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     Date Submitted:08-01-2011
     Last Modified:12-01-2011 (03:59)
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     Current job:Senior Software Designer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     KeywordsPowerPC, GreenHills, VxWorks, BSP, C, C++, assembler, embedded, real-time, NATO secret security level,


    Senior Software designer, bilingual with professional experience in real time embedded development.
    My main tasks within the projects I was involved were to follow the software life cycle which are to gather
    the customer requirements, analyze them, design solutions, code & unit testing, plan the testing integration,
    design & write box test cases, perform system testing and release the software.
    With my past experiences, I had proven that I am someone organized, creative, flexible, and open to change,
    with a strong team building and an emphasis to customer satisfaction.

    Ultra Electronics TCS, St-Laurent 2005 – November, 2010
    ISO 9001, Senior Software Designer – NATO Secret Security Level.
    HCR and HCLOS NG Projects:
    The main objectives of these two major Projects are to develop and field advanced Software Define Radios
    using the SCA architecture standard.
    Using the Green Hills RTOS / Tools, designed, coded, tested and integrated all the kernel components:
    • Power up two new PCB controllers based on Freescale MPC8544E and MPC8555E processors.
    • Freescale eDINK Bootloader, GHS Probe scripts.
    • Power management (Full on, Doze, Nap and sleep states) driver.
    • Spansion FATLite/TrueFFS file system.
    • Interpeak IP Stack, SNMP v2, v3.
    • Integrity Kernel configuration, BSP IODevices, SNMP v2, v3 backend agent.
    • IOCTL drivers for the communication with the Virtual Address Spaces from the kernel space.
    For both Projects:
    • Coached and provided guidance, instructions and directions to several team members in order to achieve key results.
    • Monitored the quantitative and qualitative results achieved by several team members.
    • Helped prioritize tasks and identify responsible members within the team to carry out those tasks.
    • Provided full support to people working on the critical path in order to optimize schedules and meet deadlines.
    • Provided software support to production and customers on problem reports and change requests.
    • Helped to improve the Software Process.
    Mindready Solutions Inc., St-Laurent 2003 – 2005
    ISO 9001, Senior Software Designer, Embedded System Group
    IP-over-1394 Integrity-178B Project:
    The main objective of the project is to convert the current implementation of the IP-over-1394
    bus driver from VxWorks to the Integrity-178B RTOS and improve its robustness.
    • Designed and implemented the High-Level Software architecture using RTOS services supported
                    by Integrity-178B (Virtual & Kernel Address Spaces, IODevices, Memory Regions and Activities).
    • Converted the existing driver implementation from VxWorks to Integrity-178B.
    • Removed infinite loops, improved faults tolerance, reduced data & control coupling.
    • Set up lab equipment and execute Software Integration Test Plan.
    • System Integration into the SmartDeck flight deck product at L-3 Communications, Avionics Systems in Columbus, Ohio.
    • Provided Software support to customer on problem reports and change requests.

    MCSC (Motorola Canada Software Centre), Montreal 1999 – 2003
    SEI CMM Level 5, Senior Software Designer, Member of CM Committee
    EX-Site Emulator Project:
    The main function of the application is to provide an emulation environment to test the IP network by generating traffic load on it.
    • Designed and implemented the following modules using VxWorks RTOS services:
     Distribution module used to generate call duration and rate values according to a Poisson, Random or Exponential law.
     Call Generator module used to generate the Control plane messages.
     Control Channel module used to process the incoming messages.
     Voice Channel module used to generate the appropriate Voice Packets according to the current position within a Voice file.
     Voice Sequencer used to synchronize the TDMA Voice Plane using a GPS.
     Auxiliary clock driver used to synchronize the VxWorks periodic Tasks.
     Shared memory communication used to broadcast GPS data (GPS time and 1 PPS) over a
        CompactPCI back plane supporting up to seven MCPN750 PowerPC cards.
    • Supervision of junior software developers.
    • Integration Field Trials at Customer premises in Chicago.
    • Software support to customers on problem reports and change requests.

    SR Telecom Inc., St-Laurent 1994 – 1999
    ISO 9001, Software Designer – Network Interface Group
    UDI (Universal Digital Interface) Project:
    The main function of the UDI application is to provide a concentrated and non-concentrated signaling interfaces
    of the SRT's Access Network product line to the Local Exchange.

    • Designed and implemented the following modules using VxWorks RTOS services:
     Generic Call Processing Finite State Machine.
     E-lead module (Offhook, Onhook, HookFlash, Pulsed Onhook, Dial Pulse).
     Ring and M-Lead modules (Initial Ring, Ring Cadences, Fee-Pulse).
     National Specific Implementation: (Call Processing Options, Elead filtering timing,
                    Ring cadences table, Fee Pulse duration table, State timers).
    • Signalling protocols implemented were V5.2, AXE, DX200 and NEAX.
    • Supervision of two summer students.
    • Integration Field Trial at Customer premises in Hilversum, Holland.

    CRIM (Centre de Recherche Informatique de Montréal) 1993
    Software Designer – Speech Recognition & Software Engineering Groups
    Two contracts of 6 months each.

    Bachelor in Computer Science (Engineering Major) 1992 Laval University
    Continuing Education
    • Integrity Board Support Package Class – Green Hills.
    • Integrity RTOS and Multi IDE Class – Green Hills.
    • Freescale MPC854x PowerQUICC III Microcontroller Class.
    • Scheduling and Cost Control – The George Washington University.
    • Managing Projects in Organizations - The George Washington University.
    • Understanding DO-178B - ENEA TekSci.
    • Certificate of First Aid in Work Environment – CSST 2005.

    Programming Languages: C, C++, PowerPC Assembler, Java.                                                               
    Operating Systems: Green Hills Integrity, WindRiver VxWorks, Linux, Unix, Various in house kernels.
    ICE: HP80186, HP68302, Checkmate (Paradigm) 80186, Lauterbach MC68302.
    JTAG: Green Hills Probe & Super Trace Probe, Agilent 8245
    Hardware: MPC8544E, MPC8555E, MPC8245, MPC750, Compact PCI, VME and PXI Buses, CAN, various in house hardwares.
    Files Revision Control Systems: Clear Case, VSS, MKS Source Integrity.
    Protocol Analyzers:  SIEMENS K1297, PA-41, IEEE1394 Bus Analyzer, Netway, WireShark.
    Test Tools: NI TestStand.

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