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     Date Submitted:29-05-2013
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     Current job:R&D Project Manager and Senior Network Architect
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsIP Networks, ITIL, IP, MPLS, GMPLS, Cisco, Juniper, Checkpoint, SDN/OpenFlow
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    PERSONAL INFORMATION

    NATIONALITY Italian

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

    DATES Jan. 2008 – Up Until Now

    EMPLOYER Nextworks s.r.l., via Turati 43/45, Pisa (Italy).

    TYPE OF BUSINESS SME, telecommunications and ICT sector

    POSITION HELD R&D Project Manager and Senior Network Architect (permanent)

    MAIN ACTIVITIES

    • As Technical Project Manager

    ○ Phase-in Manager and subsequently Temporary Service Manager for the European Space Agency – Operations and Maintenance of the Earth Observation Network (consultancy for Interoute Spa – Italy, Nov.2012 – Mar.2013.). Activity included:

    – day to day local management of the O&M Team

    – ensure continuous service improvements and ad-hoc support during critical periods

    – consultancy on potential architecture changes

    – supervision and coordination of the Engineering activities for the network/service evolution (infrastructure and service change process)

    – service and team management in line with the ITIL best-practices: service reporting, maintenance programs for assets, service continuity planning, service documentation and production of work instructions (WI)

    • As Senior Network Architect (also covering roles of senior software engineer where needed) ○ Senior Network Architect for the European Space Agency – Earth Observation programme WAN (consultancy for Interoute Spa – Italy, Oct. 2011 - now). Activity includes:

    – Earth Observation IP/MPLS WAN operations support and performance assessment

    – Earth Observation WAN service evolution design (IPVPN, DDoS, Central Firewall, etc.)

    – single pre-sales point of contact for ESA

    ○ T-MPLS/MPLS-TP product development for Alcatel-Lucent 1850-TSS100 equipment (consultancy for Alcatel-Lucent Italy, Sept. 2010 – Sept. 2011). Activity included:

    – system design

    – development of a T-MPLS data plane prototype (with T-MPLS tunnels and 1:1 protections)

    – control software design (OOD) and development (C++) for a product release

    ○ VPWS/VPLS (E-LINE/E-LAN) product development for Alcatel-Lucent 1850-TSS100 equipment (consultancy for Alcatel-Lucent Italy and Alcatel-Lucent Israel, Mar. 2006 – Aug. 2010). Activity included:

    – design and development (C++) of a Network Processor FGPA device controller

    – system integration with other sw/hw components (i.e. QoS Traffic Manager, Ethernet to GFP Mapper, management interfaces)

    – support to the validation and test team

    ○ Design of QoS-enabled and redundant LAN/WLAN network infrastructures for IP-based entertainment and monitoring systems to be deployed in luxury motor yachts by Azimut-Benetti. Activity includes:

    – LAN design, network dimensioning and hardware selection

    – leadership and supervision of a team of LAN system integrators (3 members)

    • As R&D project manager

    ○ Coordination, technical leadership and steering of the company’s R&D team (7 members) for all the activities around Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), network control plane architectures and prototype/product developments. Current projects under supervision:

    – Nextworks GMPLS and PCE protocol stacks development

    – Software Defined Networking & OpenFlow protocol stack development & enhancements

    – FP7 TRILOGY 2 project “Trilogy 2: Building the Liquid Net”, started on January 2013 (http://www.trilogy2.it.uc3m.es)

    – FP7 LIGHTNESS STREP project “Low latency and high throughput dynamic network infrastructures for high performance datacentre interconnects”, started on November 2012 (http://www.ict-lightness.eu)

    – FP7 CONTENT STREP “Convergence of wireless Optical Network and IT Resources in support of cloud services", started on November 2012 (http://content-fp7.eu)

    – FP7 MOBILE CLOUD NETWORK IP, “Future Communication Architecture for Mobile Cloud Services”, started on November 2012 (https://www.mobile-cloud-networking.eu/)

    – FP7 IRATI STREP project “Investigating RINA as an Alternative to TCP/IP”, started on January 2013 (http://irati.eu)

    – FP7 FIBRE-EU STREP project “Future Internet testbeds/experimentation between BRazil and Europe”, started on June 2011 (http://www.fibre-ict.eu)

    – FP7 BONFIRE IP project “Building service testbeds on FIRE”, started on Sept. 2011 (www.bonfire-project.eu)

    – FP7 CHANGE STREP project “Enabling Innovation in the Internet Architecture through Flexible Flow-Processing Extensions”, started on Oct 2010 (www.change-project.eu)

    ○ Standards watching and contributions. Activity includes:

    – permanent synchronization with the latest standards and drafts from some IETF WGs (CCAMP WG, PCE WG, MPLS WG)

    – contributions to co-authored drafts (mainly in OGF and IETF)

