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     Date Submitted:11-05-2011
     Last Modified:15-05-2011 (08:26)
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     Current job:VSAT Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsVSAT installation, configuration, testing, troubleshooting, commissioning, maintenance, operations, NOC, monitoring



    WORK EXPERIENCE >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


    Organisation              :           Telecom Development Company Afghanistan (t/a Roshan)

    Country                       :           Kabul, Afghanistan.

    Designation                 :           VSAT Manager / VSAT Engineer

    Tenure                         :           Jan 07 to Sept 10                                           (3.10 Years appx.)

    Organisation              :           ORG Telecom Ltd.

    Country                       :           Afghanistan.

    Designation                 :           Team Leader / Member – Technical Staff

    Tenure                         :           Dec 04 to Dec 06                                              (2.1 Years appx.)


    Organisation              :           ORG Informatics Ltd.

    Country                       :           Afghanistan.

    Designation                 :           Senior Customer Engineer
    Tenure                         :           Aug 2004 to Nov 04                                         (0.4 Years appx.)


    Organisation              :           DDE ORG Systems Ltd.
    Country                       :           Goa, India.

    Designation                 :           Sr. Customer Eng. / Customer Eng. / Jr. Eng.

    Tenure                        :           Nov 1996 to July 2004                                     (7.9 Years appx.)


    Organisation              :           Zenith Computers Ltd
    Country                       :           Goa, India.

    Designation                 :           Diploma Engineer Trainee

    Tenure                        :           Oct 1995 – Oct 1996                                             (1 Year appx.)



    Job Responsibilities as VSAT Manager at

    Telecom Development Company Afg. – Roshan >>>>>>>>>>>


           Operations and maintenance of Ku-band, EKu-band and C-band VSAT networks and DCME network over VSAT, Fiber and Microwave supported by a team of 6 engineers in Kabul and 10 engineers in remote cities. Total of 75 satellite SCPC links, 5 Hubs and 20 VSATs.


           Troubleshooting & rectifying VSAT problems in the GSM environment to ensure maximum network uptime for GSM voice and data traffic.


           VSAT network monitoring and troubleshooting using Spectrum Analyzer Agilent E4408B ESA - L Series (9 KHz – 26.5 GHz) and VSAT NMS such as NetMAC, Dataminer, etc.


           Interaction with various satellite operators such as Eutelsat, Eurasiasat & Intelsat for satellite link design verification and analysis, satellite link troubleshooting, testing & commissioning and ESVA tests.


           Interaction with various SATCOM vendors for VSAT equipment & bandwidth proposals, and quotations. Vendor-wise review of proposals, quotations and technical evaluation.


           Payment follow up of satellite bandwidth fees to various vendors


           Updating VSAT & DCME equipment databases for inventory control and spares management. Maintaining up-to-date VSAT and DCME domestic and international network drawings for voice, data, internet and signaling.


           Preparation of VSAT outage reports and graphs on monthly basis for determining VSAT network availability and for taking corrective measures to minimize the downtime. Interacted with different departments on daily basis to analyze and solve VSAT related trouble tickets.


           VSAT Capex and Opex forecasting & future plan preparation on basis of company’s business strategy and goals.


           Training of VSAT team on new Satcom products and DCME equipments on regular basis.



    ACHIEVEMENTS as VSAT Engineer/ VSAT Manager at TDCA & as VSAT Consultant at ORG Telecom Afg. >>>>>>>


           Installed and commissioned 1.8m, 2.4m and 3.8m Ku-band VSATs in Afghanistan for SCPC satellite voice links during the first  and second phase of Roshan’s GSM mobile service launch in remote cities of Afghanistan like Ghazni, Logar, Gardez, Khost, Takhar, Laskargah, Waish, Adraskan, Faizabad, Maimana, Uruzgan and Ghor.


           Installed and commissioned SCPC satellite links for international gateway for voice and data traffic between Roshan (Afghanistan) and British Telecom (UK) and between Roshan (Afghanistan) and MGI (Switzerland) for Roshan.


