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 Date Submitted:07-09-2013
 Last Modified:07-06-2015 (08:16)
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 Current job:Operations and Maintenance Engineer at Maspalomas Space Centre
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Own country
 Date available:within 3months
 Industry:,
 KeywordsSatellite Ground Stations
CV

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Sex Male | Date of birth 26 Oct 1976 | Nationality Spanish

 

PERSONAL STATEMENT

More than ten years of experience in Operations and Maintenance of large Ground Stations particularly in Local and Remote M&C (including databases and automated procedures), redundancy management, site infrastructure and liaison with service providers. Operation and configuration of various types of baseband equipment including integrated TT&C and ranging systems (i.e. Cortex type).

Highly accomplished in working in procedure-oriented environments in day and night shifts. Assistant to the Operations Manager in the creation and updating of the necessary technical procedures (operational and contingency) for the Cospas-Sarsat project at the Maspalomas Space Centre.
 

Accomplished computer programmer, mainly in .NET and Microsoft SQL Server. Experienced in Microsoft SQL Server database administration and in Linux Bash scripting.

Used to working in an international environment after more than ten years of professional and educational experience in different countries dealing with colleagues and customers from various nationalities.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

 

Jun 2003–Present

Operations & Maintenance

ISDEFE

- O&M in the Spanish Mission Control Centre of The International Cospas-Sarsat Programme for Search and Rescue (www.cospas-sarsat.org), dealing with real-time reception, processing and distribution of distress alerts transmitted from radio beacons to different satellites. The SPMCC is the nodal centre with responsibility covering most of north Africa and the Middle East.

Deployment at SPMCC of the new MEOSAR system as part of the Galileo SAR-GS. Development of the new operational procedures according to the Operational Scenarios and Communication Interfaces provided by the SGDSP (SAR-Galileo Data Service Provider).

Development of a Front-End application in .NET that connects to the operational SPMCC GIS DataBase (MS SQL Server 2008) to produce automated statistics and other utilities.

Administration of the MS SQL Server database in the project, responsible for the Failover and Rollback procedures between the Operational and Backup Databases (Transaction Log Shipping).

Development of a script in Bash that checks the Internet connection and stores date and time of a connection loss and its duration. The script automatically sends an e-email report to the Operations Manager every month that is included in the monthly report of System Performance and Activities for our client.

- O&M at the ESA - ESTRACK NETWORK ground station at Maspalomas Space Centre. Familiar with the AER and MER hardware equipment as well as with the different software applications such as Station Computer M&C or Antenna FEC.

- O&M at the EUMETSAT TT&C ground station at Maspalomas Space Centre (MSG BRGS)

 

Oct 2002–Jun 2003

Research Assistant

Trinity College Dublin

Creation of magnetic thin films using the Pulsed Laser Deposition technique.

 

Aug 2000–Jul 2001

Support Engineer

Siemens

Support engineer (Telecommunication Access Networks) for the company’s clients in Spain and Portugal. Commissioning engineer for clients of Siemens responsible for deployment of access networks.

 

Jan 2000–Jul 2000

Test Engineer

Nortel Networks

Hardware and test engineer at a manufacturing plant in Monkstown (UK). Responsible for replicating the test stations already in use in the company plant in Montreal (Canada) – in particular a number of elements of TN-64X equipment for its implementation in Europe.

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

 

 

2001–2002

MSc, Optoelectronics and Optical Information Processing

 

Queen's University Belfast

 

1994–1998

Engineer's degree, Telecomunications

 

Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

 

PERSONAL SKILLS

 

 

Mother tongue(s)

Español

Other language(s)

English, Chinese

 

Job-related skills

Satellite Ground Systems, Satellite Communications, GNSS, Telecommunications Engineering, Procedure Development, Procedure Manuals, Real-time Monitoring, Real-time Control, T-SQL Stored Procedures, Visual Studio, Microsoft SQL Server, GIS, TT&C, Bash, Linux, .NET

 

 

Driving licence

B1

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

 

Courses

ESA Projects Management | INSTAE

GPS: An Introduction to Satellite Navigation, with an interactive Worldwide Laboratory using Smartphones | Coursera

Total Quality Managment | ITEAP

Pedagogical Adaptation Course | ICSE

CISCO CCNA 1

Microsoft SQL Server 2005

 

Certifications

Chinese (B1)

GPS: An Introduction to Satellite Navigation, with an interactive Worldwide Laboratory using Smartphones

 

References

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