    ○ R&D fund-rising, mainly in the EC FP7 funding program. Activity includes:

    – identification of innovative research ideas for the Future Internet and Networks

    – definition of project concepts, scientific and technological objectives, workplans and budgets with international consortia

    ○ Team leadership (architecture design and software prototype development) in past EC-funded R&D projects

    – FP7 ETICS IP project “Economics and Technologies for Inter-Carrier Services”, started on Jan 2010 (www.ict-etics.eu)

    – FP7 GEYSERS IP project “Generalised Architecture for Dynamic Infrastructure ServiceS”, started on Jan 2010 (www.geysers.eu)

    – FP7 MAINS STREP project “Metro Architectures enablINg Sub-wavelengths”, started on Jan 2010 (www.ist-mains.eu)

    – FP6 PHOSPHORUS project (www.phosphorus-ist.eu) for the development of an open source GMPLS for Grids.

     

    DATES Jan. 2003 – Dec 2007

    EMPLOYER Nextworks s.r.l., via Turati 43/45, Pisa (Italy).

    TYPE OF BUSINESS SME, telecommunications and ICT sector

    POSITION HELD Senior R&D System and Software Engineer (part-time)

    MAIN ACTIVITIES

    ○ ASON/GMPLS Control Plane product development for Siemens Surpass hiT 7070 equipment running a DCL GMPLS stack (consultancy for Siemens Deutschland via Technolabs Italy). Activity included:

    – training sessions on ASON/GMPLS architecture and protocols

    – support to the Integration and Validation team for extensive tests on the stack

    ○ Product development of the ASON/GMPLS control plane for Marconi MSH2K equipment (customer: Marconi Communications Italy, now Ericsson). Activity included:

    – low level design and development of routing algorithm engines (Topology Database)

    – link bundling procedures in LMP

    – label selection strategy for SDH Transport Plane

    – low level design and development of inter-vendor E-NNI routing sw components (OIF compliant)

    – support to the validation and test team

    ○ R&D fund-rising, mainly in the EC FP6 funding program. Activity includes:

    – identification of innovative research ideas for the Future Internet and Networks

    – definition of project concepts, scientific and technological objectives, workplans and budgets with international consortia

     

    DATES Sept. 2001 – Dec. 2007

    EMPLOYER Consorzio Pisa Ricerche, Telecom. and Informatics Dept., via Turati 43/45, Pisa (Italy)

    TYPE OF BUSINESS Private R&D center, telecommunications sector

    POSITION HELD Senior R&D System and Software Engineer (part-time)

    MAIN ACTIVITIES

    • Bidding, design and development activities in projects funded by the Italian R&D Ministry (NEBULA, TANGO and ARCHIMEDE projects) and by the EC (FP5 IST MOICANE and FP5 IST MEDIANET, FP6 IST WEIRD).

    • Consultancy on MPLS for COLT Telecom Italy. Activity included the analysis and feasibility studies for the migration of the COLT infrastructure from ATM networks to IP/MPLS technology

    • Standards watching and contributions (mainly IETF)

     

    DATES Mar.-Apr. 2003 Sept.-Nov. 2001

    EMPLOYER LUCENSE SCpA, via di Piaggia 2, Lucca (Italy)

    TYPE OF BUSINESS SME, ICT training POSITION HELD Teacher

    MAIN ACTIVITIES

    Teaching in a Master in “Network administration”: Activity included lectures on “Local Networks” and “New solution for the Internetworking of IP networks”.

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    DATES April 2004

    ORGANISATION University of Pisa (Italy)

    SUBJECT Information Engineering (Electronics, Telecommunications, Computer Science)

    TITLE OF QUALIFICATION Doctorate (Italian equivalent of PhD)

    Thesis: “Algorithms and engines for on-line routing in Generalized MPLS networks” (in English).

    Supervisors: prof. F. Russo (Univ. Pisa), prof. S. Giordano (Univ. Pisa)

    FINAL GRADES N/A

     

    DATES October 2000

    ORGANISATION University of Pisa (Italy)

    SUBJECT Electronics Engineering

    TITLE OF QUALIFICATION Laurea (Italian equivalent of MSc)

    Thesis: “Implementation of an adaptive multi-frequency clock recovery system for high bit-rate fiber optic transmissions” (in Italian, hw system implemented at Agilent Technologies–TTC laboratories in Turin).

    Supervisors: prof. M. Luise (Univ. Pisa), prof. P.E. Bagnoli (Univ. Pisa), dr. eng. M. Puleo (Agilent Technologies Turin Tech Center).

