University IT-manager

Reading the previous posts, I have realized how (relatively) old I am and how hard is to summarize 24 years of work experience (or I should better say burden).

Traffic engineering.-

After graduating in physics in 1986, and following a professor advice,  I had an interview with Electronic Traffic S.A. (ETRA S.A.) and on August 1st of the same year I started working in the R&D division of this Spanish company based in Valencia dealing in traffic control systems production.

In that company I worked both as analyst and systems administrator, participating in the development of the traffic control system (SCT) produced by ETRA. During those years I joined many projects created under the European program DRIVE I y ENS (European Nervous System), part of the R&D European program.

IT-manager.-

On 1991, when the Jaume I University (UJI) was created in Castelló de la Plana (Spain), the possibility to start a new job as IT manager of the new university arose. The group I was working with created from scratch the new IT infrastructure and chose to install a UNIX based system, with RDBMS, Ethernet, TCP/IP (both as protocol and tool), Internet protocol, etc. (as hard to believe as it may seem, this kind of tools have not been always out there).

Solar energy research.-

Once the main system of the University was well established, I restarted my PhD and finally graduated. At the end of 2008 I started also working part time “as a physicist” on a research project about a new type of solar collector in which we test special materials, both for the substrate and for the reflective surfaces, that would reduce by half the production costs.

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Other details just in case you are interested in this post:

  • How to apply?
    In Spain you can get this job through a public competitive examination.
  • Where can I find more information?
    Job openings can be found in the Spanish official gazette.
  • Important qualities for job applicants?
    A good CV was the key in getting the job at the first company: they were looking for a hard working and quick learning person.
  • What is the tipical (gross) salary for the first five years?
    More or less in the range 30K-50K€ /year.

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