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     Date Submitted:23-09-2013
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     Current job:ESA data dissemination engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
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    PERSONAL INFORMATION

    Sex Male | Date of birth  23/10/1980 | Nationality Italian

     

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

     

    01 March 2014 - onwards

    Data Dissemination Engineering

    SERCO for ESA/Esrin (near site) – Via Sciadonna, 24 – 00044 – Frascati (RM) 

    ▪  Involved in the “DISSHARM” ESA project for file harmonisation and data dissemination.

    ▪  Deep knowledge in Java programming, OGC  XSD, XML, XmlBeans and GeoTools Java libraries, Axis2

    ▪  Configuration of Linux Server used for the data dissemination (selinux, iptables, httpd, vsftpd)

    ▪  URD and specification document writing

    Business or sector Services and consulting company.

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

     

    19 August 2009 – 28 February 2014

    Support Engineering

    SERCO for ESA/Esrin (near site) – Via Sciadonna, 24 – 00044 – Frascati (RM) 

    ▪  Support to the operations for the resolution of issues related to ESA infrastructure and network link. Experience of working on operational Earth observation missions.

    ▪  Excellent knowledge of EO payload data system.

    ▪  Validation and integration of released software with installation, ICD (Interface Control Document) checks between the facilities, system analysis and design.

    ▪  Experience in requirements analysis due to a complete interaction with Software engineering team and directly with software maintainers.

    ▪  Experience in managing data processing, data dissemination and archiving for ESA missions.

    ▪  Deep knowledge of MMFI chain and MMUS chain (of ESA data catalogues and ordering facilities) with the results of a full chain overview of the data chains starting from the acquisition (MMFI side) to the products delivery to the users (MMUS side). Overview of data chains relative to Envisat, GOCE, SMOS, ERS-1, ERS-2, Cryosat (ESA missions) and ESA TPM missions like Kompsat, Landsat,  ALOS, GOSAT, NOAA, SPOT.

    ▪  Excellent knowledge in Document writing and understanding.

    Business or sector Services and consulting company.

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

     

    26 March 2009 - 15 August 2009

    Shift Operator

    SERCO for ESA/Esrin (near site) – Via Sciadonna, 24 – 00044 – Frascati (RM) 

    ▪  Operational check of ENVISAT and ERS2 missions acquisition control and data dissemination.

    ▪  During this period I understood very quickly MMFI and acquisition infrastructures and for this reason I have been able to keep a training of 1 month for Serco shift operator team in Birmingham (UK).

    Business or sector   European Space Research Institute

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

     

    17 June 2007 - 20 March 2009

    Operational environment.

    SKY Italia S.r.l. – Via Salaria, 1021 - Rome

    ▪  Monitoring of the business area, activation of smart card, reporting and operation on dedicated servers with proprietary software.

     

    Business or sector    Digital Italian Pay TV, Italian entertainment services.

     

     

     

     

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

     

    13 December 2006 - 16 June 2007

    Collaboration with the HR and Purchase Office.

    Consedin (Marifin Group) -  Via Francesco Gentile, 135 - 00173 - Rome

    ▪  Internal operations related to the HR and Purchase Office activity.

     

    Business or sector  Consulting Company that provides training, public founds management for the Public Administration and Information Technology services to medium and large size companies

     

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

     

    2 May 2004 -  30 April 2006

    Hardware/Software technician on-site.

    Service Net S.r.l. - Via Simone De Saint Bon, 89 - 00195 - Rome

    ▪  Resolution of technical problems, both Hardware and Software, directly on the field.

    ▪  Management of small networks, installation and configuration of network printers, user’s domain configuration, databases and issues related to IT support companies.

    Business or sector   Service Net S.r.l. is a services and consulting company.

     

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

     

    7 October 2003 -  20 December 2003

    Computer room administrator and architect.

    Istituto Comprensivo di Poli - Via Tivoli– 00010 – Poli (RM)

    ▪  Hardware and Software support for the implementation of a Computer room.

    Business or sector    Primary school.

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

     

    September 1999 – onwards

    Attending Computer Science Degree (Bachelor's degree, 3 exams missing)

     

    Facoltà di Ingegneria, Università degli studi di Roma II – Tor Vergata

    ▪  Fundamentals of Computing,  Computer Architecture, Software Engineering, Object-Oriented Programming , Algorithms and Data Structures, Probability Theory, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Databases, Signals and Networks, Digital Signal Analysis and Transmission, Computer Networks.

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

     

    September 1994 – July 1999

    High School Diploma in Electronics and Telecommunications

     

    Istituto Tecnico Industriale Statale “Enrico Fermi” – Via Cesare Minardi  - 00044  - Frascati (RM

    ▪  Computer, Electronic, Network system, Mathematic.

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

     

    22 July 2011

    Apple Certified Support Professional 10.6 certification

     

    Apple Certified Support.

     

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

     

    03  November 2011

    Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

     

    Red Hat System Administrator.

     

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Italian

     

     

     Exite

     

     

    Other language(s)

    UNDERSTANDING

    SPEAKING

    WRITING

    Listening

    Reading

    Spoken interaction

    Spoken production

     

    English

    Fluent

    Fluent

    Fluent

    Fluent

    Fluent

     

    A2 attendance

    French

    Basic

    Basic

    Basic

    Basic

    Basic

     

     

     

    Levels: A1/2: Basic user - B1/2: Independent user - C1/2 Proficient user

    Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

     

    Communication skills

    ▪  Good capabilities of teamwork and team building experience.

     

    Computer skills

    Computer skills and competences acquired during the training and practice in both academic and at work:

    • Excellent knowledge of  Windows  OS and Microsoft Office.

    • Good knowledge of graphical tools:  Adobe Photoshop, Gimp.

    • Excellent knowledge of Linux and MacOsx environment.

    • Good knowledge of programming: Pascal, C, C++.

    • Excellent knowledge of Object-Oriented programming: Java.

    • Excellent knowledge of  Database implementation and utilisation: Mysql, Entity-relationship models.

    • Excellent knowledge of ORACLE databases (complex queries or pl/sql with an overview to the DBA side).

    • Deep knowledge of UML, XML and SOAP protocol.

    • Excellent knowledge of  network domain and IP protocol.

    • Excellent knowledge of Bash/sh Linux shell programming.

    • Excellent knowledge of PHP programming.

    • Excellent knowledge of CMS utilisation and implementation.

    • Good knowledge of various Frameworks: Struts, Spring, jQuery.

    • Excellent knowledge of HTML programming.

    • Excellent knowledge of OGC XSD and GeoTools Java libraries

    • Excellent knowledge of Axis2

     

     

    Other skills

    Skills acquired during the training and practice on the field:

    • Able to analyse

    • Different approach in problem solving

    • Network security

    • System analysis and design

    ▪  Requirements analysis

     

    Driving licence

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