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Rf Systems Test Engineer Resume

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

  • Confidential has more than 20 years (nearly 30 years) of hands - on experience in Test Engineering.
  • His background includes working in private industry, as well as, working on government contracts as a Test Engineer.
  • These job assignments included working as an Individual Contributor and as a Test Development Engineering Supervisor in R&D and Manufacturing Engineering.
  • The work included working in cross-disciplined teams for the development of the entire test process (Requirements, Code Generation, Interface Adapter Design, Debug, Verification and Validation), plus Agency testing and well as Management functions including coordinating and managing complex programs (for both Commercial and Military programs).
  • He has developed and implemented numerous cost effective approaches to improve program management practices .
  • For the first 15 years, his concentration in Manufacturing Test Engineering. However, for the past 10+ years, he has supported key Research and Development programs in numerous project assignments.
  • He has managed staff of more than ten Confidential reports while a Senior or Principal Test Engineer, including subsequent industry assignments.
  • In support of various programs, he managed teams of subcontractors where he was responsible for subcontractors’ overall performance including financial reporting, invoicing and quality assurance on all product delivery to the program office.

TECHNICAL SUMMARY:

Skills: Analysis, Planning, Scheduling, Resource Allocation, Test and Reporting, Telecommunications, Data Communications, Networks, Aerospace, Avionics, Defense, Electronics, Test Development Engineering, Microsoft Office and Tools, Java, Scripting, Shells, Labview, TestStudio, System-Box-Board-Component Test, ICT, ICE, JTAG, Debug, Technical and Customer Support, R&D, Manage Test Projects, Team Player, Multi-Tasking, Creativity, Motivation and Flexibility, Writing and Communications, Telephone Networks - DACS/DCS/USPR/BSPR, POTS, Integration and Verification - Line Cards and Systems, ATE Diagnostics, DFT, DFM, Quality Assurance, ESD, ESS, Root-Cause Analysis, Problem Solving, FMECA, Optical-Fiber-SONET, IP, VOICE, DATA, VIDEO, ATM, DWDM, Network Protocols, OSI Layers, L2 and L3, (Ethernet, Token-Ring, Novell, Microsoft), Serial COM Interfaces, RS-232, RS-422, X.25, V.35, RS-485, MIL-STD-1553B, etc), MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-781, RTCA DO-160, DOD-1000, BERT Testing, DS0, DS1, DS3, T1, T3, SONET, DSL, UL, NEBS, TL1, ORCAD, Cadence (Schematic Capture), Allegro (Board Layout), RF Test, Radar, VHF, UHF, GPS, DGPS, Microwave/Weather/NAV Radar, Aircraft, Naval, Missile, Aerospace, Avionics, SATCOM, Audio-Video, Command and Control, Object-Oriented Programming, C/C++, Clearcase, Rational Tools, Diagnostic and Debug Tools, Test Scripts, UNIX, Cadence, EnVision++, RF-Mixed-Signal, SoIC, Level and Timing Analysis, Electrical Jitter, Optical Jitter, LAN, WAN, MAN, WLAN, etc.

Test Equipment: Bulk Call Generators, Function Generators, Network Analyzers, Routers, Smartbits Tester, Optical Network Analyzers, TIMS (for POTS), BERT Testers, DSx and SONET test sets, RF and Video Test Equipment, Oscilloscopes, Spectrum Analyzers, Power Meters, Protocol Analyzers, Multimeters, Current Probes, Network Probes, Optical Splitters, Waveguides, Loads, Impedance Matchers, Hubs, Gateways/Routers, Data Analyzers, ICE, JTAG, Rate Converters (i.e., ATM Rate Converters), Logic Analyzers, Current Meters, COTS, Lab test equipment, Power Sources, Power Supplies, Signal Generators, Frequency Generators, Impedance Meters, Load Sources, Modems, Cable Plants, ESD, ESS, Burn-in Chambers, Electrical and Optical Test Equipment.

Test Platforms: ATE Systems-CCA-IC Testers, Functional & Parametric Testers, Combinational Test Systems, MDA Testers, Windows, Machintosh, UNIX, Linux, Confidential Fusion Systems, GenRad, HP, Teradyne, Custom Test Sets, Rack-n-Stack - including Spectrum 9100 Series Performance Testers, etc.

WORK HISTORY/PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

RF Systems Test Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzed RF test requirements and performed software and system integration and functional performance tests of the AMF JTRS units and JTRS systems for SINCGARS (30-88 MHz), UHF-(225-400 MHz), SRW, MUOS, WNW, etc.
  • Developed independent workstation, including COTS, to install SCA 2.2.2 compliant software builds and load applications to verify software installation and performance.
  • We analyzed and developed the test cases, test plans and test procedures.
  • Reviewed project and customer requirements documentation to compare them with the unit and system requirements to verify performance requirements were met. Developed the requirements verification plan (Test Plan) for the unit-level and system-level tests. Software builds controlled via Rational Tools (Clearcase, Clearquest, etc).

