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     Date Submitted:29-04-2015
     Last Modified:08-10-2017 (09:45)
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     Current job:Satellite senior system administrator
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsLinux - Storage - Unix - Satellite systems - HA
    CV

    OBJECTIVE:

    Seeking a challenging position with a leading organization that will utilize my technical experience in Linux and project management. I would like to contribute to that company’s continued success, while also enhancing my experiences.

    PERSONAL DATA:

        Date of Birth:    1/10/1977 
        Nationality:    Egyptian
        Military Status:    No Military duties. 
        Martial Status:    Married.

    EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

    Electric Engineering Bachelor: Faculty of Engineering Ain Shams University – June2000
    Overall grade:  Good.

    Courses and CERTIFICATES: 

    •    RHCSA : Redhat Certified System administrator (Aug 2017)
    •     ITIL® Foundation Certificate (Dec 2015)
    •    Introduction to Python 2015
    •    New Payload System (Orcale linux, Payload application), in Boeing co, USA, May2014
    •    Satellite Communications fundamentals and link budget 
    •    IBM AIX Certified Specialist - System p Administration.
    •    HPUX - CSE  HP Unix Certified System Engineer.
    •    HPUX - HA  HP Unix High Availability Administrator.
    •    MCP - Microsoft Windows 2000 Certified Professional

    PROFESSIONAL SKILLS:

    1.    IT project management
    2.    Unix and Linux system administration: Linux (redhat, Oracle), Sun, Tru64, HP unix.
    3.    Good knowledge of Satellite control concepts: FDS, BUS and Payload.
    4.    Clusters programs: Veritas, SUN , TRU ASE, Hp service guard and Oracle RAC.
    5.    Excellent experience with various storage (EVA, Sun, Compaq) and backup solutions (Netbackup)
    6.    Virtual solutions: Charon AXP, VMware.
    7.    Good programming skills (Python)
    8.    Expert in technical documentation: Creating professional network diagrams, operations procedures, preventative maintenance reports,  CAB requests and some training materials for users

    Work Experience: 

    1. Thuraya Satellite Communications  UAE (Mar 2010 – Current)                                                                             

     Job Title: IT Project manager and senior system engineer.
    Job Description:
    1.    Developing project plans, goals, and budgets; identifying resources needed
    2.    Developing schedules and methods for measuring results
    3.    Guiding and performing strategic analysis for the project
    4.    Organizing and managing all phases of the project to ensure on-time completion
    5.    Assembling and coordinating project team members; assigning individual responsibilities
    6.    Preparing requests for proposals and conducting all necessary meetings to facilitate selection of project services and products
    7.    Planning and overseeing the preparation and dissemination of project communications.
    8.    Implement, administer, monitor and manage all UNIX / Linux hardware and software. 
    9.    Managing clusters of Veritas, SUN, HP service guard, Tru-Cluster and Oracle RAC. 
    10.    Working with vendors and application admins in software upgrade projects 
    11.    Create needed images and clone drives for disaster recovery purposes 
    12.    Managing backup (Netbackup, Script based)
    13.    Designing new menus and automation scripts

    Top Achievements in Thuraya:

    1-    Project management of:
    -    Charon virtualized servers 
    -    Cloning alpha SPCP
    -    Cloning BUS systems
    -    TH2 FDS upgrade project

    2-    Fixing Thuraya Satellite simulator : 
    Taking initiative, I fixed this device which used to simulate Satellite signals and it was not working when I joined Thuraya, just by studying the archived documents. 

    3-    Creating full Disaster recovery site for our SOC (Satellite operation center): 
    I have created a full disaster recovery site for our SOC using system documentation and advanced cloning techniques, almost SOLO work, using refurbished servers to finalize the whole DR with a cost of $60,000 instead of $3M which offered by vendors
    The DR site consists of:
    1-    Four clusters of TRU64 based clusters (2 servers and one storage each) for  BUS and Payload (Satellite control systems) for two different satellites
    2-    Four HP servers for FDS (Flight dynamic system) for two different satellites
    3-    Four SUN machines for DSR (Digital Signal Relay) for two different satellites 

    4-    Replace a faulty core system with clone system created by myself
    5-    Silver Award 2012
    6-    Bronze award 2013
    7-    Bronze award twice 2014
    8-    Innovation award 2016


    2. ITS  Bahrain (Mar 09 – Feb10)                                                                             

     Job Title Senior customer support Engineer 

    Job Description:

    1.    Follow up and solve all open tickets issued by customers 
    2.    Ensure proper preventative system maintenance as per customer contract 
    3.    Create and maintain up-to-date site documentation. 
    4.    Follow up the needed RFS (Request for professional services)


    3. Union National Bank    Abu Dhabi (Dec 04 – Feb09) 

     Job Title IT senior officer


     4.American Express Bank –Cairo:   (June 01-till July 04)
    Job Title:  System Engineer 


    Language Skills:
        Arabic:  Native.
        English: Fluent, spoken & written.
        French: Basic read and write

    Driving License: 
    Available Dubai license, International license 

    Visas: 
    5 years US visit visa.

    References: 

    Boeing references:
    1- Steven core – project manager: steven.e.core(at)boeing.com 
    2- Lynn Stanford – software and ground engineering: lynn.h.stanford(at)boeing.com 

    Thuraya co:
    1- Satellite control director: Abdulrahman Ameeri: AbdulRahman.Alameeri(at)thuraya.com 
    2- Ground operation manager: Ibrahim.Alali(at)thuraya.com 
    3- IT head : Ali.Alali(at)thuraya.com  


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