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Nilesh_resume_Sept 2016

  1. 1. 1 Nilesh Kothari 2211 Comstock Lane Naperville, IL 60564 H : (630) 904 6145 ; C : (630) 430-7613 SUMMARY & SKILL Over 30+ years of telecommunication experience in VOIP as well as circuit switch networks spanning Product Management, Program Management, Solutions Management, System Engineering, Software Development and International Standards. Broad knowledge of the IP Multimedia System (IMS) for core and applications that seamlessly integrates wireless, wire-line, video and IP technologies. Lead IMS Solutions team through the entire product life cycle process from feasibility to delivery of large complex projects, and adapting programs to changing priorities and schedules to meet the business needs. Manage a team of solution PLM and System Engineering across multiple locations Excellent Program Management skills Strong leadership skills and capability for self-motivation and self-direction as well direct and motivate other team members. Ability to build and mange relationships with partnering organizations Strong negotiating skills that results in win-win situation Excellent written and verbal communication skills Ability to mold the program with not so well defined inputs & outputs EXPERIENCE Technical Product Management Director – January 2016 to Present, NOKIA Technologies Technical Product Management Director for IMS core products (TAS, CSCF) managing cross-functional teams across 4 different locations world-wide. Primary responsible for managing and negotiating migration to the target portfolio for the key Tier1/Tier2 accounts while ramping down the retired portfolio within the constraints of the OPEX frame. Drive the program content definition to bring close to 300ME revenue with less than 25% OPEX. IMS Solution Release Product & Program Management - Manager 2002-2015 As one of the pioneers of the IMS program within the company, responsible for managing IMS Solution program from its inception to mature IMS deliveries spanning over 15+ IMS Releases to win critical Tier1 North America and International customers like AT&T, VZ, FT, SFR, KPN, Belgacom, Bouygues Tel, China. From the infancy days of IMS, shaped IMS solution value proposition from definition, reference architecture, solution roadmap, staging of various network elements, delivery to Network Level test, managing continuous quality, and final delivery for customer deployment. Defined IMS Release strategy and schedule that meets the market needs while balancing the work program across 20+ elements. Negotiated and partnered with 20+ elements in core, access and applications layers to deliver IMS Solution features. Collaborated with regional and customer teams to gather market requirements and feature prioritization that drives the IMS business. Being part of the original core team that introduced IMS to AT&T in 2003, played instrumental role in winning largest end-to-end IMS customer contract with AT&T whose IMS deployment has grown to 2.5+ subscribers Provided leadership and creative solution to system engineers, architectures, project manager and testers seeking for direction and prioritization during conflicting situations.
  2. 2. 2 Partnered with marketing and services organization to promote IMS program and accelerate IMS deliveries With long history of IMS program, trained and guided various new managers and acted as a sounding board and a consultant for management decisions on IMS program. Over the span of eight years, mentored several engineers to grow IMS expertise, and make them self sufficient to contribute effectively to IMS program. Since April’2010, manager of a team of 4 to 8 engineers whose responsibilities are to define and deliver IMS Solution Releases and Solution Roadmap. Softswitch Product Manager 2001-2002 As part of core product management team, engaged in market survey and analysis to set directions and strategy for the LSS offers, assisted in business case analysis, definition and feature planning of the release, set directions for the integrated EMS and the Network Management solution, define roadmaps for evolving Fault Management and Reliability functions, and assisted in evaluating external and internal third party vendors for providing end user web-based provisioning capabilities. 7 R/E OAMP and EMS Product Manager 2000-2001 Defined OneLink EMS product strategy and integration approach for management of heterogeneous network elements while balancing the cost and schedule against customers’ requirements. Set directions for the OAMP integration of the various 7 R/E elements including PSAX and GX550. As a primary liaison to Telcorida, lead and managed the business and the technical aspects of OSMINE and NGNESS certification process for Telcordia OSS to deliver operational solution for customers such as Qwest and SBC. Formulated similar Network Management solution with Lucent OSS products. 7 R/E EMS System Engineering 1999-2000 Provided system-level requirements for development of 7 R/E OneLink EMS in the area of Fault and Performance Management, and define requirements and External Interface Specification (EIS) document for inteworking with OSS. Helped build the EMS system engineering team and mentored several engineers for their effective contribution to OneLink Release 1.0 requirements. International 5ESS Market System Engineer 1998-2000 As a 5E-MSE for ASEAN markets, provided technical support to in-country Lucent teams in Philippines, Singapore, Brunei, Thailand and Malaysia for retrofitting to 5EE12 and 5EE13 generics, Y2K issues, supporting merging of load lines and multiple market codes, and leading the first regional Asia MSE conference which was attended by over 100 regional and design center MSEs and customer teams International Standards Delegate 1993-1998 Represented Switching Business Unit in ETSI & ITU-T (SG4, SG2) standard bodies for the development of open interface standards for the Telecommunication Network (TMN) in the OAMP area to ensure alignment with 5ESS Switch OAMP functions. Was the editor of the ITU-T Rec. Q.823 standard to define CMIP/Q3 Information Model for Network Traffic Management and E.series recommendations. 5ESS OAMP and Y2K System Engineer 1992-1998 Provided Architecture and Requirement Specifications for product development and evolution of Traffic Network Management features over five International releases. As a subject matter expert in the area of Network Management, invited to many international customers meeting to assist in efficiently managing their network. Lead 5ESS Switch thru Y2K certification with requirements spanning over 35 subsystems, and rigorous Telcordia Y2K GR compliance and Y2K testing efforts. 5ESS Software Development Engineer 1986-1992
  3. 3. 3 Over the span of five years, was a team lead responsible for the development and delivery of Network Traffic Management features to various international customers. Worked on various stages of development cycle and provided support of various international FOA sites. Mentored several engineers and developed Network Traffic Management course to be offered to other application engineers and testers. Initiated several quality efforts such as uncommoning of the software, porting software between US and International software releases, NM/RTA Interface QI Story, with the later selected for the 1995 Employee Excellent Award. 5ESS Software Development Engineer 1984-1986 As part of the Tools Development Team, enhanced the ECMS tools for allowing remote accessing to the files under the SCCS database. Developed capabilities to notify developers about the cross-project modifications to facilitate porting of the code across domestic and international software releases. Gained recognition as an ECMS expert and facilitated smooth transition of the ECMS tools to the Tools organization. EDUCATION M. S. Computer Science June 1991 DePaul University, Chicago, IL B.S. Computer Science September 1987 North Central College, Naperville, IL AAS Compouter Science March 1984 College of DuPage, Glenn Elyn, IL