CV: ISS-Columbus Flight Controller


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 Date Submitted:23-01-2014
 Last Modified:09-07-2014 (01:46)
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 Current job:ISS-Columbus Flight Controller
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Europe only
 Date available:within a month
 Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
 Keywordsground segment Prime interface Real time plan for ground activities ground procedures system operation validation activities (SVTs) and tests Preparation and coordination of operational activities Increment Lead


The candidate has been working on Space operations since mid-2011. He successfully supported the ISS-Columbus project as Ground Controller. In addittion to the nominal activities of monitoring, control and troubleshooting of the whole ground segment and interface with counterparts of other segments, he took the responsibility of the Video and Monitoring systems performing tests, SVTs, dealing with different types of documentation and creating new procedures. He was also Increment Lead acting as interface for the whole team, preparing and coordinating the activities for a six months period. He also achieved a Master´s degree on Telecommunications engineering in 2011.


Professional experience


Deal with real time operations 

·         Monitor, control and first level troubleshoot of the complete ground segment (Voice, Video, Data, Network subsystems)

·         Prime interface with Flight Team, International partners and Level 2

·         Real time plan and deconflict for ground activities

·         Continuous improve of actual ground procedures

·         Support of simulations campaigns

Systems responsible

·         Successful support of complete video migration in close coordination with subsystem engineers

·         Support of related system operation validation activities (SVTs) and tests

·         Dealt with documentation and preparation of new ground procedures

GSOC GC Prime Increment 37/38 Lead

·         Prime interface and representative of the whole team

·         Preparation and coordination of operational activities during the increment



Study of Interference Alignment, signal processing technique on cooperative networks

·         Theoretical and analytical study  of the technique

·         MATLAB and C development




·         Final degree: 106/110


·         Final degree: 101/110              


·         Final degree: 96/100


Trainings and workshops

·         Successful completion of COL SYSTEMS and PAYLOAD Astronaut trainings

·         On the job trainings at ATV-CC (CNES) and NASA (JSC and MSFC) with first level understanding of different ground segments

·         Successful completion of Project management training


Computer skills and technical competences

·         Programming: Java, Matlab/Simulink, Python, C/C++

·         Operating systems: Excellent MS-Windows systems administration, good Linux systems administration

·         Database: University experience and basic knowledge of SQL

·         Applications: Excellent usage of MS-Office, basic usage of MS-Project, Latex


Language skills

·         Italian: Mother language

·         English: Fluent in both written and spoken (C1 Level)

·         Spanish: Very good in both written and spoken (B2 Level)

·         German: Passing grade in both written and spoken (B1 Level)

·         French: Passing grade in both written and spoken (B1 Level)



[2011]:  "Analysis and System Design of a cooperative wireless network based on Interference Alignment", MSc Thesis


Further info

·         References and certificates: at request

·         Notice period: 1 month

·         Driving Licence: Car driving Licence

·        Academic career: at request

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