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Sr. Lead Manufacturing / Test Design Engineer Resume

New York, NY

SUMMARY:

  • isciplinary multilingual Sr. Engineer / Manager with 10+ years Domestic & Multi - national Globally-Diverse, Cross-Cultural experience as
  • Engineering Project Lead; Reliability / Quality-Assurance / Product Development / Failure Analysis; Integration & Test Design / Execution; Verification / Validation / Qualification / Commissioning; Equipment / Process Design; Test & Measurement on Extreme High-Volume Manufacturing; New Product Introduction; supporting R&D, Manufacturing & Management.
  • Tenacious Time-Proven ability to identify novel ways to problem-solve / trouble-shoot: Manufacturing, Equipment & Product Design / Build, Test , Reliability / Quality issues during development & manufacture of consumer electronics products throughout Product Cycle (from requirements negotiation, to architecture definition, to mfg. & test , into production ramp-up & release), as well as to streamline complex Electro-Mechanical hardware devices via Hardware/Software Integration / Product Design / Development / Test , increasing productivity, continuous improvement, creativity & company profit: ~$30Million / Year at MicroJet (JP) Technologies Engineering Solutions (for Samsung , LG & Confidential smartphone / mobile products).
  • Led efforts implementing novel cost-saving ideas improving Productivity / Test / Yield / Efficiency / Manufacturing: ~$1.857 Million/Year at Confidential ; ~$3.88Billion / Year at HP ; ~$7Million / Year at MicroJet Technologies ; and ~$42K / Year at Agilent Technologies .
  • Wrote Grant Proposals and received ~$5Million in Grant Funding from ITRI for new Taiwanese start-up at Just-Print Technologies .
  • Significant ‘hands-on’ experience at both ‘start-up’ organizations & well-established Multi-national Corporations on various processes & products: Handheld, Wearable & Smartphone/Mobile Wireless HW/SW; PC HW/SW & Peripherals HW/SW; Aerospace Flight HW/SW; Data-Center/Server products on various technologies: PCB, touch, display, sensors, IC FAB semiconductor silicon dry-etch/wet-etch/thermal processing, automation process control, extreme high-volume mfg./ test , precision Test & Measurement, etc.
  • Track-Record of Success in increasingly complex & demanding roles / assignments; Keen Problem-Solving ability and Analytical acumen in resolving issues in a host of complex situations combined with strong sense of ownership, without direct supervision, on multi-cultural teams for effective project delivery; Ability to quickly pick up and own new concepts and add value with novel solutions : Aloha Spirit , Ability to learn New Skills and Adapt Quickly to Rapidly Changing Chaotic Fluidly-Ambiguous & Exciting Environment , Work well as part of a Team Group Environment as well as Independently , Creative , Cognizant , Collaborative , Curious , Customer-Focused , Cross-Culturally Diverse & Globally Diverse , Out-of-the-Box “Design Thinking” , Energetic , Excellence , Flexible , Humble , Heart , Inference , Integrity , Intelligent , Innovative , Insightful , Listener , Multi-Talented , People-Oriented , Passionate , Personable , Observer , Results-Driven , Strong Work-Ethic , Trans-Disciplinary , Trustworthy , Tenacious with Fierce Resolve , Strategic - Synergistic - Dynamic - Proactive “Can-Do” Positive-Attitude , Quick-Study , Experience & Understanding of World Marketplace & Global Economy , Excellent Motivational Team-Leader / Team-Player with Project Management and People Management skills .

