CV: Software/systems engineer


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 Date Submitted:14-12-2012
 Last Modified:14-02-2013 (08:25)
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 Current job:Software/systems engineer
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:>3months
 Keywordsc/c++, data processing systems, monitoring and control systems

Profession                  Software/Systems Engineer



Date of birth

1 July 1965








B.Sc. (Hons) Physics - Paisley University



Technical experience







Operating Systems



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MSG - Meteosat Second Generation

MPEF  - Meteorological Processing and Engineering Facility.

EPS – EMETSAT Polar Satellite

ASCAT – Advanced Scatterometer

EUMETSAT - European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (

SARAL - Satellite with ARgos and ALtiKa


Professional experience


Nov 00 – Present       Software Engineer with (RHEA SYSTEM SA to June 2010 then Macdonnchada Systems to present)


                                    3rd Assignment Jul 2006 – Present, EPS Project:-


                                    Provided software and systems support for the ASCAT data processing system. (C/C++/JAVA)


                                    Implemented the SARAL data processing system – ocean monitoring altimeter project, jointly with French and Indian Space research agencies.




                                    2nd Assignment Nov2003 –Jun 2006

                                    Software Engineer at EUMETSAT on MSG Project


                                   Assigned to the Meteorological Operations division

                                    Provided software and system support to the meteorological data processing system.

                                    Bug fixing of existing data products and creating software for new data products.


                                   1st Assignment Nov00-Oct2003


                                    Provided technical support to the science team at EUMETSAT e.g.  Software prototyping for new meteorological products using MSG data and analysis of existing products.





Jun 95 – Oct 00          LOGICA PLC, London, UK


                                    During this period, the following projects and roles were supported:


Jul 99 – Oct 00            EUMETSAT – MPEF Project

                                    Systems Engineer


                                    I was responsible for the installation, integration and maintenance of software used on the MSG weather satellite data processing system.


Mar 98 – Jun 99          MPEF Project – based in Cobham Surrey

                                    Software Analyst/Programmer


                                    Software Engineer on the weather satellite data processing system, MPEF. I worked on monitoring control systems (in C) and on the product processing algorithms (Fortran90).



Jan95 – Feb 98            (New En Route Centre) project – A new Air traffic control system.


LOGICA designed the Central Control and Monitoring System (CCM).


I had the following positions whist working on this project:-


Test and Integration Team Member

                                    Team Leader – Workstation Team

                                    Acceptance Test Manager

Systems Administrator







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