Senior Technical Manager, Rockwell Collins. 2006 Present.
Promoted rapidly with increasing management responsibility to develop and deploy Rockwell Collins GLOBALink products that provide high availability air-ground communication services, (24x7), to airlines. Lead engineering team to guide product life cycle efforts to ensure that the product meets end-user requirements within budget and on-time delivery. Support field issues to ensure 24x7 service availability.
Principal Engineer, Brocade Communications 1999 2006.
(Formerly General Signal Networks/Inrange/CNT/McData).
Project lead to develop fiber channel switches. Designed and developed real time embedded software using OO design methodologies and C/C++ for high availability fiber channel switches. Engineering point of contact for manufacturing, marketing and customer support organizations.
Project Leader, Aricent (formerly Future Software Pvt. Ltd.). 1996 1999.
Led in-house and external customer projects to deliver real-time communication software. Developed real-time embedded software for communication systems.
Research Engineer, Center for Development of Telematics 1993 1996.
Developed real-time embedded software for telephony systems. Conducted system validation for digital telephone switches.
" Led engineering team to complete a multi-year development effort to upgrade Rockwell Collins GLOBALink. Developed the product road map, project plan, system design, software architecture, development environment and coding standards. Guided the team in software development and coding tasks. Project was on-time and on-budget.
" Led engineering efforts to expand Rockwell Collinss service in more than 5 European countries by delivering the next generation GLOBALink systems. This required relationship building with off shore customers and the business/program office. Role involved developing business plans, understanding customer requirements and translating them into executable engineering projects.
" Led Rockwell Collins engineering team to develop air ground communication architecture, cost estimation and roadmap for FAA NextGen product rollout. Team provided engineering support for the bid process.
" Developed strategic engineering partnership by working with the senior management. Performed decision analysis and resolution for partnership selection. Developed Statement of Work, engineering requirements
and business proposals to define the scope of the partners involvement.
" Significantly improved Rockwell Collinss ability to provide timely response to customer queries and resolve field issues by implementing maintenance capabilities in the GLOBALink system. Instituted a system
to detect, analyze and resolve field issue resulting in reduction of problem resolution time from 1-2 weeks to 2-3 days.
" Reduced the recurring license cost to the organization by 50% by implementing an efficient configuration management system. The new system eliminated software release issues and reduced the delay in the release
phase by 1-2 weeks.
" Created efficiency in the software engineering processes by defining practical and simple, SEI Level 3 compliant, project estimation and software development procedures. Brocade Communications
" Guided software development efforts for two generations of fiber channel switches. Architected and developed the high level design, allocated design components to engineers in the team, reviewed the design, code and supported the test effort. Worked with various divisions in the organization, including hardware engineering, marketing, manufacturing and customer support to facilitate the product roll out efforts.
" Facilitated in house manufacturing by leading engineering development of software tools. The tools were used to test the final assembled product.
" Ensured 24x7 service availability to the customers by acting as the engineering point of contact for field issues.
" Recognized as the most useful engineering staff in the corporate wide sales conference for the ability to resolve customer issues.
" Enabled a startup firm in California to launch their Wide Area Network (WAN) access device by productizing Frame Relay to Asynchronous Transfer Mode to (ATM) protocol stack. Developed requirements, and produced project
proposal and plan. Translated customer requirements into engineering tasks and guided a team of 4 engineers to execute the project. This effort required working with geographically diverse and offshore teams.
" Developed platform agnostic protocol stacks for V5.1/5.2 signaling and ATM switching.
" Helped Aricent to gain competitive advantage in their outsourcing business by implementing ISO 9001 quality process.
Systems: Real time embedded systems, high availability distributed systems, Telephony/ATM switches, WAN,
Fiber channel switches, Data link systems for Aviation communication.
Protocols: Telephony PSTN, V5.1/5.2, ATM, Frame Relay, Ethernet, TCP/IP, UDP, VDLM2, ACARS,
ATN protocols(OSI), Fiber Channel (FC), FC-GS3/4, SNMP v1/2 and v3, HTTP.
Design methodologies : Water fall, Modified Rational Unified Process (RUP ), Agile, OOD
Operating Systems: pSOS, VxWorks, GreenHills OSE, Red Hat Linux, Windows
Certification: CloudU by Rackspace
MBA, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland.
Focus Area(s): Strategy, Leadership, IT
B.Tech, College Of Engineering, University of Kerala, INDIA.
Focus Area(s): Electronics and Instrumentation.
" Developed the requirements, system design/architecture and test plans to implement redundancy in the VHF Frequency Management application for the Rockwell Collins GLOBALink Network.
" Developed the requirements, system design and test plans for the Rockwell Collins GLOBALink ground system infrastructure to implement command and control and message delivery from geographically separate facilities.
" Developed the requirements, system design and software architecture for re-hosting the existing VHF ground system applications into an x86/Linux platform.
" Designed and developed C++ software to support TCP/IP based digital radio in the Rockwell Collins VHF Ground Stations. Software was developed for pSOS Operating System.
" Developed python programs/scripts to monitor the field performance and debug issues.
" Architected the management interface functionality for the fiber channel switch. The functionality required supporting a number of interface types including CLI, SNMP, and GS3/4.
" Designed and developed the management interface infrastructure for fiber channel switch. The infrastructure function implemented the security and system limits requirements in addition to providing a template for building the specific management interface. Infrastructure function implemented redundancy using a patented backup sync scheme. The implementation supported hot standby for failure recovery and software upgrade without disruption to the service. Software was developed in C++ for GreenHills OS.
" Designed and developed the controller functions for fiber channel switch. The functions included, BSP, Interrupt handlers, device drivers, system initialization, and system monitoring. Software was developed in C and assembly language for Motorola 860/pSOS platform.
" Developed project requirements for productizing FRF.5 and FRF.8 stack for Motorola/VxWorks platform. This feature provided frame relay to ATM protocol conversion for customers WAN access product.
" Developed platform agnostic software to implement Permanent Virtual Circuit capability for ATM switch. Software was developed in C.
" Developed platform agnostic software to implement V5.1/V5.2 protocol stack. Software was developed in C.
Center for Development of Telematics
" Developed software to exchange telephony signals through power line. Software was developed in 6502 assembly language.