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     Date Submitted:28-12-2013
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     Current job:Mission Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsSystem Operational Validation Mission Managemenr Operations Management
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    Time-span:     April 2011 – Present

    Company:      Telespazio S.p.A.

    Role:             Company “Organisation Unit” Manager

    Responsible of the “Ground Operations” Telespazio Organisation Unit, in charge to ensure:

    • operations and maintenance activities for the Spacecraft Control Centers of the Telespazio Fucino Space Center;
    • operations and maintenance activities for the Mission Control and Planning Centers of the Telespazio Fucino Space Center.

     

    Time-span:     December 2008 – Present

    Company:      Telespazio S.p.A.

    Role:             COSMO-SkyMed Mission Manager

    Overall responsible of COSMO-SkyMed (Remote Sensign system based on a four SAR satellites LEO constellation) ILS&&OPS activities, in charge to supervise, control and coordinate COSMO-SkyMed operations and teams, under nominal, as well as contingency/emergency scenarios.

    In the frame of the activity, it is also requested to exploit the following additional tasks:

    • Control of correct implementation of operational security rules, and procedures;
    • Management of a world-wide distributed GPS Fiducial Network;
    • Global Service Availability and Performance figures monitoring, and assessment, including related trend analysis;
    • Generation of Service Availability and Performance figures reports towards the Customers (Italian Space Agency – Italian Defense Ministry) at weekly, monthly and quarterly level.

    Note: The program entails the coordination and cooperation with operational/support teams world-wide located (Italy, France, Sweeden, Argentina, …)

     

    Time-span:     April 2007 –  November 2008

    Company:      Telespazio S.p.A.

    Role:             Simulation&Validation Manager

    Responsible of the design, preparation and conduction (coordinating of all involved teams) of the  COSMO-SkyMed system “Commissioning” phases.

     

    Time-span:     November 2005 –  March 2007

    Company:      Telespazio S.p.A.

    Role:             System Operations Validation Manager

    • Responsible of the design, preparation and conduction (coordinating all involved teams) of the COSMO-SkyMed “Operational Validation” phases.
    • Coordinator of the operational teams supporting the COSMO-SkyMed AIV team.

     

    Time-span:     December 2002 –  October 2005

    Company:      Telespazio S.p.A.

    Role:             Operations Engineer

    Responsible of the COSMO-skyMed Operations Enginering team, in charge to (according to ECSS applicable standards):

    • Definition of Ground Operations Requirements based on Customer Operational Requirements; 
    • Definition of overall COSMO-SkyMed Operational Concepts and Scenarios (MOCD);
    • Definition of Operational Validation Plans
    • Development and Verification/Validation of Operational Plans and Procedures;
    • Definition of COSMO-SkyMed ILS&OPS structure and organisation.

     

    Time-span:     October 2000 – November 2002

    Company:      Telespazio S.p.A.

    Role:             Project Manager

    Technical Responsible of the "Mediterranean Free Flight" european program, aimed to introduce new technologies and CNS/ATM applications on-board aircrafts, based on the following steps:

    • Technical and operational requirements definition, together with new ATC/Aircrew communication protocol and procedures;
    • AIT campaigns planning, design and execution;
    • Planning, design and execution of Model Based and Real Time simulations based on new technological and operational scenarios;
    • Flight Trials execution;
    • Operational Benefits and Safety Case evaluation.

    Note: The program entailed the cooperation with representatives of different international companies: EUROCONTROL, NLR (The Netherlands), AENA (Spain), LFV (Sweeden), DNA (France), MIA (Malta), NATS (England), HCAA (Greece).

     

    Time-span:     September 1999 – September 2000

    Company:      Telespazio S.p.A.

    Role:             Test Manager & Technical Consultant

    • Responsible of the design, preparation and execution of the System Operational Validation Soak Tests, for the LEOP, as well as for the GEO management phases, for the “Artemis” Satellite Telecommunication program.
    • Involvement in the technical feasibility phase of the wide band satellite telecommunication “Astrolink” program.
    • Responsible of the design and development of the Operational Concepts and Requirements for the “Free Flight” European Program.

     

    Time-span:     November 1997 – August 1999

    Company:      Telespazio S.p.A.

    Role:             Program Manager

    • Programs Management for the Company Remote Sensing Business Unit, ensuring the interface and management of Company International/National Key Customers (European Space Agency, Italian Defense Minister, …).

     

    Time-span:     October 1995 – October 1997

    Company:      Telespazio S.p.A.

    Role:             Test Director

    • Responsible of the design, preparation and execution of the IRIDIUM program phase A/C System Integration & Tests. In the framework of above described activity, (conducted for two years at the Motorola “Satcom” site in Chandler - Arizona), it has been ensured the coordination of an international team composed of 15 senior engineers, specialized in the different areas of satellite technology.

     

    Time-span:     June 1992 – September 1995

    Company:      Telespazio S.p.A.

    Role:             Project Manager

    • Design and Procurement of the Acquisition, Processing, Distribution and Archiving station for the SPOT satellite data, including the management of MATRA (France) and Scientific Atlanta (USA) technical interfaces).
    • Design of an integrated system for the monitoring, study and exploitation of environmental resources.
    • Design, development, integration and test of multisensor/multiplatform remote sensing systems.

     

    Time-span:     May 1991 – May 1992

    Company:      Telespazio S.p.A.

    Role:             Software Engineer

    • Design, Development and Test of a SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) data SW Processor.
    • ERS-1 mission, ground segment Software Specialist.

     


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