Askari Azikin

8 Marine Terrace · Singapore · (+65) 8171 6976 ·

Telecommunication engineer, husband with two kids, writer of five books and blog, Perl programmer, currently working and living in Singapore.


Experienced Services Engineer

Ericsson Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Handling Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) for GMSC modernization project, MSS (MSC-s and M-MGw) software upgrade, GMSr implementation and testing, IN nodes integration, VAS nodes integration, creating software for operation/maintenance and KPI/Statistics.

January 2016 - Present

Senior Core Network Performance Engineer

PT. Huawei Services Indonesia

Performed core network audit and optimization for XL Axiata, developed software for supporting core network assessment.

June 2015 - December 2015

Senior Network Engineer

PT. Uangel Indonesia

Interoperability testing (IoT)/multi vendor verification for the diameter signaling in IMS network, configured all protocol stacks for diameter signaling on redhat server (HP blade).

February 2015 - May 2015

Experienced Services Engineer

Ericsson Philippines Inc.

Proof of concept MSC-s Blade Cluster for Smart Communications Inc. Philippines.

May 2014 - September 2014


Education Academy PT. Ericsson Indonesia

Delivered Perl programming language training.

April 2013 – September 2014

Experienced Services Engineer

PT. Ericsson Indonesia

Network roll out for Telkomsel operator, GSM and UMTS project.

April 2011 – April 2014

Services Engineer

PT. Ericsson Indonesia

Handled complete Ericsson AXE 810 for new MSC-Server and MSC-S Blade Cluster including data transcript (DT), hardware functionality check, hardware acceptance test procedure.

June 2008 - March 2011

Back Office Engineer, Managed Services Department

PT. Ericsson Indonesia

Performed RNC and BSC rehoming based on customer needed for rebalancing processor load, capacity of MSC-Server and M-MGw.

June 2007 - May 2008

O&M Engineer

PT. Siemens Indonesia

Software upgrade SR10 to SR12 for monolithics MSC, HLR, and EIR., hardware expansion and replaced faulty hardware, patches implementation.

January 2006 - December 2006


Sekolah Tinggi Teknologi Telkom, Bandung - Indonesia

Bachelor of Telecommunication Engineering
June 2000 - October 2005


Programming Languages & Tools

Perl programming, Expect, Shell scripts, JavaFX, Git, LaTeX, MiKTeX, TeX editor, Vim, Graphviz, GNU Plot.

System Administration & Operation System

E-mail server (Postfix, Dovecot, MailScanner), DNS server, FTP server, Apache Webserver, AWStats, Samba server, OpenLDAP, SSL, Squid, Nagios monitoring system, Bacula system backup, Munin, Webalizer, Debian GNU/Linux, CentOS, MS Windows, MacOS.

Virtualization Technology

Xen Project, Virtual Box.

Big Data

Hadoop, hive, pig, spark, hbase - Beginner


Apart from being an engineer, I enjoy reading tech & social history books, cycling with my two kids and wife, gathering with family, and jogging.