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     Date Submitted:09-11-2012
     Last Modified:11-11-2012 (08:31)
    Job information
     Current job:Product Assurance MAnager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:>3months
     KeywordsPA MAnager for G/S applicatio & GSE subco procurement

    Personal information



    Date of Birth : 27/03/1957


       Nationality :  Italian

    Work experience



    1998 Up to now 

    Occupation or position held

     - Product Assurance Manager 

     - Support of  the HW & SW  configuration manager


    Main activities and responsibilities

     HW –SW Configuration & CADM

     Support  configuration manager for all the activities of CADM for Cosmo Sky- Mew Programm

     Monitoring on the S/ Contractor HW & SW Configuration Activities & management 

     Definition and compilation of the data packages for review (PDR-CDR-TRR system)

     Verification and control of the baseline of project in line with the sub-contractors.

     Contribution to the definition of the matrix of traceability of the requirements through the use of the relevant  &    

     dedicated DB.

     Definition and compilation of the data packages for review (PDR-CDR-TRR system)

     Presently  & responsible also like a PA  of the configuration control board (CCB), for the evaluation of evers RFD/W  

     change request exchange notice of the program.


     Product Assurance

     As Product Assurance Manager I play a major role in the management and monitoring of the

     sub-contractor’s activities, for Ground / Logistic & Operations  / LEOP & Commissioning & hand –Over 

     Phase  GSE Electrical & Mechanical  in terms of  :


    -                      Participate together with the Programs QA Team Leader in the definition of QA & CADM

                    policies & methods to be applied within the TASI Programmes & activities

    -                      Working in full coordination with the other team members, in order to ensure the

                    correct implementation of  the QA process

    -                      Review & approve the QA / PA Documentation

    -                      NCR / SPR Data Base management & Configuration control ( NCTS – ARTS – GAIA )

    -                      Ensure on S/Contractor the proper implementation of the applicable QA requirements &

    Configuration Controll

    -                      Provide support to the Project Operations & development department  for the investigations

    for   in-orbit / Ground /  ILS &OPS  Commissioning  hand-over  / anomalies, and to the

                    identifications / definition of the necessary corrective actions

    -                      Notify  & perform on Subcontractor PA  Audit  & Inspection Survey merging and perform &

                   release the related reports


    1995 – 1998

    Main activities and responsibilities

    SW Configuration & SW Quality Assurance 

     I started this activity in 1992 as a part time task while I was still employed in Configuration Controll &

     Quality  Assurance Engineer activities.

     Assistant to the configuration manager for all the activities of SICRAL 1 Program

     I provide also a collaboration at the member of an internal committee for the realization of the common

     S/W Engineering and Quality Assurance to be applied within the Companies composing this industrial

     group. The activity resulted in the publication of the "S/W Engineering and Quality Handbook" which

     was a guide suitable for the use in S/W Projects developed under different standards like: DoD STD, ESA, IEEE, etc.

     My main tasks was: management of human resources within the S/W PA section; planning, organization

     of activities and departmental budgeting. Preparation, discussion and formal issuance of quality

     procedures and plans. Liaison with the Customer. Monitoring of subcontractors, including the execution

     of dedicated Quality Audits and inspections at their sites. Co-ordinating the activities with the

     S/W Product Assurance departments of other Company sites.

     The main tasks assigned to the S/W Product Assurance Department are: internal checking the

     produced documentation by applying a predefined inspection program, coordinating the testing activity

     also using automatic tools for the requirements tracing, evaluating methodologies and related tools

     to be adopted for the company S/W Factory, controlling the activities performed by the subcontractors.

     The main projects I have been involved are: Columbus, Envisat, Nahuel, Sicral S/W Ground

     Product Assurance system level, & Configuration control

     All the projects I have been working on are developed in an international environment and this very

     often involves travelling within Italy and abroad (mainly Europe and USA). I had therefore

     acquired experience in performing manufacturing control on electronic flight hardware & software

     by performing inspections aimed at verifying compliance with the applicable quality requirements.

     Test control & Configuration and witnessing was also one of my tasks.



    1980 -1995

    Main activities and responsibilities

     AIT Manager Integration & System Test

     I started the my activity in the clean-room area, for activities of assembly and integrations test ( enviromental ,    

     electrical, mechanical, ecc.) on Satellite ( Payload & Antenne ) and Ground Station applications.


    Name and address of employer

    - Selenia Spazio ( Space Division ) 

    - Alenia Spazio 

    - Thales Alenia Space Italia


    Via Saccomuro n 24 00100 Rome -  Italy


    Type of business or sector

    Aereospace  Applications

    PA Manager & CADM  / Quality Directorate  

    BU OSR ( Radar & Earth Observation )

    Education and training






    1972 -1976

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training


    Ind.Electronic & Telecommunication

    Level in national or international classification


    high school degree ( Diploma )

    Additional information




     Personal Training


    The following are the courses I have attended:


    -             Satellites and their orbits organized by the Company itself

    -             P.A. Engineering and Management with particular emphasis on qualification and critical items aspects,

                    organized by a consultant of my Company, Configuration Controll & CADM HW /SW

    -             Software Quality Assurance organized by AICQ-ANGO ( Bologna

    -             Logiscope S/W analysis tool organized by Etnoteam

    -             "C" language programming organized by the Digital ( Milano )

    -             CADM & Quality Control & P.A. Manager ( Ist. Sup.Reiss Romoli AQ)

    -             Technical Computer science & Industrial Applications

    -             Military Clearance at Each Industrial level ( NOS – CIFRA  )

    -             Launcher Soyuze Facilities User Test Campaign


     Computer Knowledge

    -             Windows / Word – Excel –Office – Power Point –Access

    -             Operation  & Quality Tool for Sun Microsystem  applications

    -             Configuration  Data Base & Tools ( Neptune / Cosmo 2000 ).



    -             Italian  : mother tongue

    -             English : good spoken and written

    -             French  : working knowledge

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