Work History

Work History
Oct 2010 - Present

Systems Engineer

T-Mobile USA

Working as a Systems Engineer within the Engineering & Operations Dept engaged with the Service Assurance Division of T-Mobile Network's Operation Support Systems (OSS) and Network Management Systems (NMS), contributing within the Fault/Automation Management Team, performing Network Elements Fault/Automation and Infrastructure Monitoring solutions engineering and delivery through a SDLC-based software release project framework and matrix, implementing various features/fixes designs and network software releases in order to support and sustain the Network's Engineering and Operations.Essentially works in a project-oriented environment interacting with various cross-functional teams gathering requirements and translating them in technical specs, for Development teams to implement. In that sense, exercises and fulfills role in various capacities with respect to effort cycle, processes and workflow, including System Analysis & Design, Software Architecture, Alarm Strategy/Scheming and Modeling, Object-Oriented Network Administration, Issues and Problem Troubleshooting and Root-Cause Analysis, Testing/QA, DevOps, and Release Management.Acts as an SME within a broader sphere of Telecommunications Management around the FCAPS model with respect to the management of Mobile Core and Radio Network Elements and Customer-facing Applications in collaboration with cross-functional teams to fulfill Service Assurance SLAs, goals and objectives through achieving and maintaining operational excellence and efficiency.• Scope of Functions and relevant Work Areas:- Systems Engineering - Requirements Analysis & Specification- Complex Event Processing/Correlation- Distributed Rules and Policies Management- Object-Oriented Network Analysis & Design- Mobile Network Management/Survivability Solution Integration- Applications Fault & Performance Monitoring- Telecom Network Management - Network Management Services Provisioning & Delivery- OSS/BSS- Continuous Integration

Jun 2009 - Present


Sun Microsystems Academic Initiative
Jan 2008 - Present

Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering/Telecommunications ( IT, networking, wireless, control)

Jun 2009 - Sep 2009

IT/Software Performance Analysis Engineer


· Analyzed and tested the IBM Tivoli Monitoring Platform infrastructure and agents· Designed and built a testbed and simulation environment for scaling and high-availability testing · Performed scale/regression testing and benchmarking for deployment and provisioning · Executed software agents loading, installs and upgrades · Edited and developed new test cases and scripts for monitoring and test automation· Managed Distributed Network resources through performance monitoring and load balancing

Sep 2008 - Apr 2009

Campus Ambassador (volunteer) @ GMU

May 2008 - Sep 2008

I&C/Automation/Communications Engineering Co-Op

Camp Dresser & McKee (CDM) Inc.

Worked as an I&C/Automation Engineer, part of a engineering consulting team performing as a AESS (Application Engineering Service Supplier) where the following tasks and duties were mainly performed: - Assistance/support to main Engineering in conducting task and operations implied by the project - Performed Control/PLC Software QA/QC, debugging, verification and performance benchmarking - Designed and programmed embedded HMI/OIT systems for usage/operation - Performed SCADA Network Security system upgrades and configuration settings - Prepared Industrial Ethernet networking equipment change orders and made relevant installations, - Executed loops check tests and oversaw contractors performing ORT (Operational Readiness Test) and FAT(Factory Acceptance Test) conforming to specs and control strategies. Tools and Platforms: - Concept IEC 3116 - DYNAC SCADA Management - Wonderware Intouch (HMI Programming) - Modicon PLC - Proface (HMI Design) - Hirschmann Networking

Feb 2007 - Feb 2008

RF/Wireless Associate Engineer


- Supported System Performance and RF engineers in evaluating and improving areas of poor coverage by identifying system performance problems (dropped calls, static, interference); reporting problems to appropriate engineers; and by resolving customer service issues and assisting in implementing solutions.  Collected drive test data in support of performance evaluations and build program prioritization. 

