With 20 years of professional experience as a skilled innovative leader who is technically and programmatically specialized in the development of engineering solutions for Information Technology (IT) systems, telecommunication infrastructure platform including Data, Voice, Video, and Wireless (WiFi/UMTS/LTE) systems and architectures, content mgmt/distribution infrastructure, Optics and Semiconductor systems, Systems Security /Cyber engineering, Service Monitoring Centers, Data Center
With 20 years of professional experience as a skilled innovative leader who is technically and programmatically specialized in the development of engineering solutions for Information Technology (IT) systems, telecommunication infrastructure platform including Data, Voice, Video, and Wireless (WiFi/UMTS/LTE) systems and architectures, content mgmt/distribution infrastructure, Optics and Semiconductor systems, Systems Security /Cyber engineering, Service Monitoring Centers, Data Center IT Infrastructure designs via Enterprise service oriented architectures leading to private and managed cloud computing.
I offer extensive experience in multiple aspects of engineering, solution architect, pre sales via complex systems/solutions development, E2E integration; including concept/solutions development, system designing, Integrated web services APIs, system requirements analysis & development, business process analysis, enterprise architecture development, infrastructure engineering, development/Integration/Operational testing, service acceptance/key site testing with inclusion of verification and validation concepts,and solution deploying life cycle support.
I’m technically sophisticated, Highly skilled and goal-focused in assembling and guiding teams of experts and engineers delivering solutions to complex problems.
Telecom Expert in Data, Voice, Video, RF, IT Security, Optical Core/SONET, C/D-WDM,Semiconductor sys, Terrestrial Broadband, WiFi, IPSec, GRE based VPN’s, VOIP, MPLS, BGP, OSPF, RIP, IP Multicast, specialized in BCP/Disaster recovery solutions.
Systems eng/solution architect using Data Ctr apps, Storage app, UDP/TCP base apps, Share Point, SQL, WebSphere, VMWare, Web apps, XML, XML FW, HTTP, HTTPS, C, C++, ASP, ASP.net, .NET, JSF, STRUTS, JDBC, JNDI and Java base application.
Specialized in Project Mgmt with the focus of telecom, application development, system integration utilizing full system Development Life Cycle (SDLC) process.
Sr. Solutions Architect @ Specialized focus in the Consulting, Systems Integration & deployment services in the Cable, MSO and Telco markets globally with many strengths…
o Recognized authority in the diverse technology providing E2E solutions.
o Expert in architecture process and Agile Development.
o Proficient in defining and realizing the future vision of an integrated IT Platform that delivers efficiency gains through automation and integration.
o Sophisticated in leading enterprise platform architecture centered on the tight integration of key business capabilities, as well as a corporate data model and stewardship.
o Proven expertise in overseeing global delivery and nurturing customer relationships.
o RDK, Packetcable, HFC, DOCSIS and RF, CMTS, M-CMTS,and PCMM/COPS/PDP
o CAS/DRM, Middleware, STB, nPVR, Multi-screen, AD-Insertion, and OTT.
o Universal Edge Modulation solutions via encoding, statistical multiplexing, encryption, switched digital video (SDV), ad insertion, VoD, IP formatting/fragmentation for adaptive streaming methods.
o CCAP solutions offering a expansion of narrowcast ch counts and variations in the services carried over those channels.
o IP (DOCSIS or DOCSIS “bypass”) distribution of OTT video, on-demand movies and timeshifted content along with simulcasting of broadcast content to IP-connected devices.
o nPVR/nDVR service architecture including Home Video and IPTV Solutions.
o CloudTV: Live EPG, Apps, CloudDVR, OTT Content, VoD, and Interactive Advertising
o OSS/BSS and IT Sys Integration
o Traffic Mgmt, NMS, EMS and Usage base billing
o Wi-Fi, Small Cell, Wireless Backhaul, IMS, and Cellular offload
o Information systems security including (IDS/IPS) and IP architectures (IPv4/IPv6)
o SDN and NFV solutions
o VoIP solutions (GVP, IVR, CTI call routing, SIP/T, H.323, BICC, H.248, SS7, SIP trunk, RTCP/RTP, SRTP/SRTCP,Codec: G.711/729/723/726/727/728, and SILK)
o TDM, DSL, IP, PON, EPON, GPON, DWDM, SONET, Satellite Uplink/Downlink (Spectrum/RF Eng.) From April 2013 to Present (2 years 7 months) Greater Philadelphia AreaPresident and Co-founder @ Informatics Solutions is a multi-disciplinary leading edge engineering Solutions Company providing:
• Innovative information science technological engineering,
• Systems and telecommunication solution provider,
• IT consulting and staffing services for enterprise, carrier and government clientele in
their evolution and optimization of next generation technologies. From January 2011 to Present (4 years 10 months) Greater Philadelphia AreaSr. Enterprise Network Architect Manager @ Offered Transformational architectural systems and security solutions to the FAA, Integrated highly complex automation solutions as part of the National Air space System (NAS) modernization efforts that increase/maintain safety, efficient, productive, and cost-effective NAS operations.
