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    Energetic Programme Manager with strong technical background developed during +15 years working in the Semiconductor and Telecommunications fields within EMEA and USA. Experience across all the phases of the project cycle, from the analysis of the requirements, design, development, and test stages. With an aspiration to take my professional skills to the next level.  

     

    Education and Qualifications

    University of Oxford, Saïd Business School

    MSc in Major Program Management - 2012

    University of Milan, Italy

    BS Degree, Physics - 1995

    National Institute of Nuclear Physics of Milan, Italy

    Research Fellowship, Particle Acceleration (1995 – 1997)

    APMG International

    PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner 2013

     

     

    Professional Experience

    Program Management

    Intel, UK: Program Manager (2014 - Present)

    Created a Program integrating the work done by development and the validation teams working on the Intel Hardware Composer device driver on Android. Tasks executed:  

    Implemented an Agile approach into the validation team, based on two-week sprints and daily scrums. Worked as Scrum Master and reviewer of the product backlog during the sprint planning. Ensured that regular postmortem meetings occur at the end of each sprint. Developed Agile-friendly tools to support this approach.  

    Created and maintained a JIRA Agile Project to track the work done by the development team.

    Ensured regular communication and coordination between validation and development tech leads to keep both teams aligned and in sync on the committed deadlines and milestones.

    Performed regular risk assessment and risk management for specific feature delivery and ensured implementation of mitigation measures.    

    Supervised quality control of the software produced by the validation and development teams, and ensured resources are allocated to fix instabilities and/or regressions in order to meet Intel key Performance Indicators. 

    Negotiated allocation of resources within other teams in the Company to prevent identified dependencies or blockers from impeding progress toward target deadlines.

    Provided first level support to internal and external Customers via HSD and JIRA tracking systems. Allocated appropriate development or validation resources in case of critical Customer issues. 

    Liaised with the Intel Program Office and stakeholders in relation to schedules, planning and risk management.

    Applications Used: JIRA, MS Excel, HSD, GIT, JIRA, Jenkins.

     

    STMicroelectronics, UK: Program Manager (2010 - 2013)

    Initiated and managed a Security Program which implemented a Digital Rights Management (DRM) for the Company products, taking a series of uncoordinated activities and organized them using an integrated program-based approach. Succeeded in providing the Company with a development infrastructure able to easily integrate and support Third Party Security schemes on all its products and fulfill Certification Requirements within deadlines. Tasks executed:

    Identified and negotiated a network of six developers across Europe and Asia able to work collaboratively on tight deadlines.

    Created and managed project plans covering resource requirements, project team activities and deliverables schedules.

    Improved communication and liaison between the teams through the introduction of appropriate tools for bug tracking, distribution lists, and central repositories for documentation, wiki pages and forums for technical discussions.

    Worked actively with the stakeholders to discuss architectural, integration and implementation issues along the different stages of the product development.

    Monitored license issues.

    Ensured the achievement of the target quality goals for the software delivered.

    Supervised the delivery of Software Releases to Customers and coordinated Client support during production and post-production phases.

    Tracked, maintained and reported to senior management and stakeholders key project indicators on a regular basis, risks and mitigation plans.

    Worked mainly using waterfall principles, MS Project, MS Excel, Bugzilla, Rational ClearCase, GIT.  

     

    Lead the transfer of the Security Program activities to Paris team. Actions taken:

    Chosen a hands-on approach for the ramping up of the team, based on on-site training sessions followed by assignment of specific software tasks to be implemented or bugs to be fixed. 

    Ensured the setting-up of adequate liaison channels between Paris and Bristol.

    Ensured continuity of software development in the Security field and fulfilment of the Company’s commitments to the Customer during the hand-over.

    Provided daily support on documentation, development, integration, bug fixes and general know-how on ST processes.

    Planned and tracked the progression of the hand-over via Microsoft Project.

    Managed the communication with the senior management to illustrate status of the project in relation to the estimated schedule.

    Ramp-up ended on time, according to planned schedule. 

    Used MS Project, MS Excel, Bugzilla, Rational ClearCase, GIT.  

