Basic Info

Osama Abosekkina

14 years

Cairo, Egypt

Bachelor's Degree

Experienced

Work Experience

Network and Systems Architect at Schlumberger

Experience Details

Network and Systems Architect

IT/Software Development

Experienced (Non-Manager)

PTS or Petro Technical Services Unit is responsible for commercializing a set of SW products for internal/external clients to interpret, and process oilfield seismic data. It requires a very reliable and low-latency datacenters consist of hundreds to thousands of compute/ and GPGPU-cluster nodes.
• Developed technology roadmaps for the data center’s HW.
• Responsible for Liaising with the SW developer teams to collect the user requirements, set the success criteria for testing the SW code on the new HW as a basis to control the vendor selection process.
• Developed test plans, implementation plans, and project timelines for internal/external projects to support the commercial software projects.
• Managed different OEMs (HP, IBM, DELL, Cisco) and assessed their development/test strategies.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
• Maintained a high competency environment among the OEMs to provide PTS with the most cost-effective solutions. Maintained a global support model for the DC’s HW globally to reduce the associated cost and downtime.
• Reduced the lead time for delivering the HW required for internal/ external clients to support the sales teams in their proposals. It was considered advantageous at many points of time to be awarded projects.
• Created add-on values to the solutions provided by easing the troubleshooting of HPC, reducing the down time through the implementation of a low-cost monitoring tool and an automatic ticketing system to adopt all OEMs to report and keep track of historical failures and firmware/ Software noncompliance back to PTS and the vendors once any happens.


Company Details

Schlumberger (multinational)

Houston, United States

More than 1000 employees

Oil and Gas

slb.com

Oct 2010 to Jul 2016 (5 years 9 months)
Network Team Lead at Schlumberger

Experience Details

Network Team Lead

IT/Software Development

Manager

• Responsible for managing the availability, the performance and the security KPIs of the LAN, Inter-Site and International WAN connectivity.
• Reported to the MEA connectivity Manager on the network availability, security and performance status against a set of IT operational metrics.
• Maintained a positive Productive Time Index (PTI) and compliance policies for all hub/remote sites.
• Maintained the measured time taken by the remote user to access and run the critical applications as low as defined by the SLAs and QoS rules.

ACCOMPLESHMENTS:
• Achieved the first L3 MPLS network in the ME through multiple SPs (C&W, STC, Du and Etisalat, BT) to connect the remote sites to the global HUB sites in a redundant manner, reduced the downtime of the sites and the saved the cost previously paid for point-to-point leased links.


Company Details

Schlumberger (multinational)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

More than 1000 employees

Oil and Gas

slb.com

Apr 2006 to Oct 2010 (4 years 6 months)
Project Manager at NABS ITS

Experience Details

Project Manager

IT/Software Development

Experienced (Non-Manager)

As a Cisco Partner, I was responsible for responding to the tenders by the different Clients for Network and Security deployment projects, the management of the RFP process, Pre-Sale support, technical presentations and After-deployment support during the maintenance contracts.

ACCOMPLESHMENTS:
• My company was awarded many projects in the private and government sectors to deploy the network security model for many clients as a result of my good listening to the client’s requirements, and my ability to convince the clients with the cost-performance comparison of the solutions compared against other competitors.


Company Details

NABS ITS

Abudhabi, United Arab Emirates

11-50 employees

Information Technology Services

nabs-its.com

Dec 2003 to Apr 2006 (2 years 4 months)
Network Engineer at Nile Online

Experience Details

Network Engineer

IT/Software Development

Entry Level

As a Network Engineer with a large ISP, I was responsible for the provision of the ATM/Frame Relay network across Egypt using Cisco MGXs, BPXs, PARADYNE DSLAMs (Hotwire 8820, 8620). I also provided the technical support of the clients.


Company Details

Nile Online

Cairo, Egypt

101-500 employees

Information Technology Services

nile-online.com

Jan 2000 to Dec 2003 (3 years 11 months)

Achievements


HPC Network and systems architect for Schlumberger global datacenters for +5 years.

Managing the vendors supplying the servers, and network products for the datacenters like HP, DELL, Super Micro, Mellanox, QLogic and Cisco.

Doing the engineering role to support the huge data centers (>10000 nodes) requirements and acting as the 3rd level support for their operational issues.



Led the team responsible for managing the network connectivity for Schlumberger in the Middle East , oversaw compliance with IT metrics, policies such as capacity, availability, security and configuration for a very large network of Cisco routers, switches, wireless controllers and access points, reported to the connectivity manager in MEA.

Managed many real-time offshore and onshore connectivity projects in the Middle East, using a variety of technologies such as VSAT, MPLS, ISDN, Wireless Full Mesh, and IPT.



Acted as Network Security Expert for the H.Q of the UAE armed forces and its affiliates.

Acted as a consultant for the most well known Oil and Gas production customers.



Provisioned the ATM/Frame relay network which covered the entire country. Worked for one of the leading ISPs in Egypt and North Africa and had great exposure to differentiated technologies.

Education

BSc in Computers and Systems Engineering in Computers Engineering

Education Details

BSc in Computers and Systems Engineering

Computers Engineering

Ain Shams University, Egypt

C / Good / 65 - 75%

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Ain Shams University
1995 - 1999

Certifications

CISSP
May 2005

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CISSP

May 2005

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(ISC)2

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CISA
Jun 2007

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CISA

Jun 2007

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ISACA

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CCNP, CCSP
Mar 2002

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CCNP, CCSP

Mar 2002

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Cisco

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Prince2 Practitioner

Jul 2009

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= PMP

ITIL foundation
Jul 2009

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ITIL foundation

Jul 2009

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Training and Courses

Training/Course Details

People Management course, Dubai

Apr 2010

Schlumberger

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Training/Course Details

QHSE: A course for supervisors and managers in Muscat, Oman.

Jun 2009

Schlumberger

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Training/Course Details

Petroleum Exploration & Production course in Pau, France.

Jun 2008

Schlumberger

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Training/Course Details

Omega2 and Petrel administration courses in Seismic field (acquisition and Processing) in Houston, TX

Aug 2012

Schlumberger

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Training/Course Details

Applied Project Management in Houston, TX.

Jun 2013

Schlumberger

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Training/Course Details

Technical bidding and tendering in Houston, TX.

Jun 2014

Schlumberger

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