Provided technical advice and support in the design development, integration and implementation of automation systems and programs; identified and evaluated new, emerging and state of the art technology for impact on, or value to existing or proposed programs.
Applied professional knowledge, practices, principles, theories and techniques in dealing with acquisition and technical management of Air Traffic Control (ATC) automation systems.
Responsible for developing, planning, and conducting processes for the Enterprise Test activities, including Enterprise SSSD Verification, Enterprise System Regression, Enterprise Integration, and Enterprise Operational Evaluations.
Lead cross-organizational test teams in designing and planning the Data Communications Enterprise Test Program.
Review test documents, provide technical feedback, develop test plans, procedures, and reports, and create test metrics and status to support the Data Communications Program schedule.
Collaborate with engineers, computer software developers, ATC operations representatives, Technical Operations representatives, and test personnel on a cross domain team.
Team develops and executes approaches integrating a complex system of systems that includes software applications, domain automation enhancements, and the transmission network.
Oversee end-to-end Enterprise testing at the William J. Hughes Technical Center, and provide technical expertise and direction to test team members.
Direct and develop larger system level tests for the Enterprise Data Communications Program, including performance, stability, and stress tests that can be upgraded to support future Data Comm services. From January 2011 to April 2015 (4 years 4 months) Atlantic City, NJPrincipal Infrastructure Systems Engineer, Team Lead @ Jay provided systems and security engineering/architectural solutions and validation support for complex, mission critical systems of FAA Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI) program and National Air Space (NAS) infrastructure by supporting internal air traffic control and communication systems like “National Airspace Data Interchange Network (NADIN), Weather Message Switching Center Replacement (WMSCR), Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) Data Acquisition System (ADAS), Traffic Flow Management (TFM), Systems Wide Information Management (SWIM), Integrated Terminal Weather Systems (ITWS), Tower Data Link Services (TDLS), Voice Switching and Control Systems (VSCS), Interim Voice Switch Replacement (IVSR), Dynamic Ocean Tracking Systems (DOTS),Radio Control Equipment (RCE), Enhanced Traffic Management Systems (ETMS), BandWidth Manager (BWM), Data Multiplexing Network (DMN), Departure Sequencing Program (DSP), FAA Telecommunication Satellite network (FTISAT), FTI Optical Backbone, NAS Enterprise Information Systems Security (NEISS), NAS Voice Switch (NVS) VoIP, NextGen development, Next-Gen SONET-based Metro Area Network and Grid/cloud Computing.
Managed the staff of support engineers & contractors; Doing so responsible for their daily and Project milestone driven tasking, artifacts and deliverables ensuring the contractual compliance. Managed Quarterly/Yearly performance measurement and review and reporting in the HR system. From January 2009 to February 2011 (2 years 2 months) Atlantic City, NJSr. IP Network Architect Engineer @ • Architected IPTV systems (using IP Multicast mechanisms); video encryption, including Conditional Access Systems(CAS) & Digital Rights Management (DRM); mobile TV (e.g., DVB-H) services; (maritime) mobile broadband services; digital video (MPEG-4 SD/HD) systems.
• Design, Develop and Integrated RF Downlinks, Uplinks, and Program Acquisition for the IP Prime super head-end for SES using advanced technologies including DVB-S.2, MPEG 4 video over IP encoding, and IP multicasting.
• Created a new satellite communications package, SignalSat, which enables television broadcasters to extend the reach of their primary broadcast transmitters using satellite links to outlying transmitters.
• As a key member collaborated with Echostar to investigate technology including ViaSat DOCSIS for Satellite for possible 2-way Internet broadband connectivity.
• Designed the solutions for multichannel video platform distributors (MVPDs), especially conditional access systems (CAS), digital rights management (DRM) solutions used for multiscreen (TV Everywhere) offerings, along with middleware functions including customer-facing experience components, electronic or integrated program guides (EPG / IPG), DVR capabilities, video on demand (VOD) components, interactive television, advanced advertising (measurement, interactivity, and t-commerce).