    FINAL GRADES 110/110 cum Laude

     

    DATES July 1994

    ORGANISATION Liceo Scientifico Statale “G. Ferraris” – Taranto (Italy)

    SUBJECT Liceo Scientifico (Italian equivalent of secondary school)

    TITLE OF QUALIFICATION Maturità scientifica (Italian equivalent of A levels)

    FINAL GRADES 60/60

     

    TECHNICAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCES

    SW PROGRAMMING: C, C++, Perl, bash, TCL/Tk, GNU autotools, CORBA, python (basic)

    SW DESIGN TOOLS: UML SW CONF. MGMT. SVN, Clearcase, GIT, CVS

    SW PLATFORMS: LINUX/UNIX (expert in scripting and various networking service configurations), WINDOWS 95/98/NT/2000/XP (expert use of MS Project, MS Office suite)

    NETWORK AND SECURITY APPLIANCES

    Experience on configuration via CLI (e.g. IOS), TL-1, web and SNMP on various network appliances

    • Cisco switches: 2950, 3750, 6500 • Cisco routers: 1800, 1900, 2800, 3900, 7300

    • Juniper routers: M7i, M10

    • 3Com switches 2948, 4200, 4400, 4500, 5500

    • Dell Powerconnect switches 2800, 6200

    • Moxa Industrial Managed switches EDS-508A, EDS-510A, EDS-518A, EDS-726

    • Alcatel-Lucent 1850 TSS-100 (Transport Service Switch)

    • Cisco Wireless LAN controller 4400

    • Cisco firewall: PIX5151E, ASA 5580-20

    • Checkpoint/Nokia firewall: IP 290, IP 560, CP 4600, CP12200

    • Cisco ASDM

    • Cisco Secure Access Control System (ACS) 1121

    • RSA SecurID Authentication Manager 130

    • Cryptocard's BlackShield Cloud

    NETWORK MONITORING

    Experience with

    • Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor

    • Netscout nGenius

    • NfSen (Netflow Sensor, http://nfsen.sourceforge.net)

    SERVICE MANAGEMENT TOOLS

    Experience with

    • Vivantio Service Desk

    • BMC Remedy ITSM7

    • Siebel CRM INTERNETWORKING

    Deep knowledge of most of the internetworking protocols, augmented with prototype and product development experience:

    • L2 protocols: STP, RSTP, MSTP, LACP, Ethernet OAM (IEEE 802.3ah, IEEE 802.1ag)

    • (G)MPLS protocols: TCP/IP, LMP, OSPF, OSPF-TE, OIF E-NNI OSPF, RSVP, RSVP-TE, OIF UNI RSVP, LDP, CR-LDP, BGP, BGP-TE

    PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

    Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), OpenFlow, Optical Networks, Transport/Carrier Ethernet, MPLS/GMPLS, network architectures and protocols, Cloud & Grids (distributed-cloud computing), standardization bodies, open source code

    SOCIAL SKILLS

    Used to team-work, with excellent communication skills

    ORGANISATIONAL SKILLS

    Capable of complex problem solving through a methodical approach (analysis, solution sketch, planning, evaluation of the needed resources, implementation, team coordination). These skills were strengthened by the active role as system architect and software developer in consultancy projects for many big industrial customers. The ever-increasing elaboration of successful solutions led to the progressive migration from an autonomous activity on job parts to coordination of a team of research engineers.

    CERTIFICATIONS AND ACCREDITATIONS

    Though not holding formal certifications, Gino has the technological expertise, background and know-how equivalent to a CCIE Routing and Switching. Moreover, Gino knows the ITILv3 best practices for IT service management and related work methodologies

    PERSONAL SKILLS

    MOTHER TONGUE Italian

    OTHER LANGUAGES English Reading skills: (C2) Proficient user Writing skills: (C2) Proficient user Verbal skills (C1) Proficient user

    KEY STRENGTHS Creative, Collaborative, Committed to anything I do

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ENDORSEMENTS

    Maurizio Giribaldi, Senior System Architect at Alcatel-Lucent Italy “I met Gino during my past job experience in Marconi Communications (now Ericsson) and I'm now collaborating with him in Alcatel-Lucent. Gino has a high level knowledge of the emerging telecommunication technologies and an outstanding skill as a software engineer. He's very collaborative, creative and committed to job.”

    Massimiliano Omero, Senior Software Engineer and Team Leader at Alcatel-Lucent Italy “Gino is a brilliant engineer with a high level of knowledge in telecommunication topics and in software architectures development. He has strong capabilities to commit on time the jobs assigned to him and he is always focused on customers’ requirements.”

    Diego Caviglia, Product Manager and Solution Owner at Ericsson “I've worked with Gino on a time and business critical project and Gino never missed a delivery date, moreover his commitment and knowledge contributed to reach the final goal”

    Francesco Lazzeri, Head of product provisioning at Ericsson “Gino is a competent and reliable software architect and designer. He has been involved in designing and developing routing algorithms for our GMPLS protocol stack at Marconi Communications.”


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