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Work experience

Dec 2013Feb 2015

Product Engineer  - (Network solution designer)

Makkays
  • Designing and proposing network solutions including LAN, WAN, Wireless, Security, Data Center, Voice and passive infrastructure.
  • Acquire detailed knowledge of the product line assigned and thirdparty integration in order to design solutions for customers’ business problems.
  • Conduct Presales operations for business development of the assigned portfolios.
  • Prepare technical proposals for RFI/RFQ/RFP and help Key Account managers in bidding.
  • Developing project proposals/road maps, logical and physical layouts, project plan, and scope of work, quotations and SLAs.
  • Conduct Site Surveys for solution designing and perform Proof of concepts(POC) for solution trial.
  • Prepare high level network design(HLD) for enterprise and carrier grade wireless and data center network deployments.
  • Build simulated test labs to resolve highly complex problems and compatibility issues.
  • Generate standard project documentation including detailed user assessment test(UAT) plans.
  • Help deployment team to create low level designs(LLD) and troubleshoot & resolve network problems across a broad range of technologies.
  • Develop and implement frequent technical training sessions for deployment team both locally and regionally.
  • Provide knowledge transfer through workshops, annual conventions, conferences and project mentoring.

Solutions:

  • Centralized WLAN Controller based systems.
  • Outdoor Wireless Mesh networks.
  • Carrier-Class Public WiFi for 3G/4G Offload.
  • Copper, co-axial and optical fiber deployments.

Achievements:

  • Conducted the first Aruba Carrier Class WiFi trials for 3G offloading in Pakistan region for Mobilink.
  • Designed the LAB infrastructure of Alcatel Lucent enterprise data network in Makkays for prototype testing and demonstrations.

Feb 2013Oct 2013

Network Design Engineer (Trainee)

Alcatel-Lucent , London, UK

  • Review and validate engineering requirements against product capabilities. Identify issues and options to resolve.
  • Ensure hardware, software and firmware versions are identified for solution.
  • Radio path survey, LOS (Line of sight) verification for PDH & SDH backbone.
  • Network planning, Microwave link budget calculations, Frequency planning and
    interference analysis (Pathloss).
  • Commissioning of SDH microwave links (Alcatel-Lucent 9600 LSY and USY UHRN / NEC 3000S,  Pasolink +, Neo).
  • Study, Design and Commissioning of optical Fiber networks .
  • Configuration and commissioning of optical and electrical multiplexers (Alcatel-
    Lucent 1642EMC, 1650SMC, R4.4 & R5.2 1660SM).
  • Ensure pre-existing limitations and defects are identified and taken into account in ensuring that the solution can be engineered to meet requirements.
  • Performing operational activities with regards to the  WDM/SDH network and  ensure the network stability and availability and follow daily tasks of  operations.
  • Supports solution Network Consultant in development of solutions and customer design reviews.
  • Identify Technical skill gaps of other organizations involved in the project and perform workshops or on-the-job training (OJT) if required.
  • Reviews and approves methods of procedures prior to implementation.

Education

20122013

Master of Science (MSc)

Queen Mary, U. of London
Accredited by Washington accord and Engineering Council UK (ECUK)
Sep 2006Sep 2010

Bachelors in Telecommunication Engineering

Bahria University
Accredited with Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC)

Certifications

Aug 2014Aug 2017

Aruba Certified Mobility Professional (ACMP)

Sep 2012Sep 2015

Cisco Certified Network Associate (Routing and Switching)

Cisco Systems Inc

Cisco ID CSCO12017143

TRAININGS

  • DT00WPS176 - Alcatel-Lucent Evolution Data Center Infrastructure
  • DT00WSA005 - Alcatel-Lucent Networking Solutions
  • DT00WPS174 - Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Services Router
  • 802.11ac Technology Overview and Design Considerations - Aruba Networks

AWARDS &MEMBERSHIPS

  • Science and Engineering cexcellence scholarship (QMUL Masters programme)
  • Internet Society (ISOC) - Islamabad Chapter – 969715.
  • Pakistan Network operators group (PaNOG) - P (01)/Members/2014/111

LANGUAGES SKILLS

  • English (Proficient Level , IELTS : 7.5 Bands)

References

  • Mr. Nadeem Jawaid (Senior Product Engineer) - Makkays 

       Email : [email protected] .com , Phone : +92 - 301-8561150

  • Dr.Matthew Bocci (Director, Technology and Standards) – Alcatel-Lucent 

       Email: [email protected] , Phone: +4420725458742.