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The U.S. Air Force is focused on information technology, cybersecurity and small satellites to enhance weather capabilities in the near term rather than a new generation of large, sophisticated spacecraft to replace the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program. SpaceNews.com
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SpaceX has delayed its two commercial crew test flights by four months, according to a new NASA schedule released Jan. 11, raising questions about whether it or Boeing will be able to send astronauts to the International Space Station by the end of the year as previously planned. SpaceNews.com
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NOAA's future constellation could include a mix of large government-owned and government-operated satellites, imaging instruments hosted on commercial satellites, small satellites in low Earth orbit and data purchased from commercial firms. SpaceNews.com
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NASA announced Jan. 10 that it was renaming the Swift astronomy spacecraft after its former principal investigator, who passed away last year. SpaceNews.com
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Spanish rocket startup PLD Space received 2 million euros ($2.4 million) from a European Commission grant program to further the development of a pair of launchers designed for small satellites. SpaceNews.com
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The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency may be able to slash the cost of transmitting data from its next generation of weather satellites by turning to commercial communications services. SpaceNews.com
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Spire Global, the San Francisco-based company that operates 48 GPS radio occultation cubesats, says it could provide a persistent view of about 97 percent of Earth with a constellation of 150 satellites. SpaceNews.com
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A group of astronomers and engineers is seeking to convince NASA to study in-space servicing and assembly of future space telescopes, including the role the proposed Deep Space Gateway could play to support it. SpaceNews.com
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The U.S. Air Force is seeking continuous improvement of its ability to understand and forecast space weather that impacts Defense Department satellites, said Ralph Stoffler, Air Force director of weather. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:01-08-2013
     Last Modified:01-08-2013 (08:54)
    Job information
     Current job:Director Technology Development
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsMSS - Program Management - Product Development - System Engineering - Operations - GSM - 3G - RFT
    CV

    Profile

    ·         Telecommunications Engineer with more than 20 years experience in Satellite and Wireless Communications Systems

    ·         Experienced Systems Operations Manager with broad knowledge in operations and management of complex telecoms systems

    ·         Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with proven track record in managing large scale international projects

    ·         Self motivated, quick learner, ambitious, and good team player

    Work Experience

    Thuraya Telecommunications Company  - (Dec. 1998 – Present)       Dubai - UAE

    1. Director – Technology Development                  January 2011 – Present

    ·         Responsible for development of Thuraya gateways and customer products

    ·         Responsible for system expansions and new services development

    ·         Providing engineering level support to Operations team

    ·         Providing technical support to Commercial division

    2. Executive Manager - Operations and Maintenance                October 2007 – December 2010

    ·         Managing the Operations and Maintenance Unit, comprising of Space Segment and Ground Segment

    ·         Responsible for preserving Thuraya System in nominal operational status

    ·         Liaising with System Designers and Vendors to resolve emerging issues and enhancing existing system

    ·         Ensuring end customer service continuity and continuous customer satisfaction

    3. Manager - Operations and Maintenance Ground Systems     August 2005 –  October 2007   

    ·         Managing the Ground Segment of Thuraya Satellite (MSS) company

    ·         Leading a team of engineers and technicians split across 3 sections (Base Station, Network Switching, and Value Added Services)

    ·         Responsible for integration of new systems and services within and outside the department

    ·         Maximizing team efficiency through restructuring and redistribution of responsibilities

    4. Senior Engineer - Communications Systems Projects          March 2003 –  July 2005

    ·         Responsible for managing new projects developed for Ground Systems

    ·         Responsible for technical integration of external companies

    ·         Providing technical support to the Operations team

    5. Senior Engineer - Advanced Operations Center                    April 2001 –  February 2003

    ·         Responsible for the operations and maintenance of Thuraya radio ground system           

    ·         Training and coaching the systems engineers and technicians

    ·         Coordinating with staff from other sections to resolve any service affecting issues

    6. Engineer - Advanced Operations Center                        Dec. 1998 – April 2001

    ·         Reviewing system design through regular Design Review Meetings in UAE and at the US premises of Hughes Network Systems and Boeing Satellite Systems

    ·         Ensuring that the delivered systems match the contractual specifications

    ·         Responsible for Ground Systems installation, commissioning, and acceptance

    ·         Responsible for follow up of On-job training of core Thuraya Ground Operations team

     

    Saudi Oger Ltd.  October 1992 – Dec. 1998                    Jeddah - KSA

    1.  Assistant Project Manager – Royal GSMNetwork              Dec. 1993 – Dec. 1998

    ·         Responsible for the integration and acceptance of Royal GSM network in KSA Western Region (Jeddah, Mekkah, and Medina)

    ·         Responsible for the operations and maintenance of the Royal GSM network

    ·         Coordination with Royal client representative and with vendors teams (Siemens-Motorola)

    2. Telecom Engineer                  Oct. 1992 – Dec. 1993

    Responsible for the Operations and Maintenance of royal palace telephone network and PABX systems

     

    Dar Al Handassah – Shair and Partners                 July 1992 – Oct. 1992

    Beirut - Lebanon

    ·         Computer engineer:responsible for computer Hardware and software support

     

    Sheikh Moussa Trading Co.                                 (Nov. 1991 – Oct. 1992)

    Beirut – Lebanon

    ·         Software engineer:responsible for the development of Payroll and Inventory Systems

     

    Skills and achievements

    ·         Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) – Sept. 2005

    ·         Contract Management and Negotiation Skills

    ·         Leadership Skills – Dec. 1994

    ·         Certified Siemens (1994), Ericsson (1999) O&M Engineer

    ·         Certified Hughes (2000) O&M Engineer

    ·         Diverse Computer Skills

     

    Education

    Bachelor of Engineering – Computer and Communications (1991)

    American University of Beirut

    Beirut – Lebanon

     

    Training

    -       Soft Skills Training (Leadership Skills, Emotional Intelligence, Problem Solving and Decision Making)

    -       Technical Training (Siemens, Motorola, Alcatel, Ericsson, Hughes Network Systems, Boeing Satellite Systems, Huawei, Unix)

    Personal Information

    -       Date of Birth: Jan. 1st, 1970

    -       Nationality: Lebanese

    -       Residence: UAE valid till Jan. 2013

    -       Married, with 3 children


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