School in Odessa (Ukraine), Technical University – Space Communication Systems Engineer
Electronic Systems Technician, Space Communication Systems Engineer
Radio communication company – Digital Signal Processing Engineer, National Aerosapce Laboratory – Software Engineer, ESA – System Software Engineer
ExoMars Rover Software Systems Engineer
Favourite thing to do in my job: Seeing the Software controlling the system as it was intended and specified.
Expert in Space Software SYstems. Passion for electronic music.
I live in Amsterdam and work at ESA/ESTEC in Noordwijk. I did a lot of Research and Development in the past, focusing on the topics of Software Engineering, Spacecraft Autonomy, and Failure Protection.
I am responsible for the ExoMars Rover Software Systems, including the Rover control, Mobility, and Autonomy.
I dedicate my spare time to my 8-year-old daughter and to composing and mixing electronic music.
My Work on the ExoMars Mission
Looking after the Software Development to control the Rover and Scientific experiments on Mars.
My Typical Day: Get to work at 9 a.m. Check the results of the work performed by the Software team yesterday. Discuss problems and find the way forward. Check all the needed Software will be there on time, make plans make it happen.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Logical, caring, passionate
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Making dreams to become real working systems
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
Desire to make science fiction into useful reality
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Radio Communication Engineering
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Jean Michelle Jarre
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Performing with the band
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Make more time for music, read more, spemd more time with my daughter