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     Date Submitted:01-08-2018
     Last Modified:25-10-2018 (07:49)
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     Current job:Space Systems AIT Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsDHS Architect Procurement / Subcontract management Spacecraft AIT Management / Electrical Lead Spacecraft Functional Validation Lead Systems Architect SYSTEM / AOCS / DHS / TTC / POWER / COMMS / Payload subsystems test MIL-1553 and SpaceWire expert

    June 2015 – June 2018

    Systems Engineer (Solar Orbiter science project)

    Integrated Systems Development (ISD) SA of Greece, contracted to AIRBUS UK (Prime)

    Engineering Support to Architects and AIT for test definition and execution.

    Lead engineering tasks related to Solid State Mass Memory and Payload Functional testing and interface issues (esp. SpaceWire).

    Lead engineering tasks related to problem solving (NCR analysis and investigations across all test environments and disciplines) – functional, DHS, COMMS and onboard software.

    Management of European space subcontractors: To ensure the delivery of complex spacecraft simulation hardware/software, on schedule to fixed price.

    Business or sector Space Systems

    June 2014 – June 2015

    FVI Architect (Solar Orbiter science project)

    Computer Contracts Ltd., contracted to AIRBUS UK (Prime)

    Leading a team of up to 6 engineers, managing schedule, risk and cost at project and department level.

    Responsible for the delivery of the Functional Verification Infrastructure (FVI) used for the validation of the Onboard Software: In both a simulated software environment and hybrid “hardware-in-the-loop” real-time test benches.

    Management of European space subcontractors: To ensure the delivery of complex spacecraft simulation hardware/software, on schedule to fixed price.

    Business or sector Space Systems

    December 2011 – June 2014

    Subcontract Manager (Solar Orbiter science project)

    Computer Contracts Ltd., contracted to AIRBUS UK (Prime)

    Requirements definition and tender evaluation for satellite ground support equipment (EGSE), including spacecraft/platform simulators, RF and power systems.

    Management of European space subcontractors: To ensure the delivery of complex electronic and software systems, on schedule to fixed price. Phases KO to DRB

    Design of a satellite test bed, for validation of the engineering units and flight software of the spacecraft.

    Business or sector Space Systems

    June 2008 – November 2011

    AIT Manager / AIT Electrical Lead (GAIA science project)

    Computer Contracts Ltd., contracted to AIRBUS UK

    Manage the AIT phase of ESA’s GAIA Spacecraft: Avionics Model Bench (satellite test bed with engineering units for on-board software validation).

    Lead of the electrical engineering team through all phases of the bench: I&T, ISST, Open/Closed Loop AOCS, Performance, Mission and FDIR test phases.

    Lead Engineer for AOCS and System level tests (closed-loop, mission, performance and FDIR). Producing test procedures and complex ELISA sequences for automated testing.

    Project Management (schedule, resource, cost and risk). Reporting to project and department.

    Manage a team of up to 6 Electrical Engineers.

    Key involvement in problem resolution: Working in close co-operation with architects, PA and the on-board software team.

    Working in close co-operation with customer teams (ESOC) during mission control validation campaigns (SVT, RFCT).

    Business or sector Space Systems

    January 2006 – June 2008

    Subcontract Manager (Gaia science project)

    Computer Contracts Ltd., contracted to AIRBUS UK

    Requirements definition and tender evaluation for satellite test equipment, including software simulators, real-time systems, RF and power simulators.

    Management of European space subcontractors: To ensure the delivery of complex electronic and software systems, on schedule to fixed price. Phases: KO to DRB.

    Design of a satellite test bed for validation of the engineering units and flight software of the ESA GAIA satellite.

    Business or sector Space Systems

    July 2003 – January 2006

    Consultant Software Engineer

    MBDA (Stevenage, UK)

    Development of test software for a radar-seeking air-to-ground missile.

    Business or sector Defence

    April 2003 – June 2003

    Consultant Software Engineer

    MOTOROLA (Munich, Germany)

    Embedded production test software for a transmission controller (ECU).

    Business or sector Automotive

    2001 – April 2003

    Consultant Software Engineer

    TRW Automotive (Birmingham, UK)

    Production test software for an electronic power steering controller .

    Business or sector Space Systems

    1996 – 2001

    Design Consultant (Software and Test)

    Ericsson (Sweden) – Microelectronics and Radio Access divisions

    Production test hardware/software design for RF ASICS and subsystems (turnkey solutions).

    Production test hardware/software design for base stations.

    Business or sector Telecommunications

    1989 – 1996

    EGSE & Spacecraft Test Engineer

    MATRA Marconi Space Systems (Stevenage, UK) – (later ASTRIUM).

    Design, software production and maintenance of Spacecraft Electrical Ground Support Equipment.

    Satellite testing, Assembly, Integration and Test (AIT) department – TTC, Power and DHS subsystems

    Supported Thermal / Mechanical and Launch campaigns for INMARSAT II (F1-F4) and Orion (one of the first EU2000 projects)

    Business or sector Space Systems

    1986 – 1989

    TTC&M Ground Systems Engineer

    International Telecommunications Satellite Organisation (INTELSAT) – France

    Overseeing French PTT staff in daily Spacecraft Operations.

    Support to Ground Station equipment upgrades.

    Communication systems monitoring.

    Support to launch activities.

    Support to commissioning of new ground stations within the INTELSAT network.

    Business or sector Telecommunications & Space Systems

    1980 – 1986

    Technical Officer

    British Telecom International at Madley Satellite-Earth Station

    3 year apprenticeship covering all aspects of Earth Station operations

    Support of Earth-Satellite-Earth verification testing (new ground stations).

    Operations and maintenance of satellite communications equipment.

    Business or sector Telecommunications

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