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     Date Submitted:01-10-2012
     Last Modified:03-06-2015 (07:03)
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     Current job:Manager Operations (Ground Segments & Satcom)
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsSatellite Ground Station RF Engineering Antennas RF Test Engineering Satellite communications VSAT Teleport Broadcast
    CV

    2015-Present

     

     

    2008-2015

    Operations Manager (Ground Systems and Satcom)

    This major position cover the responsibilities such as
     
    1. Evaluation, up gradation and operations of ground segments and communication earth stations network all across the country.
    2. Expansion of the existing infrastructure at various sites to incorporate state of the art technology
    3. Project management and strategy development.
    4. Development of LEO earth stations across the country for remote sensing applications.

     

    Satellite / RF System Engineer

    Paksat International (www.paksat.com.pk)     2008-2015

    ▪  Development of Satellite Ground Stations for LEO and GEO Satellites

    ▪  Development of IOT Test Facilities for satellites.

    ▪  Evaluation, Integration, Validation and Verification of new systems into existing chains

    ▪  Modelling of System Design Architectures to incorporate latest technologies

    ▪  Project Management

    ▪  End to End solutions for SATCOM customers

    ▪  Networking

    ▪  Implementation and validation of projects based on Earth Stations/ Space Standards such as ECSS-E-ST-70C , ECSS-E-ST-10-06C,  EIA-410 etc.

     

    Satellite Ground Station Engineer

    Paksat International ( www.paksat.com.pk)      2008-2015

    ▪  Troubleshooting, rectification of errors in ground stations  in 24/7 operational environment

    ▪  Procurement, integration and testing of running spares in existing systems at ground stations

    ▪  Routine operations management

    ▪  Monitoring and maintenance of all subsystems at ground stations for in time preventive measures

    ▪  Regular testing of RF, Antenna systems and network subsystems for performance check.

     

    LEO Antenna Design Engineer

    Satellite Research and  Development Centre Lahore         2012-2015

     

    ▪  Design and development of antennas for LEO spacecrafts

    ▪  Optimizations of Antenna parameters for various applications

    ▪  Integration, Testing and troubleshooting of designed antennas on LEO spacecrafts to meet design and AIT standards.

     

    SATCOM Engineer

    Paksat International (www.paksat.com.pk)      2008-2015

     

    ▪  Development of Hub based , point to point  IP based VSAT networks

    ▪  MCPC and Teleporting facilities development

    ▪  Satellite Transponder bandwidth and power management, monitoring and operations

    ▪  Troubleshooting of digital satellite communication systems based on CCDF, EVM etc tools

    ▪  Deep understanding of DVB-S and DVB-S2 technology

     

    Business or sectorTechnology sector

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

     

    2012-2014

     

     

    2004-2008

    Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

     

    COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Lahore, Pakistan

     

    Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering

    NWFP University of Engineering & Technology

    PERSONAL SKILLS

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Urdu

    Other language(s)

    English

     

    Communication skills

    Clear and  Understandable Communication, well working knowledge of communications terms used  in satellites (GEO and LEO) related projects. Formal correspondence related to project managements etc.

     

    Listening  and  Understanding

     

    Organisational / managerial skills

    Team Management- This skill mastered during team formations related to different projects at different ground stations and sites.

    Project Management- Expertise gain in executing various projects such as ground station developments, IOT facility development, geolocation system integration into network,  satcom projects.

    Resource Management- This skill has been flourished with satcom projects mainly by managing the limited resources and time to produce the optimum results.

    Risk Management-  Evaluating the risk of failures and possible remedies for it during execution of above mentioned projects.

     

     

    Job-related skills

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    ▪  Requirement estimation- This skill is developed in pre plan phases of estimation and assessment of

    Resources to achieve objectives.

    ▪  Fault identification and rectification- Routine maintenance of earth stations

    ▪  Quality management- Assessment and evaluation of work at every project. Assuring the best available option for projects while optimizing the cost.

    ▪  Safety- During projects executions and routine maintenance, safety of staff is always a first priority.

     

    Computer skills

     

    ▪  Microsoft Office™ tools-It is used for routine reports, presentations etc.

    ▪  Matlab- solving mathematical  models  for complex rf problems etc

    ▪  Agilent Command Expert –used for development of RF test bench solution for ground station maintenance

    ▪  Agilent Vee Pro- used in RF testing

    ▪  Visual Dot Net Framework- Programming environment used for creating algorithms such as telemetry processing algorithms for cross checks.

    ▪  Numerical Electromagnetic Code- Estimation of antenna performance

    ▪  High Frequency Structure Simulator- simulations of microwave environment of ground segment.

    ▪  VSA 89600 Digital communication analyzer- to trouble shoot the digital communications over DVB broadcast. To early detects any interference through the use of Error vector magnitudes etc.

    ▪   FTP used for file transfer in ground based networks.

    ▪   PuTTY, for serial communications with devices

    ▪  SSH used for shell commands for remote servers based on CENTos system (linux)

    ▪  Hands on experience in operating Linux (Ubuntu and CENTos)


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