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     Date Submitted:09-05-2018
     Last Modified:09-05-2018 (01:23)
    Job information
     Current job:Ground Segment Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsGround Segment, Radar, Optical, Hyperspectral, EO, Earth Observation, GS, System, Systems Engineer, ICD, Interfaces, AIV. IVV, ECSS, CSG, Cosmo, Cosmo-SkyMed, Space, Satellite


    Currently: Ground Segment Systems Engineer
    (in Telespazio S.p.A. - ROME)

    Graduated with honours in Automatic Control Engineering (MSc) at the school of Engineering of University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
    [ITALIAN: Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria dell’Automazione]


    Spoken languages:
    Mother tongue    Italian
    English (European level *) C1 (Proficient user)
    (*) Attested by “ESOL Examinations” of “UNIVERSITY of CAMBRIDGE”

    Work experience:

    01/12/2012 - today     
    Company: Telespazio s.p.a.
    Address: Via Tiburtina 965, 00156 Rome, Italy
    Type of business or sector: Aerospace market
    Occupation or position held: Ground Segment Systems Engineer

    Main activities:
    In Telespazio I am a Systems Engineer for End to End Engineering design of Space Missions’ Ground Segments. 
    During these years I so had the opportunity of following all the phases of a GS development (according to ECSS standards) from the early design, up to the Integration, Validation and put into Operation of a full Ground Segment. 
    I worked for OPTSAT-3000 mission, a military optical satellite, for COSMO Second Generation, a dual radar satellite constellation mission and for PRISMA mission an hyperspectral mission in COSMO Second Generation I also had the chance of designing a GS with multi mission and multi sensor purposes.

    Within these projects, I had the opportunity to follow every phase from the early design, the interface detailed project and architecture definition, to the in factory and on site testing activities and put in operation. I was, in fact, directly involved in the following activities:
    - Design of System and Ground Segment Interfaces with the role of  "Interface Design Manager" for both the mentioned projects (SysML engineering design)
    - Requirement analysis: from client’s to system’s requirements
    - Support to architecture continuous design
    - Technical Notes an Design documentation writing both in the Classified and Unclassified domain
    - Engineering link with testing and integration activities
    - Acceptance, Integration and Validation both in factory and on site of the whole GS
    - Engineering link for Operative Procedures writing
    - AIV/IVV Engineer: testing strategy definition, test procedure writing and test execution for the End-to-End Ground segment verification and put into operation

    Moreover, for COSMO SkyMed Second Generation system, I have the role of subsystem responsible for the X-Band Acquisition subsystem for which I:
    - manage the subcontractor
    - verify the subsystem’s documentation
    - follow the subsystem’s reviews, testing and integration activities


    01/10/2012 – 30/11/2012     
    Company: InterConsulting s.r.l.
    Address: Via A. Olivetti 24, 00131 Rome, Italy
    Type of business or sector: Consultancy services for Aerospace and Defense market
    Occupation or position held: System analyst (Stagist) 

    Main activities:
    R&D activity for aerospace projects (optical sensors et al.) and support to RTCA/DO-178B testing activity for a military
    Micro UAV Autopilot software


    08/03/2012 – 08/09/2012     
    Company: Thales Alenia Space Italia s.p.a.
    Address: Via Saccomuro 24, 00131 Rome, Italy
    Type of business or sector: Aerospace market
    Occupation or position held: Trainee

    Main activities:
    Development of the MSc Thesis in Control Engineering concerning an accurate study on techniques for attitude estimation of
    rigid and non-rigid bodies aimed to the industrial application in the aerospace field (see below for full explanation)

    Education and training

    A.Y. 2010/11 - 2011/12     
    University/School: Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”
    Title of qualification awarded: Graduate course in Control Engineering (Laurea Magistrale)

    Second level specialty degree: MSc degree in Control Engineering
    Internship at: Thales Alenia Space Italia SpA
    Thesis advisor: prof. Riccardo Marino
    Thesis abstract: an accurate study on estimation of attitude of rigid and nonrigid bodies was carried out. This was aimed to the industrial application in the aerospace field; in particular the method used by the non linear extensions of the Kalman Filter, EKF and UKF, was studied and applied to the model of a spacecraft with the objective of comparing the estimation performances.

