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     Date Submitted:01-05-2015
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     Current job:Communications Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
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     KeywordsExperienced Engineer, Specializing in Communications systems, multidisciplinary leadership skills, Analytical Skills
    CV

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    * Over 10 years of practical industry experience in communications systems engineering
    * Current PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering specializing in communications at Queen’s University
    * Demonstrated history of successfully managing and controlling transponder loading and network traffic
    * Performed radio link budget to analyze and manage the capacity and the link performance in satellite links
    * Experience working with ITU-R sector’s radio regulations and software tools for frequency coordination and regulatory issues to minimize the impairment allocations of the link performance; and for registration of multi-spot beam satellites in ITU-R
    * Thorough knowledge of various standards, architectures, and advanced technologies for multi-spot beam satellite systems in geo and non-geo stationary
    * Solid understanding of the interrelationships between technology, performance, applications, and costs
    * Highly-developed skills to test and setup end to end communications systems such as VSAT and SNG
    * Extensive experience using MATLAB, Satmaster, Satsoft to analyze and model engineering systems
    * Proven multi-disciplinary leadership skills and ability to guide project teams

    PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT:


    Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant  2009-Present
    Queen’s University: Kingston, ON        
    * Present technical issues and problems in the networks and systems to post-doc, graduate students and visiting scholars, and offer novel, practical and cost effective solutions
    * Supervise more than 40 students, teaching them how to identify and formulate the problem using algorithms, and to solve problems using a variety of engineering software
    * Write various technical reports for small sized projects based on grants and research projects
    * Demonstrate strong knowledge of stochastic process skills to analyze and estimate system performance and project efficiency
    * Conduct independent research into performance evaluations and analysis of existing work in order to determine improvement solutions

    Owner/Consultant  2008-2010
    Razaghzadeh (Consulting Company): Kingston, ON
    * Offered optimal solutions to plan, deploy and integrate engineering projects; estimated the capital and operational expenses, and provided business models for international clients

    Project Manager and Systems Engineering Specialist  2005-2008
    Takta (Engineering Company - www.takta.com): Tehran, Iran
    * Established capital estimates, forecasted operational costs, and provided systems measure and control project progress versus cost and schedule
    * Supervised all phases of several integrated small and large capital projects between $50,000 to $ 3M including: planning, starting, engineering, site surveying, construction, execution, completion, and closing of projects
    * Managed design, optimization, and integration of a nationwide project, including 10 digital  satellite sites with a proven track record of successful completion and execution
    * Designed  and deployed an optimal solution to transmit digital TV programs over telecom networks using TVCODEC (MPEG-2 over PDH-G.703)
    * Created team work plans for staff, including roles, responsibilities and expectations; provided necessary information, technical reports, and ongoing support to complete tasks effectively
    * Documented reports on project status to all Project and Business stakeholders

    Manager of Mass Media  Services and Senior Supervisor Engineer  1998-2004
    I.R.Iran Broadcasting Centre (IRIB): Tehran, Iran
    * Worked as an expert on radio regulations and telecommunications network standards in collaboration with ITU-R for frequency coordination and regulatory issues to minimize the impairment allocations of the link performance; and for registration of multi-spot beam satellites in ITU-R
    * Wrote technical directions for inspection of networks and system maintenance
    * Prepared the RFP for bids and evaluated the respective proposals between $100,000 to $200M
    * Performed scheduled tests of the satellite link components to assure end-to-end quality of service; reported the detailed technical status of sites, and managed meetings to identify area of potential risks in development of new sites or to upgrade the concurrent sites
    * Negotiated the contracts on behalf of I.R.Iran Broadcasting organization (IRIB) with Intelsat, Eutelsat, Asiasat and Arabsat, and participated in testing their satellites capacity to extend high quality worldwide coverage of the IRIB’s channels
    * Promoted mass media facilities and technical services to external customers such as news agencies (e.g., CNN, BBC World, Eurovision), and various sports agencies representing organizations like FIFA and FILA
    * Increased departmental revenue by $500,000 within the first 6 months and for the first time in the company’s history
    * Supervised an integrated project team, developed estimates, managed costs, established schedule, and executed and completed the project to enhance efficiency of the IRIB’s networks

    FORMAL EDUCATION:
    PhD Candidate, Electrical Engineering  2009-Present
    Queen’s University: Kingston ON
    * Energy Aware Multicast/Broadcast Single Frequency Network Using Context Information

    M.Sc.(ENG.), Communication Systems Engineering  1997
    Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST): Tehran, Iran
    * Analysis, Design, and Implementation of VOCODERS in Low Bit Rate
                                            
    B.Sc.(ENG.), Electrical and Telecommunication Engineering  1993
    University of Tehran: Tehran, Iran
    * Analysis, Design, and Implementation of Microwave Diode Mixer Circuits

    ADDITIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

    Foundations of Project Management  2012, 2014
    Mitacs - Queen’s University: Kingston ON

    High Performance Computing  2013
    HPCVL: Kingston, ON

    Communication Skills  2013
    Mitacs - Queen’s University: Kingston ON

    Presentation Skills  2012
    Mitacs - Queen’s University: Kingston ON

    A list of publications, talks and academic activities are available upon request.
     


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