Paul Acciavatti

Paul Acciavatti

wireless systems engineering


  • RF engineer (terrestrial microwave, satellite, WiMAX, WiFi)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate since 2001 (CCNP candidate)
  • UNIX / Linux, Windows NT/2000/2003/XP and Mac OS X Server administrator
  • SQL database administrator
  • C, C + +, Java, Python experience

Work History

Work History
Aug 2007 - Present

Systems Engineer

Solectek Corporation
Provide complete systems support for a manufacturer of fixed wireless broadband devices. Design and implement operational and performance testing, do site surveys and link planning, and provide customer support for fielded gear. Via phone, email, and in site visits, furnish complete pre- and post-sales support, installation, and on-site and remote troubleshooting. Work with hardware and software engineers to do black-box testing of Java-based GUI application and various hardware products running embedded operating systems. Write UNIX shell scripts for long-term soak tests and manage indoor controller units for wireless base stations. Write documentation and white papers describing wireless technology and applications.
Jun 2005 - Aug 2007

Support Engineer

For a satellite equipment manufacturer and service provider, provided network and hardware support for all components of the ArcLight satellite internet platform, from remote modems to hub equipment. Manage connectivity to vendor backhaul network and maintain policy-based routing using Cisco 3600 Series routers to optimize performance and management. Establish and maintain secure VPN connections to remote hubs in Torino, IT and Miami, FL using Cisco 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances. Configure, support and maintain IBM BladeCenters, IBM xServers, and Unix hosts.
Oct 2003 - May 2005


National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)
Working in the Software Development department of a world-class science facility in Hilo, provide software support and development on control systems for the 8.2-meter Subaru telescope. Using C and Python, write software to control and monitor telescope functions. Assist in editing translated documents from Fujitsu America Inc. and write original documentation including UNIX man pages.
Aug 2001 - Sep 2003

Senior Network Engineer

Greensand Internet
For an internet service provider, administered and maintained point-of-presence and wireless infrastructure, Free BSD 4.1, Windows NT 4.0 and 2000 hosts, including mail, HTTP and FTP services. Installed, configured and performance-tuned Cisco Aironet wireless access points and bridges that provided high-speed internet access to corporate clients. Provided phone and on-site technical support to Greensand customers and resolved connection issues.


2001 - 2005

B. Sci.

certificate in Database Administration, May 2005