    Final grade: 110 out of 110 summa cum laude 
    (Exams Grade Average 29,7 / 30)


    A.Y. 2007/08 - 2009/10     
    University/School: Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”
    Title of qualification awarded: Undergraduate course in Control Engineering (Laurea Triennale)
    First level degree: BSc degree in Control Engineering
    Experimental thesis at: the Heavy Robotics Laboratory of the faculty of Engineering, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
    Thesis advisor: prof. Daniele Carnevale
    Thesis abstract: an accurate study on the behavior of shape memory alloys was carried out through the observation of the working behavior of a NiTiNol actuator. Then the hysteresis process of the shape memory material (the NiTiNol) was studied and a model of it was implemented on a microprocessor to have a feed-forward information regarding its future behavior. The control system for the actuator was finally projected inverting the implemented model.

    Final grade: 110 out of 110 summa cum laude
    (Exams Grade Average 28,2 / 30)
    Awards    Award for excellence in engineering granted by the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” to the best students of the A.Y. 2007/08.


    S.Y. 2002/03 - 2006/07     
    University/School: Liceo Scientifico Statale Stanislao Cannizzaro
    Title of qualification awarded: Scientific high school degree
    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered: The diploma was obtained with the final score 100/100, at the end of five school years in which excellent grades in all standard scientific school subjects were always obtained.

    Final grade: 100 out of 100
    Awards    Ranked first for “Scholarship Matteo di Fazio” for two consecutive school years, 2004/05 and 2005/06, which was exclusively awarded for scholastic merit.

    Personal skills and competences    

    Computer skills and competences:
    Both during my working experience and University courses I had the opportunity to develop and consolidate the following software and computer science skills:
    - SysML and UML engineering design (Use of Atego “Artisan Studio”)
    - Requirements analysis (Basis of IBM “Rational DOORS”)
    - Xml/Xsd schema design and modeling (Advanced user of Altova “XMLSpy”)
    - Advanced user of Microsoft Office™ software suite
    - In-depth knowledge of software programming languages as Matlab & Simulink and Maple as computer aid for dynamic system simulation and calculus
    - Software programming in C and C++ languages
    - Software programming in simil-C languages (Arduino, Processing, Maxima)
    - Basics of Java programming language
    - Basics of Assembler e VHDL languages 
    Technical skills and competences:
    During University Courses I had the opportunity to develop and consolidate the following technical skills:
    - Control of linear systems
    - Optimization in control systems
    - Robust control of multi-variable linear systems
    - Digital control systems
    - Control of nonlinear systems
    - Basics of robotics and robot control
    - Embedded and real time systems
    - Basis of neural networks applied to control systems
    - Basis about the industrial applications of electronic drives
    Anyway, is to be remarked that all this technical skills are founded on solid engineering basic knowledge such as:
    - Advanced math and statistics
    - Geometry and linear algebra
    - In-depth knowledge of physics, physics of fluids, mechanics and mechanics of vibrations
    - Basis and industrial applications of electronics
    - Basis of signals propagation and telecommunications
    Communication skills:
    High proficiency in communicating field specific technical concepts, activity organization and activity reporting both in Italian and English acquired in face to face personal meetings and formal presentations held both in front of the client and inside the company.

    Organisational skills and competences:
    I had the opportunity of planning and coordinating the medium and short term Sub-contractor’s activities in my recent role of Subsystem Responsible.

    During my academic career I occasionally had the opportunity to develop some organizational skills being involved in scheduling the activities for group works, university project teams and group study sessions.
    Social skills and competences:
    Emergecy First Responder (EFR) trained in AED and first aid through an ©Emergency First Response Corp. 2011 official course.
    Business trip availability:
    I am available to move for business both around Italy and abroad, even for medium term periods, as I consider these experiences as opportunities for personal and professional growth.
    Personal presentation:
    I am always looking forward to follow life and working opportunities that I think can result in growing opportunities for me both form personal and professional point of view.

    I have always achieved what I have expected of myself thanks to the determination and willpower that are proper of my own personality thanks to the education I have received.
    I got graduated "magna cum laude" in Control Engineering at the school of Engineering of University of Rome "Tor Vergata" (Laurea Specialistica) at the age of 23.
    I have concluded my academic studies within the minimum time possible with the best possible results so I think I can learn anything needed by a company to actively join a working team in a really short time, with a high quality level.

    These characteristics of my personality, as well as guiding me through my school, academic career, and now in my beginning working career have, at the same time, allowed me to dedicate some time to the other activities and hobbies, already
    mentioned, without thereby diverting attention from my primary goals.

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