CV: Ground Segment Software Engineer


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 Date Submitted:15-01-2011
 Last Modified:28-03-2013 (10:19)
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 Current job:Ground Segment Software Engineer
 Employment Term:Temp/Contract
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:within 3months
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services,
 KeywordsSmall satellites, software engineering, fault-tolerant systems design, real-time operating systems


Work experience


May –

Oct 2010

Embedded Systems Engineer (Research Assistant)

Responsible for defining and implementing test plans and designing a test bench for a CubeSat.

Also participated in the analysis and design of interface specifications for an experimental payload to be carried by Baumanets-2 microsatellite (launch: Q2 2012)

Institut d’Électronique du Sud, Montpellier, France

June – Sept 2009

Software Engineer (Intern)

In charge of the design of a real-time operating system for small satellites. RTOS kernel porting, device drivers development (CAN bus), core services design and implementation (event log, task queue, data storage, telecommand decoder, telemetry packetizer), software validation (Petri nets).

Institut d’Électronique du Sud, Montpellier, France




2010 – 2011

Astronautics & Space Engineering MSc

Cranfield University, UK

§Core modules: Mission analysis and design – Space Systems Engineering, Propulsion, Astrodynamics, Communications

§Elective courses: Control Systems, GNSS & INS, Data Fusion, Space Operations

§Group Design Project: BB-MED – On-board data handling system and software design

§Thesis: Integrated Applications – use of aircraft derived radar data to improve weather forecasting accuracy

2006 – 2011

Computer Science & Management  

Polytech’ – Université de Montpellier, France

§5-year engineering program (double degree with Cranfield University)

§Modules included: Software Engineering (design patterns), Information Systems Architecture, Relational Database Design, Object-oriented Programming, Algorithm Analysis, Project Management, Optimization, Operations Research

§Group Industrial Project: ROBUSTA CubeSat – ground control software development (Python, Django, NoSQL, RESTful web services)


Interests & other


2011 Founding member and treasurer of CranSEDS: Cranfield branch of UKSEDS

2010 – 2011 Participating in the design of the UKSEDS payload for UKube-1 CubeSat

2007 – 2010 Lead software engineer, responsible for designing and implementing on-board software and communication protocols for ROBUSTA student CubeSat (expected launch: Q4 2011).

2009 ESA-sponsored participant to the “Satellite Operations” workshop (ESOC, Germany)

Member of the British Interplanetary Society

Interests:Space exploration, Satellite tracking, Radio communications, Electronics

Technical skills

Operating systems: UNIX, Linux, MacOS, Windows

Software tools: Eclipse IDE, R, Matlab, Satellite ToolKit

Software development methodologies: Agile, V-Model (UML & Merise)

Programming: C, C++, Java, Python, PHP, Ada, Android SDK,

Qt framework, Tk toolkit, JUnit & PyUnit

Web technologies: HTML, XML, XSLT, Google API, Django framework

Database Management Systems: PostgreSQL, Oracle, NoSQL

Embedded platforms: PICmicro, AVR & Arduino, MSP430, ARM7










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