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 Date Submitted:25-03-2012
 Last Modified:26-03-2012 (08:14)
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 Current job:Software Engineer
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Personal data

 

Marital status

Single

Date of birth

16/02/1976

Nationality

Spanish

 

Languages

 

 

Spoken

Understanding

Reading

Writing

English

Fluent

Fluent

Fluent

Fluent

French

Good

Good

Good

Fair

Spanish

Mother tongue

Mother tongue

Mother tongue

Mother tongue

 

Overview

 

·          Senior Software Engineer (Sun Certified Java Programmer) with over twelve years of experience working in multiple projects throughout the whole software lifecycle. Performing tasks covering analysis, design, development, testing and maintenance of all nature of systems and applications, complemented with a deep knowledge of relational database modelling, design and administration.

 

·          Working for ESA at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in Madrid for the last six years, as part of the team developing the scientific data archives, within the Science Operations Center (SOC) of two cornerstone missions: XMM-Newton and Herschel.

 

·          Highly motivated individual, with a very good ability in problem solving, and proven skills in operational environments with the capability to work in an efficient manner under tight timescales. Team player, always eager to keep learning and contributing to the success of the projects on which I am involved.

 

·          Professional experience and education covers a wide range of countries (Spain, England, France and USA) and industry sectors, having always managed to adapt successfully in different cultures and environments.

 

 

Technical skills

 

Languages

Java, J2EE, JSP, XML, Javascript, C++, Visual Basic.

Programming

Design patterns, UML, Object Oriented methodology, MVC, Web development.

Frameworks

Spring, Hibernate, Swing, RMI, GWT, Ant, Junit, JMS.

Database

SQL, DB modelling and administration, PostgreSQL, Sybase, Oracle.

Software

Eclipse IDE, Apache Tomcat, TOAD Data Modeler, JIRA.

Scripting

C-shell, bash, Perl.

Versioning

Subversion, CVS, Ivy.

OS

Linux, Unix, Windows XP.

Other

ECSS standards, Excel macros.

 

Professional experience

 


EUROPEAN SPACE ASTRONOMY CENTRE (ESAC) – Madrid, Spain

2005 - present


Senior Software Engineer

 

Senior software Engineer and Database Administrator in the Science Archives Team, whose main role is to provide service to scientific missions by developing the science archives, an easy access to mission data for the scientific community worldwide.

 

Ø       Main task to design, develop and maintain software components (Java) for the importing and ingestion of mission related data into multiple archives, with special focus on XMM-Newton Science Archive (XSA) and Herschel Science Archive (HSA).

 

Ø       Participating actively in the development (Java/Spring/Hibernate) of the Archive Building Systems Infrastructure (ABSI), an effort from the team to create a common and reusable infrastructure, both in data and software, across different archives.

 

Ø       Protocol and interface definition between XSA/HSA archives and Data Processing teams for the data delivery and ingestion requests mechanisms.

 

Ø       Development of web-based administration tools (JSPs/Java/Struts) for XMM and Planetary Science archives, for the management of ingested scientific data, user related information, dataset access permissions and archive usage statistics.

 

Ø       Implementation of mission-specific algorithms to determine the proprietary rights for accessing data.

 

Ø       Design and maintenance of data repositories, the place where all mission data is stored within the archives and from  where it gets distributed to the community via the Science Archives.

 

Ø       Responsible for the development of ingestion software (Java) of XMM EPIC Source Catalogue and Slew Survey Catalogue.

 

Ø       Key role in the database group, performing the design, modelling and administration of multiple relational databases (PostgreSQL/Sybase/Oracle).

 

Ø       Set up, design and administration of HSA database (PostgresSQL), used as part of the chain for the daily operations of the Herschel Data Processing team.

 

Ø       Database administrator of XSA database (Sybase). Set up, design and administration of re-engineered XSA database (PostgreSQL). Migration of database content across different RDBMS.

 

Ø       Recently nominated key person for the coordination of all XSA related matters with XMM team.

 

 

CMC GROUP – London, UK

2004 - 2005


Software Developer

 

Java Software Developer for this financial company based in the City. CMC Market’s trading platform gives access to one of the world's most advanced real-time trading systems, providing live dealing prices, breaking news feed, charting and market analysis.

