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     Date Submitted:20-02-2013
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     Current job:Satellite Payload Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordslead engineer in dimensioning the payload and system requirements for Ka and Ku Band satellite service
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    Lead Payload Systems Engineer with demonstrated international experience in successful delivery of Ka and Ku – band satellites

     

     

    PROFILE

     

    • Extensive experience as a lead architect in dimensioning the payload and system requirements for NBN Co satellite service
    • Extensive experience as a lead Payload Resident Program Office (RPO) monitoring the schedule and supervising the manufacturing, integration and test of the satellite payload
    • Expert knowledge of RF and payload systems, design, testing and procurement
    • Comprehensive knowledge and technical experience with multiple forms of payload architecture, including Ka Band Broadband Satellite and Ku Band Broadcast Satellite
    • Successfully managed and delivered a RF network modelling tool used in aligning a vendor proposed solution against the NBN Co business requirements
    • Strong experience and understanding of ITU Regulations and standards and ETSI Broadcast standards

     

    ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE

     

    April 2010 to February 2013

     

    Satellite Payload Architect,NBN Co, Melbourne, Australia.

    The company is pioneering the use of high throughput Ka-Band satellites in Australia.

     

     

    KeyAchievements:

    ·         Successfully led payload system engineering activities and made critical design decisions within the NBN Co Long Term Satellite System procurement (LTSS)

    ·         Demonstrated strong engineering and system capacity leadership and resourcefulness with and beyond the ground and satellite teams to ensure system capacity is met throughout the program

    ·         Managed development of Ka-band broadband simulation for the use of dimensioning the LTSS solution

    ·         Cross networking and team working skills with internal and external stakeholders leading to ensure quality system engineering outcomes

     

    Responsibilities:

    ·         Develop and refine a detailed end to end satellite payload architecture and technology roadmap

    ·         Define and manage the technical and engineering specifications and requirements for the vendor selection process

    ·         Develop a system level modeling to provide a trade-off analysis of business level requirements against a vendor proposed satellite solution

    ·         Evaluate payload and systems tradeoffs, waivers, change requests and deviations and recommend optimal solutions for NBN Co

    • Develop quantifiable and traceable satellite architecture frameworks through proper team work processes and a quality approach
    • Manage the full lifecycle of the specialist satellite technology architecture documents
    • Define and refine product plans, including architectural document writing, to ensure solutions definitions and plans are technically feasible throughout the lifecycle of the project
    • Develop network/systems resiliency frameworks and ensure satellite architecture includes cost effective resiliency features

     

     

    April 2005 to November 2009

     

    Payload Engineer, SingTel Optus, Sydney, Australia.

    The company is a leading satellite service provider in Australia.

     

    KeyAchievements:

    ·         Successful managed and supervised the contractor in the construction and completion of three satellites in the Optus D series

    ·         Lead RPO activities throughout the Optus D series design, procurement and operational processes

    ·         Analysis and evaluation to continually improve satellite procurement processes

    ·         Selection of sub-contractors that ensured delivery of the final product in a timely period at the design stage

     

    Responsibilities:

    • On site resident during the construction of the Optus D Satellite Program at the vendor,  Orbital Sciences Corporation, located in Dulles, Virginia USA
    • Monitored test phases during payload testing, integration and validation
    • Supply chain management to ensure adherence to schedule and specifications
    • Reviewed and tested subcomponents including communication receivers, IMUX, OMUX, TWTA, test couplers, filters and TC & R

    ·         Attended and contributed to design reviews,contractor program meetings and technical interchange meetings

    ·         Reported all technical and schedule issues and concerns and resolved technical problems during the design and procurement stages

    ·         Addressed and resolved matters relevant to the design, test and operation of the Optus satellite communications payloads

    ·         Ensured the satellite contractor adhered to appropriate standards and procedures for quality within time and budgetary constraints

     

     

    January 2004 to March 2005

     

    RF Engineer with Wired & Wireless Solutions Communications, Sydney, Australia. The company provides voice, data and video solutions.

     

    KeyAchievements:

    ·        Supported winning of two major clients RF and voice contracts (Hewlett-Packard and Procter & Gamble)

    ·        Designed and implemented  converged PICO system using VoIP technology (Hastings Deering)

     

    Responsibilities:

    ·        RF design and optimisation of cellular based networks

    ·        Monitored implementation of microwave link connecting client networks

    ·        Capacity planning and Tele-traffic engineering

    ·        Site survey and base stations measurement for signal optimisation

    ·        Set-up, testing and repair of product integration

    ·        Trained new technicians and updated sales staff on RF technology

     

     

    EDUCATION

     

    Master of Telecommunications Engineering:    2005

        University of Technology, Sydney

        Distinction Average

     

    Bachelor of Telecommunications Engineering: Graduated with Honours 2004               

        University of Technology, Sydney

                           

    Dean's Honours List 2003:  Outstanding Academic Achievement

     

    Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering:   Graduated, 1997       

     Ort Holon Institute of Technology, Israel

     

     

     

    TECHNICAL SKILLS

     

    Skill                                                                          Level of knowledge

    Telecommunications RF Propagation Theory                       Advanced

    Telecommunications Networks / Protocols                            Advanced

    Telecommunications Signal Processing                                Advanced

    IT Regulations and standards                              Advanced

    ETSI Broadcast standards                               Advanced

    Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)           Advanced

    Matlab, Mathematica,MiniTab                              Advanced

    Java, C/C++                                              Advanced

    Web Design, Dreamweaver, Flash                         Intermediate              

    UNIX/Linux                                            Intermediate


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