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     Date Submitted:01-08-2016
     Last Modified:19-08-2016 (04:25)
    Job information
     Current job:GNSS Software Project Manager / Business Developer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsGNSS, Software development, Project Management, Simulation, Radionavigation

    Software Project Manager / Business developer

    1. Key Facts

            - 11 years of experience in developing and managing software projects in the field of navigation and geo-localization.

            - In charge of the Chinese/German markets for the company OKTAL SYNTHETIC ENVIRONMENT (SOGECLAIR Group).

            - Worked for both big and small companies requiring flexibility, responsibility and a high level of project drive.

            - Strong technical and commercial background in international context.

            - Successfully managed numerous complex international projects (FP6, FP7, H2020, Defense projects...) in GNSS domain.

    2. Professional Experience

    Since April 2013: Business Developer / Project Manager - OKTAL-SE (SOGECLAIR group) - Toulouse (FR-31)

            - Management of the OKTAL-SE Chinese market.

            - Management of the OKTAL-SE German market.

            - In charge of training for both technical and sales teams.

            - Managing the coordination between the OKTAL-SE Chinese (Autosoft Technology Co.) and German (Lange-Electronic GmbH) resellers.

            - Organizing face to face meetings with prospects and customers in coordination with the local agent.

            - Responsible for the OKTAL-SE User Days in China.

            - Leader of the group “Collaborative Projects” of the Defense Company Cluster “Primus” founded by the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie Midi-Pyrénées.

            - Casual lecturer in satellite navigation at ISAE-SUPAERO

    Main customers: Germany: Diehl BGT Defence, WTD 81, Continental, Bosch, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft…

                             China: MoD, Universities, EO Research Centers…

    Sept 2009 - April 2013: Project Manager / Product manager - OKTAL-SE (SOGECLAIR group) - Toulouse (FR-31)

            - Expert in Satellite Navigation and Simulation Software Development.

            - Management of the GNSS simulator SE-NAV development.

            - Head of the SICASSE project: development of a geolocalized application, embedded in Android phones, for studying the impact of climate change on wild species.

            - Management of European Projects (e.g. FP7 projects: GAPFILLER, H2020: JUPITER...) from project initiation to product delivery.

            - Team coordination (mainly Developers & Computer graphists).

            - Management of strong and positive relationships with customers & partners to achieve long-term relationship and launch collaborative projects.

    March 2008 - Sept 2009: R&D Engineer  - EVOSYS (EUROLOGICIEL group) - Le Plessis-Robinson (FR-92)

            - SPEED Hosting Structure Leader for Thalès Alénia Space (Toulouse, France).

            - In charge of the conception of the computation kernel of the SPEED System (porting the EGNOS Central Processing Facility to Linux for customization and certification).

            - Responsible for coordinating with the Spanish development team of GMV (Madrid, Spain).

    January 2005 - March 2008: R&D Engineer  - ERGOSPACE - Toulouse (FR-31)

            - In charge of the development of the Ergospace software development (GNSS reception in constrained environments) and EnviNav (Satellite Tool Kit Plug-in of the Ergospace product).

    3. Key Skills and Competencies



    - Revenue, market and cost assessments to define business plans.
    - Definition and initiation of projects (for instance, SICASSE and GAPFILLER projects).
    - Lead of the Technical Specifications in coordination with developers and partners.
    - Definition of efficient schedules to ensure success and acceptance of the proposals.

    - Overall project plan and schedule follow-up.
    - Technical teams management - Potential issues and risk assessment.
    - Progress, risk and opportunities survey.
    - Production of periodic reports.
    - Organization and leading of regular meetings with partners and customers.
    - Capitalization of results on internal products in collaboration with the R&D manager.

    - Customer reviews Management.
    - Preparation and supervision of tutorials and training sessions.
    - Support to the Sales Manager before and during special events (User Group meetings).
    - Organization of business meetings with Chinese and German prospects and customers.
    - Preparation and presentation of product demonstrations (face to face meetings).

    - Exhibition attendance (Paris Air Show, Eurosatory, Munich GNSS Conference, Toulouse Space Show…).


    - Expert in satellite navigation and software simulation development and management (COTS approach).

    - Strong Coding Skills: C++, C, JAVA, MPICH.

    - Web development: PHP, MySQL, JS

    - Mobile SDK: Android, Unity

    - GUI/ Communication: QT.

    - 3D: Open GL, OSG.

    - PM tools: Microsoft Project, MS Office.

    4. Education

    2004       SUPAERO Engineer
                  ISAE-SUPAERO, Toulouse, France

                  Major: Space Systems

    2004       Master’s Degree (D.E.A.) in Astrophysics, with honors
                  Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse III, France

                  Major: Cosmology

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