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     Date Submitted:15-06-2019
     Last Modified:02-07-2019 (09:59)
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     Current job:Senior System Architecture and Requirements Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     KeywordsGalileo, System, Ground Segment, Interface

    I have a large experience on Ground Segment for Space Industry, with more than 10 years working as system and AIV Technical Responsible on the Galileo ULS, the Spanish Earth Observation program (PNOT) and the Spanish Space Surveillance and Tracking program (S3T); since February 2018, I’m acting as Architecture and Requirements Engineer for Galileo 2nd Generation. I would emphasise my working aptitude either individually or in a team, my skills for analysis, solving problems and planning, as well as my orientation to results.



    Architecture and Requirements Engineer for Galileo 2nd Generation (2018-Present)

    • Preparation of the Ground to Space IRD/ICDs, specifying the S-Band and C-Band interfaces in terms of TT&C modes, services capabilities, backwards compatibility, signal characteristics, etc.

    • Development of the functional architecture for the Ground Segment and its external interfaces (e.g., SAR Return Link, Galileo System Time, Geodetic Reference, SATMAN, etc.) by allocation and break down of the system requirements, assessing and defining the segment functions, data exchanges and use cases; all the process supported by software tools for functional analysis.

    • Definition of requirements for the Ground Segment (covering Unclassified and Classified aspects) and External IRD, based on the functional architecture activity outputs, maintaining the consistency and completeness of the requirements, and supported by software tools for requirements management.

    • All the activities above include the coordination of System Architectural Workshops and evolution Engineering Board meetings, where interacting with ESA System and other teams (Performance and Security) for the review and refinement of the architecture and specification.

    System Technical Responsible for the Spanish Space Surveillance and Tracking Program (S3T) (2015-2017)

    • Acting as prime contractor of the S3T consortium, completed with other two Space Industry companies (GMV and Deimos), elaboration of the S3T System architecture, use cases and operational scenarios.

    • Specification of the System v1, composed by sensors planning, data processing, cataloguing and generation of service products, handling both classified and unclassified information.

    • Acting as interface with the S3T promoter (CDTI) and technical reviewer (ESA), leading the progress reviews and milestones, from the SRR to the system acceptance tests, operational validation and follow up of the anomalies closure.

    AIV Responsible for the PAZ Flight Operations Segment (FOS) in the Spanish Earth Observation Program (PNOT) (2011-2014)

    • Participation in the design and specification of Flight Operations Segment and Control Centre in compliance with the ECSS standards (FOS –FOCC), including Mission Planning, Flight Dynamics, Spacecraft M&C and Ground Segment M&C.

    • Follow-up of the subcontractor implementing FOCC (GMV) along the program phases and milestones.

    • As FOS AIV responsible, team coordination of the engineers preparing and carrying out integration and validation of the FOS Segment.

    • Acting as prime contractor of the Ground Segment, participation in the system engineering activities and interfacing with the customer (INTA) and mission operator.

    Technical Responsible of the Galileo Uplink Stations (ULS) (2007-2010)

    • Specification, design and implementation of the ULS Element, based on the Ground Segment requirements, external interfaces, ICDs and other applicable specifications.

    • Acting as interface with Ground Segment prime contractor (Thales France) and ESA, along the design (PDR and CDR), implementation and AIV (TRRs, witnessing of tests execution, review of results and test logs, TRB, etc.).

    • Follow-up of ULS HW and SW subsystems development, performed by L2 and L3 subcontractors.

    • Coordination of the engineers team in charge of the ULS factory integration, validation and acceptance.


    Access-Transport Network (A&T) Engineering Responsible of 3G mobile network (Xfera Mobiles 2000-2002, 2006)

    • Definition of the A&T Network Architecture based on MW links, PDH, xDSL, Laser, SDH, ATM/IP, etc.

    • As responsible for Engineering Central Group, coordination of the activities for the designated team (three engineers), as well as reporting to the A&T Manager.

    • Contribution to RFQs for the selection of equipment and service providers, followed by the analysis of the proposals (technology, compliance, Business Plan, etc.) and participation in the negotiations with the tenderers, addressing process, SoW, acceptance, responsibility matrix, etc.

    Mobile Applications Consultant (HI-Iberia 2003 - 2005).

    • AIV Consultant for mobile based services: applications deployment, integration and testing.

    • Project Planning in accordance with customer objectives and follow up of the SW developers.

    Access Network Engineer and Coordinator. (Ericsson 1999).

    • Access Network Design for several mobile network deployments, becoming A&T engineering coordinator.

    • Interface with operators: Amena (>3000 Nodes), Meditel Morocco (>1000 Nodes), etc.

    Freelancer.  (1997- 1998)

    • Works for local authorities in Santander (Spain): engineering and managing of small projects for the implementation of Private Mobile Radiocommunications Network of the Police and Waters Service.


    Academic Degrees

    Bachelor and Graduate in Telecommunications Engineering (Radiocommunication).

    F.Y.D.P. Bachelor: Positioning in Urban environments with the GPS System.

    F.Y.D.P. Graduate: RCS Calculation in Flat Plates with Finite Conductivity.

    Bachelor in Psychology (three years coursed).

    Postgrad in Information Technologies for Management and Automating. (UNED).

    Automation Engineering: Business Models for Internet.

    Software Applications Development: Visual Paradigm UML.

    Industrial Processes Software. Processes Control, HW and SW Architecture, Real Time.

    Project Planning: Development, Implementation and Application Control.

    Complementary and Working Courses

    Satellites World (UIMP).

    Programmable Automation (University of Cantabria).

    Prospects and Strategy (University of Cantabria).

    Competitive and Managerial Excellence (University of Cantabria).

    Internet: Connection, TCP/IP Protocols, Browsers, etc. (IFES).

    Management Skills Development (DBS- Uniconsult).

    Mobile Networks: GSM y UMTS: GSM System Survey, Network Planning, Transmission Network Design, Network Management, AXE 10, N° 7 Signalling, MSC/VLR BSC Operation, GPRS Survey. ATM Cell Switching, UMTS Core Network Overview, Introduction to 3G.

    Software Tools.

    Languages: 68000 Assembler, Pascal, Fortran, C++, ISQL, R4GL.

    Operative Systems: UNIX, WINDOWS.

    Engineering Tools: TEMS Link Planner, Comsearch IQ-Link, Mapinfo.

    Model Based System Engineering Tools: Capella.

    Requirements management software tools: DOORS, CHANGE.


    English: Listening/Reading/Spoken interaction & production/Writing: B2.

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