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Expert in Telecommunications with an Emphasis on Fiber Optics (Optical Transport Networks)

Expert ID: 733724 California, USA

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Expert's specialty area is Telecommunications with an emphasis on Fiber Optics (Optical Transport Networks). His total network engineering experience spans over 20 years in both domestic and international settings.

• Major telecom vendors: Acacia, ADC, Alcatel-Lucent (Nokia), Alcatel-Lucent, Applied Optoelectronics, Ciena/Cyan, Cisco, Coriant, Corning, Cyxtera, Digital Lightwave, Ericsson, Finisar, Fujitsu, Gigamon, Huawei, Infinera, Transmode, Integra, Ixia, Juniper, Lumentum, Macom, Marconi, NetScout, Nokia, Nokia-Siemens (NSN), Nortel, Oclario, Qualcomm, Siemens, Telect, Tellabs, Viavi, JDSU, ZTE, etc.
• Major Telecom Carriers, Telco Hotels, Co-Locators, Cable Operators, Telecom Real Estate: TATA, Charter, AT&T, NTT, America Movil, Bonneville Power Administration, CenturyLink, Level3, Dukenet, Edison Carrier Solutions, Equinix, FiberNet, Frontier, Lightower, MOX and MBC, PacifiCorp, ReliNed, Sprint, Telefonica, TelePacific, Telia, XO, Coresite, Telx, 56 MARIETTA,TeliaSonera, Tyco, VZ FiOS, Windstream, Zayo, Time Warner Cable, Lightpath, Cox, Comcast, Verizon, Lightower, Coresite, etc.
• Submarine Networks: Hibernia, GlobNet, Apollo, Columbus-III, FLAG, Huawei Marine, Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks, SEA-ME-WE5, etc.
• Managed, Dark Fiber and LIT (Wavelength) Services
• Fiber Characterization and FC Analysis: OTDR, OPM/OPS, CD and PMD data
• Private optical transport networks: Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Netflix, Apple, etc.
• Network infrastructure, incl. Outside Plant (OSP), Inside Plant (ISP), DataCenter IntEr-rconnect, DataCenter IntrA-connect (DCI), rack / space / power
• Network equipment: LAN, MAN, WAN and Submarine
• Protocols and services for voice data and video (IP, VoIP, TDMA, Wireless, FTTx, SONET, DWDM / SDH, OTN G.709, Metro-Ethernet [10 to 40 Gbps] and Carrier-Ethernet [40 to 400 Gbps])
• Operational Support Systems (OSS), network management, provisioning and surveillance tools, techniques, software and technologies, such as Netckracker, Granite, TIRKS, Element Management Systems (EMS), Network Management Systems (NMS), SNMP, Software Defined Networks (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Network Inventory Data, and so on.
• Telecom network test and measurement equipment, tools and techniques (Exfo, Fluke, Yokogawa, Digital Lightwave, Noyes, Anritsu, JDSU, etc).
• Telecom Standard Bodies: Belcore, ITU-T, NGENA, Telecordia, IEEE, ANSI, ETSI, NEBS

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California - San Francisco, California - Sacramento, California - Oakland, California - Stockton, California - Fremont, California - Modesto, California - Salinas, California - Santa Rosa, California - Hayward, California

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: Degree: MS Subject: Electromechanics Institution: Gubkin University / MZPI Polytechnic Institute, Moscow
Year: Degree: BS Subject: Telemetry Institution: O&GI College, Odessa

