CV: Space and Ground Station Controller


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 Date Submitted:15-12-2015
 Last Modified:15-12-2015 (11:56)
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 Current job:Space and Ground Station Controller
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Own country
 Date available:within 3months
 Industry:Satellite Operators
Date of Birth 27 February 1979
Nationality German
2004 – Present EUMETSAT      Darmstadt, Germany
Global operational satellite agency providing satellite data on weather, climate and environmental developments.
Spacecraft and Ground Station Controller - Employed by SERCO GmbH
Certified for both geostationary satellite systems MTP (Meteosat Transition Program) and MSG (Meteosat Second Generation)
Monitor & control of spacecrafts and ground segments
Monitor & control of imaging, dissemination and user stations
Take corrective action when necessary, applying contingency / emergency procedures
Test and validation of ground systems and spacecraft
Preparation, test & validation of ground systems and spacecraft operations procedures
Training of operations staff
Participation to simulation and test campaigns
Configuration of ground systems
Maintenance of mission databases
Generation and maintenance of checklists, reports and documentation
Console operations for remote ground stations and spacecrafts
Console operations for processing and archiving systems
Monitoring and analysis of telemetry and system status data
Investigation of anomalies
2001 – 2004 ESOC of the European Space Agency (ESA)        Darmstadt, Germany
ESA's Space Operations Centre conducting mission operations for ESA satellites and establishing, operating and maintaining necessary ground-segment infrastructure. System Controller - Employed by SERCO GmbH
Supporting operational Sun/Vax/NT workstations used to monitor and control satellites.  
2nd line installations/upgrades/patches on Solaris and Microsoft machines.
1st line support for desktop users with regards to software, networking, and hardware problems on operational machines.  Dealing with telephone, mail queries regarding machine upgrades, configuration changes and installations.  Supporting operational machines on satellite launches.
2000 – 2001 SITA    Frankfurt-Eschborn, Germany
Leading global specialist in air transport communications and information technology. 
Customer Network Support Operator
First line support for airport gate equipment, later second line support for networks and affiliated equipment.
1997 – 2000 ISP Chemicals Inc.  (Part of Ashland Inc.)         Cologne, Germany
Leading global manufacturer of specialty chemicals.
Commercial Apprentice - Export/Wholesale Business 
Completed Apprenticeship
System administration and user support for a small business network
Implementation of new software, hardware and network wiring
1995 – 1997 Higher Commercial College Brühl, Germany
1994 – 1995 Tomburg Realschule     Rheinbach, Germany
1989 – 1994 Städtisches Gymnsium       Erftstadt, Germany
German (Native), English (Fluent), French (Basics)
IT & Operating Systems: Solaris 9 UNIX, Red Hat Linux, Win2000 Server, VERITAS NetBackup, VMS, CISCO Router Configuration, Network Knowledge, MS Office
Meteosat Engineering Course at Thales in Cannes, France
Sports: scuba diving, snowboarding, mountainbiking, motorbiking
Reading: History, Politics

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