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     Date Submitted:25-08-2011
     Last Modified:25-08-2011 (07:29)
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     Current job:Project Manager / System Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:, , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSatcom systems design, integration, implementation. Project management, link budget (satellite and microwave LOS), PMP, CCNA


    Proven track record with more than twenty years of experience and expertise as both Senior System Engineer and Project Manager throughout the entire project life cycle for large scale and technically complex commercial and military satellite communication networks.  Develop cost effective technical solutions to satisfy customer and stakeholder goals and objectives.  Balance requirements against costs and resources, scheduling, prioritize efforts, manage risks, and resolve issues and conflicts.  Evaluate markets, identify strategic partners, and develop opportunities for business by generating proposals, white papers and negotiating contracts. 

    Heavily experienced with the generation of project documents, test plans, contract compliance requirements, while serving as the on-site liaison for the customer/client.  Skilled in communications system design and development, test and operation with a strong working knowledge of multi-vendor implementation of satellite access technologies (FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, DVB), link budgets, IP networking, IP accelerators (PEP), VoIP, traffic analysis, operational procedures, test equipment and interference mitigation.

    Expert level proficiency in hands-on analysis, troubleshooting, optimization of circuits for services including VoIP, video and data. Provision interconnect media such as fiber, copper microwave, or satellite, based on actual or projected requirement.  Proficiency in Cisco router and switch configuration including aspects such as redundancy, VoIP/VoFR, QOS, dynamic routing (RIP, EIGRP, BGP, OSPF), security, and load balancing.  Expert level proficiency with software productivity tools including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, Project, Visio, SQL, SatMaster, and Visual Basic.




    PT ALPHA CONSULTING – ASIA PACIFIC, Jakarta, Indonesia                              2002 – Present

    Owner/ Program Manager/ System Engineer

    Direct business operations, including project development, system design, sales, finance, training and O&M support.  Collaborate with C-Level, upper management and stakeholders on the establishment of architecture and strategic direction of highly-complex projects.

    ·         Conceived, planned, organized, and executed key projects to improve products, facilities, systems, and/or operations by assessing and prioritizing opportunities.

    ·         Defined objectives and requirements, developed financial justification, provided engineering solutions, organized resources, and managed implementation plans.

    ·         Evaluated risks and their associated cost and schedule impacts.

    ·         Developed and presented technical briefings and reports to senior executives.

    Key Projects:

    -         Kohanudnas (Military), Indonesia – Overall responsibility for the network design, implementation, configuration and test for several phases of a large VSAT program for the Indonesian military.  Project required TDMA DAMA satellite links utilizing IP over frame relay for VoIP and data traffic for supporting radar site connectivity as well as intra-branch coordination of Army, Navy, and Air Force divisions of Indonesian military.

    -         Ministry of Home Affairs, South Korea – Completed the systems engineering and program management duties of several large projects for the implementation and optimization of ministry infrastructure.  Multiple projects required end-to-end integration and configuration of baseband equipment, comprised of Cisco 7000/3800 Series Routers utilizing IP connectivity for high availability; TDMA DAMA VSAT, VoIP trunking, MPEG-4 video, and secure Internet/Intranet connectivity.

    -         Department of Agriculture, Philippines – System design, integration, and test/commissioning of a turnkey communications network. Implementation included configuration/test of TDMA DAMA VSAT, Cisco Routers & Switches, video codecs, hardware firewall, caching servers and network interconnection for Internet services. Also provided initial operations support, training, and long-term O&M system support. 

    NSI COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, San Diego, California                                           1992 – 2002

    (formerly ComStream and Spar Communications Group)

    Program Manager / Systems Engineer

    Provided full-scale program management and systems engineering in the South America and SE Asia regions.

    ·         Led project teams through all phases of standard project lifecycle – feasibility, initiation, planning, execution, monitoring/controlling and closing – in alignment with PMI standard methodology.

    ·         Defined project requirements with key stakeholders and developed project charter and scope document; obtained sponsors and approval through formal and informal tollgates.

    ·         Technical proposal preparation including system design, link budgets, third party product qualification, test plan preparation, implementation schedules

    ·         Wrote and executed informal/formal test plans based on analysis of system requirements demonstrating conformity of equipment to specification.

    Key Projects:

    -         Korean Air Force, South Korea – Provided expert level on-base operational support for military TDMA VSAT system used for tracking Japan Sea traffic.  System is also used for ground to air traffic coordination of military aircraft.

    -         Korea Telecom, South Korea – Several large infrastructure projects for the public telephone carrier for South Korea.  Provided systems engineering and overall program management for the equipment provisioning and establishment of wireless services.

    -         Americatel/Grupo Santo Domingo, Colombia:  Managed project and performed the duties of In-country Project Engineer.  Responsible for project design and oversight of implementation aspects including: sub-contractors, TDMA VSAT, microwave, civil facilities (buildings & infrastructure), LEC Class switches, Cisco Routers, multiplexer sub-system, protocol conversion, and T1/E1 support.


    GTE SPACENET, Mountain View, California

    (formerly Contel ASC and Equatorial Communications)                                        1989 - 1992

    Project Engineer

    Implemented and commissioned large VSAT hubs and networks throughout North America, South America, and Asia; coordinated internal and contracted resources.

    ·         System design, integration and field implementation for large satellite based networks (+1000 sites)

    ·         Oversaw schedule and initiated management alerts and corrective actions for schedule delays.

    ·         Managed budget and variances; evaluated nature of variances and notified customer and internal management regarding cost overruns.

    ·         Responsible for maintaining the local uplink facility (supporting 10k+ users/VSATs) including fully redundant baseband, up/down-converters, HPAs, and multiple 13M tracking antennas.  



    Languages:                  Visual Basic, C/C++, Perl, SQL, Shell, BSD, Linux, UNIX, Solaris, Cisco IOS

    Networking:                  LAN, WAN, Frame Relay, ISDN, ATM, SDLC, T1(SF/ESF/RBS), E1(CAS/CCS), Serial Data Interfaces, TCP/IP, RIP, OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, VLAN, VPN, SIP, VoIP, VoFR, QOS, NTP, SNMP

    Software:                      MS Office (Word/Excel/Outlook/PowerPoint/Access), MS Project, Primavera, MS Visio, SatMaster, VMware, IXChariot, Iperf, WireShark

    Test Equipment:           Spectrum Analyzers, Network Analyzers, Protocol Analyzers, BERT Set, RF Power Meters, Satellite Simulators, Noise Figure Meters, O-scopes



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