CV: Team Leader / Launcher Product Engineer



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 Date Submitted:22-09-2014
 Last Modified:03-06-2021 (11:03)
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 Current job:Team Leader / Launcher Product Engineer
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Own country
 Date available:within 2 months
 Industry:, , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
 KeywordsAIT launchers, Stage responsible, team coordinator, Computer programming, aerospace, mission design, optimization

01/01/2018 – CURRENT – Rome, Italy


CapGemini Engineering S.p.A.,, Via Tiburtina, 1232, 00131, Rome, Italy

@ AVIO S.p.A.: Vega Launcher's Stage Responsible, Flight Campaign Mechanical Technical Authority and DB Manager.

Activities carried out with the Customer:
▪ Attending to the Vega integration launch campaigns as mechanical and pyro technical authority
▪ Handling of the associated documentation (change proposal implementation, drawing red-marking, technical specification verification) for the integration of SRMs for the Vega launcher
▪ Preparation and evaluation of change proposals under the Mechanical and Pyrotechnical point of view
▪ Definition of high-level specifications for mechanical, pyrotechnical and inspection related operations
▪ Treatment of mechanical non-compliances
▪ Management of the internal product definition DB (both web-based and Access-based): data handling, configuration
updates, tutorials for the user interface correct use.

As CapGemini Engineering's Team Leader:
▪ Supervision of a team of consultants in the Customer site,
▪ Point of contact for day to day operational questions and issues,
▪ Participates both to HR processes and to recruitment activities of my team,
▪ Focal point for Client's needs,
▪ Contributes to the onboarding, training & development, and individual follow-up with consultants

01/05/2015 – 01/01/2018

ALTRAN ITALIA S.p.A., Via Tiburtina, 1232, 00131, Rome, Italy

@ ELV S.p.A. VEGA System Database Manager, DOORS Manager:
- System engineering of the missionization processes.
- Database manager of the Vega family's Launchers: data handling, user and permissions handling, data coherence checker.
- Support in the user interface upgrades in the new application development meetings.
- DOORS manager: formal and link modules architecture, delivery of templates / guides / tricks for the upload of the documents and management of the relevant issues.
- Production of industrial documentation.

01/02/2015 – 01/04/2015

Aerospace Engineer (Defence)

ENGINEER – SENTECH S.R.L., Via di Quarto Peperino 35, 00188, Rome, Italy
Design and develop of a Matlab based trajectory simulator for small artillery bullets
SW developing and testing
Modelling of projectile motion
Production of the relevant documentation and user manual


Software developer

ArpSoft S.r.l.Via Bolsena, 40 IT-00191 Rome (Italy)

Architectural design of web applications, software development, production of industrial documentation.

Business or sector Spacecraft navigation and orbit determination, radio science, interferometric deep space tracking techniques, signal processing, web applications, GIS



PhD Student in Aeronautics and Space Technology

EQF level 8

Sapienza, Università di Roma - DIMA, Rome (Italy)

Global optimisation of interplanetary trajectories

Mission design

Orbit determination

Space environment analysis




Master's Degree in Space Engineering

EQF level 7

Sapienza, Università di Roma, Rome (Italy)

Orbit determinationMission analysisFlight dynamicsTelecommunications

Final grades: 110/110 cum laude



Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace Engineering

EQF level 6

Sapienza, Università di Roma, Rome (Italy)

Flight mechanics Mission analysis Trajectories optimisation

Final grades: 109/110



- Mother tongue: Italian

- Other languages: English (C1), French (A2)


Communication skills

- Excellent communication and relationship skills, thanks to my work experience with international teams, both industrial (ArpSoft S.r.l.) and scientific (Sapienza Università di Roma and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign);

- Excellent contact skills with young athletes gained through my experience as volleyball trainer in 2006;

- Great team spirit.


Organisational / managerial skills

- Capability of effectively work both autonomously and under supervision;

- Excellent attitude for working in interdisciplinary and international teams.


Job-related skills

- Self-motivated

- Disciplined

- Results / Costumer oriented

- Problem solving attitude


Computer skills

- Excellent programmer in object oriented languages (MATLAB, PHP, Python), javascript, HTML, Fortran, Bash, AWK, SWI-Prolog, TurboPascal, Derive

- Database Management: PostgreSQL, PostGIS, Microsoft Access

- Finite Element Languages: Femap, ADINA Structure

- Microsoft Office Tools: Access, Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher, Outlook, Visio

- Online productivity suites: Google Apps, Online Office

ECDL full certificate in 2002



- Final presentation of GTOC6 winning trajectory, 23rd ISSFD, Pasadena, California, 2012

- The determination of Ganymede's rotational state and tides from radio tracking of a lander, International Colloquium and Workshop “Ganymede Lander: scientific goals and experiments”, Moscow, Russia, 2013

- A branching method for ballistic trajectories and its application to JUICE mission, European Planetary Science Congress, London, United Kingdom, 2013 (poster)


Honours and awards

6th Global Trajectory Optimisation Competition winning team member, which found the best multiple flybys solution of a hypotetical mission for Galileain Moons observation.



- Colasurdo, Zavoli, Longo, Casalino, Simeoni, Tour of Jupiter Galilean Moons: Winning Solution of GTOC6, Acta Astronautica, DOI: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2014.06.003

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