Latest Space News
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 21:45:03 +0000
Esper told the SASC that, if confirmed, he intends to get involved in the Space Force legislative debate. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:11:21 +0000
“The closure of this round is really allowing us to accelerate the ability to move into higher levels of production for these tip of the spear type of customers, and those are the space-related defense contractors.” SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 16:22:19 +0000
As part of our monthlong commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing,  SpaceNews is proud to present this special digital edition. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 15:32:46 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said July 15 that, as NASA presses ahead with plans to return humans to the moon by 2024, he will not rule out a first human mission to Mars as soon as 2033. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 08:00:38 +0000
I believe that the days are receding rapidly when we considered ourselves a niche and, from the perspective of the wider world, a somewhat invisible industry. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 22:07:43 +0000
SpaceX said July 15 that the explosion that destroyed a Crew Dragon spacecraft during a ground test in April was likely caused by oxidizer that leaked into the spacecraft’s propulsion system and destroyed a valve, but didn’t give a firm schedule for resuming test flights. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 20:57:02 +0000
Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer became the third acting secretary of defense since Jim Mattis resigned. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 20:25:02 +0000
The committee cited concerns about the "turmoil surrounding the Space Development Agency." SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 20:18:20 +0000
Under newly proposed rules, smallsat operators will be able to choose a licensing path — for authorization as a domestic operator or for U.S. market access as a foreign operator — for $30,000 instead of the $472,000 fee required today for satellites in non-geosynchronous orbits.  SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 19:02:33 +0000
The House and Senate voted in support of a space service to be nested inside the Air Force, but much still remains unresolved. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:10:35 +0000
A month after NASA rolled out a strategy to increase commercial use of the International Space Station, some in Congress are skeptical of the effort. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 14 Jul 2019 14:14:03 +0000
Kevin Bell with The Aerospace Corporation describes the 59-year-old organization as an “innovation shop that helps invent and maintain essentially the corporate knowledge for the U.S. government.” SpaceNews.com
Sun, 14 Jul 2019 10:12:49 +0000
Proposed changes to the National Security Space Launch program that Smith introduced in the HASC version of the NDAA made it into the House bill. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 23:10:19 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said he reassigned the agency’s human spaceflight head, Bill Gerstenmaier, because time was limited to address cost and schedule issues with the agency’s key exploration programs and still meet a 2024 deadline for returning humans to the moon. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 22:18:21 +0000
NASA awarded a $73.7 million contract to Made In Space to additively manufacture beams on the Archinaut One satellite scheduled to launch in 2022. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 16:54:22 +0000
Airbus and the French Space Agency CNES have agreed to cofinance a constellation of four Earth observation satellites while leaving the door open for Airbus to finance additional satellites with other partners.  SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 13:50:53 +0000
China appears set to deorbit its Tiangong-2 space lab in the near future, according to a social media release from the China Manned Space Engineering Office. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 13:45:19 +0000
The initial prototype of SpaceX’s next-generation reusable launch vehicle will make its first, albeit low-altitude, test flight early next week, Elon Musk announced July 12. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 09:21:11 +0000
NASA’s leadership offered few details July 11 about the sudden reassignment of two top officials in its human spaceflight program the day before, a move that drew criticism from leading House members. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 08:22:41 +0000
The chairman of the Senate’s space subcommittee says he’s working with colleagues on a “bold” new NASA authorization bill to direct the future of the agency’s human spaceflight program. SpaceNews.com
More space news...
19319 cvs - 819 jobs

LOOKING FOR A JOB?

  • HOME
  • POST YOUR CV
  • JOB SEARCH
  • LOOKING FOR STAFF?

