CV: Avionics/VCF engineer



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 Date Submitted:07-03-2014
 Last Modified:09-03-2014 (04:34)
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 Current job:Avionics/VCF engineer
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:within 2 months
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, ,
 KeywordsSoftware and Electronics Engineer with several years of experience in the aerospace sector. Some of the knowledge obtained so far: C/C++, Assembly, Python, shell scripting, MatLab, VHDL / FPGAs, Windows and several UNIX like OSs, CVS, SVN, Clear Case


Date of birth04/04/1983| NationalityPortuguese





Since March 2013.

Alphabus Extension: VCF avionics/software engineer

Thales Alenia Space- Cannes, France.

Closed loop testing of Alphabus Extension onboard SW using real and simulated spacecraft avionics. Analysis of MIL 1553 and OBDH-RS485 communication between spacecraft SMU and avionic boards.

Code software models to simulate the behaviour of spacecraft equipment (PPS- Plasmic Propulsion Subsystem).

Aerospace sector.


October 2010 to February 2013.

Sentinel 3: Software engineer

Critical Software- Coimbra, Portugal; Thales Alenia Space- Cannes, France.

Validation of all onboard software application (AOCS, FDIR, SA, PCDU, EQSA).

MIL1553 and ECSS-E-70-41A PUS standards.

Development of validation tools to improve team performance.

Aerospace sector.


May 2012 to January 2013.

Sentinel 1: Software engineer

Critical Software- Coimbra, Portugal; Thales Alenia Space- Roma,Italy.

Independent software validation and verification activities.

Aerospace sector.


October 2008 to October 2010.

Alphabus/AlphaSat: Software engineer

Critical Software- Coimbra, Portugal; Thales Alenia Space- Cannes; France; EADS Astrium- France.

Validation of all Solar Arrays (SA) and Payload Unit Interface (PLIU) on board software applications.

Software modelling of SA and PLIU to simulate the behaviour of real hardware.

Development of validation tools team performance.

MIL 1553 and OBDH-RS485 communication protocols.

Aerospace sector.


February 2008 to October 2008.

Flexible Time Triggered Ethernet: Junior software engineer

Critical Software- Coimbra.

A new approach was considered to provide Ethernet communication protocol deterministic, real time collision free characteristics (prototype).

Information Technology.






October 2008.

MSc. Electrical Engineering and Computers (Telecommunications major), at Science and Technology College from Coimbra's University (Portugal).

Optical transmission systems, computer programming, electronics, wave propagation, antenna theory, signal processing.

August 2006.

BSc. Electrical Engineering (Automation major), at Coimbra’s Engineering Institute (Portugal).

Electronics, computer programming, energy systems, automation, robotics, microprocessors, communications systems.




Mother Language


Other language(s)

English, French (elementary)




Programming languages

C/C++, Assembly, Python, shell scripting, MatLab.

Hardware description language


Operating Systems

Windows and several UNIX like.

Configuration management

CVS, SVN, Clear Case.

Issue tracking/management


Case tool

Enterprise architect.


MS Office, UML, Control, microcontrollers.

Industry standards

MIL-BUS-1553, OBDH-RS485, ARINC429, ECSS-E-70-41A PUS



 Good communication skills;

 Fond of multicultural work environment.

 Reliable and able to plan and execute as a leader or team member.






       José Miguel Caetano Borges,Aerospace engineer.




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