CV: Science Operations engineer / Astrophysicist


Personal information
Contact information
Candidate Profile
 Date Submitted:07-01-2015
 Last Modified:02-11-2015 (02:58)
Job information
 Current job:Science Operations engineer / Astrophysicist
 Employment Term:Temp/Contract
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:>3months
 Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
 Keywordsspace radiation, optical analysis, PDGS, Earth observation, data processing, mission analysis
I studied physics, with astrophysics speciality although my profile fits very well in space engineering. Currently I'm working in European Space Astronomy Center (ESAC) as science operations engineer in Rosetta and continuing to study PhD  at Politécnica University of Madrid in remote sensing. I believe that my background in technology and science  is a great mixture in any space organization. 
Work Experience    
              06/2015-Present  - Aurora for European Space Agency
-  Ground Science Operations group for Rosetta;  Member of the science planning and operations team performing Medium Term Planning (MTP) support from Science Operations in the Rosetta Science Ground Segment. Using MAPPS and other SW tools, check the instrument teams (PI) inputs for correctness.Support the creation and delivery to the MOC of the consolidated operational request in the form of Pointing Request and Payload operational request files. Iterate on the collection of the MTP inputs from the PI
03/2013-06/2015 - Deimos Castilla la Mancha
-  Ground engineering team for Deimos 2 mission (Satellite successfully launched the 19th June 2014); Member of the PDGS and archive V&V engineer performing the validation of requirements, NCR, SW improvements and image quality.  Working as operator during LEOP and commissioning in the image process chain (from L0 to L1C). And finally, collaborating also in EOS calibration campaign performing own software in Octave to check geometrical calibration and ENVI commercial software.  During my participation of the ground segment equipment I had the chance to know how the entire operations work due to the small amount of people of the team. 
- Space environment unit responsible; complex analysis in spacecraft radiation environment and plasma interactions for Deimos 2. Development of structural models in order to simulate environmental conditions in orbit and fits requirements of the mission.
-Engineer in charge of payload subsystem. Verifications analysis and biddings performances in subsystems engineering division. Use of ZEMAX and TracePro SW for numerical calculations. General system engineering knowledge of space missions using tools like Cradle. Engineer in charge of Optics subsystem. Optical verifications analysis.
-As a member of subsystem department I was performing various biddings from different areas; my background in science combined with experience in engineering make me a key person in the department. I collaborated in a huge area of bids; Ground segment offers, completely satellite systems and specific subsystems bids of a various companies around the world.   
07/2010-10/2010 - ESAC summer traineer. (Spain)
Meteor research group. Orbit determination analysis for radiant approximation comparison.
12/2008-06/2010  - Carlo Gavazzi Space S.A. (Milan, Italy)  
Student Research fellowship in Mission analysis focused into LEO orbits.
08/2007-09/2008 - University of Zaragoza.  (Spain)
Academically managed job in research of Mission analysis and space radiation into the GME (group of Celestial Mechanics of the University )
05/2004-09/2007 – ESA (The Netherlaands)
SSETI Express and SSETI ESEO satellite development. Satellite suscesfully launched the 27th October of 2005. Mission analysis and system Eng. Coordinator
2004-2007 - Science promotion activities, various companies;
Astronomical observatory “El Castillo” 2004.
Foundation CAI-ASC 2005
Science Pavilion of the University of Zaragoza 2005, 2006, 2007
DGA (County council of Aragón) 2004-2006
”Ciencia Viva” organization 2004-2006
2001-2004 - Swimming teacher and lifeguardcasual jobs. 
MT Educación y formación, National federation of swimming.
Education and training
2015-Present    Politécnica University of Madrid (UPM)
PhD starting to study the fussion of SAR with optical images and applications. 
2015    Coursera (Honor grade)
Principles of computing (with distinction)
Algoritmic thinking
 2015    MITx (Honor grade)
Introduction to computer science and programming
2014    Coursera
An introduction to interactive programming in Python 
2013-2015 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM)
Postgraduate degree (60 ECTS) Astrophysics
Module of stellar and substellar objects.
2009-2013 UCM
MSc in Astrophysics (309,5 ECTS)
1 year course of geophysics and tectonophysics
2002-2009  University of Saragossa.
Physics, equivalent to Bachelor degree.
Some courses of biophysics,non linear system and chaos theory  
Courses & Projects 
Complutense University of Madrid . Definition of the mission statement fot the `La Pinta' interstellar project. Proyect for postgraduated research
European Space Agency- 9th Student parabolic flight campaign. Solar sails experiment into zero gravity. One year duration project.2006
University of Zaragoza- New frontiers of Magnetism (Scholarship holder)
Vacuum techniques  course - University of Zaragoza
Pico Satellites and ground Stations design course - University polytechnic of Madrid
SW Competences 
·Orbital dynamics; STK, DAS, GMAT, SaVoir. 
·Mission planning;MAPPS (ESA SW)
·Optical desing: ZEMAX, Tracepro, Code V.
·Space weather: Spenvis, SpisGeo, PHITS, SRIM/TRIM, OMERE.
·CalVal image: ENVI, own SW. 
·Technical Computing: Matlab, Octave. 
·Programming:  Python  
·Misc: Microsoft Office, LaTeX, Cradle, Google, Redmine, Dia, yEd, SimpleGeo,XML,…
Demonstrable knowledge in designing, building and testing experiments.
Project coordination.
Working abroad. 
Driver license.
Spanish – Native proficiency
English – Full professional proficiency. School of languages. B2. 
French – Elementary proficiency  A1.
German – Elementary proficiency. School of languages. A1. 
Phase C and phase D MIAS SSETI Express European Space Agency August 2004
“SSETI Express, un sueño cumplido” (SSETI Express, a dream done) Official Physics College May 2006
“A technical description of the ESEO satellite” Hellenic-European Student Space Science and Technology Symposium October 2006  Co-wrote 
“Proyecto SSETI” (SSETI project)  ConCiencias journal of the University of Zaragoza November 2008
“LEEM: the consolidation of the Spanish Space Network”  IAC October 2009 Co-wrote. Paper ID 4735
“LEEMSAT-I: Payload contest for a fully-student cubesat ” IAF ID  IAC-09,B4,3,4,x5085 2009 Co-wrote.
“Collaboration in science/technology spreading articles”  Various articles. Las 40 fanegas 2011
“Meteor Orbit Determination using different models of dynamical computation”  March 3, 2012  IAC-12,E2,2,2,x15742 Congress holder
Personal skills
Continuous enthusiasm of learning; I have never stopped studing (see above).
Organizer and perfectionist ; athletic person, oldest sister, honor grade in all labs subjects in collegue.Compulsive reader.
Ability of oral and writing communication; winner of poetry and divulgation papers contest. Student representation. President of association for science research.
Getting on with people; I cannot give examples of that. Just contact me and you will see it. 