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2016 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Telecom Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Expert consults on dark fiber, network connectivity, criteria of dark fiber vendor selection, and the subsea cable market. He also shares his knowledge on the landscape of players in the utilities / communications infrastructure maintenance space. He also consults on data center design and optical equipment, as well as the impact of regional data centers storing content locally on international traffic. He lends expertise on main drivers that impact the capacity planning for network infrastructure and conducts technical evaluations for decisions regarding optical transceivers and third-party optical module vendors. He consults on network tools (OSS) including EMS, NMS, network planning, network inventory, optical standards, SDN, NFV. Expert consulted under this name from 2009 to 2010 also.
Years: 2015 to 2016 Employer: Facebook Title: Network Deployment Support Engineer Department: ENS Optical Operations Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for network systems, tools, documentation and network inventory data integrity across Facebook's OSS platform:
routes, dark fiber segments, optical links, optical path, circuit layout (CLR) / detailed layout (DLR) records and network device
inventory. This data included operational, logical, physical and financial information. He also introduced detailed layout records and developed formats for fiber characterization and health, as well as BOL records. He also interacted across multiple Facebook and external carrier and equipment vendor teams. The environment included Ciena 6500, Infinera DTNx and CX, Cyan; EMS/NMS,TL1, CLI, FBNet, DCMaps / POPMaps, Fiber Characterization OTDR / OPM data, SERF, GAUDI, IBOS, devServers, OneControl, PlanetOperate, DNA, and others. Vendors and carriers, among others, included TeliaSonera, L3, CenturyLink, Equinix, Hibernia, Ciena, Infinera, and Cyan.
Years: 2012 to 2015 Employer: CenturyLink Title: Team Lead Department: NIC Program Responsibilities: Expert was Team Lead of Network Discovery, Inventory, and Provisioning Automation. He also managed the work stream for data conversion and migration (OSS) at the same time. He leveraged a strong knowledge of telecom vendor and carrier functions and practices, clear vision on telecom cloud; and carrier neutral facilities, telco
hotels, collocations; ANSI and ETSI telecom standards and requirements (ITU, IEEE, Belcore, NEBS); and a deep functional knowledge of
multi-vendor telecom devices and technology. He employed key environment (network discovery) (data conversion and migration), management skills, and network equipment and applications.
Years: 2010 to 2012 Employer: Google Title: Senior Telecom Deployment Engineer; Fiber Optic Analyst Department: NetDeploy Responsibilities: Expert was tasked to design, deploy, integrate, test, analyze, remediate and document high-speed (up to 8 Tbps) global optical networks (incl.
OSP and ISP). Environment included OTN G.709, SONET, Carrier-Ethernet, and DWDM (40G and 100G). Test gear included OTDRs, OPMs, CD/PMD modules and viewers, (Anritsu, Exfo, JDSU, Yokogawa and Fluke). Network equipment included Infinera OTN/DTN, Nokia-Siemens NSN SURPASS hiT 7300/7500, Alcatel-Lucent 1830 PSS-32.
Years: 2007 to 2009 Employer: Ascent Media Systems and Technology Services Title: Senior Network Engineer Department: Vz FiOS Responsibilities: He was responsible for network design, integration and implementation as a response to engineering change orders (ECO, ECI, RFI, RFQ and RFP) within
the constraints of the scope, quality, time, cost and corporate guidelines to meet customer’s expectations and ensure customers'
satisfaction. He developed SNMP SW and HW roadmaps for vendors, as well as Acceptance Test Procedures (ATP) and final User Acceptance Tests (UAT) for Motorola and Verizon FiOS.
Years: 2003 to 2007 Employer: LightRiver Technologies Title: Senior Techsupport Engineer Department: Optical Transport and Metro Responsibilities: Expert reported to the VP of Global Services. His responsibilities included Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA). Remote and On-Site Techsupport. Field Engineering. Sales Support. He also handled Replication of Problems in Telecom Lab. NE’s and Network Deployment, Integration and Configuration. SONET /DWDM Ring
Insertion. Test and Turn-up. RMA Decisions. Vendor Support and Management, MOP’s, ORT and UAT (EF&I), Product Change
Analysis, Customer Training. Primary environment encompassed SONET, DWDM, Carrier-Ethernet, EMS/NMS/SNMP; secondary - LAN, WAN, IPTV, Voice, VoIP and VoD. Customers -- carriers -- included (LEC’s, IXC’s, ILEC’s, CLEC’s), carrier’s carriers, cable operators, utilities, military, the Air Force, NAVY, Equipment included Lucent - LambdaUnite, DMX, DMXTend, DMXPlore, DMXPress, DDM2000, FT2000, LCS VoIP), WaveStar SONET/SDH,
WSM (Movaz DWDM), PSAX2300/4500 ATM. Cisco- 15454 ONS, 3560, 65xx. JDS-Waveshifter 200/300. Eastern ResearchDNX11/88
DACS; Infinera- DTN (DWDM); Fujitsu- FlashWave 4500/9500; Alcatel- 1640 and 1648 ADM’s, 1603 DACS, 1680 OGM. His project management and analysis included multiple projects environment, network integration, site construction and deployment,
customer requirements, infrastructure feasibility studies, capacity and inventory management, interfaced with customers,
vendors and sub-contractors. Achievements: Installation and integration of 49 Cisco15454 (400 NE’s total) for; Network deployment for CTA (800 SONET
and IP NE’s, Metro-Ethernet, VoD, VoIP and IPTV); Insertion and integration of 7 DMX’s for Equinix; Insertion of LambdaUnite as a
core NE into multiple UPSR and BLSR rings, made out of 27 FT2000’s, 5 DDM2000’s, 25 Cisco15454’s and 12 Alcatel1648’s;
Support Lucent FMA; Deployment of WSM4.0 DWDM for Edison/Cingular; Developed EF&I plans and company policies for remote tech support, field support, systems integration, network operations, training and RMA.
Years: 1993 to 2003 Employer: Various Title: Sr. Network Engineering Positions Department: Responsibilities: Expert's titles throughout this decade included Network Consultant, Senior Provisioning Design Engineer, NOC Engineer, NOC and TAC Engineer, and Senior Network Analyst.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1980 to 1991 Country / Region: Russia, Moscow Summary: CTO, CEO - InterLEC, Inc.
Years: 1980 to 1991 Country / Region: Netherlands Summary: Fiber Optic Amalyst - Google
Years: 1980 to 1991 Country / Region: UK Summary: Fiber Optic Amalyst - Google
Years: 1980 to 1991 Country / Region: Guam Island Summary: Sr. Techsupport Engineer, Optical Transport, Lightriver Technologies