     

    Created and executed a project to ensure integration of ARM 3D Graphics capabilities in the Company software solution for digital platforms in order to secure a better position of the Company on the market respect in relation to 3D support. Activities performed:

    Coordinated team of two engineers.

    Created and maintained GIT repository for software source and relative documentation.

    Managed releases to internal and external Customers and corresponding releases documentation.

    Ensured quality control of the releases via usage of specific graphics benchmarks. 

    Liaised between Customers and development team.

    Monitored Bugs and provided first level support to Customers.

    Tools used: GIT, Bugzilla, MS Project.  

     

    STMicroelectronics, USA: Technical Account Engineer (2006 - 2007)

    Contributed to the success of a Customer Program after Design Win thought the following initiatives:

    Created and supervised a USA Regional Support Structure to face the Customer needs (bug tracking system, training, share points, documentation exchange).

    Managed relationships between Customer, Partners, Third Parties and ST Divisions and/or Business Units in Europe and Asia.

    Pushed the Company Division product development cycle to be agile-compatible, in order to match the Client development cycle.

    Identified a problem with layer one support offered to the Client which was having a major impact on its satisfaction and supervised restructuring of ST Support Infrastructure which had a key impact in meeting the Customer production deadlines.  

     

    STMicroelectronics, Italy: Project Manager (2002 - 2003)

    Contributed to the definition of a plan for the development of an audio driver to be used within ST solutions for the mobile market.

    Coordinated the development activities of ST teams in Italy, France and India. Spent several months working in Grenoble to understand local working practices and strengthen the relationship between the Italian and the French team.

    Managed contacts and collaborations with Universities in Milan and Research Groups across Europe.

    Used MS Project as planning tool and Rational ClearCase for version control and workspace management.

     

    Software Development

    Intel, UK: Graphics Software Engineer (2014 - 2015)

    Implemented, tested and optimized the validation software suite for a specific Company Software Component on Android. Ported across the different Company products and Android distributions. Used programming language C++, Eclipse IDE and gdb debugger.

    Integrated the new validation suite into the Company automated test cycles which monitor the quality of software releases during the whole product cycle, from pre-integration to post-product. Shell scripting and Python used for this task.   

    Responsible for first level support to internal and external customers.

     

    STMicroelectronics, UK: Software Design Staff Engineer (2012 - 2013)

    Implemented tests, fixed bugs and reviewed documentation to gain Conditional Access certification of the latest ST chips. C programming language and shell scripts used.  

    Integrated Microsoft PlayReady DRM scheme into the ST Middleware. Specifically, implemented tests to evaluate performances and improved the build system of the supporting low level drivers and the coprocessor. Taken care of the versioning control via GIT and ClearCase. Managed internal deliveries.

    Ported the DivX +HD stack on the ST platform. Integrated into a C++ plug-in framework and worked on bug fixes to ensure success of the Certification Steps in collaboration with the team in charge of the Certification process and with DivX itself. Discussed with architects specific security features and performance issues related to ST architectural choices. Handled the versioning control system and internal deliveries. Provided support to internal and external Customers.   

     

    STMicroelectronics, UK: Software Design Senior Engineer (2007 - 2011)

    Productized a plug-in framework for the integration of Third Party DRM schemes.

    Integrated the HT 3.0 DivX stack into the ST software stack; discussed changes to improve functionalities and performance. Provided support during the internal test phase and the DivX Certification Process via open source tracking system. Managed the delivery of the solution to internal and external Customers plus provided first level support.

    Supervised the porting and test of PlayReady v1.5 onto the Company latest chipsets. Taken care of the integration of the work done into the C++ plug-in framework and of the versioning control system. Managed internal and external deliveries and provided first level support.

    Ported the Intertrust Marlin security scheme onto the ST Chipset: the activity has required the implementation of an extension of a C++ plug-in and a reengineering of the build system. Managed internal deliveries and provided first level support.

    Supervised an experimental porting of Microsoft WMDRM10-PD DRM scheme and contributed to its productization. In particular, fixed all the pending bugs and improved the plug-in mechanism through a clean-up of the C++ classes used; introduced versioning control via GIT and ensured full integration of the scheme into the ST framework; discussed with the Security Architects the requirements of a robust option and implemented that. Managed the delivery of the solution to internal and external Customers plus provided first level support.

