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     Date Submitted:25-07-2013
     Last Modified:12-12-2014 (07:36)
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     Current job:Senior Spacecraft Operation Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
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    Personal information

     

    Nationality

    Italian

    Date of birth

    2 Jul 1971

    Gender

    Male

     

     

    Work experience

     

     

     

    Dates

    1 Sep 1999 - 1 Feb 2001

    Occupation or position held

    Technical Adviser

    Main activities and responsibilities

    I.T. consulting company Technical Adviser. Experience on Industrial Automation responsible for project management, system design and requirements, software development and maintenance contracts once system delivered to final customer. Specialization in Production Line on-field data acquisition via PLCs controllers and implementation of Artificial Intelligence Visions Systems for quality control tasks.

    Name and address of employer

    T.I.M. Informatica

    Milano (Italy)

    Type of business or sector

    Industrial Automation

     

     

    Dates

    1 Feb 2001 - 1 Sep 2002

    Occupation or position held

    Software Engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Junior software engineer developer for RadarSat 2 ground segment and EGSE test equipments. Software requirement specification, Software design and development with particular reference to technical applications, databases and operating systems for the RadarSat 2 CDMU and SSMM On Board Software.

     

    Name and address of employer

    ALENIA SPAZIO MILANO (LABEN)

    Vimodrone - MILANO (Italy)

    Type of business or sector

    Aerospace

     

     

    Dates

    01/09/2002 - 20/09/2004

    Occupation or position held

    Project Leader for RadarSat2 ground segment.

    Main activities and responsibilities

    RS2 Ground Segment project management responsible for architectural design phase, procurement process, development cycle and system integration and testing.  Responsible for customer in-site training and hand-over maintenance support of the RS2 EGSE equipment to ALENIA SPAZIO ROME. LABEN in-site responsible for AIT and system level integration, verification and validation of the RS2 ground segment. Participation to the RS2 - AIV campaign in ALENIA SPAZIO ROME.

     

    Name and address of employer

    ALENIA SPAZIO MILANO (LABEN)

    Vimodrone - MILANO (Italy)

    Type of business or sector

    Aerospace

     

     

    Dates

    20 Sep 2004 - 1 Jan 2008

    Occupation or position held

    Mars Express - DMS and OBSM Engineer (ESOC)

    Main activities and responsibilities

    MEX Flight Control Team member prime responsible for Data Handling and On Board Software Maintenance activities.  Mission Planning engineer and member of an internal task force aimed to review the Short Term Planning process with the scope to shorten, automate and simplify the whole mission planning concepts. Spacecraft Operations Coordinator, responsible for the on-board spacecraft activities planning and on-call engineer. In charge for MARSIS instrument commissioning campaign.

    Name and address of employer

    VEGA Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

    Europaplatz 5, 64293 Darmstadt (Germany)

    Type of business or sector

    Aerospace

     

     

    Dates

    01/01/2008 → Today

    Occupation or position held

    ROSETTA - Flight Control System Engineer (ESOC)

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Spacecraft Operations Engineer member of the ROSETTA Fight Control Team.

    ·  Extensive experience in all SC avionic subsystems.

    ·  In charge of preparation for mission flight operations.  

    ·  Provide operations support to the Spacecraft Operations Manager in defining and executing nominal and contingency mission operations (Earth SwingBy, Asteroid FlyBy, Payload checkouts, Deep Space Hibernation phase, Comet approach and Science phase, Lander Delivery), both at system and subsystems level involving ground and space segments.

    ·  Maintain and validate Flight Control and Contingency Recovery Procedures for ground and spacecraft based operations.

    ·  Develop and operate OBSM facilities, tools, processes, and procedures as required by the mission and its evolution.

    ·  Provide support to the maintenance team of the ground segment, following up developments, evolution and validation of the various subsystems.

    ·  Leading and participating in relevant technical meetings with Project, ESOC support teams, Science Operations Centre, Industry and Principal Investigators.

    ·  Daily Monitoring and Analysis of spacecraft data as well as payload operations.

    ·  Solid knowledge of spacecraft avionic and Ground Segment subsystems including Mission Control      System (SCOS2K), Mission Planning System, Spacecraft Simulator (SIMSAT), Network Interface System, Ground Station.

    ·  Coordinator for SCOS2K virtualisation and SUN Solaris10 porting project. 

    ·  Member of a task force involving ESOC Flight Dynamics and AST France aimed to define a new AOCMS Hybrid Mode that would insure 3-axis attitude control also in case of loss of multiple reaction wheels. My roles within the task force encompassed requirements specification, document design review, SW code review, unit / functional / system level testing.

    ·  Requirement specification, Planning and Test engineer for Rosetta Lander Delivery in-flight operations.

     

    Name and address of employer

    VEGA Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

    Europaplatz 5, 64293 Darmstadt (Germany)

    Type of business or sector

    Aerospace

     

     

    Dates

    01 January 2009 → 31 December 2009

    Occupation or position held

    SEISOP - Testing and Validation engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Involvement in the specification and design phase of the Space Environment Information System for Operations as part of the overall project Space Situational Awareness. Responsible for implementation, integration and system validation of the system.

