chief engineer drone thermal systems resume example with 14+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary
  • Creative drone thermal imaging system engineer. FLIR-on-drone integrator since 2012
  • Commercial product designer, software coder, app writer, electronics & PCB designer
  • Serial & radio communication, 3D printing/CAD, Arduino/Adupilot, Raspberry Pi, IoT expert
  • Theoretical Physicist by training, Engineer by self-education, Entrepreneur with 2 startups
Work History
03/2017 to Current
Chief Engineer - Drone Thermal Systems Northrop Grumman Middletown, RI,

As early thermal imaging drone industry contributor, have deep knowledge of market and demands.

Used that knowledge to create a series of commercially successful products: VuIR - professional thermal imaging systems for unmanned aerial systems based on FLIR cameras:

  • CAD designed product models with exceptional mental 3D visualization ability
  • Designed proprietary PCBs & combined with Arduino/Pi for electronics components
  • Used MAVLink & serial communication for remote commands to Tau 2, Boson, Vue Pro...
  • Coded functions in C++ & Python for Palette, EZoom, AGC, FFC, Isotherm... controls
  • Built Android apps for digital products, developed touchscreens with GUI for analog versions
  • Integrated radio communication for data & real time video transmission
  • Developed GPS geotagging, geolocation, RTK functions... for thermal imagery
  • 3D printed parts, assembled tiny components, soldered PCBs to build prototypes

Lead team of engineers/technicians to develop smaller functions & manufacture final products

Key achievements:

  • Commercialized 8 product lines & achieved revenue of $1MM+
  • Reduced prices to 50% of competition
  • Innovated 9 revolutionary features above competition
  • Sold to 500+ businesses & governments worldwide in 5 key industries
01/2012 to 12/2018
Founder And CEO IntelligentUAS City, STATE,

Founded intelligentUAS and made it top provider for drone solutions with total revenue of $16MM from 15,000 business & government clients worldwide (e.g. NASA, USDA, NOAA, NatGeo, ABC).

Created business model, developed business strategies, designed commercialization plans and managed operations. Established relationships with suppliers & distributors while providing cross-functional management to 7 departments.

Key Achievements:

  • Thrust business growth by 200% yearly in revenue and client base.
  • Established distribution network of ~100 sub-vendors across the globe
  • Negotiated & secured $1MM credit from major suppliers (DJI, FLIR, GoPro...), reduced costs by 5%
  • Promoted products through celebrity training (Martha Stewart, RFK Jr....), reached 25k SM followers
01/2012 to 11/2018
Electronics Engineer IntelligentUAS City, STATE,

Boosted the company's profitability by inventing 3 new product lines with 90% profit margins. Customized commercial drone packages for 5+ major industries (Inspection, Surveillance, Fire Fighting, Agriculture...) that made up the core of the business and set it apart from competition. Successful products:

  • Tau SmartLink: interface to control FLIR Tau 2 cameras remotely
  • VisionIR - Early version system for all the FLIR sUAS cameras & VisionZ- the 36X zoom smart gimmera.
01/2007 to 09/2012
Postdoctoral Faculty Researcher University Of Maryland City, STATE,

Google Scholar Profile: Toan Ngo

Areas of Research: Single molecule Biophysical Research (i.e. Atomic Force Microscopy, Optical Tweezers) Protein folding, DNA stretching, Immune cell adhesion mechanism, Computational single molecular dynamics modelling (Linux, Parallel computing, C++ )

Key Achievements:

  • Published 11 highly-cited scientific articles with 340+ citations & h-index 8
  • Unified 2 major theories for biopolymer stretching & created 1 elegant theory to for thickness
  • Supervised 3 PhD students & Peer reviewed 10+ scientific works by other researchers worldwide
  • Deep knowledge of & hands-on experience with FLIR sUAS/OEM core cameras
  • Integrating FLIR cameras in drones, vehicles...
  • Commercial Product design
  • CAD, Inventor, 3D printing. Serial, I2C, SPI

  • C++/Python, Mathematica, tablet app
  • Arduino, Raspberry Pi, PCB design
  • YouTuber, video editor, Web design
  • Computer Simulation, Linux, VMD
  • Team leading, organization managing
Expected in to to
PhD: Biological & Statistical Physics
SISSA - Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Valedictorian - Trieste, Italy
Expected in to to
MS: Condensed Matter Physics
ICTP - Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Valedictorian - Trieste, Italy
Expected in to to
BS: Theoretical Physics
Vietnam National University (Summa Cum Laude, Valedictorian) - Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

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School Attended

  • SISSA - Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Valedictorian
  • ICTP - Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Valedictorian
  • Vietnam National University (Summa Cum Laude, Valedictorian)

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  • Chief Engineer - Drone Thermal Systems
  • Founder And CEO
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Postdoctoral Faculty Researcher


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