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     Date Submitted:05-07-2013
     Last Modified:06-07-2013 (07:05)
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     Current job:MMFI Satellite Operator in the EARTH Observation Division
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsConcepts and usage of MS Windows, Linux and Open VMS and Extps software ( Envisat X Band Telemetry Processing system ). Real time operations experience, related to the Artemis/Envisat satellite: Antenna pointing , AF (Acquisition Facility) monitoring,Dat
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    WORK EXPERIENCE      

    Period  :        1 September 2010 – Present    
    Role of :        MMFI Satellite Operator in the EARTH Observation Division
    Company:    Infoterra Ltd, Farnborough (United Kingdom)

    Antenna pointing and AF (Acquisition Facility) monitoring
    On request test of acquisition chain equipment (i.e. Short loop, Long loop etc)
    Monitoring of Satellite data (HR and LR) acquisition
    Contingency responses to Satellite Data Acquisition anomalies
    Quality analysis of the Satellite data
    XTPS (Envisat X-Band Telemetry Processing System ) monitoring
    Monitoring of the levels 0 and High levels generation and archiving
    Monitoring of Satellite data dissemination
    Manual regeneration of level 0 data by Extps Systems
    Monitoring of Satellite plans generation
    Restore and backup of data .
    Support to the engineering team for anomaly investigation
    Monitoring of Earth Observation Data Dissemination System (DDS)
    Operator on duty (ODO) for Emergency calls to the Esa International
    Charter “Space and Major Disasters”
    Generation of DAPs. A ”Data Access Portfolio” defines
    the datasets that are made available to the GMES Services in response to their
    requirements, for a certain period of time. It is based on agreements with theGMES Contributing Mission Entities.
    Monitoring of the robotic tape archive (Store Sentry)
    Basic Unix shell scripting
     

    Period :       1 April 2007 – 31 July 2010    
    Role of :      MMFI Satellite Operator in the EARTH Observation Division
    Company :  Serco S.p.a, Frascati -RM- (Italy)

    Antenna pointing and AF (Acquisition Facility) monitoring
    On request test of acquisition chain equipment (i.e. Short loop, Long loop etc)
    Monitoring of Satellite data (HR and LR) acquisition
    Contingency responses to Satellite Data Acquisition anomalies
    Quality analysis of the Satellite data
    XTPS (Envisat X-Band Telemetry Processing System ) monitoring
    Monitoring of the levels 0 and High levels generation and archiving
    Monitoring of Satellite data dissemination
    Manual regeneration of level 0 data by Extps Systems
    Monitoring of Satellite plans generation
    Restore and backup of data .
    Support to the engineering team for anomaly investigation
    Monitoring of Earth Observation Data Dissemination System (DDS)
    Operator on duty (ODO) for Emergency calls to the Esa International
    Charter “Space and Major Disasters”
     

    Period:       1 September 2004 – 31 March 2007    
    Role of :     Acquisition Satellite Operator in the EARTH Observation Division
    Company:  Serco S.p.a, Frascati -Rm- (Italy)

    Antenna pointing and AF (Acquisition Facility) monitoring
    On request test of acquisition chain equipment (i.e. Short loop, Long loop etc)
    Monitoring of the Envisat data(HR and LR) acquisition
    Contingency responses to Satellite Data Acquisition anomalies
    Quality analysis of the Satellite data
    XTPS (Envisat X-Band Telemetry Processing System ) monitoring
    Monitoring of the levels 0 and High levels generation and archiving
    Monitoring of Satellite data dissemination
    Manual regeneration of level 0 data by Extps Systems
    Monitoring of Satellite plans generation
    Restore and production of data (HR-LR)acquired at (Kiruna –Svalbard –Matera) stations.
    Restore and backup of Envisat data
    Reprocessing of the Envisat data using Gant software
    Monitoring of Earth Observation Data Dissemination System (DDS)
    Productions and disseminations on media of HR and LR data for all Esa customers
     

    Period:        5 November 2001 – 31 August 2004    
    Role of :      Shift Satellite Operator in EARTH Observation Division
    Company:   Serco S.p.a, Frascati - Rm- (Italy)

    I worked on UNIX and VMS systems on local and remote sessions.
    I performed every kind of restore and back-up of ERS SAR data on these machines.
    For the ERS2 satellite I monitored the activities at different stations working
    night and day shifts.
    I scheduled the generation of acquisition data from the satellite.
    On a daily basis I archived and retransmitted data to the stations.
    I performed high rate and low rate productions for satellite images written to CD media and Exabyte tapes.
    I ingested data from HDDT tapes and performed transcriptions to DLT tape format,
    “screening” and “quick–look” of satellite images.
    Working in the International Charter for Space and Major Disasters project, I performed the role of On Duty Operator, receiving requests for assistance following global disasters.


    EDUCATION AND TRAINING      

    November 2006 – March 2007                            English : standard A2 level    
    Provider:    Lingua +, Roma (Italy)
        

    23 November 2006 – 24 November 2006            Unix Shell scripting    
    Provider:    Fata Informatica, Roma (Italy)
        

    16 October 2006 – 20 October 2006                  Linux System administration    
    Provider:    Fata Informatica, Roma (Italy)
        

    13 December 2004 – 17 December 2004          Web master basic    
    Provider:    HTML, Roma (Italy)
        

    09 December 2002 – 13 December 2002          Aix fundamentals    
    Provider:    IBM, Roma (Italy)
        

    September 1999 – April 2000                          Advanced Programming language Visual Basic    
    Provider:    Regione Lazio, Ciampino -Rm- (Italy)
        

    October 1998 – April 1999                                English Secretary and notion of Dos, Windows and Office    
    Provider:    Regione Lazio, Ciampino -Roma- (Italy)
        

    September 1990 – July 1996                            High Science School Diploma    
    Provider:    Liceo Scientifico V.Volterra, Ciampino -Rm- (Italy)
        

    PERSONAL SKILLS      

    Mother tongue(s)    Italian
        
    Other language(s) : English

         UNDERSTANDING                                        SPEAKING                                             WRITING
    Listening: B1     Reading: B2         Spoken interaction: B2   Spoken production:B2               B2

    Levels: A1/A2: Basic user - B1/B2: Independent user - C1/C2: Proficient user
    Common European Framework of Reference for Languages



    COMPUTER SKILLS 

    Communication Protocols:
    TCP/IP, DNS, FTP, HTTP, Telnet, SSH

    Programming languages:
    Basic experience with C++ , V. Basic 6 and Fundamentals of Unix Shell scripting

    Operating Systems:
    WINDOWS, LINUX (Red Hat, Ubuntu),OPEN VMS ver. 7.1- 7.2.

     
     


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