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     Date Submitted:23-08-2009
     Last Modified:23-08-2009 (08:37)
    Job information
     Current job:Sr. Earth Station Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsVSAT, Earth Station, Satellite Communication, DSNG, RF
    CV

    Summary of Experience

    7.0Years of extensive experience in Operations  &    maintenance of Earth Station Equipments for Satellite  Communication  which Include configuration and manipulation on MEM system used for Compression (MPEG-II), DVB Specifications monitoring & measurements. Evaluation of Conditional Access System (CAS), Middleware and Subscriber Management System (SMS),O&M of VSAT.

     

    Current job

                                                                                                 

                                                         SR. Earth Station Engineer (Sr. Executive).

                                            At “Sahara   India T.V. Network”, Noida. Since Dec.—2003.                    

     

    Organization

      SITV Network is currently working in news and entertainment TV channels. Its Teleport having international standard of broadcasting systems & currently uplinking nine TV channels. Channels are uplinked through Asiasat 3S on MCPC platform. NSS11, NSS6 & Insat 3C is used for contribution link in C & Ku band. It has a large number of flyaway DSNG and OB vans for live coverage. Vsat Installation, Operation  & maintenance All over India to connect all the bureaus to main hub for SNG purpose.  

     

    Job profile

    ·        Responsibility of Encryption of Sahara ONE, Firangi & Sahara Filmy.

    ·        Configuring Encyrptor (Irdeto Access)

    ·         SAS  (Stand Alone Scrambler)

    ·Operation for activation of customer using Flexi Server & Pisys Software. 

    ·        Assisting and providing technical support to the field engineers.

    ·        Assisting and providing technical support to play out for the Live telecast events.

    ·        On location installation of DSNG flyaway unit & OB van.

    ·        Tracking of antennas manually on different satellite as per requirement.

    ·        Responsibility of whole MCPC chain of 9 video channels from U/L to D/L.

    ·        Operation and maintenance of Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT).

    ·        Up linking and down linking of Audio and Video signals through VSAT.

    ·        Video conferencing through VSAT & SNG for news and in house program.

    ·        Operation and Maintenance of Earth Station Equipments like Encoder,

                 Mux, Scrambler, HPA, ACU (antenna control unit), GPS Based equipment.    

           Modulator  (Tandberg), SET Top BOX (Eurostar and Technosat etc.), MEM               

     

     

    Previous Exp

    As a Communication Engineer, 1.5 yrs, Since 30 May 2002 To 09 Dec 2003)..   At Jain Studios Ltd. (NSTPL, GR. NOIDA).

    Organization

    JSL (NSTPL) is a news channel and Teleport service provider. Its teleport having facilities to uplink and downlink the channels for customers. The teleport is uplinking the channels in SCPC platform namely Jain TV, CMM, Aastha, Aahimsa, Punjab Today and Channel guide on PAN AM SAT 10,Thaicom-3 & INSAT-3A.It also provides DSNG services for TV channels for live coverage

    Job Profile

    ·        Maintaining different parameter check records for SCPC chain.

    ·        Tracking of antennas manually on different satellite as per requirement

    ·        On location installation of DSNG flyaway unit

    ·        Assisting and providing technical support to play out for the Live telecast events for Aastha, Punjab Today, CMM, Aahimsa.

     

    Technical knowledge & Resposibilities

    ·        Operation, Control & Maintenance of equipment installed at earth station.

    ·        Live through Flyaway DSNG and OB Van across the country.

    ·        Working knowledge with satellite software tools.

    ·        DSNG application at earthstation to support the live telecast of programs.

    ·        Worked with PAS-10,Thaicom-3,Insat-3A,Insat-3C,GE!A,Insat 3B.

    ·        Familirity with satellite hardware & VSAT.

    ·       Manual  Antenna tracking for different satellite.

     

    Professional Qualification

       B.E.                      Electronics & Comm.                MACET, Patna                 Year- 2002                Percentage         67.6%

     

    IT Skill

    • Languages                                            C,
    • Markup Language                                HTML
    • Operating Environments                 Windows 98/2000/XP

     

                                                                Strength

    ·        Desire and ability to learn new technologies.

    ·        Good analytical skills.

    ·         Result-oriented and committed to excellence.

    ·         Ability to work with a team and individually.

    ·         Able to work under the pressure of deadlines

                                                            Achievements

    • During B. E. received S.J. Jindal Trust Scholarship for 3 consecutive  years.
    • Received State Talent Search Scholarship from std. 6th to std. 10th.

     

    Hobbies

    Reading newspaper, traveling and listening music.


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