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stillwatereng 

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.
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Experience

Systems Engineer

Sep 2007 - Nov 2009 (2 years)

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)

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.

Hardware Technician / VDesign Verification Engineer

Mar 1991 - May 1997 (6 years)

Test and repair networking boards. Product support for parallel processing systems (GP1000, TC2000). Verilog HDL coding for design verification.

Education

BSET

1980 - 1986 (6 years)

Certifications

Patent (2008)

US Patent Office

Contributor in US Patents 7,466,979 and 7,187,924 "Intelligent data network with power management capabilities"