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Telecom Engineer

Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
May 31, 2018

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Tariq Ashraf Siddiqi

S/O: Ashraf Ali Siddiqi

: +92-345-*******


Personal Profile

As a self-motivated and highly organized individual, my focus is always to see each project work I undertake to an expected end. I am dedicated to excellence and believe in building my character based on integrity and trust. As a result, my ability to relate with people and meet mutual benefits has always been my main goal. My core skills and natural talents: - Communication & Organization perfects my managerial abilities. I look forward to make a positive impact in your organization.


Interested in pursuing career with a dynamic organization which offers an environment of personal growth and career development.

Professional Work Experience

NEXUS TELECOM - AG Solutions Architect [July 2008 to Present] Job Responsibilities:

Nexus Mediation Project with Mobilink PMCL, Lahore (Solution Architect)

• Hands on experience in CDR flow troubleshooting, provisioning issues troubleshooting, data structures of different MSCs and Switches, filtration rules, data enrichment at different levels of CDR processing, lookup tables etc.

Nexus TCG (Test Call Generator) and Grey Detection Project, Warid Lahore (Solution Architect)

Installation, configuration and commissioning of Nexus Hardware and Software


To interact with Warid Teams for the resolution of appearing Network issues

Grey Detection and inbound/Outbound Roaming Issues resolution ICH Grey Traffic Monitoring, Karachi (Solution Architect)

• Implemented the Nexus Signaling Surveillance monitoring system at Karachi, Pakistan to monitor illegal grey traffic over TDM, VOIP and SIGTRAN. Zain Saudi Arabia NOC Core (Solution Architect/Executive Engineer)

• Nexus Network Monitoring Back Office @ZainSA.

• Direct Reporting to Zain NOC for LU, MOC, MTC Testing, Daily international Roaming Reports, and solving queries with SS7 Traces for Zain Saudi Arabia in coordination with IREG team.

• Direct interaction with Zain NOC Core managers/Team regarding the network issues.

• Inbound/Outbound Roamers issues, SOR/ASOR detection with RPs.

• Detection of SOR(Steering Of Roaming) and ASOR (Anti Steering Of Roaming)

• Deep investigation of SS7 traces for supplementary service, SMS and Location Updates for network issues investigation.

• Report the issues to NOC Core at Zain Saudi Arabia, suggest a solution to appearing issues.

• CSR/LUSR degradation reporting.

• To deal Carriers and Roaming Partner related issue.

• Monitoring network KPIs/KQIs 24/7 and Opening Tickets to the concerned CS Core Teams

• Customer Trainings

• PAT documentation

• Customer approvals

• CORE MSC Sites approval for project implementation

• Commissioning of Nexus Hardware and Software (Dry Run)

• Knowledge about all Core Network Entities and their functions for every Customized scenarios (like USSD, IN- Call flows for SCB, FOC, Normal PreP, Normal PostP). SMSC, HLR, VLR, IR.21, IR.24, IR.32 CAMEL testing for new Commercial contracts with RPs.

• New CAMEL launches with RPs, SMS blocking and routing verification for SMS and SCCP traffic.

TDM/SS7 Monitoring CS/PS

• Commissioning, deployment, configuration and implementation of Nexus Network Monitoring equipment at the MSC sites of Telenor Pakistan, ZainSA Saudi Arabia, Ufone PTML and PTCL International Gateway Exchanges at Karachi.

• Cutting over Optical Networks, Passive Optical Networks, STMs,E1s (NBL/HSL) and IP(SIGTRAN) links.

• Configuration of Optical Channels on to TDM based PON equipment.

• Hands on Splitters, Groomers, aggregators/combiners for PON monitoring.

• Testing and analyzing the Links using SS7 messages and procedures, Dig down Techniques from SS7 Traces.

Electrical Power

• Powering up issues of the equipment at Core GSM networks (MSCs), Documentation for PAT acceptance from the Clients. Handling our customers At MSC Sites. Professional Achievements

• Successfully deployed NQMS product and performed UAT with Telenor Pakistan

• Successfully deployed NQMS/Network Monitoring equipment and performed UAT with ICH in collaboration with LEA of Pakistan and PTCL.

• Served ZainSA as Signalling Expert at Saudi Arabia on a managed services project during 2011~2013


• Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) in Electrical/ Telecommunications, 2008 COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad. Majors in Electrical/Telecommunication Engineering

• D.A.E – Electronics 2002

Rawalpindi Institute of Technology, Rawalpindi.

Diploma of Associate Engineering in Electronics Technology. Major Academic Projects

Final Year Project

Synthesis of Pipelined FIR filters on FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) using Adaptive LMS (Least Mean Square) Algorithm, used in Cellular Communication for Noise cancellation as a Degree Completion Project for Engineering Course.

Semester Projects

Super heterodyne AM receiver

FM Transmitter

Railway Simulation system using INTEL 80C89 Microcontroller

Interpolation techniques for Image smoothening and Zooming in MATLAB

Soldering Station (Temperature controller) for SMD soldering irons

BCD Up/Down counter using discrete IC’s

Touchpad (sensing switch)

Transistor Tester

Software Knowledge

Nexus Netview (Nexus Telecom- Signaling and Surveillance Software), Linux, Solaris & SQL as database. Nexus Mediation and Billing (Predefined Architectural application running on Solaris, Linux and SQL DB) MS Office all versions

Microsoft Windows (All versions)

MS Project

Microsoft Excel Timelines Add-on

RedHat Linux

Sun Solaris

Antenna Deigning Using HFSS (High Frequency Software Simulation) MS Visio

Pinnacle (Microcontroller Programming)

MATLAB (Simulation Software/ Language

CISCO IOS (Have experience working on CISCO switches) Personality Aspects

Dynamic, self-motivated personality having strong inter-personal skills and know how technology is used to integrate the business disciplines.

• Good Communication and presentation Skills

I have got the ability to communicate with others and I go along well with others. I have always been a good communicator throughout my education career.

• Leadership And Management Qualities

I always had what it takes to be a good leader. I have the capacity and ability to lead the people and get the work done for the better through the sub-ordinates. I have been the class representative throughout my degree’s period.

• Intellectual Capacity

I have always been a creative person, and always follow the logical and rational decision making process. I have a good sense to interpret and getting the interpreted problems solved with ease and comfort. Good Moral Values

I am honest, dignified, gentle, having good family background, have never been involved in any conflicts throughout my life to the day.

Skills & courses

Good Communication Skills.

Interpersonal Skills.

Ability to lead and work with Team.

Efficient in using Microsoft Office, Internet.

CCNA from CTTC Karachi.

CWNA from CTTC Karachi.

Training at Telenor Pakistan Limited from a foreigner Telecom Expert based on SS7 Protocol suite.

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