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     Date Submitted:21-01-2016
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     Current job:Recent graduate in Aerospace Engineering
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems
     KeywordsSpace flight, aerospace systems, engineering, leadership
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    Date of birth:                           17th May 1989 | British citizen

     

    EDUCATION

    University of Cambridge, Robinson College                                                Cambridge | United Kingdom

    Master of Philosophy in Engineering.                                                                                               10/2015

    ·        Master’s thesis: The Effects of Stator-hub Purge-seal flow on Low pressure Turbine Performance.

    ·        Awards: Engineering and Physical Science Research Council Award, Rolls-Royce Research Grant.

    ·        Core Modules: Turbomachinery, Propulsion, Computational Fluid Mechanics.

     

    University of Glasgow                                                                                       Glasgow | United Kingdom

    Master of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering.                                                                        06/2013

    ·        Master’s thesis: Radiation Analysis and Simulation for a MEMS Gyro contained in the European Silicon Rate Sensor for Geostationary Orbit.

    ·        Independent research thesis: The Future of Interstellar Space Flight.

    ·        Awards: SAAS (2008-2012), Dean’s List (2009, 2010, 2011), Engineering Excellence Award (2012).

    ·        Group projects: Aircraft Conceptual Design (responsible for the design of the aircraft fuselage, wings, and empennage), Design of Reconnaissance Aircraft for BAE Systems (responsible for system implementation, including Radar, counter measures, and imagery systems for airborne surveillance).

    ·        Core Modules: Applied Mathematics, Thermodynamics, Propulsion, Fluid Mechanics, Space Systems Engineering, Space Flight Dynamics, Aircraft Structures, Aerodynamics.

     

     

    WORK& LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

    Arcus Global                                                                                                  Cambridge | United Kingdom

    Software Developer                                                                                                               06/2015-present

    ·        Developing cloud software applications using the Salesforce platform; a leading Customer Relationship Management software and enterprise cloud ecosystem.

    ·        A member of the development team, committed to satisfying customer requirements by developing software for their mobile and internet applications.

    ·        Developing code primarily in Apex, JavaScript, and AngularJS.

     

    University College London, Department of Earth Sciences                             London | United Kingdom

    Research Internship                                                                                                             10/2015-12/2015

    ·        Investigation of modern imaging and modelling techniques of Large Low Shear Velocity Provincesbeneath the African continent to better understand its impact on full mantle seismic tomographic models.

     

    CAD Schroer UK                                                                                           Cambridge | United Kingdom

    CAD Software Developer                                                                                                    01/2015-05/2015

    ·        A member of the software development team, modifying and implementing the product source code for the company’s 3-D plant design software. Training in object-orientated programming and engineering drafting.

    ·        Key skills: Programming, creativity, innovation, team player, architecting solutions to solve problems that benefit both the client and the organization.

     

    Selex ES                                                                                                          Edinburgh | United Kingdom

    Master’s Student Placement, Advanced Targeting and Space department.                       05/2012-09/2012

    ·        Developed an algorithm that estimates the radiation doses on sensitive components on-board telecommunication satellites for a geostationary orbit, through direct interaction with external customers.

    ·        Contributed to the team’s efforts to complete scheduled mission phases by creating and managing the radiation requirement; resulted in the settlement of customer contracts and company profit.

    ·        Analyzed previously accepted test data for a low earth orbit baseline and provided recommendations for future mission scenarios to geostationary orbit.

    ·        Used software provided by the European Space Agency, the project collaborators, to determine possible satellite trajectories based on the resulting radiation dosage of sensitive components; implementation led to successful marketing of the algorithm, customer satisfaction and assurance.

    ·        Gained a familiarity of the project lifecycle, from development through to the delivery phase.

    ·        Developed strategy for marketing to new prospective clients through delivering presentations and technical progress reports.

     

    Selex ES                                                                                                          Edinburgh | United Kingdom

    Summer Intern, Engineering                                                                                                  June-September

    ·        Completed projects in various engineering departments during the summer student program.

    ·        Four summer internships completed: 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012, encompassing the areas of systems/hardware, environmental, and space engineering and capability.

    ·        Projects included developing innovative and creative methods for pyrotechnic shock capture, in-flight testing of company hardware, motor-rig development used for data capture, programming, employee-client interaction, and contract settlement.

    ·        I was a flight test engineer in 2011, which involved the testing of company piezo-electric accelerometers. I also performed data analysis from vibration measurements using in-house shock capturing software. This required installation of company equipment onto the aircraft, experimental setup, and acquiring the relevant data for post-processing analysis.

    ·        Delivered regular presentations and progress technical reports to the team.

     

    Selex ES                                                                                                          Edinburgh | United Kingdom

    Logistics Operator                                                                                                               10/2007-04/2008

    ·        Monitoring and implementation of company stock.

    ·        Main duties: adhering to customer demands through organizing required stock, packaging and sorting stock to be shipped, recording deliveries, providing assistance to on-site laboratories to ensure stock was up-to-date and correctly labelled, organization of stock rooms.

    ·        Additional responsibility of training new starts to the role.

     

    Robinson College, Cambridge University                                                    Cambridge | United Kingdom

    Social Secretary                                                                                                                   10/2013-10/2014

    ·        Organisation of formal dinner swaps amongst the various colleges within the university, and many other events throughout the academic year.

     

    Robinson College, Cambridge University                                                    Cambridge | United Kingdom

    Vice-President                                                                                                                     10/2014-07/2015

    ·        Represented the graduate community (MCR) at the Graduate Union (GU) and at the Cambridge University Students' Union (CUSU). I held the MCR vote on these two councils, and I was able to assist anyone who may have any views on upcoming motions.

    ·        Organized college events and managed formal dinner halls.

     

     

    SKILLS, ACTIVITIES & INTERESTS

    Languages: English (Native Proficiency).

     

    Professional membership: Royal Aeronautical Society, Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

     

    Technical abilities: Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint; Internet and email. Proficient in MATLAB and Simulink, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Apex and the Salesforce platform, GIT. Experience in using Java, JavaScript and AngularJS, and national instruments.

     

    Transferrable skills: Problem solving, quantitative, qualitative and analytical reasoning, working efficiently towards deadlines and goals, creative thinking and innovation, data analysis, management and leadership, team working, negotiating, making decisions, ability to undertake research, organisation, critical thinking. Excellent written, verbal, and communication skills.

     

    Activities: Glasgow University Tennis Club (member and team player, division 1), Cambridge University Lawn Tennis Club (member), Robinson College Tennis Club (member and team player, division 1), Robinson College Boat Club (member and rower), Cambridge Space Flight.

     

    Volunteer work: Research and Animal Welfare Assistant at the Charles Darwin Research Station, Galapagos National Park, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Main responsibilities included: Animal conservation, concerning the protection, safety, and monitoring of the endangered Galapagos Giant Tortoise.

     

    Interests: Travelling and tennis are my two main hobbies. I am a dedicated advocate for the ethical treatment of animals (PETA member).  I enjoy outdoor sports and volunteering.


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