Jafar Nabkel

Jafar Nabkel

Program Manager – Systems Architect – Product Designer – Innovator

Greater Denver Area
Computer Software

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Jafar Nabkel's Overview

  • Product Design Innovator – Systems Architect at TransTekSol (Transparent Technology Solutions)

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Jafar Nabkel's Summary

I Deliver Value By:
• Leading, influencing, managing, and aligning teams with strategic direction
• Communicating complex technology and strategy with customers, colleagues, and executives
• Designing innovative products and engineering integrated systems

• The bottom–line: I deliver on–target product solutions that generate revenues.


• Innovate – Design: Astute Product Sense. 18 US Patents.
• Lead – Manage: Initiate. Influence. Ask Key ?s. Agile. Pragmatic Priorities.
• Engineer – Architect: Distributed Systems. Requirements. User Experience.
• Strategic Planning: Vision & Tech KnowHow to Roadmap.
• Communicate: Published Author. Engaging Speaker. Articulate.
• Technology Fluent: IMS, SIP, GSM, SOA, Smart Energy, Wireless, VoIP, Telecom, Anything!
• Excel – Deliver: Distinguished Engineer. MBA. 25 yrs Passion to Excel!

Jafar Nabkel's Experience

Product Design Innovator – Systems Architect

TransTekSol (Transparent Technology Solutions)

September 2011Present (3 years 1 month) Boulder, Colorado

Principal Consultant:
• Product Design Innovator – Visionary
• User Experience Centered Design
– Translate customer needs into usable features / product design
• Program Management
• Strategic Product Roadmaps
– Combine my product vision, technology knowhow, and market awareness to identify "VIPs" – "Value Intersection Points"
• Distributed Service Architecture
• Technology Requirements – Integration

Director - Systems Architecture and Technology

Green Energy Corp (formerly Magpie)

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Renewables & Environment industry

20082011 (3 years) Westminster, Colorado

• IMS Technology Expert: Researched, analyzed, and authored comprehensive IMS and Wireless Seminar. Also Sr. Instructor of SIP seminar.
• Systems Architect: Assessed customer needs, defined requirements, and designed distributed architectures for multiple SmartEnergy, VoIP, Healthcare, and Wireless customers.
• User Experience Designer: Worked closely with customers to understand end–user needs, defined product features, and designed user interfaces.
• Requirements Engineer: Designed and detailed requirements for customer products in multiple industries.
• Wireless Technology Innovator: Designed and authored patent for a system for controlling a mobile device in a moving vehicle (Appl# 20110021234).

Senior Business Engineering Manager


Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Computer Software industry

20062008 (2 years) Westminster, Colorado

• Software Project Estimator: Worked with sales team and engineering to assess many new business proposals, including: interpret customer needs, scope requirements, estimate effort, write business proposals.
• Improved Estimation Process: Led and managed business analysis process and estimation tool improvements.
• Sr. Systems Engineer: VoIP (IMS, SIP, IP, NAT), Wireless (GSM, GPRS, CDMA), Web, SAN technologies.

Creative Director

Independent Initiatives

20022006 (4 years)

• Excellent Technical Communicator: Documentation, Specifications, Executive Briefings, Presentations, Marketing-Promotional Literature, Articles.

Distinguished Engineer - Sr. Systems Engineer

Qwest Communications

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Q; Telecommunications industry

20002002 (2 years)

• Program Manager: Led senior engineers, multi–business convergence team, service architecture design, executive presentations, managing supplier & standards relationships, and corporate technology direction.
• Leader, Initiator, Principle Architect, & Manager of IMS–like SOA: Proposed project, received funding, set goals–objectives, aligned team, and managed priorities, intellectual property, and standards relationships.
—Influenced business units, industry suppliers and standards, years before IMS and SOA became popular.

• Granted 18 U.S. Patents: For telecom consumer products, service architecture, E911, and wireless inventions. (5 pending)
• Engaging Speaker: Presentations to executives (CEO, VPs), technology leaders (CTOs), & key suppliers.
• Technology KnowHow: SOA, SIP, VoIP, IP, Java, C, PSTN, AIN, MSF, E911, OO

--NOTE--Qwest bought U S West where I worked for a combined 8 years.

