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     Date Submitted:25-08-2014
     Last Modified:02-10-2014 (10:22)
    Job information
     Current job:Ground Segment Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsGround User Services Responsible

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    Birth Date:

    02 May 1968









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    Name of University / Establishment / Institution

    Laurea in “Ingegneria Informatica ed automatica” (IT engineer) from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”

    Current Position

    At Next SpA – Italy as middle manager covering role of Goktürk User Service Sub-system Technical Manager.

    Summary of expertise

    Sergio has been a dedicated Software Engineer and then a Project leader for the last 10 years. Sergio at this moment is responsible for the provisioning of an entire ground sub-system of optical satellite (GÖKTÜRK programme). In the past Sergio was focused on different roles and in particular it is responsible (Project manager and project team coordinator) of two ASI (Agenzia Spaziale Italian) projects (SiGRiS and SRV) and system engineer of EU project (TELEIOS). Moreover he is involved as IT consultant in bidding teams devoted to prepare proposal for IT tenders. Sergio also has a consolidated experience in the Calibration/Validation and Quality Control projects (developed for EUM) as responsible for IT infrastructure and database architecture. He has a consolidated experience in team coordination, requirements analysis, design (according to the major methodologies as for example object oriented analysis, UML modelling, design patterns architecture and OGC protocols), coding, testing and integration. He did Project AIV with Rational Suite (Rose, RequisitePro) and Project Management tracker tool as JIRA (Atlassian) and Redmine.

    Summary of Skills and Qualifications

    Summary of Skills

    ·Ground Engineer in a space projects

    ·Technical leader.

    ·IT consultant in bidding teams devoted to prepare technical proposal for IT tenders.

    ·Senior system engineer.


    Workstation and PCs

    Operating Systems

    LINUX (Red hat, CETOS, Suse), IBM AIX, SUN OS, Microsof Windows


    Project tracker Management tool:



    Microsoft project

    Programming languages:

    C++, C, Shell scripts (BASH,KSH,CSH), PROC++, PROC, PHP, HTML, PL/SQL, VB .NET, C#, ESRI ARCGIS SDKs (ARCObjects)

    Engineering Tools

    Architectural and design aid instruments support:

    Rational Suite (UML Rational Rose, RequisitePro, Rational Rose data modeller); Microsoft Visio; Purify, Cantata


    Oracle and Oracle spatial, Informix and geodetic datablade, MySQL, postgres.

    Configuration & Control Instrument:

    CVS, All Change, Clear case, SCCS

    Software frameworks:


    Microsoft .NET


    Knowledge Tree,

    Office suite

    Design Methodologies/Protocols

    Object Oriented Analysis and Design,

    Unified Modelling Language (UML)

    Design Patterns

    OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) protocols

    Requirements designer.

    Infrastructural system architect.

    Product Standards

    ECSS Standards

    MIL Standards

    Professional Experience

    2012 - onwards

    Next S.p.A

    Ground System Engineer


    2012 – onwards

    Goktürk Satellite Programme. The Goktürk is a Turkish optical satellite developed by a joint venture between Telespazio S.p.A. and Thales Alenia Space France having Turkish Air Force  (TurAF)  as final user and Turkish Defense Ministry as customer.

    The program is composed by two segments: Satellite segment and Ground segment. The ground segment is composed by five sub-system, one of them is USS (User Service Sub-system), the USS is responsible for entire End User Chain in term of deposit of Service Request coming from the final user up to dissemination of required product. The  End User is able to require a low level product and/or high level product, via Service Request. The request is managed at USS level (Service Access Point facility) to check its feasibility and to generate the acquisition plan to be route to the Mission planner (outside to USS purpose). When the image is available, the satellite is responsible for downloading the image and the antenna (outside to USS purpose) is in charge for providing the image data to USS (Data handling Function facility), the incoming image data is processed in order to generate low level product (Ingestion and Processing Service facility from raw data up to L2 product) and if required to generate high level product (Image Exploitation Service facility from L2 up to L6). The raw data and all generated data are stored in a dedicated archive and at end the required products are disseminated to the end user as required (Catalogue Archive and Dissemination facility). In addition in the frame of USS there is a dedicated facility to assess the image quality and to perform a calibration activity (Calibration and Quality Service facility). From management point of view the USS is composed by several supplier: 1 Turkish Supplier (ASELSAN) devoted to develop 4 facilities; 1 French Supplier (Thales Services) responsible for low level processing chain and calibration and image quality assessment facilities; 1 Italian Supplier responsible for raw data provisioning facility. In the frame of USS the role covered is a Technical Responsible covering all the management and technical aspect with supplier, end user and Customer.

