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     Date Submitted:09-07-2013
     Last Modified:01-07-2014 (12:54)
    Job information
     Current job:Software Engineer, former Mission Operation Planner
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, ,
     KeywordsMission Operations Planner for 6 years as member of the Europen Planning Team on the Columbus Project, Software Engineer on the COSMO Sky Med Project




    Sex Female | Date of birth 09 December 1978 | Nationality Italian





    01 January 2014- Present

    01 November 2007 – 31 December 2013

    Software Engineering

    Sistemi Software Integrati (Taranto, Italy)

    Black Box Test of  Simple Network Management Protocol Open Source libraries written in c# with support for SNMP version 1, 2 and 3. Developement of Test Cases and Test Procedures.

    Software Maintenance on the Project Cosmo Sky Med, reverse engineering of the MMC and MMI components.Change requests implementation in C++, use of xdesigner on SOLARIS.



    Mission Operations Planning

     Sistemi Software  Integrati, Taranto (Italy)/Astrium/IOT Gmbh at COL-CC (Oberpfaffenhofen)

    1) Collect and Integrate the Columbus system and payload requirements in order to build up a 6-month long operations plan containing the astrounauts’activities to be executed onboard.

    2) Generate and maintain the Planning database to allow the activities’ responsible to insert the ESA input to be discussed with the NASA planners

    3) Present the European six-month plan to ESA Management and International Partners in order to de-conflict resources and give an overview of the upcoming tasks.

    4) Timeline deliveries to the International Partners using dedicated planning tools, including static and dynamic input, changes and plan reworking.Direct interface to the NASA-JSC planners and NASA-MSFC planners 

    5) Bi-yearly meetings in Houston/Moscow in order to discuss the 6-month plan with the International Partners

    6) Daily coordination with the international partners through telecons in order to discuss the real time plan

    7) Increment First Lead Planner during the Increments 23/24 and 29/30.


    May 2004 – October 2007

    Software Engineer

    Software Sistemi Integrati, Taranto (Italy)

    Analysis of the DB (conceptual data model) of the Planning DB for the project Cosmo Sky Med

    DB API implementation in C++, SQL embedded, to retrieve and store data in the DB(Oracle 9i)

    Update of the Planning DB model

    Support to the AIV through test cases and test procedures Implementation

    Requirements collection for the planning DB. Update of the logical and conceptual schema.

    SPRs resolutions in C++ and C


    September 2003 – April 2004


    Software Sistemi Integrati, Taranto (Italy)


    Study of the standard ECSS-70-41and ECSS-70-31 prepared by the ECSS working group for ground Systems and Operations in order to project a component for the data tailoring inside the CSDB, generic database for the definition of all the possible telemetries and telecomands defined in the PUS.(Packet Utilization Standard).



    Part Time Contract

    University of Bari, Bari (Italy)


    300 hours of part time job as secretary support in the administrative office of the Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia. Data checking, data entry, front office information.






    1998 – 2004

    Bachelor of Information Science

    University of Bari, Bari (Italy)





    Mother tongue(s)


    Other language(s)

    English, German

    Communication skills

    I am experienced at working in a European environment and in an international group

    I have worked in various types of teams. Software Integration Team and European Planning Team in the Columbus Project


    Computer skills


    Operating Systems: Ms-Dos, Unix Sun Solaris (medium level),Windows 95/98/XP/Vista/7 e NT 4.0, Linux (basic).


    Packages: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).

    Programming languages: C e C++, HTML, XML, MatLab, VisualBasic, Vbscript ,ASP, C#


    DBMS: Oracle DB 9i,Oracle Forms 9i (basic), Oracle Report 9i (basic),Oracle Designer, MS Access, sql, PL/SQL, sqlplus.



    Other skills


    Enjoy swimming and running. Love to travel and experience different cultures. Event organizer for international meet up groups.


    Driving licence


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