Jose E. Marchesi - Curriculum Vitae


1 Personal

  • Name: Jose E. Marchesi
  • Date of Birth: 13.08.1980
  • Nationality: Spanish
  • Academic Degrees: BSc in Computer Science
  • Languages: Spanish, English
  • Driving license: B (Spain) (Owns a car)
  • Willing to travel: yes
  • Willing to relocate: yes
  • Marital status: single

2 Contact

  • Phone (mobile): +49 (0)176 2409 1368
  • Email:
  • Webpage:
  • Current location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany

3 Professional Career

  • 2016 - actual

    Tech Lead of the GNU/Linux Toolchain team at Oracle.

    At the Toolchain Team we take care of the GNU/Linux development tools, both internally and upstream. Compilers (GCC), assembler, linker, and binary utilities (GNU binutils), debuggers (GDB), etc. We focus on several architectures, with special emphasis on SPARC. We also look after the toolchain packages in the GNU/Linux distributions developed and/or used within Oracle.

  • 2013 - actual

    Member of the GNU/Linux Engineering Group, improving the GNU toolchain for SPARC targets, both internally and upstream.

    • SPARC support in the GNU assembler, linker and binary utilities (objdump, nm, etc)
      • Support for the SPARC M7 cpu,
      • Miscellaneous improvements and bug fixes.
    • SPARC port of the GNU C Library
      • Addition of SPARC optimized routines.
      • Miscellaneous improvements and bug fixes.
    • SPARC port of GDB, the GNU debugger
      • Added reverse debugging support for sparc targets.
      • Added support for DTrace USDT probes in x8664 and sparc targets.
      • Miscellaneous improvements and bug fixes.
    • SPARC backend of GCC, the GNU Compiler Collection
      • Support for the latest SPARC processors, T5, M7.
      • Miscellaneous improvements and bug fixes.
    • SPARC support in elfutils
      • Support for the latest ELF sparc capabilities, relocations, etc.
      • Support for core and live backtraces.
      • Miscellaneous improvements and bug fixes.
    • SPARC port of the Linux kernel
      • uprobes support in sparc.
      • Miscellaneous bug fixes.
    • Work on SILO, the SPARC bootloader
      • Patches to build silo as a 64-bit binaries.
      • Support for big images, handling of hypervisor VM.
      • Miscellaneous improvements and bug fixes.
    • SPARC port of SystemTap
      • Port to sparc64 in both 64- and 32-bits.
      • Support for sparc systemtap USDT probes in GDB.
    • Work on Linux For SPARC (
      • SPARC-specific fixes (and their maintenance) for packages.
      • Full SPARC ports of many programs.
      • Distro maintenance.
  • 2008 - 2013

    Software engineer in Terma GmbH (, Space Division.

    • Modelling of NGMP devices in System-C
      • Requirements.
    • ESOC Emulator Suite:
      • Support for SPARCv8 and SPARCv8e.
      • Support for the LEON2 and LEON3 processors.
    • Sentinel-1 Operational Simulator:
      • Implementation of the Data Handling subsystems.
      • On-Board Software integration.
      • Tailoring of the ESOC Emulator.
      • Software performance (Emulator, SIMSAT).
      • Build system and development tools.
    • Simulus 5:
      • Responsible for the SIMSAT 4.2 Kernel.
      • Relocation of the ESOC Emulator suite to generate SPARCv9 assembly code in SPARC machines running either GNU/Linux or Solaris.
      • Porting of the ESOC Emulator suite to SLES-11 and gcc 4.
      • Support for synchronous Traps in the ESOC Emulator.
      • Performance improvements in the ESOC Emulator.
    • SIMSAT 4.0: Support for SMP2 complex arrays, and bug fixing.
    • Galileo Ground Control System: Implementation of the CMCF interface in the System Supervisor.
    • Herschel-Planck Mission Planning System.
  • 2005 - 2008

    Software engineer in Deimos Space (, Real Time Systems Division.

    Participation on the following projects:

    • MGF (Message Generation Facility, Galileo Ground System Element).
    • AS4 (Advanced Survillance Space Software System).
    • RDG (Raw Data Generator, Galileo).
  • 2004 - 2005

    Works on Dataware Sistemas (, writing software for enterprise management. Organizes and implements a workshop on GNU autotools and GNU development tools on Unisys Spain.

  • 2002 - 2004

    Since end of 2002 collaborates with the Software and Systems Technology Group (UPM), leaded by Prof. Juan Garbajosa; Jose has had a relevant participation in the project DOBERTSEE (Low-Cost On-Board Software Development Toolkit, ESTEC Contract No. 15133/01/NL/ND). The main objective of this project is to produce an affordable, integrated Software Engineering Environment (SEE) fully compliant with ECSS-E40 standard process model for developing on-board embedded real-time software. One of the components that he designs is the kernel of a flexible programming language environment that supports a wide range of programming languages, one of them Java.

    Develops the programming environment and the text-editing infrastructure. This covers both the high level SEE Tcl component and the low level Tcl extension.

4 Work in the GNU Project

5 Education Summary

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