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     Date Submitted:17-12-2013
     Last Modified:17-12-2013 (01:19)
    Job information
     Current job:Senior Software Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within 3months
     KeywordsC++ Java Qt Linux SCOS PUS RCP Software PDGS GIS GSTVi COTS BIRT GDB GIT SVN SQL MySQL Postgres TCP/IP

    Date and country of birth 3rd February 1983 - Paris (France)
    Nationality Italian
    Work experience
    Date April 2011 to Date
    Occupation or position held Senior Software Engineer
    Main activities and responsibilities " Maintenance and development of ESA/ESOC Spacecraft and Ground components.
    I have been involved in the maintenance of Ground and Simulator components like SIMSAT, GSTVi, SCOS 2k Packet Archive (PARC) and WSPC-SLE Gateway

    Software Engineer for Sentinel-1 Payload Data Ground Segment.
    I'm responsible of the software development of many parts such as PostgreSQL Database architecture, Report Engine, MMI and Reports Web Application. This latter module consists in a PHP web application that allows users to catalogue and browse PDF reports stored on the web server machine. The MMI is an Eclipse RCP product that exposes functionalities like manual reporting and configuration files editing. The Report Engine is a collection of Eclipse RCP plug-ins which represents the core of the Sentinel-1 PDGS reporting. The various reports have been generated using Eclipse BIRT framework. This module is responsible to generate output reports in various formats such as PDF and XML.

    Software Engineer for File-Based Operations Study (FibOps).
    ESA/ESOC Study of file based operations concepts in order to demonstrate the feasibility of end-to-end file-based operations based on the use of CFDP, using the RASTA test facility to simulate the spacecraft, GSTVi components and SCOS 2000 (S2K) for control system functionality.

    Software Engineer for Harmonised Space and Ground Monitoring and Control (HamNEgs).
    ESA/ESOC Study investigates use of the ECSS Packet Utilisation Standard, CCSDS Mission Operations services, and CCSDS File Delivery Protocol in the context of EGS-CC, by analysis and prototyping.

    Deputy Study Manager for Flight Control Team (FCT) Multi Agent System (MAS).
    The aim of this study consists of prototyping a hybrid multi agent architecture which supports the Flight Control Team tasks in routine operations.

    On-Site software support for Metop-B LEOP (Launch and Early Orbit Phase).

    Documentation and testing

    Name of employer Telespazio VEGA GmbH
    Type of business sector Space

    Date January 2010 to March 2011
    Occupation or position held Software Engineer
    Main activities and responsibilities " Design and development of Human Machine Interface (HMI) using C++ and Nokia Qt SDK on embedded GNU/Linux environment.
    " Development and testing of software simulators.
    " Deep use of OMG communication middleware like DDS and CORBA.
    " Documentation.
    Name of employer Intecs S.p.A.
    Type of business sector Defense
    Date December 2008 - December 2009

    Occupation or position held Analyst Developer
    Main activities and responsibilities Apprenticeship contract about design and development of Web enterprise applications using Java J2EE. Deep usage of technologies and frameworks like Struts2, Spring - IoC and AoP, Hibernate and AJAX.
    Name of employer Praxis Calcolo S.p.A.
    Type of business sector IT Services
    Date February 2008 - September 2008
    Occupation or position held Developer
    Main activities and responsibilities Internship about the design and development of an application written in C++/Nokia Qt SDK for advanced creation of virtual networks.
    Name of employer Information and Automation Department, "Roma Tre" University
    Type of business sector R&D
    Date April 2007
    Occupation or position held Seminar presenter
    Main activities and responsibilities Seminar topic: "Linux Kernel Memory Management", supervisor Prof. Maurizio Pizzonia.
    Name of employer Information and Automation Department, "Roma Tre" University
    Type of business sector R&D
    Date July 2005 - November 2005
    Occupation or position held Developer
    Main activities and responsibilities Cooperation contract to design and develop a Web portal with a Content Management System (CMS) for a scientific organization.
    Name of employer Cantieri Informatici S.r.l.
    Type of business sector IT Services
    Date November 2004 - October 2005
    Occupation or position held Laboratory responsible
    Main activities and responsibilities Management of people inside the computer science laboratory "Campus One" at the Information and Automation Department of "Roma Tre" University.
    Name of employer Information and Automation Department, "Roma Tre" University.
    Type of business sector Management
    Date September 2003 - July 2004
    Occupation or position held Promoter
    Main activities and responsibilities Cooperation contract for the promotion of Nokia and Philips products.
    Name of employer Italian Promotion Service S.r.l.
    Type of business sector Services

