My first contract job was with a former employer, and in 3 weeks time, I converted a huge PC based data gateway program, heavily dependent on Microsoft components, to a small (client side) executable, and created a cgi application at the server for the heavy lifting. Years of experience designing sensors, micro-controller based components, writing product to PC communications, both firmware and software for the PC in Linux and Windows. Experience with RF, serial, and other communications.
Organized and streamlined a certification process, which qualified Fitness Equipment manufacturers to connect to the FitLinxx network. Provided support for hardware, firmware, and software issues.
Designed hardware including base-board for an ARM based SBC, which providing touch screen, Ethernet, proprietary RF circuitry, position sensors.
FitLinxx merged with my previous employer, FitSense in 2007.
Hardware / Firmware Engineer
Jun 1997 - Sep 2007 (10 years, 3 months)
Design work for low power bio-metric sensors and RF circuitry. Firmware for sensors and low power RF protocols.
Manufacturing support for product test and installation.
Documentation for projects, specifications, procedures.