senior software project manager resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Seasoned Firmware Engineer with a diverse technical background offering 25 years experience in product development specializing in embedded system design. Strong project management background leading multi-disciplined , multi-site project teams from concept to production.
  • Embedded System Design
  • Software Design
  • Digital Circuit Design
  • Analog Circuit Design
  • Project management
  • Management of off-shore and off-site resources
  • Design for Six Sigma process and standards
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Programming in C/C++, C#, Visual Basic
  • CPUs:  32-bit, 16-bit, 8-bit.  ARM, Atmel, Texas Instruments, Freescale, ST, Microchip
  • RTOS:  MQX, FreeRtos, VxWorks, Nucleus, Linux   
  • Peripherals/Drivers: A/D, D/A, SPI, I2C, USB, ETHERNET, SD, UART, RS485, R232, CAN, RTC, PWM
  • Protocols:  MODBUS, TCP/IP, HART,  also designed private protocols for inter-processor communications.
  • User Interface: Color/Monochrome Graphical and Character Displays, Keypad
  • Analog Circuit Design:  Sensor interface, signal conditioning, triac drivers, filters, power supplies
  • Digital Circuit Design: CPU/memory/supervisory, communication transceivers, power sequencing, I/O expansion
  • Hands-on engineer actively contributes to mechanical and packaging design
  • Design for regulatory compliance including 61508 (SIL), CE, FCC, Hazardous Locations, and safety.
  • Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) process
  • Value Engineering (VA/VE) techniques
  • Writing of product proposals, product requirements, and specifications
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Provides useful and innovative solutions that convey real customer benefits
09/2004 to 03/2016 Senior Software Project Manager Johnson & Johnson | Cincinnati, OH,

Responsible for all aspects of product development for the company's line of process gas analyzers including:  project management, architecture design, software design, and electronics design. 

  • Project Manager and technical lead for the redesign of the company's flagship product, an Oxygen and Combustibles gas analyzer.  Successfully lead a multi-discipline, multi-national project team managing all aspects of the development process from concept to production.  In addition to project management, design responsibilities included embedded firmware design, electronic design, and product compliance.  The architecture was based off of Texas Instruments’ AM3517 Sitara ARM Cortex A8 CPU and an Atmel XMEGA MCU.  The analyzer won second place for New Product of the Year at the Instrument Society of America conference.
  • Assumed technical product management responsibility for the entire Oxygen and Combustibles product line.  Responsible for software customizations, expansion board design, and general feature enhancements.  Notables include: software/hardware design of a HART communication expansion board, and a valve driver board
  • Software technical lead on the design of an ultraviolet spectrometer.  A successful 2 year development using the MQX RTOS on Freescale's Coldfire CPU.   Responsible for all aspects of the software development including: requirements/specifications, high level architecture design, RTOS provisioning, low-level hardware interface drivers and management of off-site contractor resources.
  • Member of a software team to develop a Tunable Diode Laser Spectrometer analyzer. Responsible for the design of the low level interface drivers including inter-processor communications, A/D, D/A, SPI, UART, PWM, RS485, I2C and TCP/IP.
  • Co-developed the software groups coding standard
  • All projects followed Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) philosophy
  • Successfully managed off-shore colleagues as well as off-site contractors on multi-disciplined projects.
  • Responsible for insuring that new designs as well as existing products comply with industry and safety standards for process gas analyzers in explosive atmospheres.
  • Actively participated in mechanical design and sensor design.
  • Applied value engineering (VA/VE) principles to design projects
  • Responsible for writing product proposals, requirements, specifications, test plans, and manuals.
  • Delivered numerous presentations to executive management
  • Work closely with domestic and international customers providing technical and sales support both remotely and on-site. 
  • Prepared and delivered product training presentations for sales, service, and manufacturing.
06/1997 to 09/2004 Senior Firmware Engineer Mercury Systems Inc. | Mesa, AZ,
Responsible for firmware design and electronic design for the company's Telecommunications and Cable TV network test equipment.
  • Designed the firmware, digital architecture, and digital circuitry for an Intelligent RF MODEM Transponder used for monitoring amplifiers, fiber nodes, and power supplies in a cable television network.
  • Developed a common firmware architecture and functional libraries used as a platform for various Intelligent RF MODEM transponders.  This platform was used by both internal and external developers when creating custom transponders. 
  • Successfully achieved Network Equipment Building Standards (NEBS) compliance on several of the companies telecommunications products applying both electrical and software resolutions
02/1993 to 06/1997 Product Development Engineer Ametek, Inc. | Pasadena, CA,

Responsible for new product development, product updates, and product certifications for the company's process gas analyzers.

  • Firmware design in both assembly language and C
  • Analog Circuit Design
  • Designed automated test fixtures and calibration equipment.
  • Modified existing products to comply with EMI and Hazardous Location standards.
08/1991 to 02/1993 Product Development Engineer Ametek, Inc. | Saint Louis, MO,

Responsible for complete product development specializing in analog design for the company's line of mine safety products.  Designed the following 4-20ma two-wire transmitters:

  • Differential Pressure Sensor for monitoring holding tank levels
  • Smoke Density Monitor for detecting belt fires
  • Vibration Monitor for detecting fan bearing failures
  • Co-authored a white paper and presented at the Instrument Society of America conference on design for safety of process instruments
  • A product for which I was project manager and technical lead won second place at the Instrument Society of America conference.
Expected in 1991 to to Bachelor of Science | Electrical Engineering Technology California University of PA, California, PA GPA:
High Honors
Expected in to to Certificate | Fundamentals of Project Management PMP Centers, Pittsburgh, PA GPA:

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  • California University of PA
  • PMP Centers

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  • Senior Software Project Manager
  • Senior Firmware Engineer
  • Product Development Engineer
  • Product Development Engineer


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