Distinguished Engineer - Sr. Systems Engineer

U S West Advanced Technologies

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; USW; Telecommunications industry

19942000 (6 years)

--> Responsible for rapid-response product and technology feasibility (AIN, E911,...), requirements, new product ideation (patent inventions), and cross-functional team leadership--learned telecom technology quickly

• Lead Systems Engineer for numerous telecom service technology assessments.
• Technology Intelligence Engineer--Assessed emerging technologies: PSTN, AIN, IP, CPE,
• Filed over a dozen invention disclosures and patent applications.

--NOTE--Qwest bought U S West where I worked for a combined 8 years.

Project Manager - Senior Architect - Software Engineer

Hewlett-Packard Company

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; HPQ; Information Technology and Services industry

19851994 (9 years)

--> Responsible for managing and leading architecture of user model project for distributed objects, integrating collaboration with multiple divisions, and authoring specifications.

• Delivered user conceptual model specification for Distributed NewWave objects--influenced the roots of CORBA).

--> Responsible for managing tech writing team, product documentation, online interactive information design, CAD+UI software development, QA testing, and process improvement.

• Technical lead of cross-organization user interface technology and design team.
• Presentations at ACM SIGCHI conference and published article in SIGCHI Bulletin (1995) - recognized by industry colleagues.
• Authored technical user manuals.
• Received multiple technical writing awards from the STC (Society for Technical Communications).

Software Engineer

Cadnetix Corporation

19841985 (1 year)

--> Responsible for UI desktop software development on innovative object-oriented CAD product.

Research Assistant (Graduate & Undergraduate)

University of Colorado

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

19811984 (3 years)

--> Responsible for real-time operations of SME (Solar Mesosphere Explorer) satellite as student Command Control Operator during in-orbit operations, and for developing real-time telemetry processing software.

• Student operator of NASA satellite during real-time, in-orbit operations--one of the first 5 students in the country.
• Authored papers and delivered presentations to NASA executives and at industry conferences.

Jafar Nabkel's Honors and Awards

  • 19 U.S. Patents Granted

    United States Patent Office

    8,364,126 – 7,414,981 – 7,340,262 – 7,298,734 – 7,139,376 – 7,113,987 – 7,027,408 – 6,674,725 – 6,600,918 – 6,584,184 – 6,522,886 – 6,178,231 – 6,141,328 – 6,104,797 – 6,049,600 – 6,011,845 – 6,009,163 – 5,999,613 – 5,963,626 + 2 pending.

Jafar Nabkel's Skills & Expertise

  1. Program Manager
  2. Systems Architect
  3. Product Innovator
  4. User Interface Design
  5. User Experience Design
  6. Systems Engineer
  7. Technology Integration
  8. Agile
  9. Requirements Specification
  10. Visionary
  11. Strategic Planning
  12. Software Estimation
  13. Priority Management
  14. Market Analysis
  15. Business Proposals
  16. Distributed Systems
  17. Published Author
  18. Seminar Speaker
  19. Patents
  20. Technical Writing
  21. Wireless
  22. VoIP
  23. Smart Grid
  24. Telecom
  25. Healthcare
  26. Satellite Operations
  27. Web Applications
  28. IMS
  29. SIP
  30. GSM
  31. GPRS
  32. CDMA
  33. XML
  34. AIN
  35. E911
  36. SOA
  37. Internet
  38. HTML
  39. Scrum
  40. Microsoft Office
  41. Adobe Creative Suite
  42. Software Engineering
  43. MBA
  44. Telecommunications
  45. Agile Methodologies

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Jafar Nabkel's Education

University of Colorado at Boulder - Leeds School of Business

MBA, Technology Management


• Authored multiple articles on CU space program.

Activities and Societies: • Beta Gamma Sigma - College of Business Honorary

University of Colorado at Boulder

EE/CS, Computer Engineering


• Authored multiple articles on CU space program and delivered presentations at conferences.
• CU Hiking Club - Program Leader

Activities and Societies: • Eta Kappa Nu - EE Honorary - Chapter President

Jafar Nabkel's Additional Information


• Author of over a dozen published articles.

Honors and Awards:

• Received 19 U.S. Patents for advanced telecom services (with 2 patents pending).
• Received multiple technical writing awards from the STC (Society for Technical Communication).
• Received graphic design award.

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