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     Date Submitted:14-03-2019
     Last Modified:14-03-2019 (11:25)
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     Current job:Ground Segment system engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     Keywords- Interpersonal and good communication skills - In-depth knowledge of conflict management - Presentation and moderation techniques - Self discipline, strong work ethic, dynamic and organized - Good analytical skills and incident resolution skills - S

    Bachelor of Science in computer science, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany
    Technical Diploma / Practical Engineer in Electronics, Electricity, Computerization and Controls, Ort Technological College Kiryat Bialik, Israel
    Spacecraft systems engineering course, University of Southampton, United Kingdom.

    Effective Space Solutions. Tel Aviv, Israel 2015—2019
    System engineer for the satellite communication system • Performing of link budgets analysis • Working according to ESA standards and ITU recommendations • Defining satellite communication system architecture • Preparation of specifications and all other related technical documentations • Handling all technical and contractual negotiations with communication subcontractors till signing (Thales Alenia, Inmarsat) • Extensive knowledge of COTS satellite communication equipment from various suppliers • Extensive knowledge of satellite antennas gain pattern analysis Ground segment & Mission control centre system engineer • Ground segment (TT&C and Mission control centre) design for satellite operations. • Defining the System Requirements for the overall ground segment, designing the operation system handling all interface requirements and design • Performing technical analysis of system architecture and specification required for the ground segment establishment. • Planning and design of satellite/ground operations, telemetry and information analysis, data handling and processing. • Bringing operations and ground segment prospective in satellite logic and overall mission concept of operations. • Handling equipment and service procurement for the ground segment. • Leading technical discussion, bids evaluations and procurement discussion with suppliers.

    EUMETSAT (European Organisation For the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites). Darmstadt, Germany 2009—2015
    Spacecraft and Ground segment controller Mission and production analyst • Coordination of real time 24/7 operations in multinational environment. System analysis and support to both ground and space segments. Trend analysis, maintenance of databases. • Monitoring and control of both spacecraft and ground segments health, including science data processing and dissemination in a 24/7 environment. Training new controllers up to required standard on all aspects of the missions. Creation of procedures, special operation instructions and tools to assist the control team in both routine and contingency tasks. • Satellite routine monitoring, controlling and contingency operations. • Part of the Operations Preparation team for the EPS program. Developing the ground segment procedures; verification and validation test scenarios; commissioning phase of METOP Spacecraft through to the operations phase. • Planning, preparation and execution of Spacecraft operations: routine operations, anomaly recovery, and special operations requests. • Analyzing and reporting on spacecraft and ground segment performance, including preparation and support for the instrument annual performance and health reviews. • Coordination and interaction with external agencies for operation schedules, mission planning, problem investigation and analysis. • Interface to Engineers for permitted changes on the operational ground and space segment. Follow-up and reporting on their status. • Interfacing CNES, NOAA, Thales and other international partners for technical matters, operational strategies evolution, anomaly investigation & performance reports. • System anomalies identification, analysis and report using Quality Assurance platforms and tools. • Creation, review and maintenance of flight operational procedures/manuals and ground systems. • Familiar with X band and L band for science data, S band for Up/Downlink commands and housekeeping telemetry. • Familiar with RF monitoring of HRPT (L band), LRPT (VHF band), GDS (X band) and TM (S band). • Designed and developed new tools to support the control team in both routine and non-routine operations. • Conducted usability testing, deployment and roll-out of all new system features and functionality

    Technical university Darmstadt, Germany 2007-2009 • Student mentor

    Technical university Darmstadt, Germany 2005-2009 • Professor assistant

    Computer technician for micro artillery systems, Israeli Navy 2000-2003 • Position involved working with systems and simulators based on UNIX language • Computer technician course involving the following subjects: RF/micro waves, electro optic, thermal imaging, inertial navigation systems GPS, system quality checks, system mechanism maintenance D.A.S.I.

    Man Power Ltd, Israel 1999-2000 • Help Desk first line support.

    TECHNICAL SKILLS: SQL, Visual Basic, Microsoft Access, VEE, LabVIEW, Java, STOL, Verilog-HDL, C++, Scilab, XML, Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Unix, MacOS, EPOCH 2000 COTS, SCOS 2000 Competent with Microsoft Office products, OpenOffice, Eclipse, Xilinx ISE, SAP, MOIS, LaTex, Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

    Language Skills: Hebrew – mother tongue German and English – as mother tongue

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