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     Date Submitted:12-06-2016
     Last Modified:16-07-2016 (10:03)
    Job information
     Current job:GNSS Signals Verification & System Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsGalileo, GNSS, Requirements, Verification, Systems, Spacecraft, Satellite, Engineering, Specification

    Spacecraft system engineer with extensive technical background - many years of experience in spacecraft/satellite engineering and scientific research within the space and defence industries, as well as design of commercial software used by hundreds of millions of end users.

    Main skills:

    - Detailed knowledge of the space industry.

    - Excellent technical understanding of the Galileo FOC payload, with an emphasis on the navigation signals and related SW.

    - Understanding of systems and requirements impacting generation of Galileo navigation signals (GMSS, GCSS, SIS, etc.).

    - Ability to quickly understand new subjects and techniques, to identify key concepts and information, and to troubleshoot problems.

    - Excellent knowledge and experience of spacecraft systems design, requirements engineering, application and interaction design, software design, testing and verification, along with the methods and software used.

    - Work productively both independently and within teams.

    - Effective management of multiple projects to time and budget within high-pressure environments.  Ability to manage projects across global locations.

    BSc (Hons) in Physics with Space Science.

    SC (EU) Clearance

    Space Systems, Systems Engineering, Requirements Engineering, Rational DOORS, Configuration Management, Technical Writing, User Interface Design, User Experience, Information Architecture, Product Design, Testing, Software Design, Software Verification, Product Lifecycle Management, Document Management, Localisation, Mobile Applications


    GNSS Signals Verification & System Engineer, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd
    May 2011 – present

    Engineering support for verification of payloads for Galileo FOC.

    SW requirement analysis and verification for Galileo FOC and Eutelsat Quantum projects.

    Engineering support for AOCS equipment procurement and testing.

    Engineering support for bids and early phase projects, including Galileo.

    Among other tasks, I am responsible for:

    - Technical acceptance and verification of the Navigation Signal Generation Unit (NSGU), including NSGU SW.

    - System level analysis of impacts due to payload units.

    - Requirements management and verification of Galileo Payload Units (DOORS).

    - Requirements management and verification of Quantum OBSW (DOORS NG).

    - Investigation and resolution of anomalies, both during testing and in-orbit.

    - Supporting test and launch campaigns.

    - Specifications and requirements for future payload functionality.

    I am actively involved in technical meetings, including formal reviews, with customers (including ESA) and suppliers.

    Previous tasks while at SSTL have included:

    - Configuration, design, administration and testing of engineering applications.

    - Engineering support for Space Environment team (thermal analysis).

    Senior Information Architect/User Interface Designer, Canonical, Skype, Vertu
    September 2009 – May 2011 (contracts)

    Tasks included:

    - Design and specification of new features for mobile and desktop applications.

    - Improving user experience of applications, including analysis and testing of software.

    - Investigation and resolution of software errors.

    - Unifying user experience across multiple platforms. Included creating localisation databases.

    - Production of user documentation for a worldwide customer base.

    - Working alongside product marketing team with planning of future products.

    User Experience Senior Specialist/Customisation Specialist, Mobile Communications Division, Toshiba
    November 2006 – August 2009

    Responsible for UI and user experience of Toshiba mobile phones.

    Responsible for customisation and localisation of handset software, and production of user documentation.

    Tasks included:

    - Proposal and evaluation of user interface improvements for future and ongoing projects.

    - Review of user interface designs and concepts for future and ongoing projects. Benchmarking handsets and handset SW.

    - Ownership and maintenance of the Toshiba European Requirements (TER) document. This included management of UI, hardware and software requirements.

    - Management of customer UI requests and requirements.

    - Providing core SW texts for implementation on handsets. Writing core user documentation. Managing localisation processes for SW and user documentation into up to 20 languages, often concurrently.

    - Assisting with marketing, usability testing and market research.

    Application Design Engineer, Orange (France Telecom)
    2005 – 2006

    User Interface Designer, Nokia
    2003 – 2005

    Senior Technical Writer/Customer Information Engineer, BAE SYSTEMS
    2001 – 2002

    Produced handbook suite for Sting Ray Mod 1 torpedo and Torpedo Launching System.  Wrote and edited a wide range of documentation, from high-level command information to maintenance guidesheets.

    Senior Scientific Officer, Defence Evaluation and Research Agency
    1996 – 2001

    Spacecraft & Navigation Systems Department

    Research and development of microtechnologies for space applications

    - Research and analysis to improve accuracy of existing micro Earth sensor design.

    - Selection and design of interfaces for micro Sun and Earth sensors.

    - Produced documentation for design and manufacture of micro Sun and Earth sensors.

    - Collaboration with UK industry, including management of extramural contracts for sensor production.

    - Assisted with other areas of MNT (micro-/nanotechnology) development, including nanosatellite launchers, microthrusters, and MEMS switches and phase shifters.

    - Project Management for the micro/nanotechnology team.

    - Produced customer reports and research papers, several of which were delivered at conferences across Europe and the US.

    Skynet 5 requirements

    - Requirements capture for Skynet 5 military communications satellites.

    - Development of the IERs (Information Exchange Requirements) for Skynet 5 military communications satellites.

    - Generation of IER databases.

    - Use of in-house simulation methods and models to analyse payload designs based on requirements for communication services, as expressed by users.

    - Support to UAV development.

    T6 ion thruster

    - Development and qualification of a flow sensor and flow controller for T6 ion thruster life tests.

    Earlier work within Mine Warfare, Weapons and Countermeasures Department:

    - Development of torpedo weapon fusing and counter-countermeasures.

    - Used mix of theoretical modelling and analysis of real-life data to make improvements to detection and targeting algorithms.

    - Planned and conducted sea trial using naval ships and submarines.

    - Production of working papers and input to deliverable reports.

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