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     Date Submitted:26-11-2009
     Last Modified:26-11-2009 (01:43)
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     Current job:Solutions Architect/ Project Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, ,


    ▪ Unified Solutions Architecture▪ Business System Optimization ▪ R & D ▪ Vendor Management


    Areas of Accomplishments

    §         Carnegie Mellon University Master Software Engineering Project Manager, certified Project Management Professional and Prince 2 Practitioner

    §         20y controlled data networks, ground station, satellite TT&C systems

    §         11y utilized Risk and conflict resolution strategies, collaborated with 50 global remote teams over USA, Guam, Korea and UK

    §         11y developed and delivered solution architecture/infrastructure networks

    §         11y implemented design, turnover and secured voice and VOIP networks

    §         11y evaluated and improved network performance integrated projects of critical business importance using SDLC lifecycle

    §         6y evaluated, managed software development projects

    §         5y experience developed budget estimates for medium/large scale projects

    §         5y researched Proquest and Infotrac databases

    §         5y completed turnkey IP telephony and network projects US10K to 500K

    §         5y designed resource schedules/work breakdown

    §         5y analyzed high level Business systems, developed Enterprise Architecture/ middleware/database management software requirements

    §         5y applied SWOT and MAUT and GAP and PEST analysis


    Professional Experience


    Solutions Architect and Trainer iNet Enterprise, Toronto, ON   present 

    §         Anticipated transition plans/solutions in integrated Microsoft Unified communication suite to Cisco Call Manager

    §         Presented under Canadian Pavilion at Gitex Exhibition Halls, Dubai

    §         Participated in boot camps in skills development for Cisco VoIP (lab)


    Senior Project Manager, Rogers Telecommunications, Brampton, ON 2008-09

    §         Implemented best practices for integration solutions with cross-functional teams - 50 internal/external vendors

    §         Tested, deployed, reported, documented Enterprise Architecture project status, selected staff, headed budgets CA7M


    Onsite Project Manager/Solutions Architect, Analysts International, Minneapolis, MN 2007-2008

    §         Performed IP telephony architectural solutions for projects 100K to 500K

    §         Developed complex VOIP call center designs for state government

    §         Trained customers with industrial level as-built documentation



    Project Manager, VOIP Solutions Architect USDA St. Louis, MN 2007 

    §         Instituted and documented resource schedules/solutions

    §         Devised test solutions/plans to meet government/military requirements


    Project manager/ Network Infrastructure Engineer, Tek Systems, Scott AFB IL 2006-07

    §         Collaborated communications, reputed established member in SCOPE EDGE network team

    §         Diagnosed and implemented Enterprise architecture requirements for Combat Information Transport System lab upgrades for Air Force


    Network Support Integrator (Onsite Project Manager) HTSI/Lockheed Martin, VAFB, / CCAFB CA 2001-2006      

    §         Presided multi-disciplined Enterprise Architecture teams approx 25 members

    §         Executed Six Sigma designated verifier functions, transformed lead tester  for  software development


    Onsite Project Manager, Sr. Field Engineer, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Yoju, Korea  1998-2001           

    §         Controlled  onsite coordination of Gateway build including data center, all IP infrastructure builds and SS7 switching equipment

    §         Directed teams up to 30 members from Global star, Alcatel, Qualcom and Dacom with effective communication skills.



    Education:       MSEPM           Carnegie Mellon University     USA                 2007

    BSIT               University of Phoenix              USA                 2005


    Certification:    Prince 2           APMG-UK                                Canada           2009

    PMP                Project Management Institute USA                 2008

                            CCIE Voice (written)               Cisco               USA                 2007

                            CCNA                                      Cisco               USA                 2002

    CCNP                                      Cisco               USA                 2002

    PM                               Lockheed Martin          USA                 2000


    Affiliation:         Member of PMI Minneapolis Chapter              USA                 2008

    Member of PMI Southern Ontario Chapter     USA                 2008

                            Institute of Arts                                                USA                 2007



    MSEPM:                 Master Software Engineering Project Management           

    BSIT:                      Bachelor Science Information Technology           

    PMP:                      Project Management Professional

    PM:                        Program Management



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