Highly skilled software engineering professional bringing more than 20 years in software design, firmware development and extensive project level experience. Advanced knowledge of the C programming language and C# development in Visual Studio for the .NET framework.
Visual C#, Visual Basic, C, C++
RS232, RS485, I2C, SPI, UART
MS SQL Server
Creative problem solver
Dedication towards meeting project goals and deadlines
Tireless self-learner, continually driving to expand broad engineering knowledge
05/2010 to Current
Senior Firmware EngineerArtesyn Embedded Technologies, formerly Emerson Network Power – Eden Prairie, MN
Lead Firmware Engineer for the Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) custom power supply firmware design group
Visual C# GUI development of the Houston Software Suite to provide a platform for HPE products spanning several years. Programs were deployed for internal use, at manufacturing location and at the customer site to perform system level testing, calibration, design verification and firmware updates
Visual Basic application development for internal firmware test and verification of custom power supplies designed for IBM product group
Conversion of all original VB applications to C#
Conversion of USB device drivers from VB to C# and generating DLLs to use by other developers across all product groups
Provided tutorials and mentored peers to encourage and facilitate the widespread use of Visual Studio in the firmware development process
07/2004 to 09/2009
Senior Design EngineerZareba Systems – Plymouth, MN
Lead Electrical Engineer in the design and development of the Guard Tower Perimeter Security System.
Electronic design and firmware development of the distributed sensing/communication modules and the RS485-to-RS232 PC-Interface converter utilizing the Microchip PIC16F685 microcontroller.
Sole developer of the Guard Tower head-end GUI for communication with the remote modules. Application was written in Visual Basic using Visual Studio 2003.
09/1996 to 07/2004
Design EngineerSilent Knight Security Systems – Maple Grove, MN
Embedded C development - firmware implementation of the Gateway Interface specification for the flagship 4821 Security System
C++ console application development to simulate system level integration and facilitate firmware test and verification
Honeywell Black Belt certification 2003
BSEE: Electrical Engineering North Dakota State University - Fargo, ND
Pre-Engineering: Electrical EngineeringBemidji State University - Bemidji, MN