-Mainly performed CDMA/RF/Wireless Performance and optimization tasks, -Performed and maintained Customer QoS at different communication experience levels and assisted with Traffic Engineering, -Monitored RF cellular coverage in serviced areas -Assisted in Network design and new sites deployments and new upgrade integrations like 1xEV-DO, Investigated network faults, issues or outages and addressed trouble tickets.

- Troubleshoots and resolves customer complaints and trouble tickets. - Created maps for network optimization and planning. - Conducted special engineering studies (PLM’s, RF Call Trace). -Collaborated with customer care service on addressing service issues -Analyzed statistics and monitored system remotely using Alcatel-Lucent equipment and platforms. -Assisted with Location Based Services/GIS applications and service design project. - Provided Switch support through Network database upgrades and traffic analysis and updates. Tools & Platforms - Alcatel-Lucent CDMA Platfom (ECP 5ESS) - Ericsson TEMS/ Actix - Qualcomm CT- CAIT - Unix/Solaris (Switch transmissions management) - IBM Vallent / Watchmark Prospect (Cellular Traffic Engineering Reporting) - DeLorme GIS - MapInfo - Planet EV (RF Planning)

Jan 2007 - Oct 2007

Teacher Assistant

Feb 2006 - Sep 2006

Instructor Assistant

DoD SME Learning Center
May 2006 - Aug 2006

Research Intern


RF/Physics research intern (Assistant engineer RF Group) Admitted at the International and Governmental Research Institution as an intern in the scope of the SIST (Summer Internship in Science and Technology) Program, I was assigned with an engineering research problem relevant to my interest field (RF & Wireless). - Designed and implemented a Wideband RF Phase Detector aimed at - improving beam signal monitoring. - Assisted with RF Modules testing and calibration. - Prepared and authored a Research report paper, documented and archived in the Undergraduate Physics Research Journals - Prepared and delivered Research work presentation to technical audience of world-class engineers and scientists. - Completed an Accelerated C++ Certificate Course authored and administrated by Dr Walter Brown, a renowned scientist within the programming community. Tools & Platforms: - Cadence RF - NI LabView - Circuit Design (Electronics Workbench)


Jan 2008 - May 2010

Master of Science

Majored in Electrical Engineering/Telecommunications with focus/interest in Network Systems, Mobile & Wireless Computing, Unified Communications and Smart Grids.Graduate Coursework included:- Random signals and Processes in Electrical Engineering- Digital Signal Processing- Digital Communications- Modern Control Theory- Real-Time Embedded Systems- Wireless Communications & Networking- Computer Networks Architectures and Protocols- IP Routing & Networking- Advanced Mobile Communications- Project Management in Telecommunications & IT- Voice Over IP (VoIP) / Advanced VoIP- Distributed Network Systems/ Client-Server Architecture & Applications- Practical Applications of Neural Networks (elective/seminar)Academic Experience & Field Specialization:- Mobile/Wireless Telecommunications - Next Generation Networks- Internet/Web Systems Engineering- Embedded Networking- Network Simulation and Scaling- Network Management- Modeling, Performance & QoS- Unified Communications (IP, VoIP, SIP, H.323, MGCP, IMS)Projects- Design and Implementation of SIP based Softswitch/PBX using Asterix (open-source IP Telephony platform)- Project Management Plan: Implementing and Offering/Deploying Smart Grid/M2M ServicesPublications:S. Badombena-Wanta, E. Sheybani, Mobile Communications for Development: Enabling Strategic and Low-Cost Applications for Rural and Remote Areas, IEEE-Wireless Telecommunications Symposium 2010, Tampa FL.

