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     Date Submitted:09-11-2018
     Last Modified:09-11-2018 (12:56)
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     Current job:Data System Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsManagement, DataSystems, Ground, Software, Simulators, Simulation, SIMULUS, ESOC
    CV

    PERSONAL INFORMATION

    Sex Male | Date of birth 6 Nov 1974 | Nationality Italian, German (from May 2018)

     

    PERSONAL STATEMENT

    I am a senior consultant with over 17 years of experience working for ESA in areas spanning from Onboard Software testing to the Operational Simulators. In 2014 I started my career as CEO of an SME company dedicated to providing consultancy services and industrial solutions to the European Aerospace agencies and the Industry worldwide. I spent most of my career in Darmstadt working on Operational Simulators based on the SIMSAT technology in either VMS, Windows or Linux. I am a highly motivated and proactive team player who can manage high levels of pressure and stress being able to always perform at my best and provide the topmost solutions to colleagues, customers and users. Throughout my career I acquired team leading and managing skills and my goal is to help and support the environment I work on by delivering always the best performance and top level service aiming to see my role and responsibilities grow together with my proven results.

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

    1 Apr 2009–Present

    Data Systems Manager

    Darmstadt (Germany)

    Data System Manager in charge of the procurement, maintenance and porting of various ESA and Copernicus mission's Operational Simulators.

    I am responsible for the specification, testing, ​acceptance, deployment and support of the Operational Simulator.

    I am responsible for the interface between the Flight Control Teams and the external simulator providers and for the coordination and planning of activities with the Data Systems Managers, Sim Officers, Ground Operations Managers and Engineers.

    In my work at ESOC I am responsible for a number of Data Systems for which I daily take care of:

    - specifying, reviewing and maintaining the software requirements from the preparation of ITTs until the end of life of the missions,

    - organising, running and following-up the (Preliminary and Critical) Design Reviews and the implementation,

    - assessing the performances and compliance to the requirements of the Data Systems under my responsibility, 

    - accepting the deliveries and support of the Flight Control Team' testing, 

    - supporting the preparation and the performance of Simulation Campaigns, System Validation Tests and Integration Campaigns,

    - organising, scheduling, running and following-up Anomaly Review and Software Review boards between the agency and industry, 

    - supporting the LEOP, Commissioning and Routine operations of the missions under my responsibility

    In my work it is of extreme importance that my Data Systems' schedule is kept under strict and rigorous control so to be in sync with the mission and Flight Control Team needs and requirements. 

    I also follow a Documentation Management internal Procedure to ensure that all documents related to the Data Systems under my responsibility that are or need to be exchanged between the agency and the external frame contractors are maintained under configuration control.  

    I currently manage the Simulator for the following Copernicus missions:

    ​Sentinel-1

    Sentinel-2

    Sentinel-3

    EUCLID

     

    I also take care of the evolution and porting to Simsat Linux from the outdated and unsupported Simsat-VMS platform ​of the Simulators of the following ESA missions:

    XMM

    Integral

    Apr 2014–Present

    Director and chief executive

    JADE Aerospace GmbH, Darmstadt (Germany)

    JADE Aerospace is a company providing services and consultancy to EUMETSAT, ESA/ESTEC, ESA/ESOC, OHB Bremen and other Industries in the worldwide global Space Engineering sector.

    Apr 2009–Present

    Ground Data Systems Management Engineer

    ESA/ESOC, Darmstadt (Germany)

    I am currently working for the ESA's European Space Operations Centre in the OPS-GDE department taking care of software development contracts for the Operational Simulators.

    My tasks span from the definition of the software requirements to the full deployment of the Simulators including the support to the launch simulation campaign.

    I acquired a deep knowledge of the ground segment and satellite operations together with an extensive knowledge of earth observation missions and spacecraft systems.

    I also master technologies such as SMP2, REFA and the related infrastructure products such as the ESA Simulus packages.

    I master the use of IBM Rational DOORS for which I developed a number of automation scripts in the DXL language.

