SAM GHANDCHI

ghandchi@yahoo.com

 

SUMMARY

* Over 20 years of Technical and Management experience in Silicon Valley and Washington, DC

 

CAREER HISTORY & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

VOICE OF AMERICA (VOA), Washington, DC, Web Support [7/05-Current] -Troubleshoot Windows and networking issues. Support external customers with http based proxy services and VPN access. Distribute web content via social networks: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Deliver daily news updates to customers using a large mailing list.

 

IRANSCOPE.COM, Pleasanton, CA, Website Manager [1/02–7/05] - Developed and managed the web site. Maintained automated news delivery system relaying Internet feeds. Handled domain name registration, and worked through web-hosting issues. Backed up data files and applications that are used for the site.

 

LANTERN COMMUNICATIONS, San Jose, CA, Vice President of Corp Services [8/00-1/02 Company sold to C-COR] - Managed quality processes to achieve scalability and predictability in delivering metro switches with policy-based networking. Oversaw HR, Program Management, IT and Tech Pubs. Coordinated work with a remote engineering development site in Ottawa.

 

IREADY CORPORATION, Santa Clara, CA, Vice President of Quality Engineering [5/99-8/00 Company sold to NVIDIA] - Built and managed an infrastructure of test lab and automation for complex topology QA of Internet devices.  Netperf, TTCP, ANVL, and Smartbits were used to test chip design supporting 802.11 wireless networking using FPGA emulated platforms to circumvent re-spins of the chip.

 

FORE SYSTEMS, INC., San Jose, CA, Director of Engineering [2/97-5/99  Company sold to Marconi] - Managed a 20-member software engineering team in San Jose with three leads focusing on testing OSPF, MPoA and LANE protocols,  replicating customer environments in-house. Worked closely with FORE’s corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh.

 

ADAPTEC ATM DIVISION, Milpitas, CA, Manager of SQA [5/94-2/97 ATM Division shut down] - Managed two teams of 15 engineers in Milpitas and Bangalore.  Planned and executed Interoperability testing of ATM NICs with various switches and measured performance results relative to the Ethernet-based solutions. Mercury Interactive was used for UI testing.

 

NETWORK SYSTEMS, WOLLONGONG, ACC, TOUCH, INTUIT, ASHTON-TATE, Senior Networking QA Engineer, Silicon Valley, CA (2/89–4/94) - Developed software test plan for server and router testing of NetBEUI, IPX, IP, and OSI protocols. Tested email applications supporting SMTP, POP and IMAP on Windows, Mac and UNIX platforms. Verified installation, I/O and file-sharing programs. Planned and executed performance evaluation of software applications.

 

EDUCATION

 

BA Mathematics, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

BS Civil Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
"C" Prog Specialist Diploma, Masters Inst., San Jose, CA
Novell/Unix Certificate, Masters Inst., San Jose, CA

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

AI Journal, "Intelligent Tools: Cornerstone of a New Civilization"