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     Date Submitted:02-08-2012
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     Current job:Senior Satcom / Network Engineer & Trainer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:,
     KeywordsMicrosoft Sharepoint Portal Server, Microsoft ISA, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Servers, AD, Linux Servers /Firewall /Proxy, Clustering, Network Security /Internet Security, Cisco Routers /ISDN/VPN /Access-lists /PIX, Approved installer Allied Telesyn Ro
    CV

    Objective

    To apply my skills and experience at a wider scale and in a demanding work environment; and to explore learning and growth possibilities in advanced IT technologies, and use my skills to the growth of company.

    Experience

    June 2011 – Present                         LSE Space GmbH (Dubai) Defense & Space Industry

     

    Senior SatCom / Network Engineer & Trainer.

    §  Training Rig Installation, upgrade, Maintenance

    §  Assembling the Satellite Ground Stations for Operation.

    §  Configuring Cisco Unified Call Manager/ VOIP Components.

    §  Conducting Training for Satellite Communication Systems & Ground Terminals.

    §  Procedure Validation for End User Training.

    §  Anchor Station/ NCC Equipment Configuration set up and Trainer for:

    1. Harware Maintenance procedure trainings for HP DL360 Server, Cisco 3750G/X Switches, Cisco 2960 Switches, Juniper SSG 140 Firewall, Cisco ASA 5520 Firewall, Cisco 4240 IPS/IDS, Cisco 6503E Layer 3 Switch, KVM IP, Racks.
    2. Software Configuration training for Active Directory, DNS, Site to Site Replication,NPAS Server,Certification Authority, Distributed File System, Windows Software Update Services(WSUS), IIS, MS Exchange, HP iLO, MSA2000 SAN with iSCSI, ESXi Vmware Hypervisor, Vsphere vCenter Server, Symantec Netbackup, Mcafee EPO.
    3. Configuration training for Cisco 3750G/X Switches, Cisco 2960 Switches, Juniper SSG 140 Firewall, Cisco ASA 5520 Firewall, Cisco 4240 IPS/IDS, Cisco 6503E Layer 3 Switch, NTP Server, HP 1/8 Tape Storage Autoloader.
    4. Configuration Management, HelpDesk Training, Performance Management.

     


    Feb 2010-June 2011                 European International College, Abudhabi

     

    IT Specialist and Support & Trainer

    §  Developed web based College management system for Students, advisers and management.

    §  Training of Post Graduate Diploma Students for Business Software Applications.

    §  Management of Active directory domain, email system, Antivirus, System Troubleshooting, Proxy, Firewall Databases and Course management System MOODLE.

    §  Management of Network & Systems Infrastructure. Upgrade & Backup of System Resources

    §  Research and Development of Systems & Network Related Solution for employees.

    §  Implementation of New Technologies & Staff training for its use.

     

    January 2009-Sep 2009                   Magic Island Technologies, VBC, Baghdad, iraq.

     

    Senior Network Engineer/ Team Lead

    §  Management of IT Infrastructure. (Vsat, Fiber, Cisco Routers & Switches, Linux Servers, Network Monitoring systems. MySql Databases)

    §  Monitoring of Complete Network & Systems

    §  Management of Upgrade & Maintenance Process.

    §  Designing of Procedures and Processes to effectively implement solutions

    §  Assisting other departments on consulting for system troubleshooting

    §  Monitoring , Troubleshooting & Management of Satellite links

    §  Complex network traffic analysis and identification of problems.

    §  Team Co-Ordination and Support.

     

     

     General Manager Networks  / Senior Network Engineer

    §  Set up a Call Center and Wireless Broadband for Quicklink in Islamabad.

    §  Managed Wireless ISP, Firewalls, Security, Bandwidth Manager, Linux and Microsoft Environment. MS SQL/Access databases.

    §  Managed Network for Idirect VSAT HUB.

    §  Client Infrastructures Designs & Support

    §  Support to International Clients for routine issues.

     

     Projects:UNDP, Afghan Ministries, JICA Pakistan and Afghanistan, Wireless Broad Band ISP Setup in Kabul and Islamabad.

     

     

    Sep 2002–July 2004                     InterActive Communications. Islamabad, Pakistan

     

    System Administrator

    §  Onsite support to clients for network Design Implementation and Administrative Tasks

    §  Office Network management, Active Directory, Antivirus updates and system support

    §  Maintenance of Domain/ E-mail / firewall / CVS system/ MS SQL databases for Organization

     

    Projects: National Defense College, Pakistan Television, Virtual University Lahore

     

     

    Sep 2001– Aug 2002                   Siemens Pakistan. Islamabad, Pakistan

     

    Network Engineer

    §  Design & Development of PABx Billing Softwareusing Ms Access.

    §  Survey and designing of communication Networks (Voice/Data)

     

    Projects: PTV routers ISDN connectivity, OGDC Fiber Connectivity Project

     

    Nov 1997–Nov 2000                   Netzone. Islamabad, Pakistan

    System Engineer

    §  Implementation of LAN for clients

    §  Customer support for internet connectivity, system troubleshooting & Upgrades

    §  RAS, Proxy, Firewall, Support, Troubleshooting

     

    Projects: British Broad Cast, Daewoo International

     

    Education

     

    Technical

    B.S. Computer Science.

    1999–2002                     Preston University                  Islamabad, Pakistan

     

    ·         Corning Fiber Approved Installer for Fiber and Copper products.

    ·         Allied Telesyn Approved Installer and Engineer for Routers & Switches

    ·         CCNA 2.0

    ·         Diploma in Computer Electronics and Telecom. (18 Months)

    ·         Infrastructure Training on Microsoft Windows, Active Directory, Exchange and SharePoint Portal Server(MOC)

     

     

    Skills/Technologies
    Implemented.

    MS SQL/ Oracle/ MS ACCESS , Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server, Microsoft ISA, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Servers, AD, Linux Servers /Firewall /Proxy, Clustering, Network Security /Internet Security, Cisco Routers /ISDN/VPN /Access-lists /PIX, Approved installer Allied Telesyn Routers & Switches, Network Design & Implementation, Technical Project Management, VOIP PABX Asterisk /SIP, Wireless Broadband, Approved Installer of corning fiber. VSATS commissioning, iDirect HUB & Clients.GSM Backhauling, MAC OS.

    Personal
    Details

    Date of Birth :    12th of August, 1974.
    Place of Birth:     Gujrat, Pakistan

    Nationality:         Pakistani

    Interests

    Conducting research & learning newer technologies, Badminton, Computers, Video Games, Sci-Fi / Adventure Movies

     

    References

     

    Mr. Tahir, General Manager Operations, Quicklink Communications, tahir(at)quicklinktele.net

    Mr. Rafay Noor, Manager Networks, Aksa Solutions, rafay(at)aksa-sds.com

    Mr. Hussain Jawwad, Team Lead VSAT (Deployment O&M),Interactive,  hussain.jawwad(at)iacgrp.com
    Mr. JC Heit, Operations Manager, MagicIsland Technologies, USA/IRAQ, jc(at)onetraveler06.com

     



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