    September 2012 Certified as "PRINCE2 Foundation Examination"
    November 2010 Certified as "Nokia Qt Essentials Curriculum 010-001"
    March 2010 Certified as "Sun Microsystems Java Standard Edition 5.0 Programmer"
    March 2009 Owning the State Approval of the Engineering profession in Italy.
    January 2006 - October 2008 "Roma Tre" University, Rome.
    Master Degree in Computer Science Engineering with vote 95/110.
    Thesis topic: "Design and development of an environment for the advanced configuration of virtual networks", supervisor Prof. Maurizio Pizzonia.
    October 2002 - December 2005 "Roma Tre" University, Rome.
    Bachelor Degree in Computer Science Engineering with vote 94/110.
    Thesis topic: "Design and development of a Web Content Management System", supervisor Prof. Paolo Atzeni.
    Personal skills and competences 
    Mother tongue Italian
    Other languages English: fluent
    German: basic
    Social skills and competences " Good attitude to teamwork and in conditions that require adaptability and flexibility.
    " Sociality, diplomacy, tact, rapid integration in different social groups and spaces.
    " Public speaking and communication skills.
    Organizational skills and competences " Good abilities for synthetic and global views over concrete situations.
    " Excellent in autonomous work, due to problem-solving attitude, and strong objective-oriented capacity.
    " Capable to work at high speed and under pressure.
    Technical skills and competences " Analysis/Design
     " Deep knowledge of key processes for software development.
     " Advanced use of Unified Model Language and its standard documents: Sequence Diagrams, Communication Diagrams, Class Diagrams, Activity diagrams, Use Case Diagrams, Collaboration Diagrams.
     " Advanced knowledge of object oriented analysis and design principles and Patterns.
     Programming skills
     " Deep knowledge of Java J2SE (Certified) and J2EE.
     " Advanced knowledge of standard C++ language and Nokia Qt SDK (Certified).
     " Advanced knowledge of ISO C language, POSIX standard on GNU/Linux OS and Windows (through MinGW environment)
     " Good knowledge of scripting languages like Bash and Python.
     " Deep knowledge of PHP language.
     " Basic knowledge of C# (.NET 2008)
     " Academic knowledge of Assembler 8086.
     " Advanced knowledge of Struts, ORM Hibernate and Spring frameworks.
     " Configuration and use of J2EE technologies like Java RMI, JSP/Servlet and Web-Service standard (SOAP, WSDL) with GlassFish Application Server.
     " Environments and IDE: Eclipse, NetBeans, Kdevelop, QtCreator, Visual Studio 2008.
     " Good knowledge of the technologies underlying database management.
     " Good knowledge of the SQL query language.
     " Good knowledge of DBMS: PostgreSQL, MySQL.
     " Academic knowledge of data warehousing.
     " Good knowledge of the most important network devices and their configuration.
     " Good knowledge of Ethernet protocols, suite TCP/IP, 802.11, VLAN.
     " Deep knowledge and use of W3C XHTML, CSS, XML, XPATH, XSLT and XQUERY.
     " Advanced knowledge of Javascript programming language and AJAX technology.
     " Good knowledge and configuration of Web Server: Apache, Jakarta Tomcat, Lighttpd.
     " Good knowledge of CORBA OMG standard - ACE/TAO and OmniORB library.
     " Advanced knowledge of DDS (Data Distribution Service) OMG standard - RTI and OpenSplice.
     Operating Systems
     " Advanced knowledge (user level / admin level) of Microsoft Windows 95 - 98 - 2000 - XP.
     " Deep knowledge (user level / admin level) of GNU/Linux system also used in embedded systems. Distributions: "Gentoo", "Slackware", "Arch", "Debian" and "RedHat" derivate.
     " Academic knowledge of FreeBSD and Open Solaris.
     " Advanced knowledge of productivity suite: Microsoft Office (XP, 2003, 2010), OpenOffice/LibreOffice suite.
     " Good knowledge of LaTeX.
     " Advanced knowledge of software version control systems like Subversion (SVN) and Git.
    Additional information Owning car driving license. Available to travel and relocate.

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