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     Date Submitted:18-05-2013
     Last Modified:30-01-2018 (01:10)
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     Current job:Sentinels PDGS System Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
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    PERSONAL INFORMATION
    Sex Male | Date of birth 25/12/1985 | Nationality Italian


    WORK EXPERIENCE
    03/2012–Present Sentinels PDGS System Engineer
    Serco S.p.A c/o ESA/ESRIN
    Via Galileo, 00044 Frascati (RM) (Italy)
    www.esa.int
    Validation and verification activities on Sentinel-1A and Sentinel-3A mission PDGS during pre-launch, ramp up and operations phases. Production, circulation and dissemination monitoring at production centres. Anomalies identification and reporting on the station data acquisition through all the processing chain. Verification of PDGS centres system/sub-system behaviour, functionalities and KPI requirements achievement. Engineering support on PDGS system maintenance and evolution. Image processing and data quality evaluation (OLCI and SLSTR). Tools and DB development to support testing and verification IVV and operations activitities. Analysis of the consistency and validity of Sentinels products.
    Business or sector Copernicus Programme
    Related document(s): Sentinel-3-valuable_contribution.pdf, S1_award.pdf

    10/2011–03/2012 IDEAS Atmo-Chem Engineer
    Serco S.p.A
    Via Sciadonna 24/26, 00044 Frascati (RM) (Italy)
    www.serco.eu
    Elaboration and comparison of remote sensing data from different instruments/satellites (especially SCIAMACHY, MIPAS and GOMOS on board the ENVISAT platform) using GECA tool software.
    Graphic elaborations performed using Python software. Development of a tool that can be integrated within the monitoring work of IDEAS (Instrument Data quality Evaluation and Analysis Service) group in order to ensure full use (inter-comparison and validation activities).
    Business or sector Satellite remote sensing monitoring and validation

    02/2011–03/2011 Stage
    Carlo Gavazzi Space
    Via Tiengo 1, 82100 Benevento (Italy)
    http://www.cgspace.it/
    Analysis of star tracker's design parameters and development of a star tracker simulator (in Matlab) with the aim to analyze the performances using different design parameters
    Business or sector Star tracker design

    09/2007–10/2007 Stage
    Alenia Aeronautica
    Corso Marche 41, 10146 Torino (Italy)
    http://www.leonardocompany.com/
    Evaluation of hypothetical suppliers for interactive training courseware for C-27J aircraft
    Business or sector Engineering support
     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING
    12/12/2016–13/12/2016 Excel Advanced Certification of Attendance
    Promo.Ter.
    Via Marco e Marcelliano 45, 00147 Roma (Italy)
    http://www.confcommercioroma.it/contatti/promo-ter-roma.html
    Advanced functions, plot creation and editing, automatic and advanced search filters, DB project and pivot tables, tables and reports creations, macro recording and VBA editing
    14/12/2015–16/12/2015 ArcGis 2 Certification of Attendance
    ESRI Italy
    Via Casilina 98, 00182 Roma (Italy)
    http://www.esriitalia.it/
    Map creation, data analysis, building models.
    06/2015–06/2015 System Engineering INCOSE Certification of Attendance
    Serco S.p.A.
    Via Sciadonna 24/26, 00044 Frascati (RM) (Italy)
    www.serco.eu
    Technical processes: Requirements Definition, Architectural Design, Implementation, Integration Verification & Validation, Operation, Maintenance, Disposal. Project life cycle
    04/2014–04/2014 PostgreSQL Intermediate Certificate of Attendance
    SinerVis Consulting
    Via Crescenzago 55, Milano (Italy)
    http://www.sinervis.com/
    Postgres SQL. DB administration, Query performance, Indexing, Transactions, PostGIS, Windowing functions, E/R models, Functions, Partitioning, TuningPostgres SQL. DB administration, Query performance, Indexing, Transactions, PostGIS, Windowing functions, E/R models, Functions, Partitioning, Tuning
    04/2013 JAVA Design Patterns Certification of Attendance
    Digital Institute - Fata Informatica
    Via Tiburtina 912, 00156 Roma (Italy)
    http://www.fatainformatica.com/en/
    Java Design Pattern. structural, behavioral and creational GoF java design pattern
    11/2011–03/2012 Esame di Stato di abilitazione all'esercizio della professione di Ingegnere
    Qualifying examination for engineer
    University of Naples Federico II, school of Engineering, Napoli (Italy)
    www.unina.it/
    Qualification required for Registration of Engineers
    03/2008–06/2011 University degree in Aerospace and Astronautics Engineering (110/110 cum laude)
    Five years (Master) course University degree
    University of Naples Federico II, school of Engineering, Napoli (Italy)
    www.unina.it
    Aerospace systems, remote sensing, reliability, flight mechanics, aerospace structures.
    09/2004–12/2007 University degree in Aerospace and Astronautics Engineering (110/110 cum laude)
    Three years (Bachelor) course
    University degree
    University of Naples Federico II, school of Engineering, Napoli (Italy)
    www.unina.it
    Aerospace systems, aerospace structures, aerodynamics, aerospace propulsion
    09/1999–07/2004 Diploma di liceo scientifico (100/100) High school graduation
    Liceo Scientifico Enrico Fermi
    83059 Vallata (AV) (Italy)
    http://istitutosuperiorefermi.it/
    Italian expression, mathematics, physics, science, English language
    23/06/2003–07/07/2003 English language course Certificate assessing the competencies acquired
    Queen Mary College, Woodford (London) (United Kingdom)
    English language intensive course, based on spoken, written, comprehension, listening activities
    09/2002–06/2003 ECDL Core certificate (full, 7 modules) European Computer
    Driving License
    ECDL (European Computer Driving License)
    http://www.ecdl.it/
    Basic computer skills

