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 Date Submitted:19-07-2011
 Last Modified:20-07-2011 (08:26)
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 Current job:Space Engineer
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
 KeywordsTelecommunications, satellite design, systems engineering, cdf, international policy, project management, orbits, antennas, quality, testing
CV

LEADER AND TELECOMMUNICATION ENGINEER

Detailed, analytical, strategic, tenacious, highly motivated telecommunication engineer and leader, with a proven ability to work under pressure and coordinate team work. Experience in design, develop and implement engineering and telecommunication projects. Worked on engineering applied to space projects, international collaboration and partnerships between U.S. and Mexico, outreach and leader in new international programs for Mexico.  Passion for developing and implementing innovative technologies for the telecommunication sector to impact the society at large. Strong ability to collaborate and build relationships throughout different sectors, including Europe, North America and Latin America.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2010

NASA AMES RESEARCH CENTER

Moffett Field, USA

Engineer / Researcher Internship (May 2010 – December 2010)

PhoneSat project: Design from the beginning, build and test a prototype space vehicle using Commercial-Off-the-Shelf components. Collaboration with Google’s Android team for software development using Python and C language. Preparation of a science payload in one week, only successful payload of two suborbital launches. Participation in the payload integration and systems integration. Responsible of data analysis. Designed and performed the Testing and Qualification Plan of the spacecraft. Research and design part of the communication link. Working towards the reduction of a normal satellite project cost: aimed 5k$ total cost for hardware and development. Suborbital Launch 28k ft altitude. Launch published in many websites, countries and magazines, like Wired and Make. Presentation of a technical talk at Google, Mountain View, California.

 

2008 – 2009

SASKEN COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (Texas Instruments Contractor)

Monterrey, Mexico

Software and Testing Engineer (April 2008 – August 2009)

Performed testing procedures to ensure the compliance of Texas Instruments’ chipsets with the 3GPP standards. Tested the 2.5G Modem for NEPTUNE program: power consumption, performance, multimedia and Bluetooth. Evaluate and test the programs for Symbian Series 23, and the use of OMAP3430. Experience with Texas Instruments’ software development.

 

2007 – 2008

 

ALESTRA aT&T

 

Monterrey, Mexico

Alestra’s CORE Network Engineer – Regional Services (October 2007- April 2008)

Troubleshooting for network’s failures on Regional Services and National Level. Responsible for the configuration and upgrade for redundancy of the network equipment at national level, impacting services of an entire city or country regions.

 

Operation and Maintenance’s Network Engineer – Enterprise Clients (January 2007 – October 2007)

Troubleshooting for network’s failures on Internet, Frame relay, VPN, L2L, and L2VPN services for enterprise clients at national level. Coordination with different carriers and partners. Develop official procedures for VPN Troubleshooting.

Management Experience: Provisional Boss of a group of 15 people.

 

2006

VERTICE, Asesoría Empresarial en Comunicaciones

Monterrey, Mexico

Network Engineer (August 2006 – December 2006)

Developed engineering projects related to Communication Infrastructure. Close interaction with suppliers, and responsible for the acquisition of the hardware.

 

PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS

 

2011 - present

WHITE LABELSPACE

International Group

Volunteer in WLS no-lucrative group. Telecommunication engineer lead for ‘White Label Space’, a team involved on the Google Lunar X-prize. The team is formed by companies in Australia, Spain, Italy, UK, Germany, Japan and The Netherlands. Dedicate part of my personal time to focus on antenna communication and hardware testing for the Lunar Lander and Moon Rover.

 

2011 – present

SPACE GENERATION ADVISORY COUNCIL

Mexico

Volunteer as the National Point of Contact in Mexico for Space Generation Advisory Council in support of the United Nations Programme for Space Applications. Leader and responsible for the organization and coordination of space related events in Mexico. Close collaboration with the representatives of Space Generation in Canada, USA, Jamaica, Costa Rica and Guatemala.

 

2010 – present

NASA AMES RESEARCH CENTER

Moffett Field, USA

NASA Science, Technology and Exploration Program Collaborator – Leader for Mexican Team (Nov 2010 – present)

Volunteer to collaborate with the Astrobiology Department at Ames to organize the ‘NASA Science, Technology and Exploration Program’. Promoting the summer program in Mexican high schools. Responsible to find the budget, select and send a group of four Mexican high school students, a responsible teacher and two scientists to participate in the two-weeks exploration program. Leader for a Mexican STEP program to implement in 2012, in order to impact future career paths in young people.

