Expert in Distributed Computing, HPC, High-Throughput Computing and Large Databases with more than thirteen years of experience, largely in international organizations. Perfectly at ease with all phases of software life-cycle from requirement engineering to design, implementation, testing, release engineering, quality assurance, support and operations for science applications both ground and space-based.
Adept at managing complexity and working independently in the presence of incomplete and/or evolving requirements, under tight deadlines. Extremely effective at working in a team, also with lead responsibilities.
Significant experience with data modeling, simulations, end-user tools, middleware and web development. Significant research, publication and presentation experience both in astronomy and information technology. Strong analytical presentation and interpersonal skills. Able to integrate into scientific, international and/or business work environments.
CASE Tools: Enterprise Architect, Visual Paradigm
Version Control: Git, Subversion, CVS
Platforms: UNIX (Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris), Windows
Relevant Employment History
2010-present: Senior System Software Engineer, Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) - Baltimore, MD USA (On-site & Telework)
Working on both the NASA Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and the NASA James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) ground segments. Main responsibility is the workflow management system for both HST and JWST.
2006-2009: Senior Software Engineer, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (NOAO) and LSST Corporation - Tucson, AZ USA
Worked for the LSST project and collaborated with Pan-STARRS on the design and development of the world's first integrated asteroid and comet detection and tracking system, called MOPS. In this context I have had lead responsibility for:
In addition, gave significant contributions to the design of the LSST database schema as well as its high performance, MPI-based pipeline execution framework.
2003-2005: Senior Scientific Programmer, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (NOAO) - Tucson, AZ USA
OpSim is able to simulate all telescope operations during a user defined period of time (typically 10 years) using historical weather data and the full mechanical and electronic specifications of hardware and detectors. It is being used for both the LSST and Pan-STARRS projects.
2000-2003: Data Archive and Pipeline Software Specialist, European Southern Observatory (ESO), Space Telescope European Coordinating Facility division (ST-ECF). Garching b. Muenchen, Germany
1999-2000: Web developer, VIRMOS Consortium, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera - Milano and Merate, Italy.
Developed web interfaces, in Java, to existing sophisticated data analysis pipelines. Co-authored the specifications of the programming guidelines for software development within the VIRMOS Consortium.
1998-2000: Database developer, Proper S.a.s. - Novara, Italy
Developed database-driven solutions for several business companies. Acquired good knowledge of consumer-grade DB system like FileMaker Pro and Microsoft Access. Offered technical support to business customers.
Co-PI on a proposal to apply astronomical star-finding algorithms to images acquired with confocal microscopes. The main idea is twofold: on one hand count cells automatically using that code, on the other hand, validate these results with the help of volunteers over the Internet (citizen science).
2012: Condor tutorials, Condor Week, University of Wisconsin
2011: GPU Programming tutorials, ADASS Conference
2007: Use Case Development, In-house training
2004: Use Case Driven Object Modeling with UML, ICONIX
2003: Use Case Driven Object Modeling with UML, ICONIX
2002: XML: A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction, Learning Tree International
Teaching and Presentation Experience
2012: Taught two Condor classes and two advanced Python classes at Space Telescope Science Institute
2010: Gave a Python class to software engineers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
2000-Present: three to five presentations per year at conferences (SPIE, ADASS, PyCon) as well as in-house.
Conference Organizing Experience
2012: Third annual Workshop on Science Workflow Systems, Tucson, AZ
2011: Second annual Workshop on Science Workflow Systems, Baltimore, MD
1998: Master's Degree in Physics (110/110), University of Milan, Italy.
Thesis title: "Multi-color Photometry of Galaxies With Signs of Interaction".
Foreign Languages: Italian (mother tongue), English (fluent).
Available upon request (approximately 40 publications)
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