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Directed selection and delivery of a single program/project management tool set across mobile networks in near “impossible” time frame. Worked with 15 business units worldwide to gather common program management tool requirements, reviewed tool solutions with IT, made recommendation/selection. Partnered with developers, IT and team leads to configure solution, deploy the tool, and migrate from legacy tools to new single tool (Atlassian Jira Data Center).
Headed development of Radio Software features in 70+ variants of 4G LTE Mobile Base Station Radio Heads. Managed HW and SW delivery into LTE release. Drove development of former Alcatel-Lucent radios for compatibility with Nokia controllers, including collaborating across 2 company cultures and supporting new company needs for merging.
Served as lead Project Manager and 3rd Party Vendor Project Manager of Lucent’s WiMAX Development program. Collaborated with Legal on generating vendor statement of work (SoW). Produced WiMAX development project plan and executed to general availability. Maintained CMMI compliance and standard project management practices. Managed field trial, deployment and testing for consortium of other cable operators, including Comcast
Earned PMP Certification and have maintained certification to present.
Developed project plans to support the cellular base station product development process, including establishing timelines and determining materials and/or resources needed. Worked in conjunction with multiple disciplines and organizations to ensure the completion of project goals. Managed each phase of the project plan and initiated corrective action to keep each project on track. Coached peers on their activities. Frequent contributed to process improvements. Rated as top performer in group.
Product lines included Lucent Cellular Business System, Microcell, Modcell, MicroMinicell, and OneBTS Common Asset projects among others with teams located in the USA, Australia, United Kingdom, Germany and Israel.
Member of homeowner’s association. Promoted communication throughout the community. Developed Community website and communication forum. Wrote a guide for board members given this was a new community and all members were new. Performed role of Board Treasurer.
As the only headquarters engineer, perform the following functions: research and develop product accessories, support tools and modifications; develop solutions for customers’ personal communications needs; design in-house personal communication systems, perform tests on prospective products, coordinate product introductions.
Anticipate customer needs for future product development. Make technical presentations to cellular carriers’ engineers. Work with cellular carriers to help them enhance system sales. Specify trade show booth designs and layouts for live demonstrations. Continue performing many responsibilities listed below.
Manage evaluation process of new products during the development process. Design master schedules for product development and coordinate activity of all involved departments to ensure the effective on-time launch of new products. Coordinate communications on potential products and provide appropriate solutions identified by the new product evaluation process. Represent Panasonic in technical committee meetings, nationwide, to set industry standards and relay specifications and market trends to engineering.
Identify customer needs and requirements for new products, product concepts or enhancements. Evaluate competitive offerings. Consult with in-house product development group to resolve and set new product requirements. Monitor product development at the factory to ensure marketing requirements are being met.
Support customer service, marketing and sales staff on new product information by providing internal training. Develop training manuals for new products used in house by distributors and sales personnel. Assist staff with technical product inquiries from customers. Review and edit operation instructions for new products for accuracy and ease of use.
Earned MSEE specializing in Communications Systems
Responsible for new product introduction, testing and evaluation, as well as the preparation of technical service documents. Provide support to field engineers, sales personnel and customers. Facilitate factory and industry interfacing, recommending technical product features to the factory, and organizing and presenting service information received from the factory. Implement quality control measures, including the evaluation of field problems.
Development of automated test systems. Management of Panasonic quality assurance department. Extensive computer implementation. Frequent travels to locations coast to coast testing pager and cellular products for customer needs and providing training seminars for field engineering and sales personnel.
Earned BSEE specializing in Communications Systems