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     Date Submitted:10-08-2015
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     Current job:Software System Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within 2 months
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     KeywordsQuality driven Software System Engineer. Responsible for the overall software architecture and implementation of EGSE systems interfacing to EGSE and/or Front End Hardware/Firmware and Software. Interfacing to CCS using several protocols (EDEN, PIPE,
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    (Senior) Software Engineer with over 15 years experience in the Space Industry.

    I have been involved in many projects among other for the European Space Agency (ESA), Airbus (UK, DE, SP and FR) and Thales (IT and FR). I’m accurate and quality driven in the work I do and in the interaction and support towards the customers.

     

    My main area of expertise is in the understanding, architecture, interfaces and development of Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) systems software (Visual/GUI and Non-Visual) including the Control & Monitoring interface towards Central Checkout Systems.

    Projects ranged from Control and Monitor systems, Spacecraft Interface simulation & test, Data acquisition, storage and processing, Level Zero product processing, data distribution, Power Interfaces, SpaceWire, Mil-1553B.

     

    I have held different positions & responsibilities, ranging from Software Team Manager, Software Engineer, System Engineer, Product Responsible, and Software Test engineer. Additionally I provided technical leadership and mentoring (project) team members. Participation in proposal preparations (ITT), software process definition and giving customer support & technical input is day to day practise.

     

    I have a good knowledge of EGSE (Electrical Ground Support Equipment), CCS (Central Checkout System; protocols such as C&C, EDEN , PIPE, Pflp/Hlp), CCSDS, Packet Utilisation Standard, TM/TC processing/services.

     

    Main software coding and design tools are: (Borland/Embarcadero) C++, Delphi, UML, VectorCAST/Cover, IssueView and Subversion. Additionally related to this is documentation in the form of e.g. Requirements, Design, ICD, Manuals, Technical Notes, Test Procedures.

     

    Recent Satellite / Spacecraft / Instrument programs participation:

    EDRS, Bepi-Colombo, ExoMars 2016/2018, METOP, Sentinel, Solar-Orbiter, EarthCARE, Galileo, GAIA

     

    Education and Training

    1990-1996: Andreas College Katwijk - VWO

    1996-2000: Haagse Hogeschool - Technische Computerkunde

    2003          :  5-day course - Object Oriented Analysis & Design using UML

     

    Technical Skills, Knowledge & Tools

    • EGSE + CCS – Electrical Ground Support Equipment + Central Checkout Systems
    • PUS – Packet Utilisation Standard
    • C/C++ Borland / EmbarcaderoBDS2006/XE2/XE6
    • Delphi  Borland / EmbarcaderoBDS2006/XE2/XE6
    • Qt – Qt Creator
    • TM/TC processing / ASCII MIB database
    • Tcl scripting
    • XML - XMLspy
    • VectorCAST/Cover + RSM (Software Metrics)
    • CCS Protocols (EDEN, PIPE, C&C)
    • Familiar with ECSS (ECSS-E-ST-40C)

     

    Professional Experience

    2012   Present: Senior Software Engineer / Software System Engineer @ SSBV Space & Ground Systems

     

