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 http://www.bssteleport.com
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
BELGIUM SATELLITE SERVICES, Brussels, Belgium
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 http://www.videocond2h.com
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 http://www.lamhas.com
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
CICADA TELESOLUTIONS PVT.LTD, Noida, India
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 http://www.wbut.ac.in/
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)
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