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     Date Submitted:05-08-2012
     Last Modified:10-08-2017 (09:44)
    Job information
     Current job:Spacecraft Operations Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     Keywordsoperations, data handling, payload
    CV

    PERSONAL INFORMATION
    Sex Female | Date of birth 20/12/1987 | Nationality Indian

    WORK EXPERIENCE

    01/07/2017–Present Mission Planning Operations Engineer - LEO Satellites
    LSE Space GmbH, Wessling (Germany)
    Key Responsibilities are, but not limited to;
    ▪ Working for the customer DLR for multiple LEO missions
    ▪ Generating timelines for LEO satellites including Firbird, TerraSAR-X and Tandem-X missions using planning tool PINTA developed in house, along with in house developed planning system based on Windows OS.
    ▪ Having a very good over view of the missions due to interactions withh external and internal parties like customers, scheduling offices, flight dynamics, ground stations and operator teams.
    ▪ Planning customer requests into the timeline
    ▪ Support anomaly investigations to provide inputs related to customer orders.
    ▪ Testing planning tools for upcoming missions

    01/03/2014–30/06/2017 Spacecraft Operations Engineer- PAY-DHS-TTC sub systems- MEO Satellites
    LSE Space GmbH, Wessling (Germany)
    Key Responsibilities are, but not limited to:
    ▪ Working for the customer DLR-GfR (DLR Gesellschaft für Raumfahrtanwendungen) mbH for the Galileo mission for both IOV and FOC satellites.
    ▪ Perform nominal, contingency, and special operations on Payload, Data handling and TT&C subsystems.
    Interactions with several segments (ground, space, IOT, LEOP) of the mission in the framework of operations.
    ▪ Operation preparations and execution for anomaly handling, anomaly investigation, and anomaly resolutions. – Especially valuable involvement during the operations and analysis for contingencies regarding atomic clocks and on board software upload and patches.
    ▪ Regular monthly offline data and trend analysis for payload , data handling and TTC subsystems, extensivelong-term performance and health trend analysis for on board atomic clocks.
    ▪ Regular Flight operation procedure maintenance, including creation, editing and validation using MOIS tool.
    ▪ Participation in pre-launch System Compatibility Test Campaigns for FOC family satellites.
    ▪ Participation in simulations for software uploads, contingency scenarios and commissioning
    ▪ Participation in LEOP handover and platform commissioning
    ▪ Preparation and execution of S/C configuration change requests, on board database changes, and ad-hoc operations.
    ▪ Expert on SCOS2000 , OBSM, PUS services , OBDH , time tagged commanding
    ▪ Training and guidance for new recruits
    ▪ Creating shell scripts to simplify regular recurring operational tasks.

    05/03/2013–01/03/2014 Spacecraft and Ground Controller
    LSE Space GmbH, Wessling (Germany)
    Key Responsibilities were, but not limited to:
    ▪ Working for the customer DLR-GfR (DLR Gesellschaft für Raumfahrtanwendungen) mbH for the Galileo mission for both IOV and FOC satellites.
    ▪ Post-launch activities for Galileo (European satellite navigation system).
    ▪ Manual routine operations for the ground control and flight control activities.
    ▪ Partial and fully automated handling of routine operations for the ground control and flight control activities.
    ▪ Execution of regular planning requests and ad-hoc requests
    ▪ Flight and ground control support during special operation

    01/05/2012–31/08/2012 Intern
    Astrium GmbH (AIRBUS/EADS), Munich (Germany)
    Generate a software tool for raw GNSS data analysis, and to analyze the data over a period of time.
    The tool was coded in Matlab, and documented for future use

    01/08/2009–31/08/2010 Associate Software Engineer
    Accenture Services Pvt. Ltd., Pune/Mumbai (India)
    ▪ Responsibilities included functional testing (manual)
    ▪ Test Data Management (using XML),
    ▪ Manual and automated test data creation
    ▪ Functional Testing (manual)
    ▪ Trained for tools Quick Test Professional, Rational Functional Tester, Quality Centre, HP Load Runner.

