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     Date Submitted:28-01-2011
     Last Modified:04-02-2011 (04:02)
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     Current job:Embedded Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     KeywordsTeam-working oriented. Analysis, design and developement of embedded linux systems. Design communication protocols for embedded systems. Design pattern. Quality assurance in software production, using bug-tracking tools, revision systems and developement.





    Electronic Engineer Degree


    Current Position

    Embedded Systems Engineer at SMA S.p.A.


    Foreign Languaces

    Italian (mother tongue), English (fluent)






    Qualified to practice as an electronic engineer (February 2007)



    Electronic Engineer Degree (Telecommunication) - Politecnico di Bari, June 2005 (108/110).


    State-run Grammar School

    “Ettore Majorana” State-run Grammar School (Science Course) - Mola di Bari, June1995 (58/60).






    28th May 2010

    “Hydro-metereological Decision Support System” workshop (Weather Decision Technologies, Noci).


    4th November 2009

    NVIDIA Cuda Workshop (View Conference, Turin).


    13th October 2009

    “Riegl Laser Scanner mobile mapping” workshop (Bologna).


    13th, 18th March 2008

    “Communication and Team Working” (SPEGEA, Bari).


    4th, 6th March 2008

    “Project Management Basics” (SPEGEA, Bari)


    14th, 15th November 2007

    Telemobility Forum 2007 (Monza).


    10th October 2007

    “GPS and Apulia’s GNSS System” (Tecnopolis, Bari)


    20th March 2007

    “Embedded systems based on ARM core” workshop (Cirrus Logic, Milan)


    15th February – 8th March 2006

    “GIS and Remote Sensing” (Planetek Italia, Bari)


    October 2004 – June 2005

    Thesis in Digital Signal Processing (Supervisor Prof. Ciro Cafforio): “Registration of digital elevation maps in ScanSAR – SAR interferometry”, in the ESA (European Space Agency) Envisat mission contest




    From June 2008 to date

    SMA S.p.A.


    Embedded Systems Engineer

    He eco-operated to the following projects.


    January 2010

    To date


    Data acquisition and transmission system. Data could be acquired by any remote sensor.

    Main task. Analysis, design and developement of datalogger control system.

    Customer.SMA S.P.A R&D.



    June 2008

    To date


    System used to prevent and detect incipient forest fires through a network of remote devices (UPRv4). The device is composed of a IR, NIR sensor sub system, a camera, an electric motion control, an anemometer and a PC104 where hangs the whole system intelligence.

    Main task. Design and develope control suite for UPRv4. Analysis, design and developement of serial communication protocols between the PC104 and on-board subsystems. Embedded firmware and administration bash scripts. Digital signal processing of IR, NIR data. Analysis, design and develope of protocol adapter for UPRv3 device. Analysis, design and team leading in developing UPRv4 mantainance tools.

    Customer.Regione Campania.



    November 2008

    November 2009

    Innovation of operation centre for forest-fire detection (Civil Defence Regione Lombardia).

    System used to prevent and detect incipient forest fires through a network of remote devices (PPA). The device is composed of a IR, NIR sensor sub system, a camera, an electric motion control and an embedded system.

    Main task. Reverse engineering on serial communication protocol between the remote device PPA and the operation centre. Analysis, design and developement of protocol adapter for PPA device.

    Customer.Civil Defence Regione Lombardia.



    November 2008

    License Manager

    Software license management system.

    Main Task. Analysis and design license evaluation algorithm. Analisys, design and developement of cross-platform plug-in to check licensed software. Analisys, design and developement of license generator tool.

    Customer.  SMA S.P.A R&D.






    August 2005

    May 2008

    Planetek Italia s.r.l.


    Embedded Systems Engineer

    He eco-operated to the following projects.



    November 2007

    May 2008

    BOD (Bus On Demand)

    Innovative system applied to urban transport, used to manage deviations on request.

    Main task. Analysis and design mobile vehicles hardware configuration. Design,  Analysis, design and developement of on-board mobile vehicles software modules. Analysis and design of BOD operation centre.

    Customer.Politecnico di Bari



    June 2007


    Service for ozone monitoring on Europe, using ERS-2 sensor GOME (Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment) and Envisat sensor SCIAMACHY (SCanning Imaging Absorption SpectroMeter for Atmospheric CHartographY) data. Service is integrated into ESA SSE portal (

    Main task.Development of a bash script for creation of products selected by user on SSE portal. Script provides to download data from a remote ftp repository, start Ozone 3D processor session and select maps to include in final product.

    Customer.Planetek Hellas



    Giugno 2007


    WebGIS  used to monitoring water in southern Italy (Campania).

    Main task. Test-planand user manual.

    Customer.Planetek Italia



    Novembre 2005

    Dicembre 2007

    GTDEV (Gps&gprs Tracking DEVelopment)

    System for tracking and video surveillance of mobile vehicles for merchandise and/or passengers transport. The infrastructure uses GIS, GPS and GPRS technologies and is composed by following subsystems: mobile device installed on vehicles, video surveillance module, high-level protocol for communication between mobile devices and central server, system for mobiles GPS positions storage and management, web GIS application for visualization of monitored vehicles on a map.

    Main task.

    • Re-engineering of mobile tracking software and porting on Linux embedded system ColumBus (made by CIEMME Sistemi s.p.a.)
    • Development of video surveillance module and integration of video surveillance library made by Nexotech s.r.l.
    • Development of an application for video/images extraction from buffer video registered on ColumBus devices
    • Porting of mobile tracking software on Linux embedded system AVL-Light (made by Eurotech s.p.a.)
    • Analysis and development of software modules to support tracking application (TCP/IP connectivity on GSM/GPRS, parser NMEA string for GPS data extraction) and modules for system administration (init script, applications start and monitoring, events scheduling, controlled hardware shutdown) on AVL-Light
    • Analysis and development of utility for automatic remote update of AVL-Light software modules
    • Development of a diagnostic system for tracking state monitoring and faults notification to a selected user group by email/sms


    Customer: Planetek Italia



    October 2005

    November 2005


    Processor for assembling SAR images (1B, 1C and 1D products) and DEM acquired by CosmoSKY-MED satellites.

    Main task. Development of Processor RPM package for Linux platform.

    Customer. Telespazio







    Team-working oriented. Analysis, design and developement of embedded linux systems. Design communication protocols for embedded systems. Design pattern. Quality assurance in software production, using bug-tracking tools, revision systems and developement according to ECSS (European Coorperation on Space Standardization). Infomobility and aerospacial proposal redaction. Requirements engineering.



    Programming languages. C, C++, SQL, Pascal, Bash, HTML



    Developement tolse and environments. Matlab, Octave, Visual Studio, Xemacs, Eclipse.



    Revision control systems.CVS, SVN.



    Operative systems. UNIX, Linux (distribuzioni Debian, Suse, Mandrake, Fedora, Slackware, Gentoo, Ubuntu), MSDOS, MS Windows.



    Tools. Linux: Vi, GNU Make, Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) and others. Windows: Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro and others.



    GIS software.ArcGIS (basics), ERMapper (basics).



    Hardware. Intel PCs, embedded systems.







    Photography, reading, cinema, music, art, sports (swimming, soccer, tennis).

    He worked for 5 years (1999-2004) as a radioman. He played drums for more than 10 years in a rock band.





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