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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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