Contacts

e-mail
mancuso@renatomancuso.com
mobile
+39 349 058 72 38

Highlights

If you want to know more about me the best place to start is my Twitter account.

Redesign of the corporate web site of the Central Bank of Italy

These are the HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript blueprints and high-fidelity mockups that I authored for the redesign of the corporate web site of the Central Bank of Italy:

Central Bank of Italy e-recruiting application

These are the pages I designed for the Central Bank of Italy e-recruiting application:

Redesign of the corporate web site of the Italian Financial Ombudsman

These are the pages I designed for the Italian Financial Ombudsman:

Redesign of the corporate web site of the Italian Insurance Authority

These are the pages I designed for the Italian Insurance Authority:

Skills

During my career, depending on the needs of the project I was working on, I played the roles of:

  • user experience designer
  • front end developer
  • project manager
  • requirements and business analyst
  • user testing facilitator
  • writer of automated end-to-end tests (using Selenium and C#)
  • programmer

Work experience

Software analyst Central Bank of Italy

Rome (ITALY) / 2007-present

In these past nine years I have been working on several in house projects, either as product designer, front end developer, analyst, or project manager. My main areas of work are digital product design (web and mobile), usability, and accessibility.

These are some of my latest projects:

  • redesign of the web site of the Financial Ombudsman (2016)
  • redesign of the corporate web site of the Insurance Authority (2016)
  • design and development of the new e-recruiting application (2015)
  • redesign of the main corporate web site (2014)

Scientific Consultant ISMETT

Palermo (ITALY) / 2005-2007

I helped ISMETT securing funds for the creation of the Ri.MED Foundation by developing a vision of the research areas that the Foundation would focus on.

Lecturer University of Palermo

Palermo (ITALY) / 2004-2007

I developed, and taught, to postgraduate students in biotechnology and medical sciences, a bioinformatics course aimed at providing practical tools for solving practical research problems.

Senior Software Engineer European Bioinformatics Institute

Cambridge (UK) / 2001-2004

I rewrote/redesigned most of the C++ and SQL backend software dedicated to the processing, storage, and publishing of genomic research data, so that, despite the largely increased volumes of data submitted by the automated genome sequencing projects, the entire pipeline kept running in a timely fashion without having to buy new servers. At the time I left, the Oracle db had grown over 1 TB in size and contained about 50 million bibliographic records. A representative sample of the software I was writing at the time is the C++ Phoenix EMBL Parser hosted at bioinformatics.org.

Junior Software Architect Smarten srl

Rome (ITALY) / 2000-2001

I developed a custom C++ logging module to help diagnose performance and programming problems in Smarten billing engine (Smarten was a product for small/medium-size telcos).

Junior Programmer European Bioinformatics Institute

Cambridge (UK) / 1996-2000

I did the usual things that a junior programmer does: I wrote code, I read programming books, I attended conferences, and I seriously underestimated tasks.

Education

Postgraduate Diploma in Management of Software Projects Open University (UK)

December 2009

MSc in Biology University of Palermo (ITALY)

November 1994

Certifications

Prince2 Practitioner

September 2014

Oracle Certified Associate PL/SQL

June 2009

Certified Scrum Master
(Ken Schwaber)

February 2005

Presentations

In 2011, for the Italian Agile Day, I gave a talk on UX and Agile Development: an introduction.

Open source

In a distant past I was the founder of two open source projects that were used to produce real software (e-mail clients, antivirus software, phylogenetic analysis pipelines).

Languages

  • English, fluent
  • Italian, native

Volunteering

I am the main contributing editor of the Italian Infomedia Facebook page.

I developed the software for the following research papers in social statistics dedicated to the study of poverty:

  • Mendola D., Busetta A. (2012) The importance of consecutive spells of poverty: a path-dependent index of longitudinal poverty, Review of Income and Wealth, 58(2), 355–374
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4991.2011.00486.x
  • Mendola D., Busetta A., Milito A.M. (2011) Combining the intensity and sequencing of the poverty experience: a class of longitudinal poverty indices, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society – series A, 174(4), 953-973
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-985X.2011.00699.x

All software is freely available from my github account.