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New Delhi - based senior RF Engineer

Resume keywords summary: RF, VHF, UHF, Mobile, Cellphone, Handset, Radio, 2G, GSM, 3G, CDMA, BTS, Node B

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Work Experience

Experience level: 10 +
Profile/Cover Letter: Professional Overview
 RF Engineering Manager with more than 20 years of experience in RF Field engineering, manufacturing, Pre-sales support, After sales support, R&D and program Management of RF products
 Worked for 10 years in RF product manufacturing, RF Field engineering, Pre-sales support, After sales support
 Worked for 11 years in RF product R&D, Program Management and Field engineering
 Worked for 01 years on Customer Service of RF products
 Trained as “Certified Wireless Technology Professional” covering GSM, GPRS, 3G, CDMA and WIMAX network infrastructures
 Have led Drive Test teams for Radio Field Trials all over India as well as in Qatar and Bahrain
 Took part in EMI / EMC testing of products at SAMEER - Chennai
 Took part in Type Approval Testing of RF products in Telecom Engineering Centre (DoT), Directorate Coordination Police Wireless, (DCPW), and SAMEER.
 Supported installation and commissioning of RF equipment; WorldSpace channels in Airtel DTH
 Took active part in pre sales activities like filling and attending tenders, product testing, evaluation of Radio projects for Police and Paramilitary forces, DGS&D Rate Contracts, Defence services (Air Force, Navy),State Electricity Boards, State Irrigation departments
 Excellent communication, training, interpersonal & team building skills with the ability to work in fast paced and multi cultural environments. Was training in-charge in most jobs. Have special liking for RF Training
 Worked with Indian and MNC organizations in areas such as
- Production, testing and development of VHF-UHF 2-way radios (MELTRON) and Pagers (Casio Bharti)
- Program management for development of Digital Satellite Radio Receivers (WorldSpace)
- SCM for Casio Products
 Deft in swiftly ramping up projects for ensuring on-time deliverables
 Competent cross-functional skills for coordination with Technical collaborators and departments like Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing, Design/Development/Engineering/Technology, commercial, Finance, Materials, Customer Support, Quality Assurance and Legal
 Experience in MIS reporting, Commercial operations, support to Marketing
 Excellent communication, interpersonal & team building skills with the ability to work in fast paced and multi cultural environments
 Presently located in Gurgaon-India and working as Program Manager (Receiver Development) with WorldSpace Satellite Radio in its global technology team comprising staff from US, France, Germany and India

Core Competencies
RF Engineering
 Foundation experience of production and testing of radio products
 Manufacturing and factory management including planning, procurement, production, quality control and after sales service
 Experience in use of Radio Test Equipment such as RF Signal Generators, Modulation Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers, RF Power Meters, Frequency Counters, and Oscilloscopes etc.
 Experience in Drive testing using Field Strength Analyzer / Spectrum Analyzers
 Providing Pre-sales support to Marketing / Sales / System Engineering such as
• study of technical specifications of tenders and customer enquiries
• Filling tenders, attending tender openings
• support in preparing technical documentation
• study of customer locations and actual communication requirements
• study of local topology and RF path profiles
• recommendation of radio systems and products based on customer requirement
• perform field trials to verify product performance
• Frequency Planning and WPC related support to Sales department and Customers
RF Manufacturing
 Managing overall manufacturing operations of RF products such as 2-way radios transceivers and pagers with a view to ensure timely accomplishment of production targets within the time and cost parameters.
 Overseeing overall Procurement activities, implementing effective techniques to bring efficiency in operations, improve quality & achieve maximum cost savings.
 Managing Excise and VAT matters & ensuring adherence to the related policies & standards

RF Product Development and Support
 Co-ordinating product development / customization functions including requirement analysis, finalizing specifications, designing, prototype development and testing activities.
 Providing technical inputs & engineering support to the team for the entire development cycle of the product.
Program Management of RF product development
 Project management, Time scheduling and monitoring of projects
 Providing Technical Lead in drafting Agreements with Development Agencies and OEMs for Product Development, Manufacturing and After Sales Service
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Organisational Experience (In reverse chronological order)
Since Aug’05 with WorldSpace India - Bangalore and New Delhi as Head (Product Engineering)
 Presently part of global technology team that comprises staff from US, France, Germany and India
 Reporting to the Chief Program Manager and Chief Technology Officer in Washington (US)
 Working on Program Management of ETSI-based Digital Satellite Radio Development for the European and ME.
 Engaged with development teams in WorldSpace-France, Germany, Fraunhofer IIS-Germany and WNC-China
 Worked (till Oct-07) on development of WorldSpace receivers with Flextronics-India, Flextronics-US, Epigon-Bangalore and BPL-Bangalore
 Have seven staff-members (all engineers) reporting to me in Indian office

