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     Date Submitted:02-01-2017
     Last Modified:02-01-2017 (09:11)
    Job information
     Current job:Spacecraft Controller
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsESA spacecraft operations; Three 3-axis stabilized spacecraft during routine operation phase ; SCOS2000, SCOS2B, MUST, MOIS, NIS operations preparation tool; ECSS Packet Utilization Standard, TM/TC standards, OBCPs ; data analysis software package MATLAB
    CV

    Job-related skills

    - Experience in ESA spacecraft operations

    - Operating three 3-axis stabilized spacecraft during routine operation phase

    - Proficient with SCOS2000, SCOS2B, MUST, MOIS, NIS operations preparation tool

    - Knowledge of the ECSS Packet Utilization Standard, TM/TC standards, OBCPs

    - Proficiency in data analysis software package MATLAB

    Work Experience

     

    1.                Dates

       January 2016 – Present

    Occupation or position held

       Spacecraft Controller based at ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany

    Main activities and responsibilities

    - Part of the Flight Control Teams for the interplanetary ESA missions Rosetta, Exomars and Mars Express.

    - Operating mission control system for Rosetta, Exomars and Mars Express in routine operations phase

    - Monitoring spacecraft telemetry (subsystems and payload instruments)

    - Performing contingency analyses and taking corrective actions if required

    ​- Participation in simulations aimed to train for contingency scenarios​

    ​- Producing pass and performance reports

    - Performing special operations for eclipse seasons and conjunction phases

    - Spacecraft maintenance

    - Providing training for Spacecraft Controllers

    - Review and improvement of flight procedures and operations documentation

    Projects & Achievements

    Rosetta End of Mission operations ; ExoMars Mars Orbit Insertion and Lander Separation

    2.            Dates

    August 2014 – January 2016

    Occupation or position held

    IT Support Technician based at ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany

    Main activities and responsibilities

    - Part of a 8 man On-Site Technical Support team for over 800 users in a highly technical environment;

    - Using BMC Remedy to manage calls and incidents that have been raised by the service desks, we provide 2nd level support for computers, printers, telephony;

    - Interface, coordinate and schedule 3rd party maintenance and support;

    - Video conferencing installation, upgrade, configuration and incident/problem handling;

    - Inventory/asset management and reporting;Planning and scheduling new PC installations / hardware refresh;

    - Patching CISCO switches.

    - Install and configure new equipment, including operating software or peripheral equipment.

    - Diagnose and quickly resolve a wide range of Windows applications and networking problems to help minimize downtime

    - Troubleshooting network connectivity in a LAN/WAN environment

    - Telephony PABX interfacing  (Omnivista 4760) ; IPDigitalAnalogue telephone line support ; FAXConference PhoneFixed Phone maintenance and support; Installation and configuring of ISDN lines; Patching telephony lines; Voice Mail maintenance and support; Telephony Cards maintenance;

    Projects & Achievements

    1) Provided IT support for different events on a shift timeframe to cover the event as requested by ESA;

    2) IT asset audit building and maintaining an accurate asset database;

    3.             Dates

    May 2008 - February 2014

    Occupation or position held

    IT Support Engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

    - Sales agent and service technician of geo-topographic equipment.

    - Montages for leveling systems and benchmarking.

    - Installation and repair works of the machine control system:

         1) Installing Topcon System Five 2D (based on the laser sensor system) and Topcon 3D-MC2 (based on the GPS system) on construction machinery (grader, excavator, bulldozer)brands Komatsu, Caterpillar, Volvo, New Holland, Liebherr. Installing high precision levelling systems (connection to the electrical and hydraulic equipment), calibrating of the system depending on equipment.

         2) Personnel training regarding the functions of the systems.

    - Operated geodetic instruments for surveying works.

    - Developed digital maps and orthophotos with the help of different GIS software( Microstation, Autodesk, Arc-GIS, Siv-GIS).

    - Used different equipment such as digitizer, plotter, colour printer, to store and collect GIS related information.

    - Programmer and Computer Operator with the following responsibilities:

    - Computer-Aided Design using Microstation/AutoCAD

    - Design, development

    - Implement business processes using workflows

    - Preparation of Technical documentation for End-User

    - Network administrator for over 50 computers and 5 servers with the following attributions and responsibilities:

    - Installing, maintenance and coordination the activity of the entire technical equipment

    - Development of the network infrastructures

    - Assurance the back-up of all data/information from computers and/or servers

    - Assurance the good functioning of the hardware/software of network equipment

    Projects and Achievements

    1) ROMPOS (Romanian Positioning System): The installation of the National Network of GNSS Permanent Stations in Romania.

    2) GEOPONTICA - the implementation of the GeoPontica network, composed of 18 DGPS stations that will monitor the movements of earth crust along the coastal area of Bulgaria and Romania, including the Danube Delta;

    Education and Training

    1.         Dates

    Title of qualification awarded

     

     

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

     

    Level in national or international classification

    2005-2010

    Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

    Section: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

    Department : Automatics

    ”Transilvania” University of Brasov (Romania), Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

     

    Long-term higher education

    2.         Dates

    2001 - 2005

    Title of qualification awarded

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Level in national or international classification

    Baccalaureate certificate

    Mathematics - Physics High school studies

     

    ”Nicolae Grigorescu” College of Campina(Romania)

     

    High-school Learning

    On Job Training

    Apple Certified Support Professional 10.10 – Granted by Apple on July 17, 2015

    Personal Skills and Competences

     

    Mother tongue

    Romanian

    Other language(s)

    English (very good), French (medium), German (good)

    Social skills

    Excellent communication and analytical skills developed through over 8 years of work experience in technical environments and continuous support of business processes.

    Strong work ethics, time management, and multitasking skills shown through balancing daily activities and special projects within the working environment.

    Passion for problem solving, quick learner.

    Technical Skills and Concepts

    Programming Languages: C/C++; PHP; JAVA; PASCAL, STEP 7, MATLAB, DELPHI

    Database: MySQL; Ms-SQL

    Web Technologies: HTML

    Operating Systems: Linux(Red Hat, Mandrake, SuSE); Windows(95, 98, 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003,     Vista, 7,8); Dos; MAC OS  Yosemite 10.10(certified)

    Software: Active Directory; SCCM; ITAM Office Asset; BMC Remedy; Microsoft Office; Macromedia Dreamweaver; Macromedia Flash; Corel Draw; AutoCAD;  Adobe Photoshop; 3d Studio Max; Microstation; Lotus Notes; Outlook; IBM Sametime; Webex; Omnivista 4760(Alcatel).

    Hardware: PC/Server setup knowledge; PABX; Printers; Apple MAC

    Server Management: Windows 2003/2008 Server; Active Directory; Exchange; SharePoint; Putty

    Networks: LAN, WLAN and VPN setup, management and troubleshooting; WAN deployment; Security

     


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