SAM GHANDCHI

ghandchi@yahoo.com

 

 

SUMMARY

 

* Over 20 years of Engineering, Publishing and Management in Silicon Valley and Washington, DC

 

CAREER HISTORY & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

VOICE OF AMERICA (VOA), Washington, DC, News Director [7/05 – Current]

Managed the night shift of PNN web site and processed news items using DaletPlus and Pangea Systems. Maintained presence on social networks: Facebook, Twitter and GooglePlus. Designed and executed VPN and proxy services for VOA clients who are behind government filters in other countries.

 

IRANSCOPE.COM, Pleasanton, CA, Editor/Publisher [1/02 – 7/05]

Managed product development in Iranscope, a fully automated news portal and web site with a focus on future. Automated news delivery system relaying Internet feeds in real time and tested for thorough news coverage. Developed automated news feeds and embedded AI-sensing content-based advertising.

 

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.

 

NOVA BOOKSTORE, Sunnyvale, CA, Manager/Publisher [1985 – 1989]

Founded Nova Bookstore in Sunnyvale where scientific and futuristic books as well as electronic music were sold. Published Mundus Novus (meaning New World) -- a quarterly futuristic newsletter for the bookstore.

 

 

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"