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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:17-08-2015
     Last Modified:10-09-2015 (01:46)
    Job information
     Current job:Satellite Communications Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsMilitary, VSAT, SATCOM, Satellite Communications, Space, parachute, payload, parachute rigging.
    CV

    Seeking Positions: Any

    Current Employer: EMC/MTN Satellite Communications

     

    Introduction

    I am 30 years old and I am from Fort Pierce, FL.

    I am an Army combat veteran, Honorably Discharged after 10 years of active service. The Majority of my service was spent in Joint Special Operations Command where I operated and repaired a multitude of different communications and electronics systems, making me very well rounded.

    I am motivated, technically educated, respectful, and charismatic. I love challenges and also receive criticism well. I am comfortable working alone or with a team. I have a great deal of experience in leadership positions but can also function as a team member. I follow directions well and am a strict professional in the workplace.

    I have traveled for MTN while performing VSAT installations and repair on over 250 ships and superyachts. I have attended several superyacht charter and broker shows and maintain many contacts in the industry. I always strive to retain a good professional and social relationship with all Captains and crew that I meet.

    I feel my wide range of experience in many unique capacities, will make me a value added member of your team.

    Areas of Special Emphasis

    Always focused on company goals. I generate new business frequently while working in a technical role.

    I hold several CCNA, NET+, and Security+ boot camp certificates. Excellent working knowledge of Cisco switches and routers. Intend to obtain CCNA as soon as schedule permits.

    I have designed entire networks, and have experience in fiber optics, line of sight, I.P. radio installation and operation, wireless networking, router/switch/ and encryption device programming, as well as network security and new product rollouts. I am very knowledgeable in all RF spectrums. I have a very intimate knowledge of Linux, Telnet, PC Anywhere, and all Windows OS.

    Graduate of the U.S. Army technical school with emphasis on RF, electronics, electro-mechanical studies and signal flow.

    I possess 13 years field experience in wireless network installation, troubleshooting, repair and maintenance.

     

    OtherQualifications

    Pursuing Engineering Degree in Aerospace and Astronautics.

    U.S. Army Special Operations Jumpmaster Qualified.

    U.S. Army Special Operations Medical First Responder Qualified.

    Possess Tactical Weapons Training and am expert qualified on several different weapon systems.

    I can write custom programs to automate applications and improve the efficiency of operation for many commercially sold

    Marine electronics devices.

     

    UNITED STATES ARMY

    Team Member

    Oahu, HI / Afghanistan

    2002-2005

    Provide technical support for ground equipment worth more than $4 billion. Certified equipment safety and ensured continuous operational status.
    Achieved mission success rate of 98% in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Awarded Commendation Medal for mission success.

    Recognized for possessing excellent technical abilities. Selected above peers for fast paced, high stress, high mission tempo assignment to U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC).

    US ARMY SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND

    Tactical Satellite Communications Team Manager

    Fort Bragg, NC / Iraq

    2005 - 2008

    Direct supervisor, trainer, and mentor in charge of 5 employees.

    Directly responsible for subordinates, physical health, welfare, safety, and technical performance.

    Was team lead for a Mission Control Team for Multiple Tactical, and mobile VSAT Systems including Special Operation Deployable Nodes and the first ever AN/TSC 156 Phoenix system.

    Chosen as team leader to visit L3 communications headquarters and advise their engineers how to fortify their satellite terminal AN/TSC 156. My recommendations were essential in the re-design and overall success of their highly utilized platform to operate in extreme heat and combat environment. The AN/TSC 156 is now a heavily relied upon GB system across the Military. 

    Operated and tested new VSAT terminals in combat theater to evaluate effectiveness and reliability. Some systems operated include but are not limited to the GATR inflatable VSAT terminals, Motorola IP Radios, PSC-5 Tactical SATCOM radio.

    Performed complicated technical repairs of communications equipment in hostile territory while receiving and returning enemy fire, allowing the transmission of mission critical data to superiors.

    Conducted daily operations and performed routine maintenance on VSAT systems, components and software.

    Performed routine maintenance on VSAT, GATR, IP Radio, and Cisco Call Managers.

    Recognized for exceptional technical ability by many fortune 500 telecommunications companies. My team was regularly requested by name to implement, test, and verify proof of concept, for many prototype communications systems and provide feedback.

    Submitted critical design improvements for many communications platforms commonly used in government service today.

    Provided 99% connectivity to several United States Army Green Beret Teams, and Joint Special Operations Detachments, across the entire theater of Iraq during two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

     

                       UNITED STATES ARMY SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND

    Team Leader

    Iraq

    2006-2007

    Team leader attached to Special Forces Operational Detachment A team in forward area.

    Provided mobile, secure internet capability making it possible to access important intelligence updates and send prisoner biometrics to intelligence agencies.

    Oversaw and troubleshot command and control link integrity for more than 50 critical VSAT satellite communications systems.

    Understand X, C, Ku, and Ka bands.

    Conducted on-site inspections to evaluate and coach team members regarding quality service and adherence to Military and OSHA safety standards.

    Administrated and managed Talon card cryptography.

    US ARMY SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND

    Non-commissioned Officer in Charge of J6, Special Operations Command Forward.

    Bogota, Colombia

    2007-2010

    Diplomatic assignment, United States Embassy, Bogota, Colombia.

    Provided critical communications to Colombian government during Operation Willing Spirit, which resulted in the successful rescue of 3 American hostages and a Colombian politician.

