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     Date Submitted:22-05-2017
     Last Modified:22-05-2017 (03:36)
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     Current job:Senior Research Engineer / Engineering Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsProject Management, Small Satellite Mission Concept Design, Team Leadership, Telecom subsystem design
    CV

    Summary

    Project Manager with over two decades of experience working with technical teams. Skilled in unifying groups of people toward achieving challenging technical goals, setting clear priorities, empowering team members, planning with limited schedule and resources, tracking progress and accountability, and clear and upfront communication with stakeholders. Focused on achieving goals while maintaining a pragmatic approach to problem solving. Positive attitude toward learning new skills and disciplines to increase the value of delivered products.

    Work Experience

    Stinger-Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (SGT) · NASA Ames Research Center, CA · 10/2012 - current

    Technical Area Lead – NASA Ames Engineering Directorate Contract

    Supervised the SGT team (10 engineers) in support of NASA Ames Engineering Directorate

    Interfaced with the NASA customer, on behalf of SGT, regarding team utilization and support

    Managed and mentored team members, including formal performance evaluations, budget planning, leave, and travel authorizations

     

    Senior Research Engineer – NASA Ames Mission Design Center

    Led multi-disciplinary team in winning the Planetary Science Division Roses 2016 call. 1 out of 10 selected awards out of 102 submitted proposals.

    Led multi-disciplinary team in successfully completing small satellite interplanetary mission concept studies. Presented results directly to NASA HQ in Washington D.C.

    Designed the telecommunication systems for the Edison Demonstration of SmallSat Networks Mission (EDSN) and CubeSat Hydrometric Atmospheric Radiometer Mission – CHARM. This Lead Comm Engineer role for both missions involved gathering requirements, designing subsystem architectures, planning and executing tests, assigning resources, and maintaining communication with stakeholders.

    Identified and articulated a systemic problem with the Center’s process for capturing proposal funding, and envisioned a new approach.  In a politically complex environment, obtained stakeholder support to develop and document this new approach.

    Led a multi-disciplinary engineering team to design the new proposal capture strategy, focused on early maturation of space-related mission concepts well in advance of proposal calls from NASA. This new approach was a radical departure from the status quo, and empowered the Mission Design Center to increase the quality of its product and its effectiveness.

     

    Selected Awards:

    2015 NASA Exceptional Public Achievement Medal

    2014 NASA Ames Contractor Council Certificate Of Excellence

    2014 SGT Inc. Subject Matter Expert – SmallSat Communication Engineering

    NASA Group Achievement Awards – 2016 EDSN Team, 2016 CubeQuest Challenge Team, 2013

    Charm Team

     

    University Space Research Association · NASA Ames Research Center, CA · 5/2010 – 9/2012

    System Engineering Support - Ames Mission Design Center

    Developed RF link budget calculator in support of rapid spacecraft design software

    Evaluated and designed technologies, and performed trade studies for telecommunication subsystems for small spacecraft in Earth Orbit and for Interplanetary missions

    Simulated mission scenarios using both STK and NASA Ames rapid spacecraft design software

    Italian Navy and Italian Naval Infantry                                                          10/1994 – 08/2008

    Naval Commanding Officer - San Marco Brigade

    Planned, coordinated and executed complex activities including: multi-day (and night), helicopter, fast boat, and live fire drills.  

    Planned, coordinated and executed the daily military operations and logistical activities of an Italian Marine Task Force of 160 marines, including relocation to and from Italy to Iraq during “Antica Babilonia” military operation in Iraq.

    Commanding Officer of Italian Marines Rifle Company (140 men)

    Commanding Officer of Saseno Island (Albania) military outpost (45 men). 

     

    Naval Officer - Amphibious Assault Ship – ITS San Giusto, Italy, Albania, East-Timor

    Led a team of 4 petty officers and was directly responsible to the captain for planning and executing the navigation of the ship. During 6-month deployment to East-Timor in support of INTERFET Operation, coordinated the planning of the route, trained personnel to update and build nautical charts. Also served as liaison officer with port authorities and other navy representatives.

     

    Midshipman - Italian Naval Academy 

    4 years of leadership training, engineering and political sciences studies

     

    Selected Awards:

    Commendation from Italian Navy as Top Performer, USA 2004

    Commendation from Italian Navy as outstanding Executive Officer, Iraq 2004

    Education

     

    MS · Space Studies, cum laude · International Space University · France · 2009

    MS · Naval and Maritime Science · University of Pisa · Italy · 2008

    MS · Comm. and Navigation Satellite Systems, cum laude · University of Roma–Tor Vergata · Italy · 2009

    BS · Naval and Maritime Science · University of Pisa · Italy · 2005

    BS · Electronic Engineering · University of Pisa/Italian Naval Academy · Italy · 1998

    Certifications & Achievements

    Stanford Strategic Decision and Risk Management Certificate, 2017 · Project Management Professional (PMP) Certified, 2015· Toastmaster Of The Year Award, Silicon Valley Division, Toastmaster International, 2012 · STK certified, 2010 · Italian Naval War College, 2007 ·AFCEA's Best Student Award, USMC Communication School, 2004 (1st Foreign National to achieve this award) · Honor Graduate (top 2%) USMC Communication School, 2004


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