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Summary

Self-Driven and Career Orientated.

I'm looking to be a part of a dynamic organization, to get professional experience while utilizing my potential for achieving excellence and applying all that I have learned from experience and academics. I am an organized and detail-oriented employee, I'm able to prioritize and delegate task effectively to ensure timely project completion within a team environment. Highly organized and independent, able to effectively coordinate tasks to accomplish projects with timeliness and creativity.

Education

Aug 2015Present

Entrepreneurial Training

Seed Academy

•Excos to instill accountability
•Marketing workshops to acquire and retain customers
•Financial Modelling workshops to build financial plans
•Funding Workshops to understand options to raise capital
•Coaching to develop leadership skills
•Access to tools, resources, templates, networks and alumni

Jul 2011Dec 2011

N4 Electrical Engineering

Umbilo FET (Further Education and Training)

Subjects Passed :

  • Electro Techniques
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Science
  • Industrial Electronics
Jan 2011Jun 2011

N3 Electrical Engineering

Umbilo FET (Further Education and Training)

Subjects Passed:

  • Electro Technology
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Science
  • Industrial Electronics
2010

Grade 12 (Exemption)

Mountview Secondary School
  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Science
  • Information Technology
  • Engineering Graphic Design

Work experience

Jan 2016Present

M2M/IoT Technical Manager

ZTE Corporation (Pty) Ltd
  • Technical manager for the MTN Group M2M/IOT platform
  • Ensure platform is rolled out to 22 MTN OPCO's in a high pressure environment. 
  • Platform integration with OPCO's current IT/Billing/Core Network infrastructure. 
  • Performing POC's such as CDN(Content Delivary Network), NB(Narrow Band) IOT and NFV (Network functions virtualization). 
  • Working with the Enterprise business units of MTN to ensure clear requirements are defined and best feasible technical solution is implemented. 
  • Planning ahead with the MTN Group and putting together a comprehensive platform road map that meets the latest trends in the market and staying a ahead of competitors. 
  • Conduct case studies with MTN's customers in an effort to provide the best possible IOT technology package that addresses all requirements.
  • Part taking in the platforms CAB process to review any changes made. Evaluating impact, risks and assessing the implementation plan. 
  • Performing presentations with MTN Cxx level and General Managers to discuss the roll out of the platform, any issues being experienced and new requirements that should be deployed. 
  • Ensuring the platform meets regularity's and governance such as South Africa's RICA process and one M2M standards. 
  • Working with cloud solutions and vertical applications such as smart lighting, fleet management and smart watering. 
  • Oversee the deployment of the online portals for the platform that help end customers manage accounts, sims, APN's and verticals.
  • Responsible for Core network designs and implementation on platform such as SS7(Sigtran), Packet data protocols, GGSN's (GPRS gateway serving nodes), HLR (Home location registers and SMSC (Short message service centre). 
  • Deployment of price plan and packages on the platform that are obtained from MTN's enterprise business units that cover pricing, billing, business rules and scope. 

Feb 2015Jan 2016

M2M/IoT Core Network Engineer

ZTE Corporation (Pty) Ltd
  • Lead Core Network Engineer for MTN Group M2M Project and POC CDN Project
  • Responsibly for Managed Services, Migration and Implementation for the M2M Core Network.
  • Handle proof of concept testing and network design validation in lab.
  • Grasp Core Network design, functionality and operation.
  • Work in fast paced dynamic environment and under high pressure.
  • Collaborating with Solutions Architect, Systems Engineer, MPLS Engineer, Security Engineer, Revenue Assurance, Senior Business Manager and Project Managers. 
  • Extend technical support to customers through remote and on-site troubleshooting.
Sep 2015Feb 2015

Field Engineer

Engineering Data Systems UPS
  • Responsible for commissioning, maintaining and providing emergency support on power electronics at customer's sites.
  • Replacement of UPS Batteries ranging from 12A/h to 100A/h.
  • Installation and configuring of Single and 3 Phase UPS.
  • Installation of DB, SMDB and Power Panels.
  • Troubleshooting problems and providing proper diagnostics and suggested solutions if spare parts are needed or repairs.
Aug 2012Sep 2014

Field Maintenance Engineer

CJA Telecommunications
  • Project and staff moved from Hauwei Technologies to CJA Telecommunications
  • Managed Services for Telkom Mobile RAN Project
  • Handling corrective and preventative onsite maintenance.
  • Abseiling and climbing Cell Tower Mast for antenna of cabling maintenance.
  • Fault finding on Huawei BTS 3900 and Huawei Honnet RNC.
  • Testing and faulting finding for VSWR and frequency of feeder cables.
  • Working on Optical fiber cables.
  • Working on DC Power equipment
  • Connecting of Generators at Sites when power issues occur.
Jan 2012Jul 2012

Field Maintenance Engineer

Huawei Technologies Pty(Ltd)

•Managed Services for Telkom Mobile RAN Project
•Handling corrective and preventative onsite maintenance.
•Abseiling and climbing Cell Tower Mast for antenna of cabling maintenance.
•Fault finding on Huawei BTS 3900 and Huawei Honnet RNC.
•Testing and faulting finding for VSWR and frequency of feeder cables.
•Working on Optical fiber cables.
•Working on DC Power equipment
•Connecting of Generators at Sites when power issues occur.

Jan 2010Dec 2011

Trainee Electrician

NEC Electrical Contractors
• Basic electrical safety and hand tools
• Testing instruments
• Running of cables(laying of power cables)
• Connecting of plug points and lighting circuits
• Wiring of D/B’s and cable joins
• Testing of electrical installation and preparing for C.O.C
• Experienced gained in control circuits, switch gear and fault finding.

Skills & Certifications

TOGAF - Enterprise Architecture - Level 1

Awaiting course results.

BMW Advanced Driver Training

Course Passed. Certificate Received.

Rope Access and Rescue

Rope Access and Rescue (Level 2) (Unit Standard 230000)

Fall Arrest

Fall Arrest (Level 1) (Unit Standard 229998)

Fire Fighting

Fire Fighting Course (Unit Standard 12484). Attended at South African Training Services

First Aid

FIrst Aid Level 1 Course. Attended at South African Training Services

Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment Course. Attended at South Africa Training Services

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