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     Date Submitted:15-10-2014
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     Current job:Operations Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     Keywordsexperience in space international programs, program management, people coordination and motivation, strongly motivated
    CV

    Summary

                   

     

     

    He  has 30 years of experience in Information Technology (IT), which has been acquired in 4 different industries, operating in an international context in the development of software intensive systems for civil, military and critical applications in the domains Embedded On-Board SW, Mission Planning, Monitoring and Control, Naval Systems, C4I and control of nuclear facilities. He has acquired a considerable experience in the programmatic management and since more than 15 years he is in senior management positions, coordinating a unit of about 180 people organized in Technical Areas in charge of Program Management, Production and Customer support. He supports the CEO in defining business objectives and in preparing Budget Plans (both the strategic plan and the yearly budget).

     

     

    Work experience

                   

    Dates

     

    1991 – as of today

     

    Name and address of the employer

     

    SSI - Sistemi Software Integrati SpA –  A Finmeccanica company

    Viale del Lavoro 101 – 74123 Taranto

     

     

    Type of business or sector

     

    System Software for space, defence and civil application

     

    • Occupation or position held

     

    Vice President - Operations Manager

     

    • Main activities and responsibilities

     

    from April 2011 - Head of Operations Department

    The Operations Department  incorporates  units in charge of program management, production and technical management  for the awarded contracts and for the preparation of commercial offers. In particular, reporting directly to the CEO, he is responsible for:

    ·         Ensuring availability of resources needed for  design and development of products / systems tailored to the needs of competitiveness of the Company, in terms of technical excellence, programs' schedules and costs, in line with the company business plan and with the guidelines issued by the top management

    ·         Ensuring the preparation of products / systems in accordance with the planned activities, guaranteeing the achievement of budget targets

    ·         Ensuring availability of resources needed for the preparation of the technical  and programmatic parts of commercial offers

    ·         Ensuring, for each program, the achievement of technical, time and financial goal, in line with the defined quality standards

    ·         Managing the SW Systems Support Services by exploiting the skills developed and acquired by SSI

    ·         Ensuring the investigation of innovative technologies and solutions tailored to the needs of competitiveness of the Company, in terms of technical excellence, respect of programs’ schedule and costs

    ·         Co-operating in the implementation of research plans, monitoring innovative technologies and ensuring the achievement of budget targets

    ·         Participating, in partnership with the Corporate Functions involved, in the definition of the Technological Plan

    ·         Ensuring, in coordination with the company relevant functions, the activities of Contract Management for the pertaining systems / products, both during the bidding and contractual  phase

    ·         Ensuring, for systems / products of competence, the activities for the creation of partnerships and collaborations

    ·         Ensuring, in collaboration with Marketing and Sales, the preparation of the Company’s  Business Plan

     

    The staff assigned to the Operations department is about 180 units.

     

    In the following, the previous assignments in SSI are reported.


    From January 2005 to April 2011 - Head of Engineering Department.
    The Engineering Department is responsible for the production and technical management of the acquired contracts, for the preparation of proposals and for Research and Development project. In particular he was responsible for:

     

    ·         Ensuring the achievement of cost, technical, time and quality goals  for all projects of the company, promptly identifying any deviations from the assigned objectives and the necessary corrective actions

    ·         Ensuring the proper management of technical interfaces with the customer

    ·         Managing Engineering Human Resources (identification of training needs,  motivation, performance evaluation and incentives)

    ·         Ensuring the adequacy of the technological infrastructure

    ·         Ensuring the timely implementation of business processes in the execution of project activities

    ·         Ensuring the proper implementation of budgeting, monitoring and final accounting of costs of programs, including costs related to the needed procurements

    ·         Participate in the definition of the company Technological Plan and Strategic Plan

    ·         Participate in the definition and implementation of the Business Process Improvement Plan for the achievement of the Capability Maturity Model Level 3.

     

    Until 2008, the staff assigned to the Engineering Unit had an average of 85 units. Since 2008, following the merger by incorporation of another company in the group, it rose to about 170 units.

     

    From April 2002 to December 2004– Head  of the organizational unit "Programs and Engineering", reporting directly to the CEO. The staff assigned to the unit was an average of about 90 people, with a mix of technical and programmatic skills.

