Ibi Dhilla

Ibi Dhilla

Work History

Work History
Sep 2006 - Present

SW Manager - FTTP/PON Sustaining & SIT. Business Manager for out-sourcing with Tech Mahendra, BLR

Motorola, Inc
Responsible for managing a team of 35 SW Engineers (Lowell, MA and Bangalore, India) to provide support for FTTP/PON Sustaining SW support as well as SW Integration Test. Interface with in-house Customer Support on all Field issues as well as provide a hand-off point between SW Engineering and SQA Test for all SW Release builds. As of June-08, I also own the Business Manager role with Tech Mahendra Limited, Bangalore India, for our division for 7 Functional Areas
Sep 2004 - Aug 2006

Director - Software Engineering

StarGen Inc
Responsible for the SW development group - ASI Fabric Management SW (Application Interface + Drivers) for the StarGen HW devices, along with Legacy (IP and Sockets) Applications SW Support
Oct 1999 - Jan 2004

Co-Founder & VP-Engineering

Coriolis Networks
Responsible for Engineering Department (105 Engineers with 5 direct reports). HW, Embedded SW, GUI/Apps SW, SQA Test Groups formed the major components of the Eng department
Sep 1997 - Sep 1999

Sr. Mgr. SW Development

Digital - Networking Group
Responsible for a group of 25+ SW Engineers, providing product development support for the Giga-Switch family of ATM and IP products
Jul 1995 - Sep 1997

Sr. Mgr. SW Development

Cascade Communications
Responsible for the B-STDX flag-ship product family (3000, 6000) SW development group, providing protocol support for Frame Relay, ISDN, SMDS, ATM, IP and SNA. Grew the group from 20 persons to 50+ over a 6-monh period. One of the key achievements was the successful transfer (out-sourcing) to Bangalore, India for the sustaining engineering support for older product families
1988 - 1995

Director of Engineering

1975 - 1987

Manager R&D

Nelco ltd.


1969 - 1974

B. Tech (H)

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur


Brief Introduction: I have over 30 years of experience in the Datacom/Telecom area, in Product Development and Engineering/Operations Management. Over the last 19 years I have worked in the US, at various companies – Memotec, Cascade/Ascend, DEC, in the Software and Systems Engineering fields. Over 1999-2004 I have been a Co-Founder and the Vice President of Engineering at Coriolis Networks. Inc. Prior to coming over to the US, I worked with the TATA group of companies in India for over 13 years. I am currently employed at Motorola (Lowell, MA) where I manage the FTTP/PON (FIOS) SW-Sustaining and SW-Integration Test groups (about 40+ Engineers, spread over Lowell, MA and Bangalore, India). I am also the Business Manager for all out-sourcing operations at Tech Mahendra, Bangalore, for our division I received my Bachelors of Technology (Hons), in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering (equivalent to a BSEE), from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. I am currently a US citizen. Primary Search Objective: I have a very wide experience base in a multitude of areas of Product development – Hardware, Embedded Software, Applications(GUI) Software and have handled multi-function Engineering teams ranging from 10 persons to over a 100 Engineers. I would be interested in opportunities where I could apply this vertically-deep and horizontally broad management experience in a technically challenging environment, either in Engineering management. I enjoy problem-solving at all levels – whether they are design, operations or personnel related


Looking for a challenging Engineering Management opportunity, where I can harness my 30+ years of Product Development and Support experience in the datacom/telecom space. My 13 years with the TATA companies in India, coupled with my 20+ years of current experience in the USA, positions me very strongly for the global company of today