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     Date Submitted:25-01-2017
     Last Modified:09-02-2017 (12:50)
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     Current job:Research and Development Professional
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsGeomatics Specialist; Remote Sensing; Satellite Digital Image Processing; International Training; Complex Problems Solution; Instructor of Courses ; Commertial Software; ESA and Free software use; RADAR; Optical and Hiper-Spectral Sensors; E-Learning C

    Qualifications Summary:

    - 24 years of experience in Geomatics.

    - Well developed skills and solid knowledge in Remote Sensing (RS), Satellite Digital Image Processing (DIP) of different sensors, including low resolution, high resolution, Hyper-Spectral and RADAR.

    - Ability to solve complex problems in digital image processing.

    - Versatility in handling different Image Processing and GIS software, as well as in handling the various data storage formats.

    - Responsibility.

    - Excellent working relationships.

    - Self motivated and hard working.

    - International training (Venezuela, Canada, USA, France, China).

    - Willingness to travel.

    - Management Capabilities.

    - Research Projects participation.


    Professional Experience:

    Current position: Research and Development Professional (Level IV). From 09/01/96 to date (Digital Image Processing Center - Institute of Engineering Foundation for Research and Technological Development (FIIIDT)). Responsabilities:

    - Engage actively in carrying out research and development projects.

    - Coordinate projects and services to public and private sectors.

    - Provide support,  training and solve problems inherent to Satellite Digital Image Processing from    Optical sensors (IKONOS, LANDSAT, SPOT, SPIN, NOAA, SEASTAR, MODIS, ZY-3, ASTER, MIRANDA, etc..) Hyper-Spectral Images (Hyperion) and radar (RADARSAT, ERS, JERS, etc.).

    - Provide data for Geographic Information Systems.

    - Research Projects.

    - Teach Geomatics Courses at Basic, Intermediate and Advanced levels.

    - Operate Terminal SPOT 5.

    - Schedule  SPOT 4 and 5 images.

    - Coordinate Geomatics training for two years.

    - Participate in outreach events such as Science and Technology Symposia and congresses.

    - Coordinate IV National Conference of Geomatics at Institute of Engineering Foundation, October 2011.

    - Develop and lead E-Learning  Courses in Geomatics.



    - Senior  University technician in Computer Science.  Instituto Universitario de Tecnología - Región Capital . 1984.

    - Management Specialist. Universidad Yacambú (Yacambú University). 2002.

    - Geomatics Specialist. Universidad Central de Venezuela. 2009.

    - Computer Science Engineer . Instituto Universitario de Tecnología. 2012.



    - Native speaker of Spanish.

    - Advanced speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English.

    - Intermediate speaking and listening, basic writing skills in Portuguese.


    Computer Skills:

    - Expert user of Digital Image Processing Software: ENVI, ERDAS IMAGINE, PCI GEOMATICA, NEST, BEAM, Map Ready, etc.

    - Proficient in the use of GIS Software: ArcView, Arc GIS, gvSIG, QGis, etc.

    - Proficient user of Operating Systems: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8. Linux.



    - Workshop GlobeSAR II. Place: Institute of Engineering Foundation, Caracas, Venezuela. Given by: Canada Centre for Remote Sensing (CCRS). 56 hours.

    - Radar Image Processing (1998). Place: Canada Centre for Remote Sensing (CCRS), Ottawa, Canada. 2 weeks.

    - Orthorectification of Ikonos Imagery (2000). Place: Canada Centre for Remote Sensing (CCRS), Ottawa, Canada. 1 week.

    - Internship in Satelital Oceanography (2004). Place: University of South Florida (USF) – Institute for Marine Remote Sensing (IMARS). Florida, USA. 12 weeks.

    - SPOT 5 Direct Receiving Stations Training (2008). Place: SPOT IMAGE,  Toulouse, France. 1 week.

    - Project Managment Training (2008). Given by: Andrés Bello Catholic University. Place: Caracas, Venezuela. 140 hours.

    - SPOT Programming. Place: Caracas, Venezuela (2009). Given by: SPOT Image. 28 hours.

    - Venezuelan Remote Sensing Satellite 1 (VRSS-1) Calibration (2012). Place: Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Center (SASMAC), Beijing, China. 30 days.



    - SELPER (Latin American Society for Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Systems).

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