CV: Senior Systems Engineer and AIV Engineer



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 Date Submitted:29-03-2013
 Last Modified:29-03-2013 (08:31)
Job information
 Current job:Senior Systems Engineer and AIV Engineer
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Own country
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, , , Consulting/Engineering Services


Personal information
Nationality: Italian
Date of birth: 06/07/1977
Gender: Male
Work experience
Dates: June 2011 onwards
Occupation or position held: Sentinels PDGS AIV Engineer and Team coordinator
Main activities and responsibilities:
- Technical coordinator of the AIV Team supporting ESA in following and controlling the integration and verification of Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3 Payload Data Ground Segments (GMES programme);
- AIV principal engineer for Sentinel-1 PDGS.
Name and address of employer: Serco S.p.A., Via Sciadonna 24-26, 00044 Frascati (RM), Italy
Type of business or sector: Aerospace
Dates: May 2003 – June 2011
Occupation or position held: Systems Engineer and AIV Engineer
Main activities and responsibilities:
Galileo C/D/E1 Phase (ESA Project):
- Consolidation of Galileo System design, focusing on mission data generation and dissemination, and on ground-space interfaces;
- AIV engineering activities, including preparation of verification control documents, test specifications, test plans and test procedures;
- Responsible of System Integration & Verification tools engineering;
- Participation, as reviewer supporting ESA, in Galileo Ground Mission Segment technical reviews;
- Technical coordination of sub-contractors.
FEATURE “Future Satellite Navigation System Architectures” (ESA Project):
- Technical Proposal Manager;
- Technical Manager of the Project;
- Technical coordination of the industrial team (~20 people);
- Responsible of System architecture and design activities;
- Support to Program Management activities.
GENESI “GNSS Evolution – Next Enhancement of System Infrastructures” (ESA Project):
- Technical Proposal Manager;
- Technical Manager of the Project;
- Technical coordination of the industrial team (~15 people).
MRS “Multi-constellation Regional System” Step 1.2 (ESA Project, multi-constellation and multi-frequency evolution of  the EGNOS System):
- System architecture definition and justification;
- Definition of the Use Cases for the experimentation with the system prototype.
GTR “Galileo Test Range” (Italian permanent laboratory for Navigation, Regione Lazio / FILAS S.p.A. Program):
- System architecture definition and justification;
- Definition of integrity laboratory specifications;
- Technical support to the execution of validation tests.
EtoG “EGNOS to Galileo” (ENAV – Italian national air navigation service provider – Program): Implementation and testing of Galileo integrity algorithms, for the upgrade of the STENAV Test Bed.
Galileo C0 Phase (ESA Project): Support to Galileo System Architecture definition activities.
Galileo B2 Bridging Phase (ESA Project): Provision of Galileo System Performance analyses.
Galilei: Architectural definition of local augmentation systems.
Name and address of employer: Thales Alenia Space Italia S.p.A., Via Saccomuro 24, 00131 Roma, Italy
Type of business or sector: Aerospace
Education and training
Dates: 2010
Principal subjects: "Passport to Risk and Opportunity Management" course.
Organisation providing training: Thales Alenia Space Italia S.p.A.
Dates: 2009
Principal subjects: "Passport to Program Management" course.
Organisation providing training: Thales Alenia Space Italia S.p.A.
Dates: 2008
Principal subjects: "Speaking with impact", course dedicated to the improvement of presentation effectiveness.
Organisation providing training: Thales Alenia Space Italia S.p.A.
Dates: 2006
Principal subjects: Multidisciplinary course covering the following topics: 
- Economics;
- Project Management;
- Team working;
- Leadership;
- Problem solving.
Organisation providing training: Alcatel Alenia Space Italia S.p.A.
Dates: February 2002 – February 2003
Principal subjects: Stage on “Simulations and analyses of Galileo System”.
Organisation providing training: Alenia Spazio S.p.A.
Dates: September 1995 – December 2001
Title of qualification awarded: Master Degree in Telecommunications Engineering (100/100 cum Laude)
Principal subjects: Emphasis on telecommunications and electromagnetism.
Thesis on “Integrity issues of the Galileo satellite navigation system”
Organisation providing training: “Tor Vergata” University of Rome
Level in national or international classification: ISCED 5
Personal skills and competences
Mother tongue: Italian
Other language(s): English (fluent)
Social skills and competences:
I am experienced at working in a complex international environment, continuously interfacing with industrial partners and Customers.
Having worked in several projects with many different people, I strongly developed my ability to work as an effective team member and as a team leader.
Organisational skills and competences:
I have strong planning and organisational skills, further developed through working as technical manager of FEATURE and GENESI projects.
I am highly motivated, proactive and results-oriented.
I am used to work in high stress conditions, with limited resources and under tight schedules.
I am a fast-learner, with a strong ability to adapt to new circumstances.
Technical skills and competences:
Systems Engineering (following ECSS standards) including requirements engineering, analysis, design and verification.
Telecommunications theory and systems, including:
- RF signal design and message structure;
- Telecommunications networks and security;
- Satellite communications;
Probability theory and statistics.
Design, services and performance of satellite navigation systems (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, EGNOS, etc.).
Design of Earth Observation systems including data acquisition, processing and products dissemination to users. 
Computer skills and competences:
Operating Systems: Windows (all versions), Linux.
Programming languages: Matlab, C/C++.
Office automation: Microsoft Office.
Project Management: Microsoft Project.
Requirements Management: IBM Rational DOORS.
Simulation tools: Satellite Tool Kit (STK), Galileo System Simulation Facility (GSSF), GNSS Simulation & Processing Framework (GSPF).
Additional information
Lecturer in Master courses on Space Systems at "Roma La Sapienza" and "Tor Vergata" universities.
Author or co-author of about 10 papers on satellite navigation systems, interference analyses and system verification.

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