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Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:05:00 +0100
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Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:30:00 +0100
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Mon, 9 Oct 2017 12:03:00 +0100
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Wed, 4 Oct 2017 14:30:00 +0100
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     Date Submitted:30-05-2016
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     Current job:Spacecraft Operations Analyst
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsSpacecraft and Ground Segment Operations
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    EPS Spacecraft Analyst at EUMETSAT 

    Serco Services GmbH, Darmstadt (Germany)

    Support the Eumetsat Polar System (EPS) mission ensuring that operations in the control room run efficiently and that the EPS controller team has the support to complete operations. As spacecraft analyst support the Metop spacecraft operations engineers in undertaking additional tasks.
     

    Preparation and release of operational procedures and documentation, including System Control Procedures, Special Operation Instructions, and Operations Guides in accordance with the organisation's document management and configuration control processes.

    Monitor routine operations and perform spacecraft and ground segment anomaly investigation.

    Maintain Metop spacecraft database and prepare spacecraft monitoring displays (EDL) updates.

    24/7 on call support. As duty analyst act as ground segment coordinator and respond to issues from controllers, external partners or management, that require additional support and advice.

    Responsible for interfacing between the EPS controllers, the engineering teams and management.

    Support the EPS OPS planning and weekly schedule meetings on behalf of the spacecraft team, the analyst team or the mission planning team, providing inputs as required.

    Support the EPS mission planning facility generating the weekly schedule on a rota basis.

    Attend OPS coordination meetings, ARB, TRR, TRB, Metop manoeuvre reviews, among others.

    Organise controller training including spacecraft contingency simulations and creation of training documentation.

    Compile statistics, reports and spacecraft status updates.

    Additional tasks within the spacecraft team, e.g. python coding of CHART algorithms

    Aug 2013–Oct 2015

    Data Processing Operations Engineer at EUMETSAT

    Support the Routine Operational phase of the Meteosat Second Generation (MSG), and EUMETSAT Polar System (EPS) missions as a member of the DPO (Data Processing Operations) Team within the RSO Division (Real-Time Services and Operations). The main tasks include:

     

    Evaluating the status of the data processing facilities and performing several levels of reporting.

    Geometric and radiometric quality monitoring and analysis of operational GEO and LEO satellite data, from Level 0 imagery data to Level 2 products.

    Completing initial anomaly investigation on production issues and implementing solutions to keep the 24/7 operational mission running.

    Providing Data Processing on-call support for both GEO and LEO missions for the following EUMETSAT facilities: FEP, PGF, PPF, IMPF, IPS, IDRS and MPEF. Main area of expertise: IMPF.

    Supporting MSG4 commissioning activities (following image and products validation test specifications)

    Participating in operational validation activities and technical reviews (e.g. Validation of MPEF products after new software releases, MSG Computer and Infrastructure Upgrade project, support data processing aspects of business continuity projects)

    Compiling statistics and reports on production.

    Keeping DPO operational procedures and operational guides up to date.

    Providing IMPF (MSG Image Monitoring and Processing Facility) controller training.

    Participating in DPO internal cross-training plans (As trainee and trainer)

    Mar 2012–Jul 2013

    EPS Spacecraft and Ground Segment Controller at EUMETSAT

    Monitor, command and initiate recovery actions within the EUMETSAT Polar Satellite mission (EPS) as either Spacecraft or Ground Segment Controller.

    As Spacecraft Controller, participate in different phases of the dual Metop satellite mission, from pre-launch campaign through LEOP, SIOV and Commissioning to routine operations. Complete scheduled passes with ESOC and NOAA ground stations. Responsible for monitoring other LEO spacecraft as Jason 2, SARAL and the EARS system.

    As Ground Controller proactively monitor and control the Command and Data Acquisition station in Svalbard, as well as all the different facilities included in the production and dissemination chain of the meteorological products.

     

       

    EDUCATION

     

    May 2015–Dec 2015

    Postgraduate Course "Problem solving and improvement - quality and other approaches"

     

    The module focuses on the practical application and deeper understanding of many of the methods and techniques associated with modern quality management and systems thinking.​ It addresses how to investigate problems properly; and generate robust and effective solutions.

    Sep 2005–Nov 2011

    Aeronautics Engineering

     

    Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Madrid (Spain)

    Superior-6-year Technical Engineering Degree (Equivalent to Bachelor and Master studies in Germany).

