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     Date Submitted:19-03-2012
     Last Modified:19-03-2012 (08:09)
    Job information
     Current job:NOC Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsMid-career experience in GSM & Satellite networks
    CV

      BSEE; Telecom: GSM & Satellite (Network Operations Centre Engineer)

     

    Career Objective

                                 Interested in working in an environment where the depth in knowledge and professional skills can elevate the intellect, an organization where conductive & homogeneous environment is prevalent.

    Personal Information

     

    Nationality:      Pakistan

    DOB:                15th Aug 1983

    Visa status:       Work permit (United Arab Emirates)

    Academic Qualifications                                

     

    Year

    Institution and Qualification

    Grading

    2002-06

     

    B.S. Electrical Engg (final year specialization in electronics & telecommunication) from

    Universityof Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.

    Avg. scoring -  76.07 %

    A Grade

    1999-01

    Foundation of Sciences (Pre-Engineering)

    GovernmentCollege, Lahore.

    (820 / 1100) -  74.54 %

    A Grade

    1997-99

    Matriculation (Sciences)

    G.B.H.S, Tufail Road, Lahore.

    (707 / 850)   -  83.18 %

    A+ Grade

     

    Job Experience

     

    Feb 09 – till now

    Company      :      Thuraya Satellite Telecommunication company, Dubai, UAE.
    Designation  :      NOC Engineer (Thuraya-NOC/GSOMC/AOC/SOC)

     

    • Supervises Gateway Station (GS)'s O&M team in daily operations ensuring that operational and preventive maintenance procedures are correctly followed. Monitors, controls & configures Advanced Operations Centre (AOC), Satellite Operations Centre (SOC) and Gateway Station part of the System to ensure uninterrupted services (voice/packet) to Thuraya subscribers.

    • Problem recovery for all available circuits in all gateways following procedures provided.

    • Analyzing the statistics of satellite resources usage, airtime usage records (AURs) and major alarms.

    • Configuring the changes requested by optimization/engineering teams in required databases at NOC, GS-OMC & P-OMC server systems i.e. changing configuration at L-Band's frequency slots (FSs) assigned to a beam, configuring a beam's bcch & other CChs at carrier level of a FS, configuring TOD plans for all beams over a year covering all major occasions; after analyzing each beam's resources' utilization, traffic volume, success rate, block calls, drop calls & average idle TSs aggregations.

    • Running OTA on online databases for analysis from time to time as per the network resources update requirements & also as per the call blockage collected data for all beams in the network. Thereby updating the online DB in case of a minor change or copying it with a new name & making major changes to it followed by putting the new DB online at the lowest traffic instant of the day.

    • Supports investigating and fixing system problems using provided needed data, GS/AOC testing on the Reference Test bed (RTB) and in field (e.g. new services) testing, as required.

    • Preparing WAs in coordination with the vendor support, as per the operational requirements needed for solving problems, fault recovery & vantage cases traces.

    • Supports in the installation and commissioning of newly introduced subsystems.

    • Coordinates with other depts. i.e. NSS, INVAS, System Engg, Product & Development regarding outages/requests at their ends & Customer care regarding packet (IP/DSL/Gmprs terminals) issues.

    • Supports the product & development teams in providing/analyzing the needed input data used for   improving the traffic & performance aggregations of the products & applications respectively. 

    • Participates in preparation of monthly system reports such as KPI monthly report for management.

     

     

     

    Sep 06 – Jan 09

    Company      :      Mobilink Pakistan (An Orascom Telecom company)                   
    Designation  :      NOC Engineer (Mobilink-NOC/OMCR)

     

    During my 2-1/2 year stay at OMC-R, I came across logical handling of the performance & configuration of radio part of a GSM network. I was mainly in the NOC-EAN/Deployment configuration teams (Motorola + Alcatel) where my major responsibilities included:

    • Level-2 support to field engineers related to logical configuration of sites & BSCs, often resolving a problem by re-configuring some parameters or the whole logical database of a site/BSC at OMCR.

     

    • Creation & linkage of a BSC to the OMC-R Server/Agent by configuring X25/IP addresses at Type-2 router’s TSs & their linkage to Type-1(omc-r) router's TSs, making NUCs(Nail up connections) via uncompressed CICs-TSs (if via ATM) between intra/inter MSCs.

     

    • Performed major OMCR night activities i.e. Cutover & Migration of BSCs, RXCDR swapping, re-parenting of sites, E1-abis shifting, Optimization related WOs, LAC/CI change of cells/BSCs, CIC testing/No Audio of aters, Edge implementation at cell & BSC levels, GPRS shifting of Alcatel BSC, GB parameters & RAC change (activity related to GPRS shifting of a BSC), Motorola NEs’ software up gradations, AMR project, logical del/creation of cells & add/del of int/ext neis to omcr-cells, etc.

     

    • Managing Alcatel's OMCR administrative issues in Sun Solaris i.e. handling of accounts & no. of users/server or agent, scripts making, admin & root-level configurations, etc.