•Design the Mobile Maritime Broadband solutions using ViaSat spread spectrum and carrier in carrier technology, to provide satellite broadband to marine locations, including yachts. This product became the current KVH “MiniVSAT” product.
•Engineered the Satellite systems service over IPv6; IPv6 security; and, terrestrial teleport connectivity over SONET/IP and VoIP solutions for Martitime Mobile broadband.
•Extensive experience in the operation, design, construction and testing of satellite earth stations and in the fields of radio frequency and digital electronic systems including Coaxial, waveguide and fiber lines, Emergency power systems. From May 2006 to December 2008 (2 years 8 months) Sr. Network Architect Engineer @ • Architected the end-to-end integration solutions using Nortel’s CDMA and LTE infrastructure offering for the North America and Asia Pacific region’s CDMA subscribers.
• Implemented systems/application specific requirements, engineering planning along with detailed systems specifications of voice, data and optical network systems of Nortel for CLEC, ILEC, BLEC DLEC, and ELEC customer base.
• As lead Integration Architect on Minerva's iTVManager, with its flexible and high-performance client environment supports of an extensive feature set and scale to meet the demands of IPTV service providers and their subscribers.
• Delivered solutions for the Tier 1 telco and MSO clients for broadband security platform to overcome internet threats by providing custom mitigation solutions architecture along with their implementation strategy.
• Engineered and implemented a backup strategy along with a disaster recovery plan in the event that the servers or critical network components should go down to prevents lost revenue and ensure business continuity plan. From April 2003 to May 2006 (3 years 2 months) Sr. Field Application Engineering Manager @ As a pioneer leader of the engineering and solutions architect team, offered extensive expertise globally in design, engineering, life-cycle support and technical support services for DWDM solutions focusing optical networking applications with inclusion of semiconductor laser components and telecom systems.
Managed the team of Engineering responsible for R&D and Support to ensure all deliverables adhere to deadlines, specifications, and budgets. Developed and implemented performance metrics. Reviews and reports on project progress to the leadership team. Prepared and managed budget(s) and financial targets.
Provided excellent solutions for optical wavelength lasers components and semiconductor systems in the filed of telecommunications, broadcasting, biomedical, Optics/Medical Imaging, Remote sensing applications, Aerospace, Avionics Manufactures and laser oil & Gas well drilling companies, utilizing:
-Optical pump lasers (1480 nm & 980 nm), signal source lasers (DFB laser, Full band tunable laser), Tunable Laser, DM DFB lasers for CATV broadcasting , DM DFB lasers for Radio-on-Fiber (RoF) which are particularly employed for mobile optical repeater applications, VCSEL, EDFA. OADM, FBG, WDM, laser transponders, SONET/SDH and semiconductor sub-systems.
-Externally modulated 1550 nm DFB laser transmitter for electrical to optical conversion of multichannel CATV signals like AM-VSB, FM and QAM signals.
-The CATV transmitter (Send transmission signals between 70 and 770MHz, and BS and CS-IF signals between 950 and 2,602MHz by converting them into optical intensity modulated signals).
-Optical amplifier for broadcast signals.
-JIS/EIA rack mountable Multi-port [8/16/32/64 port] optical amplifier for VIDEO and DATA transmission Apps.
-Optical Transmitter for VHF,UHF,BS-IF,CS-IF signals.
-WDM filter for FTTH triple play.
-V-ONU, E-PON, ONU, E-PON OLT, E-PON repeater and E-PON system.
Manged quality assurance practice based on ISO 9001 and TL 9000. From April 2001 to April 2003 (2 years 1 month) Sr. Sales Engineer @ Provided pre and pro sales support to widely spread global customer base for Terrestrial /TDM Optical backbone and Metro Ethernet, Core network switching/routing, Meridian Voice technologies, VoIP, Wireless, Internet, E-commerce and data communication product line.
Demonstrated solutions for improvements by analyzing cost-benefit ratios of equipment applications in the CPE. From March 2000 to April 2002 (2 years 2 months) Sr. System Engineer/Solutions Architect @ -Led the ADVA’s FSP (Fiber Service Platform) 500, 2000 and 3000 product design, development and engineering by ensuring that the FSP 3000 networks are built on a flexible WDM foundation and represents Optical+Ethernet provisioning for seamless end-to-end connectivity from the access to the metro and on to long haul. Additionally, the systems were uniquely designed to support CWDM and DWDM and offers Coherent Express technology optimized for 100G+ agile optical core networking.