    Areas involved:  Aerodynamics, Flight Dynamics, Aircraft Design, Aerospace Engineering, Aerospace Materials and Manufacturing, Aerospace Structures and Design Methodologies, Aircraft subsystems, Control and Operations, Airport Design and Regulations, Wind Energy.

    Realization of the Final Master Thesis in Wind Turbine Loads and Dynamics Department in GAMESA IT, Madrid, Spain:

    R&D project concerning the influence of the atmospheric stability in the wind resource and its repercussion in the wind turbine loads and annual energy production. It included validation activities of the remote LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors in the detection of the wind speed and direction against traditional measuring instruments 

    Technical Environment: Excel data sheets, MatLab, Internal programs of the company for loads calculation, Power Point presentations.

    Aug 2009–Jul 2010

    ERASMUS Exchange Programme Student

     

    Delft University of Technology, Delft (Netherlands)

    Courses of several tracks in the Aerospace Master of Science.

    Strong emphasis on practical team projects.

     

    TRAINING

     

    Mar 2015

    Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) Course

    4days - 32hours

    Scholl AG, Darmstadt (Germany)

    Oct 2013

    DLR Spacecraft Operations Course

    1week - 40hours

    German Space Operations Center (GSOC), Oberpfaffenhofen (Germany)

    Theoretical lectures and practical hands-on training - using SCOS-2000- addressing all aspects of satellite operations and ground segment design, including: Flight Dynamics, Mission Planning, Satellite Human Spacecraft Mission Operations, and Ground Segment.​

    Sep 2013

    Management Foundations Course

    3days - 24hours

    Serco GmbH, Darmstadt (Germany)

    Mar 2013

    Unix and Linux Fundamentals

    1week - 40hours

    Scholl AG, Darmstadt (Germany)

    Jun 2011

    LEAN Manufacturing Fundamentals

    1week - 40hours

    Airbus, Madrid (Spain)

    Additionally, workshop on same topic coursed in June 2010 in Delft University of Technology​​

     

    Internships in the Technical University of Madrid

     

    Technical University of  Madrid (UPM), Madrid (Spain)

    Sep 08 – Jul 09: Academic project in the Computer Fluid Dynamics Department at the Aeronautics Centre. Technical environment: MatLab, Python, Linux, LaTex.

    Oct 08 – Jun 09: Employee in the Library of the Aeronautics Faculty.

    Sep 10 – Jun 11: Participation in the International Mentoring Programme, supporting and coordinating a group of incoming Erasmus students.

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Spanish

    Other language(s)

    English, German

    Other skills

    Experience in a 24/7 operational environment. Insight into operations of multi-instrument remote sensing LEO and GEO missions.

    Very good understanding of the elements composing a space mission and their interconnections. Broad system view.

    Experience with the spacecraft payload data acquired when working with the processing elements of the EUMETSAT missions.

    Familiar with Satellite Control Systems, specifically EPOCH and first experience with SCOS-2000

    Good knowledge of the change implementation strategy followed big organisations.. Experience Configuration Management Tools (Serena Dimensions) and with Document Management Tools ​

    Experience in operational validation activities obtained when working as a member of the Data Processing Operations Team.

    Undersdtanding of the measuring mechanisms of the instruments flying on board of the EUMETSAT satellites both on the LEO and GEO missions. These include radiometers, imaging and sounding instruments, interferometers, spectrometers and scatterometers.

    Knowledge of Lidar instrumentation. Used on ground for studying wind properties when working in Gamesa.

    Familiarity with the escalation processes in operations and experience in contacting external Agencies/Partners, i.e., ESOC, NOAA, NASA, as detailed in relevant OICD.

    Computer skills

    Experience with software, GUIs and tools used for monitoring and control of operational space and

    ground segments.

    Familiar with Unix (Solaris, AIX) environments.

    High level of computer skills as Windows user.

    Basic engineering programming in Matlab, Python, Fortran, C and Maple.

    Tools: SolidEdge (CAD), Microsoft Office and Open office, VBA , LaTeX, Visio.

    Organisational / communications skills

    Strong ability to learn quickly and to work under pressure.

    High degree of reliability and autonomy.

    Excellent social and communication skills in multicultural environments.

    Team work and organizational skills.

     


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