Registering is the only way of posting vacancies and obtaining contact details of candidates in our CV database.

All it takes is a few minutes and a credit card (Visa or American Express). To sign-up to this service, simply click on the Register link and fill in the form. You will then have instant access to our system after on-line payment where you will be able to complete the transaction in either US Dollars, UK Pounds or Euros.

All online credit/debit card transitions are handled through our secure third party payment processors at WorldPay. Worldpay are part of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, the 5th biggest banking group in the world, WorldPay payment solutions are trusted by thousands of businesses, big and small worldwide. 

Pricing starts at €450 (approx £400 or US$500 - use the convert tool for an exact conversion) for one month unlimited job postings and unlimited CV database access (for one user), with package discounts available if you have more permanent recruiting needs. For example, a Gold subscription will give you unlimited jobs posting and unlimited CV database access for one year at just over €250 per month!


2020 Pricing Structure (excluding VAT):

1 month - Discovery 450 euros convert
3 months - Bronze 1150 euros convert
6 months - Silver 1950 euros convert
12 months - Gold 3200 euros convert


If online payment is not convenient, give us a call at +33(0)622757477 or send us an email at We will set up an account for you and invoice you. Note that you can also pay through PayPal.




Please note that the posting of academic positions is free of charge. All you need to do is email us your job description and we will post it for you.



Spacelinks is based in France so the following European Union regulations regarding electronic commerce apply:
- if your business is located outside the EU, VAT does not apply to you
- if your business is located in France, you will be charged a 20% VAT
- if your business is located in the EU and you don't have a valid VAT registration number, you will be charged a 20% VAT
- if your business is located in the EU and you do have a valid VAT registration number, you won't be charged VAT provided you give us your VAT number (mandatory for invoicing)



For sales enquiries and general information, you can call us on +33(0)622757477.
Support is available Mon-Fri on +33(0)622757477 or via email. Out-of-hours support is provided only via email.

Please also note that we are located in France. Our normal office hours are 09:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday. France timezone is GMT+1.



We are very serious about our job seekers privacy so only legitimate recruiters and employers are eligible for a recruiter account. All subscriptions requests will be manually approved and recruiter accounts constantly monitored. Users who enter inaccurate or incomplete information will not gain access to post jobs or search resumes. Sharing of login details with a third party will result in the suspension of the recruiter's account with no subscription refund.

To ensure you are approved, please include the following on your application:
* The website address of your Company. Under construction websites will be rejected.
* Email - Must end in Applications using free email accounts such as Hotmail, Yahoo or Gmail will be rejected.

Individual exceptions can be made on a case by case basis by emailing Accounts found not to be in compliance will be deleted.

Terms & ConditionsCopyright ©2020 Spacelinks
Web Analytics