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     Date Submitted:13-07-2011
     Last Modified:13-07-2011 (04:23)
    Job information
     Current job:Product Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsVSAT stabilised systems TDMA and SCPC networks WAN optimisation Strong verbal and written communications IP networks Engineering discipline Product testing and evaluation Issue escallation Logical and analytical
    CV

    Objective

    I am an enthusiastic and well motive Communications Engineer with excellent experience and skill in end-to-end service delivery using IP networks and VSAT.  I am seeking to develop my Engineering career and discipline within the telecommunications market. My main area of interest lies with emerging technologies and how these can be developed and deployed in remote locations with limited or no communications infrastructure.

     

    Summary

    Having worked in the remote communications industry for my entire professional career, I have built up a range technical and engineering skills including:

     

    ·         VSAT RF systems

    ·         Fixed, auto acquire and stabilized antenna systems

    ·         SCPC and TDMA network deployment and operation

    ·         IP networking

    ·         IP communication optimization technologies

    ·         End-to-end communications systems design and implementation

    ·         Analytical approach to testing and fault finding systems

     

    At the core of my skill base and experience is a strong understanding of proper engineering discipline, which I feel is imperative within the profession. I display this through excellent communication skills both written and verbal along with a logical and analytical approach to challenges.

     

    Employment History

     

    Product Engineer – Product Development Engineering (Global)

    Harris CapRock Communications

    Denmore road, Aberdeen

     

    February 2009 to present

     

    Responsibilities:

    ·         Product testing, assessment and development for emerging technologies

    ·         Creating technical support documentation

    ·         Creating procedures and processes for operations

    ·         Providing technical training

    ·         Escalation of operational issues for specific products

    ·         Sales and sales engineering support involving customer interfacing meetings

    ·         Subject matter expert for Riverbed WAN optimization devises

    ·         Subject matter expert for SeaTel stabilized antenna systems

     

    Key accomplishments:

    ·         Testing and product solution of WAN optimization product to be rolled out as a customer solution

    ·         Development of standard customer offering for various market verticals

    ·         Customer facing product demonstrations leading to contract wins

     

    Graduate Engineer – Engineering EMEA

    Harris CapRock Communications

    Denmore road, Aberdeen

     

    June 2008 to February 2009

     

    During my time as a graduate engineer I was moved around various departments within the company building skills within these departments and gaining an appreciation of their function:

     

    ·         Build and Test

    o   Building and testing both stabilized and fixed VSAT terminals

    o   Wiring equipment racks

    o   Factory Acceptance Testing of complete systems prior to deployment

     

    ·         RF/Teleport Engineering

    o   Maintenance of teleport infrastructure

    o   Commissioning of newly installed 8m antenna including focusing of sub-reflector.

    o   Link budget design

     

    ·         Network Operations Centre

    o   First line for remote site issues

    o   Remote trouble shooting and resolution of remote site issues

     

    ·         Sales Engineering

    o   Assisting with design for bid proposals

     

    Education

    University of Aberdeen

    BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Communications

    Graduated: July 2008

    Award: 2:1

     

    Relevant courses

    ·         Communications Engineering

    ·         Communications Engineering 2

    ·         Optical Engineering

    ·         C/C++ programming

    ·         Computer and Software Engineering

    ·         Digital Signal Processing

     

     

    Honours Project

     

    Final year honours project conducted in conjunction with Harris CapRock communications:

    ·         Characterisation of VoIP over Satellite

     

    Technical/Product Skills

    ·         VSAT technologies and deployment strategies

    ·         Basic Cisco networking

    ·         Microsoft office suite

    ·         SeaTel & Orbit stabilised antenna systems

    ·         Riverbed Steelhead WAN optimisation devices

    ·         Iridium satellite systems

    ·         iDirect INIFINITY and EVOLUTION platforms

     

    Professional Skills

    ·         Strong engineering discipline

    ·         Professional

    ·         High level of technical writing ability for a wide range of audiences

    ·         Proficient in verbal communication and presentations

    ·         Team player

    ·         Worked globally

    ·         Flexible/adaptable

    ·         Enthusiastic and self motivated


     

    Relevant Training Courses:

     

    Cisco

    ICND 1 & ICND 2 (CCNA) Training

    Duration: 10 days

     

    iDirect

    INFINITI Basic IOM

    Duration: 5 days

     

    Riverbed

    Steelhead Appliance Deployment and Management

    Duration: 4 days

     

    Global VSAT Forum (GVF)

    GVF501W GVF Introduction to VSAT Technology: GVF VSAT Installer Level 1

    Duration: Self taught

     

    GVF502W. VSAT Installation Fundamentals: GVF VSAT Installer Level 2

    Duration: Self taught

     

    GVF503IW. iDirect VSAT Installation: GVF Installer Level 3i

    Duration: Self taught

     

    SeaTel

    SeaTel Europe in house training

    Duration: 3 Days


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