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

Confidential, NEW YORK, NY

SR. LEAD MANUFACTURING / TEST DESIGN ENGINEER

Responsibilities:

  • Active liaison between (local US-based) HW/SW Design Teams & (overseas WorldWide) Mfg. Operations teams. Excellent Project Management & People Management skills working with diverse groups at multiple SAMSUNG WW geographic locations & operations: Vietnam, China, India, Brazil, Indonesia & S. Korea.
  • “Guaranteed Availability” - to respond “within 30 minutes” (by phone) to any issue regarding: Manufacturing or Test or Quality or Reliability during production ramp-up for any of SAMSUNG’s mobile smartphone products, and to respond “within 72 hours” (in person, if necessary) on the SAMSUNG factory floor in Vietnam, China, India, Brazil, Indonesia or S. Korea. Frequent travel to WW mfg. & test sites to work face-to-face w/ overseas Operations & Test Engineering teams at key points in the product development life-cycle.
  • Applied solid engineering fundamentals & understanding with minimal supervision in system integration, test definition/execution, writing test plans, trouble- shooting & performing detailed post processing analysis in the evaluation of end-to-end protocol, functionality, performance, physical layer, system optimization, prototype systems, wireless connectivity, & system software that power various SAMSUNG products: feature phones, smartphones & other computing/handheld devices across various operating systems. Proven ability, flexibile & comfortable working independently under high pressure in a rapidly changing ambiguous, dynamic, fluid multicultural environment.
  • Assisted in technology transfer and scale-up for production scale-up / ramp-up and industrial commercialization of SAMSUNG wireless handheld products.
  • Assisted with Materials Development, Advanced Materials Research and Advanced Manufacturing Research of SAMSUNG wireless handheld products.
  • Worked closely with C.M.’s (Contract Manufacturers) & repair partners to ensure the most optimal processes across all products & at all WW mfg./ test sites.
  • Lead the standardization and optimization of the mfg./ test line processes. Maintained and enhanced the mfg. & test -station Design/Validation setup & flow.
  • Planned & executed New Product Intros at WW mfg. & test sites. Excellent understanding of electronic assembly, HW/SW mfg. & test equipment processes. Worked closely with (local US-based) HW/SW Design Teams to ensure test equipment/processes required for New Products meet QA / Reliability /Mfg./ Test standards expected in high volume mfg. at all of SAMSUNG’s overseas (WorldWide) Operations mfg./ test sites.
  • Supported the System Validation Team and Test ing Team for test generation and system test bring-up of mfg./ test lines. Supported R&D efforts by evaluating technologies, systems and devices through test ing, logging & analysis. Made recommendations for design & test coverage/method improvements.
  • Delivered detailed Test Plans for Verification/Validation/Qualification of HW/SW Design by working with R&D Design Engineers and Architects. Debugged test s with R&D Design Engineers to deliver functionally correct design blocks used in Mfg./ Test Lines.
  • Drove to closure potential Mfg./ Test gaps & correlation issues between C.M.s/Vendors and SAMSUNG processes in high volume mfg./ test lines for various products: feature phones, smartphones, tablets, and other handheld computing devices -- across various operating systems. Interacted closely w/ Application Engineers, Systems Engineers, SW/HW Engineers, RFA Engineers & other members of Systems Integration & Test Group, starting at concept reviews & following through system implementation, tuning, test ing, debugging & mfg./ test demos at various mfg./ test sites overseas.
  • Test ed and modified general systems-level SW/HW & specialized mfg. test -station utilities. Serviced and repaired HW/SW test automation equipment. Developed Test ing Programs that assessed the effectiveness of a new system or modification of an existing system bring-up of mfg./ test line.
  • Created test ing environments using SW/HW tools & developed test procedures, executed test s & isolated problems. Developed, implemented, executed & maintained automated stability, stress & other system level test suites for wireless feature phones, smartphones, tablets & other handheld computing products.
  • Designed Test Plans, Test Scenarios, Test Scripts & Test Procedures. Also identified and wrote all types of Test Coverage Measures for stimulus and corner-cases.
  • Implemented HW/SW Mfg./ Test Line automation -- proficient in writing computer test scripts in: C/C++, LabVIEW, Python, UNIX shell.
  • Created “Automated Data-Acquisition”, “Database Data Capture/Retrieval” & production control statistical processes in the form of “Trend Charts”, “Control Charts” & “Cp/Cpk Charts” via LCD-Displays in real-time, at key stations to support Mfg./ Test Lines overseas; also applied statistical data analysis/interpretation, GR&R, and correlation analysis to support Mfg./ Test Lines for various SAMSUNG products. Supported new technology intros, understood & consolidated test results that helped guide prototype development. Tracked, measured & reported test results for production builds and field returns.
  • Closed mfg. & test -station coverage measures that identified I.C. verification holes to assist in the progression towards final tape-out of the final graphic for the photomask of circuits (for new product intros that are received from the I.C. clean-room fabrication facility). Prepared reports, participated in debug scrums and followed-up on Mfg./ Test Line issues. Prepared and presented concise Test Engineering program status updates to Exec Mgmt. team on a regular basis.

