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    Personal information
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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:07-03-2013
     Last Modified:15-04-2016 (10:30)
    Job information
     Current job:Electronic Engineer - AIV Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsCompetent with all Microsoft Office tools (develop macro, and VB Code for Application, Access databases with SQL), Mentor Graphics CAE, Modelsim / QuestaSim, Actel Libero IDE or Precision Synthesis software , ORCAD SPICE, Hyperlinkx, VISUAL STUDIO.net
    CV

    Nationality

    Italian

    Date of birth

    17/03/1966

    Gender

    Male

     

     

    Desired employment / Occupational field

    Firmware, Hardware Analogue & Digital Design (Discrete Digital devices and FPGA), and Software.

     

     

    Work experience

     

    Dates

    November 2015 – Present

    Occupation or position held

    Image Electronic Designer, AIV/AIT

    Main activities and responsibilities

    ·      Develop System Tests procedure (EarthCare – ESA program): Use of MOIS (RHEA tool)

    Name and address of employer

    Surrey Satellite Technologies Ltd - 20 Stephenson Road, Surrey Research Park

    Guildford, Surrey, GU2  7YE

    www.sstl.co.uk

    Type of business / sector

    Imaging Electronics - Signal Design Engineer – Aereospace Industry

     

     

    Dates

    July 2014 – October 2015

    Occupation or position held

    AIV Manager

    Main activities and responsibilities

    ·      Responsible for the Integration of a complex unit.

    o   Support the design department to design the boards / unit with the aim to optimize the design to test,

    o   Write the test Description documents,

    o   Write Test sequence,

    o   Develop or support customer that develop Tests Jig and FPGA to emulate the environment,

    o   debugging of the boards,

    o   Tests the interfaces, and the integration of the flight unit.

    Name and address of employer

    THALES ALENIA SPACE spa  - ITALIA; Via Mattei, 1; cap. 20064 GORGONZOLA, MILANO;

    Tel. +39 02 – 25 07 51 (Internal number 234);

    web page: http://intranet.it.space.thales/

    Type of business / sector

    AIV/AIT Department – Aereospace Industry

    Dates

    2010 – 2014

    Occupation or position held

    Production Assembly Technologist

    Main activities and responsibilities

    ·      Responsible for the Assembly Technological process for production.

    o    Technological process for production (ESA Qualification Process for the surface mounting devices package automatic assembly);

    ·      Manage and develop of Board/Software for devices and board testing system (ETS364 – Eagle test System from Teradyne).

    ·      Coffin-Manson Thermo-Mechanical Analysis for the statistical prediction of the solder joiont Cracks.

    Name and address of employer

    THALES ALENIA SPACE spa  - ITALIA; Via Mattei, 1; cap. 20064 GORGONZOLA, MILANO;

    Tel. +39 02 – 25 07 51 (Internal number 234);

    web page: http://intranet.it.space.thales/

    Type of business / sector

    Technologies for Production Unit – Aereospace Industry

     

     

    Dates

    1997 – 2009

    Occupation or position held

    Software, HW/FW Digital and Analogue Designer

    Main activities and responsibilities

    ·      Hardware Designer (Digital and Analogue: analogue acquisition chain including ADC and DAC conversion, HP Command, uP) and Reference for Mentor Graphics CAE application; Firmware Design for space/flight application (Boot PROM);

    ·      FPGA for flight application: specification, code (VHDL), simulation, debug and test with the aim of ModelSim Mentor simulator, Symplify/LIBERO IDE for the synthesis and place and route of FPGA;

    ·      Integration of the FPGA, static timing analysis and requirement verification (by simulation and on board integration, JTAG debugging);

    ·      Integration Test for complex system (AIV) for the flight electrical model of the boxes;

    ·      Technical Analysis develop for analogue and digital board (Part Stress Analysis, Worst case Analysis), analogue, digital and mixed A/D simulations (Mentor Graphics, SPICE);

    ·      VB Software develop (Visual Basic, and Visual Basic for Application): Application Software for automate the Boards documentation (Material Bill and Part Stress Analysis: Software used as interface between Mentor Graphics Design Capture - CAE and MS Office application to compile automatically the documentation);

    ·      Software and Hardware Develop for ETS364 (Eagle Test System - Teradyne) in C++, Hardware and Software integration for automating devices Test with the aim of ETS364 (Electrical, Functional and timing tests).

    Name and address of employer

    LABEN; SS 11, PADANA SUPERIORE, 290; 20090 VIMODRONE, MILANO

    Type of business / sector

    Aerospace design department (Hardware and Firmware Design) – Aereospace Industry

     

     

    Dates

    1988 – 1990

    Occupation or position held

    Electric and Electronic Teacher as substitute.

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Technical Draw, Electronic and Electric teacher.

    Name and address of employer

    Istituto d'istruzione secondaria superiore; Via Novara,113 (Magenta) - 20013

    Type of business / sector

    School

     

     

    Dates

    1993 – 1994

    Occupation or position held

    Military Service as lieutenant in Italian Army

    Main activities and responsibilities

    T.C.O.

    Name and address of employer

    4° Rgg.to Missile – Mantova

    Type of business / sector

    Military

     

     

    Education and training

     

     

     

    Dates

    1986 - 1997

    University Degree

    Electronic Engineering degree (Electronic System)

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Pre Charge Amplifier for High area detectors

    Place of Study (or University)

    Polytechnic of Milan

     

     

    Personal skills and competences

     

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Italian

     

     

    Other language(s)

    English Intermediate

     

     

    Personal Profile

    I am a good team player. My roles have been based in various technical teams (i.e. ESA, 3D-Plus to develop a high level integration R.T.U.; the engineering Department to develop software tools) and my roles have involved me in interacting and communicating both internally and externally. I have been part of teams and I value interaction with colleagues and customers of different cultural backgrounds. I believe in good communication and achieving results by hard work, always attentive and industrious in my daily capacity.

    I am self-motivated and used to set my own priorities and follow-up deadlines. I am used to handle a busy schedule and due to my experiences in various departments (Designer department and Technology department) I have been used to handle various tasks and deliver on time my business requirements.

     

     

    Technical skills and competences

    Instruments use (Scope, logic state analyzer waveform generator and various instruments) , Develop and test the Analogue and Digital board, software development, FPGA (VHDL Develop Firmware and testing)

     

     

    Computer skills and competences

    Competent with all Microsoft Office tools (develop macro, and VB Code for Application, Access databases with SQL), Mentor Graphics CAE, Modelsim / QuestaSim, Actel Libero IDE or Precision Synthesis software , ORCAD SPICE, Hyperlinkx, VISUAL STUDIO (VS 6.0, and VS2005 .Net); various Math tool and simulator (i.e. MATLAB / SciLab, MATHCAD, Derive).

     

     

    Other skills and competences

    Volunteer Firefighter Officer (captain of the Local headquarters);

    Diving license (assistant instructor).

     

     

    Driving licence

    European D-E

     

     

    Additional information

    6° employees level

    Personal Interest

    I have a passionate for sports in general, in particularly basketball, skiing diving, volleyball and motorcycling. I enjoy travels and enjoy meaning with different cultures.

     

     


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