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Samuel Edeagu

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From: Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NT United Kingdom
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Languages Spoken: English, German (Elementary)

Career Profile

Degree: Doctoral Degree
Career Level: Fully Competent
Occupation: Management
Career Title: Architectural and Engineering Managers, Managers, All Other
Target Title: Solutions Architect, Principal Engineer
Target Locations: Seattle, WA , Dallas, TX , Washington, DC
Skills: Project Management; Telecommunications; Optical Communications; 5G Networks; Cloud Computing Infrastructure;
Goal: To be the most wanted engineer on the planet!
HighLight: • Telecommunications solution architect with 15+ years of work experience – worked with Huawei, NEC Corporation, Aviat Networks to provide mobile network design solutions on large-scale infrastructure projects for tier-1 mobile network operators in Africa. • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Certified Associate and PhD researcher in Electronic Engineering at the University of Kent, UK with expertise in 5G radio access network architecture and passive optical networks • International work experience in Europe and Africa and a unique cross-cultural perspective based on studying and visiting 10+ countries on 4 continents • Business training from the Optical Society (OSA) Foundation, USA ("Optical Communications mini-MBA"), the Digital Business Academy, UK ("Mini-MBA for Startups") and The Open University • Telecommunications training from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece; the United Kingdom Telecommunications Academy (UKTA); CommScope Infrastructure Academy, USA; ITU Academy, Switzerland; Intel Network Builders University, USA and the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy • Volunteer experience as an elected committee member of the UK's national optical society - The Optical Group, Institute of Physics, an authorized representative of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), and participation in the ITU-T Focus Group on Machine Learning for Future Networks including 5G (FG-ML5G), and ITU-T Focus Group on Technologies for Network 2030 (FG NET-2030)
Membership: 1.The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK 2.The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE), USA 3.The Institute of Physics (IOP), UK 4.The Optical Society (OSA), USA 5.European Optical Society (EOS), Finland 6.Association for Project Management (APM), UK
Certification: IT Certifications and Engineering Licences: 1. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Certified Architect Associate 2. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Foundations Certified Associate 3. Oracle9i Database Administrator Certified Associate 4. Chartered Engineer (CEng), United Kingdom
Honor: 1. Scholarship for Doctoral Studies, University of Kent, United Kingdom (2016) 2. International Students Scholarship, Technical University of Munich, Germany (2008) 3. United Kingdom Telecommunications Academy (UKTA) Scholarship, United Kingdom (2005) 4. Chevron National University Scholarship, University of Nigeria (1994)
Samuel Edeagu is Solutions Architect, Principal Engineer(Management) from Canterbury,Kent United Kingdom.

Experience


University of Kent Canterbury, Kent United Kingdom
09/2016 - current
Doctoral Researcher and Teaching Assistant
Technical Skills: Software: C++, MATLAB, OMNeT++ 1. ITU-T passive optical network architecture and standards (GPON, XG-PON, NG-PON); 2. 3GPP 4G and 5G radio access network (RAN) & transport network architecture and protocols Analytical Skills: 1. Research and Information Analysis 2. Communication (Written and Oral)
• Research on passive optical networks (PONs) dynamic bandwidth allocation (DBA) algorithms for low-latency 5G transport networks using open-source discrete-event network simulator (OMNeT++) • Initiated research collaboration in optical networks with the top-ranked technology university in Malaysia • Lead weekly laboratory sessions in communications and networking course for 70+ undergraduate students
University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu State Nigeria
01/2012 - 09/2016
Lecturer
Technical Skills: 1. Electronic Engineering Analytical Skills: 1. Communication 2. Research and Information Analysis 3. Supervision 4. Mentoring
• Enhanced quality of students’ learning experience using open-source technologies; lectured 8 courses weekly to 150+ undergraduate and postgraduate students and supervised 46 students in final-year projects • Initiated teaching and updated curriculum of final-year undergraduate course in optics and photonics • Partnered with research centre to organize two national engineering workshops with 100+ participants
Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University Lagos Island, Lagos State Nigeria
01/2011 - 06/2011
Head, IT Infrastructure Unit and Senior Systems Administrator
Technical Skills: 1. IT Infrastructure Management Analytical Skills: 1. Technical Training 2. Mentoring 3. Communication 4. Negotiation
• Managed team of 3 that oversaw IT infrastructure and customer support operations for 200+ end users • Led first social media strategy in collaboration with Marketing, MBA and External Communications departments, resulting in 50% increase in interest for full-time MBA program
Goethe-Institut Nigeria Lagos Island, Lagos State Nigeria
03/2009 - 12/2010
IT Consultant
• Managed IT infrastructure and supervised installation of new VSAT broadband Internet connection • Advised executive management team on IT policy resulting in 90% decrease in network security threats