    • European Data Relay System – Modem & Baseband Processing Software
      Development of the Modem & Baseband Processing Software.
      • During this period involved in User Requirements Analysis and translation into Software System Requirements, Detailed Design & ICD, Implementation and Test of the software modules.
      • UML notation was used for the Design Documentation, using Use Case Diagrams, Class Diagrams, Activity Diagrams, Sequence Diagrams.
      • Partially responsible to keep track of the software implementation from a system point of view (and beyond) to meet the customers needs.
      • Responsible for the development of software modules: System Logger Service (disk and syslog rfc5424 distribution) and Reporting Service (XML PKI Reporting). These modules are both written in Qt/C++, they both include the following aspects: requirements & design documentation, unit tests, VectorCAST/Cover reports (test coverage), software metrics reports, and buildserver configuration.
      • Participation in meetings and teleconferences for milestone reviews and technical discussions/workshops.
    • European Data Relay System – Data Consolidation & Storage Software
      • During this period involved in User Requirements Analysis and translation into Software System Requirements, Detailed Design & ICD.
      • UML notation was used for the Design Documentation, using Use Case Diagrams, Class Diagrams, Activity Diagrams, Sequence Diagrams.
    • CMDVS Product Line
      Product responsible and lead engineer for the SSBV product line/suite CMDVS, which stands for “Control, Monitoring, Data processing and Visualisation Software”. This software is the core EGSE software interfacing to (SSBV) Front-End Equipment and Back-End Systems (data processing, controller systems) from partners and customers.
      • Further maintenance, development, design and testing is done and used in many project solutions (EGSE, SCOE, Suitcases, CCS, TM/TC...) used for satellite integration, test, and simulation.
      • The development is done in Embarcadero XE6 (Delphi); some parts in C++
      • Upgraded from BDS2006 compiler to modern Embarcadero XE6.
      • Consolidated and improved the interfaces to the back-end software, i.e. (Third-Party & Partners’) Test Sequence Controller application that includes Data Processing and Front-End ‘API’ libraries, tcl & uTOPE scripting possibilities, TM/TC PUS ASCII MIB database.
    • Meetings / Milestone Reviews
      Participation in internal and external meetings and teleconferences related to technical aspects and clarifications, and project milestones for various projects.
    • Software Processes
      Participation in the definition and implementation of internal Software Processes
      • Selection of the software development tools (compilers, UML, s/w metrics)
      • Definition of coding & development standards
      • Several Technical Notes / User Manuals on how to use Subversion, Issue Tracking, VectorCast/Cover.
      • Defined several document ‘templates’ for software development, used for module requirements, module design, software release notes.
      • Defined a process on how to handle customer support using Issue tracking system.
    • Software Development
      For various large satellite programs such as ExoMARS, Solar-Orbiter, EarthCARE the following activities are done:
      • Development of several customer specific Graphical Control & Monitoring applications (CMS), Remote Interface Software, Data Acquisition and Processing Software using Delphi.
      • Adaptation, configuration and upgrade of the CMDVS product to support project specific functionalities, but safeguard the ‘product’ CMDVS to be used as a generic software facility/solution.
      • Prepared documentation such as Design Documents, ICDs, Test Procedures, User Manuals for various projects.


     

    2010-2012: Senior Software Engineer / Software Team Manager @ SSBV Space & Ground Systems

     

    • During this period responsible for tracking the activities within the Software Development Team. This included progress reporting, priority/conflict handling and resources availability reporting to the higher management.
    • Supervision of trainee for 4 months. Responsible for the coordination of the design & development activities for Graphical User Interface software, used for SSBV’s main modem product. Additionally the definition and development of generic reusable libraries/modules is taken into account. The development was done in Qt/C++.
    • Supporting the test teams to define/present the way they should use Issue View, Test Environments and Subversion.
    • Interviews of new candidates for Software Department.
    • CMDVS lead engineer and product responsible:
      • maintenance and further development of CMDVS, used in many EGSE test and simulation environments for Satellites, Payloads or Instruments.
      • consolidation of the interfaces to lower level Front Ends (IPC, telnet, ASCII, binary communication protocols) and system-wide integration for various projects.
      • documentation such as ICDs, User Manuals, Technical Notes
      • development done in (Borland/Embarcadero) C++ and Delphi; subversion, Issue View.
    • Lead engineer and product responsible for the maintenance and further development of Power Front End Software, Data Acquisition Software, Level Zero Processing Software used in many projects.
      • The development is done in (Borland/Embarcadero) C++ and Delphi.
      • Consolidated and interfaces towards higher level software such as CMDVS.
    • Design and development of several Remote Interface solutions towards the Central Checkout System by implementation of different communication protocols (EDEN, PIPE, C&C) translating this into interaction with e.g. CMDVS and Front End Equipment.
    • Participation in internal and external meetings and teleconferences related to technical aspects and clarifications, and project milestones.
    • Onsite customer support, installation, integration and training at the customers' premises.
    • Handling & tracking customer support and coordination of the necessary activities.

     

     

