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     Date Submitted:14-02-2011
     Last Modified:16-03-2015 (02:35)
    Job information
     Current job:Product Assurance Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsProduct Assurance - Quality Assurance - NCR - EEE parts - ECSS - EQSR - Project Management - Program Management - Sub-Contractor Management
    CV

    Experience

     

    Dates

     

    November 2012 - Present

    Name and address of employer

     

    RUAG Space AG (www.ruag.com)

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Role

    Product Assurance Engineerfor the Opto-Electronic Business Unit at RUAG Space in Zürich (Switzerland)

    Projects

    Laser Communication Terminal (LCT): TLA (Telescope Assembly) for EDRS-A/-C and Sentinel-1B/ -2B.

    Optical Communication Systems: TESLA (Terminal for Small Satellite LEO Application)

    Main Activities:

    1. Definition of project quality requirement
    2. Definition and implementation of the project Product Assurance Plan
    3. Primary interface with the Customer and Sub-Contractors for quality aspects.
    4. Responsible for PA related tasks: EEE Components, Materials and Processes, RAMS, Cleanliness & Contamination and Software Product Assurance.
    5. Witness plates management.
    6. Management of Critical Items and qualification status
    7. Management of NCRs/NRBs, CR/RfD/RfW
    8. Management of project lesson learnt data-base
    9. Change and Configuration management
    10. Planning and execution of Audits and Inspections (internal and external)

    Note: Extensive focus on Cleanliness and Contamination Aspects; Work experience in CR ISO 5; Experience in inspection of Optics parts (uncoated and coated)

    Dates

     

    June 2011 – October 2012

    Name and address of employer

     

    Intecs S.p.A.  (www.intecs.it)

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Role

    Product Assurance Manager (as Contractor)at Selex Galileo S.p.A. in Florence (Italy)

    Projects

    Attitude Sensors: Star-Trackers for Iridium NEXT

    Optical Instruments: Lightning Imager for MTG

    Main Activities:

    1. Definition of project quality requirement
    2. Definition and implementation of the project Product Assurance Plan
    3. Primary interface with the Customer and Sub-Contractors for quality aspects.
    4. Budgeting for PA Activities
    5. Responsible for coordination of PA Team: EEE Components, Materials and Processes, RAMS, Cleanliness & Contamination and Software PA.
    6. Change and Configuration Management
    7. Management of NCRs/NRBs, CR/RfD/RfW
    8. Planning and execution of Audits and Inspections (internal and external)
    9. Participation to proposals and negotiation meetings with suppliers.

    NoteSince the Iridium Next program foresaw the providing of 250 Star Sensors, one of the main activities consisted in the optimization of the production line in order to adapt the fundamentals of the Lean-Production to the standard Aerospace requirement (e.g. full product traceability).

    Dates

     

    March 2010 – June 2011

    Name and address of employer

     

    ALTRAN Italia S.p.A.  (www.altran.com/it/)

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Role

    Product Assurance and Safety Manager (as Contractor) at Thales Alenia Space S.p.A. in Turin (Italy)

    Projects

    Re-entry vehicle: IXV (Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle) for phase C2

    Main Activities:

    1. Quality Planning and Requirement Flow Down to Subcontractors
    2. Management/Monitoring of 19 direct Subcontractors, providing 14 Subsystems.
    3. Primary interface with the ESA for quality aspects.
    4. Responsible for coordination of PA Team: EEE Components, Materials and Processes, Dependability, Safety and Software PA.
    5. Assessment of Qualification Status of “Off-the-Shelf” equipment (via EQSR)
    6. Experience in chairing meetings and reviews (s/s CDRs with Sub-Contractors)
    7. Representing the PA team in System Level Meetings and Reviews with ESA.
    8. Change and Configuration Management (CCB member for RfD management)
    9. Proposal evaluation and participation to negotiation meeting with subcontractors.

    Note: Particular focus on Safety regulations; wide experience in delta-qualification of OTS; Experience in managing several subcontractors.

    Dates

     

    February 2008 – February 2010

    Name and address of employer

     

    ALTRAN Italia S.p.A.  (www.altran.com/it/)

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Role

    Software Product Assurance (as Contractor) at Thales Alenia Space S.p.A. in Milan (Italy)

    Projects

    Galileo - Navigation Signal Generation Unit (NSGU) for IOV phase.