2004 - 2006

Bachelor of Science

Virginia State University

Degree Focus on: Communications and Control SystemsITU (Int'l Telecommunication Union) ScholarSuperComputing Conference 05/06 Student VolunteerIEEE SouthEastCon Volunteer CSI (Construction Specification Institute) Scholarship Recipient 06Intern at ATHGO/ Researched on MDG#7 Environmental Development and Sustainability (Global Climate Change issues)

Activities and Societies: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communications Society (ComSoc) Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) InstrumentationSystems and Automation Society (ISA) Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) Led IEEE Robotics Competition Team from Project Design throughout final submission and presentation. Tau Alpha Pi




C/C++, Java (J2EE, JME), JavaScript, Unix (IBM-AIX, Sun Solaris) Linux (RedHat, Centos), Shell Scripting, PERL, MySQL, DB2, PHP, Visual Basic, ASP .NET, HTML/XML, Android SDK, MATLAB, LabView.


Network Analysis and Troubleshooting Performance and Quality Assurance TCP/IP  

Computing & IT

Windows 2000/XP/Vista Office Suite, Visio, IBM Lotus, IBM Tivoli Monitoring/ Websphere, Windows Server 2003, DB2, IDE (Eclipse, Netbeans), MPI, OPNET, Window Embedded CE, NI/LabView 10


To obtain a full-time position in IT/Computing, Telecommunications Engineering or a related industry field with relevance to systems engineering, architecture, applications analysis/design, service delivery, integration, performance or technical program management within a dynamic and effort conducive work environment, where I can leverage and apply  my skills to contribute to fruitful work and deliver effective solutions, products and value.


*  Wireless communications, Energy-efficient communications *  Mobile computing, digital home, VoIP*  Next Generation Networks (NGNs, SIP)*  Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications, High-performance computing*  Automation/sensing/ building efficiency*  Alternative energy powered telecom infrastructure*  ICTs innovations for Developing communities*  Sustainable technologies for emerging countries*  Cloud Computing/Virtualization


Highly motivated and goal-oriented Computing/IT and Telecommunications Engineering professional with a solid technical background and conversant with various technologies, techniques, processes and practices utilized in the tech fields of Telecommunications, Networking and Computing. Building expertise in Telecommunications, IT and Systems Engineering through functions and capacities in Requirements Engineering, Architecture and Design, Testing/QA and validation, by leveraging SDLC process and Build/Release Engineering for optimized network software releases. - Applying, leveraging and enhancing skills and competencies in current role as a Systems Engineer within a Mobile Network Operator / Service Provider Environment- Knowledgeable experience in IT & Computing acquired through various challenging work assignments and industry stints, notably at IBM as a Software Performance Analyst performing Distributed Systems QA/QC, Network Performance, Provisioning and Baselining and Large-Scale Environment Builds.- Acquired good experience in automation/control and industrial networking by programming and configuring industrial and process real-time control applications trough Engineering Consulting with CDM.- Possesses RF/Wireless Engineering and Mobile Computing knowledge and experience.- Strong interest in:• Embedded/Wireless Telecommunications and Converged/Grid Communications (TCP/IP Suite, Mobile OS, VoIP, SIP, NGN)• Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing (GSM, GPRS, UMTS/WCDMA, CDMA, EVDO, 3G/4G, LTE, IMS, Wi-Fi)• Unified Communications and Converged Computing (Mobile Applications and Content Delivery, Cloud-oriented Services - SaaS/CaaS/PaaS )• Programming: C/C++, XML, JavaScript, Unix/Linux• IT Service and Web Operations Management: Automation and Orchestration (Groovy, Perl, Resolve) • High Performance Networking & Computing- Attributes/Abilities:• Good communication, teamwork skills, problem solving, critical thinking and analytical skills.Specialties:• Telecommunications/Network Computing/IT Systems Architecture, Performance Analysis, Testing/Validation,• System Analysis, OO Analysis, UML Modeling• Software Release, Deployment, Testing, QA/QC, Verification• Network Infrastructure/Systems Interconnects Integration & Core Optimization.• Connectivity Solutions Planning, Design, Implementation• Programming (C/C++, Java )• Industrial Networking and Control (DAQ/SCADA/HMI)• OSS/BSS, Service Delivery, Release Management• Project Management