2011 (April)

RIO TINTO MARS ANALOG

(Austrian Space Forum and European Space Agency)

Austria / Spain

Lead for White Label Space Team for hardware testing

In charge of the Lunar Lander Mockup Tests of ‘White Label Space’ team as a telecommunication and testing engineer. Helping in the logistics for the new ‘Aouda.X’ spacesuit, rovers from the Austrian Space Forum and the ESA’s Mars Rover Eurobot.

 

2009 – 2010

 

INTERNATIONAL SPACE UNIVERSITY

 

Strasbourg, France

Project Manager and Team Lead of an international and multidisciplinary project (October 2009 – May 2010)

  • Team Lead of an international group of 15 people. Shared project management of a 30 people project dealing with 25 different nationalities.
  • Developed procedures and documentation of a microgravity experiment for the International Space Station on Astronaut Navigation and Orientation Patterns after the request for proposal ILSRA 2009, for the European Space Agency.
  • Different projects about Concurrent Engineering, Satellite Designs, Remote Sensing, Space technologies, Robotics, Space Law, Space Policy, Space Management, Space Biology and Medicine, and Space Architecture.

 

 

 

2006

ITESM Campus Monterrey

       Monterrey, Mexico

Telecommunications’ Engineer – Student Project (May 2006 – December 2006)

Design of radio localization program by characterizing the transmission channels of the ITESM’s Wi-Fi Network.

 

 

FORMER EDUCATION

2009–2010 

INTERNATIONAL SPACE UNIVERSITY

Strasbourg, France

 

Master in Space Studies – Technologies including telecommunications.

2002–2006

ITESM Campus Monterrey

Monterrey, Mexico

 

Bachelor of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

2006 

ITESM Programs for: Management, Finance, Private Law, Human Resources, Leadership, and Wireless Technologies

Monterrey, Mexico

2002

International Business Program

Culiacan, Mexico

2002 

International Negotiation in the Business Community– Program

Culiacan, Mexico

 

 

 

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES

2010 

Radio Amateur Technician License– Call Sign Published

California, USA

2009 

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Developer Certification

Monterrey, Mexico

2008

Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) andWiMAX Course

Monterrey, Mexico

2008 

GSM/GPRS/EDGE and the Evolution to 3G Tech Course

Monterrey, Mexico

2007

CCNA Certification  CSCO11331755

Monterrey, Mexico

 

 

 

PAPERS AND INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION

2010 – Feb

Published Literature Review about Space Analog Studies.

ISU’s masters group. Awarded by NASA with 50k$ grant.

Strasbourg, France

2010 –Sept

Co-author of a Proposal for a NASA Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract related to Nano-Technology onboard the ISS.

California, USA

2010 – Oct

Collaborating for Editing on the international Newsletter: IAASS – International Association For the Advancement of Space Safety. Current project.

HQ: The Netherlands

Italy – International

2010 – Nov

Participation at the VI Space Conference of the Americas. Committee 4: ‘Technological Development, Industry and Scientific Research’, and as speaker in the ‘Young Forum’.

Pachuca, Mexico

2010 – Dec

Participation in the 3rd Consultation Forum of the Mexican Space Agency: Science and Technology. Oral Presentation: ‘PhoneSat Project and Opportunities for Mexico’.

Ensenada, Mexico

2011 – Jan

Author of the paper: ‘The Martian Feeling: An analog study to simulate a round-trip to Mars using the International Space Station’. Currently in revision for publishing in the Journal for the British Interplanetary Society (JBIS).

California, USA

2011 – Jan

Participation at 4th Consultation Forum of the Mexican Space Agency: Human Resources. Presentation of the poster: STEP program for Mexico.

Vallarta, Mexico

2011 – Feb

Motivation Conference Speaker for Young People: ‘Dreaming and making dreams come true’. Interviewed by newspapers, radio and TV about my professional career.

Culiacan, Mexico

2011 – Feb

Oral presentation of ‘The Martian Feeling Study: An analog study to simulate a round-trip to Mars using the ISS’ at the ISU’s 15th International Symposium: ‘The ISS: Maximizing the return from extended operations’ in Strasbourg, France.

Strasbourg, France

 

 

 

SKILLS AND INTERESTS

Leader, Proactive and Organized 

Software / Programming Languages:

Member of Astronomy groups, IEEE,

Can manage pressure well

STK, Autocad 2D, Visual Basic, Office,

Space Generation, SOMECYTA,

Team Work / Negotiations

Bilingual: Spanish and English

Electronic Software, Cisco equipment configuration, C, C++, Java, Matlab,

International conferences:  Word Space Congress, COSPAR, IAF, ISU.

Basic French and Italian 

Html, Perl, PHP.

Leader of student groups.



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