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     Date Submitted:24-08-2015
     Last Modified:27-10-2015 (01:40)
    Job information
     Current job:Senior Spacecraft Operations Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSystems engineering, Operations, Spacecraft, Communication Protocols, Software design, Simulators, Ground Systems, Planning, Group work
    CV
    Professional Experience
     
    2011–Present Senior Spacecraft Operations Engineer
    Telespazio VEGA Deutschland GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany. On site at ESOC .
    Currently working on operations preparation for ESA’s EarthCARE mission, scheduled
    to launch in 2018. Additionally providing on-call support to routine operations for
    Cryosat-2 and LEOP phase preparation and execution for Sentinel-2. Previously worked in
    the Galileo LEOP preparation, participating in the two first Galileo launches in 2011 and 2012.
     
    Design reviews for different elements of Space Segment (both platform and pay-
    load) and Ground Segment. Specification of ground interfaces and flight operations systems.
    Specification and execution of System Validation Tests. Development of flight operations
    procedures, both system and subsystem level, as well as the processes for procedures
    maintenance. Development of tools for analysis and operations preparation.
     
    2011–2012 Spacecraft Analyst
    Telespazio VEGA Deutschland GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany. On site at ESOC .
    Lead of the analyst team preparing the Operational Database (ODB) and other flight
    operations products for the Galileo IOV LEOP.
     
    Development and maintenance of the ODB for use in the Mission Control System
    for the three control sites (ESOC, CNES, DLR). Definition of the processes for a coordinated
    maintenance of the ODB between all the sites, leading to reduced downtime of the mission
    control system and faster anomaly investigation due to the configuration alignment of the
    three sites. Development of software improving the ODB workflow.
     
    2008–2010 Systems Engineer - Operations Coordinator
    University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain.
    Systems Engineering and Operations for two ESA-backed CubeSat missions: HumSAT and
    Xatcobeo. Activities in HumSAT were limited to phase A during this period, whereas
    activities in Xatcobeo spanned from phase A until the end of phase C. Xatcobeo was the
    first CubeSat built using ECSS standards and worked through its whole projected life time
    plus extensions until re-entry.
     
    Development of mission and system requirements for both Space and Ground Seg-
    ments. Definition of operations concept. Responsible for the development of Ground
    Segment elements, as well as On-Board Software. Interface with ESA/CSG Kourou for
    launcher matters and with ITU/AMSAT for RF coordination.
     
    Miscellaneous
    2008–2009 Engineering courses teacher
    Academia Tecnos S.L., Vigo, Spain.
    Teacher for different engineering courses in electrical engineering, computer science and
    signal processing
    2008 Radio measurement engineer
    RDEMA Sevilla S.L., Sevilla, Spain.
    Measurement of coverage zones in different parts of Spain for a mobile communications
    firm. Decreased forecasted measurement time by 20%.
    2007 Project Manager for Corporative Intranet
    Autronic Comunicaciones S.L., Vigo, Spain.
    Project Manager for a corporate intranet linking providers and contractors and with integra-
    tion in the company’s ERP.
    2006–2007 General Coordinator - Foro Tecnolóxico de Emprego (Technology Job Fair )
    University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain.
    Coordination and large account management for the 7 th edition of the University of Vigo
    Technology Job Fair. Placements found for more than 100 students of different engineering
    schools. Maximum number of enrolled companies as of today.
     
     
    Professional Qualifications
    2002-2010 MSc. Telecommunication Engineering, University of Vigo, Spain.
    Major in signal processing, minors in telematics and radio communication. 4th year coursed at University of Oulu, Finland.
     
     
    Skills
    - Systems engineering, testing and validation, ground systems and mission operations, standards tailoring
    - ECSS (especially branches E-10, E-50, E-70), CCSDS, ITU Regulations
    - Spacecraft subsystems: On-Board Data Handling, AOCS, Communications
    - Computer and software architecture, software testing, real-time operating systems, signal processing, network architecture,
    - PRINCE2 project management methodology, negotiation for engineering processes, groups coordination
    - Programming skills: C, C++, Java, Python, ADA, Matlab, Assembly for x86 and SPARC
    - Software platforms: Linux, Solaris, Windows Server, MySQL/MariaDB, MS SQL Server, SCOS-2000, SIMSAT
     
     
    Languages
    Spanish           Mother tongue
    Galician           Mother tongue
    English            Full professional proficiency
    Portuguese     Full professional proficiency
    German           Professional working proficiency
    French             Limited working proficiency
     
     
    Certifications, Training and Workshops
    2014  PRINCE2 Practitioner - Project Management (Darmstadt, Germany)
    2012  RTEMS Open Class (Munich, Germany)
    2012  Appealing Rhetoric and Time Management (Darmstadt, Germany)
    2010  ESOC Workshop on satellite operations (ESA/ESOC)
    2009  2nd European CubeSAT Workshop (ESA/ESTEC)
               Speaker at the conference “Xatcobeo Engineering Process”


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