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     Date Submitted:03-01-2016
     Last Modified:03-01-2016 (08:55)
    Job information
     Current job:Ground Segment System Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Keywordsground segment, VEGA launcher, system engineering, advanced coding skills, C, C++, Fortran, Matlab, VBA


    Sex: Female | Date of birth: 20/04/1991 | Nationality: Italian





    October 2015- in progress

    Ground Segment System Engineer

    Vitrociset SPA, via Tiburtina 1020 - Rome, Italy

    ▪Analysis and management of requirements and changes

    ▪Definition and control of integration activities

    ▪Acceptance of systems and subsystems requirements

    ▪Special focuses on operational planning aspects and management of command and control systems (CCV and CCS) interfaces with peripheral subsystems (fluidic system, signal distribution, electro mechanical infrastructures, air conditioning and power systems)

    Business or sectorLauncher and satellites Ground Segment systems

    April 2015 - August 2015

    Intern as winner of a scholarship

    Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI), Chaussée de Waterloo, 72 - Rhode-Saint-Genèse, Belgium

    ▪Internship focused on simulating hypersonic re-entry conditions through a C++ unstructured shock-fitting solver. I have used the C++ code developed during the master thesis to implement and validate new functionalities for the solver and to investigate the heat flux coefficient around the re-entry vehicles

    Business or sectorComputational Fluid Dynamics and Hypersonic simulations




    2012 - 2015

    Space and Astronautical Engineer (110/110)

    Level 7 EQF

    Aerospace Engineering Faculty, La Sapienza University - Rome, Italy

    ▪Gas dynamics, Hypersonic, Automatic Control Principles, Rocket Propulsion, Space Propulsion, Electronics, Telecommunications and Remote Sensing systems, Space Flight Mechanics, Space Structures, Space Missions and Systems, Flight Mechanics of Launchers, Aerospace Materials

    ▪Master thesis: "Implementation and verification of a shock-fitting solver for hypersonic flows"

    August 2014 - January 2015

    Trainee as winner of a scholarship


    Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI), Chaussée de Waterloo, 72 - Rhode-Saint-Genèse, Belgium

    ▪Training period finalized to the master thesis preparation. The internship concerned the study of hypersonic re-entry flows using an unstructured shock-fitting technique. To achieve this aim I have re- engineered an existing Fortran shock-fitting code in a C++ object-oriented environment and I have implemented and validated new functionalities to simulate hypersonic flows

    May 2013 - September 2013

    Winner of an international four-months student work of MIT and Skoltech Universities


    MIT and Skoltech Universities

    ▪The work was focused on evaluation of new cooperation strategies between countries involved in space missions. The aim of the project was to create a logical model to identify the countries having the best features to collaborate in a space project according to the mission target and costs. The teamwork collaborated using Wiki technology and conference calls


    Aerospace Engineer (108/110)

    Level 6 EQF

    Aerospace Engineering Faculty, La Sapienza University - Rome, Italy

    ▪Mathematical Analysis, Geometry, Chemistry, Physics, computer Programming, Aerodynamics, Propulsion

    ▪Experimental BSc thesis: "Measurement and analysis of orbital objects light curves". The project concerned the identification of strategies to approach and recover space debris. These strategies aimed to reconstruct the debris motion by studying their light curves. The particular case of ESA Envisat satellite was analysed


    Upper School Certificate (100/100)

    Level 4 EQF

    "Stanislao Cannizzaro" Scientific High School





    Mother tongue(s)


    Other language(s)

    English, French

    Communication skills

    ▪Socialising skills trained through an one-year experience as assistant librarian in my university Library

    ▪Good communications skills combined with a great enthusiasm practiced through several years as tutor of young students

    ▪Good communications skills proved through one-day seminars on space topics in a middle school of Rome (Italy)

    ▪Good inclination in team working gained through several university projects and improving during the intern as system engineer

    Organisational / managerial skills

    ▪Demonstrated systems thinking ability

    ▪Organisational skills developing during the intern as system engineer

    Computer skills

    ▪Proficient knowledge of Windows and Unix/Linux operating systems

    ▪Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Tools

    ▪Advanced coding skills in Matlab, VBA, C, C++ and Fortran

    ▪Advanced knowledge of Tecplot post-processing tool

    ▪Good knowledge of the Adina software for structural analysis






    Bonfiglioli, Paciorri, Onofri, Campoli, De Amicis, "Development of an unsteady shock-fitting technique for unstructured grids", in 30th International Symposium On Shock Waves (July, 2015)

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