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING
    01/10/2010–28/02/2013 Master’s in Earth Oriented Space Science and Technology EQF level 7
    Technical University, Munich, Munich (Germany)
    Key Subjects:
    ▪ Earth System Sciences Digital Communication
    ▪ Spacecraft technology
    ▪ Numerical Modelling
    ▪ Orbital Mechanics
    ▪ Image processing
    ▪ Spacecraft orbit and attitude control
    ▪ Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
    Successfully completed Specialization:
    ▪ Satellite Navigation
    ▪ Precise GNSS

    Thesis topic:
    ▪ Assessment of GNSS Real time (kinematic) positioning applications with RTKLIB as a case study

    01/08/2005 Bachelors of Engineering in Information Technology EQF level 6
    Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pune (India)
    Information Technology
    Completed with grade- distinction


    PERSONAL SKILLS
    Mother tongue(s) Marathi, Hindi
    Other language(s) English C2 - TOEFL 110/120
    German B2 -B2 Goethe Zertifikat
    Levels: A1 and A2: Basic user - B1 and B2: Independent user - C1 and C2: Proficient user Common European Framework of Reference for Languages


    Communication skills ▪ Good communication skills gained through handling operations with varying degree of complexity on daily basis in a team of 4 (2 Controllers and 2 Engineers), in a 24x7 environment.
    ▪ Transition from India to Germany has equipped me to better understand different cultures and people.


    Digital competence
    Proficient user
    Digital competences
    Languages: MySQL, C/C++,Matlab,Shell script
    Java Technologies: Apache Struts2,Hibernate (ORM library),JSP Servlets
    Platforms: Linux/Unix,Windows
    Tools/Applications: Basics of STK-AGI (System/Satellite tool kit), SCOS-2000,SIMSAT


    Other skills Personal interests and achievements
    ▪ National Children's Science Congress- First Prize at District level.
    ▪ Worked with a scientist, during high school, at Inter-University for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), India.
    ▪ Merit holder in State Talent Search, Ashok Jain Mathematics and Middle School scholarships.
    ▪ Completion of National level extreme adventure races in India with mountaineering as primary activity.
    ▪ Three 15 days mountaineering expeditions in Himalayas, India.
    ▪ Enthusiastic participation in extreme sports like bungee jumping, sky diving, waterfall rappelling and white water rafting.
    ▪ Amateur photographer with achievement of district level photography prizes.
    ▪ Longtime basketball player. Captain of University women's basketball team at zonal level in 2008
    ▪ Participation in theater workshops and stage dance performances.
    ▪ Completion of a short film and association with the Marathi commercial film industry (Maharashtra, India), during performance of a short role.


    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    Projects Year 2010 -2012
    Altimetry project
    ▪ Sea Level Change Calculation using Envisat Altimeter data for a period of three years.
    ▪ Responsibilities included determining the sanity of data and assigning weights depending upon priority.
    ▪ Coding was done in Matlab.
    ▪ Version control was done using TortoiseSVN subversion client.
    Satellite Mission Design Project
    ▪ Designing a mission for a LEO, low inclination satellite for observation in the tropical regions, with an emphasis on Amazon basin
    ▪ Responsibilities included deciding the instrument on-board, determining possible level 1 and level 2 products.
    ▪ Orbit and coverage of the satellite were simulated using STK
    E-tutor-A Learning and Content Management System
    ▪ Sponsored by: Persistent Systems Pvt. Ltd., Pune, India
    ▪ A software e-learning solution developed for the training cell of the company. The tool was coded in Java, using Struts and Hibernate framework
    Year 2005 -2009
    Fast food database management system
    ▪ Developed using VB and oracle
    Seminars/Trainings Year 2013 - Present
    ▪ Project Management 1 - Basic concepts in project management and case studies involving Microsoft Project software
    2010 - 2012
    ▪ Attended Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event(JURSE) 2011
    2005 – 2009
    ▪ Presented paper on application of artificial intelligence in local transport system Presented a seminar on virtual retina display
     


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