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Qa Lead Resume

SUMMARY

  • Over 30 years of experience managing and supporting Labs for various companies.
  • Over 30 years of Integration with various Vendors in the Cable Industry.
  • Over 30 years of Video and Conditional Access Engineering Experience specializing in HFC/RF infrastructure along with Arris formerly Motorola and Cisco CAS expertise.
  • More than a decade staging and executing Video, Docsis, CPE devices and Interactive demonstrations for Confidential and their strategic partners.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential

QA Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Tested and QA’ed ICOMS to Amdocs billing conversion for Production deployment. This includes Provisioning and Activation of settops.
  • Build new Arris to Cisco solutions for Guide data flow for HD and SD DTA’s.
  • Manage Arris DAC 6000, CASMR, OAM&P and Docsis equipment, network equipment to provide integration of new Products and software release for deployment.
  • Manage Cisco EC controllers, DBDS system and DTACS and test new solutions for deployment.
  • Assist in testing new TIVO release candidates before releasing to Production.
  • Maintain backups for Headend controllers and VMware servers.
  • Maintain RF combining for Arris and Cisco distribution plants.
  • Maintain Fiber headend distribution for all RF Plants.
  • Manage preloading of various Arris and Cisco settops with the latest firmware and module codes.
  • Maintain Final Configuration documentation, which includes device, network, Visio drawings for Production Deployment.
  • Manage local network infrastructure.
  • Evaluated new hardware such as Harmonic Prostream, Monroe EAS, Trilithic EAS, Arris Products and software releases before deployment.
  • Testing of new multicast muxes before releasing to Production.
  • Worked with various vendors for remote testing and integration of new Products.

Confidential

Advance Video Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Supported Labs in the Confidential Center and remote distribution feeds.
  • Managed Corporate Demonstrations and Events for Executives on and off Confidential premises.
  • Maintained all forms of CPE equipment and interconnecting networks.
  • Arris and Cisco CMTS, Conditional Access (DAC/DNCS and all supporting infrastructure).
  • Video processing (APEX, SEM, GQAM, Encoders, Decoders)
  • Data and video networking including Multicast, Docsis, CPE devices, IPV4 and IPV6
  • Video - on-Demand and OTT systems
  • Partnered with Confidential Joint Ventures to provide development and production features to the Confidential Center Demo room for Brian Roberts and Business Executives.
  • Architected Proof-of Concept RF combining in support of all demonstrations given to internal Confidential product groups
  • Extensive Legacy, Docsis and XFinity X1 Settop performance testing and live demonstrations.
  • Hands-on experience with development of Legacy and Confidential X1 codes on both Motorola and Cisco environments.
  • Pre-release software testing and validation prior to customer trials.
  • Provided specifications for and evaluation of vendors which included architectural design, operational, and product requirements.
  • Collaborated with the Network and Systems Engineering teams to appropriately engage in the integration of core network and system services in product solutions.
  • Provided essential analysis to improve the efficiency of deployed systems.
  • Provided Technical Bulletin and Installation documentation for Trial teams.

Confidential

Technical Staging Supervisor / Field Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Supported Staging Center Headend equipment including Scientific Atlanta DNCS and the Motorola DAC.
  • Lead Engineer during the installation of 15 VOD Systems at MSO facilities throughout the U.S.
  • Supported local and satellite content distribution systems (CDN)
  • Tested and verified latest software and hardware releases prior to beta-release.
  • Supported Network Operation Center (NOC) and provided technical expertise as required.
  • Configured UNIX workstations, including drive partitioning and loading of Operating Systems.
  • Created and maintain checklist and verification documents for the complete end-to-end VOD system.
  • Generated technical bulletins for interim solutions to open issues.
  • Submitted problem reports to engineering for system defects.
  • Configured Cisco networking equipment to support LAN communications.
  • Managed and configured Windows NT servers to support local LAN communications.

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