PROJECT MANAGER IN AERONAUTICS DEFENCE AND SPACE SYSTEMS
Joined AIRBUS Defence & Space in Toulouse in 1996
Since August 2016: Operations Preparation Manager and Interface with Service Provider – EGNOS System
# Operations, Maintenance and Training Preparation for EGNOS V3 System #
For V3 future version of EGNOS System, in the frame of Airbus Defence and Space Proposal to ESA ITT:
• Specification, definition and justification of EGNOS V3 Operational Concept, Maintenance strategy, and Training of Operators and Service Provider
• Definition and validation of the Migration scenario from EGNOS V2 to EGNOS V3
• Definition of system upgrades and new releases deployment constraints
• Support to the design of operational subsystems MMIs
• Coordination of the design and development of the Training and Troubleshooting platforms of the Service Provider
• Support to the definition and validation of operational and maintenance procedures of the Service Provider
January 2014 / July 2016 : Critical Software Development Manager – EGNOS and GALILEO Systems
# Critical Software Standards (DO-278A) and Real Time HW/SW Architecture for EGNOS V3 #
For V3 future version of EGNOS System, in the frame of Airbus Defence and Space Proposal to ESA ITT:
• Definition of critical software development standards in compliance with ECSS (European Space Agency standards) and DO-278A
• Definition and deployment of processes, methods and tools implementing these standards
• Definition of real time hardware/software architecture of EGNOS V3 Data Processing Segment
• Definition and coordination of the interface between the System Design and Operations Preparation
# Definition of maintenance processes and tools for the European global navigation satellite system Galileo (in the frame of Airbus Proposal to GSA ITT for Galileo Service Operator) #
January 2012 / December 2013: Quality and Configuration Manager for Ground Segments
# Quality and Configuration Manager for Telecom and Earth Observation Satellites Control Centres #
For ERSSS (Kazakhstan), SPOT6, SPOT7 and PLEIADES Earth Observation Programs, for Telecom Eurostar E3000 satellites and for recurrent software products included (30 projects):
• Definition and setting-up of Quality and Configuration baselines in accordance with customers requirements, both for Airbus D&S teams and towards sub-contractors
• Control of processes, products quality assurance, support to development teams
• Support to Project Managers for risks analysis, actions management, setting-up and monitoring of indicators and metrics, participation to projects reviews
• Configuration management and organisation of control boards for anomalies and change requests
• Verification of deliveries and participation to acceptance reviews both from sub-contractors and towards customers
• Participation to the definition and deployment of standards and processes in the Ground Segments division (in the objective of CMMI2 certification at the end of 2013)
January 2010 / December 2011: YahSat Telecommunications Satellite for United Arab Emirates
# Responsible of the Network Management System software for YahSat Ground Segment #
• Following of software development made by a 100 people-team spread over Portsmouth and Stevenage Airbus D&S sites
• Analysis of the design, development and validation strategy, methods and tools
• Checking of the software product conformity with its specification, and of the processes and standards correct application
• Schedules and costs control, risks management
• Technical interface with development and validation English teams, programmatic interface with the Software Project Manager based in Portsmouth, management of a 3 people-support team in Toulouse
• Participation to reviews and acceptance of software deliveries
• Frequent travels in UK
January 2006 / December 2009: Deputy Head of the On-board Software Department
# Responsible of the pole “Telecommunications & Science”: E3000 telecommunications satellites, GAIA and BEPI scientific missions, ACES instrument (atomic clocks to be installed on Columbus ISS module) and reusable internal software products #
• Hierarchical management of the pole staff (increased in 4 years from 12 to 40 people): recruitment, missions definition and assignment, annual appraisals, careers and remuneration management, training, subcontractors choice and management
• Technical and programmatic support to the projects of the pole: schedules and costs control, risks management, support to the characterization and resolution of technical problems
• Processes and standards definition for the department. CMMI3 certification in 2008. “Process Owner” of the Validation process: maintenance of the standards and templates, improvement of the process and verification of its correct application in all the projects of the department
April 1998 / December 2005: Real Time On-Board Software Project Manager – International Environment
# Project Manager of real time software embarked on telecommunications and Earth observation satellites: E2000+ and E3000 generic platforms, ERS, SPOT and HELIOS satellites, ROCSAT payload, Automated Transfer Vehicle ATV for the International Space Station ISS #
• Software product definition, development and validation plans writing, quotation and schedule estimation
• Technical et financial negotiation with customers (CNES, ESA, Airbus D&S Business Units)
• Teams organisation and management (up to 20 persons), developments direction, schedules and costs control (up to 8 M€)
• Management of several projects in parallel
• Software technical and financial proposals of Mars Express satellite and E3000 telecommunications generic platform
November 1996 / March 1998: Software Project Technical Responsible
• Architectural design of software components for the Columbus module of the International Space Station
August 1993 / October 1996 – MATRA DEFENSE, Defense Operations Division
August 1995 / October 1996: Software Project Responsible
# Test Case Software Project Manager #
• Specification, design, development and integration of real time software for a test case of missile launching stations embarked on frigate
• Project management of the development of these software: customer interface, schedule and costs following
August 1993 / July 1995: Responsible of a Reusable Software Library
# Project Manager of a Reusable Library of Low-level Basic Software #
• Design, development and integration of low level software reusable on several avionics projects
• Sub-contractors management and following of the contracted software developments
• Configuration Management of the reusable components library and support to the users
August 1988 / July 1993 – THOMSON-CSF, Radars and Countermeasures Division
January 1993 / July 1993: Project manager of the RAFALE radar inter-computers internal bus
# Management of hardware and software developments: interface boards, on-board inter-computers communication software, database MHI, exchanges simulation and spying software on test bench #
• Coordination of the hardware, software and test bench teams, schedules and costs management
• Coordination of the design of all exchanges between computers on the bus and administration of the database containing these data
• Maintenance and evolutions of the inter-computers communication software, validation on test bench of data exchanges
August 1991 / December 1992: Responsible of the RAFALE radar Signal Processing Software
• Design, development and integration of a secured real time software spread over 2 on-board multiprocessors computers
• Technical management of a 5 developers team (engineers and technicians): definition and spread of development and integration activities, scheduling
August 1988 / July 1991: Signal Processing Software Engineering
• Study and simulation of signal processing and information processing algorithms
• Development of mock-up software simulating radar modes
• Study of the dependability of a radar mode
• Appraisal of software development environment tools
1988: Graduated as an engineer from the French Engineer school “Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs Electriciens de Grenoble” (ENSIEG – INP Grenoble, FRANCE) – Option Electrotechnics Control and Actuators for Robotics
French : mother tongue
English : fluent
Italian : working knowledge
Born: March 10, 1965
Married, 2 children
Sports: collective gymnastic club of Airbus D&S, women’s volley-ball team of THOMSON-CSF, classical dance, skiing, qi gong
Hobbies: reading, travelling (Netherland, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Austria, United States, West Indies, Mauritius, Dominican Republic)
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