  • HOME
  • REGISTER
  • CV SEARCH
  • POST JOBS
  • CV: Senior Guidance and Control Engineer

    Printer Friendly

     


    << BACK

    Personal information
     Name:<withheld>
     Age:<withheld>
     Country:<withheld>
     Location:<withheld>
    Contact information
     Email:<withheld>
     Phone:<withheld>
     Mobile:<withheld>
    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:27-02-2019
     Last Modified:27-02-2019 (08:40)
    Job information
     Current job:Senior Guidance and Control Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsGuidance, Control, Modelling, Simulation, AI, ML, MATLAB, Simulink
    CV

    SENIOR CONTROL SYSTEMS ENGINEER · SOFTWARE, GIS & AEROSPACE

    D.O.B: 27 Sep 1988, Married, SA Citizen, SA Secret Security Clearance

     

    I am an experienced engineer with an entrepreneurial streak, embodying varied interests, mostly in the aerospace, GIS, artificial intelligence, computer graphics, big-data, and informatics fields. I continually strive to explore new areas of work, aiming to grow and innovate in the process. I enjoy stimulating, challenging work but believe in a balanced lifestyle as well. Technical quality is the key aspect of my work ethic, but I also place a lot of importance on integrity and trustworthiness.

     

    Education

     

    University of Pretoria Pretoria, South Africa

    DOCTOR OF PHILOSPOHY, ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING, 2018 – Present (Ongoing)

     

    University of KwaZulu-Natal Durban, South Africa

    MASTER OF ENGINEERING (MENG), AEROSPACE, 2010–2012

     

    University of KwaZulu-Natal Durban, South Africa

    BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (BENG), MECHANICAL 2006–2009

    • Best Final Year Project Award (2009)

    • Dean’s Commendation in all eight semesters

    • Graduated Summa-Cum-Laude

     

    Skills and Interests

     

    Software Related C, C++, C#, Java (Android), Python

    Graphics Related Blender, Autodesk Maya, Lightwave, 3DS-Max, OpenGL, DirectX, Unreal Engine

    GIS-related ArcGIS, QGIS, GDAL

    Engineering-related MATLAB (with Simulink), AutoDesk, AutoCAD Inventor, StarCCM+

    Areas of Interest Geographic Information Sciences/Systems, Data Analysis, Mathematical Modeling, Simulations and System Design, Computer Graphics, Visualization

    Documentation Advanced MS Office Proficiency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project) and Latex

    Languages English, Bengali

     

    Work Experience

     

    Denel Dynamics SOE Pretoria, South Africa

     

    SENIOR CONTROL SYSTEMS ENGINEER (GUIDANCE & CONTROL), 2012 – Present

    Denel Dynamics is a global supplier of world class Missile and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) solutions.

    • Conceptualization, design and implementation of guidance, navigation and control (GNC) software for various missile and defense related systems – surface-to-air, guided artillery, guided munitions and UAVs

    • Development of linear model based autopilot designs for a variety of flying weapon systems

    • Detailed mathematical modeling of complex missile systems and their complete battlefield environments for mass war-game simulations in C/C++, MATLAB and Simulink

    • Development of custom software for missile flight dynamics simulations in time and space

    • Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulations (HILS) design, development and implementation

    • Distributed computing on local networks

    • Extensive technical document writing experience

    • Software qualification and coding standards compliance and version control

    • Extensive ground and flight testing experience on multiple missile systems incl. data reduction and failure analysis

    • Project planning and team-leadership including budgeting

    • Extensive mentorship and knowledge management exercises (have mentored more than a dozen young engineers)

    • Involvement in candidate engineer interviews and the recruitment process

    • Client interactions and presentations

     

    Academy Mobile Johannesburg, South Africa

     

    SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE INNOVATION, 2017 – Present

    Academy Mobile is a lean technology start-up that aims to revolutionize corporate learning using mobile chatbot technology

    • Design and implementation of innovative chatbot and natural language (NL) AI solutions on Android platforms

    • Analytics logging and analysis in real-time and scheduled time-frames – client dashboard generation

    • Databases – RDBMS design and implementation – SQL and NoSQL on cloud platforms

    • User experience (UX) design and user satisfaction survey and analysis

    • Budgeting and cash flow

    • Project planning

    • Client interactions

     

    In a Private Consulting Capacity Durban/Pretoria, South Africa, 2003-Present

    • Development of 3D rendering software engines for real-time flight simulations, including terrain, vegetation, atmosphere, buildings and infrastructure. GUIS based implementation on Windows operating systems

    • Aerial imagery/Satellite imagery processing and analysis: Landsat 7/8, EO1 ALI, SPOT and ASTER including geo-registration, pan-sharpening, NDVI and surface reflectance transformations. Image stitching, band manipulation, histogram/color equalization, artificial intelligence based classification and coordinate re-projections.