-As SME assisted Cisco and EMC via OEM agreement in qualifying the FSP 2000 product as Cisco’s Metro 1500 Series Metro Area Networks DWDM platform which extended Cisco’s line of DWDM optical products into the enterprise space for service provider networks including the Cisco ONS 15800 Wavemux and CiscoView.
-Provided End-to-End integration support services for FSP 2000 with Cisco’s 15800 Wavemux and CiscoView platform.
-Played key role in getting ADVA’s FSP 3000 NEBS level 3 compliance by fully integrating with the undergoing qualification process encompassing focus on safety, reliability and performance of network equipment and its impact on the environment of telecom facilities.
-Engineered and architect the FSP Service Manager which is built on an intuitive graphical user interface that provides service provisioning and management across customer’s entire network.
-Primarily served and supported Carrier (Telco’s) and enterprise service provider customer base for Scaleable Optical transport, Metro Core transport, Wireline/Mobile backhaul, Intelligent Ethernet Access and Storage networking by engineering and architect the solutions meeting clients current and future needs.
-Managed beta trials through close coordination of ADVA engineering and customer’s test labs.
-Trained and certified partners for independent product support.
-Provided Tier III support expertise to clients and business partners based on Service Level Agreements (SLA). From March 1998 to February 2000 (2 years) Sr. Network Staff Engineer @ -Served as one of the key member of the core engineering R&D staff who designed, engineered, managed and maintained extensive fiber and microwave network of Teleport Communication which was controlled by Cox Communication, Comcast and Tele-Communications Inc. which later merged with AT&T offering greater reach to local telecommunication carrier services.
-As one of the telecom expert on the team designed the switched local services architecture contributing to the CLEC infrastructure which consisted 579 voice switches in operations and served 5.6 millions access lines.
-Engineered rapid deployment of frame relay, ATM and multi-functional data switches to support the data-communications based business stream for the CLEC which was the fastest growing segment due to the explosion of the Internet demand and in anticipation of the X.25 and SMDS was to fade to niche services.
-Through the successful implementation and service delivery support assisted in planning and executing the installation of 400 data switches was installed across the AT&T infrastructure foot print.
-Engineered the ISDN solutions to serve voice and data to the largest US subscriber base and later designed the DSL based internet access service as next generation solution which position AT&T as DataCELEC or DLEC.
-Provided the highest level of technical support within the company for one of the largest ATM networks in the world by defining the SLA’s with commercial customers and providing life cycle support to the existing and new AT&T infrastructure.
-Assisted the Network Operations group to assure pro-active and reactive monitoring processes were followed for managing AT&T local services.
-Performed End-to-End integration of carrier-grade Class 5 switches to the fiber optic networks.
-Provided technical support to the internal teams including service delivery, provisioning, technical support and field technician to ensure the success of the newly engineered solutions and their seam-less expansion. From 1993 to 1998 (5 years)
M.S/PhD, Telecommunication Mgmt @ Stevens Institute of Technology From 2000 to 2002 Certified Information Systems Security Professional # 354888, (Internet, IT and Telecommunication Security) @ ISC2 From 2009 to 2009 Cisco Internet Engineering, Internetworking @ Global Knowledge From 2005 to 2006 Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Network Engineering and Data Communication @ Chubb Institute From 1997 to 1999 DCP, Computer Programming @ Gujarat University From 1992 to 1994 B.S in Business Administartion, Computer Science & Engineering @ Gujarat University From 1991 to 1994 Jay Thakkar is skilled in: Integration, VoIP, Security, Systems Engineering, Networking, Data Center, Management, Program Management, Software Development, Project Management, Switches, Telecommunications, IPTV, Cloud Computing, Project Planning, Satellite Communications, Testing, Disaster Recovery, Product Management, Wireless Networking, Optical Fiber, Wireless, Business Continuity, Computer Security, Governance, Storage Area Networks, Broadband Networks, RF Engineering, UHF, Telecommunications..., Optics, Cyber Security, Security System..., Firewalls, Ethernet, Optical Backbone, VHF, Business Management, IT Governance, Optical Components, Optical System Design, OEM Management, Service Process..., Reverse Logistics, Business Analysis, E-commerce, Network Security, Process Improvement, Content Delivery Network, SDN
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