CV: System Engineer


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 Date Submitted:03-06-2015
 Last Modified:31-10-2016 (09:07)
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 Current job:System Engineer
 Employment Term:Temp/Contract
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:within 3months
 KeywordsSatellite navigation, GNSS, Galileo, simulation, space, software, simulation, system

                                                                                                              WORK EXPERIENCE

July 2015 - today

IFEN GmbH, Poing, Germany
System engineer in the Navigation Products Department

Main tasks:
- Technical contributions and documentation in the framework of ESA funded project EGEP ID59: SIGTB - Development of Advanced Multiconstellation Signal and Interference Environment Testbed, focused on the simulation of future Galileo signals and services
- Design, development and testing of several software modules for a navigation signal generator: simulation of spot-beam based navigation services and future satellite antenna patterns
- Revision, enhancement and implementation of a software tool for the simulation of GNSS user trajectories on the Earth surface
- Problem-solving and status monitoring within the constellation simulator's software environment, including execution of simulations and graphic interface
- Analysis of technical requirements
- Presentations and demonstrations for meetings with the customer (ESA)
- Project documentation: technical notes, test procedures, software user manuals
- Team support

October 2014 - April 2015

IFEN GmbH, Poing, Germany
Internship in the Navigation Products Department

Research, design and  development of a concept for the simulation of spot beam transmission from navigation satellites

Main tasks:
- Design of various study tools for the simulation of the satellite space segment and transmit antennas
- Evaluation of system performance in relationship with the requirements
- Implementation in Matlab/C++
- Production of reports and technical documentation

June 2015

State Exam for the license to practice as Industrial Engineer, Rome, Italy

September 2012 - May 2015

Master's Degree in Space and Astronautical Engineering
with Main Focus on Earth Observation
Sapienza - University of Rome, Italy - Final Grade: 104/110

Thesis title: "Simulation of spot beam transmission from navigation satellites", 
developed during a 6 month internship at IFEN GmbH

Specialization in:
- Satellite navigation and radio localization
- Telecommunication networks and signal processing
- Space systems and mission design
High involvement in team projects during the studies:
- Disruption-Tolerant Networking: Recent Developments and Persisting Challenges
- SAR image processing (RCM correction, compression, focusing, despeckling)
- A reliability prediction on an electronic circuit (control stage): Part Stress, Part Count, Failure Mode, Effect and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)

September 2008 - March 2012

Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace Engineering
with Main Focus on Computer Science for Aerospace
Sapienza - University of Rome, Italy - Final Grade: 103/110

Thesis title: "The Evolution of Electrical Ground Systems for VEGA - Implementation of PLC in EGSE (Electrical Ground Support Equipment)"

Principal subjects covered:
- Calculus, Physics, Geometry, Chemistry
- Aerodynamics, Mechanics of Solids and Structures, Aeronautical and Space Flight Mechanics, Aerospace Propulsion, Programming, Automatic Control

2003 - 2008                    

Diploma in Science (Mark 100/100)
Liceo Scientifico Statale "Talete", Rome, Italy

                                                                                ADDITIONAL EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

July 2011 - September 2011

CVA Summer School (12th edition, Rome, Italy):
"Future Evolution of Europe's Vega Launcher"

Hosted by Sapienza - University of Rome and Sapienza Aerospace Research Center, in partnership with Provincia di Roma, Comune di Colleferro, ASI (Italian Space Agency), Avio, ELV (European Launch Vehicle)

- Team project (in cooperation with international colleagues and two tutors from Vitrociset): "The Evolution of Electrical Ground Systems for VEGA"
- Professional visit to Guiana Space Center in Kourou (French Guiana)
- Professional visit to several companies involved in space mission programmes: Thales-Alenia Space (Rome), Vitrociset (Rome), Esa-Esrin (Frascati, Rome), Telespazio (Fucino Space Center, L'Aquila)
- Small rocket contest and launch campaign in international environment



Native speaker


C1 (both speaking and writing)


B2 (both speaking and writing)

                                                                                                                              IT SKILLS

Programming languages

Professional knowledge of Matlab/Simulink, very good knowledge of C/C++, XML grammar


ENVI, PC Modwin, Cisco Packet Tracer, Adina, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Visual Studio, QT Creator, GNU Plot

Operating systems

Windows, Linux (basic)

                                                                                                                      OTHER SKILLS

Team work

- Involved in several team projects, both in the production of deliverables and presentation of the results

Communication skills

- Good ability and self-control in speaking in front of large audiences, gained during the academic career, in the organization of courses for students preparing their entry examination for Medical School, and in several social and cultural events
- Good skills in relating with all sort of people, gained in activities of volunteering and entertainment


- Students' representative in the Engineering Faculty Council and the Didactic Council of Aerospace Engineering of Sapienza - University of Rome
- Choir director (35 members, 90% high school or university students) for 4 years
- Volleyball and soccer

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