    • Worked on Mobilink’s newly employed automated alarm reporting & escalating system TEMIP, designed by Hewlett-Packard mainly for creating a vendor independent monitoring/escalating platform in a multivendor NMC.

    • WOs implementation related to different depts. i.e. RF optimization (i.e. radio link related parameters' modify/change at cell/BSC levels, freqs/neis change). Deployment (i.e. sites/BSC equipages, CO downloads for new & live NEs, Sites’ RF expansions, Sites’ splitting, alarms equipages for sites & BSCs, daising-chaining a live direct site & reversely). BSS planning (ater/signalling links add/del. at BSC & RXCDR ends, nailing at RXCDR end & HR/FR enabling on radios). QoS for monitoring & analyzing the counters/indicators(KPIs) of the Alcatel/Motorola BSS system related to performance of the network i.e. zero calls, zero terminating calls, DCR, CSSR, HSR, etc.

     

    • Configuration & troubleshooting of Alcatel/Motorola GPRS facility at BSC-ater, MFS-Gpu card/PCU, Frame Relay-DLCI, ATM-VCI/VPI & SGSN-NSVC levels.

     

    • Preparation of daily/monthly system reports such as KPI monthly report for management.

    • Worked in NOC-QoS; a newly created sub-section in our NOC. The notion behind its creation was   to monitor, analyze & act on the affected KPIs well before their escalation by Optimization/BSS planning & other depts. Developed WAs/SOPs with other team members during the preliminary stages of this newly inducted sub-section as i did receive prior foreign training on this relevance.

    Foreign Training

     

    Feb 4 -10, 2007

    Course Title  :     Alcatel GSM: Introduction to QoS &Traffic Load Monitoring
    Location        :     Alcatel MENA Regional Head Office, SMART Village, Cairo, Egypt.

     

    • Studied which & how to monitor & analyze the important counters/indicators i.e. KPIs of the BSS system at the air interface level for ensuring network’s good health.

    • Studied various causes of failures in the call setup procedures due to i.e. congestion at RACH, SDCCH or TCH allocation phases & causes of HO failures.

    • Calculating & Optimizing the Erlang traffic load per cell. Computation of call mix of a cell in order to define the capacity of the network. Cell dimensioning + Re-dimensioning (how many TRXs to be put in that cell) from call mix data.

    Trainee Engineer

     

    Jan - Aug, 2006

    Company      :      Mobilink Pakistan (An Orascom Telecom company)                   
    Designation  :      BSS/TRX Trainee Engineer (Mobilink-RAN)

     

    • Worked at Motorola’s BSS part, know its BSS level architecture, its connectivity with the NSS part     & network’s intra/inter cities connectivity via optic fiber & Lucent's voice compression unit-ATM (ingresses & egresses), which was in use before the massive deployment of affordable Huwaei ofjan.                                                                         

    • Troubleshooting & maintenance of Motorola’s BSS equipment i.e. BTS (DRIs & related RTFs), BSC/RXCDR (E1-GDP, MSI, Gproc, Gclk cards & their related RSL/ E1, MTL/SS7, XBL & OML/X25 logical links), software troubleshooting of Motorola’s PCU(packet control unit-GPRS handling equipment co-located with the BSC).

     

    • Troubleshooting & maintenance of terrestrial M/W links i.e. PDH, SDH & SDH-rings and of makes i.e. NEC, Alcatel & Altium.

    Skills

     

    Comput-ing

    • Fundamentals of Computer networking.

    • HTTP, SMTP, FTP, DNS, DHCP, UDP, TCP/IP.

    • Routing in the internet & routing algorithms.

    • Computer architecture & machine language.

    • MS-office course from Aptech intl. Educ. institute, Lahore.

    • Programming in Assembly language.

    • Verilog Hardware Description Language(VHDL)

    • Data structures and algorithms design in Java.

    • Fundamentals of VOIP.

    Languag-es

    • Fluent in English (read/write/verbal)

    • Urdu/Hindi/Punjabi (native languages)

    • Arabic/Persian (read/write/verbal –beginner's level)

    Driving

    • Holds valid computerized UAE’s driving license (Right hand drive).

    • Holds valid computerized Pakistan’s driving license (Left hand drive).

     

    Presenta-tions

    • GSM (in 3rd year)

    • CDMA (in 4th year)

    • RISC based microprocessor in VHDL (in 4th year)

    • Guided Missiles & NVDs (in 2nd year)

    Research &

    Projects

     

    • My final year project was MATLAB Simulation of WLL System based on CDMA.

    • In 8th semester, implemented aRISC based microprocessor in VHDL.

    • In 5th semester, implemented a project of designing AM Receiver and FM transmitter.

    • In 4th semester, implemented a project of designing Infrared detector.

    Memberships

     

     

    • Associate engineer Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC).

    Foreign Travelling

     

     

    • In April 2006, Visited Saudi Arabia.

    • In Feb 2007, Visited Egypt.

    • In Aug 2008, Visited Dubai.

    • In Nov 2008, Visited UAE.

    • In March 2011, Visited UK, Germany & France.

     

     

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