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     Date Submitted:24-09-2013
     Last Modified:24-09-2013 (01:55)
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     Current job:Level 3 support engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, ,
     Keywordsexperienced satcoms engineer level 3


    Installation, Management, Maintenance and Deconstruction of:

    - Satellite Communications

    - Data Communications

    - Network Administration

    - Voice Networks

    - RF Connectivity

    - Video Tele Conferencing

    - WANs and LANs

    - Various networking including Cisco products


    - RAF Leadership Course

    - Passport ATM

    - Windows 2003 Server Administration

    - Nortel Meridian PABX

    - Paradigm V-SAT Course

    - Paradigm Reacher Course

    - SCOT 5 Maritime Antenna Course

    - Paradigm Maritime Baseband Course



    NVQ Level 3: Electronic Engineering (2008)

    BTEC Level 3: Electronic Engineering (2005)

    3 A-Levels: English, Photography and History (2002)

    11 GCSEs: Including English and Mathematics (2000)

    Training Courses: Portable Appliance Tester Certified, Health & Safety, Fire Safety, Working at Heights, Banksman and First Aid. CONDO Trained

    In-house Training: Qualified certified to carry out 17th Edition on Reacher Terminals.

    Ongoing: Juniper JNCIA Course attended. Currently studying for exam.




    A dedicated and enthusiastic professional who has acquired strong technical and problem solving capabilities through extensive qualifications and experience in the installation, maintenance, management and support of I.T. and communication systems. Able to demonstrate high standards of personal integrity and reliability, having handled highly sensitive information on behalf of the Royal Air Force and Astrium. Possesses excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate concisely and articulately at all levels. Enjoys being part of a successful and productive team and thrives in highly pressurised and challenging working environments.



    Oct 10 - Present Astrium GC (Maritime-Based)

    - Customer facing company representative with the end-to-end testing and integration of the MOD SkyNet5 Satellite communications system.

    - Overseeing the integration of system elements within in the system realisation, utilising ATM, VoIP, FTP, TCP/IP & Serial Services through a DC2K secure network.

    - Co-ordinating trials, verification plans and test scenarios.

    - Presenting to the MOD and MCTA in the form of a NWHT, the end-to-end communications system (baseband, modem, RF, crypto security)

    - End-to-end network management system integration (management architecture, protocols, security)

    - End-to-end network performance testing (capacity, QoS performance & functionality)

    - Creation of system test strategy development and validation, verification and test plan documentation in consultation with MCTA (STW & NWHT Documentation).

    - Life-cycle of project equipment dealing with the sparing, redundancy and obsolesce issues.

    - The approval of subcontract test phases

    - Access to various MOD/Civilian dockyards.

    - On call support – including support rota and onboard support visits to ships in and out of the country. Several trips to Dubai, Oman and the Caribbean to deliver support rectification to the customer.

    Dec 08 - Oct 10 Astrium GC (Reacher Ground-based)

    - Systems Engineer working on Project REACHER. System testing and periodic maintenance to the complete range of REACHER terminals.

    - Liaising with Satellite Ground Station personnel in the engineering of satellite ground terminals in preparation for delivery to the Military for service on operations and UK.

    - Working on Ku-Band Satcom systems providing support within the Skynet5 support to MOD in various areas of Operations.

    - Field visits to the customer to repair equipment and ensure the support provided is of excellent quality.

    - Numerous trips to Afghanistan to provide six monthly maintenance and support to the client.

    - Working with RF Subsystems, configuration of TCP/IP networking, MS Windows Servers and satellite equipment which is based on vehicle platforms providing a range of voice and data communications, including fibre maintenance, Datacrypter 2000, Cisco routers, EVP, TVG and Passport (Baseband configuration).

    - Good communication and diplomatic skills with Managers and other internal departments in meeting deadlines which are vital to ensure teamwork and deadlines to ensure delivery of REACHER systems to the customer.

    - Handling and securing of cryptographic material on a daily basis and ensuring that all procedures are adhered to in accordance with JSP 440.

    2004 - 2008 Communications Information Systems (CIS) Technician, RAF Brize Norton

    - Providing a prompt and appropriate response to problems and faults and maintaining accurate records of incidents.

    - Carried out preventive and corrective maintenance in accordance with manufacturers procedures so that any latent problems may be dealt with pre-emptively.

    - Responsible for installing and commissioning rear link networks (satellite communications) for connectivity back to the UK.

    - First/Second line maintenance of satellite equipment including antennas, tracking and control systems, modems, up/down converters and RF power amplifiers.

    - First/Second line maintenance of communication information equipment including VSAT satellite, 503 satellite terminal(X-band), 501 satellite terminal, NERA World Communicator terminal, Deployable LAN, Deployable PABX, RAF CCIS (command and control infrastructure system), RTTS (RAF transportable telephone system), 4000/6000 series passport and meridian exchanges.

    - Designed, built and maintained voice and data networks for internal and external airfield communications which included flood wiring buildings with copper and fibre optical cabling.

    - Have installed and commissioned Windows 2000 workstations and 2003 servers, for more than 200 users.

    - Utilised RF transmitters and receivers for cross-site LOS communications.

    - Usage of many types of encryption devices to provide secure voice and data networks.

    - Worked as part of a team which successfully trialled the interoperability of United States military communication equipment with our own British equipment.

    - – 2004 Trainee CIS Technician, RAF Cosford

    - Successfully completing an intensive course in Electronic Communication encompassing:

    - Digital and Analogue principles

    - Radio principles

    - Radar principles

    - PC maintenance and programming

    - Networking (switches and routers etc.)

    - Copper and Fibre Optic cable manufacture

    - Fault Finding and Test Equipment Techniques

    - Working at heights

    - Equal opportunities

    - Health and safety procedures


    Driving Licence: Full/Clean

    Health: Excellent

    Other: Security Clearance (active in current role)


    Currently include: Football, Hockey, Personal Fitness, Music, Reading and Socialising.


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