Raptech Srl Rome, Italy
07/2007 - 10/2007
Consultant Intern
• Authored and presented 3 technical reports to management on emerging technologies in the renewable energy market, providing recommendations on market opportunities & trends for Italy’s largest photovoltaic operator

Huawei Technologies Lagos Island, Lagos State Nigeria
07/2006 - 10/2006
Turnkey Network Planning and Design Manager
Technical Skills: 1. Microwave Transmission Design and Planning 2. Telecommunications Project Supervision Analytical Skills: 1. Technical Training
• Supervised microwave radio link installation on $200M 3G mobile network project for national operator • Organised and trained 10+ engineers on microwave transmission design and planning
Third Generation Technologies Lagos Island, Lagos State Nigeria
10/2004 - 06/2006
Project Engineer
• Designed and planned backbone links on 10-man engineering team for $22M microwave transmission network contract by $500M second national operator that quadrupled subscriber base across 19 states in 4 regions • Planned and installed microwave transmission network links for $2B network expansion project for $39B global mobile network operator that improved connectivity for 14M new subscribers nationwide

Telnet Lagos Island, Lagos State Nigeria
10/2003 - 09/2004
Technical Pre-Sales and Business Development Engineer/Contracts Engineer
Technical Skills: Contract Management Project Management Business Development Analytical Skills: Negotiation Communication
• Negotiated with global U.S. and Japanese telecommunications equipment suppliers – Tellabs, OFS, NEC Corporation and Anritsu on purchase and payment of equipment for on-going projects • Authored and presented market analysis report of the Nigerian telecommunications industry, identifying business opportunities and trends for international information technology and electronics company • Managed contract process and project budgeting for 3 transmission network projects (microwave and optical) with cross-functional teams for the national operator using Great Plains Software (now Microsoft Dynamics GP)
Computer Systems Associates Lagos Island, Lagos State Nigeria
07/2001 - 09/2003
Software Engineer
Technical Skills: 1. Database Administration (Oracle and Sybase) 2. Software Engineering Analytical Skills: 1. Technical Training 2. Communication
• Led company-wide training on Sybase database administration and programming for 15+ engineers • Executed database schema migration of enterprise banking software to Oracle9i database platform

Education


University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria
03/1994 - 12/1999
Degree: Bachelor's Degree
Major:Electronic Engineering
Minor:Computer Systems
• Chevron National Scholar; • Graduated in top 1% of class; • GPA (Major): 3.93/4.0 • Visiting Scholar, National Mathematical Center, Nigeria (1999)
Technical University of Munich Munich, Bavaria, Germany
10/2006 - 10/2008
Degree: Master's Degree
Major:Microwave Engineering
Minor:Nanoelectronics
• International Students Scholar • Master’s thesis in Mid-Infrared Quantum Cascade Lasers
University of Kent Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom
09/2016 - current
Degree: Doctoral Degree
Major:Electronic Engineering
Minor:Optical Communications and 5G Networks
• Awarded fully funded national scholarship for top 1% of applicants worth $124K • Member, Optical Group Committee, Institute of Physics, UK (2017 – 2021) • Secretary, The Optical Society (OSA) Student Chapter, University of Kent (2016 – 2019) • Postgraduate Researcher Engineering Student Representative, University of Kent (2016 – 2017)

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