Exceptional understanding of Satellite and Ground systems
Proven ability to work independently and as a part of team
Remarkable ability to organize, prioritize and multi task
Al Yah Satellite Telecommunications Co. / Thuraya Satellite Telecommunication Co. | UAE|
Senior Technician / Chief Network Operator Sep 2013- Oct 2022
Responsibilities in Spacecraft Operations Centre (SOC):
Perform scheduled and non-scheduled activities associated with the operations of Yahsat/Thuraya satellites.
Operate, configure and monitor satellite subsystems, including: Power, Thermal, Reaction Control, Attitude, TT&C, and Communications.
Perform station keeping maneuvers, battery reconditioning, eclipse and other routine operations.
Maintain and operate ground station TT&C equipment: Antenna Control Units, Command, Ranging and Telemetry.
Maintain and operate front-end processors and associated computers.
Monitor and analyse satellite generated telemetry data for anomalous satellite conditions and took appropriate actions as required.
Recognize report and determine the correct response to all satellite or ground discrepancies in a timely manner by instituting appropriate satellite emergency procedures and other specified instructions.
Provide detailed reports and support documentation for all satellite discrepancies, equipment malfunctions, and software issues and communications outages. Maintain high proficiency in the use of computer operating systems and programs and special used custom designed computer programs and analysis tools utilized in the Satellite Control Centre. Maintain accurate record of all SOC and GROUND activities in electronic log books. Record daily RF equipment readings.
Responsibilities in Advance Operations Centre (AOC) and Ground station OMC (GSOMC):
Assist planned and unplanned activities related with the maintenance and development of Satellite Ground Control Equipment.
Interface with engineering team for the implementation of system upgrades to support major operations projects and major activities described in the Operational System.
Interact with the ground stations maintenance teams and industry representatives to ensure optimized performance by the ground stations, including participating in the definition, specification, and implementation of any changes.
Plan and co-ordinate for upgrades, repairs, and evolutions with the engineering teams.
Organize the validation of upgrades, repairs, and evolutions with the Controller Teams.
Definition and maintenance of ground station operations procedures and operations guides.
Maintaining operational ground stations databases.
Resolving Customer related cases for voice and packet services, which were also comprised of live testing.
Investigation into anomalies, their documentation, classification and correction/mitigation, participate in associated Anomaly Review meetings.
SAMAA TV | Pakistan Jan 2008 – May 2012
Efficiently handled the day-to-day operations and maintenance of up linking facilities for SAMAA TV and CNBC Pakistan.
Installed Earth station components like Dish Antenna, Transceiver / Block-up Converter (BUC), Satellite Modems, Encoders & Modulators, among others.
Network support for troubleshooting and resolving VTRs, Cameras, MICs and AV Cables incidents during live coverage.
Checked satellite systems for functionality and optimal performance by analyzing and repairing technical faults on
Equipment and systems.
Setting up and monitoring audio visual links between units, and maintained Frequency Spectrum.
Maintained a safe work environment by following safety procedures and policies.
Performed other duties as required to make sure the goals and objectives of the company are met.
TeleCard WLL | Pakistan May 2005 - Dec 2007
Responsible for the addition of new voice routes/trunks and signaling link sets.
Handled the task of adding of cells in MSC and linking them to various virtual MSCs on commissioning of new BSCs/BTS.
Analyzed and troubleshot calls and routes using SS7 Traces at ISUP and MAP.
Created several Routing and Tariff Tables for different Cities.
Troubleshot different alarms; created performance reports as necessary.
MS Computer Engineering (Majors: Telecom)
University of Engineering and Technology Taxila Pakistan
Bachelors in Computer Sciences
The University of Lahore
Certifications and Trainings
GVF Satcom Fundamental
GVF RF and DC Theory of Satellite Systems
GVF Spectrum Analyzer Theory
EPOCH Training by KRATOS
BUS Subsystem & Orbital Mechanics by Boeing
Astro Dynamics training by Boeing
Spacecraft Propulsion Training by Boeing
Spacecraft Power Training by Boeing
Link Budget by Yahsat
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