AT A GLANCE:
My educational background is in aeronautical and space engineering. My professional experiences (more than 20 years with four engagements) focus on these major areas:
• Project engineer and manager in space industry on data acquisition systems
• Administrative engineering in project structuring activities for large-scale projects
• Subcontractor steering also in large-scale projects
• Freelancing in IT business
10.2010 – 10.2015
Project Engineer Space Systems
with Kayser-Threde GmbH, Munich/ Germany
since 09/2014 merged in OHB System AG, Munich/ Germany
Project MTG "Meteosat Third Generation"
MTG is a large-scale project (x 10^9 EUR) developing high-performing weather satellites from design to flight. The project itself is broken down into numerous sub-projects. I have worked for 5 years in the core project and in sub-projects in the fields of project structuring, organisation and administration, in co-ordination and cooperation with our international partners.
Configuration Manager "MTG Infrared Sounder" and "MTG Flexible Combined Imager – Telescope Assembly"
• Line management responsibility for configuration and documentation team
• Implementation and verification of project-conform processes for configuration control of documentation and hardware
• Generation and tracing of all project relevant configuration management documentation, baselines and status reports
• Reviews of subcontractor documentation
• In charge (company-wide) for configuration management tool "Eclipse DCCM"
Documentation Manager MTG
• Set-up of Configuration Management Tool "Eclipse DCCM" for MTG as the company-wide pilot project
• Day-to-day Documentation Management business
• Line Management tasks wrt Documentation Management after taking over Configuration Management
Action Item Manager MTG
• Development, ramp-up and operation of an Action Item Tracking System for cross core team usage
Procurement Manager/ Equipment Supply Manager for subcontract "Spectral Calibration Engineering"
• Compilation of specification documents and accomplishment of a quotation process by means of ESA tender system EMITS
• Bid evaluation with core team partners and re-negotiations with selected supplier
• Complete project management of subcontract until final acceptance
09.2008 – 09.2010
System Engineer Space Systems with Berner & Mattner Systemtechnik GmbH, Munich/ Germany
• Project engineer Phase A study "Space-based Adhoc Communication Satellite Cluster" for IT-Amt (German Federal Interior Ministry Procurement Office)
• Support of Max Planck Institute (MPE) for project PK-4, compilation of accompanying documentation according to ECSS standards
• Project engineer "High-Speed Plasma Diagnostic System" (HSPDS/ PDS)
• Subcontractor management
• Proposal preparation/ involvement for IT Amt, DLR, ESA, MPE, NC3A (NATO)
• In charge for ESA tender system EMITS
04.1994 – 08.2008
Freelancing IT Service Provider
with "PC-Dienstleistungen Adi Strauss", Limburg/ Germany
Clients in the fields of finance, construction and construction material industry, traffic security and health care in Germany.
• Consulting & Support, IT services
• Trainings of Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Access, Power-Point, Project, Visio)
• Programming, VBA
• Hardware/ software implementation
06.1993 – 02.1994
Project Manager IT
with Buchmeier GmbH, Idstein/ Germany
• Database modeling in COBOL, expert system CompoDaB for Höchst AG, Frankfurt/ M., Germany
10.1992 – 01.1993
Reorganisation of parent's medical practice in Limburg/ Germany
• Computerisation as well as familiarisation and training of practice staff
10.1988 – 09.1992
Project Engineer/ Project Manager
with Kayser-Threde GmbH, Munich/ Germany
Project Engineer "Raumkurier" (English:"Space Courier", re-entry capsule) and MIKROBA (balloon drop experiment)
• Proposal support
• Software development
• Mission preparation and operation
• flight data evaluation
Project Manager Flight Data Recorder for Raumkurier
• Assembler programming of Single Board Computer for environment survey and logging for space missions
• Buildup of testing environment, test and verification of software
Mission support (IT) on site with sounding rocket and balloon campaigns in Sweden (ESRANGE, Kiruna) und Russia (Plesetsk)
• Logistics support
• Setup and putting into operation of Electrical Ground Support Equipment
• Experiment preparations and evaluation
08.1970 – 06.1980
Tilemann Gymnasium, Limburg/ Germany
• Graduation: university qualification; overall grade: 1.7
10.1980 – 09.1987
Aeronautics and Space Technology Studies at "Technische Universität Stuttgart", Germany
• Thesis: "Re-entry paths of an orbital glider regarding acceleration and heating constraints"
• Graduation: Dipl.-Ing., final grade: "Gut"
10.1987 – 05.1988
Shortened military service at Israel Defense Forces (IDF)
CAREER SUPPORTIVE MEASURES
06.2014 Advanced training and certification "Configuration Management Principles & Implementation", University of Houston, Texas, USA
03.2010 Satellite Tool Kit (STK) certification by agi
10.2009 Participation in 1-week STK training, at agi (London/ UK), at own expense
01.2008 Train-the-Trainer workshop
09.2003 Certification IT Baseline Protection,
IT Baseline Protection, Federal Office for Information Security/ Fraunhofer Institute, St. Augustin, Bonn/ Germany
06.1989 Participation in 3rd Microgravity Center Summer School DFVLR, Bonn/ Germany
since 10.1986 Member of Hermann-Oberth-Gesellschaft (a German space history association)
• Proposal preparation for international space projects for ESA/ DLR
• Generation of technical documentation, accompanying documentation and PA / QA documents according ECSS, reviews, reports, records
• Subcontractor management in technically complex projects
• Satellite Tool Kit (STK), certified user
• Requirements engineering (DOORS) and system development
• Configuration Management (CM): certification CMPIC
Company-wide point of contact for CM tool "Eclipse DCCM".
• In-depth knowledge in the space engineering disciplines of microgravity, earth observation, communication, systems incl. tools
• German – native language
• English – business fluent
• Hebrew – fluent orally and in writing
• Russian and French basics
• Experience in project management and as system engineer
• Entrepreneurial attitude and acting through business work as IT freelancer
• Trainings / Coaching of upmarket software applications
• MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist), Expert
• Customised solutions, implementations, trainings, consultancy and trouble shooting for the complete Microsoft Office application range, incl. Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio
• Administration / remote maintenance
• Programming experience VBA, Assembler, FORTRAN, Pascal, C++
• Operating system experience Microsoft Windows
• Authentic character, open manner
• Quick perception and capacity for abstraction
• Teamplayer, solution orientated
Hobbies and Activities
• Space technologies, in particular re-entry
• Youngtimer (24-year old roadster), pass driving
• City trips
• Support to VBA internet forums
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• Reference from OHB System AG
• Reference letter from D. Lamarre (ESA)
• Configuration Management Principles & Implementation Certification
• DOORS User Training Certificate
• Reference from Berner & Mattner GmbH
• STK Expert Knowledge Certification, STK Training Certificate
• Train-the-Trainer Certificate
• BSI / SIT Certification "IT Baseline Protection"
• MOUS Certification, Expert
• Reference from Kayser-Threde GmbH
• Letter of appreciation from DARA
• University Diploma of Technische Universität Stuttgart
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