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     Date Submitted:22-07-2012
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     Current job:Software Architect
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsExperienced ground system software architect. I have worked for ESA in known aerospace industries
    CV

    Studies

    Master Degree in Computer Science (Information Engineering Laurea) taken at “La Sapienza” University in Rome on April 1999 defending a thesis about computer graphics entitled “Exact Collision Detection and Particle System for the MIDAS Toolkit”. Mark: 107 out of 110.

    The training has been focused on modern information systems design trough addition of specific courses.

    Among the classes attended at we consider the following more qualifying:

    • Information systems (design planning, design methodologies, workflow management, project management, costs models, quality systems)

    • Software Engineering (software life-cycles, distributed architectures, Distributed Object Computing, Object Oriented design and modeling)

    • Computer Graphics (2D draw algorithms, 3D vision, rendering algorithms, hierarchical modeling)

    • Computer Architectures (local area networks , internetworking, communication protocols)

    • Artificial Intelligence (knowledge bases, planning algorithms, intelligent agents, genetic algorithms, fuzzy logic)

    • Numerical Computation (finite precision computational algorithms)

    • Data Bases (conceptual modeling, database design, DBMS, SQL)

    • Signal Theory (analog signal sampling, convolution and filtering)

    • Electrical Communications (transmission channels and modulation techniques, information theory and codes)

    • Computer Programming I & II (programming languages, fundamental algorithms, object oriented programming)

    High school diploma at "L.Pasteur" high school in Rome on July 1992.
    Mark: 60 out of 60.

    Foreign Languages

    Italian: mother tongue.

    English: very good knowledge of the written and read language, fairly good knowledge of the spoken language.

    Computer Related Knowledge

    Operating Systems:

    Very good knowledge of Windows 2000, Windows XP systems.
    Very good knowledge of GNU-Linux based systems (particularly Ubuntu and Red Hat distributions).

    Applications:

    Very good knowledge of office automation applications.
    Very good knowledge of 2D and 3D graphics applications.

    Programming Languages:

    Very good knowledge of Java programming language.
    Very good knowledge of C++ programming language.
    Good knowledge of Python programming language.
    Fairly good knowledge of C and PHP programming languages.

    Data Base:

    Very good knowledge of SQL.
    Good knowledge of Oracle RDBMS (versions 10gR2 and 11gR1) and PL/SQL.
    Good knowledge of PostgreSQL (versions 9.0 and 9.1) RDBMS.
    Good knowledge of Oracle Spatial and PostGIS.

    Web:

    Good knowledge of XML (with namespaces), XML DTD and XML Schema.
    Fairly good knowledge of XPath and XSL-Transformation.
    Good knowledge of HTML dialects (XHTML v.1.0, HTML v.3.2 and v.4.0).
    Good knowledge of cascading style sheets (CSS v2.0).
    Experience in developing W3C Web Services (SOAP, WSDL) within Java environment and Tomcat container and within Axis2C container embedded into Apache HTTPD.
    Experience in developing web applications with the Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP software stack.

    Libraries, Application Frameworks:

    Experience using OpenGL graphics libraries.
    Experience using the Java Swing UI toolkit and Java Foundation Classes (JFC).
    Experience using the C++ Boost libraries.
    Experience using the CMS framework Joomla!.

    Other:

    Knowledge of Object Oriented Design and Modeling methodologies (OOD, UML).
    Knowledge of major Open Geospatial Consortium GIS standards (WMS, WFS-T, WCS, GML, SLD).
    Knowledge of some OGC standard implementations (PostGIS, GeoServer).

    Development Tools:

    Eclipse and Oracle NetBeans IDEs.
    Subversion version control system tool.

    Career Summary

    Jan. 2011/present

    System Engineer at Telespazio S.p.A. a Finmeccanica company.

    Jul. 2000/Dec. 2010

    Project Leader, Software Architect, Senior Software Analyst, Senior Developer at Elsag Datamat S.p.A. a Finmeccanica company.

    Jul. 1999/Jun. 2000

    Junior Analyst, Junior Developer at Cap-Gemini Italy S.p.A.

    Professional Experiences

    January 2011 - present

    System Engineer at Telespazio S.p.A. in the Ground Segment division.

    Notice period: 4 months

    May 2012-Present

    Project: Maintenance of the Multi Mission Master Catalogue (MMMC) for the European Space Agency (ESA).

    Activity: analysis of reported software problems, correction of software problems, release management of the complete system.

    Topics: Software design, Oracle RDBMS management.

    May 2011-May 2012

    Project: Design and development of the HMA Layer system for e-GEOS.

    Activity: writing of the technical proposal, architecture design, test design, software design, software development, test execution, documentation, release management of the complete system and software maintenance.

    Topics: Software System Design, PostgreSQL RDBMS management, PostGIS set-up, VMWare environment management.

    Jan. 2011-May 2011

    Project: Maintenance of the Multi Mission Coordinated Catalogue (MC2) and of the Multi Mission Master Catalogue (MMMC) for the European Space Agency (ESA).

    Activity: analysis of reported software problems, correction of software problems, release management of the complete system.

    Topics: Software design, Oracle RDBMS management.

    July 2000 – December 2010

    Senior Developer, Senior Software Analyst, Software Architect, Project Leader at Elsag Datamat S.p.A. in the Defence-Space-Environment division.

    Notice period: 3 months

    Sept. 2008-present

    Project: Management of the team developing the Multi Mission Coordinated Catalogue (MC2), a software system of the Space Coordinated Data Access (SCDA) of European Space Agency (ESA) for the European program GMES. It is the catalogue of earth observation products of ESA's and the other GMES contributing missions. Based on MMMC (see further) but with an Oracle 11gR1 database.

