Jeroen van der Geer

"I am a professional engineer with over 10 years experience in satellite communications, both in commercial and governmental environments. With a technical approach, but never forgetting the end-users and their goals.

Explaining others technically challenging concepts in an understandable way is my passion!"


Experience

Satellite Communications Engineer

Netherlands Ministry of Defence

Providing 2nd and 3rd tier support to the daily operations is still an important part of my duties. The number of projects has grown significantly over the last couple of years and resources are limited. This creates a challenging environment in which I can build towards the future.

August 2019 - Present

Satellite Communications Engineer junior

Netherlands Ministry of Defence

Returning to the Ministry of Defence as a civilian felt strange at first, but I really like the nature of the work now. Providing knowledge and support to the Satellite Support Center's planning cell and operations room is a daily returning task. Besides all that, I'm heavily involved in supporting multiple projects.

December 2017 - August 2019

Technical Operations Center Team Lead

Globecomm Europe

For this commercial company I was Team Lead for a Technical Operations Center at a teleport (satellite ground station) facility. The team provided primarily 2nd tier support on both maritime and land based satellite systems for large shipping companies, governments and large industries. As Team Lead, I also prepared lots of network changes and made sure the TOC was staffed 24/7/365.

December 2013 - December 2017

Officer (Army - Signal Corps)

Netherlands Ministry of Defence

Platoon Commander with 101 CIS batallion, Staff Officer with OOCL Brigade, Incident Manager, Satcom Operations Supervisor.

September 2007 - August 2013

Education

Royal Military Academy, Breda (NLDA-KMA)

Officer (Army)
COMMS/IT/CIS

August 2003 - September 2007

Bonaventura College, Leiden

VWO

Natuur & Techniek

Class of 2003

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools


Languages
  • Dutch [Native, C2]
  • English [US/UK, C1]
  • French [B1]
  • German [B1]
  • Afrikaans [B1]

Interests

Living together in Ede, The Netherlands, with my fiancée Lindi. We're getting married in May 2020. We also have a cat, named Mila.

In my spare time, I like playing the euphonium in my marching band, ride my motorcycle or mountain bike.

When forced indoors, I follow a number of television shows, do some flight simulation or automate my home. I spend a large amount of my free time exploring new (web development) skills.


Awards & Certifications

  • Advanced EHF (AEHF) Operator / Planner
  • Advanced EHF (AEHF) Subject Matter Expert (SME)
  • Global VSAT Forum (GVF) - 500 Ed. 2: Introduction to Satellite Communications
  • Global VSAT Forum (GVF) - 510: Core Skills for VSAT Professionals
  • Global VSAT Forum (GVF) - 520: Satcom Fundamentals
  • Global VSAT Forum (GVF) - 521: Practical Technique for VSAT Professionals
  • Global VSAT Forum (GVF) - 530: Core Skills for Mobile Satellite Terminal Operators
  • Global VSAT Forum (GVF) - 531: Access Procedure Skills
  • Global VSAT Forum (GVF) - 532: Core Uplinking Skills
  • Global VSAT Forum (GVF) - 561: Fundamentals for Marine VSAT Operators
  • Global VSAT Forum (GVF) - 562-IMA: Seatel IMA Series Marine VSAT
  • Global VSAT Forum (GVF) - 562E: Seatel Model 09 Series Marine VSAT
  • Global VSAT Forum (GVF) - 811: Carrier ID Principles and Operation