Curriculum Vitae

Chris Vitalos
 

28 Lambert Street

Washington, NJ 07882

 

E-mail: chris@vitalos.us

Phone: 908-652-3594

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Professional Summary​
  • Introduction, support and re-engineering of computer solutions among several vertical industries: financial and telecommunications.

  • Define business and end user functional requirements, and drive adoption among all stakeholders.

  • Management of project managers and technologists in various functional roles: software test, development, deployment and support.

Core Competencies​

​.Systems/Business Analysis ∙ Predictive Capacity Planning ∙ Application Development/Testing ∙ Change Management ∙ Wireless Networking ∙ Budget/Cost Control ∙ Sourcing/Purchasing ∙ Strategic Technology Planning ∙ Network Architecture ∙ Network Planning ∙ Project Scoping/Planning ∙ Process/Productivity Improvement ∙ Cloud Native and Virtualization Technologies ∙ Risk Assessment/Management ∙ Account Management/Relations ∙ Operational/Project Management ∙ Infrastructure Builds ∙ Resource Allocation/Management ∙ Internet Protocol (IP) Technologies ∙ System Testing/Performance Tuning ∙ High-Performance Team-Building ∙ Partnering Vendor Team Management ∙ Managing Customer Facing Trials

Technical Competencies​

5G ∙ 4G ∙ LTE ∙ IMS ∙ VoIP ∙ WebRTC ∙ OpenStack ∙ Google Cloud Platform (GCP) ∙ Amazon Web Services ( AWS ) 

CDMA ∙ 3G ∙ Diameter ∙ SS7 ∙ IN ∙ SMSC ∙ MMSC ∙ SMPP ∙ PTT ∙ Realtime Wireless Prepaid Billing

Work Experience
Solutions Manager at Ericsson North America

​May 2016 - Present

 

Responsible for developing cloud native and virtualized application solutions for North American wireless, wireline and cable operators.

 

Lead Business Manager, Messaging at Nokia Networks 

​September 2012 - April 2016

 

Responsible for professional service delivery supporting hardware and software sales in enterprise and telecommunications sectors. Create service sales opportunities with carriers by identifying value added service efforts, formulate proposals, and assist the sales process. Manage the execution of projects, ensuring on time delivery. Accountable to senior management for reaching target profit and margin goals.

Solutions Engineering Manager at Nokia Networks

​May 2011 - August 2012

 

Resource manager for a team of system integration and support engineers. Manage new software and hardware introductions. Ensure software quality by test planning and execution.

Principle Staff Systems Engineer at Motorola Solutions, Inc. 

​August 2005 - May 2011

 

Individual contributor responsible for deploying hardware and software solutions into large North American telecommunications carrier networks. Coordinated and led strategically important field trials crucial for realization of new sales opportunities. Provided system performance analysis on transaction growth in carrier networks, which supported sales initiatives.

Director, SS7/IN Engineering at bcgi (Boston Communications Group Inc.) 

​December 2000 - August 2005

 

Directed a group of engineers who install, maintain and troubleshoot hosted software solutions. Provided direction to applications development and test departments to validate software functionality.

Increased the high availability and resiliency of critical software infrastructure by deploying redundant systems and locations and eliminated single points of failure.

Manager, Software Test and Labs at Sevis Systems 

​December 2000 - August 2005

 

Resource manager of software testers responsible for generating and executing test plans against software requirements and functional specifications. Responsible for producing test results which supported ongoing software release cycles. Procured and managed development lab hardware and software resources.

Education​
National Technological University

1997 - 1998

 

Studies toward Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Computer Engineering​

 

University of Pittsburgh

​1987 - 1990

 

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Electrical Engineering Technology

Professional Certifications
Project Management Professional (PMP) from Project Management Institute (PMI)​
Valid from January 2016 until January 2022

 

Credential ID: ​1892582

Project+ from CompTIA

​Issued October 2009 (no expiration)

 

Credential ID: COMP001020022721

Network+ from CompTIA

​Issued September 2010 (no expiration)

 

Credential ID: COMP001020022721

Security+ from CompTIA

​Issued December 2010 (no expiration)

 

Credential ID: COMP001020022721

Patent Filings
Mobile Access Terminal Security Function
Application Filed to USPTO on March 14th, 2007

View Patent Application online

Volunteer Experience
Chairman of the Board, Washington Borough NJ Board of Adjustments
January 2013 to September 2018

 

Provide leadership to quasi judicial body that adjudicates appeals of zoning cases.