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     Date Submitted:17-09-2013
     Last Modified:04-11-2018 (06:22)
    Job information
     Current job:Copernicus Maintenance Manager
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:, , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSW lifecycle management, systems engineering, integration validation earth observation data dissemination ground segment software engineering


    Sex Female | Date of birth 30/08/1988 | Nationality Italian





    Copernicus Maintenance Manager


    Serco s.p.a Frascati (Italy)


    Maintenance Manager of the Copernicus data dissemination contracts managed by Serco and its partners for ESA: Data Hub System (DHuS), Data and Information Access Services (DIAS-ONDA) and Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS).

    Product Assurance Planning by means of defining a standardized process to be followed for maintenance activities of all the three Copernicus contracts;

    Direct interface with the customer for requirement definition and maintenance activities planning (evolutions and corrections);

    Definition of Operational scenarios and high level system design based on customer requirements in coordination with the Service Managers. Definition of validation approach to be implemented by IVV team.

    Coordination of development and IVV activities implementing AGILE methodology. Organization of development sprints as scrum master for the various SW components to ensure the completion of planned maintenance activities;

    Interface between DHuS, DIAS and CMEMS development teams and operations team for enabling operational issues analysis and resolution.

    Business or sector Space and defence




    Junior Researcher

    SpaceDyS s.r.l., Frascati (Italy)

    Researcher in the field of the Near Earth Objects for ESA’s Space Situational Awareness programme

    Maintenance and operations of the NEO system at the NEO Coordination Centre (ESA-ESRIN) reporting directly to ESA for system anomaly analysis and status. Support to the development team for bug fixing and software design. Analysis of the system interfaces for software automation​

    NEO system CI definition and support to the configuration management team​

    Development of a Java software for the metadata extraction from FITS images. Maintenance and evolution study for the Priority List software designed for follow up observations.​

    Near Earth Objects science public outreach activities: SSA-NEO monthly newsletters, technical press releases, posting on the ESA Facebook account.

    Business or sector Space and defence


    IT system analyst

    Serco s.p.a, Frascati (Italy)

    Coordination and execution of AIV activities at ESA NEOCC (NEO Coordination Centre);

    System requirement analysis for the validation of ESA ALOS MM GS. End to end test procedures writing and automation​

    Validation of ESA Earth Observation PDGS software components as member of the PDGS AIV team: requirements analysis, regression tests plan writing, test reporting and bug analysis​

    On-demand and systematic processing chains configuration for ERS products, migration and integration of ERS SAR Linux IPF into the PDGS Multi Mission Facility Infrastructure.​

    Installation of UM-SSO for the ESA EO data dissemination web portals

    ESA Earth Observation PDGS MMFI configurations for ingestion and archiving of EO products

    Business or sector Space and defence



    Serco s.p.a, Frascati (Italy)

    AIV activities for ESA Space Situational Awareness Near Earth Objects segment. Validation of the NEO Coordination Centre (ESRIN).​

    Detailed analysis of the operational ESA EO PDGS components interactions, documentation of the EO PDGS Multi-Mission components, Meta-Data and Data workflows.

    Business or sector Space and defence


    Fellow worker

    Department of Mathematics, University of Rome " Sapienza" (University), Rome (RM) (Italy)

    Assisting High School students during evaluation tests for PLE(“Progetto Lauree Scientifiche”)

    Business or sector Education



    Secondary school of Cerreto Laziale (Rm), Cerrreto Laziale (Rm) (Italy)

    Teaching to impaired people

    Business or sector Education





    Second level Master degree in "Science and space Technology"


    University of Rome Tor Vergata" (University), Rome (Italy)

    Thesis title:"Classical orbit determination methods"


    Master's degree in Teaching and History of Mathematics


    Department of Mathematics, University of Rome "Sapienza" (University), Rome (Italy)

    Thesis title: “Modelli matematici di diffusione del virus dell’HIV/AIDS”


    Bachelor's degree in Mathematics


    Department of Mathematics, University of Rome " Sapienza", Rome (Italy)

    Thesis: “Il Principio del massimo unidimensionale e alcune applicazioni”


    High School Diploma in Classical Studies


    Liceo Classico "Amedeo di Savoia" (Secondary School), Tivoli (Italy)




    Mother tongue(s)




    Other language(s)






    Spoken interaction

    Spoken production









    Trinity College: Level 12








    Institut français - centre Saint-Louis


    Levels: A1 and A2: Basic user - B1 and B2: Independent user - C1 and C2: Proficient user

    Common European Framework of Reference for Languages


    Organisational / managerial skills

    Support to project planning and control

    Coordination of AIV teams for the definition of testing approach and testing campaign schedule.

    Coordination of developer teams (located in different countries)

    Job-related skills

    Test engineering, Support to operations, System maintenance and administration, System engineering, Software engineering, Requirement management and definition

    Training on health and safety at work

    English Technical Writing course

    QGIS course




    Associate Systems Engineering Professional (ASEP) at the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)                                   


    ECDL (European Computer Driving License)

    PRINCE2 Foundation (APMG International)

    Computer skills

    Software Applications: Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Outlook, Project), Scilab, Matlab, Mathematica

    Analysis and Design Methodologies: Yourdon/DeMarco, SySML

    Organization Standards: ECSS

    Programming Languages: C++, Unix Shell, Java, Fortran90

    Operating Systems: Windows, Mac OS, UNIX, Sun Solaris

    Technical Tools: Latex, STK, MySQL, Oracle, Enterprise Architect, Network utilities, Liferay, Glassfish, DOORS, Rational Change, Bugzilla, Jira, Git, Maven Nexus

    Others: UML, XML, Sikuli​

    Driving licence






    XII Congresso Nazionale di Scienze Planetarie: 2015

    IAA Planetary Defence Conference: 2015

    Big Data London 2018


    Member of INCOSE (International Council on Systems Engineering)

    Associate Member of the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF), Italy


    “NEO follow-up, recovery and precovery campaigns at the ESA NEO Coordination Centre”, IAU Proceeding series, M. Micheli., D. Koschny, G. Drolshagen, E. Perozzi, B. Borgia

    “The SSA NEO Segment contribution to NEO hazard monitoring and observational campaigns”, Mem. S.A.It. Vol. 75, 282,  Borgia B., Micheli M. and the SSA NEO team

    “An efficient algorithm for prioritizing NEA physical observations”, Meteoritics & Planetary Science 2017, Cortese M., Perozzi E., Micheli M., Borgia B., Dotto E., Mazzotta Epifani E., Ieva S., Barucci M. A., Perna D.

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