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    Personal information
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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:25-02-2015
     Last Modified:25-02-2015 (12:20)
    Job information
     Current job:Ground Segment System Engineer and Project Management Support
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordsground segment system engineering, project management support and operations
    CV

    Personal information

     

     

     

    Nationality

    Italian

     

     

    Date of birth

    21.03.1968

     

     

    Gender

    Female

     

     

     

     

    Work experience

     

     

     

    Dates

    August 2006 onwards

    Occupation or position held

    Ground Segment System Engineer and Project Management Support

    Main activities and responsibilities

    System Engineering, Project Management and Operational support to ESA for the various phases of the Payload Data Ground Segment (PDGS) development contracts for the SMOS (2006 - 2009), Swarm (2008 – 2014) and ADM-Aeolus (2014 – present) Earth Observation Missions.

    Name and address of employer

    Serco S.p.a. via Sciadonna, 24/26 00044 Frascati (RM) Italy

    Type of business or sector

    Space Business consultancy

     

     

    Dates

    January 2007 – December 2008

    Occupation or position held

    Part Time Consultant

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Consultancy for the processing and analysis of the data measured by the Radar Altimeter on-board the ENVISAT satellite in order to update the scientific data processing facility and to assess the performance of the instrument.

    Name and address of employer

    IsardSAT Parc Tecnològic BCNord, Carrer de Marie Curie 8-14 08042Barcelona Spain

    Type of business or sector

    Space Business consultancy

     

     

    Dates

    January 1997 – July 2006

    Occupation or position held

    Remote Sensing and Data Quality Engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Scientific and operational support to ESA for the processing and analysis of the data measured by the Radar Altimeters on board ERS and ENVISAT Earth Observation Missions in order to control the quality of the data and to detect and explain eventual anomalies in the performance of the instrument or of the Ground Segment.

    Name and address of employer

    Serco S.p.a. via Sciadonna, 24/26 00044 Frascati (RM) Italy

    Type of business or sector

    Space Business consultancy

     

     

    Dates

    January 1994 – December 1996

    Occupation or position held

    Various training positions in the field of Electromagnetic and Telecommunications research.

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Trainee

    Name and address of employer

    TNO, The Netherlands, ESA-ESTEC, The Netherlands, CSELT, Italy

    Type of business or sector

    Military/Space/Telecommunications Business

     

     

    Education and training

     

     

     

    Dates

    June 2013

    Title of qualification awarded

    PRINCE2 Practitioner Training and Certification

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    QRP International

    Level in national or international classification

    Certification, Reg. No P2R/NLPB188556

    Dates

    March 2012

    Title of qualification awarded

    ITIL V3 Foundation Training and Certification

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    QRP International

    Level in national or international classification

    Certification, Reg. No ITIL/NL029369

    Dates

    March 2011

    Title of qualification awarded

    PRINCE2 Foundation Training and Certification

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    QRP International

    Level in national or international classification

    Certification, Reg. No P2R/NLPB134413

    Dates

    September 2000

    Title of qualification awarded

      Remote sensing of atmosphere and ocean from space: models, instruments and techniques

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

      International Summer School on Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, University of L'Aquila,

      L'Aquila, Italy

     

    Dates

    1986 - 1993

    Title of qualification awarded

    Master of Science

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Electronic Engineering at the Engineering Faculty; Specialization: Telecommunications

    Final mark 110/110 cum laude

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Universityof Florence, Florence, Italy

    Level in national or international classification

    National classification: Laurea

     

     

    Personal skills and competences

     

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Italian

     

     

    Other language(s)

    English, Dutch, French (beginner)

     

     

    Social skills and competences

    Good interpersonal and communication skills: I have always worked in an international environment being in contact withcompanies and people of various backgrounds

     

     

    Organisational skills and competences

    Proactive approach to solving problems, enthusiasm and a willingness to take on new challenges: acquired during my engineering studies and reinforced during my whole career.

     

    Experience in procurement, project management, reviews and milestone achievement: gained in particular during the last seven years of my career while working astechnical and management support to ESA for PDGS projects implemented by external contractors.

     

     

    Technical skills and competences

    Experience in ground segment system engineering, project management support and operations in the field of Earth Observation:

    • Coordination amongst the different PDGS players by acting as interface amongst several PDGS sub-system developers and towards the PDGS responsible persons.
    • Support to project risk analysis, project implementation plan editing and definition of the various milestones.
    • System Requirements Definition of the various facilities including Mission Documentation review; understanding of Mission requirements and translation of those to Ground Segment Requirements.
    • Architectural design; allocation of requirements to the various subsystems; definition of their specific configurations and trade-off analysis. Definition of PDGS external interfaces.
    • Preparation of Statements of Work and supporting Technical Documentation for upcoming ITT and CCNs; review of technical proposals from external contractors; review of Project Technical documentation during the various milestones of the development contracts in line with the ECSS standards; supervision of industrial teams during the development phase while taking care of the configuration control and system non-conformances tracking.
    • System integration; validation and verification tests.
    • Ground Segment Overall Validation organization and execution
    • Ground Segment transfer to operations and Commissioning phase: Management of SMOS-LTA system transfer to operations and second line support to operations; Participation in Swarm PDGS Commissioning Phase preparation and execution.
    • Operational data product quality control, sensor and mission performance monitoring:

    o    Interaction with the Scientific Community, payload experts and Ground Segment operations teams.

    o    Identification and implementation of work-around to ensure continuation of operations

    o    Knowledge of Earth Observation payload hardware and measuring philosophy; familiarity with the algorithms used for on-ground and on-board processing.

     

     

    Computer skills and competences

       Proficiency in MS Office tools and IDL programming.

    Basic knowledge of UNIX/LINUX scripting.

     

     

    Driving licence

    Category B

     

     

    Additional information

    References can be supplied on request

     

    PUBLICATIONS (selection)

    • R. Francis, A. Martini, M. Roca, P. Femenias, S. Mingot, Identification and Correction of Clock Asymmetry in the ERS-1 and ERS-2 Radar Altimeters, ERS-ENVISAT Symposium, 16-20 October 2000, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    • A. Martini, P. Femenias, M. Milagro Perez, G. Alberti, RA-2 S-Band Anomaly: Detection and Waveforms Reconstruction, ENVISAT Symposium, 6-10 September 2004, Salzburg, Austria.
    • A. Martini, C. N. Loddo, Y. Faugère, B. Soussi, O. Z. Zanife and J. Dorandeu, The use of data-quality information for optimal scientific application of altimetric data, 15 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry Symposium, 13-18 March 2006, Venice, Italy


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