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     Date Submitted:18-05-2015
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     Current job:Spacecraft System Software Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
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    PROFESSIONAL PROFILE                                                                                                                  ·         A Space Systems Engineer with ten years of experience in working on large and complex international space projects.

    ·         An enthusiastic team player with extensive experience on spacecraft development and excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

    ·         The technical skills profile is complemented with knowledge of policy, legal and multidisciplinary issues affecting the space sector.

     

    TECHNICAL/INDUSTRY SKILLS

    ·         Space System Engineering: Strong knowledge of the systems composing a spacecraft acquired over nine years of designing, developing and testing of on-board software.

    ·         Space Projects: Product life cycle, scheduling, resource planning, risk assessment; experience in working with Agile, incremental and waterfall methods.

    ·         Space Technology and Innovation: from technology demonstrator for science missions, like LISA PF, to pioneering projects for satellite communication services, like Quantum, comprehensive understanding of R&D and innovation.

    CORE COMPETENCES

    ·         Space Policy and Law: Analysis of space policies. Good understanding of international treaties, international regulations and standards for the space sector (e.g. IADC, ISO, ECSS, ITU and ITAR). Interest in procurement processes, intellectual property and insurance for the space industry.

    ·         Business Awareness: Knowledge of current space programmes carried out by private corporations, public institutions and academia at national and international level. Familiarity with the Invitation To Tender system and the Small and Medium-sized Enterprise database of the European Space Agency as well as the financial opportunities available through the European Union like FP7.

    ·         Communication Skills: Excellent oral and written communicator, with lecturing experience.

     

    RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL TRACK

    Aug 2015 – July 2017      Eutelsat Quantum Project. Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, Guildford, UK

    Space Debris Specialist: Identifying the requirements from the applicable body of regulation, including the French Space Operations Act. Working with the system engineering team to secure the fulfilment of the requirements. Producing the space debris mitigation and disposal plan for the mission, including the verification methods. Reporting on the project activities relevant or specific to space debris mitigation.

    Software Product Assurance Responsible: First person to have such role in the company, supporting the platform core team of the highly innovative Quantum programme in capturing and defining requirements, developing plans and reports in the context of the ECSS standards. Liaising with the commercial and institutional customers as well as the prime contractor. Preparing and reviewing data-packages; organizing and chairing milestone reviews.

    Jan 2015 - Jun 2015         Consultant. Alten UK Ltd, London, UK

    Business development and sale: Supporting the sale team on identifying new potential customers in the UK space sector. Face to face meeting with new and existing accounts for technical specification definition.

    Oct 2011 - Jan 2015        Spacecraft System Software Engineer. Airbus Defence and Space, Stevenage UK.

    Space systems: Collaboration with system architects in the iterative process of designing, developing and testing the on-board Equipment Manager and AOCS software that will control the Solar Orbiter spacecraft.

    Analytical Skills and Problem Solving: Validation and investigation of failures of the previous version of the on-board software, liaising with Toulouse team who produced such software.

    Satellite Operations: Correlation between the Attitude and Orbit Control Systems, the several mission modes and the relative operation tasks for the LISA PathFinder mission.

      Jun 2007 - Oct 2011        On-Board Software Engineer. SciSys Ltd, Bristol, UK

    Technical: Definition, implementation and validation of requirements for space missions like EarthCARE and CryoSat.

    Business: Assistance to the Business Development Manager in developing bids and establishing new strategies. Provision of new ideas for innovative uses of satellite technologies and services for the company incubator.

    Quality Assurance: Support to the QA Manager before and after a delivery to customers. 

    Nov 2002 - Apr 2004       Engineering Team Coordinator. RSV srl, Padua, Italy

    Customer Facing and Team Work: Project Engineer in a small company that offered consultancy to a large spectrum of industries. Liaison between customers and the design team.

    Costs Budgeting and Innovation: Maintenance of cost budgets for projects. Investigation of new market opportunities and potential benefits in deploying new technologies.

     

    EDUCATION

    Jan 2013 - Present           Part-time PhD Student, London Institute of Space Policy and Law, UK

    Space policy and law: Research concerning the problem of outer space debris. National and international policy analysis, investigating the feasibility of a legal framework based on recent legislation in European Environmental Law and its effects for the Medium Earth Orbit and the Geostationary Transfer Orbit regions. Focus on 1 to 10 cm space debris from which spacecraft cannot be shielded and which cannot be tracked by optical or radar systems.

    Correlated Activities: Lecturing on Space Applications and Technologies for the institute on Space Policy and Law (2014). Academic publishing. Participation to conferences, seminars and roundtables on international space policy and law. Collaboration with the London Institute of Space Policy and Law Director for the seminar on Space Security.

     

    Oct 2001 - Sept 2002      Master of Science in Astronautics and Space Engineering, Cranfield University, UK

    Group Project: “Multi-University Space Technology Advanced Nano-satellite Group”. To demonstrate the feasibility of Micro Systems Technology in space and formation flying of two nano-satellites.

    Dissertation: “A geostationary telecommunications antenna implemented using tethered nano-satellites”. Evaluation of a possible replacement for a conventional large satellite in GEO with a Distributed Satellite System (DSS), represented by a set of tethered nano-satellites. Identification of possible commercial applications and of the user requirements and system level design. Analysis of the innovative key elements of the system against users’ needs.

     

    1999       Postgraduate Course in Space Systems, University of Padua, Italy

    Research Activity: Involvement in the design of the Wide Angle Camera for the Rosetta Mission.

     

    1993 - 1998  Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Aerospace Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy.

    Dissertation: “Inter-satellites Link Communication”. Analysis of system and architectural advantages of inter-satellite links. Options assessment for inter-satellite communication systems in radio or optical frequency, and their impacts on the other sub-systems of a spacecraft.

     

    OTHER EXPERIENCE

    2004 - 2007    After relocating back to England, I explored two projects: one was the opportunity of a Doctor of Philosophy

    degree and the other one was related to the wine industry, neither of which I chose to pursue. During that

    period, I supported myself by working in the hospitality industry in a variety of customer facing roles.

    2000 - 2001    Italian government "Civil Service", within the Health Department of Padua, Italy.

     

     

    COMPUTING SKILLS

    Familiarity with DOORS; Jira; ClearCase and ClearQuest; MS Project; UML Studio; MS Office.

    Proficiency in programming in C;

    Knowledge of ADA, Java, and Fortran; MatLab, Simulink, Satellite Tool Kit, and LabView.

    LANGUAGE SKILLS

    English: Fluent

    Italian: Mother tongue

    French: Basic knowledge

    Spanish: Basic knowledge

    ASSOCIATIONS & INTERESTS

    I have Security Clearance (Level SC) vetted by the Home Office. 

    Astronomical Society Memberships: (2001-2002) Cranfield Astronomical society with permission to use the association’s telescopes.


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