    From April 1999 to March 2002 - Head of an organizational unit  "Program Management” , reporting directly to the General Manager.

    From March 1996 to March 1999 - Head of an organizational unit "Project Management and Control”, reporting directly to  the Technical Director, which was in charge for  monitoring the performance of the company projects through the methodology of Earned Value Management. In the same period, he was Project Manager for the development of the Columbus Application S/W - COAP within the International Space Station program and Project Manager for the development of the Command and Control System (C2 IPN-S) for the frigates of the Royal Navy Malaysia.

    From March 1994 to March 1996- Head of the “Ground System” Business Unit.
    In this position, he coordinated a team of 22 people for the realization of SSI projects related to the development of SW applications for ground control systems in support of the major national and international space missions.

    From May 1991 to February 1994 – System Engineer in the “Ground System” Business Unit.

    Program Manager for the development of X-SAR Mission Planning and Operations System. The X-SAR mission was a joint mission between the Italian Space Agency (ASI), the German Space Agency (DARA) and the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA). The purpose of the mission was the observation of the Earth from space, using two radar on board the Space Shuttle operating in two different bands: the Shuttle Radar Image in C-band (SIR-C) and X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (X-SAR ).

     

    Prior to assuming responsibility for the management of the program, he worked in project X-SAR, as Senior System Engineer with the following responsibilities:

    ·         Technical Representative of SSI at the plant in Laurel (MD) of Computer Sciences Corporation for the supervision of the design and development of the system of Telemetry and Remote Control

    ·         Team Leader for the design and development of two subsystems of the MPOS System Planning and Analysis System: Command Plan Generator and Data Take Selection

     

    Program Manager for the development of Tethered Satellite Special Computation SW.
    The Tethered Satellite mission was carried out jointly by NASA and ASI. The purpose of the mission was to verify the possibility of exploiting the electric current generated in a cable that passes through the earth's magnetic field using a satellite connected to the shuttle by means of a 20 Km long cable.

    Projects X-SAR and TSS required a period of about five months of S/W integration and testing performed at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston and at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.

     

     

    Dates

     

    1988 – 1991

     

    Name and address of the employer

     

    BPD Difesa e Spazio (presently  AVIO S.p.A)

    Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi, 22, Colleferro (RM)

     

    Type of business or sector

     

    Munitions and aerospace propulsion systems

     

    • Occupation or position held

     

    System Engineer

     

     

    • Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Responsible for the Inertial Guidance Laboratory
    Assigned to the Advanced Systems as a systems engineer and head of the Inertial Guidance Laboratory for  the study and simulation of guidance and control systems.

    In this position, he was responsible for the:

    ·         Design and development of a simulator  with 3-6 degrees of freedom to verify the guidance algorithm. The simulator included the simulation of the strap-down navigation sensor unit

    ·         Definition of inertial guidance equations in open loop and closed for a satellite launcher. Evaluation of the algorithm defined for a multi-stage rocket used to place a satellite weighing 500 kg in equatorial orbit at 500 km

    ·         Definition of the optimal trajectories for the SCOUT Enhanced maximizing delivered payload and orbital altitude

    ·         Definition of the hardware and software infrastructure for the inertial guidance laboratory including three axis table and trust vector control system for the simulation of missile angular motion (hardware-in-the-loop).

     

     

     

    • Dates

     

    1987 - 1988

     

    • Name and address of the employer

     

    SERIT S.p.A  joint venture fra BPD Difesa e Spazio e FIAR

    Colleferro (RM)

     

    Type of business or sector

     

    Infrared sensors

     

    • Occupation or position held

     

    System Engineer

     

     

    • Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Functional analysisand simulation of a missile fuze equipped with an infrared sensor. Development and validation of predictive algorithms, based on Kalman filter, for simultaneous tracking of multiple targets.

