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     Date Submitted:01-05-2017
     Last Modified:03-05-2017 (05:08)
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     Current job:Post-Graduate Space Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     KeywordsMission Analysis, Systems Engineering, Orbital Mechanics, GNC & AOCS, Structures, Propulsion, Modelling & Simulation

    Ambitious post-graduate in space systems engineering seeking opportunities in the space industry.

    Skilled professional and ambitious space systems engineer with a very strong background in mathematics and physics. Currently studying a second level specializing Masters course in Space Exploration and Development Systems. The course bridges the divide between systems engineering and space and planetary science. It will allow me to acquire particularly the required system engineering knowledge and skills to develop space systems and missions from initial concept through design, assembly and verification, to launch and operations.

    Looking for a position as a systems engineer in a pioneering firm/institution in the space industry. Particularly interested in developing a professional career in mission analysis, mission and system design and system engineering.



    2016-Current 2nd level Specializing Masters in Space Exploration and Development Systems (SEEDS)

    Polytechnic University of Turin, Turin, Italy.

    Taught courses include:

    Fundamentals of Space Science and Techniques 

    Space Management and Utilization & Project Management

    Space Exploration Systems, Space Robotics & Space Propulsion

    Human Space Systems & Space Systems Engineering

    Space Telecommunications, GNC and Avionics


    The highlight of the course is to take part in a 7 month group Project Work comparable to a “Phase A Study” in collaboration with: Thales Alenia Space, ESA, ASI, Altec, ISAE-SUPAERO and the University of Leicester.


    2014-2015 Master in Mathematical Engineering and Advanced Mathematics

    Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain. (76%)

    Thesis title: “A Mathematical Model of the Spread of Two Viral Sub-types on a Plant Leaf: Numerical Simulation”


    2011-2013 B.Sc. (Hons) Theoretical Physics

    University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. (2.1)

    Final year group project title: “Beyond the Rocket's Red Glare”


    2008-2011 B.Sc. (Hons) Mathematics

    University of Sussex, Brighton, UK. (1st)

    Taught course during my final year includes: Space Systems

    Institute of Mathematics and its Applications award for outstanding performance in the final year.


    2004-2008 A-Levels and IGSCEs

    Hastings School of Madrid, Madrid, Spain.



    Mathematical Modelling & Numerical Simulations

    - Mathematical Modelling with Partial Differential Equations (PDEs). Heat conduction and diffusion. Fluid dynamics.

    - Numerical methods for systems of Partial Differential Equations (PDEs) including linear and nonlinear PDEs. Finite Difference Method (FDM), Finite Element Method (FEM) theory and Finite Element Analysis (FEA).Understanding of mesh generation and discontinuous Garlerkin method.

    - Numerical methods for systems of Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs). Euler and Backward Euler method. Runge-Kutta Method.

    Computer Science

    - Professional scientific computing using C, C++, JAVA, MATLAB and FORTRAN.

    - Database (SQL) and parallel programming (MPI).

    LaTeX (High quality scientific document word processor)

    Microsoft Office Package




    Everis – Madrid, Spain

    IT CONSULTANT DEC 2013 - JUNE 2014


    Gained valuable team-working skills after working in the maintenance team with 8 other professionals.


    - Controlling quality of profit and loss report produced daily.

    - Conducting SQL queries for quality control of reports.

    - Providing daily feedback and support to the client.

    - Attending weekly meetings with the client to improve the quality of the platform.

    - Gaining knowledge of programming in C to optimize the platform.


    Nvia Gestión de Datos – Madrid, Spain



    - Optimizing different internal and external campaigns by controlling internet traffic.

    - Creating Excel sheets with rentability of campaigns.




    Critical thinking in order to improve mathematical models and develop new models.

    Strong numerical and analytical skills.

    Ability to work independently, efficiently and accurately.

    Good team player.

    Ability to explain technical information to non-technical colleagues.

    Organized and good time management.

    Ability to work well under pressure.

    Complex problem solving skills.

    Willingness to continuously learn and improve.

    Self-motivated, positive and friendly attitude.

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