SR. MANUFACTURING / TEST ENGINEER

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Active liaison between (local US-based) Confidential QA Engineers, Product Managers, Release Engineers, HW/SW Design Teams & (overseas WorldWide) remote Mfg. Operations teams. Excellent Project Management & People Management skills working with diverse groups at multiple Confidential WW geographic locations & operations: Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand & Vietnam.
  • “Guaranteed Availability” - to respond “within 30 minutes” (by phone) to any issue regarding: Manufacturing or Test or Quality or Reliability during production scale-up / ramp-up for any of Confidential ’s mobile smartphone products, & to respond “within 72 hours” (in person, if necessary) on the Confidential factory floor in Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand or Vietnam . Frequent travel to WW mfg. & Test sites to work face-to-face with overseas Operations & Test Engineering teams at key points in the product development life-cycle.
  • Assisted in technology transfer and scale-up for production scale-up / ramp-up and industrial commercialization of Confidential wireless handheld products.
  • Assisted with Materials Development, Advanced Materials Research and Advanced Manufacturing Research of Confidential wireless handheld products.
  • Managed multiple complex, time sensitive projects simultaneously: executed QA , Test ing, product evaluation, release management & release engineering. QA / Reliability / Test execution, good observational skills, organization, problem solving & computer competences.
  • Performed manual & automated Manufacturing Test ing on all of Confidential 's GSM, CDMA, EVDO & LTE mobile smart phones, tablets & smart watches using Android OS for each build, via Confidential 's Test Suite & Test Plans to achieve early detection of HW/SW bugs & improve the QA / Reliability of the Confidential 's products during pre-release phase of product development. Test s include: Inter-operability, Sanity, Performance, Product Regression, Multimedia & Exploratory Test ing.
  • Created Test ware, developed & implemented Test plans, collaborated with the Product Engineers & Management teams, focused on user experience, Test ing device functionality, security & adhering to QA / Reliability standards.
  • Performed Software upgrade methods like FOTA, GOTA & Web Upgrade on variant carriers with different networks.
  • Verified carrier specs for call, messaging & other modem features on GSM & CDMA networks. Simulated Test scenarios for E911 & CMAS using Agilent Call Box.
  • Validation of Network Features: SVLTE, SRVCC, VoLTE, ViLTE, RCS, VoWIFI; extensive knowledge of wireless networks & the technology that governs them, such as GMS, 3G, 4G, CDMA, & LTE
  • Test ing of accessories to check compatibility with QuickCover, 360 Camera, VR headsets, OTG, USB, Docks, Chromecast, Miracast.
  • Benchmark Test ing to establish heat profiling of devices & battery current consumption.
  • Defect reporting of handset, tablet, & mobile devices with detailed exactness in error database with defect management/tracking tool (Hardware defects & Software bugs) using: HP Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) .
  • Managed Confidential Tools for collecting logs & Android ADB tools & LGE flashing tools. Supported R&D teams to debug & analyze device HW/SW issues.
  • Data Mined large scale datasets, performed data analytics & created metrics; applied these to build better Confidential products.
  • Mobile HW/SW development: Coding in: Java, Python, C++, PHP, JavaScript & ActionScript & web technologies: HTTP, HTML, XML, DNS & TCP/IP.
  • Defined & executed roadmap for system health tools. Identified & drove efforts to reduce system health challenges.
  • Managed projects & oversaw functional Test ing & reporting throughout the product life cycle, acting as a point of contact to our Confidential clients for overall product Quality & launch readiness. Managed schedules, team deliverables & communicated status to stakeholders. Partnered with Confidential clients to meet release timelines & standards.

