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     Date Submitted:21-10-2018
     Last Modified:21-10-2018 (08:56)
    Job information
     Current job:DHS System Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsDHS Avionics Software AIT


    15 years spent on projects in the fields of Defense, Aeronautics and Space fields - Data Handling and Avionics for Telecommunication & Observation projects - Costs, schedule and planning management - Changes and incidents management. Experienced in Phase C & D. Software passionate.

    NeoSat Telecommunication S/C Product Line - Phase C
     Thales Alenia Space, France
     From Sept. 2015
    • Platform Software System Specification and Software Requirements Specification for Initialisation, Mode Management, Active Thermal Control, Battery Management.
    • Coordinator of the Software System Specification for CDR.
    • Software DHS initial justification (DDJ).
    • HKTM initial plan - Budgets for 1553, CAN, TMTC.
    • In charge of the interface for Functional Validation team. Non conformity representative for DHS/SRDB.

    Sentinel 3A Final Acceptance
     Thales Alenia Space, France
     Jul. 2015 - Aug. 2015
    • Support to System Qualification review related to system requirements.
    • Analysis memo on remaining Operations Anomaly Reports raised by customer during System Verification Tests campaigns.
    • 1553 bus margin verification based on timing analysis of 1553 bus exchanges.
    • Timings budgets for the in flight loading of Platform and Payload On-board Software and finalization of Spacecraft Data Base inspection report.

    Sentinel 3A / 3B AIT
     Thales Alenia Space, France
     Jul. 2013 - Jun. 2015
    • S3A AIT in-house support and verification for DHS and Avionics from S/C electrical integration up to launch preparation (IST, IFT,..).
    • In charge of the Test Specification writing for Data Handling, System and Thermal Vacuum tests.
    • In charge of AIT DHS Test Report verification, Data Handling exploitation reports writing, trend analysis.
    • In charge of the AIT monitoring list and FDIR configuration in Thermal Vacuum for ensuring Spacecraft safetiness.
    • Non conformity analysis and tracking for Sentinel 3A and Sentinel 3B. Technical note for Anomaly Off-line processing and coordination of responsible for critical anomalies.
    • DHS support in AIT room. Test supervision in control room, real time analysis of S/C anomalies with customer. Shift supervision during Thermal Vacuum.
    • Instrument Science Data extraction expertise (own Perl toolchain).
    • Attendence to all customer formal reviews (ARA, TRR, PTR, TRB, NRB, NC reviews).
    • In charge of the platform supervision with a team of 8 customer operational engineers (1st System Verification Tests on Sentinel 3A at ESOC, Darmstadt). Reviews of all DHS FOPs.

    Iridium Next
     Thales Alenia SpaceCamp, France
     Mar. 2013 - Jun. 2013
    • Analysis and presentation of onboard software design to the team.
    • Responsible for a Unit Test team for Iridium: Process optimization, internal weekly meeting, customer deliveries and reviews, Non Conformity tracking, consolidation of the planning.
    • Test Means driving: installation, customized scripts and software, configuration management, anomalies tracking software, users and desktop installations, detailed report generation (RedHat Linux, git, testRT, qemu).
    Thales Alenia SpaceCamp, France /

    TM/TC library and framework for fast decoding
    Noordwijk, Netherlands
     Jan. 2013 - Feb. 2013
    • In charge of the specifications of a framework with protocol prototyping to perform very fast telemetry decoding for Band-X data (10+ GB).
    • Development and performance profiling, documentation and automated unit tests (Perl, C, cross-platform).
    • Presentation at customers site (at ESTEC, Noordwijk).
    • Tool used in 2015 as replacement of company tools (with permission).

    Sentinel 3A - Phase C/D
     Thales Alenia Space, France
     May. 2011 - Dec. 2012
    • In charge of the specification of Data Handling Xcheck for the whole platform: Initialization management, Telemetry downlink, Time Management, Spacecraft Mode Management, Mass Memory Management, AOCS equipments Xcheck (MTB, CSS, MHSTR), Sband, Power Conditioning, PUS, FDIR level 1 and level 2 tests.
    • Support to Functional Chain Validation team, Tracking of discrepancies at requirements, requirement matrix, Spacecraft Data Base levels.
    • Participation to project meeting and customer reviews in the scope of Avionics validation. Review of test reports.
    • Expertise for SCOS gateway for customer (with own tools).


    Galileo IOV - Phase D

    Astrium Gmbh - Ottobrunn,
     Nov. 2004 - Apr. 2011
    • Deputy responsible for management of a validation team of 5 avionics engineers.
    • In charge of strong commitments on results setting up – Penalties. Proposed and integrated a system for increased use of the computer in the collection and analysis of test results for validation management. Consolidate and secure the planning.
    • System test specification writing. Test analysis and report writing, Non conformance tracking. Customer reviews.
    • SysAdmin responsible for the SCOS validation ground stations (12 Gnu/Linux servers).
    • Flight support in direct link with ground center for Giove-B. Expertise for post-anomaly replay with detailed analysis; critical operations verification.
    In House projects
     Villeneuve Loubet, France
     Jun. 2000 - October. 2004
    • Software developpement for various Defense and Space projects.
    • Computer System Administration (Network infrastructure and security audits).

    Other computer science
    PUS and ECSS TM/TC coding expertise, 1553 bus, CAN bus, Saab/RUAG ICDU & TAS-I OBP, SCOS, MOIS
    Python, Perl, C/C++, Java, Bash, Excel, Doors
    Linux expertise (GNU/Linux Debian), Docker, TCP/IP, Git
     Mother tongue
     Fluent (speaking, reading, writing)
     Intermediate (speaking, reading); Basic (writing)

    ESIL (Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Luminy)
    • Computer Networks
    • Cryptography
    Centre International de Valbonne
    Marseille, France
    1997 - 2000
    Sophia Antipolis, France
    1996 - 1997

    Extracurricular Activity
    Open source projects
    • Space-related tools (TMTC, SRDB incl. a commercial branch)
    • Various public and private projects mainly Perl and Python
    2010 - PRESENT


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