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Expert Details

Telecommunications with an Emphasis on Fiber Optics: Optical Transport Networks

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.

Summary -- expert has worked with the following:

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, and more.

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, and more.

Submarine Networks: Hibernia, GlobNet, Apollo, Columbus-III, FLAG, Huawei Marine, Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks, SEA-ME-WE5, etc.

He has also managed Dark Fiber and LIT (Wavelength) Services, including the following:

• Fiber Characterization and FC Analysis: OTDR, OPM/OPS, CD and PMD data
• Private optical transport networks: Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Netflix, Apple, and more
• Network infrastructure, including 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 more
• Telecom network test and measurement equipment, tools and techniques (Exfo, Fluke, Yokogawa, Digital Lightwave, Noyes, Anritsu, JDSU, and more).
• Telecom Standard Bodies: Belcore, ITU-T, NGENA, Telecordia, IEEE, ANSI, ETSI, NEBS


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1977 Degree: MS Subject: Electromechanics Institution: Gubkin University / MZPI Polytechnic Institute, Moscow
Year: 1969 Degree: BS Subject: Telemetry Institution: O&GI College, Odessa

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2016 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Telecom Consultant Department:
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.

Expert 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.

Expert 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 Employer Title Department
Years: 2020 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Fiber Optic SME Department: 5G OSP Engineering
In his current role as Fiber Optic Subject Matter Expert at this household name in cell service coverage, Expert is responsible for dark fiber delivery test results, corrective steps, test activities and vendor management.

Expert has also managed circuit turn-up tests from VzB Ops.

Among other numerous significant achievements in this role, he has:

Served as a liaison between VzB Outside Plant 5G Engineering, Verizon Wireless (VzW), VzB Ops and vendors, manage outages and emergency restorations, Out-of-Service MOPs, fault mode analysis

Been involved in network design, circuit provisioning records, fiber assignments and DLRs

Worked in optical standards – ITU, IEEE, NEBS, ANSI, ETSI, BellCore and so on; contributed into Vz optical standards

Developed testing standards for vendors and VzB Ops

Worked in the following environments: 5G access – Nokia IXRs, Ericsson 5G RAN; 5G back/fronthaul – Cisco DWDM and WDM gear; Optical Transport – Nokia, Cisco, Ciena, Fugitsu; Test Gear - OTDRs OLTS’s, iOLMS (EXFO, Anritsu)

Employed these tools and applications: ICON, TIRKS, Granite, 3GIS, Canvas/CoFEE, Verizon PM, Fuze, NTS Tableau, CLLINet, EMS, NMS, RMOD, Venue, Compass, ETMS, Echo, KIRKE, OASIS, MASTARS and others

Conducted project management and analysis: multiple projects environment, network integration, site construction and deployment, customer requirements, infrastructure feasibility studies, capacity and inventory management, interfaced with customers, vendors and operations.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2015 to 2016 Employer: Facebook Title: Network Deployment Support Engineer Department: ENS Optical Operations
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.

The data above has 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. Moreover, he 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.

In his specific experience, vendors and carriers, among others, have included TeliaSonera, L3, CenturyLink, Equinix, Hibernia, Ciena, Infinera, and Cyan.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2012 to 2015 Employer: CenturyLink Title: Team Lead Department: NIC Program
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.

During this time, Expert employed key environment management skills in network discovery and in data conversion and migration. He also leveraged key management skills and network equipment and applications.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2010 to 2012 Employer: Google Title: Senior Telecom Deployment Engineer; Fiber Optic Analyst Department: NetDeploy
Expert was tasked to design, deploy, integrate, test, analyze, remediate and document high-speed (up to 8 Tbps) global optical networks, including OSP and ISP.

This 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 Employer Title Department
Years: 2007 to 2009 Employer: Ascent Media Systems and Technology Services Title: Senior Network Engineer Department: Vz FiOS
Expert 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.

In this role, Expert 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 Employer Title Department
Years: 2003 to 2007 Employer: LightRiver Technologies Title: Senior Techsupport Engineer Department: Optical Transport and Metro
Expert reported to the VP of Global Services. His responsibilities included Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA). Remote and On-Site tech support. 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.

His responsibilities included the following:

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.

Expert's project management and analysis included a multiple-engagement 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

Expert also accomplished the following:

Supported Lucent FMA
Deployed WSM4.0 DWDM for Edison/Cingular

Developed EF&I (Engineer, Furnish & Install) plans and company policies for remote tech support, field support, systems integration, network operations, training and RMA.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1993 to 2003 Employer: Various Title: Senior Network Engineering Positions Department:
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 Tech support: Remote and on-site tech support, 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

Fields of Expertise

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