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     Date Submitted:16-04-2017
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     Current job:Configuration Control 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
     KeywordsDiligent attentive to detail. Team player.
    CV

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

     

    September 2014 – Present

    Configuration Control Engineer – ESOC, Germany

    RHEA Group

    SSA Ground Segment configuration control/ICT engineer for the software systems of this ESA program for the three segments, SWE, SST and NEO. Established a configuration management database and supporting documents for the first baseline for the preparatory phase. Established first NEO ccbs and defined configuration management processes including deployment of a ticketing system. Software librarian role using Gitlab CVS.

     

    Business or sector Space

     

    September 2006 – December 2011

    Software QA Engineer

    Herschel Science Centre, ESA, Madrid, Spain

    QA engineer to multiple Configuration Control Boards (ccbs) responsible for organizing the agendas and minutes of weekly and monthly meetings of various sub-projects comprising the Herschel Science Ground Segment for the Herschel Space Observatory, a major milestone mission for ESA. Liaising with Java development software engineers, astronomers and calibration scientists responsible for both uplink and downlink chains.

    Actively supported multiple releases of the HCSS software from inception to mission launch through the science demonstration phase into the routine phase ensuring accurate testing and validation of software changes.

    Specifically :-

    The proposal handling system based around a version of HSPOT used in the open time and guaranteed time proposal calls as well as the uplink mission planning system used to generate the observing schedules for each observational day.

    The Herschel Common Science System (HCSS) ccb governing changes to the Mission database.

    The weekly core operational ccb in control of approving all changes to the operational system.

    The Systems ccb controlling the systems integration testing and acceptance testing of the next major operational version.

    Also delivered QA support to monthly ccbs for seven mission data archives (ISO, XMM, Integral, Planetary, Herschel, Planck, SSA) tracking software changes and evolution of the archive versions ensuring valid software release notes containing the approved changes were being issued.

    Responsible for monthly reporting to QA and project management.

    Business or sector Space

     

    July 2004 – August 2006

    ADA 95 Programmer / System Test Engineer

    Logica CMG, Leatherhead, UK

    Programmer in asset data management team for development of new indirect fire control artillery software (FCBISA) for the British Army modelled in UML.

    Coded parts of the OOD model in ADA 95.

    Member of the system test team for the UK Government Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) project writing scripts for validating functional requirements of the system using the TOAD DB tool to simulate court case data.

    Business or sector Defense/Government

     

    March 2004 – May 2004

    Requirements Documentation

    EADS, Munich

    Member of reverse engineering team defining functional requirements from existing FORTRAN modules for the Eurofighter Flight Control software.

    Business or sector   Aerospace

     

    March 2003 – May 2003

    Test Engineer

    Thales, Raynes Park, London

    Drafted test specification and final test report by running  test cases for a helicopter avionics module, the test cases being executed via emulator on the 68020 target.

    Business or sector Defense

     

    January 1994 – June 2002

    Team Leader

    BAE Systems, Stanmore, Middx

    Team Leader of small team writing real-time Ada 83 code for testing of custom 68020 hardware as part of early development phase of Processor module code for Eurofighter Electronic Warfare Defensive Aids System (DASS). Design using Yourdon Teamwork. Configuration control tool Lifespan.

    Weekly reporting to project management.

     

    January 1991 – December 1993

    ADA 83 Programmer

    Marconi Defense Systems, Stanmore, Middx

    Ada 83 test code (BIT) for the 68020 processor boards tested in-situ within the THOR countermeasures pod using in-circuit emulators. Yourdon SASD.

     

    May 1984 – September 1989

    Electronic Test Engineer

    Marconi Defense Systems, Stanmore, Middx

    Testing of analogue and digital processor boards and LRIs for the Sky Guardian Electronic Warfare System using logic analysers, oscilloscopes, signal generators, pulse generators and requiring knowledge of circuit diagrams.

     

    October 1980 – May 1984

    Applied Optics Engineer

    British Aerospace Dynamics Division. Stevenage, Herts, UK

    Infra-red optics engineer on FSC Rapier 2000

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

     

    Sep 1989 – Oct 1990

    Masters Degree in Microprocessor Technology and Applications

     

    Brighton Polytechnic, UK

     

    Oct 1977 – Jun 1980

    BSc Physics (Hons)

     

    Bristol University, UK

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    English

    Other language(s)

    Spanish, German (basic)

     

    Communication skills

    As Herschel Science Centre uplink software QA engineer, I attended weekly meetings requiring communications with management both oral and written. Also as a Team Leader for 8 years at Marconi Electronic Systems (MES) managing a small team of 5 contractors, I needed good personal skills as well.

     

    Organisational / managerial skills

    Team leader as above

     

    Job-related skills

    Basic electronic technician wiring skills acquired at Marconi Electroni Systems.

     

     

    Digital competence

    SELF-ASSESSMENT

    Information processing

    Communication

    Content creation

    Safety

    Problem solving

     

    Proficient user

     

    Proficient user

     

    Independent user

    Independent user

    Independent user

     

    Levels: Basic user  - Independent user  -  Proficient user

    Digital competences - Self-assessment grid

     

     

     

    Microsoft Word, Excel (including basic VBA), Powerpoint, MS Project – starting at MES and continuing at Logica and then at ESA in Spain.

     

    Driving licence

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