Fifteen years’ experience in technology strategy, network architecture and development, project management, product development, business case formulation, staff management and execution of projects from “cradle to grave” in the areas of telecom and wireless. Proven abilities include management and leadership of teams, strategic planning, quantitative and qualitative analysis, mastering of new technologies and the articulation of complex ideas at all vertical and horizontal levels. Proven versatility in multidisciplinary teams. Specific technology experience in business and product requirements, technology strategy, systems architecture and design, testing, field deployments, operations, planning, analysis and evaluation of technologies and services.
1.- NII Holdings (Nextel International), Reston, VA (February 2011 – Present)
Job Title: VAS Lead Architect, Sr. Manager
Successfully managed the VAS design team achieving the introduction of the following VAS services (SMS, MMS, Location, WAP Browsing, SDP, Short Codes, Content Delivery and Video Streaming) in Nextel’s four 3G markets (Peru, Chile, Mexico and Brazil).
Designed interoperability functionalities between iDEN and 3G VAS Platforms.
Worked with cross-functional, multi-country, multi-cultural teams to determine requirements to different VAS projects.
Assisted with RFPs/RFIs/RFQs for new VAS technologies, standards and architectures, evaluated responses, presented recommendations to peers and executive team.
Facilitated Vendor relationship, providing inputs for feature requests and platforms enhancements.
Coordinated everyday vendor interaction between Nextel Headquarter and outsourced vendors (Ericsson, Nokia-Siemens, HP, and Huawei).
Produced method of procedures, network designs and service description documents based upon direction from engineering primes, vendor documentation and lab validation.
Conducted lab trials and evaluated multiple vendor products against 3GPP or OMA specs.
Recruited, hired, supervised and motivated a list of 4 Engineers and contractors.
Provided business case analysis for the replacement of different iDEN VAS Nodes.
2.- GLOBALSTAR Inc. Milpitas, California (January 2001 – February 2011)
Job Title: Manager, Network Architecture, Engineering and Product Development Department
Managed a group of 2 engineers including hiring, performance review, daily supervision, mentoring and training.
Evaluated work assignments and developed a master schedule for multiple projects to facilitate proper usage of limited labor resources.
Technical and Program lead for the integration of mobile applications (iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile) with Satellite user terminal products.
Worked as part of an International/multi-site team to develop, document and implement standards for engineering design and practices.
Developed and administered engineering concepts, preliminary and final design review processes.
Wrote the technical requirement specification document for the procurement of the IMS Core, Packet Core Network and IMS Client for user terminals for Globalstar’s second generation ground stations.
Wrote requirements for the new Lawful Interception solution for Globalstar’s 2nd Generation ground station to be compliant with North America and European Standards.
Evaluated architecture and proposals from different Core Network vendors.
Provided recommendation to management based on technical/cost/risk analysis.
Program/Technical manager for the design and deployment of the 2nd Generation Core Network system based on Ericsson’s Packet and IMS Core products.
Supported the lab implementation of the upgraded ground segment, coordinated with the two vendors (Ericsson and Hughes Networks)
Subject matter expert for Globalstar’s Data and Voice Core Network related issues.
Technical lead for the following projects:
o Implementation of Prepaid and Voice Mail Systems in Globalstar de Venezuela.
o Legacy STP replacement for SIGTRAN based equipment (Cisco’s ITP) in Globalstar’s Earth Stations
o Supported the IT group in the design of the MPLS IP backbone for Globalstar next generation system.
3.- INFONET Redes de Informacion, C.A. Maracaibo, Venezuela (March 1998 – January 2001)
Job Title: Networking and Communications Coordinator
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