SR. PRINCIPAL MANUFACTURING / TEST DESIGN ENGINEER

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Active liaison between (local US-based) Confidential ’s QA Engineers, Product Managers, Release Engineers, HW/SW Design Teams & (overseas WorldWide) remote Mfg. Operations teams. Excellent Project Management & People Management skills working with diverse groups at multiple Confidential WW geographic locations & operations in India.
  • Performed detailed stack-up design for smartphone & critical component/module verification for production scale-up / ramp-up.
  • Assisted in technology transfer and scale-up for production scale-up / ramp-up and industrial commercialization of Confidential wireless handheld products.
  • Assisted with Materials Development, Advanced Materials Research and Advanced Manufacturing Research of Confidential wireless handheld products.
  • “Guaranteed Availability” - to respond “within 30 minutes” (by phone) to any issue regarding: Manufacturing or Test or Quality or Reliability during production scale-up / ramp-up for any of Confidential ’s mobile smartphone products, & to respond “within 72 hours” (in person, if necessary) on the Confidential factory floor in India. Frequent travel to WW mfg. & Test sites to work face-to-face with overseas Operations & Test Engineering teams at key points in the product development life-cycle.
  • Track record in developing consumer electronics throughout product cycle, from requirements negotiation, to architecture definition, to design, into production scale-up / ramp-up & release to market. Innate ability to quickly pick-up & own new concepts & to contribute with innovative solutions.
  • Self-driven, energetic & creative with great communication skills & the ability to work with Confidential international teams in India. Led the MTE (Manufacturing Test Engineering) Team to meet the preset design goals, within the scheduled timeline & within budget, during production scale-up / ramp-up.
  • Collaborated with cross-functional teams (including Industrial Design, Project Management, System Engineering, Electrical, Software, etc.) to evaluate new technologies & features for prototype HW of Confidential Wireless products (Smartphone/LTE/Tablets) during production scale-up / ramp-up. Conducted new technology feasibility studies & worked closely with ID (Industrial Design) Team & Marketing Dept. to come up with competitive concepts & proposals for future products.
  • Kept track of the la test technologies for hardware design, including new materials, new modules & new processes for production scale-up / ramp-up.
  • Lead cross function team in product design evaluation meetings & following-up during production scale-up / ramp-up.
  • Designed & built new ideas of working prototype demos & communicated these to cross-functional teams before/during/after production scale-up / ramp-up.
  • Worked with Display/Camera/Thermal/Battery Engineering Teams to solve mechanical/optical/assembly related issues during production scale-up / ramp-up.
  • Proposed, negotiated & designed mechanical solutions to achieve function & performance objectives during production scale-up / ramp-up.
  • Created & executed production prototype plans to Bring-Up, Test , & Validate all mechanical designs during production scale-up / ramp-up.
  • Solved technical problems in design & manufacture phases with unique/novel/innovative solutions during production scale-up / ramp-up.
  • Responsible for overall Product Quality & competitiveness of all Confidential Wireless products (Smartphone/LTE/Tablets) during production scale-up / ramp-up.
  • Hands on lab & production/manufacturing experience of prototype builds. Designed mechanical systems, sub-systems, & tooling for Confidential prototype mfg. lines overseas in India using 2D/3D graphics Pro-E/Creo software & compute standards, such as DirectX, OpenGL & OpenCL; Excellent judgment & understanding of system-level impact of mechanical design choices.
  • Performed tolerance analysis & the mechanical tolerance stack up of Confidential Wireless products (Smartphone/LTE/Tablets) for production scale-up / ramp-up.
  • Strong troubleshooting & analytical skills of SPC: Statistical Process Control & Statistical Data Analysis using: JMP, Minitab, MATLAB/Simulink, Excel & Mathematica.