    2004 - 2012: Senior Software Engineer @ SSBV Space & Ground Systems

    • CMDVS - Definition of new SSBV product
      Lead engineer and product responsible:
      • Preparation of Design Documents, ICDs, Technical Notes, User Manuals.
        Software Development is done in a timeframe of 6 months and maintained and deployed for 30+ satellite programs for many EGSE test and simulation environments for Satellites, Payloads or Instruments.
      • Development done in (Borland/Embarcadero) C++ and Delphi using subversion, and Issue View.
      • Definition and consolidation of the interfaces to lower level Front Ends (IPC, telnet, ASCII, binary communication protocols) and system-wide integration.
    • Front End Software
      • Lead engineer and product responsible for Discrete Front End and Power Front End software (running on embedded Windows; VME processor)
      • Development done in (Borland/Embarcadero) C++ and Delphi using subversion, Issue View.
      • Development of communication libraries towards Agilent Power Supplies using ‘sicl’ (SCPI protocol).
      • Interfacing towards higher level software such as CMDVS.
    • Software Process
      • Involvement in the exploration and introduction of software configuration management tools and issue tracking systems (subversion, Issue View), and selection of UML drawing tools (XMLspy, E-Draw).
    • Software Development
      For various large satellite programs such as GAIA, EarthCARE, Galileo, Sentinel  the following activities are done:
      • Development of several customer specific Graphical Control & Monitoring applications (CMS), Remote Interface Software, Data Acquisition and Processing Software using Delphi.
      • Adaptation, configuration and upgrade of the CMDVS product to support project specific functionalities, but safeguard the ‘product’ CMDVS to be used as a generic software facility/solution.
      • Prepared documentation such as Design Documents, ICDs, Test Procedures, User Manuals for various projects.
    • Participation in internal and external meetings and telecons related to technical aspects and clarifications, and project milestones.
    • Onsite customer support, installation, integration and training at the customers' premises.
    • Handling & tracking customer support and coordination of the necessary activities.

     

    2000 - 2004: Software Engineer @ SSBV Space & Ground Systems

    • Design and development of Front End application software running on (Windows-based) VME processor.
      • Developed drivers (libraries) for different interface modules, simulating ADC, DAC, Thermistors, UART, Power, Pulse, etc…
      • Developed application layer on top of the module drivers responsible managing control interface from (remote) higher-level Control and Monitor Software application.
    • Design and development of Front End application software (Windows) to control & monitor Power Front End (SSBV product) units. The communication interface was based on RS-232 and later upgraded to LAN using an ASCII protocol.  The FE Control and Monitor Software is developed in Delphi, including a GUI for the end-user and an integrated test environment for automated test possibilities.
    • GPIB / LAN Control & Monitoring with Automation and Test Equipment (Keysight/Agilent, Rohde & Schwarts, Keithley, …)
    • Implementation of communication libraries / class using C++, such as GPIB, RS-232, telnet.
    • EGSE development for Beagle 2 Mars Lander
      • Developed interface drivers and test facilities for on-board chip in C/C++ using low level register access instructions.
      • Development of high-level Control & Monitor Software for two different EGSE systems to test the different instruments on the Beagle 2 lander, developed in Borland C++ & Delphi.
    • Continuation of the development / maintenance of in-house software libraries and components, used as reusable components in other software applications. This is done in both C++ and Delphi, including documentation and unit testing.
    • Development of various ‘Remote Interface’ application software. This software fulfills the role of a ‘communication bridge’ between users’ Central Checkout Systems and the SSBV EGSE system (e.g. Power Front End, Mil-1553 Front End, SpaceWire Front End). Various protocols are implemented using Borland Delphi 5 and 6.

     

    2000 Trainee @ CMG Amsterdam

    • Graduate study. Core task was the research, design and development of a framework for DCOM applications. A basic distributed MTS / DCOM application was created and demonstrated using Visual Basic.

    1999 Trainee @ Alcatel Nederland

    • Research, design and implementation on how to calculate/measure effective source code (C++).

     

    Projects Overview (compact)

    • 2000-2005
      • MSG RDSA
      • Mars Express TM Acquisition, Monitoring, Archiving and Verification Software
      • Beagle2 EGSE
      • Rosetta RF Suitcase
      • Aladin Instrument-EGSE
      • Herschel-Planck (CDMU-SCOE, PLM-SCOE, TM/TC & Discrete Front End)
      • ROCSAT
      • Integral TM Gateway Software

     

    • 2005-2010
      • Alos Aden Data Acquisition & Processing Software
      • APOGEE COME SCOE
      • GAIA PLM EGSE, SpW SCOE, PDHU EGSE
      • Galileo Mil-1553 Front End, PETE NDMU, S-Band RF Suitcase, Power Front End
      • Sentinel-1 SES EGSE,
      • Sentinel-2 MSI-EGSE, TM/TC & Power Front End
      • Sentinel-3 SRAL-EGSE

     

    • 2010-2015
      • Bepi-Colombo Power Front End, MIS
      • Galileo PTS-SMS, S-Band RF SCOE
      • Lisa PathFinder RF Suitcase
      • Sentinel-1 DSHA-TE, PDHT-EGSE, RF-Suitcase
      • Sentinel-2 RF-SCOE
      • EDRS – EDTE & DCSU
      • EarthCARE PISA, ATLID-CCS, RF-SCOE, MMFU-EGSE
      • Solar-Orbiter SIIS
      • ExoMARS DH-SCOE, Rover Vehicle Interface Simulator

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