systems Engineering – Part 1 Winner in the Mars Sample Return call for ideas contest in the Systems Engineering course with an initial Mission Analysis proposal.

    ▪Prize in the Universidad Miguel Hernández/CEEI Elche (Business School) Innova Emprende 2006

     

    ▪Several references can be provided under demand

     

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