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Prashant P Nair

Program Manager @ Samsung Electro-Mechanics Ltd.

Work experience

Mar 2017Present

Program Manager (Principal Engineer I)

Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. Ltd., SEM-B
  • Project schedule planning, team formation (team size of 35), hiring, stake holder& resource management, coordinate with cross-functional teams & bridge gaps 
  • ADAM: Advanced Data Analysis Management (Big Data Analysis)
  • Requirement management, design architect & support for all clients
  • Fault Detection, Early Warning System - based web server applications
Sep 2012Feb 2017

Project Manager (Chief Engineer V - VIII)

Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. Ltd., India Software Center
  • Project schedule planning (sprint-wise), team formation (team size of 45), hiring, stake holder & resource management, adhering to CMMI principles and maintenance of all CMMI Level 3 artifacts.
    • Lead status meetings with stake-holders to assess progress against plan, create project charters & kick off meetings, coordinate technical outputs & gaps.
    • Estimate timelines, skills, resources required, assess project deliverables; develop project plan incorporating all project variables, sprint/iterations, scrums and demo reviews.
  • Requirement management, design architect & support for all clients
  • Electronic Shelf Label project management for KOHLS and REWE
  • Web Portal development & project technical support for various divisions in Suwon, Korea
  • Successful completion of the projects on WiMAX, Smart Lighting (Internet of Things) & various others domains; totally over 25 projects in past 3 years
Sept 2010Aug 2012

Development Part Leader: Chief Engineer (I - IV)

Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. Ltd., India Software Center
  • Spear head the implementation of CMMI L3 on all projects at the center.
  • Project Lead for Tire Pressure Monitoring System, IC Design Procedure Portal, Automation Division portals, and ZigBeePro (r17, r20), SEMIPL-3, MDM9615 projects (3), Bump Coining, and MES
  • Automation Projects Management - MLCC Chip Inspection Software, Image Processing Library development and IPL Studio (A GUI Based analysis software).
  • Center expansion and enhancement of technical knowledge base in the center
  • Perform activities associated with the team management which include: establishing goals, monitoring performance, and providing individual performance.
  • Establish project success criteria and corresponding metrics pertaining to quality, performance, velocity/burn-down charts, ROI, and timeline
Jan 2010Aug 2010

USN Group Head: Lead Engineer (III)

Samsung Electro Mechanics, India Software Center
  • Successful completion and management of all the 3 projects of SNET (ZigBee Applications), ZigBee Profile Development & testing, and Printer related IP algorithms (in total 6 major projects)
  • 2 New Licensing protocols for Samsung Applications proposed and added. One is software based and other software-hardware combination based.
  • Enhancements / requirements handling, task scheduling, bug fixing, proposals for projects and enhancements
  • Defect Management System and Code versioning mechanism
  • Weekly delivery model proposal to customers
  • Interfacing with QA Group to enhance the stability, robustness & quality of the products 
Aug 2008Jan 2010

Project Lead: Lead Engineer (I & II)

Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. Ltd., India Software Center
  • Project Lead for the 6LoWPAN (RFC4944), ZigBee Home Automation & ZigBee Pro protocol development for next generation wireless sensor networks. 
  • ZigBee Alliance certification for the ZigBeePro Stack within 7 months of development commencement.
  • Management of policies and SDLC processes, GPMS handling, 
  • Project scheduling, resource handling, Technical assistance to engineers & designing of the protocol stack.
  • Coordination of development between employees of HQ and Indian Centre for protocol development.
  • Customizations for the ZigBeePro and profile layers
  • Successful demonstrations of the stack and profiles to multiple customers at South Korea.
Nov 2007Aug 2008

Technical Lead: Lead Engineer (I)

Samsung Electro Mechanics, India Software Center
  • Leading the team to design, develop & enhance the code for wireless protocols, test WLAN 802.11n applications on Linux milieu including RADIUS server based authentication & association. 
  • Core technical lead for the Automation Test Framework (ATF) development.
  • Development of XML parser for the Test Framework & Perl scripts for testing as per Alliance Test Spec.
  • Design of the Automation Test Framework & additional drivers & security stack enhancements (HOSTAPD and WLAN Supplicant)
  • Software Architect for the 802.11 automated test framework (using Perl & XML) additional tests for alliance. 
  • Solving technical (protocol) issues for teams from different projects & enhancing their knowledge base across the wireless platform. 
Mar 2005Jan 2007

Team Lead : Sr. Software Engineer

Samsung Electro Mechanics, India Software Center
  • Design and Development of ZigBee & UWB wireless security protocol (all modes). 
  • Unit, Module, Integration Testing with all layers of ZigBee and MAC of UWB
  • Implementation of the AES-128, CCM* based encryption & decryption, Hashing algorithms (MD5, SHA-1, MMO), Message Authentication Codes, key generation & management & Security Manager. 
    • Proposed various practical architectures for network security and key management techniques. Proved loopholes in security algorithm and probable solutions for the same to ZigBee Alliance Security Group.
  • Development and Bug fixing for Network Layer of ZigBee
  • Bug fixes and enhancements for APS, Profile & ZDO Layers of ZigBee (revision 6 & 12)
Sept 2004Feb 2005

Applications Engineer

National Instruments Singapore Private Ltd
  • Support clients on a wide range of software and hardware products, design and present new applications; educate customers on a wide variety of software. 
  • Customization and testing of programs for clients, and demonstrate product utilities.

Skill Sets

  • Cross-functional team management experience.
  • Innovative and hard-working
  • Positive Attitude & Effective Inter-personal skills.
  • Strong counselling & team building techniques.
  • Total experience of 12+ years (with 4+ years project management) 
  • Knowledge in the areas of wireless, algorithm, web & application development, QA and SDLC. 
  • QAI certification for Project Management course (PMP CTP), CMMI course on project management.
  • Skilled in identifying and solving problems, proactive coordination of multiple activities, good at project leadership and interactive skills
  • Select for the Global Mobility Program (GMP) twice recognizing the leadership & efforts at the center
  • Capstone (Business Simulation) project was 3rd in cumulative profits across batch