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     Date Submitted:20-02-2015
     Last Modified:09-01-2021 (08:19)
    Job information
     Current job:Senior Systems Design Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSatellite Communication, Systems Engineering, Constellations, Requirement Derivation, Constellations, Link Budgets, System Analysis, Orbital Simulation

    Aerospace Engineer with 8 years of experience working on satellite communications. My areas of expertise are system engineering, requirement derivation, constellations, link budgets, satcom system analysis (focused on the space segment) and orbital simulation. 


    Employment History

    Senior Systems Design Engineer, Viasat UK, Jun 2019 to Present

    • Delivered C#/Matlab scripts for orbital simulations.
    • Provided interference analysis.
    • Performed satcom systems analysis and capacity overview.
    • Provided technical inputs on regulatory comments.
    • Estimated satcom system power budget.
    • Led Sys. Eng. for UK processes creation and implementation (i.e. adoption of curated V-gate process).
    • Provided Demo Plans, System Engineering support, and high-level system design solutions.
    • Provided System Engineering support.


    Systems Integration Engineer, Viasat UK, Nov 2017 to May 2019

    • Led test activities including CMS/drone integration, static and taxi communication tests.
    • Provided test plan for the CMS, satcom terminal, and flight tests.
    • Supported system integration activities.
    • Delivered RAZHAZ safety distance calculation for a satcom terminal’s indoors and outdoors tests.
    • Provided RF safety solution for a satcom terminal’s indoors testing activities.
    • Reviewed and delivered Risk Assessments for both indoors and outdoors satcom terminal testing activities.
    • Performed link budgets.
    • Lead Sysems Engineer in the UK and led cooperation effort between USA and UK.
    • Derived, reviewed and delivered Tier 1 and Tier 2 requirements.
    • Provided a Systems Engineering Management Plan, and PM support.
    • Provided high-level system design solutions for terminals and hubs.


    Spectrum and Space Development Engineer, Avanti Communications, Sep 2015 to Nov 2017

    Space Technologies/Business Development
    • Involvement in several projects from bid stages to final delivery as Project Technical Manager or Spectrum Access Expert, i.e. Feasibility study for future telecom on satellite solutions (ESA ARTES 1); Bid for hosting an European Commission payload.
    • Involvement in new business opportunities projects where Avanti used its assets in new/different ways to open new markets, i.e. satellite relocation; SBAS projects.

    Future Missions
    • Project management of feasibility / concept design studies for new spacecraft and payloads, i.e. HTS satellite mission over EMEA (ESA ARTES ¾); Small SBAS platform; Future Avanti satellite.

    Spectrum Management
    • Responsible for new filing creation and maintenance of Avanti’s current satellite filings;
    • Active participant on coordination activities (i.e. interference analyses) and negotiations;
    • Participation in regulatory activities (i.e. ITU working parties, Ofcom preparatory groups).


    Graduate Engineer, Avanti Communications, Sep 2013 to Aug 2015

    Consultancy / Applied Technologies
    • Market Research, Market Analysis and Requirement Derivation for the study of a possible new spacecraft to be incorporated to Avanti’s fleet.

    Space Procurement
    • Radio Frequency Beam Sensing tool development, the tool aimed to calculate the pointing accuracy of Hylas 1 using the data retrieved by Avanti’s CMS;
    • Preliminary system architecture design for a possible new spacecraft;
    • Development of a new diversity switching test setup to be run while switching between Avanti’s main and diverse antennas.

    Business Development and Satellite Regulations
    • Frequency interference analysis (DT/T and C/I calculations),
    • Participation to Ofcom, techUK and ITU meetings,
    • Technical and commercial feasibility studies of future space technologies.

    Satellite Operations Centre
    • “Cornwall Skill Show 2014” - educational activity.
    • Trending Analysis, telemetry retrieval and plotting of all Hylas 2 subsystems;
    • Daily tasks such as weekly operations reporting, maneuvers feasibility studies and hardware behavior investigations;
    • Mission Control System Software training.

    Satellite Resource Management
    • Transmission Plan implementation,
    • Periodic Capacity reports,
    • Payload Commanding activities,
    • Link Budget Analysis.

    Future Missions Engineering Support
    • Supported Avanti’s CTO, on different future mission definition and technology concept design projects.


    Professional Development

    3-days intensive Network+ course (Feb 2019).


    Education & Qualifications

    MSc Astronautics and Space Engineering, Cranfield University (UK), Oct 2012 to Sep 2013

    Course Director's Prize for Excellent Overall Performance

    Aeronautical Engineering, UPC (Spain), Sep 2007 to Oct 2012

    with a MSc in Space Engineering



    Technical skills: Aerospace Engineering; Satellite Communications; System Engineering; Requirement Derivation; Link Budgets; Bid and Statement of Work preparations; Project Management; GNSS; Satellite Constellations; Orbital Mechanics; Mission, Payload and Spacecraft Design; Regulatory Affairs.

    Software skills: STK; SaVi; Matlab and Simulink; Fortran, C++, C# and VBA; Solid Edge and Catia; ANSYS; AutoCAD; MS Office; ITU software.

    Soft skills: Fast learning and adaptive capacity; Good team player; Strong organizational skills; Efficient time/task management and multiple priority handling; Responsible; hard-working and very proactive attitude. Good written skills.



    Mother tongue(s): Spanish.

    Other languages: English and Catalan.


    Activities & Interests

    Amateur Boxer / Kick Boxer and Kung Fu Purple Sash;

    Yogi and an avid reader;

    Cosmology/Astrophysics enthusiast;

    Learning to play the piano.

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