CV: Senior Controls Software Engineer

 


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 Date Submitted:01-08-2012
 Last Modified:03-11-2015 (09:58)
Job information
 Current job:Senior Controls Software Engineer
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:within 3months
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services,
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Objective
I am seeking a permanent position in the field of software development involving Object Oriented Design and C/C++ programming. I am especially interested in the following areas: real-time,  embedded systems,  multithreading and High-Performance Computing.
 
Technical skills
* Linux, RTAI, LynxOS, Unix. Embedded Linux. Experience tailoring Linux, customizing Linux kernel and file-systems.
* C/C++, Templates, STL, Boost libraries. Multithreading, PThreads and OpenMP. POSIX, SysV IPC.
* XML, XSL Transformations.
* PERL, Python. Motif, GTK+, Modula-2,  Linux shell scripts. 
* Development of Linux device drivers and user libraries.
* Full software development life cycle experience.
* UML, Object Oriented Design, Design Patterns.
* Agile software development with Scrum, Test-Driven Development.  Extreme programming.
* Debugging: GDB and DDD. 
* Testing methodologies. Unit-Testing with Google Test and Google Mock. Continuous integration with Maven.
* Revision control software: CVS, SVN.
* Development environments: Emacs, Eclipse.
* TCP/IP, SPI, CAN Bus, I2C, GSM, GPRS.
 
Experience
 
Responsible Software Development 
Feb 2009 – Present
CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) – Geneva, Switzerland
* Responsible for the software design and C++ development of the FESA project at the BE/CO/FE section. FESA is the framework used to develop any equipment software for the Controls systems at CERN. 
* Use of Agile-Scrum software development methodology, Test-Driven Development and UML.
* Unit-testing (Google Test and Google Mock).  
* Member of the exploitation team in charge of the 24h support for the controls system of the injectors at CERN 
* Member of the exploitation team for the accelerator LHC and SPS.
* Controls Machine Coordinator for two accelerators at CERN (LINAC2 and PSB). Responsible for identifying showstoppers and providing solutions for upgrade and consolidation projects. Main duties were to define and assign tasks in the context of the upgrade of the accelerators, and to provide budget and manpower estimations (2010-2011).
 
Software Developer  Aug 2008 – Jan2009
ECMWF (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts) – Reading, UK
* Working at the Data Handling System department. 
* Developing software for the client-server application ECFS. This software hides the complexities of accessing data stored in tapes. ECFS manages about 40 million files, appearing to end-users as a very large remote file system. The development was based on PERL and FTP. protocol.
 
Software Developer  Sep 2005 – Nov 2007
CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) – Geneva, Switzerland
* Member of the FESA team, developing software in C/C++ for the FESA project at the AB/CO/FE section. 
* Development and maintenance of software modules for different projects at the Front-End section: software modules to control power converters (PowDF project), signal acquisition systems (OASIS project).
* Development of real time software under Linux and LynxOS.
* Member of the exploitation team in charge of the maintenance of the control equipment of the accelerators 24/7.
 
Software Developer   Feb 2005 – Aug 2005
Datatronics  – Madrid, Spain
* Movilcom-Mini-II project: GPS and mobile communication terminal for fleet management and telemetry control. Embedded Linux system based on Xscale architecture (ARM). Building custom cross-compilers. C programming. Kernel drivers (IO, SPI communications…) Linux kernel hacking. 
* Logestel-II project: Mobile phone based on Xscale architecture (PXA270).  Customizing Linux kernel and root filesystem for the embedded system. Developing software to manage GSM/GPRS and GPS devices (high and low level), Bluetooth connections. Qtopia.
 
Software Developer   Jun 2004 – Feb 2005
SEPSA  – Pinto, Spain
* SME project: Embedded system to measure the energy consumed by trains. Developing software for this Linux embedded system involved drivers for custom acquisition boards, drivers for electronic devices as nvsram and pics, drivers and libraries for GPS devices and GSM/GPRS modems, etc. C, multithreading, IPC System V . Working in a CMM-2 environment
 
Software Developer  Jun 2001 – Jun 2004
SUINSA Medical Systems  – Torrejon de Ardoz, Spain
* Matterhorn Project:  Multi-company project developed by Suinsa and Kodak. Developing software to control a robotic system based on CanBus communication, embedded system, C programming.
* Argus Project:  Multi-company project. Responsible for the development (analysis, documentation and coding) of the software to control the movement of a nuclear imaging system. Developing drivers to control step motors, using a commercial controller board (API DM-224i) with a serial port interface under Linux. Developing GUI in GTK in order to manage the controller.
* NOVA Project: Nova is an x-ray tube overhead system. Developing software to control this robotic system. Embedded system based on a SBC (Wafer5820), Compact Flash. Linux environment. GTK graphical user interfaces. Customize Linux, kernel, modules. C Code. Shell Scripts. Python. CVS. Concurrent and Real Time Programming: Pthreads, System V IPC, Xdialog.
 
Internship May 2000 – Aug 2000
Excel Data  – Madrid, Spain
* SIMTEST Project: Developing  version 4.1 of the SIMTEST program. SIMTEST is a user graphical interface in Windows to manage the information of SIM cards ( GSM technology). Win32 API. C code. Borland C environment.
 
Bachelor Thesis Jun 1999 – Jul 2000
Carlos III University– Madrid, Spain
* ROMA Project: ROMA is a climbing robot developed to help in the building industry. Developing the Linux version of the commercial program PMAC Executive, used to control the PMAC multi axis motion controller device which controls all the movements of the ROMA robot. Developing a GUI to control a using a wireless net. Graphical user interfaces in MOTIF. Linux. C coding. IPC SystemV. Communication based on sockets.
 
 
Education
Carlos III University Jul 2000 
Leganes, Spain
Electronic Engineering – Industrial Automation
Bachelor Degree
 
 
Languages
Spanish - Native Speaker.
English - Advanced level.
French - Intermediate level

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