  • Implemented a defect management/tracking tool (Hardware defects & Software bugs) using HP Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
  • Worked with Confidential Marketing Dept., beta-Customers & Component Vendors to determine best of breed Test methodologies for current & upcoming Confidential Wireless product technologies (Smartphone/LTE/Tablets) during production scale-up / ramp-up.
  • Verification Skills: Test planning, Test design, Test execution, Test bench architecture, assertions, problem solving & debug, including Coverage driven verification (code/functional/assertion coverage).
  • Verified the Verilog RTL (Register Transfer Level) design & verified the OOP (Object Oriented Programming) code, during the manufacturing assembly process in support of Confidential Wireless products (Smartphone/LTE/Tablets) during production scale-up / ramp-up. Also executed Full Field Functional Test ing of system features/hardware features/device-operation features of Confidential ’s Wireless Android based LTE-Smartphones and Confidential ’s Wireless Windows based Tablets using Scripting in Verilog, VHDL, C/C++, Tcl/Perl/QXDM/X-Code & Android Debug Bridge (ADB) shell commands, during production scale-up / ramp-up:
  • Communicated back to Confidential ’s R&D Team & Software/Firmware/Coding Team the performance of the Constrained Random Verification (CRV) methodology supported by System-Verilog on the robustness & accuracy of the design functions implemented into Confidential Wireless products (Smartphone/LTE/Tablets) during production scale-up / ramp-up.
  • Developed & maintained core product Test content & requirements: Designed the manufacturing Test methodologies, Developed the Test framework/content, Deployed the Test solutions, Maintained Test HW/SW, & Implemented scalable Test strategies/methodologies to support the formal (V&V) Verification/Validation of product functionality during the manufacturing assembly process in support of Confidential Wireless products (Smartphone/LTE/Tablets) during production scale-up / ramp-up at the (ODM) Original Design Manufacturing & (CM) Contract Manufacturer sites in India.
  • Executed emulation / acceleration using ALDEC’s Simulation Acceleration Tool, for the purpose of UVM (User Verification language and reuse Methodology) hardware-assisted test bench simulation verification of multimillion transistor gate count SoC designs verified with two signaling abstraction levels …
  • Resolved difficult production scale-up / ramp-up challenges & communicated their solutions across Confidential ’s organizational and geographic boundaries: Triaged bugs, debugged & resolved technical HW/SW issues, & drove occasional yellow/red flags to root-cause & resolution. Representative & advocate for the Production Team's goals & deliverables, with other Engineering teams, R&D Product Developers, ODMs/CMs & and other customers/stakeholders throughout Confidential ’s product development/mfg./ Test ecosystem.
  • Understood & monitored ODM & CM capacity / capability constraints against scheduled forecasts / budgets, & collaborated with Supply Chain Dept. & Material Teams to ensure continuity of supplies into manufacturing Test lines of Confidential Wireless products (Smartphone/LTE/Tablets) during production scale-up / ramp-up.
  • Worked on root cause remediation with regards to systemic hardware & firmware issues found at manufacturing Tests during production scale-up / ramp-up.
  • Interfaced with internal QA/Reliability /Qualification Teams to drive parity between QA/Rel./Qual. Test coverage into manufacturing during production scale-up / ramp-up.
  • Automated metrics & algorithms to detect QA/Reliability HW/SW issues of Confidential Wireless products (Smartphone/LTE/Tablets) during production scale-up / ramp-up.
  • Monitored weekly production yield data to detect manufacturing Test related issues & product issues as early as possible while implementing Continuous Process Improvements & Test Enhancements to ensure QA/Reliability of Confidential Wireless product technologies (Smartphone/LTE/Tablets) during production scale-up / ramp-up.
  • Developed & maintained documentation on process / procedures within the MTE (Manufacturing Test Engineering) Team & with our internal/external ODM & CM & Vendor partners.

