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SpaceX plans to announce the identity of the first person it intends to send around the moon next week as its on-again, off-again lunar ambitions appear to be back on. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:10-12-2016
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     Current job:Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsSystems Engineering, Python, Test, Satellite, Networking, Cisco, Physics, Development, Research, Simulation, Modelling, Linux
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    Employment

    2014-Present: Simulation and Modelling Engineer, Inmarsat Global Ltd

    Responsibilities and achievements:

    Responsible for maintaining and upgrading satellite network simulation and modelling tools.

    Produced analysis of satellite network capacity and data throughput for marketing teams.

    Carried out demand forecast simulation and analysis of planned future satellite networks.

    Leading member of team developing the next generation of modelling tools, including analysis of tool requirements and leading the overall design of the tools.

    Implemented a global measurement system to monitor satellite link quality and carried out analysis of measurements to suggest system optimisation and improvement.

     

    2011-2014: Network Systems Engineer, Inmarsat Global Ltd

    Responsibilities and achievements:

    Implemented and maintained test servers, VMs, and networks at sites across the world.

    Participated in design, implementation and test phases of the Global Xpress project, including acceptance testing, integration testing and alpha testing.

    Carried out network related tests, including manual tests and preparation of scripts for automated testing.

    Provided support to customer services and operations teams after system launch.

    Worked internationally, including a two month placement within a team at an external contractor in the USA.

     

    Education

    2007 - 2011: University of London - Imperial College London

    MSci & ARCS in Physics with a Year in Europe (First Class Honours)

    Master’s project, “Investigating Galaxy Kinematics Using H Velocity Fields”, done at the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands

    Studied abroad for one year (ERASMUS) in Spain.

    Wide range of courses covering both experimental and theoretical physics.

    Courses involving computer programming including C++ and MATLAB.

     

    Devonport High School for Boys

    A-Levels 2007: 5 A Level passes (Physics(A), Chemistry(A), Mathematics(A), Further Mathematics(B), General Studies(A))

    GCSEs 2005: 10 GCSE passes (A* - C) including 6A*s, Mathematics (A*), English Language (A).

    Prizes: Old Suttonian War Memorial Prize for achievement at A-Level.

     

    Other Qualifications

    CCNP(R/S) Qualified

    ISTQB Foundation

    Attended courses on 4G (LTE) mobile networks, RHEL Linux, BGP routing.

     

    Research Placement

    Summer 2010 Research Placement, Theory and Simulation of Materials DTC, Imperial College

    This was a funded undergraduate research placement at a Doctoral Training Centre at Imperial College London.  Entry to the placement was competitive and based on academic performance and prior research experience.

    During this placement I worked largely independently to produce a mathematical model of an ionic liquid actuator.  I was required to carry out a literature review, develop the model and produce predictions from numerical simulations. 

    The work I did during this placement contributed to two published scientific papers.

     

    Skills

    Programming Languages

    Python, C, C++, MATLAB, R, Javascript

    Linux

    RHEL 5 and 6, Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS

    Experience with several server applications: Cacti, RADIUS, Apache, etc

    Computer Networking

    CCNP(R/S) Qualified

    Experience with routing protocols and network protocols (UDP, TCP, DNS, DHCP etc)

    Configuring and troubleshooting Cisco switches and routers

    Data Analysis

    Scripting (Python, C) to analyse large data sets and perform automated testing

    Creating visual representations of data sets and results

    Presenting results to both technical audiences and to sales teams

    Systems Engineering

    Carried out design and test document reviews

    Test witnessing, including recording of bugs and making decisions on criticality of bugs

    Followed a major engineering project through complete lifecycle from design stage to handover to operations

    Languages

    Fluent English

    Moderate level of spoken and written Spanish

    Basic Turkish

     

    Interests

    Travel:

    Extensive international travel for work; including two month visit to US based contractor.

    Participated in ERASMUS exchange program by studying at a Spanish university for a year

    Planned and completed a solo backpacking trip through Japan, South Korea, and Singapore.

     

    Sports: I have run competitively for many years and compete for the Barnet & District running club in London.  I also swim regularly and participate in other outdoor sports such as hiking and kayaking.

     


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