About

dkarimDavid is a professional with over 17 years of experience in the field of telecommunications. Initially focusing on backbone infrastructure and access technologies, his focus is now in Cloud Solution deployments, application of DevOps processes, and Ruby on Rails software development .

“We are in the process of transitioning from traditional real time point-to-point voice communications to a world of mobility, collaboration, and asynchronous communications. Cloud services are enabling these new ways to connect and interact.”

David also remains versed in web application development, cloud computing, and programming technologies such as Ruby, JavaScript / JQuery, PHP, and Python.  These are just some of the technologies that are enabling the future of the internet and communications.

DevOps Engineer

Kipu Systems, Miami, FL (July 2016 – present) DevOps Engineer supporting Cloud Infrastructure, deployment automation, and continuous integration activities.

Business Development Manager

Avaya, Miami, FL (November 2012 – December 2015) Business Development Manager for the CALA region. Responsible for introduction and development of Unified Communications, Contact Center, and Video conferencing in the Cloud (UCaaS, CCaaS, VaaS).

Account Manager

ADTRAN, Huntsville, AL (2007 – 2012) Sales Account Manager for the LATAM region. Responsible for managing a multi million dollar region which includes the Caribbean and Latin America. Responsibilities include forecasting, generating leads, managing channels, and introducing new products to induce aggressive regional growth.

Sales Engineer

ADTRAN, Huntsville, AL  Sales Engineer for the LATAM region. Responsible for network design, sales support, technical support, proposal response, and engineering support for all of Latin America. Responsibilities included supporting sales in both carrier and enterprise products and helping to introduce products in this new market.

Network Architect

Nortel Networks, Sunrise , FL  Network Architect for Carrier Packet Solutions Caribbean and Latin America team. Responsible for network architecture, project deployments, and engineering budgets. Worked on delivering voice over IP solution using Passport 15000 and Call Server 2000 for trunking and lines access (DSL and cable). Responsibilities also included building highly skilled engineering group in Mexico City (hiring and training).

Senior Design Engineer

Nortel Networks, Sunrise , FL  Senior Design Engineer for Carrier Packet Solutions Caribbean and Latin America team. Responsible for network designs, project deployments, as well as project management. Deployed new IP network for Caribbean bank transactions and packetized voice. Led the deployment of the first full-scale deployment of a next-generation VoIP network in the Eastern Caribbean which served nine islands. Performed a large scale migration from a centralized Juniper-based router solution to a distributed virtual routing system.

Senior Systems Engineer

Nortel Networks, Raleigh NC  Senior Systems Engineer for Carrier Packet Solutions Design team. Responsible for provisioning and deployment of WAN data networks, Succession, and Passport products including 4400 series, 7400 series, and 15000. Led one of the initial trials/deployments of Passport 15000 ATM switch. Successfully integrated 15000 into new deployments using the first software release (PCR 1.0). Achieved expert level certification from Nortel with a score in the upper 5%. Participated in initial trials of ATM multi-service switch in Taipei. I was also the main speaker in a technical presentation to the customer in Taipei (over 200 in attendance) about the capabilities of their ATM network.

Software Systems Engineer APAC

Nortel Networks, Raleigh NC  Software Systems Engineer for Asia Pacific, Japan, and Europe region. Responsible for delivery of system tables for DMS-100 central office switch. Provided support for Japan regional engineers. Designed and deployed DMS-100 translations tables to enable local and long distance calls. DMS-100 translations tables include information regarding routing, billing, call screening, SS7 signaling, trunk types, and lines features. Worked with local partner to capture customer requirements and define scope of work documentation. Tested DMS-100 features specific to Asia market such as Japan ISUP to interwork with established carriers.

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David Karim, Cloud Guru