Hi, I’m Felice!
I’m a freelance software engineer and cybersecurity consultant, with over 15 years’ experience in designing and developing safe and secure software. With my work, I help companies implement reliable systems.
If you need to expand your internal software development team for a project that is falling behind schedule, or you’re starting from scratch and looking for an experienced consultant that can assist you from requirements elicitation to product release, get in touch!
Here’s a quick overview about my technical skills and competencies. The soft skills have been assessed by an independent third-party, “16personalities” 🙂 , and this is my result.
Software Design and Development
I have more than 15 years of experience in software design and development, starting from requirements elicitation, to software architectural and behavioural modeling with UML, down to programming and testing. I’ve been working with C, C++ and Assembly languages for embedded resource-constrained projects, but also with Java, C# and Python for desktop and web applications. I’ve coded both on Windows and Linux based platforms, and also used embedded real time OS such as VxWorks and FreeRTOS. I regularly use tools such as SonarQube, Lint and xUnit testing frameworks, for maximum code quality.
During my career, I’ve been involved in risk analyses, cybersecurity assessments and vulnerability testing; worked with application architects to ensure that security best practices and internal requirements were met through the entire development lifecycle; performed threat modeling, design reviews and code reviews with a focus on security as part of the development lifecycle. I hold a postgraduate degree (Italian “Master“) in Strategic homeland defense: threat intelligence, big data and cybersecurity of critical infrastructure“. I’m also a member of CLUSIT (the italian association for information security).
Software Configuration Management
I worked as Software Configuration Manager and Build and Release Manager for several clients. I’ve been using Git and Svn and tools such as Bitbucket, ClearCase, Synergy, Jenkins and Ansible, for which I have often developed integration and automation scripts. I know how a change management process works and how to put in place a Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment system.
Project And People Management
I’ve been technically leading small groups of people, reasoning together on solutions to common problems, future developments and prioritizing work. I’ve extensively used Scrum and like to integrate some concepts (like the standups, the backlogs and the sprints) also in contexts using a rigid waterfall approach. I know how to use tools such as JIRA or Microsoft TFS/VSTS.
Processes And Standards
I’ve been working for quite a few years in highly regulated industries, especially those adopting the ISO 26262 standard (for automotive applications) and the IEC 62304 standard (for medical devices). I have a thorough knowledge of the V cycle and understand its tailoring to specific industry contexts. I also had some exposure to MIL-STD-498 and Common Criteria ISO 15408.
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How I work
I like to consider myself a digital semi-nomad, meaning that I work remotely from my office in Bologna (Italy), using all the available technologies to keep in touch with my clients and going on-site only when it’s really necessary (less costs, more time to focus on the real work).
Whenever possible, I prefer to work with a fixed-price contract: since a thorough analysis of the requirements is needed before starting, this type of contract makes it possible to optimize costs and time, being both the client and I focused on the project goals from the beginning.
I can also work under a time and material contract: in this case I usually propose a hourly rate, which may vary depending on a number of factors such as the project duration, the requested time commitment (full-time, part-time, …), the responsibilities (sw developer, sw architect, project manager…), etc.
Generally speaking, the hourly rate for a 3-months, 100% remote software development project starts at 50€/hr.
Trust me, I’m an engineer
I know it is not easy to make the decision to work with a new freelancer, especially one working from remote. It’s all about trust. When I accept a new project, It’s because I know I have all the skills needed to get the job done within the agreed deadline but, as a freelancer, I have to make the extra step to make you trust me and be confident that I’m the right engineer for your project.
So here are some reviews about me and my work, verifiable from my Linkedin profile.
While at Gambro, Felice proved to be a smart collegue: clever, quick to learn and open to innovative ideas. Working with him was easy and enjoyable.
We hired Felice to work on a customer project in C# with Windows CE 6.0R3. He got up and running quickly and he managed well the tasks which were assigned to him, both in developing new code as well as fixing code not written by himself.
Precise and reliable, Felice comes with a strong experience and a high level of competence in software engineering. His quality driven work attitude makes him a trustworthy team player, capable of coming up with brilliant solutions.
Still unsure? Get in touch, so I can clear up any doubts!
If you wish to share new projects, collaborations or job opportunities, just send me a message using the contact form on the right; you will always receive an answer within a few hours, usually only in a few minutes! ;-)