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     Date Submitted:16-12-2015
     Last Modified:18-12-2015 (03:22)
    Job information
     Current job:Data Analyst, RF Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsData Analysis, Data Science, RF engineering, Software Development, Hardware Development, Problem Solving, Microcontrollers, FPGA, Algorithms, Python, Matlab, Research and Development
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    CURRICULUM VITAE

    (PhD finalization in June 2016)

     

    EDUCATION

    2012-present, Ph.D. training at International Max-Planck Research School (MPI for Radio Astronomy) in Bonn, Germany.

    2010-2012, Master’s Degree in Physics and Mathematics: Specialization in Advanced Physics for Engineering, Astrophysics and Aerospace Instrumentation Development at the University of Granada, Spain.

    2003-2010, Telecom/Electronic Engineer at the University of Granada, Spain.

    2008-2009, University Exchange Programme in ‘Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik’ at Universität Stuttgart, Germany.

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    May. 2012 – present: RF/Software Engineer, Data Analyst at Max-Planck-Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany

    • System Engineering and tests of robustness against Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) of new, advanced RF receivers for the Effelsberg 100-m radio telescope

    • Programming and scripting of control software and data analysis in Python and Linux

    • RF signal processing between 600 MHz and 300 GHz and data analysis using novel techniques on Graphics Processor Units (GPUs)

    • Project Scientist in Phased Array Feed and beamforming technologies for Radio Astronomy

    • Writing internal reports and articles for refereed international journals and giving internal and public presentations of developments and results of the projects

    • Supervisor of the Radio Lab Course at the Faculty of Astrophysics in Bonn, where standard RF test equipment operating from 0 to 20 GHz is presented to the students

       

    Mar. 2011 – Jan. 2012: Research Engineer (Algorithms, Hardware Development) at Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC) in Granada, Spain

    • FPGA-based hardware development for high-speed mathematical equation solving

    • Tool suite: Matlab Simulink + Xilinx ISE Suite + VHDL coding

    • Improved the system calculation speed a factor of 2x adding only 114 lines of code

    • Resolution of problems under strong requirements due to Space-aimed technology (for European Space Agency SO/PHI instrument).

     

    Nov. 2009 – May 2010: Internship - Product manager assistant on SAR Radar in EADS Defence & Security Deutschland GmbH in the Airborne and Space Radar department.

    • Responsible for producing Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery catalogues from test flights

    • Simulations of satellite radar and communication links with AGI Satellite Tool Kit (STK, Certified Engineer)

    • Design of conference posters and media about the department products with top-quality marketing standards

    • Development of Visual Basic macros to automatize the production of the imagery catalogues

       

    Nov. 2009 – May 2010: Thesis - "Design and Implementation of a IEEE 802.15.4 Low Power Wireless Sensor Network Node Control"

    • Development and test of microcontroller-based wireless sensor nodes under the ZigBee specification

    • Selection of electronic parts, design of schematics, PCB layout, fabrication and testing of the board(s)

    • Tools used: CadSoft Eagle, Atmel Studio, C programming

       

    Dec. 2008 – June 2009: Innovative educational project collaborator for the University of Granada with the aim of introducing a web based system for supporting the lectures. Efficiency of material distribution highly increased.

     

    Dec. 2006 - June 2007: Junior Salesman in a leading specialized electronic shop within the departments of Computer Science, Electronics, Image and Sound and Photography. I developed great negotiation skills.

     

    SKILLS AND COMPUTER SOFTWARE

    Advanced knowledge in:

    • Digital Signal Processing

    • Python

    • Linux OS, Shell scripting

    • Big data analysis

    • RF equipment testing

    • Simulations

    • AGI Satellite Tool Kit (STK) v9.2 (Certified Engineer by AGI Inc.)

    • Matlab 2006, R2007b + Simulink + Xilinx System Generator

    • CadSoft Eagle

    • Microcontroller, FPGA Hardware & Software, Firmware development

    • Communication Networks

    • C language

    • Microsoft Windows (all versions)

    • MS Word (all versions) and LaTeX

    • MS PowerPoint (all versions)

    • MS Excel (all versions)

     

    Average knowledge in:

    • Java language

    • C++ language

    • VHDL language

    • Wolfram Mathematica

    • Pspice/OrCAD 9.1

    • Labcenter Proteus

    • CSS language

    • JavaScript language

    • Microsoft Project

    • Agilent ADS 2006

    • MySQL

    • PHP

     

    RELEVANT PROJECTS AND INDEPENDENT COURSEWORK

    • Master Thesis:

    “Implementation of Classic Methods of Magnetic Field Measurements in a FPGA” at Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Granada, Spain

    • Project about “Signal processing with Matlab”

    • Essay about “Electromagnetic compatibility”

    • Essay about “Radio frequency amplifiers”

    • Course: Presentation and Communication Skills

    • Course: Time & Self management

    • Course: Occupational risk prevention

    • Course: Communication in the Digital Age

    • Course: Career Planing

     

    LANGUAGES

    Spanish: Mother tongue

    English: Proficient user – C1 level Europass Language Passport

    German: Mittelstufe II – B2 level Europass Language Passport

    (I continue my German language training)

     

    FURTHER INFORMATION AND INTERESTS

    Interest in Space technology and engineering, Defence and Security systems, Electronic devices, Big Data Analysis, Bussiness Intelligence, Microwave technology, Telecommunication electronics, Quality management, Control systems, Automation, Antennas, New technologies and their applications, Communication networks, IT management, Project management, Surveillance, Maritime technology, Technology for cars and avionics, Career development, ...

     

    ADDITIONAL DETAILS

    • Very good communication skills

    • Team worker

    • Flexibility

    • Good adaptability

    • Self-motivated

    • Strong fast-learning capacity

    • Skilled traveller

    • Driver’s licence: B class (Car) and A class (Motorbike)

    • Passion for technology


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