    Apr 2009–Present

    Principal Consultant

    IMS space consultancy GmbH, Darmstadt (Germany)

    I joined IMS space consultancy GmbH to work onsite at ESA/ESOC as Technical Officer in the Earth Observation Mission Data Systems Section (OPS-GDE) as Technical Officer of the Operational Simulators development.

    May 2004–Mar 2009

    Senior Software Engineer/Project Manager

    Darmstadt (Germany)

    For 4 years I have been project and technical manager of the MSG2 BMOTT Operational Simulator development project handling a legacy simulator running on OpenVMS and developed by using a combination od Fortran and ADA83 code.

    I worked on the development of C++ based precise orbit determination software.

    I worked on C++/SIMSAT/SMI/SMP2 software development projects such as

    GSTVi (Ground Segment Test and Validation infrastructure)

    Rosetta/Mars Express/Venus Express Operational Simulator

    Cryosat II Operational SimulatorHerschel/Planck Operational Simulator

    Jan 2002–Mar 2004

    Software Engineer

    EADS-LV for Datamat s.p.a., Paris (France)

    ESA ATV Onboard software unit and component testing at EADS Launch Vehicles.Software Development for a military tactical combat simulation software.

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

    1993–2001

    Master of Computer Science, Software Engineering

     

    Università degli Studi dell' Aquila

     

    Diploma di Maturità Scientifica, Mathematics and Computer Science

     

    Liceo Scientifico Carlo Jucci - Rieti

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Italian

     

     

    Foreign language(s)

    UNDERSTANDING

    SPEAKING

    WRITING

    Listening

    Reading

    Spoken interaction

    Spoken production

     

    English

    C2

    C2

    C2

    C2

    C2

    French

    C2

    C2

    C2

    C2

    C2

    German

    B1

    B1

    B1

    B1

    B1

     

    Zertifikat Deutsch-Test für Zuwanderer

     

    Levels: A1 and A2: Basic user - B1 and B2: Independent user - C1 and C2: Proficient user

    Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

    Communication skills

    Excellent communications skills and extroverted personality.​

    Organisational / managerial skills

    I am running a company with more than 10 employees as Managing Director.

    My responsibilities span from the budget assessment to the recruiting and the negotiations with the customers.

    I have several years of consulting and project management on my background.

    Job-related skills

    Satellite Operational Simulators

    Simulus 6.x

    Simulus 5.x

    SimSat 3.x

    SimSat VMS

    SimSat 2.x

     

    Mission Control Systems

    ​SCOS 2k

    Miconys

    MOIS

     

    Standard

    ​ECSS E-40 and M-40 standard

    CCSDS standard for telemery and telecommand.

    Software and system integration deployment and testing.

    Digital skills

    SELF-ASSESSMENT

    Information processing

    Communication

    Content creation

    Safety

    Problem solving

     

    Proficient user

    Proficient user

    Proficient user

    Proficient user

    Proficient user

     

    Digital skills - Self-assessment grid

     

    Advanced knowledge of the following, acquired first at the University and then throughout more than 15 year of professional experience:

    Software and Requirements Engineering
     

    Rational DOORS

    C/C++

    STL

    Java2

    XML

    Objective-C

    UML

    MagicDraw

    CORBA

    JavaScript

    HTML 5

    CSS

    Eclipse CDT

    CSS3

    AJAX

    SQLite

    PHP

    phpMyAdmin

    MySQL,

    Ruby on Rails,

    Fortran,

    Unix Shell Scripting

    Perl

    Bash

    Python

    Ruby

    Software Development,

    iOS Software Development,

    Operating Systems:

    Linux

    Mac OS X

    Windows 7

    Solaris

    Photoshop

    Microsoft Office

    Driving licence

    A, B

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

     

    Interessi

    Software Engineering, Web Technologies, iOS Development, Photography, Music, Cinema

    Corsi

    ITIL Foundation

    Honours and awards

    2014 ESA Team Achievement Award for the valuable contribution to the Sentinel-1A development and operations


     

    ESA Ceritificate of Appreciation for the contribution to the Sentinel-1A Mission


     

    2015 ESA Team Achievement Award for the highly valuable contribution to the Sentinel-2A Mission

     


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