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     Date Submitted:17-08-2016
     Last Modified:30-05-2018 (07:43)
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     Current job:Software engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     Keywordsteam player, result oriented, ambitious, pro-active, committed, coachable, autonomous Extensive experience in software development within the space industry. Specialised in space systems engineering, and hold a PhD in physics. Able to quickly grasp un
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    Date of birth: 02-05-1988
    Nationality: Dutch

    Extensive experience in software development within the space industry. Specialised in space systems engineering, and hold a PhD in physics. Able to quickly grasp unfamiliar and complex subjects and to translate that understanding into high quality code that is operationally ready.

    Professional experience
    02/2017-present Thales Services, software developer (flight dynamics team)
    • ensured client (CNES) satisfaction through transparent communication and the delivery of high quality software solutions
    • implemented complex, state-of-the-art algorithms in the context of research and development projects
    • managed the production of three software libraries (combined value of ~210k euro), adapted an agile approach
    • won and executed multiple contracts (~110k euro) autonomously, and participated in winning bids for large contracts (~4M euro)


    02/2014-01/2017 Astronomical Institute of the University of Bern (AIUB)
    • completed and maintained the internal space debris catalog (~10.000 objects)
    • processed and handled ~5000 observations per day
    • improved processing pipeline consisting of Bash, Fortran, and Perl scripts


    04/2013-09/2013 Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
    Final Master internship in the Terrestrial and Planetary Geodesy department.
    • (pre-) processed ~30M measurements in order to estimate the seasonal gravity field variations of Mars
    • analysed in detail the results, which were present at the AGU meeting of 2014

    Education
    02/2014-01/2017 Astronomical Institute of the University of Bern (AIUB)
    Bern, Switzerland
    PhD in physics, insigni cum laude
    • successfully pioneered the application of Genetic Algorithms (and variants) to the space debris cataloging problem
    • implemented and extensively used optimisation techniques
    • produced prototype software in Java
    • assumed role as project manager: defined objective statement, responsible for decision making and planning
    • assured good and transparent communication between the three partners (the CNES, Thales Alenia Space, AIUB)


    09/2011-09/2013 Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace -SUPAERO
    Toulouse, France
    MSc program in Aeronautical and Space Systems engineering
    specialisation: space systems engineering


    09/2006-07/2011 Technical University of Delft
    Delft, the Netherlands
    BSc program in Aerospace engineering

    Selected journal publication
    Advances in Space Research M. Zittersteijn, A. Vananti, T. Schildknecht, J.C. Dolado Perez, V. Martinot, Associating optical measurements of MEO and GEO objects using Population-Based Meta-Heuristic methods, 2016.

    Computer skills
    OS: Linux, Windows, OSX
    Languages: Java, C++, Python , Perl
    Tools: IntellijIDEA, Eclipse, Maven, Git, SVN
    Software: Matlab/Simulink, MS Office, Catia, Orekit

    Language skills
    English: bilingual
    French: fluent
    German: proficient
    Dutch: mother tongue

    Awards
    2016 ESA International Student Education Board IAC funding
    • highly competitive sponsorship funded by the European Space Agency (ESA)
    • funded participation to the International Astronautical Conference
    • selection based on academic excellence and impact in the field


    2011 Bourse d’excellence Descartes
    • financial support during the MSc. program at the ISAE.
    • awarded by the French embassy in the Netherlands and funded by Airfrance-KLM.
    • based on academic performance during the BSc. program.

    Additional information
    • team player, result oriented, ambitious, pro-active, committed, coachable, autonomous
    • former competitive rower (participated in e.g. the Junior World Championships)
    • founding member of the YES (Young Employees Society) organisation of Thales Services
    • former member of the ESN (Erasmus Student Network) Bern: organising field trips and social events for Erasmus exchange students living in Bern
    • leisure activities: sports, reading, music
    • possess a drivers licence


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