    Participated in multiple deployments throughout South America training local forces on use of radio and VSAT equipment.

    Relied upon as the subject matter expert and sole communications support for all Special operations Forces operating in Colombia.

    UNITED STATES SOUTHERN COMMAND

    Director of Military and Government Contracted Personnel

    Miami, FL

    2010-2012

    Served as a Tech Control Section Sergeant within a strategic signal company that supports the United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM).

    Provided subject-matter expertise for engineering, testing and troubleshooting to directorates.

    Administered VC-100 UNIX Network Management System and Telenex 2700/2800/2900 Matrix Switching System.

    Maintained Defense Red Switch Network (DRSN).

    Accountable for 15 million dollars’ worth of equipment and facilities.

    Responsible for the training, safety, and productivity of seven Soldiers and 3 civilian contractors.

    Non-commissioned Officer in Charge of Joint Operations Center Network Operations Center.

    Worked with trouble ticket systems to test, locate and restore service by interpreting service orders, circuit diagrams and troubleshooting.

     

    UNITED STATES SOUTHERN COMMAND

    Director of Technical Projects

    Miami, FL

    2012-2013

    Component Command Level Assignment.

    Provided secure and non-secure communication support and training to the staff at United States Southern Command.

    Resolved all communication issues related to operation, planning, and administration of assigned VSAT systems to include, BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network) SDN (Special Operations Deployable Node) Lite, Medium and Heavy and MILSTAR systems.

    Was chosen as project lead to oversee the installation of USSOUTHCOM’s first MILSTAR satellite communications earth station.

    Supported forward teams in troubleshooting network equipment.

    Coordinated actions between military and commercial contract agencies and conducted follow-up to ensure restoration of all high-priority data, voice, and circuits.

    Performed all aspects of system operation, programming, maintenance and quality control for entire technical control facility.

    In charge of high priority communication systems, directly supporting the USSOUTHCOM Commanding General.

    Responsible for Joint Chief of Staff Automated Network (JSCAN) and Worldwide Secure Voice Conference (WWSVC) activities and exercises.

    Revised and streamlined processes for link budgeting and frequency management for the entire component command.

    Created and managed training and certification program which greatly improved the process for qualifying new hires and preparing them for their prospective roles.

    Responsible for the day to day tasking of 10 Soldiers and 5 civilian contractors and completing quarterly performance evaluations of each individual employee.


     

    Broadband Satellite Services.

    VSAT Engineer

    Miami, FL

    2012-2013

    Performs installation, service and repair on all VSAT and TVRO stabilized satellite antennas.

    Focus mainly on super yacht Ku-Band satellite networks.

    Troubleshooting and repair of 3g cellular and ship to shore Wi-Fi systems.

    Familiar with operation and repair of KNS, SeaTel, Orbit, and Intellian VSAT platforms.

    Worked with several different satellite providers and a multitude of different shipside equipment configurations.

    Skilled in equipment operating on C, Ku and Ka frequency bands.

    Practical application in operation, diagnosis and recovery of iDirect modems.

    Experienced in a multitude of manufacturer specific operating systems, such as Linux, iDirect, Comtech, SeaTel, Intellian, KVH, Orbit, KNS, Sailor, Crestron, Dish, DIRECTV, Cisco, Kerio, Livewire, and many more.

    NMEA certified.

    MTN Satellite Communications

    Technical Services

    Miramar, FL

    Present

    Work with all telecommunications systems currently employed in the maritime industry, specifically the Superyacht market. This includes 3G, Wi-Fi bridges, and service selectors. (Kerio, Livewire, Maestro)

    Possess high level of experience with marine stabilized platforms operating in KU, KA, and C, frequency bands with both linear and circular feeds.

    Troubleshoot components of VSAT systems with computer software and test equipment, interpret troubleshooting results and determine best course of action to restore VSAT operability.

    Analyze results of corrective actions to ensure systems, components and services working satisfactorily.

    Interpreted problems or symptoms reported by customer and diagnosed possible causes of service problems with the network, systems or components.

    Interpreted data from digital or analog menus in assessment of parameters, settings and symptoms.

    Performed installation of new VSAT equipment and upgrade components on vessels and buildings.

    Build, Troubleshoot, repair and service 1 meter to 4.6m Marine Stabilized Antennas.

    Test, locate and restore service by interpreting service orders, circuit diagrams and troubleshooting.

    Modify computer / system software settings and parameters. Provide feedback reports.

    Test and adjust equipment as necessary.

    Perform routine maintenance and repair of shipboard VSAT and TVRO systems, components and software.

    Provide resolutions for technical issues related to performance of VSAT and satellite networks due to improper design, manufacture, test and verification, operation, and external sources of radio-frequency interference.

    Possess advanced knowledge of link budgeting, TCP/IP Protocols, FDMA/TDMA Mobile Soft Switch and RF Propagation.

    Knowledge of Antenna Sub-Systems LNA/LNB/LNC, HPA, BUC, FSK Modems, M&C, ACU, MXP and many more.

    Practical experience in repairing cruise, commercial and private vessels.

    Training and Certifications

    MTN SeaTel Certified.

    Certified in Satellite Communications Operation and Maintenance by US Army, Fort Gordon

    Certified Fiber Optics Termination

    Certified VSAT Systems Operator

    Cisco Basic Switches and Routers

    Skilled in MSWord and Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

    Network Security Certified

    Information Security Certified

    Conversational Spanish Speaker

    Possess DOD SECRET level security clearance.

    USPA Skydiving license Class “B”

     


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