    2000 – 2012

    Advanced Computer Systems A.C.S. S.p.A. Rome

    Senior System Engineer and Project Leader


    System Engineer in TELEIOS (flooding and fire risks) projectsponsored by EU in the seventh frame programme  and responsible for the development team.  The contract foresees six partners, including research institutes and industries. The aim of project is to develop a “decision support system”, to support organization relief in having a more information about environmental disasters.



    SiGRiS (Sistema Gestione Rischio Sismico) Customer ASI, Role:Technical leader. The aim of the project, it is to define, develop and demonstrate tools and products, based on the EO data, to support the risk management decision procedures related to Italian seismic risks. This is achieved through the generation of specific added value products created by using Earth Observation data, SAR and Optical sensors. and the dissemination of the information to the end-users(Italian Civil Protection)



    SRV(Sistema Rischio Vulcanico) Customer ASI, Role Senior system engineer. The aim of the project it is to define, develop and demonstrate tools and products, based on the EO data, to support the risk management decision procedures related to Volcanic risk in Italy. The system includes also a component for the dissemination of the information to the end-users.



    Preview (PREVention, Information and Early Warning) Earthquake and Volcanoes service: The role on project is technical leader. The project is an OPEN GIS WEB client (Web Map Server e Web Feature Server) it has been developed using a Map Bender framework integrating and customizing it via PHP technology. Preview is part of European GMES initiative. In particular ACS has been responsible for developing earthquake and volcanoes service.



    EPS CVF (Calibration Validation Facility) for EUMETSAT:The role covered was database design Architect (Informix 9.x, MySQL, Postgres), DB expert and database interface development manager. Moreover he has taken in charge the System Integration Manager role and Configuration Manager role.



    EPS QCF (Quality control Facility) for EUMETSAT:The role was database design Architect (Oracle 8.1) and database interface development manager (PRO C++). Moreover he has taken in charge the DB Expert role and System Integration Manager role.



    Envisat IECF (Instrument Engineering Calibration Facility) for ESA. The role was database design Architect (Oracle 8.0) and database interface development manager (PRO C). Moreover he has taken in charge the System Integration Manager.


    Cap Gemini Italia S.p.A. Rome

    Software Engineer



    Envisat IECF (Instrument Engineering Calibration Facility) for ESA: The role was database design Architect (Oracle 8.0) and database interface development manager (PRO C).; Moreover he has taken in charge the System Integration Manager.



    Envisat RA2/MWR Facility (Radar Altimeter 2 and Micro Wave Radiometric Facility) for ESA:Developer and responsible of “system tasks communications” sub-system ()multi-tasking, shared memory, message queue) and development responsible of I/O sub-system with external interface. (I/O protocol).




    Theorematica Srl- Telecommunication

    Junior Engineer



    Junior Engineer involved in telecommunication project


    The Eurorisk-Preview project: earthquake prone areas monitored by means of ENVISAT and ERS data. P. Berardino, C. Bignami, M. F. Buongiorno, Z. Cagnan, M. G. Ciminelli, M. Costantini, M. Corsi, T. Ganas, R. Lanari, F. Malvarosa, F. Minati, M. Musacchio, O. Ozel, G. Pace, D. Pellegrino, S. Perelli, S. Rurigliano, S. Stramondo

    Volcanic Risk management: FP6 Preview-Eurorisk pre-operative test applied to Mt. Etna 2006 eruption Spinetti C, Colini L, Buongiorno MF, Cardaci C, Ciminelli G, Corradini S, Guglielmino F, Musacchio M, Pace G, Pellegrino D, Perelli S, Pietranera L, Puglisi G, Soddu P


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