    Activity: management of developers team, reuse analysis of the other system, high level software design, activities management progress, reporting to foreign partners, release management and planning .

    Topics: Team-mates management and coordination, activities planning, software design, Oracle RDBMS management.

    Sept. 2008-present

    Project: Management of the team maintaining and evolving the Multi Mission Master Catalogue (MMMC), a software system of the Ground Segment of European Space Agency (ESA). It is the reference catalogue of earth observation products metadata of ESA satellites and other third party missions. Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux with an Oracle 10gR2 database on the same platform, written in C++. It's a five year mature production system.

    Activity: management of developers team, problem reports and change requests analysis, activities management, progress reporting, release management and planning .

    Topics: Team-mates management and coordination, activities planning, Oracle RDBMS management.

    Jan. 2008-Aug. 2008

    Project: DEWS, part of the European Community 6th Framework Program, aimed at the design of an emergency warning system for tsunamis in the indian ocean region. Based on the ORCHESTRA architecture (thus service oriented) and including elements from the similar GITEWS (German Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System) project.

    Activity: service requirements analysis, service architecture design.

    Topics: Service Oriented Architectures, W3C Web Services (WSDL, UDDI, SOAP), Geographical Information Systems.

    Feb. 2005-Feb. 2008

    Project: ORCHESTRA, part of the European Community 6th Framework Program, aimed at the design of an open service oriented architecture (SOA) to improve interoperability between stakeholders involved in natural risk management.

    Activity: service requirements analysis of services common to several kind of risks, design and implementation of some of the meteorological base services of the future architecture.

    Topics: Service Oriented Architectures, W3C Web Services (WSDL, UDDI, SOAP), Geographical Information Systems.

    Mag. 2005-Dic. 2005

    Project: NextGRID, aimed at the research and development of a framework for the workflow programming model of the future GRID architecture. The model is enriched by semantic elements that make it independent from the application domain and entirely generic.

    Activity: design and implementation of the workflow data model, interaction with the NextGRID environment and design and development of a prototype of the application for workflow visual editing.

    Topics: workflow model taxonomy and classification, ontologies and ontology description languages (OWL), visual editing and manipulation of graph structures.

    Oct 2004-Feb. 2005

    Project: supply of the National Weather Radar Network for the Italian Civil Protection Agency (Dipartimento Protezione Civile). A system for the full management of a weather radar control centre both at local level and at radar network level. The system supports: daily programming of local radar acquisitions, radar mosaicking programming, local and central radar data acquisition, local products extraction in support of mosaicking, polar data and products archiving, standard and mosaicked products distribution, user interface for products presentation, programmable services management.

    Activity: design and implementation of the weather radar metadata catalog browsing application.

    Topics: database browsing, rapid application development trough use of database access software components, internationalized application design and implementation.

    Apr. 2004-Sep. 2004

    Project: Space Observation System for Seismic and Vulcanic Risk Management; feasibility studies for the Italian Space Agency (ASI).

    Activity: user requirements systematization, system requirement analysis, and the early software architecture design of a prototype system. Participation in the cost estimation phase of the project management plan.

    Topics: EO and ground measurements data fusion, conceivement of a generalized product generation system and services, seismic and vulcanic risk management, cost estimation.

    Oct. 2002-Mar. 2004

    Project: GLOBCARBON, part of the DUP2 programme of the European Space Agency aimed at the development of a service to generate fully calibrated estimates of at land products from seven complete years, from 1997 to 2003 of data provided by ESA Earth Observation satellites plus a number of other sensors. The project focused on development of a system to generate global estimates of burned areas, reflectance and green biophysical parameters

    Activity: analysis, design, implementation and unit testing of the production chain coordination module and the satellite products ingestion module, design implementation and unit testing of the product archiving facility.

    Topics: design and implementation of production chain control systems, satellite data formats (Envisat AATSR and MERIS products, Spot VEGETATION products, ERS ATSR2 products), design of satellite data catalogs, software development in a configuration managed context, XML data model representation, XML management libraries, graph based algorithms.

    Jun. 2002-Sep. 2002

    Project: EGERIS, development of Emergency Management tools for Civil Protection organisations and for national or regional authorities to be used during the crisis and preparedness phases. The project aimed at creating generic application components for emergency management focusing on supporting on-field operations by advanced ICT based on mobile and fixed equipment. Application fields: earthquake, forest fires and flood.

    Activity: analysis, design and partial implementation of the On-site Team and Data Management subsystem.

    Topics: emergency management decision support systems, GIS based application design and implementation, GIS handheld device application customization (ESRI ArcPAD).

    Jul. 2000-May 2002

    Project: NSED, new information system of the weather forecast department of the national Military Air Force. The system main functions are meteorological data gathering (sensors and human measurements, radar network, NOAA and Meteosat 1st and 2nd generation satellites, WMO/AFTN messages, ...), automatic data validation and processing through public (HIRLAM, DWD/DM) and proprietary weather forecast models and historical archive and on-line availability of received and processed meteorological and climatological data.

    Activity: design, development and unit testing of the Man-Machine-Interface.

    Topics: non-trivial application design and implementation, user interface design, database browsing, multimonitor/video-wall application design, cross-platform programming.

    June 1999 - July 2000

    Junior Developer, Junior Analyst at Cap-Gemini Italy S.p.A. in the Telecommunication department.

    Jun. 1999-Jul. 2000

    Project: reporting project for Telecom Italia.

    Activity: application logic and presentation layer. The first release was developed using Oracle Developer 2000-Forms Environment. The second & third release were Web-based (HTML & Javascript) and used the Java Servlet technology on the server side.

    Topics: client/server programming model, intranet and web-based application design and implementation.



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