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     Date Submitted:06-04-2011
     Last Modified:12-09-2012 (08:13)
    Job information
     Current job:AIV Data Handling Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsEngineer Software Electronic Telecommunications AIV Data Handling Test DO178B Defence System Embedded Matlab C

    Personal information

    §     Nationality: Italian

    §     Date and City of birth: 16/09/1977 – Salerno (SA) - ITALY

    Education and training

    §         11/1996 – 11/2003  University of Salerno                                           

    §         Master Degree in Electronic Engineering                 (Course of 5 years )

    §         Careers Guidance: Telecommunications

    §         Mark: 98/110

    §         Dissertation:  Analysis and development of a flexible architecture for authentication in WLAN


    §         Mother tongue: Italian

    §         Other languages: English ( Reading skills: Good; Writing skills: Good; Verbal skills: Fair)

    Job experience


      04/2012 – Today                                
    Vehicle Test Engineer on Zefiro Project (ETR1000)  at Bombardier 
     My activity concerns the development of tests specifications based on system/vehicle requirements:
    • Software Functional Test of the TCMS (Train Control and Management System) based on DOORS Requirements
    • Software Testing of IEC-61131 FBD code
    • Acceptance Test of Software Interface
    • Development of VB.NET application
    Oct 2010 - Oct 2011 - Rome                  
    AIV Engineer at Thales Alenia Space

     • Validation of test production of the constellation of satellites for telecommunications GlobalStar2:

    • verify, through analysis of test results, of the correct installation, proper functioning and integration of various subsystems that make up the Satellite Platform; Troubleshooting
    • Validation of Thermal Cycling test and Final Performance test for AOCS, Data Handling and EP equipment.
    • Meetings to schedule activities and troubleshooting
    • Development of VB.NET application for Management of related documentation.
    Feb 2009 - Apr 2010  - Avellino                 
    Embedded Software Test Engineer  at  ItalSystem-Alenia Sia  

    • Verification and Validation according to Level A DO-178B standard of a Safety Critical application

    (namely software for Flight Control System of Aermacchi M-346)

    • White-Box Testing, Statement and MC/DC Coverage Analysis, Compiler Confidence

    • Development of VB.NET application for Management of related documentation


     Feb 2005- Jul 2008 – Rome                      

    System Engineer for a Defense Anti-Missile System at Selex-SI

    • Analyst of Sub-System for Command and Control:

    • Definition of functional test case, based on requirement specifications, and execution of these by simulators. Identification of problems found.  (Validation of system software).

    • Solution of problems found by definition of new system software requirements, or design of new algorithms.

    • Simulation of algorithms by Matlab/Simulink..

    • Technical document writing: Test Case Procedure, Sub-System Requirements Specification…

    (Software Standard MIL-STD-498)

    • Testing of Sub-System interface, Integration of Sub-System  with Ethernet or FDDI interface. Solution of TCP/IP network problems.


    Feb 2004 – Jul 2004 – Rome                             

    Junior Consultant for Hewlett Packard in Network Security Area

    Little experience as Java Developer for RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Application


    Experiences as freelance


    §         Development of a multithreading  VB.NET Client-Server Application, involving Cryptographic questions, and with MS Access as Database

    §         Development of a ASP.NET e-commerce web-site, with MS Access as Database

    §         Experiences of technical consulting within personal computer, hardware and software. Design, configuration and installation of local area networks (LAN) with shared internet access.

    Personal skills and competences

    ·        Programming Languages: Good knowledge ofC, Visual Basic/.NET; Basic: Java, ADA, Perl Assembler, SQL

    ·        CAD: Good knowledge of Matlab/Simulink, LogicWork Basic: Eagleware Genesys

    ·        Development: Understanding for ADA, SourceNavigator; Basic knowledge of JBuilder, Visual Studio

    ·        Good  knowledge of Operating System MS Windows, Linux,

    ·        Basic knowledge of  Real Time  Operating System Lynx-OS, AIX

    ·        Good knowledge of Networking Protocol and Network Architecture:

                      TCP/IP,802.11-Wi-Fi,802.3-Ethernet, (and sniffer application Ethereal), GSM

    ·         Good knowledge of Network Security and Applied Cryptography ( Public and Private Key Cryptography, Authentication Protocol, Digital Signature)

    ·        Good knowledge of  Wireless Security Protocol (WEP,WPA,AKA)

    ·        Basic knowledge of Microcontroller; EEPROM  and Smart Card Programming

    ·        Basic knowledge of RFID technologies

    ·        Good knowledge of Application for Office Automation  and Access DB

    Stage experiences

    §         Stage/Dissertation: 8 months at CO.RI.TEL (Telecommunications Research Society supported by  Ericsson Lab (Italy and University of Salerno, Rome, Bologna):

     software development with C language on Linux OS for a WLAN (Wi-fi) Authentication application.

    §         Design of Logic Scheme for a “Synchronous Counter mod 22” with LogicWorks

    §         Design of “Controller for Robotic Link” with Matlab and Simulink

    Studies course Sinthesis

    §        Electrical Engineering, Semiconductor Devices, Analog Electronics, Digital Electronics, Electronic Measurement Instruments, Power Systems Electronics

    §        Theory of Systems, Automatic Controllers

    §        Theory of Signals, Data Transmission, Telecommunications Systems

    §        Electromagnetic Fields, Guided Propagation, Antenna

    Additional information

    Attitude to work in team and to problem solving

    Disposed to  national and international transfer

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