    • Custom hi-quality 2D and 3D static and/or real-time geo-visualization of massive vector/raster datasets including cadastral, elevation, water, LIDAR, transportation and ecological datasets. Rendition of giga-pixel images and use of sub-pixel rendering methods

    • Open data collection and formatting: collection of terabytes of detailed vector/raster datasets from over 100 countries, including census, cadastral, elevation, water, infrastructure and climatic data and conversion to standard simple raster and vector formats (binary/bmp and shapefile) for use in geo-visualization and analytics applications

    • Development of computationally fast algorithms for map re-projections and basic geo-data cleaning and quality assurance processes

    • Application of artificial neural networks (ANN) and genetic algorithms (GA) for the classification of geo-data

    • Development of ray-tracing software engine for photo-realistic 3D rendering of complex 3D models and geo-datasets

    • Custom GUI/database/software solution development for various computer graphics and simulation applications

    • Use of procedural techniques for massive content generation, realistic texture and material modeling, terrain modeling and massive data compression

    • Development of software capable of computationally efficient fluid simulation and fluid/gas visualization

    • Development of Android applications for geo-data visualization and/or data collection

     

    Academic Projects

     

    PhD: AI Based Autonomous Vehicle Safety in a 3rd World Context - Supervised by Prof. P. J. de Villiers at the University of Pretoria, Ongoing

    PhD THESIS January 2018 – Present

    • Problem Identification, Proposal Writing and Research Motivation

    • Development of simulation models of autonomous vehicles, sensors and realistic 3rd world road environs

    • Simulation model evaluation, test design and test planning

    • Pre-training and evaluation of machine learning based safe-driving algorithms

    • Data collection and integration from various sources and formats (photo, video, LiDAR, GIS)

    • Utilization of game engines for photorealistic and physics based environment emulations

    • Thesis writing

     

    MSc: Development and Flight Testing of a Hybrid Sounding Rocket – Supervised by Dr. MJ Brooks at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Aerospace Research Group (ASReG) at the School of Mechanical Engineering

    MASTERS THESIS January 2010 – December 2012

    • Development of detailed flight simulation software algorithms for sounding rockets

    • Development of artificially intelligent sounding rocket design algorithms (genetic algorithms based)

    • Implementation of user friendly GUI with integrated geo-data for sounding rocket flight test planning

    • Use of software in iterative design of Pheonix-1A hybrid sounding rocket, Africa’s first such rocket

    • Detailed mechanical design (with design for manufacture and assembly in mind), CFD and FEA analysis

    • Parts manufacture and procurement, assembly and ground testing

    • Flight testing of Phoenix-1A sounding rocket at Denel Overberg Test Range (DOTR), Western Cape

    • Flight test data analysis and validation of simulation software

    • Software documentation and configuration

    • Thesis writing

     

    Development of a Modular Tool Changer – Supervised by Prof G Bright at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Mechatronics and Robotics Research Group at the School of Mechanical Engineering

    FINAL YEAR PROJECT Jan 2009 – November 2009

    • Concept development and engineering-judgment based selection

    • Detailed mechanical and electronic design and costing

    • Simulation and software development

    • Procurement of parts, manufacture, assembly and testing

    • Detailed documentation and user documentation for industrialization

    • Demonstration on School of Mechanical Engineering open-day for external evaluation

     

    Publications

    Brooks, M. J., Pitot de la Beaujardiere, J. F., Genevieve, B., Chowdhury, S. M. and Roberts, L. W., “Introduction to the University of KwaZulu-Natal Hybrid Sounding Rocket Program”, Proceedings of the 46th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, Nashville, TN, United States of America, 25-28 July 2010

