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     Date Submitted:01-05-2017
     Last Modified:03-05-2017 (05:06)
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     Current job:Satellite Application Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSatellite Communications Communication Satellite Ground Stations Satellite Link Budget Analysis TT&C Systems Transponder Spectrum Monitoring Earth Stations RF and Microwave VSAT Hubs
    CV

    Summary:

    Seven years of Satellite Communications and RF experience in Government and Private sector with expertise in diversified projects of Installation, Integration and Testing of GEO Stationary Satellite Ground Stations, Spectrum Monitoring system, RF equipment, VSAT Hubs and Broadcast RF and Video head-ends.

    Quick learner, responsible and hardworking professional with passion for learning new technologies.

    Achievements:

    Team performance award for Deployment and Integration of Satellite Digital Video broadcasting station.

    Annual Excellence Award for successful execution of Paksat-1R Satellite Ground Station project.

    Education:

    Degree

    Institution

    Completion Year

    CGPA/Percentage

    MS Computer Science

    Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan

    2015

    3.84/92%

    B.E Telecommunications

    (Assessed and Accredited by University of Toronto)

    NED University of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan

    2010

    3.7/87%

    Work Experience:

    Newtec Middle East and North Africa, United Arab Emirates

    April 2016 – till date:    Application Engineer

    Assist the Account Manager with technical proposals, link budget analysis and functional demonstration of Newtec VSAT Dialog HUB, modulators/demodulators and solutions to support customer’s business operations.

    Participate in product delivery project activities at customer’s sites i.e. hardware and software installation, acceptance testing and training of Newtec Dialog HUBs and Broadcast/IP modulators and demodulators.

     Identify, troubleshoot and resolve customer service requests i.e. inquiries, incidents, RMA and complaints.

    Participate in service interventions such as system upgrades, configuration changes and operations of Dialog VSAT HUB, broadcast modulators/demodulators and unit repairs according to contractual terms.

    Design comprehensive solutions based on Newtec products and professional services

    Provide technical assistance to Newtec customer base worldwide using Customer support ticketing system.

    Configuration and troubleshooting of 4CPM TDMA and Mx-DMA access networks and QoS in Dialog.

    Assist in documentation and training of products to customers.

    Interface with Product management and R&D departments on behalf of customers regarding their requirements, Product feature requests and deficiencies.

    Skills learned:

    Installation, configuration and operations of VSAT Dialog HUB and Broadcast Modulators/Demodulators.

    Newtec proprietary techniques such as Bandwidth cancellation, Equalink Pre-Distortion, Mx-DMA and 4CPM.

    IP Networking (Switching, VLANs, STP, TCP/UDP, IGMP, OSPF/EIGRP/RIP, NAT, ACLs, VPNs) and Wireshark Network protocol analyzer

    System administration, file systems and SQL querying on UNIX and Virtualization on VMWare.

    Link Budget Analysis, RF Test and Measurement and Customer Solutions Engineering.

     

    Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO)

    April 2015 – March 2016:         Manager Paksat-1R Satellite Ground Station Payload Management

    July 2011 – March 2015:                      Assistant Manager Paksat-1R Satellite Ground Station Payload Management

    January 2010 – June 2011:       Assistant Manager Tracking, Telemetry & Command (TT&C)

    Supervise Payload operations and Spectrum planning & monitoring activities including RF network designing, Customer complaints resolution, link budget analysis and investigate, coordinate & mitigate interference issues and perform carrier & signal monitoring (CSM).

    Pre and Post-Sales support to existing military, government and media customers to continue ongoing projects and propose new Satellite communications business opportunities including Transponder leasing, broadcasting, satellite Data, Voice & Video services.

    Installation, Integration and Testing of C and Ku band TT&C and Payload monitoring antennas and RF subsystem.

    Carried out planning and deployed Data and Video broadcasting setup for Government Tele-Education pilot program.

    Supervised deployment & operations of more than 40 SCPC VSAT sites for military customers.

    Involved in Satellite Ground Station Integration, verification and Validation activities, preparation of test plans, liaison with subsystem experts and technical evaluation and compliance of results with the test data.

    Lead Site acceptance tests of Ground Station TT&C antenna, RF system, Interstation communication link, Remote M&C Interface system and Space and Ground segment compatibility.

    Conduct RF tests such as VSWR, radiation patterns, polarization isolation, frequency/gain stability, Spurious, G/T and Earth station verification and acceptance (ESVA) tests by following ITU-R and Intelsat earth station standards.

    Prepared RFP and involved in Installation, Integration and Testing of Satellite Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB-MCPC) facility supporting up to 16 TV channels distribution.

    Provide coaching and technical training to colleagues.

    Carried out installation and testing of new/spare Satellite ground station RF/Microwave equipment.

    Perform RF link budget analysis of VSAT networks and selection of RF equipment and interfaces.

    Skills Learned:

    Communication satellite operations, VSAT, RF Systems, Transponder spectrum monitoring, Link Budget analysis, Antennas and RF systems Site acceptance testing, MCPC Broadcasting station, Comtech EF Data Modems and amplifiers, Advantech wireless SSPAs and SSPBs, CPI klystron amplifiers, RF Test and Measurement.

    Trainings/Certifications:

    Project Management (PMBOK), Requirement Engineering and Data Mining courses in MS Computer Science.

    Newtec Certified Operations Professional for Dialog HUB.

    Training on Newtec products, solutions and patented technologies including Dialog VSAT HUB, return access technologies, Broadcast and IP modulators/demodulators and customer support ticketing system.

    Three weeks training by GD Satcom on C & Ku band antenna & RF systems, Antenna test Procedures and Test & Measurement equipment.

    Two weeks on-job training on Cisco CCNA 200-120 course & One week training on Solaris 10 OS Installation & Administration.

    Two weeks training on operations of RF & Baseband equipment (HPAs, SSPAs, BUCs, Up/Down-Convertors, Modems, Cortex CRT Baseband equipment).

    One week training on Satellite RF communication principles and link budget analysis.


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