    PERSONAL SKILLS
    Mother tongue(s) Italian
    Other language(s) UNDERSTANDING SPEAKING WRITING
    Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production
    English B2 B2 B1 B1 B2
    French A1 A1 A1 A1 A1
    Levels: A1 and A2: Basic user - B1 and B2: Independent user - C1 and C2: Proficient user
    Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
    Communication skills I'm eager to relate with people of different nationalities and cultures and I like to communicate clearly and accurately, responding to specific requests on the client and/or user reference. I have no problems when working in team following to the formative experiences matured in former working experiences.
    Organisational / managerial skills I am able to organize my job independently and manage to spend my working time in order to the priorities and the objectives to accomplish. I am able to work in a team giving and supporting activities coordination. I am able to work under pressure and obtain accomplishments in the expected time.
    Job-related skills
    ▪ Excellent knowledge of the main Data acquisition, PDGS processes, system architecture and interfaces. Production, circulation and processing chain of Sentinels PDGS.
    ▪ Verification, testing and monitoring methods design and implementation for Sentinels PDGS sub-systems, components and interfaces.
    ▪ Excellent knowledge of L0 raw satellite data acquisition stream: data and metadata mining, access, verification (e.g. gap analysis), validation and manipulation (CADU/VCDU/ISP and generic TM packets).
    ▪ Good experience in L1/L2 EO optical satellite products and image processing (ESA SNAP, ENVI, DAPE) and data quality evaluation, above all on Sentinel-3 OLCI and SLSTR.
    ▪ Good experience in satellite mission planning system architecture and interfaces (e.g. acquisition and downlink plan for Sentinel 1-A).
    ▪ Good knowledge of ENVISAT L2 data user products: MIPAS, SCIAMACHY and GOMOS instruments and elaboration and cal/val activities of their data products monitoring Earth atmosphere.
    ▪ Excellent experience in software design and development (Java, Python) for PDGS system and production monitoring and verification activities.
    ▪ Database querying and administration with very good profit (MySQL, Postgres).
    ▪ ECSS standard knowledge.
    ▪ Basic knowledge of satellite rotational and orbital dynamics, concerning also sensors for attitude measurements (e.g. star tracker) and actuators for attitude control.
    ▪ Good knowledge of start trackers design and functionalities simulation.
    ▪ Reports and statistics preparation and elaboration in Excel/Word regarding system status, production monitoring and life cycle mission planning.
    Digital competence SELF-ASSESSMENT
    Information processing Communication Content creation Safety Problem solving
    Independent user Proficient user Proficient user Independent user Independent user
    Digital competences - Self-assessment grid
    ▪ Programming languages
    ▫ MySQL/PSQL: excellent skilss both as user (for db query) and administration
    ▫ Python: good skills concerning software development and maintenance
    ▫ Java: excellent skills concerning software development and maintenance
    ▫ Matlab: basic skills
    ▫ Bash scripting: good skills (RHEL, CentOS, Fedora)
    ▫ W3C XML schema language: good skills for XSD schemas development
    ▫ xpath/xquery: good knowledge
    ▪ Softwares/Applications
    ▫ MySQL/PSQL workbench
    ▫ Gantt tool/explorer
    ▫ SVN/GIT, for version control
    ▫ MobaXterm
    ▫ SNAP/ENVI/DAPE for image processing
    ▫ GDAL
    ▫ JIRA for issue & project tracking
    ▫ KT knowledge tree for document management
    ▫ Microsoft Office package
    ▫ IDE: Eclipse for java environment
    ▪ OS
    ▫ Windows, Linux (RHEL, CentOS, Fedora), MacOS
    Other skills Earth Starts Beating
    Project and Site Management of Earth Starts Beating.
    Earth Starts Beating project is born and developed in the framework of the Earth Observation, with its core built around a publishing and dissemination website. Its mission is to reach the Copernicus Program far-end users, i.e. the european citizens, not the scientist but the Space and Earth Observation enthusiastic. The project wants to tell about scientific results and curiosities about the Earth through Sentinels' products.
    Earth images showing from geological and atmospheric phenomena to changes due to human presence throughout the years. Having this target Earth Starts Beating works on communication, storytelling and popularization, approaching the info publishing in a way different with respect to the typical scientific one.
    link:
    https://earthstartsbeating.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/earthstartsbeating/
    https://twitter.com/earthstartsbeat



     


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