CV: Satellite Systems Engineer


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 Date Submitted:05-03-2015
 Last Modified:17-03-2018 (05:00)
Job information
 Current job:Satellite Systems Engineer
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Europe only
 Date available:within 3months
 Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
 KeywordsRequirements, verification, Doors, architectural design, budgets, trade off, technical management, space debris mitigation, ECSS, feasibility studies

Personal Profile

A motivated, proactive and experienced System Engineer with proven expertise a wide range of space projects, both in early design (A/B1) and implementation phases (B2/C/D).
During my career I have well performed in all key tasks of system engineering, with focus on the Space Segment, such as requirement analysis, architectural design and trade-offs, maintenance of technical budgets and verification (AIV) management. In particular in the domain of telecommunication spacecrafts, I have also supported the majority of lower level reviews (subsystem and unit level) in the area of justification of the design, assessment of deviations and verification. Furthermore I have contributed to several system and subsystem level reviews, gaining experience in interacting with customer’s and supplier's representatives in a constructive way.   
Additionally, I have highly trained interpersonal and communication skills, with strong motivation in working in a diverse and international team environment and a natural attitude in training of junior engineers. My approach to work is methodical and customer-focused, with a strong drive to see things through to completion, complemented by sophisticated analytical abilities, a problem-solving attitude and capability to implement innovation.
Thanks to many years of working experience in the Space Industry as system engineer, I have acquired a wide knowledge about all main spacecraft's subsystems and equipment, and the expertise to coordinate the work of a technical team through the whole process of design, development, integration and verification of a Space System.

Areas of Specialization and Experience

System/Satellite level requirement analysis and break-down to lower levels
Requirement management using IBM Rational Doors
Spacecraft functional and architectural design
Preparation and maintenance of technical budgets
Interface definition and control
Technical management of platform and subsystems development
Control of deviations and design changes
Definition of design development plan and model philosophy
Definition of system level test plans and specifications
Focal point toward customers and suppliers for system engineering and verification
Support to project management activities, schedule and planning
Preparation of technical proposals
Solid knowledge of space standards (in particular ECSS)
Organization and coordination of technical team

Work History
OHB System AG,  
Universitätsallee 27-29, D-28359 Bremen (Germany)
Main Role: Satellite Systems Engineer, Requirement and Verification Manager
Participating to the projects:
EDRS-C (Customer: ESA, Phases B2-C-D, GEO Telecom satellite)
Electra (Customer: SES, Phase B2-C-D, GEO Telecom satellite)
Plato (Customer: ESA, Phase B1, Scientific mission)
Sentinel 5P (Customer: ESA, Phase B1, LEO Earth observation satellite)

OHB Italia – Compagnia Generale per lo Spazio Spa (formerly Carlo Gavazzi Space),

Via Gallarate, 150, 20151 Milano, Italia
Via Tiengo, snc, 82100 Benevento, Italia
Main Role: Satellite System Engineer, Requirement and Verification Manager
Participating to the projects:
MIOSAT (Customer: ASI; Phase A-B; LEO Earth observation satellite)
ESEO (Customer: ESA; Phase A-B; LEO Technology demonstrator)
OLOS (Customer: ASI; Phase A; LEO Technology demonstrator)
ADAHELI (Customer: ASI; Phase A; Scientific mission)

Other Tasks:
Preliminary design / selection of SCOEs and test equipment
Technical responsible for FORMOSAT-5 AOCS EGSE (Customer: NSPO (National Taiwan Space Agency) / SpaceTech GmbH, Immenstaad (STI))
Preparation of test procedures and scripts for Engineering and Qualification Models of reaction wheels, magnetic torque-rods and batteries
Test Engineer for LARES PFM battery (Customer: ASI)

University of Naples “Federico II” – Department of Aerospace Engineering,

Via Claudio 21, 80125 Naples (Italy)
Main Role: Consulting researcher
Design, development and testing of a prototype of sun sensor based on APS technology and multi-spot centroiding algorithms.


October 2017 – December 2017
Title of qualification awarded: Systems Engineering Intermediate Program
Awarded by: University of Bundeswehr München, Werner-Heisenberg-Weg 39
85577 Neubiberg (Germany)
Principal Subjects: Systems Engineering methods and tools, process planning and management, data management.

October 2004 – July 2007
Title of qualification awarded: Master's Degree in Aerospace Engineering (EQF level 7)
Awarded by: University "Federico II", Faculty of engineering, P.zzale Tecchio, Naples (Italy)
Principal Subjects: Systems engineering, Spacecraft propulsion, Systems for remote sensing, Spacecraft structures, Attitude and Orbit dynamics and control, Aeronautic design and systems.
Thesis: A – B phase design of flight model of a miniaturized Sun Sensor
Grade: 110 / 110 with honours (highest possible grade in the Italian system)

October 2001 – September 2004
Title of qualification awarded: Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace Engineering (EQF level 6)
Awarded by: University "Federico II", Faculty of engineering, P.zzale Tecchio, Naples (Italy)
Principal Subjects: Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Aeronautic Structures, Aerodynamics, Fluid dynamics, Flight mechanics, Space Flight mechanics, Aeronautic Propulsion.
Thesis: Laboratory testing of a spacecraft magnetic sensor for attitude determination
Grade: 110 / 110 with honours (highest possible grade in the Italian system)

Skills and languages

IT and Software
Advanced user of IBM Rational Doors
Very good knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Office package
Experienced in using MathWorks Matlab and National Instruments Labview
Italian (mother tongue)
English (proficient, level C1)
German (intermediate, level B1)
French ((intermediate, level B1)
Spanish (basic, level A2)

Team working and social skills
Self-assured, calm and authentic attitude;
Open-minded, making positive and constructive interactions with others' opinions;
Ability in leading discussions and negotiation, both in person and by teleconference;
Clean and accurate style in producing technical documentation and PowerPoint presentations for meetings and reviews;
Mentoring of junior engineers and interns;
Know-how sharing within Systems Engineering Department, by establishing general guidelines, templates and organizing in-house workshops;
Standardization of engineering processes;
Easily understand and solve technical problems;
Proven adaptability to differing cultural and business environments;
Team leader and team player;
Methodical approach in keeping records and information updated.

Organisational skills and competences
Distributing the technical work, delegating tasks or responsibilities;
Supervising people or processes;
Strongly motivated to achieve, excel and improve;
Able to define new concepts or solutions and implement them into existing processes;  
Able to perform and coordinate several tasks simultaneously;
Able to prioritize and operate proactively;
Analysing and interpreting situations and data.

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