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     Date Submitted:29-08-2012
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     Current job:Satcom System Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsSatellite Networking VSAT RF Engineering Link Budget SATCOM Satellite Communication iDirect Technical Support Project Implementation Satellite Systems Engineering System Integration Testing System Integration Vendor Management IP Routing & Sw
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    Summary:

     

    An experienced Satellite Systems Engineer with five years of experience in design and integration of both commercial and defence turnkey Satellite Networks. With strong system engineering skills and multiple successful turnkey project execution track record, it is a second nature to work in tight schedules under pressure at full potential. Deep understanding of RF, Satellite networks, project planning, customer relations and vendor management are some of my key skills, developed working as lead systems engineer for large scale System Integration projects.     

     

    Career Objective:

     

    To obtain a Systems Engineer or Engineering management position to maximize my potential and efficiently utilize the skills developed from the past jobs for the growth and expansion of the new organization.

     

    CAREER & EDUCATION HISTORY

     

    2010 – 2011       System Engineer– Satellite Networks Group,

    ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) Pte Ltd, Singapore.

     

    Key Responsibilities:

     

    • To come up with network solutions based on customer requirements.
    • To carry out link budget calculations, Site surveys, System design documentation and design review.
    • To generate necessary documentation for equipment level and system level ATP, and to conduct acceptance tests in presence of customers for sub-systems and complete network which includes modems, up converters, down converters, LNA / LNBs, HPA and antenna systems.
    • Key responsibilities includes other field works as provided in the below section as required.

     

    Key Achievements:

     

    • Promoted internally twice in 5 years. Purely based on performance and results.
    • Successful completion and delivery of 4 different turnkey projects during this duration which includes 2 transportable earth station systems for airborne satcoms applications for IAI-MALAT, Israel and 2 satcom turnkey networks for commercial broadcast applications for Etisalat, UAE. 

     

    2008 – 2010       Senior Assistant System Engineer– Satellite Networks Group,

    ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) Pte Ltd, Singapore.

     

    Key Responsibilities:

     

    • To take lead in prototype project of Trailer Mounted Satellite Earth Station to develop it to a standard product.
    • To develop necessary drawings / documentation for network integration, to plan and organize resources for project execution.
    • To identify and evaluate the products based on the network requirement. Work with the vendor / suppliers to optimize the solution.

     


    Key Achievements:

     

    • Product conversion of Trailer Mounted Satellite Earth Station (A fully sustained 3.9m transportable earth station with complete Tx & Rx chain redundancy) from a standard prototype project for IAI-MALAT, Israel.
    • Returning customers for 90% of projects which has been worked on purely based on work standards and project delivery satisfaction.
    • Successful completion and delivery of 4 different turnkey projects during this duration, which includes 2 transportable earth station systems for airborne satcoms applications for Rheinmetall Defense Germany and 2 satcom turnkey networks for defence applications in Vietnam MoD and Peru Navy respectively. 

     

    2006 – 2008       Assistant System Engineer– Satellite Networks Group,

    ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) Pte Ltd, Singapore.

     

    Key Responsibilities:

     

    • Execution of on-site system integration managing groups of sub-contractors and vendors in different locations and reporting back to HQ.
    • To carry out system qualification tests after system integrations for individual sites.
    • To generate operation and maintenance manuals and training documents, training phase includes providing training for operators of different level of expertise to equip them with necessary skills to operate and maintain the network.
     

    Key Achievements:

     

    • Completion of 2 key overseas projects in India in which the contributions as an associate engineer in implementing and managing the projects played a key role in success of the projects.

     

    Key Skills:

     

    • Very good knowledge of Satellite network design, IF-RF skills, Ku-Band, C-Band, DBS Band systems.
    • Hands on experience with Cisco routers and switches and very good understanding of OSI and TCP IP networking models.
    • Good understanding and knowledge of IP Routing Protocols, Switching, Frame Relay, IP Security (VPN, ACL), LAN, WAN, IPV6.
    • Satellite Ground Network System design and link budget expertise for end-to-end video, voice and data communications.
    • Excellent hands on experience on configuration and set up of wide range of Satcom equipment.
    • Preparation of test procedures and Acceptance Test cases for individual network components and overall network. Execution of all required test measurements for earth stations such as EIRP, G/T measurements, Pattern optimization and tests for baseband modems, RF Tx/Rx chain equipment tests.
    • Good knowledge of turnkey Satcom network system integration experience.
    • Good equipment level and system level troubleshooting skills.
    • Knowledge and design experience of AC power systems, HVAC systems for equipment enclosures on both mobile and fixed platforms.
    • Knowledge on prototype projects and product transfer to standard product.
    • Deep understanding of mechanical vibration standards, mechanical production, integration & testing developed through active participation in system integration on mobile and marine platforms.
    • Strong experience in working directly with both customers and suppliers to present ideas and concepts to solve technical problems or to develop solutions.

     


    Professional Training & Qualifications:

     

    • iDirect IOM– Qualified for Installation, Operation and Maintenance of iDirect Hub and VSAT products.
    • C2SAT– Certified Installer for C2SAT Marine Antenna.
    • EPAK– Trained Installer for EPAK Marine Antenna.
    • CCNA – Cisco Certified Network Associate.

     

    Key Equipment and Software Expertise:

     

    • Very comfortable with typical network measurement instruments such as
      • Signal Generators
      • Power Meters
      • Spectrum Analysers
      • VNA
    • Very familiar with satcom and network equipment such as
      • Modems
      • Up-down converters
      • HPA / TWTA
      • LNA / LNB
      • Antenna Controller (ACU) and Beacon Receivers
      • UPCs
      • Cisco Switches and routers
      • UPS & Power Systems
    • Experienced in installation and commissioning of different antenna as given below
      • VSAT
      • Automated Earth Station Antenna up to 11m
      • Flyaway & quick deployable terminals
      • Marine VSAT terminals (Orbit, C2SAT, EPAK, Seatel)
    • Experience in using softwares such as Solidworks, Visio, MS Office, Mathcad, Sat Master Pro etc.

     

    Education:

     

    2010 – 2011       University of Plymouth, United Kingdom,

    BSc(Hons) Electrical and Electronics Engineering

     

    • Core Modules (Final Year) – RF & Microwave Engineering, Digital Signal Processing, Motor Control and Design, Design and Control of Renewable Energy
    • As final year project, developed a mobile phone detector to pick up stray transmissions.

     

    2003 – 2006       Republic Polytechnic,Singapore,

    Diploma in Electronics Engineering (Wireless Communications)

     

    • Core Modules (Final Year) – Mobile Communications, RF Engineering Technology, Data Communications, Digital Signal Processing
    • As final year project, developed a heart monitoring system that is connected to PDA via blue-tooth.

     

    Personal Information:

     

    Date Of Birth      : 21 March 1985

    Nationality         : Indian (Singapore Permanent Resident)

     

    References:

     

    References upon request


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