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     Date Submitted:10-10-2016
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     Current job:R&D project engineer, Phd
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsPMP certification in Project management Technical product development, space qualification and quality management. Data processing and analysis of detector devices in real-time. Excellent oral and written communication, negotiation and stakeholders man
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    R&D Project Engineer (French/English)

    Summary

    7 years experience in the development and integration of high performances devices.

    Engineering Master and PhD in Physics.

    PMP certification in Project management.

    Experience in qualifying space products for ESA projects.

    Used to work with tight time constraints in highly standardized environments.

     

    Main skills

    Technical product development, space qualification and quality management.

    Data processing and analysis of detector devices in real-time.

    Excellent oral and written communication, negotiation and stakeholders management skills.

    4D modelling and simulation of complex systems and issues.

    Expertise in high-energy physics, astrophysics and space conditions.

    Algorithmic (distributed, parallel) and Software development in C/C++, python, Matlab. Shell scripting.

    Big Data management and analysis, machine learning, features extraction, statistical methods.

     

    Professional experience

    Oct. 2014-Sept. 2016 Career Break / Parental Leave

    Period dedicated to my family and complementary training (project management)

     

    Oct. 2011- Sept. 2014 University of Geneva Switzerland, Europe & China

    R&D Scientist, Data Centre for Astrophysics / POLAR project (ESA):

    a space polarimeter for gamma-ray bursts

    Responsibilities :

    Definition, planning and management of the qualification program of the detector sub-modules (>50), including the creation of dedicated test benches, automatic procedures and management of quality deliverables (hardware, documentation)

    Creation, development and management of a software framework for the data acquisition, storage, simulation, monitoring, processing and analysis, as well as for driving the modules.

    Data management : definition, compression, storage, processing, access control, and distribution. Development of algorithms for data reduction and analysis.

    Preparatory work for the set-up of the European POLAR data centre : high-level technical constraints and scope definition, stakeholders identification.

    Organisation of the space detector qualification campaign and beam tests (scientific validation)

    Participation to the construction of 2 full-scale detectors

    Key achievements :

    Missions in China (successful negotiations with the POLAR data centre in Beijing), in Poland (bringing new partners on-board, significantly boosting technical capability of the organisation)

    Improvement of the physical performances of the sub-detectors to reach scientific objectives

     

    May-Sept. 2011 University of Lausanne Switzerland

    Software developer, Risk Analysis Group, Institute of Earth Sciences

    Design and development of an original software framework for the development, testing, comparison and regular use of alignment methods (picture merging), as well as for the point cloud visualisation, that is intended to be easy to use for both students and developers.

    Successful implementation in UNIL IS, 5 regular users

     

    2007-2011 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne / EPFL Europe

    Research Assistant, Laboratory for High Energy Physics

    using LHCb detector in collaboration with European Organization for Nuclear Research / CERN

    Pioneer research on the Higgs boson, an innovative project within LHCb

    Development of distributed algorithms for the simulation, filtering and analysis of data signal

    Extraction of relevant information on the « big data »

    Contribution to the construction of the Inner Tracker (LHCb) detector and quality tests of both components and final product

    Administration of the local Linux cluster and desktops.

    Supervision of laboratory work, tutorials, trainee and Masters studies. Teaching.

     

    Education

    Sept. 2016 Continuous training in Data Science (graphs, classification, visualisation,

    features extraction, neural networks), EPFL.

     

    Feb 2016 PMP certification (Project Management Professional, PMI.org)

    Dec 2015 Training in Project Management, Romandie Formation

     

    May 2011 Ph.D. in Physics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne / EPFL

    Search for Higgs Bosons Decaying into Long-Lived Exotic Particles in the LHCb Experiment

    March 2007 Master in Physics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne / EPFL

    Searching for a super-symmetric Higgs Boson in LHCb

     

    2000 Maturité Fédérale, type Langues modernes, mention Bien

    Lycée Denis de Rougemont, Neuchâtel

     

    Languages

    French: Mother tongue

    English: C2, fluent: 8 years working and 1 year living in the US

    German: B2+, reading and oral understanding

    Italian: B2, reading and oral understanding

     

    Hobbies

    Period ship building, hiking, science, space and IT news

     


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