CV: Software architect



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 Date Submitted:18-06-2011
 Last Modified:26-06-2011 (06:25)
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 Current job:Software architect
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
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 Industry:, , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
 KeywordsUML, Real-time, Avionic, MDA, SysML, Simulation

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§     Date of birth:              20.01.1964

§     Place of birth:           Roma

§     Nationality:               Italian

§     Marital status:                      Married



1993:   Degree in Computer Science, University of Bari, Italy.

           Graduating marks: 104/110.


Graduation thesis

Chaotic behaviours and fractals systems: analysis and applications”: Generation of fractal objects through chaotic maps in R with relevant estimation of the generated fractal objects.


1982: Scientific High School Diploma, “E. Fermi” Secondary School,  Brindisi, Italy.


1998: UML Course: “Innovative technologies for the specifications and the design of software systems: the universal model ”.

Java Course.


2000:XML Course.


2001:Project Management Course.


Career to date



·         January 1996 - present: TXT e-Solutions S.p.A.


In this period I have taken care of the projects in respect of both the technical and the management side, including:

·         Analysing  and drafting specifications;

·         Identifying the best solution in contexts posed by technical constraints;

·         Designing system architectures through architectural patterns;

·         Evaluating design detail choices;

·         Keeping the project development under constant control;

·         Defining the life-cycle to be adopted according to the project.


My technical activity has been constantly exploiting the most recent computer science tools and technology, including UML (“Unified Modeling Language”) and MDA (“Model Driven Architecture”),  together with object oriented languages and both custom-made and standard frameworks. This attitude has led to the successful design of modern applications distributed over heterogeneous platforms, interconnected through local networks or via Internet.


I have gained a comprehensive experience in the space and avionics fields, simulations and simulators, designing fault-tolerant architectures for mission critical systems and distributed applications. Additionally, I have cooperated with groups, in search activities concerning component-based object-oriented design and in the specification of constraints, through UML, in real-time software systems.


·         January 2010 – present


·         Project: VEGA FPSA

·         Customer: ESA

·         Company: AVIO (DEES department)

·         Methodologies/tools: ECSS-40/UML/Artisan

Software architect on the FPSA software for the ESA VEGA launcher. Preparation of the technical specification with the relevant sw requirements of FPSA. Design of the architecture based on a component approach with UML methodology.


·         January 2007 – December 2009


·         Project:  MCSP

·         Customer: Royal Navy

·         Company: Agusta-Westland

·         Tools: Doors/UML/Artisan

Software top level design of the Aircraft Management Computer, starting from the system requirements. Definition of the sw requirements of dedicated navigation algorithm.



·         Project:  MMI Flight Simulator

·         Customer: Italian Navy

·         Company: Agusta-Westland (CAE)

·         Tools: UML/Rose

Analysis, design and team responsible for the re-hosting of the Aircraft Management Computer and Mission Computer for the EH101 flight simulator developed by CAE. Design of non intrusive tool for the monitoring of the crew activities. Integration and validation of the delivered components with the whole flight simulator.


·         Project: VH-71

·         Customer: US Government

·         Company: Agusta-Westland

·         Tools: UML/Artisan/Doors

Software top level design of the Aircraft Management Computer, build 2, based on UML methodology, of the US101 helicopter.


·         January 2002 – December 2006


·         Project: A109 LUH CPT

·         Customer: South African Air Force

·         Company: Agusta-Westland

·         Tools: UML/Rose

·        Team responsible.

·        Client requirement formalization.

·        Analysis and design of the Cockpit Procedure Trainer for the A109 LUH helicopter.

·        Definition of the simulator sw requirements and tailoring of the helicopter sw requirements for simulation purposes.

·        Simulation of the LUH on board computer (CHS68), i.e MCDU, NAVM, AFDS, GUS, etc...

·        Design and tuning of the helicopter autopilot both basic and upper modes.

·        Design of the helicopter plants and systems (hydraulic, electric, engines, fuel, etc…).

·        Simulation of the navigation equipments.

·        Integration with the COTS components and final validation of the whole system.

·        Study in HLA migration for future releases.


·         January 1999 – December 2002


·         Project: Mock-up with extended DIS protocol

·         Company: Agusta-Westland

·         Tools: UML/Rose

Design of a distributed architecture based on the DIS (Distributed interactive simulation) simulation protocol. The application was aimed at the development of 2D and 3D simulation environments.


·         Project: Tiran & Depaude

·         Tools: UML/Rose

Design of the architecture of a pre-competitive middleware product and support tools for introducing fault tolerant features on top of market available platforms. The framework has been designed in order to satisfy requirements of tailorability, configurability and scalability.

Design of a framework that increase the dependability and the security of distributed applications based on either dedicated or public networks.


·         Project: DESS

·         Tools: UML/Rose

Research project focused on the development of a methodology, on top of UML, able to take into account constraints and other real-time characteristics of a component based architecture.


·         January 1996 – December 1998


·         Customer: Royal Navy/RAF/Canadian coast guard/Italian Navy

·         Company: Agusta-Westland

Analysis, design and development of an “Aircraft Management Computer” software for an Agusta multi-role helicopter. Design of the whole section concerning the navigation system and the relevant interface with the navigation equipment, autopilot and emergency avionic system. Management of the new EGI equipment (Embedded Global Position and Inertial Navigation System).Design of the Emergency Avionic System.


·         February 1995 - January 1996: IAMI - CNR


CNR scholarship in Milan at the IAMI, “Istituto per le Applicazioni della Matematica e dell’Informatica” in:

Analysis of algorithms for surface reconstruction”.

Research based on the Mallat algorithm for decomposition and compression of images based on wavelet transforms.

Development of an algorithm, based on wavelet transforms, to protect the monotony of noise affected mono or bi-dimensional signals.

Analysis of an algorithm for the interpolation of scattered noisy data, based on a Levin model.




Italian: mother language.

Good knowledge of English, both written and spoken.


PC skills



Programming languages:  C/C++/C#, Ada, Pascal, Java, XML, ,Fortran

Specification languages and processes:

UML, SysML, OCL, HOOD, ROOM, Ward-Mellor, MDA, Unified   Process, ECSS, DO-178B, MIL STD 498

Protocols:                                  UDP,TCP,DIS,HLA,ARINC,1553B

Tools:                                      Artisan, Rhapsody, Rose, Ms Project, Doors, Visual Studio

Operating systems:                  DOS, Windows, VxWorks




·         Calella and others, “Dependability for distributed embedded automation systems in dynamic environments: DepAuDe”  DSN 2001


·         Calella-Lenarduzzi, “Numerical tests with a code by Mallat, Hwang and Zhong to approximate functions in dimension two”.


·         Calella-Lenarduzzi, “A local method of smoothing for scattered noisy data”.


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