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     Date Submitted:05-02-2015
     Last Modified:05-02-2015 (01:21)
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     Current job:IT Manager & Ground Segment engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsIT network architecture storage engineer telecommunication virtualization ground segment



    Jan 12–Present

    IT Manager & Ground Segment Engineer

    Elecnor Deimos (Satellite Systems), Ciudad Real (Spain)

    IT manager for Satellite Systems business unit. At Elecnor Deimos (Satellite Systems division), my main activities are:

    Deimos-2 Satellite Ground Segment project: High Availability ground-based infrastructure to support Deimos-2 satellite operations, including the control of the spacecraft, and the acquisition, reception, processing and delivery of their data

    ▪     Virtualization, storage and networking architect for the whole IT infrastructure.

    ▪     Tradeoffs, approbation and monitoring for hardware purchases.

    ▪     Coordination and allocation of IT resources for the testing and final platform.

    ▪     AIV/AIT activities for ground segment IT infrastructure validation.

    ▪     Support to operations for the IT infrastructure during commissioning period.

    IT Management:

    ▪     Main responsible for the IT department.

    ▪     Coordination activities for the IT department with user and engineering departments.

    ▪     Review of the adequacy and allocation of IT resources in terms of funding, personnel, equipment, and service levels.

    ▪     Support for Ground Segment activities.

    ▪     Approbation and monitoring for major projects, IT budgets, priorities, standards, procedures, and overall IT performance.

    ▪     IT systems performance monitoring and continuous improvement.

    Project: IT infrastructure design, supervision and implementation for new facilities:

    ▪     New facilities building project coordination for IT resources:- Datacenter planning and building coordination.- Telecom cabling supervision.

    ▪     IT strategic plan development and maintenance : virtualization, storage systems, networking and backup policies.

    ▪     Logical and topological design for IT infrastructure.

    ▪     Risk management.

    Other projects involved in:

    ▪     GEAF: Earth Observation GS processors using IA)

    ▪     DeSS: Long distance wireless link for telescope facility)

    Feb 08–Jan 12

    Network Supervisor

    Elecnor Deimos, Madrid (Spain)

    Network engineer and supervisor for Elecnor Deimos' IP communications.
    I was in charge of maintain, studying and design a new infrastructure for the IP network in the main headquarters located in Madrid Area, Spain.

    Elecnor Deimos IT systems are composed by 200+ project and corporate servers, with direct connectivity with five other subsidiaries located in Spain and Portugal.

    Some of the requirements for this projects were network access control, proactive detection and remediation of threads, platform and manufacturer-independent architecture and integration with the current systems. Meeting security standards for aerospatial industry is a must in our daily job.

    Jun 07–Dec 07

    Electronic design engineer

    Libelium, Zaragoza (Spain)

    Low powered electronic devices design. Consumption optimization and improving advice for sensor motes based on Arduino platform.

    Sep 04–Jun 05

    IT staff (Scolarship)

    University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza (Spain)





    Telecommunications Engineering Master's degree

    EQF level 7


    Diploma, Information Technologies Administration


    Universidad de Zaragoza


    Bachelor's Degree, Telecommunications Engineering

    EQF level 6

    Universidad de Zaragoza




    Mother tongue(s)


    Other language(s)

    English, French, German

    Job-related skills

    Linux, IT Management, Big Data, Network Engineering, Telecommunications, Security, Integration, Virtualization, Nagios, Humor, Network Design, Linux Server, Social Skills, Storage Virtualization, Networking, Datacenter Virtualization, Logstash, Elasticsearch, Firewalls, Routers, VMware, Financial Economics, Electronics, Languages, Cisco Technologies, Wireless, Wireless Networking, Servers, Data Center, IT Operations, Asterisk, CCNA, CCNP, BSD Networking, OpenBSD, Network Security, VoIP, IP VPN, IP Networking, Windows Server, ITIL

    Driving licence





    Training courses

    ▪     2014 Sangoma TDM Interface cards certification training

    ▪     2014 Rails bits and Rails for zombies. Codeschool.

    ▪     2014 Web Application Architectures. Coursera/University of New Mexico

    ▪     2014 Sangoma Vega Level-1 certificate training

    ▪     2012 Cisco CCNP I

    ▪     2012 Asterisk

    ▪     2012 VMware vSphere 5: Install, Configure, Manage v5

    ▪     2013 VMware vSphere 5: Design Workshop v5.0

    ▪     2012 Introduction to databases. Coursera/Stanford

    ▪     2007 Cisco CCNA



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