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Harinder Bakhshi

OSS Solution Architect

Can work in or around London

  • 51.509648
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  • Suggested rate £500 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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London, England, United Kingdom
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  • around London and 50km


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  • English

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Skills (7)

Harinder in a few words

Experienced Solutions Architect, expert in Mobile and Carrier Networks and their management including NFV/SDN, Service Assurance, Network Inventory, Big Data analysis, system specification and Service Delivery. Experienced in public and private cloud deployment in an Agile and DevOps environment. SAFe™ Certified Agile Leader and Practitioner.

Skilled in analytics, mobile telco network design and build, Python scripting and system specification to develop OSS solutions focusing on telco infrastructures, in both virtual and physical deployments.

A thorough understanding of orchestration, MANO, Openstack, hypervisor, VNF, VM, Container Solutions, SDN and SD-WAN in live operation, writing scripts to extract data from APIs and relating the data to create a model for end-to-end audit, inventory, and assurance.

Broad OSS/BSS landscape experience including with AMDOCS, Ericsson, GIS Systems and virtualized deployments. Hands on development and deployment of integrated solutions using API’s to move data between systems to create a cohesive end-user operating environment.


CROSS Network Intelligence

Director of Solution Architecture OSS/BSS

United Kingdom

April 2020 - Today (2 years and 7 months)

CROSS Network Intelligence has a unique Single Network Inventory platform that integrates data from all available physical, logical, and service inventory sources to create a Single Source of Network Truth. This allows transport paths to be traced from the highest service layer (IP/VPN - VPLS) all the way down to the fibre or trench carrying the service. On the reverse path, it allows any object to be selected and the services that rely on it to be listed. My role at CROSS NI is double headed, as well as working as a Solution Architect in Sales I am also deeply involved in roadmap and development plans for the product.


Solutions Architect - OSS BSS

Milton Keynes, UK

October 2018 - March 2020 (1 year and 5 months)

Solution Architect delivering big data service assurance systems to Ericsson customers, following the acquisition of CENX by Ericsson in October 2018. Managing delivery teams focused on large network operators with MPLS, Optical and Mobile Networks.


Solutions Architect

United Kingdom

February 2016 - October 2018 (2 years and 8 months)

Genesis Technical Systems

Systems Engineer - Team Lead

Coventry, UK

July 2015 - October 2015 (3 months)

Significant experience of Netconf and Yang models for management integration. Team lead responsible for technical engagement with customers and testing bonded DSL with G.FAST.

vodafone - Altice France

Migration Support Engineer

Theale, Reading, UK

April 2013 - June 2015 (2 years and 2 months)

Vodafone UK, Transmission War Room dealing with IP Networks for wireless voice and data, especially migrations from legacy to Cisco based IP networks with Ericsson, Huawei and NSN Cell Site equipment. This role involved access planning, provisioning, troubleshooting and substantial vendor interop, with solutions across the installed estate including PDH/SDH, microwave, Ethernet, IP/MPLS (both PWE3 and VPN). There was a significant focus on wireless security and security troubleshooting. Initially (7 months), worked through Tellabs to Vodafone to integrate Fibre to Cell Site Routers, including IP Routing configuration and MPLS LSP and VPN setup. Provisioned access ready for migration from TDM to IP/MPLS for 2G/3G/LTE. Accomplishments:
● Interim Team Leader
● Tracking and reporting system put in place
● Created and maintained technical Wiki

Cyan Inc

Senior Engineer

Milton Keynes, UK

January 2012 - December 2012 (11 months)

Worked with the Blue Planet SDN architecture, delivering detailed design and integration work to customers and speaking at conferences and roadshows. Provided design and engineering support on Packet Optical, RoADM and Carrier Ethernet networks, including Data Centre and OSS. Accomplishments
- Managed and delivered trials and showcase demonstrations
- Presented at conferences and workshops on SDN


Solutions Manager

January 2010 - February 2012 (2 years and 1 month)

Member of a high level consulting team, responsible for design and hands on engineering to Enterprise and Operator customers. Experienced in trials, proof of concept and interoperability work. Typically acting as a customer facing technical expert and directly supporting teams in the field, to deliver a successful outcome to trials. Also provided detailed expertise in OSS integration and network or technology migration.
- Lead an Insight Analytics project to deliver network metrics, faults and change logging in a large MPLS network using Big Data techniques
- Lead a six month live trial in Mombassa, including OSS
- Lead a six month live trial for Orange in Cairo using SHDSL
- Managed complex POC and integration trial with Vodafone Italy
- Managed pipeline telecoms infrastructure deployment in Algeria


Senior Solution Engineer

January 2008 - December 2010 (2 years and 11 months)

A member of the Partner Team working throughout EMEA to provide support in the areas of FTTx, Mobile Backhaul and Industrial integration. This included both design and hands on implementation of GPON, Rail networks and Oil / Gas refinery and pipeline networks


Technical Consultant/Application Specialist

October 2000 - January 2008 (7 years and 3 months)

Tier 3 / 3, design, engineering and integration. Member of a second line technical sales, providing expert engagement both pre and post sales in design, deployment and OSS integration.

Siemens - Siemens

Technical Manager

January 1997 - October 2000 (3 years and 9 months)