 

Ø       Member of the team in charge of developing the core of the main trading platform, a highly performant multi-threading server (Java), capable of dealing with thousands of real-time transactions placed daily by the customers.

 

Ø       Implementation of the Audit Trail system (Java), a tool used to provide the status of every order placed in the system, along with its corresponding information for acceptance/rejection based on the predefined financial rules.

 

Ø       Design and implementation of a smart queuing mechanism (Java), based on a specific algorithm to determine priority for processing orders.

 

Ø       Implementation of database access component (Java/JDBC/SQL/Oracle), used to transalate software requests from different subsystems into SQL sentences and stored procedures calls (Oracle PL/SQL).

 

Ø       Development of an automated testing framework at system level.

 

Ø       Software awarded several years as “Best Online Trading Platform” by Shares Magazine



ZINGO (MANGANESE BRONZE HOLDING) – London, UK

2002 - 2004


Software Developer

 

Java/J2EE Developer in this project from the makers of the famous London Black Taxi. Zingo used GPS technology and the phone location service of the caller's network operator to locate the nearest available taxi. The passenger was then automatically connected to the driver's hands-free mobile phone.

 

Ø       Implementation of multi-threading message servers (Java/JMS/Weblogic), processing messages coming from different sources: mobile operators, taxi GPS units and credit card payment systems.

 

Ø       Development of an application (Java) to pinpoint the GPS position of a mobile device, using the location based services provided by the biggest mobile operators in the UK (Vodafone, Orange and O2), and calculate the nearest taxis available with different algortithms.

 

Ø       Implemented system monitoring tools (Java/Swing/RMI) technologies to provide real time positioning information.

 

Ø       Set up a cluster of Weblogic Application Servers, where JMS queues and EJBs where deployed, in order to allow failover and system upgrades during operations without affecting the service.

 

 

FUTURE SPACE – Madrid, Spain

Sofware Developer

2001 - 2002


 

Java Programmer in the development of GECS (General Entertainment and Communication Server), a generic platform designed for building virtual communities.

 

Ø       Responsible for the communications module of the platform. Analysis, design and implementation of a multi-channel (WAP, WEB and SMS) server (Java/J2EE/EJBs).

 

Ø       Set up and development using an Application Server (BEA Weblogic),  specially intensive work with EJB’s and JMS.

 

 


UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX - Bordeaux, France

Sofware Developer Trainee

2000 - 2001


 

First contact to Java programming language. Development of an African ancient game, called Kalah, that could be played locally or over the net through a Swing GUI. In this 2-player game, it was introduced the possibility of making the computer be one of the players by using Artificial Intelligence techniques.

 

 

Ø       Implementation of Artificial Intelligence module (Java), using backtracking algorithm to create a tree in memory and then decide the next best move by using specifically design heuristic functions.

 

Ø       Development of a messaging system (Java/Networking) to chat in real time with the rest of players during the game.

 

 


ERICSSON – Madrid, Spain

Sofware Programmer Trainee

1999 - 2000


 

Working part-time as a trainee, while finishing the studies. Took part in the Diabecom project, developed for a sanitary services company. The goal of this project was to allow the tracking of treatment and evolution of diabetic patients through the Internet.

 

Ø       Development (C++) of a software for a PDA to interact with a glucometer, reading data and sending it to the central server.

 

 


COMPAQ COMPUTER – Madrid, Spain

1998 - 1999


System Administrator Trainee

 

Ø       Network administrator. User helpdesk. Server/printer maintenance. Installation of corporate desktops and hardware replacements.

 


Education & training

·          MSc in Computer Science

Universidad Complutense Madrid, 1994-2000

 

·          Master in Satellite Technology - Space Segment

Universidad Politécnica Madrid, 2009

 

·          Master in Satellite Technology - Orbital Mechanics

Universidad Politécnica Madrid, 2008

 

·          Sun Certified Java Programmer

London, 2003

 

·          Sybase Database Administration course

Madrid, 2006

 

Publications

 

Storing data in Science Archives: striving for a common infrastructure.

Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) conference @ Boston, 2010

 

Personal interests

 

Football: regular player. President of ESAC Football Club during four years. Participating regularly at the ESA Football Tournament.

 

Tennis: regular player. Used to work as a teacher during summers while studying. Participating regularly at the ESA Tennis Tournament.

 

Photography: very keen on this art. Attended several courses. Member of ESAC Photography Club.


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