     

    Name and address of employer

    VEGA Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

    Europaplatz 5, 64293 Darmstadt (Germany)

    Type of business or sector

    Aerospace

     

     

     

     

    Education and training

     

     

     

    Dates

    01/07/1990

    Title of qualification awarded

    Engineering Diploma in Electronic and Informatics

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Leonardo Da Vinci (Technical School)

      Carate Brianza - MILANO (Italy)

    Level in national or international classification

    Engineering Diploma

     

     

    Dates

    01/09/1991 - 01/04/1998

    Title of qualification awarded

    Master Degree in Computer Science Engineer and Process Control

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Politecnico di Milano (University)

     

    Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, MILANO (Italy)

    Level in national or international classification

    Engineering Master Degree

     

     

    Dates

    1997

    Title of qualification awarded

    MatLab and SimuLink Intermediate course level

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Politecnico di Milano

     

     

    Dates

    2001

    Title of qualification awarded

    UML and OMG software architecture design

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    ALENIA SPAZIO MILANO

     

     

    Dates

    2002

    Title of qualification awarded

    Space Project Management Course

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    ALENIA SPAZIO MILANO

     

     

    Dates

    2004

    Title of qualification awarded

    TeamBuilding: High Performance team and efficient communication skills

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    ESOC Seminar

     

     

    Dates

    06 June 2008

    Title of qualification awarded

    Project Management Course – MS Office application

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    VEGA Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

     

     

    Dates

    23 September 2009  

    Principal subjects / occupational skills covered

    RAMS and FMECA workshop.

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    ESOC seminar

     

     

    Dates

    February 2011

    Principal subjects / occupational skills covered

    Project Management course – PRINCE 2 methodology.

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    APMG International – PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner certification

     

     

    Personal skills and competences

     

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Italian

     

     

    Other language(s)

    English, Spanish, German

     

     

    Social skills and competences

    Town Assessor in Sport and Culture from1990 till 1995 in Triuggio – MILANO.

    President of the “Gruppo Alpini Triuggio”.       1998-2002

    Vice coordinator of the district political party.   2000-2004

    Deliver lectures about the space business, for motivating the enthusiasm of the children at primary and   secondary schools.

     

     

    Organisational skills and competences

    I am a highly motivated and proactive team player who can manage high levels of pressure and stress being able to always perform at my best and provide the topmost solutions to colleagues, customers and users. Throughout my career I acquired team leading and managing skills and my goal is to help and support the environment I work on by delivering always the best performance and top level service aiming to see my role and responsibilities grow together with my proven results. I am an enthusiastic, open, analytic and persevering person. I put a great care in the details and never give up until problem are really solved.

    I am regularly attending training activities about ground segment and spacecraft avionics. I am currently following MBA on-line courses aimed to gain understanding of business strategy, finance, operational management and organisational methods to manage projects in a competitive and profitable way. With these tools and my natural entrepreneurial attitude, I will be keen and open to new opportunities and challenges within project and business managerial role.

     

     

    Technical skills and competences

    Systems engineering, interfaces management and systems integration, hardware/software

    integration, with particular reference to space applications.

    For what pertains space systems:

    architectures, mission and payload management systems, electronic ground support equipments (EGSE) and on-board avionics (platform and payload).

     

    Experience with:

    - CCSDS Packet Telecommand/Telemetry standards.

    - ECSS standards including PUS and SLE protocol.

    - SCOS 2000 MCS.

    - ESA’s DDS, POS and other mission related interfaces.

    - SIMSAT environment.

    - MOIS environment and automation tools.

    - MIL-STD-1553B applications (Avionics, S/C systems)

    - Validation of mission critical software and hardware.

    - Project documentation (for the entire project cycle)

     

    Member of ESA working group “OBSM Whitebox” as OPS-OP division delegate. The project is a feasibility study aimed to define requirements and standards for a new OBSM strategy within ESOC meant to gain new OBSM know-how thereby reducing industry dependence for future missions.

     

    Founding member of the internal “VEGA OBSM task force”, personally involved in promoting and defining a proper marketing and management strategy to kick off potential activities in the OBSM market.

     

    Member of an internal VEGA task force aimed to review and define a corporate Risk Management Process.

     

     

    Vast experience on Deep Space Spacecraft Operations and Flight Dynamics as well as a wealth of experience to support the early design phases of a project.

     

     

      

               Computer skills and competences

     

    Operating Systems:

    Windows O.S. (2000, XP, NT), UNIX, Linux, LynxOS, VxWorks.

    Programming Languages:

    Assembler, ADA95, Visual C++, Ansi C, Visual Basic, Java.

    Software Applications:

    UML standard, MSOffice, HOOD, MatLab, SimuLink, Visual Studio, SQL Server, POSIX.

    Processors:

    MIL1750, ERC32, DSP21020.

     

     

    Driving licence(s)

    A1, A, B

     

     

     

    Additional information

    Pubblications:

    MEX Science data – from the instruments to the PIs - SPACE OPS 2006)

    File Transfer, Mass Memory and Mission Time Line – providing spacecraft remote commanding at Mars - SPACE OPS 2006

    Human Centered Operations - Reduced Cost and Improved Performance by Exploiting Human Capabilities - SPACE OPS 2008

    Science Data management via flight hardware, ground software and human processes - Comparing Mars Express with other missions - SPACE OPS 2008)

    Surviving power limited seasons – Operations management and long term power predicts on Mars Express - SPACE OPS 2008

    Preparing the ROSETTA Deep Space Operations  - IAC 09

    Rosetta visits asteroid Lutetia – IAC 2010



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