CV: Space Operations Engineer



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 Date Submitted:16-10-2011
 Last Modified:19-11-2019 (03:34)
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 Current job:Space Operations Engineer
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:within 2 months
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services,
 KeywordsATV-CC, ground, controller, space operations, AIV, Ariane 5, Vega, monitoring, control, bench, software, Sentinel, Copernicus, Earth Observation, ATV-CC, ATV, Launchers

Date of birth : Apr. 8th 1979

Nationality : French

Marital status : Single


Professional Experience

Oct 2015 -Present

AUSY : mission forAirbus Defense & Space, Toulouse

o Centre Expert on Sentinel1 & Sentinel 3 PDGS (Payload Data Ground Segment) for Copernicus project: System installation and validation (Linux environment), reporting for ESA, analyzis and resolution of anomalies, user support, activities in 7/7

o Operational manager of Copernicus PDGS Coordination Desk for all Sentinel satellites (1, 2, 3 and 5p)

o Ausy Implant manager for Space Operations at Airbus D&S :

- Managing a team of 10 engineers and technicians,

- recruitmentand training of the team members,

- Team planning (for 365 days a year operations),

- Support on Delivery Ordersfor Ausy contract (costing, acceptance, meetings)

o Site manager for the 50 Ausy employees in mission on Airbus D&S site

2015 (Jun – Sep)

CLEMESSY Switzerland – Basel, Switzerland

AIV engineer on EGSE (Electrical Ground Support Equipment) :

o   AIV (Assembly, Integration, Validation) of EGSE for main customers of space industry : Airbus D&S, Thales Alenia Space, OHB, etc.

o   Writing & Execution of Test Procedures (electrical performance, software configuration) for specific functions of SCOE : SAS (Solar Array Simulator), Power Supply, Battery simulation, Battery Conditioning Simulation, Pyro lines simulation




2012 – 2015

CLEMESSY Switzerland: ATV-CC in CNES Toulouse

Ground Controller, responsible for :

o   Telemetry and Telecommand management (Artemis, TDRS)

o   Ground segment availability for all ATV-CC teams

o   Production and deployment of ATV-CC Mission database (MDB)

o   Backup and archive systems (TiNa and ADA)

o   AIV (Assembly, Integration, Verification) of ground segment software at ATV-CC in accordance with CNES and ESA requirements

o   Procedures management software MOIS, to convert procedures delivered by Airbus D&S into ATV-CC format

o   DataGateway for exchanges within ATV-CC and with international partners (MCC-H, MCC-M, COL-CC, etc.)




2008 – 2012

CLEMESSY (MEX-SCC) - Kourou: Maintenance and Operation of the ARIANE 5 control and command benches.

Ground segment software engineer within the “Application” team, LN3 applicative software modifications instruction and coding:

o   Production and generation of LN3 applicative software configurations intended for ARIANE 5 control and command benches (CCO, CCX)

o   Coding of test procedure (ADA)

o   Automatic restitution and exploitation of the ARIANE 5 operations data (UTE)

o   Software configuration management


Jan – Oct 2009


CLEMESSY (at VITROCISET S.p.A.) - Rome: VEGA Ground Segment Project – Support to BCVF SW development activities.

Ground segment software engineer:

o   CCV (VEGA Operational Control Bench) – LN3 Applicative Software Activities (Coding rules elaboration, coordination of LN3 SW development, LN3 SW architecture analysis & specification, coding of test procedure (JAVA),

o   Support of FEE 1553 test & validation




2006 – 2008


TEKELEC (with Alten)- Mulhouse

Implementation engineer for Telecom system (Monitoring, Media Gateway…), in charge of:

o   Project management

o   Solution engineering

o   Managed integration and installation at factory and site level in multiple countries (Texas, London, Slovakia, Romania, …)

o   Supervised integration, test and acceptance

o   Sub-contractors management

o   Training, Technical support



2004 – 2006


ALCATEL (With Alplog) – Illkirch-Graffenstaden

AIV engineer for Telecom system, in charge of:

o   Coding tools for validation activities and anomalies management

o   Strategies for test development and planning

o   Supervised integration, test and acceptance, for Telephone terminals Validation



April 2003– Sept 2003


University of Southern California (USC) – Los Angeles USA

Development Engineer, in charge of design, development of a visual recognition system for in land and air mobile robots



July 2002– Sept 2002




SIEMENS – Munich Germany

Development Engineer, in charge of design, development in C++ of  an autonomous threshold optimizer for a 3D camera



2000 - 2003

Engineer diploma – Software and computer Science - Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Physique de Strasbourg (ENSPS), now Télécom Physique Strasbourg (TPS).


1997 - 2000

Post-secondary preparatory classes preparing for entrance examinations to the French engineering schools – Classes préparatoires aux Grandes Ecoles au lycée Bellevue de Toulouse (PC*).



Scientific high school diploma – Physics option (Baccalauréat S).





Operational activities

On-console activities (launch, free-flight, docking, attached phase, undocking, re-entry), operational meetings, on-call activities

ATAC (ATV Training Academy) certification for Ground Controller position

NASA operations webtools : creation of TDRS reservation requests using Electronic Flight Notes (EFNs)

Real-time coordination with international partners (NASA, Roscosmos, etc.)

Wrote and executed Operational Procedures

Coordinated anomaly reports resolution and change requests implementation

AIV campaign preparation (requirements specification, creation and execution of test strategies)

Software : MOIS by RHEA, M&C by Thales, TiNa and ADA by ASG



Programming tools

C, C++ with MFC, LabView, ADA, DCL, Java with Eclipse platform



Oracle 10g, SQL, MS-ACCESS


Operating systems

Linux, Windows, VAX/VMS,



French (native language)

English (fluent level)

German (basic knowledge)

Italian (beginner)


Other skills

Work effectively under high pressure

Team oriented / Customer focused

Real-time problem identification & resolution





Sailing (Ariane’s Cup), Tennis, Running, Swimming, Badminton



International Travel, Singing and Guitar


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