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     Date Submitted:25-09-2011
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     Current job:Test and certification wireless engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsAerospace and electronics engineer for 12 years.
    CV

    * 11 Years Aerospace engineer.  System Design Engineer at Hughes Aircraft (SSN-688 and Trident Submarines Electronics), Project management engineer Rockwell International (MX and Midgetman Missiles), Project engineer Lockheed Aircraft (F-16 jets cockpit design, C-130 special Mission modifications Project Engineer).

     

    * 14 years wireless (RF) handset System Test/Integration Engineer, Field Testing and Wireless network optimization engineer, Test Manager, Technical Account Manager, Field Application Engineer, QA Engineer, Field/IOT Testing for wireless products i.e.: AMPS, TDMA, GSM, CDMA, 1XRTT, EVDV, WCDMA (3G)/UMTS, including writing Field Test Procedures for all of the above RATs (Radio Access Technology).

     

    * Sr. Software Test Engineer/Handsets , then Technical Account Manager (Nokia), Test Manager (Mitsubishi Wireless/Handset Products), Software Test Engineer for SONY/Qualcomm Wireless (PCS, CDMA, EVRC, Dual mode Handsets), Mobile Network-Optimization Product Support Engineer in London/Pacific rim/USA for GSM, AMPS/ETAC, TDMA, CDMA products.

     

    Working Experience:

    2010 – now: CarrierIQ Wireless Company, Mountain View. CA.

    Title: Handset test and certification engineer (QA).

    - Perform device certification (QA) testing for all OEM new handsets prior to lab entry.

    - Execute test cases (1xRTT, CDMA2000, GSM, WCDMA(UMTS)), log issues, verify bugs.

    - Interact directly with OEM/customers and engineering team to identify, and resolve issues.

    - Work with product and test development teams. to ensure requirements are verifiable.

    - Work with Chip vendors (Qualcomm) to embed our  firmware in their chipsets.

     

    2004 - 2009: Zyray/Broadcom Inc.San Diego, CA

    Title: FAE (Field Application Engineer). Reporting to VP Marketing.

    * Zyray,  the first few 3G/WCDMA chip makers in the world. Hired me to design their first professional tool for their 3G/UMTS wireless testing and debugging, used to conduct field testing globally. Tool used by customers in Korea, Japan, China , and also in Germany.

    Conducted IOT (Interoperability) testing at Labs in China, Cista (Sweden), and Montreal (Canada).

    Broadcom bought Zyray. I was moved to System Test Group.

    * Conducted field testing (GSM/WCDMA) in Frankfurt, Warsaw, Yokohama, Kuwait, Dubai, Montreal, Sydney, Munich, Milan, London, Amsterdam etc.

    * Wrote Test Plans for the software testing and verification for GSM/3G-WCDMA Wireless technology, as well as KPI (durability, crash testing etc).

    * Conducted field testing in Germany, Holland, UK, Italy, Kuwait, Dubai, Poland, Australia and Canada. Laid off: 1/2009.

     

    2001 – 2004: Nokia Wireless/ handsets, San Diego, CA

    Title: Sr. Software Test Engineer/Technical Account Manager

    * Started as senior software Test Engineer. Tested 1xRTT technology's wireless protocol using HP 8960, HP8924C, Anritsu, Phoenix (like Qualcomm's MDM, CAIT tools), NEMO, and Nokia's FTP (network simulation) internal tools in the screen room. Reporting bugs and test results using Tyrex , Doors etc.

    * In 2002: Promoted to become Technical Account Manager to get Nokia phones to pass all Sprint's Acceptance testing in Kansas (STIC lab),  put Nokia's 1xRTT phones into Sprint stores. I was the key liaison between the customer and our internal engineering and sales groups to ensure our products meet customer requirements from concept through product acceptance and on-time delivery. Supervised 10-12 engineers to do the acceptance testing (did CDG-2 protocol testing, EVRC, network selection, QPC myself) while supervised and trained other Nokia engineers to test CDG-2 /CDG-3(field testing), and GPS test cases.  Successfully sold 4 models within the first 22 months.

     

    1999 – 2001: Mitsubishi Wireless/Handsets, TDMA Group, San Diego

    Title: Manager, Test Group. Report to: Mitsubishi San Diego VP.

    * Interviewed, supervised, trained and mentored engineers from various engineering backgrounds (MS,BS) to be trained and converted to wireless engineer to be deployed to functional groups, i.e.: software group, mechanical engineering groups.

    * Supervised 5 engineers and 1 non engineer.

    * Wrote Field Testing Procedures for cellular phones using the IS-136 standard (TDMA) phones.

