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     Date Submitted:26-02-2015
     Last Modified:05-03-2015 (06:50)
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     Current job:IVV Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, ,
     KeywordsGround Segment, Earth Observation, Satellite Monitoring and Control, Integration, Verification, Validation, Real-Time Systems, Distributed Systems, Linux Kernel, Unix, Posix
    CV

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    from 2009
    - GMV Aerospace and Defence, S.A.

    as IVV Manager

    LEO EO SAR Satellite Flight Operational Control Centre integration and verification

    ·     Responsible for integration and verification of the control centre including mission control, mission planning and flight dynamics subsystems, and integration of the control centre within the mission ground segment.

    ·     Validation campaign planning and execution on-site, coordinating the validation team

    ·     Follow-up of subsystem activities

    ·     ICD and requirements management

    ·     Issue tracking and resolution, interaction with customer

    ·     Support to project management

    Key technologies: SAR Imagery, Flight Dynamics, Satellite orbit determination and control, PUS, CCSDS packet telemetry standards, XML.

    Tools: ESA/ESOC SCOS-2000, GMV Focussuite, GMV Flexplan, ESA GFTS, IBM Rational DOORS, EADS Casa-Espacio Spacecraft Simulator (based on Terrasar-X SCSIM).



    as Technical Leader

    Coordination of satellites operational procedure re-engineering activities for a fleet of operational satellites.

    Key technologies: Satellite communication systems, Astrium Eurostar 2000/3000, PUS.

    Tools:  GMV hiFly, .



    High-level specification and design of Payload Data Ground Segment evolutions for EO missions.

    ·     Requirement analysis and assessment of impact on existing architecture, requirement derivation, high level architectural design.

    Key technologies: EO PDGS, EO data archival and dissemination.

    Tools: IBM DOORS, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.


    as Project Engineer

    Design and deployment of a scalable, distributed data storage and distribution system prototype based on dCache for EO payload data.

    ·     Configuration and deployment of a multi-node virtualized instance of dCache.

    ·     Assessment of performance metrics and requirements compliance.

    Key technologies: Linux, Virtualization, Cloud Storage, Hierarchical Storage Manager (HSM)

    Tools: dCache, VirtualBox


    Galileo RTOS issue tracking management

    ·     LynxOS-178 RTOS issue tracking.

    ·     Remote and on-site support to Galileo GMS customer and RTOS provider for issue analysis and testing.

    ·     Deployment and integration of new versions of the RTOS in the Galileo OSPF SW environment.

    Key technologies: RTOS, SNMP, TCP/IP, FTP, Posix.1 (including .1a, .1b, .1c), Unix, network traffic analysis, network protocol debugging.

    Tools: Lynuxworks LynxOS-178, Lynuxworks LCS, Lynuxworks Spyker, Wireshark, gcc, gdb.



    ESA EGNOS CPF-PS Real Time Management and Communications system

    ·     Product handover and integration at GMV premises.

    ·     HW/SW technology surveys, product evolution design.

    Key technologies: DAL-B SW development and verification.

    Tools: LTDA Testbed, Lynuxworks LynxOS 3.11, Wind River VxWorks.



    DAL-B Embedded Software unit test design and coding

    ·     Design, optimization and maintenance of unit tests on an embedded software

    Key technologies: C++, DSP-based SW development and verification, Texas Instruments TMS320 family.

    Tools: TI Code Composer Studio, JTAG, QA Cantata++.



    Satellite Mission Planning software software development

    ·     Software modules design and implementation to cover mission-specific requirements.

    Key technologies: C++, SQL, Satellite Mission Planning, Syntetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imaging radar operations and commanding.

    Tools: GMV Flexplan, Eclipse CDT, MySQL.



    Galileo Orbit and Synchronization Processing Facility (OSPF) Real Time Monitoring and Control system (RTMC) development.The OSPF is the core of the Galileo Mission Segment responsible for the estimation of the orbits and clocks of the Galileo satellites. Is a large (220 kloc), distributed, real-time critical software certifiable to RTCA DAL-C level.

    ·     Integration of Monitoring & Control and computation software

    ·     Generation and development of first working version of OSPF

    ·     Development of software modules in the Real Time Monitoring and Control system.

    Key technologies: Global Positioning, Real-time programming, Critical Software, Distributed Software, C language, TCP/IP, FTP, SNMP, ASN.1, POSIX.1 (including .1a, .1b, .1c), Galileo SW Standards, RTCA DO-178B (DAL-C).

    Tools: Eclipse CDT, gcc, gdb, Sparx Enterprise Architect, IBM Rational DOORS, Marben ASN.1 tools.
     

    2008 - 2009 GMV Aerospace and Defence, S.A. (throughAD MAIOREM Consulting S.L.)

    as Consultant RTOS Engineer

    ·     RT software porting from Linux to LynuxWorks LynxOS-178 2.3.0 (Thales PENTXM2 BSP)

    ·     RTOS device driver development

    ·     RTCA-certifiable network stack functional and performance testing

    Key technologies: C language, RTCA DO-178B (DAL-C), Realtime OS, network analysis.

    Tools: Eclipse CDT, gcc, gdb, wireshark



    2007-2008 - Sun Microsystem Italy(through Capgemini S.L.)

    Sun Solaris, Linux and SUN mid-frame servers support.

    ·     HW/OS/configuration issues characterization and resolution

    ·     Coordination of system administrators and on-site technicians

    ·       Person of reference in the team on Linux-related issues.

    2006-2007 - Master degree final project at MBDA Italy, FINMECCANICA, on Linux kernel certification under RTCA DO-178B.

    ·       Definition of a strategy for certification and assessment of specific issues.

    ·       Implementation of a work chain (including a self-developed automated tool) to convert the actual kernel code into the requirement-based representation required by the standard.


    EDUCATION


    2007 - Master Degree in Computer Science from University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. Thesis under the supervision of Prof. Daniel Pierre Bovet.Thesis title (translated): “Problems and strategies for RTCA DO-178 certification of Linux kernel”

    2003-2005 - Two years of study internship at “Universidad Politecnica de Valencia” (UPV).

    2004 - Degree in Computer Science from University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. Thesis under the supervision of Prof. Daniel Pierre Bovet.Thesis title (translated): “A Linux kernel module for MPEG-1 video compression”
     


    SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE


    Management - Coordination of small workgroups, task planning and follow-up, risk assessment and mitigation, customer relationship, conflict resolution.

    Key Products and technologies - EO Satellite Monitoring and Control: ESA/ESOC SCOS-2000, GMV Flexplan, GMV Focussuite. Payload Data Ground Segment Realtime/Embedded Programming, POSIX, Linux Kernel (up to 2.6), Lynuxworks LynxOS-178/LCS/Spyker, TCP/IP, BOOTP, ARP. Background on digital video codecs.

    Programming Languages - C (3 years) , C++ (2 years), gdb scripting, Java, MATLAB, bash, HTML, php, SQL.

    Development Platforms - Linux (2.4 and 2.6), Lynuxworks LynxOS-178, LynxOS 3, SUN Solaris, Windows 95/98/NT/2000, Microchip PIC32, Texas Instruments TMS320 C5xxx.

    Spoken Languages - Italian (native, C2), Spanish (C1), English (B2), French (B1).
     


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