    Galileo - Ground Receiver Chain (GRC)

    Main Activities:

    1. Quality Planning and Control;
    2. Definition of SW Quality requirements
    3. Management of Metrics/KPIs and Lesson Learned Data Bases
    4. Participation to the preparation and to the appraisal for the CMMI level 3 certification
    5. Primary interface with the customer for quality aspects
    6. Change and Configuration Management
    7. Non-Conformance/Software Problem Report Management
    8. SW Static Analysis
    9. Audit conduction (Internal/External)

    Note: Particular focus on review and improvement of internal quality standards and procedures, since the Galileo NSGU project was the pilot for the CMMI level 3 certification.

    Dates

     

    April 2007 – February 2008

    Name and address of employer

     

    Tecnau Transport Division S.r.l..  (http://www.tecnau.it/)

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Role

    SW Engineer (as Contractor)at Thales Security Solutions & Services S.p.A. in Florence (Italy)

    Projects

    CTC (Controllo Traffico Centralizzato)

    Main Activities:

    1. Software Development and Testing;
    2. Preparation of technical documentation.

    Dates

     

    February 2005 – March 2007

    Name and address of employer

     

    S.C.A.I. S.p.A.  (http://www.grupposcai.it)

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Role

    SW Engineer (as Contractor)at  R.F.I. (Rete Ferroviaria Italiana) S.p.A. in Bologna (Italy)

    Projects

    CCL (Controllo Circolazione Linee): Software System (SCADA based) adopted by Railway Italian Company in order to regulate train traffic.

    Main Activities:

    1. Software Development and Testing;
    2. Preparation of technical documentation;
    3. Transition and Operation activities (according to ITIL methodology).

    Education

     

    Dates

     

    December 2004

    Title of qualification and Name of organization providing education

     

    Professional Qualification of Engineerachieved at the University of Bologna

    Dates

     

    July 2004

    Title of qualification and Name of organization providing education

     

    Degree in Electronic Engineering (5 years degree) obtained from the University of  Bologna

    Final Mark

     

    86/100

    Thesis

     

    Thesis on Fault-Tolerant techniques by means of error detecting code and application on FPGA

    Dates

     

    July 1996

    Title of qualification and Name of organization providing education

     

    Scientific Diplomaobtained from High School “S. Patrizi” , Cariati Marina  (CS)

    Final Mark

     

    53/60

     

    training

     

    Dates

     

    November 2014

    Subject of Training course and Name of organization providing training

     

    “ESA certification - Inspector of Solder Joints according to ECSS-Q-ST-70-08C” by IIS of Genova (IT) (Duration - 36 hours)

    Dates

     

    February 2013

    Subject of Training course and Name of organization providing training

     

    “Windchill Quality Solutions Reliability Toolkit” by PTC University (Duration - 24 hours)

    Dates

     

    November 2009

    Subject of Training course and Name of organization providing training

     

    “Project Management according to PMBOK”at International Management Academy of ALTRAN (Duration - 24 hours)

    Dates

     

    July 2009

    Subject of Training course and Name of organization providing training

     

    “Communication Fundamentals”at International Management Academy of ALTRAN (Duration - 16 hours)

     

    skills and competences

     

    Mother tongue

     

    Italian

    Other languages

     

    english             Reading skills : fluent             Writing skills : fluent             Verbal skills : fluent

     

     

    French             Reading skills : Basic                Writing skills : Basic               Verbal skills : Basic

     

     

    German            Reading skills : Basic                Writing skills : Basic               Verbal skills : Basic

     

    Technical skills

    and competences

     

     

     

     

     

    Project Management

     

    Knowledge of PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) framework

    Quality

     

    UNI EN ISO 9001:2000 (Quality Management System - Requirement)

    Knowledge of CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) for Development v 1.2

    Basic knowledge of Six Sigmamethodology

    ECSS (European Cooperation for Space Standardization):  focus on Q branch standards

    Software Quality

     

     

     

    RTCA/DO-178B(Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification): Guidelines for Software development in Avionic environment.

    GSWS (Galileo SW Standard): Standard for Galileo (Global Positioning System) project

    ISO/IEC 12207(Software Life Cycle Process) and ISO/IEC 90003 (Software engineering — Guidelines for the application of ISO 9001:2000 to computer software)

    Operating Systems

     

    Windows 98/2000/XP/Vista/7, Unix.

    Tools

     

    MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project, MS Visual Studio, Telelogic Logiscope (Tool for qualitative analysis of source code),  Understand for C++ (Tool for source code metrics computation), SAP PDM (Product Data Management), Windchill Quality Solutions (formerly Relex: reliability analysis toolkit), Rationale DOORS (Requirements Management tool)

    Programming Languages

     

    CC++, C#, Perl, HTML, VHDL, SQL



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