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     Date Submitted:01-08-2016
     Last Modified:01-08-2016 (03:26)
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     Current job:Business Unit Manager / Lead Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:, , Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordsground segment system engineer, project manager, program manager, remote sensing system engineer

    ProfessIonal Summary

    19 years of experience in Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems. Over 10 years of experience in Satellite Ground Systems Engineering.

    Involved in development of the Ground Segments for several Earth Observation Satellite Programs (RASAT, GOKTURK-2, GOTURK-1, GOKTURK-3).

    Has 8 years of work package/project management experience on international satellite and earth observation (remote sensing and geographical information systems) projects at Scientific and Technological Research Institution and Private Space & Defense Company.

    Specialties: Systems Engineering, Program/Project Management, Remote Sensing, Geographical Information Systems, Satellite Image Processing.



    Business Unit Manager (Satellite Technologies) | SDT Space & Defence Technologies

    December 2013 – cont.

    Program Management (Satellite Technologies Project)

    Multi-Project, schedule, budget and resource management (GOKTURK, GOKTURK-3, GOKTURK DHF and potential near-future projects)

    Subcontractor Management

    Total budget of ongoing projects: € 8,1M

    Business and Product Development (Satellite Technologies)

    Analyzing technical solution to comply with the requirements and customer needs

    Preparation of Proposals (Technical & Commercial)

    Lead Systems Engineer | SDT Space & Defence Technologies

    July 2012 – cont.

    Requirements Management

    Definition, management and traceability of requirements structure with the support of dedicated tools.

    System architectural design (RASAT, GOKTURK-1, GOKTURK-2 and GOKTURK-3 Projects)

    Implementation of Image Exploitation Service (IES)

    AIV Activities

    Integration (Subsystem, Segment and System Level)

    Verification (CI, Subsystem, Segment and System Level Qualification and Acceptance)

    Projects (SDT):

    GÖKTÜRK Ground Station (GGS&MGS) User Service Subsystem Project

    Project Technical Role:  Systems Engineer

    Requirements Management 

    Design (CSCI & HWCI)


    AIV activities

    Project Coordinator: SSM (Undersecreteriat for Defense Industries) / TURKEY

    Customer: TurAF (Turkish Air Force)

    Main Contractor: Telespazio / ITALY

    Subcontractor (Ground Segment): ASELSAN / TURKEY

    SDT Responsibilities: User Service Sub System (GGS & MGS) Software & Hardware (For GOKTURK -1 & GOKTURK-2 Satellites) Development and Integration

    Service Access Point (Prefeasibility, Request & Task Management)

    Catalogue, Archive and Dissemination Service

    Image Exploitation Service

    Geographical Information Service

    Remote User Services

    Current Phase: Segment Integration / Provisional Acceptance


    GÖKTÜRK DHF (Data Handling Function) Project

    Project Role: Program Manager & System Engineer

    Project Coordinator: SSM (Undersecreteriat for Defense Industries) / TURKEY

    Customer: TurAF (Turkish Air Force)

    Main Contractor: Telespazio / ITALY

    Subcontractor (Ground Segment): Consorzio START SpA

    SDT Responsibilities: Contribution and support to development (in Rome) and verification (Ankara) phases.

    “Additional WP for the GÖKTÜRK Program with Consorzio START”

    GÖKTÜRK-3 SAR Satellite, Ground Segment User Service Subsystem Project

    Project Role: Systems Engineer

    Project Coordinator: SSM (Undersecreteriat for Defense Industries) / TURKEY

    Customer: TurAF (Turkish Air Force)

    Main Contractor: Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI)

    Subcontractor (Ground Segment): ASELSAN / TURKEY

    SDT Responsibilities: User Service Sub System (GGS & MGS)

    Current Phase: PDR


    Chief Research Engineer | TÜBİTAK UZAY

    (Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey; Space Technologies Research Institute – Ankara)

    November 2007 – July 2012

    GÖKTÜRK-2 Satellite Project (R&D Program)

    Project Role: Work Package Leader / Systems Engineer

    WP: Ground Segment; Image Processing and Data Management Work Package

    Project Partners: TUBITAK UZAY & TAI

    Customer: Ministry of the National Defense R&D Department / TurAF (Turkish Air Force)

    GÖKTÜRK-2 Satellite (National Earth Observation Satellite) Project which has been funded by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) R&D Program. GÖKTÜRK-2, Launched in December 2012, operational.