    Brooks, M. J., Pitot de la Beaujardiere, J. F., Genevieve, B., Chowdhury, S. M. and Roberts, L. W., “Sounding Rockets for Africa”, Proceedings of the 1st Annual South Africa SpaceAssociation Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, 2010

    Chowdhury, S. M., Brooks, M. J., Pitot de la Beaujardiere, J. F. and Roberts, L. W., “An Integrated Six-Degree-of-Freedom Trajectory Simulator for Hybrid Sounding Rockets”, Proceedings of the 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando, Florida, United States of America, 4-7 January 2011

     

    References

    Academic: Dr. M.J. Brooks, Masters Supervisor, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Contactable at brooks(at)ukzn.ac.za

                         Dr. J. P. de Villiers, PhD Supervisor, University of Pretoria, Contactable at pieter.devilliers(at)up.ac.za

    Professional: P. Kantu (Manager), Denel Dynamics SOC, Contactable at paulin.kantu(at)deneldynamics.co.za

     


    Registering is the only way of posting vacancies and obtaining contact details of candidates in our CV database.

    All it takes is a few minutes and a credit card (Visa or American Express). To sign-up to this service, simply click on the Register link and fill in the form. You will then have instant access to our system after on-line payment where you will be able to complete the transaction in either US Dollars, UK Pounds or Euros.

    All online credit/debit card transitions are handled through our secure third party payment processors at WorldPay. Worldpay are part of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, the 5th biggest banking group in the world, WorldPay payment solutions are trusted by thousands of businesses, big and small worldwide. 

    Pricing starts at €450 (approx £400 or US$500 - use the convert tool for an exact conversion) for one month unlimited job postings and unlimited CV database access (for one user), with package discounts available if you have more permanent recruiting needs. For example, a Gold subscription will give you unlimited jobs posting and unlimited CV database access for one year at just over €250 per month!

     

    2019 Pricing Structure (excluding VAT):

    1 month - Discovery 450 euros convert
    3 months - Bronze 1150 euros convert
    6 months - Silver 1950 euros convert
    12 months - Gold 3200 euros convert

     

    If online payment is not convenient, give us a call at +33(0)622757477 or send us an email at sales@space-careers.com. We will set up an account for you and invoice you. Note that you can also pay through PayPal.

     

    Subscriptions

     

    Please note that the posting of academic positions is free of charge. All you need to do is email us your job description and we will post it for you.

     

    VAT:

    Spacelinks is based in France so the following European Union regulations regarding electronic commerce apply:
    - if your business is located outside the EU, VAT does not apply to you
    - if your business is located in France, you will be charged a 20% VAT
    - if your business is located in the EU and you don't have a valid VAT registration number, you will be charged a 20% VAT
    - if your business is located in the EU and you do have a valid VAT registration number, you won't be charged VAT provided you give us your VAT number (mandatory for invoicing)

     

    Support:

    For sales enquiries and general information, you can call us on +33(0)622757477.
    Support is available Mon-Fri on +33(0)622757477 or via email. Out-of-hours support is provided only via email.

    Please also note that we are located in France. Our normal office hours are 09:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday. France timezone is GMT+1.

     

    Warning:

    We are very serious about our job seekers privacy so only legitimate recruiters and employers are eligible for a recruiter account. All subscriptions requests will be manually approved and recruiter accounts constantly monitored. Users who enter inaccurate or incomplete information will not gain access to post jobs or search resumes. Sharing of login details with a third party will result in the suspension of the recruiter's account with no subscription refund.
    Recruitment agencies are only eligible for a Gold package and recruitment agencies recruiting for companies already using Space Careers will not be accepted.

    To ensure you are approved, please include the following on your application:
    * The website address of your Company. Under construction websites will be rejected.
    * Email - Must end in @yourcompany.com. Applications using free email accounts such as Hotmail, Yahoo or Gmail will be rejected.

    Individual exceptions can be made on a case by case basis by emailing sales@space-careers.com. Accounts found not to be in compliance will be deleted.

     
    Terms & ConditionsCopyright ©2019 Spacelinks
    Web Analytics