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     Date Submitted:16-11-2016
     Last Modified:16-11-2016 (04:39)
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     Current job:Manager Operations and Engineering
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsDVB, VSAT, SATCOM, Broadcast, IT, Ground Segment Engineering

    Manager in Broadcast Operations & Engineering with 11+ years’ experience managing broadcast operations, RF, satcom, network design, planning, integration and turnkey projects for Direct-to-Home (DTH) solutions. Efficient team member combining exemplary interpersonal communication and troubleshooting skills excelled with leadership capabilities to achieve managerial objectives.


    Projects: budgeting, planning, commissioning, team, operations

    Broadcast IT-based ops / engineering: 

    link budgeting, and control & analysis 

    test & measurement

    remote and onsite monitoring & analysis

    network design, integration and administration 

    logging and reporting 



    MANAGER                       Jan 2014 – Oct 2016

    BELGIUM SATELLITE SERVICES, Brussels, Belgium   

    Project management and operational team management


    Service delivery liaising with partner earth stations, ISPs, Telcos and customers to strengthen video platform and maximise business relationships

    Oversaw business processes & collaboration with DVB, satcom, RF, IT, technical teams to elevate operational performance and productivity

    Managed business-critical DVB projects for EMEA clients and produced key project documents e.g. Business case, charter, plan, design, responsibility matrix

    Provided service level support (upto 3rd level) as SPOC, remote, onsite monitoring and analysis to secure seamless service delivery and minimised outage in 24x7 operational environment

    Administration of business networks including LAN,WAN,VLAN,WLAN, VPN, TCP/IP and platform monitoring system to secure seamless operation


    Streamlined all broadcast operations & strengthened global satellite transmission, Established business links with network providers, adopting latest technology for content delivery and sharing 

    Worked to constantly improve communications with and amongst partners & clients

    Aligned operational documentation and support procedures, improved operational efficiency by 21%


    ASSISTANT MANAGER                 Apr 2009 - Dec 2013 



    Content aggregation and engineering

    Facilitated operation and engineering of DVB-S digital broadcast platform catering MCPC transport streams in Direct to Home(DTH) satellite communication

    Headed domains including: audio-video content acquisition, distribution, digitisation, ingest, playout, baseband compression and conditional access  system (CAS) 

    Managed Earth Station equipments & performed periodic calibration of Baseband, C, Ku, Ka band  RF and monitoring equipments

    Performed in-depth analysis of DVB-S/S2/ASI/IP transport streams and real-time IP traffic monitoring (IAT, MLR, Jitter etc) using Cacti, IP probes 


    Achieved 99.99% service availibility and minimised outage, implementing hot standby,fail-safe methodology 

    Fine-tuned monitoring infrastucture implementing Mpeg over IP & DVB ASI-IP systems


    TEAM LEADER                    Feb 2008 - Mar 2009

    VIDEOCON INDUTRIES LTD, G.Noida, India       


    Played key role for the design, installation and deployment of project-'D2H', a multiplatform Direct to Home (DTH) project with 200+ digital services included audio, video, data, OTT, interactive, VOD. Contributed in various tasks, included: market survey, Transponder leasing, Link budget preparation, commercial licensing and spectrum clearance, vendor selection, bill of material preparation, Quotation and purchase order preparation, equipment ordering

    Led a team of 10 technical staff for the domain of Compression, CAS and RF engineering and setup fully encrypted DVB platform operating in H.264/DVB-S2/8PSK technology

    Performed end-to-end project management of Set Top Box (STB) live environment tests and development of middleware

    Prepared critical project documentations e.g. Transport Stream specification, content acquisition sheet, responsibility charts


    Successfully launched D2H at national level with 200+ digital services include radio, TV, VOD, interactive, data and OTA 


    RF ENGINEER                   Sept 2006 – Jan 2008

    LAMHAS SATELLITE SERVICES, Mumbai, India          

    Engineered fully redundant 8+1 MCPC earth station to cater multiple digital service broadcasting on Satellite INSAT 4A in C and Ku band 

    Managed operation, monitor, control and troubleshooting of various ground segment transmit and receive chain equipments e.g. decoders, encoders, servers, modulators, up/downconverters, HPAs, LNBs and antennas and periodic maintenance of array of antennas up to 9.3m

    Instituted multi transponder leasing, space segment management and licensing, coordinated with ISRO and government entities e.g. Wireless Planning Commission(WPC), Department of Telecommunication(DOT)


    EXECUTIVE ENGINEER               Jul 2005 – Aug 2006


    Installed and commissioned VSAT hubs, flyaway terminals, OB vans and TVRO dishes. Managed live uplink of special events using Flyaway terminals

    Managed postproduction of customer's media and uplink content using VSAT hubs

    Prepared network design, bill of material, budgeting for the integration of DSNG/OB vans


    EDUCATION 2001 - 2005

    Bachelor of Technology  in Electronics & Communication Engineering (CGPA 8.04) 

    West Bengal University of Technology, India 



    Project Management Professional (PMP - PMI) ongoing

    PRojects IN Controlled Environments (PRINCE2®) Foundation - AXELOS

    ITIL® V3 Foundation (2011) - AXELOS

    Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) in Routing and Switching



    Design Tools - MS-Visio, Auto CAD

    Office Suite - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project

    Software Tools – Atlassian JIRA, MySQL, Apache, PHP, HTTP, HTML

    Operating Systems - DOS, Windows, Mac, Linux

    Technologies - TCP/IP, IPv6, MPLS, UDP, Unicast, Multicast, Ethernet, SDH, DVB-S/S2/IP, UHD, 3D, HEVC, H.264, AAC, EIGRP, OSPF, IPTV, OTT, DRM, MAM, HITS,VPN, WIFI, DAB, VDSL, CAS, EPG, PVR



    English, Hindi, Bengali: C1

    Dutch: A2 (Followed Way stage A and Breakthrough A/B)

    French: A1

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