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     Date Submitted:10-01-2014
     Last Modified:10-01-2014 (04:42)
    Job information
     Current job:Galileo System Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsSenior AIVV system engineer

    Work experience



    1997 – ongoing

    Occupation or position held

    Galileo System Accreditation Engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Engaged in the Galileo Accreditation activities as part of System Support Work Package for ESA. Currently focuses on the System design contribution to security risk analysis and follow-up of segments (space and ground) for accreditation activities.

    The activities involve, in particular:

    - performing the necessary system, segments and element level design analysis concerning

    security and provision of inputs to security risk analysis;

    - contributing to the definition of security measures to be implemented at technical level within


    - interacting with segment accreditation teams;

    - analyses of the security impact of system/segments design deviations and manufacturing non-conformances for accreditation aspects;

    - analyses and follow-up of segment vulnerabilities raised as part of testing campaign results;

    - reporting of analyses and review results to the customer


    From 2006 until 2011, engaged in the Galileo System ground-to-space compatibility verification/testing activities, in particular in relation to:

    - definition of End-to-End verification methodology for system interface requirements, test campaign

    definition and relevant planning;

    - coordination of engineering system team for tasks relating to the system analysis/verification;

    - supervision and coordination of engineering activities performed by subcontractors;

    - specification and follow-up of tools for system verification.

    - analysis of Galileo segments design and review of the relevant documentation;

    - evaluation of the Galileo segments testing approach and review of the relevant AIV documentation (including the classified one);


    From 1997 until 2006 engaged in the design department, gaining significant experience in spacecraft system engineering and system AIV/AIT. Development of the ICS (AOC integrated control platform sub-system) for low earth orbit satellites, with a particular regard to verification and testing of the on-board processor and the relevant avionic sensors/actuators (GPS receiver, star-tracker, sun-sensor, magnetometer, magneto-torque, reaction wheels, thruster).

    Performance analysis by means of mathematical simulation tools (spacecraft COSMO and Radarsat-2 project).

    Definition of telemetry and telecommand engineering data-base according to ESA standards (for the spacecraft projects COSMO, Radarsat-2 and SICRAL).

    Testing and verification of the AOCS subsystem for SICRAL geostationary military satellite.

    One year stay in Toulouse (France), at Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales for the SICRAL satellite testing campaign, including:


    - environmental tests (thermal vacuum, vibration, acoustic, separation etc.)

    - classified tests

    Participation in the launch campaign of the SICRAL satellite in Kourou cosmodrome, supporting the preparation of launch activities and ensuring the spacecraft readiness during the launch phase.

    Integration and tests on 64 satellite belonging to the Globalstar constellation for satellite mobile communication.

    Name and address of employer

    Thales Alenia Space Italia S.p.A.

    Via Saccomuro 24, 00131 – Rome, Italy

    Type of business or sector




    Education and training




    Title of qualification awarded

    University Degree in Electronic Engineering (5 years)

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Specialization in electronic circuits.

    Thesis: by using MatLab environment, development of a model of a GPS receiver (with a particular regard to the DLL sub-system) for space applications, with the aim to determine the accuracy of pseudo-range measurements for a low-orbit satellite.

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Department of Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy

    Level in national or international classification






    Title of qualification awarded

    Course in Export Control (including EAR & ITAR)





    Title of qualification awarded

    Course and Training in Risk and Opportunity Management (Thales University)





    Title of qualification awarded

    Course and Training in Bid Management (Thales University)





    Title of qualification awarded

    Course and Training in Program Management (Thales University)





    Personal skills and competences




    Mother tongue(s)




    Other language(s)

    English, French



    Social skills and competences

    Broad experience in working in international and highly technological environments.

    Attitude to the team-work, significant communication and inter-personal skills.



    Organisational skills and competences

    Ability to face highly demanding requirements and time restraints.

    Competences in the project development, management and team-work coordination.

    Active and dynamic approach to problems, strong problem solving skills.



    Technical skills and competences

    Significant experience in GNSS system design, manufacturing, test and engineering.

    Extensive knowledge and understanding of satellite design, assembly integration and test.

    Excellent knowledge of CDMA and spread-spectrum technique.



    Computer skills and competences

    Excellent knowledge of operating systems Windows, Linux.

    Excellent knowledge of Windows Word, Excel, Access, Power Point.

    Excellent knowledge of mathematical environment MatLab and Simulink.

    Excellent knowledge of the programming languages: C/C++, Visual Basic, CVI.

    Good knowledge of TCP/IP communication protocols.

    Good knowledge of the DOORS data base.





    Other skills and competences

    Excellent skill for supervision and coordination of engineering activities performed both by internal team

    as well as by subcontractor.



    Driving licence

    Types A and B



    Additional information

    Personal security clearance from the Italian Security Authority.

    Author of several papers on Ground to Space compatibility verification strategies.

    Admitted to the Italian Roll of Engineers.



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