Notable Achievements:
 Successfully managed & coordinated Product Development for Digital Satellite Radios (DF8 and DF10 based) in a global organizational environment by effective Time scheduling and monitoring of projects.
 Coordinated product testing and evaluation at WorldSpace Germany and Sameer-Chennai
 Coordinated technology development with Epigon-Bangalore
 Successfully led Drive Testing of WorldSpace car-mobile receiver during field-trials in Bahrain
 Successfully led a Radio Survey to study and identify sources of Radio interference
 Completed development of five receivers with ODMs; & coordinated ODM manufacturing
 Provided technical lead for Design and Manufacturing Service Agreements with OEMs (Flextronics) and Development Agencies (Epigon)
 Worked on cost reduction of existing product-line and achieved reduction of 14%
Supervised the installation and commissioning of ten WorldSpace channels at Gurgaon hub of Airtel Digital DTH services
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Feb’97 – Mar’00 with Casio India Co., Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi (earlier Casio Bharti Mobile Communications Pvt Ltd) as Senior Manager (Production and Customer Support)
Notable Achievements:
 Managed Casio pager factory (with 75 staff) including production planning, procurement, manufacturing, quality control and logistics.
 Deftly managed factory relocation
 Successfully managed after sales service for Calculators, Digital diaries, Wrist-watches, Digital Cameras, Electronic Musical Instruments & pagers, setting up of Company Service Center for pagers, diaries and watches.
 Played a key role in setting up of Company Service Center for Casio products & implemented Customer Support Policy.
 Conducted Customer Care Camps all over India & provided technical support to paging operations for evaluation of product performance.
 Successfully conducted Drive testing of Pagers in networks all over India and in Qatar.
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Apr’00 - Jul’05 with Casio India Co., Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi as Chief Manager (Production and Commercial)
Notable Achievements:
 Co-ordination with overseas suppliers; appointment & coordination of Freight Forwarding agents & Custom House Agents for import and re-export both directly and via Customs Bonded warehouse.
 Planning, monitoring and co-ordination of Customs Clearance activities at various air and sea ports for timely and demurrage-free import
 Provided MIS support to Marketing regarding inventory
 Led the implementation of ERP (Navision)

May’95 – Jan’97 with KLG Systel Ltd as RF Manager – Radio Trunking Project
Notable Achievements:
 Planning of proposed Radio Trunking operations in eight Indian cities
 Site Survey, Radio Field Trials / Drive Testing at proposed Sites
 Preparing documentation for Radio Frequency Licenses and DOT License
 Liaison and Coordination with Department of Telecom for Radio Trunking Lincense
 Liaison and Coordination with WPC for Frequency Licenses and SACFA clearances
 Training of Sales staff on Private Mobile radio engineering
 Participated in training / workshop related to Radio Trunking at Motorola New Delhi
 Technical support for sales of Motorola Trunked Radio communication products (Go to Top of CV)

Mar’82 – Apr’95 with MELTRON Radio Communication Division as Sr. Manager (Development and Product Support)

Notable Achievements:
 Participation in presales support such as filling and attending tenders, attending product testing and evaluations at
 Indian Air Force
 Indian Navy
 DGS&D product testing and evaluation at (DCPW) Directorate Coordination Police Wireless, New Delhi
 Delhi Police
 Maharashtra Police (Pune, Mumbai), Delhi Police
 AP Police (Hyderabad)
 Handled the production functions & managed Technology Adaptation of Mobile VHF / UHF Two way Radio communication products for manufacturing in collaboration with ASCOM-RADIOCOM (formerly BBC Brown Boveri Co.) of Switzerland, and Kyodo - Japan, Shinsoh – Japan
 Got training on Swiss products at Baden, Switzerland
 Managed product testing, evolving test procedures & selection of test equipment while setting up the production shop for Land Mobile Radio products group
 Training of internal staff, sales staff and clients on Radio products and testing
 Prepared Operation and Service manuals for Radio products
 Participated in Product testing and evaluations at DCPW for DGS&D Rate Contract and Department of Telecom.
 Worked on Cost Reduction of two products (namely RT41 and RT41S) and achieved reduction of 25-30% by re-design and import substitution
 Developed features for transceivers such as channel scan, priority channel search, Busy lock-out, 5-tone selective calling with acknowledgement, ANI and Front panel programming features.
 Managed development of Duplex Synthesized Repeater, Telephone patch for Duplex radio cum repeater
 Actively engaged in repeater-based RF system development and implementation for
 Maharashtra Irrigation (all over Maharashtra)
 Maharashtra State Electricity Board (All over Maharashtra)
 Fire Brigades (Thane, Nagpur)
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Mr. S.K.Deshpande, (Ex-boss at MELTRON)
Cell. (+91) 98203 07965 Mr. Hans Hief (Colleague at WorldSpace)
WorldSpace Inc., Nurnberg, GERMANY
Cell. +49 175 5652075
Mr. A.K. Andhare, (Ex-colleague at Casio)
Cell. (+91) 98101 41132
Mr. Stephen Shenefield (Ex-boss at WorldSpace)
FluidVoice Inc. Boston USA
Email -
Cell. (+1 617-510-1664)
Education and Certifications
 B.E. (Electronics & Telecom.) from College of Engineering (COEP) - Pune University, Pune in 1980.
 Completed Training on “Certified Wireless Technology Professional” covering GSM, GPRS, 3G, CDMA and WIMAX network infrastructures from Centre for Technology Training, New Delhi in 2009
 Certificate Course in German Language from Department of Linguistics, Nagpur University, Nagpur in 1983
 Obtained Six Sigma – Green Belt Certification in Mar-2008
Personal Details
Date of Birth : 20th September, 1958

Address: C-292 – 1st Floor, Tulip Garden, Sushant Lok-III, Sector 57 Gurgaon 122003 Haryana INDIA
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Background and Experience

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
School Name: Government College of Engineering
Major: Electronics and Telecommunications
City: Pune
Country: India
Graduation Date: 30/06/1980
Description: BE (Electronics and Telecommunications)


Language Level
English Fluent

Job Preferences

Job Category: Project Manager Job
Job Type: Any Job Type
Job Status: Immediate
Desired Salary: $0 Unspecified
Desired Location: New Delhi, Gurgaon, Singapore, India
Willing to Relocate: Yes

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