CV: Digital / FPGA Engineer


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 Date Submitted:05-10-2015
 Last Modified:05-10-2015 (07:19)
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 Current job:Digital / FPGA Engineer
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Europe only
 Date available:within a month
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Consulting/Engineering Services


Leiden, Netherlands




Date of birth 14/12/1981 | Nationality Spanish    



Telecommunications Engineer with more than seven years experience in systems and microelectronic designs. Good knowledge of the space environment and its effects on components and systems, low level communication protocols, digital processing and analog design.


Work Experience

05/2013 – Present

Senior Hardware Engineer


SSBV – Noordwijk, Netherlands


w Defining requirements and specifications between systems & sub-systems

w Performing and providing technical support on digital developments and proposals

w Defining architecture and resource estimation on sub-systems and FPGAs

w Coordinating Firmware team activities

w Defining PA and designing flows

w Work with:

§ SpaceWire Node, Router, RMAP and SpaceFibre

§ Defined and designed a new high-speed communication protocol base on WizardLink

§ Designed a new On-Board Computer for Space application such as SARadar

§ Defined a new generation of SARadar instruments


08/2011 – 12/2012

Microelectronic Engineer


Arquimea Ingeniería – Madrid, Spain

Configurable mixed-signal ASIC for Cosmic Vision instrumentation payload (in Medium frequencies 100k~10M; and High frequencies 10M~100M). The ASIC contains a set of blocks that can be individually configured through the configuration interface so the ASIC can be used for different applications. These configurable blocks are: ADC, DAC, DC DAC, LNA, Power Amplifier and Filter

w Designing ASIC of mixed signal

w Performing and providing technical direction for FPGA developments and proposals

w Leading small groups of people

w Supervising junior engineers and coordinating project tasks and milestones

w Complete FPGA development including specification, design, verification and synthesis

w Work with:

§ Designed analog circuits for a configurable mixed signal ASIC (ADC, DAC, PA)

§ Designed an FPGA used for identifying SEEs on a chip under qualification(radiation)


10/2010 – 08/2011

FPGA Manager


Airbus Defence & Space, Crisa – Madrid, Spain


wDefining high level requirements and architecture

wSupervising junior designers and coordinating project tasks and milestones


08/2008 – 08/2011

FPGA Engineer


Airbus Defence & Space, Crisa – Madrid, Spain


w Complete FPGA development including specification, design, verification and synthesis

w Coordinating project tasks and milestones

w Interfacing external customers, providing technical documentation

w Work with:

§ Designed of an FPGA to cipher TM packets (Band-S) in real-time using AES algorithm

§ Designed of an FPGA in charge of TM, UART and control of a magneto-torque system (RIU)

§ Designed of an FPGA in charge of commanding an optical sensor




10/2009 – 06/2010

Master in Automation and Robotics. Stopped


Technical University of Madrid (UPM, ETSII) – Madrid, Spain


w Automation

w Control

w Robotics

w Computer vision


10/1999 – 06/2007

MSc Telecommunications Engineering


University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC, ETSIT) – Canarias, Spain


w Telematic

w Electronic and Automation

w Signals and Communications

w Economics, Mathematics and Physics


Personal Skills


Mother tongue



Other languages

English, Dutch (basic)


Communications skills

w Clarity and concision

w Confidence


Organisational skills

w Leadership, I have been responsible of small groups of people, couching and delegating tasks

w Planning, as part of FPGA leader I must always define  project tasks and milestones


Job-related skills

w Quality, currently as group leader I have defined quality processes and methodology of design & verification

w Analytical thinking and Problem solving skills, in my daily work I have always been analytical and I have been searching for the best&simplest solution

w Work under pressure, I have started several time projects already delayed and/or with tight project planning

w Fast learning, I have always been working in projects completely different in technical knowledge or field. I am also good in getting quickly involved in projects already started


Computer skills

w Microsoft Office tools

w Microsoft Project

w Matlab & Simulink


w Modelsim, HDS-Designer, ActiveHDL, Synplify, Libero, ISE, Cadence Spectre

w C/C++, Bash, TCL, Perl, Java, ADA, Visual Basic

w Doors

w Linux

w WaveForm, Labview



w Microsemi: RTSX, RTAX, ProASIC3

w Xilinx: Spartan3, Spartan6, Virtex7



ECSS-Q-ST-60-02C, SpaceWire, RMAP, SpaceFibre, CANOpen


Other skills

I am able to work either in a team or alone


Additional Information


Master Thesis: Development of a network interface for Network-on-Chip architecture (NoC) with QoS assurance. Awarded with honours distinction



Introduction to Artificial Intelligence Course (2011). Online Stanford University



Flying Satellites with my own designs in SPOT6, KazEOSat-1, Sentinel-2A

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