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
The Fiber Optic Association (FOA)
Licenses / Certifications
Alcatel - 1680 OGM, 1603 DACS, 1640 OADM, 1301NMS, 1320 NMS
Lucent - LabdaUnite, WSM4.5 DWDM (Movaz), Metropolis DMX Family, LCS VoIP, FT2000, DDM2000, Charles Industries – Professional Scrum Master / JIRA / Agile (Silicon Valley Poly)
ISQED - Project Management Professional (Silicon Valley Poly, PMI compatible)

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Infinera - DTNx DWDM System
EXFO - Fiber Characterization (OPM, OTDR, CD and PMD)
Google - proprietary project management tools
Valiant Networks - Telecom Labs, Interoperability and Operational Readiness Tests
Simmetricom - TimeProvider1100, TimeSource3000
JDSU - WSS WaveShifter
Lucent- PSAX4500/2300, WaveStar TDM 2.5G and 10G, WaveStar4/4/1, WaveStar16/1, WaveStar OLS, PlexView NMS
(SunBlade), CPro2000 EMS, CIT EMS, Kagoor MGS, 5ESS
Nortel – DMS100/200/500; Passport and OPTera families
Siemens - EWSD and DCO voice switches
Alcatel - 7540 DMSC, 7330 DSLAM, 7450 ESS, 7750 SR, 7470MSP, 1677 SL
Tellabs - Titan 5500 / 532L DACS, UMC1000
Cisco - ONS 15454 MSPP / MSTP, DWDM MetroPlanner, C6509, C3550, C3750, CCNA/CCND
Dantel - 460ACS, RemoteMaster
Fujitsu - Netsmart 500 EMS/NMS, FlashWave 4500 and 9500, 4020 ES, 150ADX, 600ADX, 2400ADX IMCI
Open-I 1000, 2000 NMS Aggregation
Zhone - IMACS
Nokia - ASR2020
Sycamore - SN16000 / SN8000
AT&T WS - MSO and Transport
Other Relevant Experience
OSP /ISP: change management, remediation, new constructions, fiber route documentation and user acceptance packages
Fiber Characterization: incl. low and high resolution OTDR shots and CD/PMD Analysis
Professional Services: Network Staging, Integration and Configuration; Systems Integration and Testing; Network Management (EMS/NMS); Test & Turn-up; User Acceptance, Operational Readiness & Interoperability Tests
Customer Techsupport: Remote and on-site techsupport, Lab Fault Mode Analysis; Layer 1 - 3 advanced troubleshooting skills & knowledge of troubleshooting tools
OAM&P: Engineering Change Orders, MOP's, DMOQ, Network Surveillance, Vendor Management, Provisioning Design & Implementation, Switch Translations
LEC and IXC standard provisioning documentation: strong telecom language, DS0 - OC192, POTS, SONET/SDH/DWDM/OTN,
TDMA; SNMP, EMS/NMS, TL1, CLI, SCO; DACS, ADM, Optical Gateways, NetCracker, Granite DB, TIRKS, Metasolv, Telecordia CLLI, CLCI, CLFI, CLEI interfaces, COLR, PlaNET, SBC WebBar, Verizon BuzSys, CENTEST, City Operations, Remedy, HPOV, Netcool, CiscoWorks, NetIQ, SmartBits, Gnubi, Ciena OneControl and PNC, Cyan PlanetOperate, Infinera NDA, OTDRs, OPM's.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Russian Fluent
Ukrainian Moderate

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