    RASAT (Earth Observation Satellite) Project

    Project Role: Work Package Leader / Systems Engineer

    WP: Ground Segment; Image Processing and Data Management Work Package

    RASAT, the first earth observation satellite designed and manufactured in Turkey. RASAT is designed, manufactured and tested by TUBITAK Space Technologies Research Institute (TUBITAK UZAY), with funding from Turkish State Planning Office (DPT). Launched in August 2011, operational.

    Senior Research Engineer | TÜBİTAK UZAY

    March 2003 – November 2007

    BILSAT Project

    Project Role: Systems Engineer

    WP: Ground Segment

    This is a technology transfer project aimed at acquiring small satellite technologies. The project is conducted with Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) of Surrey University, UK. Launched in September 2003, has fulfilled its mission life time as of August 2006.

    Vegetation Cover Analysis by Satellite Imagery of Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) Crude Oil Pipeline Project (2006)

    Project Role: Project Manager

    Customer: BP Company

    Development of Low Cost Imaging Based Mapping System for Monitoring Natural and Anthropogenic Changes in Kazanlı (2002-2005)

    Project Role: Remote Sensing Expert (Pre-processing & Processing of Aerial Images)

    Customer: TUBITAK (YDABAG R&D Program)

    Project Partners: TUBITAK YDABAG, Hacettepe University Geological Engineering Department

    Project Officer (2d Lt.)| Turkish Air Force HQ (Military Service)

    March 2002 – March 2003


    Research Engineer | TÜBİTAK BİLTEN (former name of TÜBİTAK UZAY)

    July 1997  – November 2001


    NATO-SFS TU-REMOSENS Project (Establishment of Satellite Based Observation and Its Applications in Turkey) (1997-1999)

    Systems Engineer


    Establishment of NOAA AVHRR and METEOSAT SDUS Satellite Ground Stations

    Image Processing of daily NOAA Images for the winter season to extract snow covered area of the Karasu Basin

    GIS Applications

    Determination of Snow Water Equivalent In Eastern Anatolia, Employing Satellite Technologies Project (with DSI – State Hydraulic Works) (1999)

    Systems Engineer

    Setting up the Substructure of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems at Turkish NAVY (DzKK) (1999)

    Systems Engineer




    June 1996

    Engineering Faculty – Geological Engineering Department



    September 2004 – June 2005 (Dropped out after successful finalization of the graduate lesson credits, before thesis finalization)

    Engineering Faculty – Environmental Engineering Department



    Fundamentals of Erdas Imagine / 21-25 July 2014 Intergraph Italy / Milan

    Imagine Photogrammetry Advanced Satellite Workflow / 25-29 September 2014 Intergraph Italy / Milan

    Project Management / 2006 Mentor Project Management Training & Consultancy

    2279 – Planning, Implementing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure / 2006 Netsoft / Microsoft Gold Certified Partner

    Total Quality Management / 2003 Turkish Standards Institution

    Process Management, Interactions and Improvement Techniques / 2003 Turkish Standards Institution

    Geological Applications of Radar Remote Sensing and Interferometry – Theoretical and practical Course  / 2003 Dr. Jean-Luc Froger / Blaise Pascal University – YYÜ


    Systems Engineering

    Requirements Management

    Definition, management and traceability of requirements structure with the support of dedicated tools.

    System architectural design with the support of modelling and design tools (RASAT, GOKTURK-1, GOKTURK-2 and GOKTURK-3 Projects)

    AIV Activities

    Integration (Subsystem, Segment and System Level)

    Verification (CI, Subsystem, Segment and System Level Qualification and Acceptance)

    Program Management

    Schedule Management

    Budget, Resource and Risk Management of Business Unit’s ongoing and potential projects.

    Subcontractor Management

    StandardsECSS (E-10, E-70, M-10, M-40, M-60)

    GOKTURK-2 Project (TUBITAK/TAI Tailoring)

    GOKTURK-1 Project (Telespazio Tailoring)

    GOKTURK-3 Project

    MIL-STD 498

    GOKTURK-1 Project

    ISO 9001:2008 QM


    TortoiseSVN (expert level / 5 years)

    Doors (good level / 3 years)

    Redmine / Jira / Bugzilla (expert level / 5 years)

    MS Office (expert level / 18 years)

    MS Project (expert level / 7 years)

    MS Visio (expert level / 8 years)

    Erdas IMAGINE (expert level / 5 years)

    PCI Geomatica (expert level / 8 years)



    Turkish (Native)





    Science - Fiction



    Nationality: Turkish

    Date of Birth: 10 August 1973

    Marital Status: Married

    Current Place of Residence: Ankara / TURKEY



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