CV: Systems Engineer


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 Date Submitted:21-02-2013
 Last Modified:28-02-2013 (01:31)
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 Current job:Systems Engineer
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:US only
 Date available:immediately
Systems engineer with 9 years of experience in planning, development, integration, and management of large projects in the aeronautical field. Used to managing different projects concurrently as focal point for the internal project team. 
Interfaced with Customers on all issues during bid, requirements solicitation, and operational phases. 
Successful track record of problem solving and implementation of effective solutions.
Alenia Aermacchi North America Inc. – A Finmeccanica Company
Washington DC, U.S.
Systems Engineer for the T-100 Aircraft (USAF T-X Bid)
November 2012 – Present
-Technical focal point for the project
-Evaluation of the aircraft to ensure compliance with the Customer's requirements
-Responsible for change management
-Provide engineering support to the Business Development for marketing the aircraft
Alenia Aermacchi – A Finmeccanica Company
Venegono Superiore, Italy
Systems Engineer for the M-346 Aircraft contract with the Italian Air Force
May 2011 – October 2012
-Technical focal point for the Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) activities for M346  aircraft procured by Italian Air Force
-Implemented change management through evaluation of technical feasibility, impacts, effort, planning, and configuration management
-Coordinated and supported all activities related to the completion of the aircraft development and certification (from Initial Operational Capability to Full Operational Capability)
-Ensured projects were accomplished meeting all contractual requirements and schedules, while managing priorities and harmonizing with the internal engineering teams
-Supported the aircraft delivery and managed all technical issues experienced on the aircraft as it transitioned into full customer operations
Systems Engineer for Ground Support System and HUMS Development
May 2009 – April 2011
-Liaison with Customers to understand their needs; converted needs into requirements by defining the Concept of Operations (CONOPS), and system architecture
-Directed multi-disciplinary teams (6-8 people) of structural engineers, avionics engineers and software developers
-Was the technical lead for reviews such as SRRs, PDRs, CDRs
-Was the technical focal point with Suppliers from the drafting of the Statement of Work to the completion of the contractual terms and conditions
-Supported total project ensuring compliance to schedules, managing and balancing priorities
-Supported the daily activities of the System Engineering Office by drafting of System Engineering Management Plan (SEMP), providing support for RFI/RFQ answer, ensuring Configuration and Data Management, Requirements Management were met
System Engineer – Landing Gear Integrator
March 2005 – Jan. 2009
-Involved in many aircraft projects (M-346, M-311, MB-339, SF-260, AM-X) with increasing responsibilities as system integrator
-Generated and managed requirements and design documentation (familiar with SW DOORS);
-Drafted technical specifications at system and equipment level (e.g. landing gear, actuators, etc.)
-Responsible for Systems Development, Test, Integration, and Certification (i.e. Nose Wheel Steering and Brake Control System for the M-346 aircraft), suppliers management, in-service support for several aircraft (i.e. MB-339, SF-260, AM-X)
Tecnomare S.p.A. – Eni Group
Milan, Italy
Structural Engineer
Nov. 2004 – March 2005
Generated Finite Element Models (FEM) of oil rig structures; performed stress analyses and drafted structural reports
Politecnico of Milan (Milan, Italy)
MS in Aerospace Engineering, Focus: Space Systems Design
Master Thesis: Digital map, target selection and path planning based on stereo cameras for planetary exploration rover
2012 Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management, Defense Acquisition University (DAU)
2010 Economic Value Added (EVA) Management, Ernst&Young
2010 Finmeccanica Project Management Program
2009 Aerospace Business Integration Course, by ECATA the European Consortium for Advanced Training in Aerospace (see – full time course from January to April 2009, at Madrid University (Spain) and Munich University (Germany)
2007 Flight Control and Hydraulic Systems, University of Kansas, Orlando, FL
2007 Finmeccanica Communication and Team Building courses
2006 Aircraft Landing Gear Design: Principles and Practice
2005 JAA (Joint Aviation Authority), Implementation Rules, IR Part 21
Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, and DOORS (requirements management software) tools. 
Conversant with Matlab/Simulink.
Excellent knowledge of MIL, STANAG, and Civil (FAA, JAA) standards for aircraft, systems, equipment, and software development and certification. 
Conversant with avionics and software standard (e.g. ARINC 429, MIL-STD -1553, RS-422, RTCA/DO-178B). 
Excellent knowledge of systems engineering standards and practice (e.g. SAE ARP4754, INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook, etc.)
English: Fluent; Italian: Native; French: Good
2009 Solved the challenge “Traffic Detection and Monitoring Method” proposed by Innocentive (see
2005 Awarded the first prize in the national contest MIMOS for the master thesis; the contest awards innovating studies in the computer simulation field
2004 Awarded the European Space Agency (ESA) sponsored 1st Aurora Student Design Contest as Mission analyst for the project “Pharos – Interplanetary Positioning System”
[1] Rigolin Luca et al., Optimal Path Planning for Planetary Exploration Rovers Based on Artificial Vision System for Environment Reconstruction, 2005

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