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     Date Submitted:14-03-2017
     Last Modified:04-04-2017 (09:55)
    Job information
     Current job:Embedded Software Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within 2 months
     KeywordsEmbedded Software, Flight Software

    Personal Information

    - Marital status: Single

    - Nationality: Costa Rican

    - Date of Birth: 04-06-1982

    - Place of Birth: San José, Costa Rica



    2000-2006              University of Costa Rica       San José, Costa Rica

    BSc Electrical Engineer

    2009-2011         Delft University of Technology       Delft, The Netherlands

    MSc Embedded Systems


    Professional experience

    February 2007- February 2009               GNECorp                San José, Costa Rica

    Development Engineer 

    July 2010- October 2010         Vanderlande Industries     Veghel, The Netherlands

    Embedded Systems Intern

    October 2010- August 2011           ISIS B.V.              Delft, The Netherlands

    Embedded Systems Intern

    August 2011- to date                      ISIS B.V.              Delft, The Netherlands

    Embedded Software Engineer



    Development Engineer (GNECorp)

    - Programming different types of PLCs (Programmable Logic Controller) for different types of systems.

    - Working on different kinds of SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems.

    - Programming and designing HMIs (Human Machine Interface) for a variety of systems.

    - Designing and implementing SCADA systems base on RTUs (Remote Terminal Unit).

    - Working with various communication protocols and standards (Modbus, MDLC, Profibus, RS232, RS485, Ethernet, etc.).

    - Being in charge of different kinds of projects, that usually involve the responsibilities named before.

    Embedded Systems Intern (Vanderlande Industries)

    - Implementation of a Bootloader for a custom board embedded into an automated sortation system.

    - Embedded software support (general software libraries) for a custom board embedded into an automated sortation system.

    Embedded Systems Intern (ISIS B.V)

    - Feasibility study on the use of Wireless Sensor Networks in large scale satellites in both fight and ground test application. (Master Thesis)

    - Intra-Spacecraft Wireless Sensor Networks. Research ESA funded project.

    Embedded Software Engineer  (ISIS B.V)

    - OBC (On Board Computer) flight software implementations.

        - Subsystems software libraries.

        - Flight mission software modules.

    - Embedded software engineer in QB50 precursor satellites mission team:

        - Flight mission software implementation.

        - Testing support.

        - Ground station software support tools.

        - Mission operations team.

    - Design and development of flight software for different nanosatellite subsystems:

        - Antenna deployment system.

            - Software production support.

            - Customer support.

        - UHF uplink and VHF downlink radio transceiver.

            - Software development implementation.

            - Software production support.

            - Customer support.

        - VHF uplink and UHF downlink radio transceiver.

            - Software design.

            - Software development implementation.

            - Software production support.

            - Customer support.

        - S-band transmitter radio.

            - Software development implementation.

            - Software production support.

        - Modular deployment implementation.

            - Software development implementation.


    - Spanish (Native Speaker)

    - English (Advanced)

    - German (Basic)

    - Dutch (Basic)


    - Experience on GNU/Linux operating system (Debian, Ubuntu).

    - Experience on FreeRTOS real-time operating system.

    - Experience on working with version control software. (SVN and GIT)

    - Experience on Microcontrollers (AVR ATMEGA), embedded systems (Soekris Net4801), ARM, PIC, msp430.

    - Experience on programing chains from Microchip, Texas Instruments, Open Source (Eclipse, msp - GCC and mspdebug). CrossWorks for msp430.

    - Experience in Programming Languages: C++, C, Python.

    - Basic Knowledge: Java.

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