           Installed, configured and deployed DCMEs (Digital Circuit Multiplication Equipments: I-Gate 4000 Edge units) in Afghanistan for inter-city domestic and international voice connectivity thereby reducing the number of satellite / fiber links required between cities. By compressing the voice to 10:1 on the I-Gate units, the satellite bandwidth and fiber lease cost was reduced to 1/10th.


           Core member of successful project for installation and commissioning of two 6.3m Ku-band Hubs in Afghanistan in Kabul and Mazar cities for GSM network expansion and redundancy.


           Core member of successful project for installation and commissioning of 5.6m & 4.5m Ku-band Hubs and four 3.7m Ku-band VSATs in cities like Herat, Kabul, Kandahar, Zaranj, Farah and Bamiyan for GSM Network expansion in Afghanistan. This project was also the part of Ku-band VSAT network (72MHz) migration activity from Satellite Turksat 2A to Eutelsat W5. After the migration, there was a savings of USD 1.1 million over the period 3 years.


           Coordinated important project for the migration of Ku-band VSAT network (100MHz) from Satellite Eutelsat W6 to Lyngsat Express AM-1. After the migration, there was reduction in the E1 per month cost from USD 15,600 to USD 9,600. Annual savings of USD 1.89 million on satellite bandwidth.


           Managed important project for installation and commissioning of one 4.5m C-band hub in Kabul and two 3.7m VSATs in Mazar and Herat in Afghanistan for inter-city voice signaling redundancy on satellite links. 8E1s were installed and commissioned on the C-band VSAT network.


    PROFILE HIGHLIGHTS >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


           12 years of experience in VSAT & 5 years of experience in Computer Hardware & Networking.  6 years of working experience in Telecom Industry.


           Ability to install, configure, test, commission and troubleshoot VSAT systems. Varied experience on SATCOM products available internationally.

           Experience on DCMEs (Digital Circuit Multiplication Devices) i.e. Voice compression equipments such as L3Comm Maxpro & Veraz I-Gate 4000 Edge.

           Good understanding of Satellite Link Budgets.


           Ability to install, configure, upgrade (software & firmware), troubleshoot & maintain Intel-based PCs / Laptops with windows operating systems such as 7, XP, 2000, 2003 server in a Client-Server & LAN–WAN environment .


           Ability to install and configure printers & scanners


           Working experience in Microsoft desktop applications, Antivirus and Email.


           Basic configuration of Routers & Switches, TCP/IP, Subnetting, DNS, & DHCP and troubleshooting commands like Telnet, Ping, Ipconfig and traceroute.


           Familiarity of GSM equipments such as MSC, BSC & BTS, GSM interfaces such A-bis, A-ter, A, E1, PCM and G.703


           Knowledge of project management processes.

           More than five years of first line and second line customer support experience.


           Self motivated, excellent troubleshooting skills, ability to work under pressure within a tight deadline in challenging environment with areas of high risk of life, extreme weather and shortage of competent manpower.

            Represented IBM as their IBM’s Authorized Service Engineer in Goa, India. Fully responsible for installation and maintenance of IBM Servers and workstations.



    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< EDU & TECH QUALIFICATIONS


    Qualification              :           Diploma in Computer Hardware Engineering

    Duration                      :           3 Year Full Time

    Institution                   :           Agnel Polytechnic – Goa, India

    Grade                          :           First

    Year of Passing           :           1995


    Qualification              :           High School Vocational Course in Electronics

    Duration                      :           2 Year Full Time

    Institution                   :           St. Alex Higher Secondary School– Goa, India

    Grade                          :           Distinction

    Year of Passing           :           1993


    Qualification              :           XII Science (Higher Secondary)

    Duration                      :           2 Year Full Time

    Institution                   :           (Smt. Parvatibhai Chowgule College– Goa, India

    Grade                          :           Second

    Year of Passing           :           1991


    Qualification              :           X (School)

    Duration                      :           10 Year

    Institution                   :           St. Xavier’s Institute– Goa, India

    Grade                          :           First

    Year of Passing           :           1989



    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< TECH & OTHER CERTIFICATIONS


           Achieved certification CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)in June 2006 (Not renewed)


           Achieved certification MSCE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer)in November 2003 (Not renewed)


           Achieved certification) IELTS (International English Language Testing System in November 2010 (Score 7.0)

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