CV: Satellite Control Engineer


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 Date Submitted:25-11-2019
 Last Modified:24-12-2019 (01:40)
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 Current job:Satellite Control Engineer
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Europe only
 Date available:within 3months
 Industry:Satellite Operators
 KeywordsSatellite operations Anomaly detection and recovery Procedure creation Technical writing Operations preparation Launch preparation Procurement Problem solving Analytical thinking Python Linux Windows Epoch Compass

Personal Summary

Seeking a work opportunity in spacecraft operations following my partner's relocation to Darmstadt, Germany at the end of January. Working as a satellite control engineer with a BSc in Electronics engineering and a strong academic and working knowledge of satellite subsystems, currently working as a satellite control engineer on a GEO mission with experience in LEOP, operations preparation, launch activities, satellite design, testing activities and routine operations for satellite and ground. Proficient in the use of EPOCH suite for satellite monitoring and control, and experienced in incident analysis and resolution. My multiple roles and diverse activities in the satellite industry make me an excellent candidate for a spacecraft controller job.

Work Experience

1 Apr 2016 - Present

Satellite Control Engineer, Es'hailSat

- Three years of operations preparation where I participated in acceptance testing of the ground system and reviewed ground and satellite documentation
- Author of procedures regarding contingency and routine operations for the satellite and ground systems
- Participated in the launch and LEOP activities at site and IOT
- Operated on a 24/7 shift basis to monitor and control the satellite and ground systems
- Execution of routine and contingency operations for the Satellite
- Monitoring Space Track for space debris, satellite conjunctions and reports which includes remote control of the spacecraft, monitoring of data and health of the payload and troubleshooting with the help of procedures
- Execution of planned maneuvers
- Monitoring and control of 3 ground stations
- Procured a ticketing system to aid in satellite operations


Feb 2015 - April 2016

Satellite Project Engineer, Es'hailSat

- Procurement of Es’hail 2 satellite

- Work with the manufacturer to ensure that the design and development are according to the requirements

- Support all satellite test and design activities; test readiness, test activities, data reviews and anomaly investigations and resolution with the manufacturer


Education and Training

September 2010 - April 2014

Bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering

The University of Leeds

- Courses: communication systems; high frequency systems; RF and microwave engineering; digital communications; nanotechnology; embedded systems

- Research: Designing a portable automated defibrillator


April 2015 - September 2015

Master’s Level Advanced Lectures on Aerospace Engineering

Keio University

- Technical training on each satellite subsystem

- Developed the requirements and link budget for a hypothetical LEO mission



- Satellite control systems: EPOCH Suite

- Routine operations, including ground operations and mission planning

- Anomaly detection and recovery

- Knowledge in pre-operation activities (simulation campaign, launch campaign and LEOP)

- Production of procedures, both routine and contingency

- Technical writing

- Analytical and problem solving skills, demonstrated through troubleshooting many issues that were assigned to me in operations

- A good command of quality control process; through reviewing item discrepancies and maintaining document releases for the CDRL throughout the project lifetime

- Presentation skills; presented the company activities in a number of events


Digital Skills

- Advanced user of office suite (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint)

- Advanced user of Microsoft Visio

- Python (Basic)

- C (Basic)


- Linux (multiple distributions), Windows and MacOs

- Proficient with GIT

- Comfortable with using the command line (bash)

- Proficient user of ServiceNow, including designing, testing and building a database

- Good command of photo editing software (I.E. Lightroom)



- Arabic as mother tongue

- Fluent in english

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