CV: Earth Observation ESA Ground Segments Operation and Maintenance - Software and System Engineer



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 Date Submitted:04-10-2012
 Last Modified:04-10-2012 (02:11)
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 Current job:Earth Observation ESA Ground Segments Operation and Maintenance - Software and System Engineer
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Own country
 Date available:within 2 months
 Keywordsearth observation payload data ground segment navigation ground segment EGNOS system planning organisation

Personal Information

Date of birth


17 december 1978




Marital status



Work experience



SERCO s.p.a – ITALY (Frascati)

Type of business





Apr 2010-Present



ESA Earth Observation - Payload Data Ground Segment

System Engineer – Software Engineer

Main activities


Working in the Operational & Maintenance contract for ESA ENVISAT, LANDSAT, ERS, MODIS, SMOS, CRYOSAT Payload Data Ground Segment (Multi Mission Facility Infrastructure) and CDS infratsructure. Acting as system engineer and software engineer for the Ingestion, Processing, Archiving, Dissemination, Monitoring and Ordering services of the ESA earth observation ground segments:

-          Software engineering group responsible deputy.

-          Requirements analysis, design, test specification, integration, OSAT for ESA product processing validation platforms (GAMME-2 and ESA IPF parallel validation platform).

-          Change Proposals analysis and quotation of the ground segment evolutions.

-          Installation kits (software binaries and configurations) generation from the maintainer deliveries for the ESA operational centers.

-          Definition and set-up of the configuration control for the ground segment elements installation kits.

-          Software installations at ESA-ESRIN.

-          3rd level support to operations for the ESA earth observation operational centers.

-          Software Transfer To Operation follow-up.











THALES ALENIA SPACE France, Toulouse (France)

Type of business





October 2007-present



System Engineer

Jan 2009-Present




Within the system team, responsible for overall EGNOS Ground Segment Interfaces activities, covering the following tasks:

-          New requirements (from ESA, PACF, ESSP) analysis for ground segment designing and interface specifications derivation.

-          Verification of consistency of Subcontractors supply

-          Interfaces Control Document maintainability at system level (DOORS)

-          Anomalies and non-conformances management

-          Quality process assurance

-          Interface database maintainability


October 2007- Dec 2008



EGNOS CPF- Program Managment Officer

Responsible of Central Processing Facility activities including the following  :

-          Sub-contractor work packages definition

-          Monitoring of subcontractors development plan and schedule

-          CPF contact point for GS Overall Test Plan schedule

-          Anomalies and non conformances management at subsystem level

-          Interactionswith Operation Engineering Team in PACF premises (CNES)

-          Technical notes writing for anomalies corrections




THALES AVIONICS, Toulouse (France)

Type of business





Jul 2007-Oct 2007



A400M - System Validation Engineer

Main activities


In the validation team of the A400M aircraft :

-          Definition of Validation Plan

-          Test specification and execution report

-          Requirement coverage validation assessment




MOTOROLA, Toulouse (France)

Type of business


Mobile Phone



Feb 2007-Jun 2007



Program Management Officer

Main activities


In the integration team of the generic hardware and software plateform for future Motorola mobile phones, project scheduling and monitoring, project reporting to management, quality control, and contact point for all other Motorola teams.

-          Monitoring of activities linked with components integrated by the team

-          Components quality assurance

-          High level tracking tools developments (code quality, progressing state regarding development phases)

-          Reporting of activities progression and scheduled activities to management (USA)

-          Constant link with Motorola component teams (USA, China, India, Singapor, Brasil, Romania)




SIEMENS VDO, Toulouse (France)

Type of business





Jul 2002-Dec 2006



Software Pilot – Software team leader assisstant – VOLCANO (hardware communication tool) expert – Developer

Jul 2005- Dec 2006




In the motor control electonic board software develoment team, project responsible for the schedule, the content of the software,  and respect of quality process

-          Management of all software activities (France, Germany, Romania, India)

-          Delivery dates definition as project coordinator

-          Tasks definition, scheduling and monitoring of the developers team

-          Coordination of all project components tasks (hardware, communication and system team)

-          Automotive and SIEMENS quality standards assurance

-          Contact point for all technical issues

-          Continuous improvement responsible for project activities

-          software team leader task when necessary

May 2004- Jun 2005



FORD GAS MOTOR CONTROL – Software Team leader assisstant

Management of develompement activities in Romania, software integration, analysis and development of technical issues related to multi components (software, hardware, communication and system team)

-          Definition and monitoring of tasks accomplished in Romania

-          Software integration of projects components

-          Contact point for all technical issues

-          Analysis and development of multi components tasks

-          Software team leader tasks when necessary


Jun 2003- Apr 2004



FORD GAS MOTOR CONTROL – Volcano (CAN hardware communication tool) expert

Integration of VOLCANO third-party software on SIEMENS plateform, upgrades monitoring, trainings

-          Verification of the compatibility between the third-party software and contraints (SIEMENS, FORD)

-          SIEMENS specification improvement regarding third-party software constraints

-          Integration and configuration of VOLCANO third-party software on SIEMENS plateform

-          Documentation writing

-          Trainings (France, Romania)

Jun 2002- May 2003




Development of software in C and ADA with repsect to SIEMENS quality standards

-          Design and development in C and ADA

-          Verification on test bench and vehicles

-          Emulator debug

-          V-cycle assurance




Ecole Supérieure d’Electronique de l’Ouest “ESEO”, Angers - FRANCE



2002, June

Electronics and Informatics Engineer

Main subjects and thesis


Electronics for Telecommunications: Analogue and Digital Electronics, Radio Frequency Systems, Microwave Systems, Optical Systems, Antennas, Digital Communications, modulation

Electronics for Embedded systems: Analogue and Digital Electronics, microcontrollers, sensors, automatics, ORCAD, PSpice

Informatics: Computer architecture, Network deployment, Network security, Algorithmics, UML, JAVA, XML, UML, C, C++, Databases

Personal skills

Mother tongue



Other Languages





Italian :Bilingual

Computer skills


O.S.: LINUX, Windows 2000/XP, Windows CE,

Programming Languages:C, C++, Visual Basic, Java, ADA

Applications: MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project (advanced), UML(basic)



Doors (Good), SVN (Good)



LINUX Red HatSystem Administrator. Certification n° 111-161-790



V cycle



DO-178B, ECSS standards

Driving licence


Clean car driving licence



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