    Integrated and tested the ARM Mali 3D Graphics library within the Company software middleware. Managed internal and external deliveries through ClearCase and ftp sites plus first level support.

    Developed key elements of a Linux based Universal Audio Video Receiver able to guest Blue Ray capabilities. Product launched in the market in 2010.

    Developed the Audio Video Receiver capture interface based on Linux V4L2 API and the Customer’s DVP (Digital Video Port) IP and integrated it into the driver registration framework

    Implemented an extension of Linux V4L2 API and ALSA driver to support SPDIF digital audio format

    Added to the Player a real-time monitoring system based on Linux SYSFS

    Developed automatic audio test suites based on Perl and .xml scripts to improve monitoring of software stability.

     

    STMicroelectronics, USA: Field Application Engineer (2003 - 2005)

    Implemented a Third Party’s JNI on top of the ST drivers to support the JVM-based Open Cable Application Platform (OCAP) middleware.

    Ported the Real Networks Video Decoder on the ST platform targeted for the mobile market.

     

    STMicroelectronics, Italy: Senior System Engineer (2000 - 2003)

    Developed a C++ audio device driver for the hardware accelerator of the ST platform for the mobile market and integrated the driver into Symbian OS.

    Implemented the extension of the C-based ST driver for digital satellite reception to support the EUTELSAT DiSEqC1.2 broadcasting protocol.

    Ported the Sun JVM onto the ST reference product for satellite decoders. Developed a Java-based multimedia application for demo purposes on top of the JVM. Used Sun JavaTV API for the high level management of TV programs; Sun JNI for bridging between C and Java; Sun JMF for the link between Java and the JavaTV API.

     

    Siemens, Italy: Software Developer (1999 – 2000)

    Developed programs in C to be executed on a Linux-based router to analyze the impact of the usage of Quality of Service protocols (RSVP, DiffServ, IntServ, MPLS) on the performances of data, video and audio streaming over broadband (ADSL) and wireless (GPRS, WAP) communication networks.

     

    Italtel, Italy: Software Developer (1997 – 1999)

    Developed applications in C to measure and analyze performances of audio/video content broadcasting over ADSL and ATM as part of a study on multimedia streaming capabilities of broadband networks within the EU research project AMUSE.

    Developed C programs to detect and correct communication errors between the main module of the UT Switching Exchange and the peripheral units.

     

     

    Key Skills

    Project and Programme Management Experience

    Experienced in using AGILE and Waterfall software development methodologies.

    Project and programme experience covering the initiation, governance, management and delivery of strategic projects across different countries.

    Able to lead multi-disciplined and multi-located groups of people to achieve the targeted project objectives on time and in full.

    Strong negotiator for the identification and requisition of the resources to meet project goals.

    Excellent problem definition, problem solving and analytical skills with an ability to deliver accurate results within tight deadlines. 

    Enthusiastic supporter of innovation, and highly proactive in proposing and implementing new ideas and methods for improve productivity, efficiency, time to market.

     

    Customer Facing Experience

    Able to contribute to all phases of a project, from the analysis of the Customers’ requirements to the negotiation on the design proposal, the execution and implementation, the test and quality assurance process and the delivery stage with collection of feedbacks.

     

    Excellent Communication as well as communication facilitation skills

    Effective communicator of project plans and goals to team members and shareholders.

    Strong supporter of continuous liaison between the project stakeholders.

     

    Over 15 year Experience in Software Development 

    Program Management Software Tools: JIRA, MS Project, MS Office

    Bug tracking systems: JIRA, HSD, Bugzilla

    Source control systems: GIT, Jenkins, Rational ClearCase, Monotone

    Operating Systems: Android, Linux, Windows XX

    Programming languages: C, C++, Java, Python, shell scripting languages

    Programming Debug Tools and Development Interfaces: Gdb, Eclipse, Microsoft Visual Studio

    Security Software Protocols: Microsoft Playready, DivX, Intertrust Marlin

    Telecommunications and Internet Protocols: TCP/IP, RSVP, WAP, ADSL, ATM

     


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