I do know what the goal is. I work leveraging profitability and risk according to shareholders’ expectations. I am first and foremost a motivated and energetic person, especially proud of my ability to empower teams to achieve their goals and to grow in the process. A combination of creativity and abstraction is what makes me unique.
Senior Engineering Contractor at RHEA Group for ESA, Madrid, Spain
June 2015 — Present
Working for the European Space Agency (ESA). Towards both strategic and operational excellence. My goal is to balance long-term and short-term objectives and risks so that we can get the best outcome according to our stakeholders' expectations. Aligning people in the department:
• Led innovation initiatives to expand ESA science services value proposition.
• Identification and evaluation of new projects and opportunities involving technology.
• Engaging with external parties and start-ups to drive innovation. Defining statements of work and coordinating stakeholders.
• Day-to-day contact with external parties. Monitoring progress of the different projects, Providing support when needed. Reporting to senior management.
• Leading Machine Learning group. Promoting the creation several internal MVPs and PoCs. 20 people involved.
• Led collaboration with Google to apply VisionAPI to Hubble images. Detecting asteroid trails and removing noise from images.
• Led a research with Cortical.io to produce a Natural Language Processing service to easeuser searches on ESA Science Data.
• Led project with Denodo to produce a PoC of their Data Virtualization platform applied to ESA Science Data.
• Led ESA contribution to the Hubble consortium (NASA, ESA and CSA). My contribution allowed us to successfully simplifying complexity. By the unification of processes, services and technology, we could migrate to a common Hubble data exploitation and preservation platform.
Portfolio Manager for E.O. Software Systems at Isdefe, Madrid, Spain
February 2010 — June 2015
• Led software development group. Responsible for overall management of satellite ground segment software group. I managed to strengthen relationships with clients and other teams and empower team to act autonomously.
• Increased performance of the group by changing management approach. Moved to small multidisciplinary groups capable of dealing with projects end to end. Significant effort was required but in less than one year, proof itself to be a perfect approach.
• Negotiated and prioritized customer requirements when needed.
Project Engineer at GMV, Tres Cantos, Spain
September 2007 — February 2010
• Drove design, development, testing and maintaining of several software modules. Ability to perceive insights and dynamics of such a complex organization as obtained.
• Learned how to be flexible enough so objectives were achieved overcoming militaristic environment and yet respect its culture.
• Perfected technical skills with regards to system engineering in complex critical environments. I developed ability to effectively communicate ideas to stakeholders.
R&D Engineer (Trainee) at Pontifical University of Salamanca, Madrid, Spain
November 2005 — July 2007
• Participated in the development of a simulated operating system for educational purposes at the university.
Software Developer at AR Consulting, Madrid, Spain
September 2004 — June 2005
• Participated in the development of a software software system to facilitate acquiring the ISO9001:2000 certification.
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