CV: Director Technology Development



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 Date Submitted:01-08-2013
 Last Modified:01-08-2013 (08:54)
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 Current job:Director Technology Development
 Employment Term:Either
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:within 2 months
 Industry:Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
 KeywordsMSS - Program Management - Product Development - System Engineering - Operations - GSM - 3G - RFT


·         Telecommunications Engineer with more than 20 years experience in Satellite and Wireless Communications Systems

·         Experienced Systems Operations Manager with broad knowledge in operations and management of complex telecoms systems

·         Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with proven track record in managing large scale international projects

·         Self motivated, quick learner, ambitious, and good team player

Work Experience

Thuraya Telecommunications Company  - (Dec. 1998 – Present)       Dubai - UAE

1. Director – Technology Development                  January 2011 – Present

·         Responsible for development of Thuraya gateways and customer products

·         Responsible for system expansions and new services development

·         Providing engineering level support to Operations team

·         Providing technical support to Commercial division

2. Executive Manager - Operations and Maintenance                October 2007 – December 2010

·         Managing the Operations and Maintenance Unit, comprising of Space Segment and Ground Segment

·         Responsible for preserving Thuraya System in nominal operational status

·         Liaising with System Designers and Vendors to resolve emerging issues and enhancing existing system

·         Ensuring end customer service continuity and continuous customer satisfaction

3. Manager - Operations and Maintenance Ground Systems     August 2005 –  October 2007   

·         Managing the Ground Segment of Thuraya Satellite (MSS) company

·         Leading a team of engineers and technicians split across 3 sections (Base Station, Network Switching, and Value Added Services)

·         Responsible for integration of new systems and services within and outside the department

·         Maximizing team efficiency through restructuring and redistribution of responsibilities

4. Senior Engineer - Communications Systems Projects          March 2003 –  July 2005

·         Responsible for managing new projects developed for Ground Systems

·         Responsible for technical integration of external companies

·         Providing technical support to the Operations team

5. Senior Engineer - Advanced Operations Center                    April 2001 –  February 2003

·         Responsible for the operations and maintenance of Thuraya radio ground system           

·         Training and coaching the systems engineers and technicians

·         Coordinating with staff from other sections to resolve any service affecting issues

6. Engineer - Advanced Operations Center                        Dec. 1998 – April 2001

·         Reviewing system design through regular Design Review Meetings in UAE and at the US premises of Hughes Network Systems and Boeing Satellite Systems

·         Ensuring that the delivered systems match the contractual specifications

·         Responsible for Ground Systems installation, commissioning, and acceptance

·         Responsible for follow up of On-job training of core Thuraya Ground Operations team


Saudi Oger Ltd.  October 1992 – Dec. 1998                    Jeddah - KSA

1.  Assistant Project Manager – Royal GSMNetwork              Dec. 1993 – Dec. 1998

·         Responsible for the integration and acceptance of Royal GSM network in KSA Western Region (Jeddah, Mekkah, and Medina)

·         Responsible for the operations and maintenance of the Royal GSM network

·         Coordination with Royal client representative and with vendors teams (Siemens-Motorola)

2. Telecom Engineer                  Oct. 1992 – Dec. 1993

Responsible for the Operations and Maintenance of royal palace telephone network and PABX systems


Dar Al Handassah – Shair and Partners                 July 1992 – Oct. 1992

Beirut - Lebanon

·         Computer engineer:responsible for computer Hardware and software support


Sheikh Moussa Trading Co.                                 (Nov. 1991 – Oct. 1992)

Beirut – Lebanon

·         Software engineer:responsible for the development of Payroll and Inventory Systems


Skills and achievements

·         Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) – Sept. 2005

·         Contract Management and Negotiation Skills

·         Leadership Skills – Dec. 1994

·         Certified Siemens (1994), Ericsson (1999) O&M Engineer

·         Certified Hughes (2000) O&M Engineer

·         Diverse Computer Skills



Bachelor of Engineering – Computer and Communications (1991)

American University of Beirut

Beirut – Lebanon



-       Soft Skills Training (Leadership Skills, Emotional Intelligence, Problem Solving and Decision Making)

-       Technical Training (Siemens, Motorola, Alcatel, Ericsson, Hughes Network Systems, Boeing Satellite Systems, Huawei, Unix)

Personal Information

-       Date of Birth: Jan. 1st, 1970

-       Nationality: Lebanese

-       Residence: UAE valid till Jan. 2013

-       Married, with 3 children

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