    * Negotiated, conducted IOT certification testing at Lucent-Whippany(NJ), Nortel-Dallas, Ericsson-Dallas laboratories at record time (6 weeks).

    * Successfully negotiated joint development with Comarco Wireless to jointly develop PC Tools for debugging and field testing of Mitsubishi’s cellular phones.

    * Mitsubishi shut down all US wireless facilities in August 2001.

     

    1997 – 1999: SONY Wireless/ Handsets, San Diego

    Title: System Test and Integration Engineer, Software group. Report to : S/W Director.

    * Field Testing of Sony newest mobile phones to Brazil, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada.

    * I wrote Field Test plans for the new 8K/13K to EVRC transformation.

    * Conducted field testing globally using Qualcomm's MDM tools for all new CDMA (IS-95 and EVRC) software prior to release to customers.

    * Solved major issues between Sony Thailand, Sony USA and Sony Japan. I successfully persuaded Sony Thailand to carry our new cellular product and negotiated agreement which enabled Sony USA to proceed with the marketing of our product in Thailand.

    * Successfully made the sale for SONY's newest phone to a Canadian wireless carrier (Clearnet - Canada) after all prior sales efforts failed. Awarded Sony (VP) Letter of Appreciation for my success in Canada.

    * Sony Shut down in 1999 and went to the UK to work with Ericsson.

    1996 –1997: Comarco Wireless/Handsets, Irvine,CA

    Title: Product Support Engineer.

    Reporting to : Director of Customer Support.

    * Supported Test and Development of Comarco's GSM units in Europe, conducted extensive field testing in London, Italy and France resulting orders form many customers particularly from TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile). Did a lot of Scanner, GPS testing.

    * Successfully introduced Comarco Wireless new products to global markets, trained, maintained, serviced European Telecom customers in Italy, New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, Cambodia, Korea etc. Supported Comarco's booth in Hong Kong and informed potential customers on how to optimized their mobile wireless network.

     

    * After this successful European campaign, I was ordered to start a new marketing campaign in the Pacific Rim countries from Auckland (New Zealand), to Indonesia (Telekomselindo), Singapore (Singtel), Hong Kong, Cambodia (Mobilnet), Korea (SKTelekom ),and Tawan (Thai) .

     

    1987 – 1989: Lockheed Aeronautics, Ontario, CA.

    Title: Project engineer,. Report to VP Engineering.

    * Project Engineer for Special Mission Aircraft Projects. Converting C-130 Hercules planes to "special mission" aircraft with new avionics/weapon system. Supported new business development, submitted F-16 cockpit modification proposals to foreign Air Forces. Pentagon cut budget and I moved to Australia.

     

    1984 – 1987: Rockwell Aeronautics, Anaheim, Ca.

    Title: Project Engineer. Report to Program Managers.

    * MX (peacekeeper) Missile Guidance System project Engineer. Briefed functional department managers on new RFQ from Air Force. Reported to Program managers on technical progress, funding requirement for each department on modification efforts. Put together proposals, compile them into a program plan which contains the project description and budget requirement, including statement of works (SOW), CDRLs and schedules. Congress killed project, I moved to Lockheed'

     

    1981 – 1984: Hughes Aircraft Co, Fullerton, CA.

    Title: Digital System design Engineer. Report to Department Head.

    * Was in charge for the development and procurement of the TIU (Torpedo Interface Unit) to integrate and control the launching of MK48 Torpedoes of the SSN-688 and Trident class nuclear attack submarines. Upon completion I was put in charge of the design of the firing control system for the vertical (Tomahawk) missiles launchers.

     

    * Designed the Fast Attack Nuclear Submarine's (SSN-688, L.A. Class) Weapon Launch Control System, needed to control all vertical and horizontal weapons, which would also be used in the bigger Ohio Class subs later on. Conducted Preliminary Design Review (PDR/CDR) with Naval Officers. Mentored, guided, trained new engineers to learn how to design submarines’ hardware and digital circuits.  Project done, General Electric got the next contract, I moved on to Rockwell.

     

    Languages: German, Indonesian, English.

    Education:

    -MBA program at Hope University, Fullerton, California, GPA 4.0, not yet completed.

    -Bachelor of Science in Engineering. Electrical & Electronics Engineer, Cal Poly Pomona University, California. GPA 3.0

    -Associate of Arts, Fullerton College, Fullerton, California.

     

    Military: US Marine Corps:

    - 3rd MAW (Marine Air Wing), Iwakuni, Japan.

    - 1st MAW ,Helicopter school , Santa Ana, Ca.


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