SR. SI SEMICONDUCTOR QUALITY ASSURANCE / RELIABILITY / TEST ENGINEER

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Consultant Engineer working closely w/ Problem Solving Teams to resolve excursions systematically & effectively, & communicate progress & results to customers - establish a direct customer contact interface for all QA / Reliability related topics. Lead small Teams; multi-task work in a FAB cleanroom environment.
  • Responsible for Si Component QA / Reliability working closely with cross functional groups (Technology Development & FAB Operation) & 3rd party suppliers to ensure robust Product QA / Reliability starting from development phase, volume ramp to mass production, utilizing QA / Reliability /Industry best practices to coordinate Intro & Qualification of new products.
  • Proactively & effectively manage & meet customer expectations on QA / Reliability to achieve excellent Customer Satisfaction.
  • Coordinate problem solution, manage customer escalations & communicate to ensure customer satisfaction, providing timely updates to Mgnt.
  • Manage customer visits, customer calls, follow up, coordination w/ site personnel, agenda & presentations.
  • Understand QA / Reliability challenges across process development, mfg. & support groups - manage customer expectations through pro-active resolution.

SR. SEMICONDUCTOR PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT - QA / RELIABILITY / TEST / FAILURE-ANALYSIS ENGINEER

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Sr. Consultant Test Engineer in the development of break-through processes for next generation 3D sub-Micron hybrid Metal Oxide Semiconductor (MOS) & Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) technologies.
  • Sr. ME, Project Leader & Team Leader in designing Quality / Reliability & Test Design Methodologies for complex sophisticated Projects.
  • Responsible for driving a strict Product/ /Process Change Control Method.
  • Responsible for Verification/Validation/Qualification of mechanical systems & components for custom automation Test equipment. Led large complex engineering projects from initiation through to completion.
  • Verification/Validation/ /Qualification, Disposition & Characterization of Class-10 FAB PolySilicon semiconductor processes such as: (A) WAFER ETCH PROCESSING, (B) DIE PREPARATION, (C) IC PACKAGING & (D) IC TESTING for Si (Silicon) wafer-based next generation 3D sub-Micron thin-film hybrid Metal Oxide Semiconductor (MOS) & MEMS/Nano structure Products.

Confidential, SUNNYVALE, CA

SR. CERTIFIED TEST CONDUCTOR (CTC), SR. SYSTEMS INTEGRATION & QUALITY ASSURANCE / RELIABILITY / TEST / FAILURE-ANALYSIS ENGINEER, STAFF LEAD

Responsibilities:

  • Directly Qualified (and Led Teams in the effort of qualifying) at least 59+ units of Aerospace Flight Hardware valued at +$775 Million ; also worked on 4 CMMI projects (CMMI - Maturity Level 5 - Optimizing). Worked till end of 50+ year run of NOAA/NASA TIROS/DMSP satellite programs.
  • Supervised CTC teams in the design, production, installation, upgrades/operation, preventive/corrective maintenance, Qualification Test & troubleshooting/repair of a wide variety of Aerospace & Satellite avionics communication, electro-mechanical equipment/systems hardware & software, & scientific instruments. Strong technical knowledge of electro-mechanical & electro-magnetic Test ing, installation, shop & lab practices, & Quality-Assurance / Reliability /Failure-Analysis practices. Worked from blueprints, drawings, manuals, handbooks, procedures & technical specs; prepared Test procedures, service requests, orders & change documents. Knowledge of secure communication systems; electro-mechanical devices; Technical Publications; DoD Technical Specifications / Directives; MIL-STDS/MIL-SPECS, OSHA, ISO, AS, EN, IEC standards; & QA practices & procedures.
  • Supported the various Program Customers’ in the organization (DOD: Air-Force, Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Missile Defense Agency; DARPA; NASA; NOAA; NSA; CIA; etc.). Supported the various Program Customers’ PM: Program Manager, the Customers’ PE: Principal Engineer, the Customers’ PDE: Product Design Engineer, & the Customers’ Team Members in the implementation of the QA Test Project Methodologies used in the Confidential Space Systems Avionics Flight Hardware Qualification Test Lab Facilities.
  • Ensured the collection from all relevant groups of Quality Assurance , the project Data in order to perform project Data Analysis , creating Quality Metrics & publishing Quality Reports.

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