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     Date Submitted:30-01-2013
     Last Modified:30-01-2013 (10:44)
    Job information
     Current job:Director Site Strategy
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     Keywordsmobile communications operations, engineering, software, network management
    CV

    Objective

    To seek a senior management position in a technology-centric organisation with strong focus on mobile/satellite communications and/or software design/development

    Experience

    Inmarsat, London UK                                                                                   Apr 1992 – present

     

    Director, Site Strategy                                                                                   Jan 2012present

    Project management, technical RFP preparation, evaluation of bids, site selection, contract negotiations and implementation for Ka-band satellite earth stations in an efficient time-constrained manner within budget. Role also includes negotiation of technological solution for high-speed/high-capacity broadband terrestrial networks to support satellite services

    Director, Technology Alignment Strategy                                                    Jan 2009Dec 2011

    Part of Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) activities, responsible for technology integration and strategy of subsidiaries across the world in an operations/engineering domain to ensure synergies within the businesses were  exploited avoiding duplication of roles/responsibilities and functions and a long-term aim of efficiency of the combined business with reduction in Capex/Opex

    Senior Manager, GSPS Operations Implementation                                  Sep 2006Dec 2008

    Responsible for technical integration of Indonesian subsidiary and operational direction of the design,, development, installation, commissioning and testing of the Radio Access Network (RAN) and Mobile Switching Component (MSC) of the Global Satellite Phone Service (GSPS)

    Manager, Network Operations Centre                                                         Apr 2005Aug 2006

    Management of a 24/7 global network operations centre (NOC) and remote off-site disaster recovery backup centre for satellite communications and various ground-station site service contracts across the world. Responsible for change management for efficient working of the control centre staff and ensuring high-availability (99.999%) services relied upon for global maritime distress safety communications (GMDSS). Managed a budget of USD20M

    Manager, Satellite Operations Support Group                                             Mar 2000Mar 2005

    Management of a team of software developers in the design/development of a state-of-the-art telemetry, telecommand (TM/TC), ranging system and integration & testing with a third-party automation tool in time for launch of Inmarsat’s 4th generation satellites. Included supervision of sub-contractors, technology strategy and hands-on integration/testing of software for deployment to operations of the Satellite Control Cente (SCC)

    Senior Systems Analyst                                                                                Apr 1992Feb 2000

    Lead technical architect for analysis, design, development, testing, installation, maintenance, training of state-of-the art monitoring tools for mobile satellite communications and automation software using object-oriented technologies and tools. Supervision of a number of sub-contractors and intimate knowledge of mobile satellite communication protocols in use by Inmarsat

    CNA Engineers Pte. Ltd., Singapore                                                                       1990 – 1992   

    Senior Engineer                                                                                                                    

    Lead technical architect for the analysis, design, development, testing, installation, maintenance and project management of a major upgrade to the Airfield Lighting Command and Control System (ALCCS) at Singapore Changi International Airport (CIAS)

    Indeco Engineers Pte. Ltd., Singapore                                                                    1988 - 1990

    Software Engineer

    Lead software developer involved in the analysis, design, development, testing, installation, maintenance and training of a state-of-the-art real-time building automation system in use by Singapore Changi International Airport (CIAS) and various public buildings in Singapore. Also responsible for prototypes of the Electronic Road Pricing System (ERPS)

    Education

    New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, USA                                                    1987

    Master of Science, Computer and Information Science, GPA 3.5/4.0              

    Worked as a Faculty Assistant and taught an undergraduate class as a Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Computer Science   (CS101)

    Bapuji Institute of Engineering Technology, University of Mysore, India                        1984

    Bachelor or Engineering, Electronics and Communications, First Class with Distinction                          

    Skills

    • Leading change: creativity, innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking and vision
    • Leading people: leveraging diversity, developing others and team building
    • Results-driven: accountability, decisiveness, customer service, problem solving and technical credibility
    • Business acumen: financial, human capital and technology management
    • Global program and project management (Technical, Strategic, M&A)
    • International technical contract negotiation and administration
    • Mobile, wireless, broadband and satellite communications protocols
    • Hands-on software analysis, design, development. testing, maintenance, training and teaching
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills
    • Strong motivation and high energy self-starter
    • Understanding of military standards such as ITAR/MAC
    • Excellent verbal and written fluency in English, Hindi and working knowledge of French, Kannada, Tamil
    • Microsoft Office family of products viz. Word, Excel, Project, Visio, Access, PowerPoint
    • C++, C, Java, PASCAL, Gensym G2, and HTML/web-development technologies
    • Microsoft Windows family,  MAC/OS, Unix/Solaris, VMS
    • Visual C++, Sun Workshop, DEC C/C++/Pascal, Jbuilder, Microsoft C, NetBeans, Eclipse. DrJava
    • TCP/IP, SNMP, DECnet, UNIX Network Programming
    • X-Windows Motif, System Architect, Dreamweaver
    • PCs, SUN, Apple, DEC ALPHA/VAX Family
    • CORBA technologies such as IONA Orbix, ACE/TAO and OpenORB


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