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     Date Submitted:07-05-2016
     Last Modified:08-05-2016 (08:25)
    Job information
     Current job:Data Processing Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     KeywordsData Processing, Big Data, Ground Segment

    Personal Information

    Date of birth





    Work Experience


    From 01/01/2012

    To present

    Data Processing Manager

    Manage the overall technical activities, coordination, planning, and operation of the Italian Data Processing Center (DPCT) for the ESA scientific mission Gaia.

    The DPCT is one of six data processing center in the ESA Gaia DPAC (

    Participation to ESA-Gaia Ground Segment Readiness Review.

    Coordinate the daily and data reduction DPCT operations activities since the commissioning of the Gaia satellite (launched on 19th December 2013).


    From 01/01/2012

    To present

    ALTEC System Engineer / Data Processing Engineer

    ALTEC S.p.a - Aerospace -

    Lead the ALTEC Data Processing and Data Management group composed of data engineers, data scientists and software engineers.

    Manage the development and integration team to develop, integrate and test the ground infrastructure in the Gaia-DPCT project.

    Coordinate ALTEC internal research projects such as the SMAP-ALTEC project dedicated to use data products coming from the SMAP (Soil Moisture Active and Passive NASA Mission) satellite.

    Manage hardware procurement interfaces for hardware and software such as HP, Oracle and SGI and usage of super computer HPC.

    Interface with the scientific communities.


    From 01/09/2013

    To 30/10/2015

    Company tutor in the Master Big Data Engineering

    Training path on the Big Data context in collaboration with the Politecnico di Torino.

    Presenter to BiDs 16 at Tenerife and attended to BiDs 14 at ESRNI.


    From 14/07/2008

    To 31/12/2011

    ALTEC Computer Engineer

    ALTEC S.p.a - Aerospace -

    Design and implementation of the Italian “Data Processing Centre ” (DPCT) for the Gai astrometric mission, following the ECSS standard properly tailored.

    Requirements elicitation and analysis

    Definition of the “Development Plan”

    Design of a distributed architecture

    Design, implementation and administration of a distributed database

    Definition of the validation and verification process of the whole data processing centre


    From 25/02/2008

    To 31/06/2008

    Assistant Researcher

    DAUIN - Turin Polytechnic

    Design and implementation of a services creation environment for telecommunication operators (European project SPICE).



    Education and Training


    From January 2012 to June 2012

    Entrepreneurship Course – “Talenti per l’Impresa”

    Turin Fondazione CRT


    From 2005 to January 08

    Master in Computer Engineering

    Thesis: Services Creation Environment on Eclipse platform (SPICE project)

    Turin Polytechnic, SoftEng (DAUIN)

    Final grade: 110/110 cum laude


    From 2002 to 2005

    Bachelor in Computer Engineering, Robotics

    Thesis: Methodologies for designing web applications

    Palermo University, Faculty of Engineering

    Final grade: 110/110 cum laude



    Scientific high school degree

    Istituto Statale G. Salerno, Gangi (PA)

    Final grade: 100/100



    Italian (mother tongue)


    IELTS Certification.

    March-July 2010 Upper-Intermediate English course at “British Institute” of Turin.


    January 2014 to May 2014 Upper-Intermediate English







    Spoken Interaction

    Spoken Production



    IELTS 6


    IELTS 7


    IELTS 6.5




    IELTS 6.5

    (*)Common European Framework of Reference for Languages


    Main skills and competences


    Organisational skills and competences

    Ability to manage project activities acquired in my current work. I coordinate technical activities of about five people and I am the contact point with project client. I interface hardware and software vendors to define IT infrastructure applying procurement strategy aiming to maximize technology efficiency and reduce project costs.

    Ability to organize day by day operations in the complex contest of a scientific mission where results from processing has to be provided before that new are available for a new processing.

    I have teamwork skills because I have been working in heterogeneous team for competences and nationality and I have participated to European cultural exchanges.

    Ability to coordinate a team with more than ten people also in presence of tied schedule and intense activities plan, maturated in the management of DPCT team in the Gaia satellite commissioning .

    High problem solving capability proven in the complex ESA mission contest.

    Computer skills and competences

    IT Architecture

    Software Engineering (project phases, Process, techniques and methods)

    Design and development of computer-based information systems

    Cloud Infrastructure

    Software system integration

    Service Oriented Architecture

    Model Driven Architecture

    Database design and development

    Database administration

    Data Mining

    Data Warehouse

    Principles of computer system security

    Computer architecture and networking

    Storage Area Network – Storage Virtualization

    Parallel and Distributed Computing

    HPC and HTC

    Object oriented programming

    Office Products (Microsoft – Open Office)


    Languages and Standards of programming and modelling

    Software Design Tool : Enterprice Architect

    IDE: Eclipse, Visual Studio.NET

    Operative System: Windows, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Centos

    RDBMS : Oracle, MySQL, Access

    Objects languages: Java, C#, C++

    Procedural languages: C, Assembler, IDL

    Database languages: SQL, PL/SQL

    Artificial Intelligence languages: Prolog, Lisp

    Model Driven Architecture Standards : UML, EMF, MOF, QVT

    Standard of distributed programming: Corba, RMI, Web Services, WSDL, JMS

    Standard for Web application: XML, HTML,CSS, JavaScript, Java Portlet

    Network protocols: TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, HTTPS, FASP(Aspera)

    Web/Application Server: Apache, GlassFish, Tomcat

    Oracle products: Oracle Enterprise Server, Oracle RAC, Oracle Clusterware, ASM



    The Italian DPC: infrastructure and operations for the Italian contribution to the Gaia data processing and analysis consortium(Link). SPIE 8451, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy II, September 24, 2012

    An augmented campus design for context-aware service provision, Alessandro Genco , Giuseppe Reina , Paolo Raccuglia , Giuseppe Santoro , Laura Lovecchio , Salvatore Sorce , Rosario Messineo , Giorgia Di Stefano, An augmented campus design for context-aware service provision, Proceedings of the 33rd annual ACM SIGUCCS conference on User services, p.92-97, November 06-09, 2005, Monterey, CA, USA


    Additional courses

    July -October 2009 : Oracle Database 11g Administration Workshop I and II

    March - May 2009: Parallel and Distributed Computing - PHD Course

    April - June 2011: Non-Linear Video Audio Editing

    June 2011 : Principles of Astronomy

    May 2013: Managing HP 3PAR StoreServ I and II

    Jan 2015: IDL and ENVI basic course

    Sep 2015 : Executive Data Science (Coursera)


    Additional Information

    Hobbies: sports, travelling and learning.

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