     

     

    • Dates

     

    1984 - 1987

     

    • Name and address of the employer

     

    Nucleosoft s.r.l

    Viale Liegi Roma

     

    Type of business or sector

     

    Monitoring and control system for nuclear research plant

     

    • Occupation or position held

     

    System Engineer Consultant

     

     

    • Main activities and responsibilities

     

    As a consultant in nuclear engineering, he was responsible for the following activities:

    ·         Design and development of the gamma radiation and neutron flux  monitoring system for the exhaust fuel re-processing of at ENEA Trisaia plant

    ·         Design and development of the neutron flux and gamma radiation monitoring system outside of a container for the handling exhaust nuclear fuel. System based on MONTECARLO calculation techniques

    ·         Design and development of a prototype for the Nuclear power plant control system

    ·         Study of the pedestrian flow in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan using infrared image processing to identify preferential flow and define a strategy for optimal heating

     

     

    Education and Training

     

    • Dates

     

    1977 – 1984

    • Name and type of organisation providing education and training

     

    University of Rome - La Sapienza

     

    • Principal subjects / professional  skills covered by the study

     

    Analysis and Design of Nuclear plants and related monitoring and control systems

    • Level in national or international classification

     

    Degree in Nuclear Engineering - Graduation mark 110/110.

    Experimental Thesis on “Neutron fluxes evaluation by measuring radioactivity induced in metal probes "

     

     

     

     

    Personal Skils and compentences

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

     

    Italian

     

    Other languages

     

     

     

    English

    Understanding

     

    proficiency

    Writing

     

    proficiency

    Speaking

     

    proficiency

     

     

     

    French

    Understanding

     

    intermediate

    Writing

     

    elementary

    Speaking

     

    elementary

     

    Social skills and competences

     

     

    He worked for many years side by side with engineers and managers in the Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC), who founded the Software Space Italy SpA (now Software Integrated Systems SpA) in joint venture with Aeritalia. Now, he regularly interfaces executives and functional leaders, both military and civilian, domestic and foreign. He has benefited from a significant experience, both working and socio-cultural, in the United States.
    Since many years, his role involves managing staff, including the setting of performance targets, their annual evaluation and the interview for the communication of the evaluation.

    Do not disdain the competition and, despite his prevailing directive attitude, prefers to mediate the constant pursuit of a collaborative relationship.

     

    Organisational skills and competences

     

     

    He acquired a high capacity to organize, coordinate and operate in a team, even multinational and interdisciplinary. This expertise was developed participating in complex projects with size medium to large (up to about 50 units), often with responsibility for management and coordination and having as sub-contractors or co-suppliers companies of national and international relevance. His organizational skills were further honed when he assumed the role of Director of Operations of the organization..ate experince entences

     

    Technical skills and competences

     

     

    He has had the opportunity to develop a strong technical expertise on software intensive systems for civil, military and critical applications in the domains Embedded On-Board SW, Mission Planning, Monitoring and Control, Naval Systems, C4I and control of nuclear facilities. He has mastered the use of methodologies and tools to support management activities (Project Control and specifically Earned Value Management, Risk Management, Cost Estimating, Project Planning and Control, WBS, OBS, PBS, CBS, Cost Management, Resource Management, Sub-contractor and Procurement Management, Budgeting, Cost Accounting).
    He has mastery of the most popular general productivity tools (Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point, Access, Project). In the early years of his career, he has designed and implemented SW Application using Fortran 77 SW, ADA and C. He has a strong familiarity with the Management by Objective.

     

    Artistic skills and competences

     

     

     

     

    Other skills and competences

     

     

    Admitted to practice as an engineer and regularly enrolled at the
    Order Of Professional Engineers of the Province of Lecce

     

     

    Patent

     

    Multifunction Mission Adaptive System. Patent No. PCT / IB2008 / 00164
    of June 20, 2008

     

     

    Additional  informations

     

    Training:

     

    -          Operating System DIGITAL VAXELN for real time application

    -          Strap-down Inertial Platform, Prof P. Savage, Strap-down Associated Inc - Minnetonka (USA)

    -          Controlli Automatici e Teoria dei Sistemi, Prof. G. Germani, Università dell’Aquila,

    -          Meccanica Celeste, Prof. M. Andrenucci, University of Pisa

    -          Software Project Management, Prof. Michael S. Deutsch Chief Scientist of HUGHES Aircraft Company, University of California, Bruxelles

    -          Digital System Development methodology (DSDM), Computer Sciences Corporation

    -          Project Control, Computer Sciences Corporation

    -          Introduction to CMM-I (SEI Qualified Trainer, 2004)

    -          Risk Management (Alenia Spazio SpA, 2004)

     

     

    Annexes

     

    None


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