Confidential

Systems Test Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzed requirements and perform integration and test functions for interface test adapters (ITA) and circuit card assembly (CCA) modules IAW customer contract requirements.
  • The Teradyne Spectrum 9100 Series Test Station, including COTS, was used as the test platform. And, TestStudio was used as the test executive and test project files, and as the development /modification test tool.
  • Test code was developed using TestStudio, Labview, or other coded formats - i.e., JTAG or LASAR, C/C++, etc.
  • Reviewed customer requirements and compared them with the Acceptance Test Specification for the test adapter Self-test program and module test program. Developed the requirements verification plan and test report for the ITA and module test programs. Conducted peer reviews and approved test results. Issued weekly progress reports. Analyzed test software (TestStudio Project Files, etc) for completeness and accuracy. Updated TestStudio project files to make any corrections. Developed test scripts as needed.

Confidential

Tester

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzed system requirements and network requirements for DWDM, SONET, Fiber Channel, ESCON, Giga Ethernet (Optical and LAN), and general Fiber-optic communication networks for TL1 Testing Certification for the RBOCs.
  • Worked with Telcordia to develop engineering test plans and test procedures to create specific TL1 test cases.
  • Used TL1 connections to verify Network Management Administration features of Confidential ’s CN 4200RS network access products.
  • Designed, debugged and developed system verification test solutions (L2/L3 Layers) and documentation to perform TL1 testing of the CN 4200RS to meet the NMA requirements of the RBOCs. Selected test sets (COTS), set up (installed and provisioned) configured facilities (services), fibered and provisioned the CN 4200RS system, and performed TL1 testing of the configured networks. Collected and analyzed data and test results (Alarms sent to NMA). Developed test reports.

Confidential

Systems Test Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzed system requirements and government TOPs, ITOPs and military standards (MIL-STD), including MIL-STD-810 and DOD-160, to generate and develop engineering test plans and procedures for wheeled and tracked vehicles.
  • Perform engineering and verification tests on all systems.
  • Designed, debugged and developed system test plans, test code, scripts, and documentation for updated requirements or new system designs for wheeled and tracked vehicles. Perform engineering and verification tests, as required.

Confidential

Subcontract Test Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Reviewed and analyzed hardware design changes to aerospace equipment line replacement units (LRU) to determine the update requirements for the End-Item Test (EIT) and Highly Accelerated Stress Screen (HASS) tests, including COTS.
  • Analyzed system requirements and military standards (MIL-STD), including MIL-STD-810 and DOD-160, to generate and develop engineering tests for LRU.
  • Developed test plan, test code, test scripts, and documentation for updated requirements to EIT and HASS.

Confidential

Electronics Engineer, Staff

Responsibilities:

  • Served as the Test Equipment Lead Engineer for an Integrated Product Team (IPT).
  • Performed test equipment requirements analysis, performed DFT down to the board level, and determined the test equipment solution (ATE or Manual TE) for the NLOS-LS missile launching system.
  • Analyzed system requirements and military standards (MIL-STD), including MIL-STD-810 and DOD-160, to generate and develop engineering tests for NLOS-LS.
  • The Teradyne Spectrum Series 9100 Test System, including COTS, was selected as the tester platform.
  • We used a customized test executive for test control. We used Labview for the test program (project) development tool.
  • Planned test equipment development tasks, workload requirements, schedule, cost, and man-load requirements. Worked with Functional Managers to determine IPT team member assignments and requirements. Held meetings to manage test equipment planning and development activity.

Confidential

RF Test Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Collected and analyzed data, selected test equipment, and generated a proposal to automate the testing of RF LRUs for the USAF C-17 aircraft avionics equipment.
  • Created ATE proposal to test the RF LRUs for the Confidential C-17 aircraft avionics equipment. (Automated RF testing for Aerospace/Avionics/Defense)

Confidential

Senior Diagnostics Development Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Developed, modified then implemented ATE tester diagnostics for the Confidential Fusion HF Testers per SPRs (Software Problem Reports).
  • The Rational Tools Suite was used for configuration management control of the software builds and ATE tester diagnostic software for Software Engineering to test and verify customer advanced SOIC products.
  • Developed ATE tester diagnostics for the Confidential Fusion HF testers per SPRs using C++ object-oriented programming language and test scripts. Software builds were controlled via Rational Tools (Clearcase, Clearquest, etc).

Confidential

Diagnostics Design Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Developed, modified and implemented test cases and test plans for telecom systems (i.e., Litespan, Litespan2012) and telecom line cards.
  • Developed and performed telecom system verification tests and line card verification tests.
  • Regression testing was performed as well.
  • Used off-the-shelf Video and RF test equipment to test video services over the phone lines (Video over DSL)
  • Developed customized tester using Litespan system plus Video and RF test equipment to qualify, test, and verify our Video over DSL services products
  • Worked with consulting design expert to develop our Video over DSL (VoDSL) tester
  • Created test plan and test cases for our VoDSL products
  • Set up and provisioned products, measured, and recorded our VoDSL RF and video parameters to ensure compliance with design requirements and industry requirements
  • Used Network Analyzers and BERT Testers to test and evaluate HDSL, HDSL2, and ISDN
  • Used Bulk Call Generators and BERT Testers to test and evaluate Call Services
  • Used Smartbits Tester, Network Analyzers, and BERT Testers to test and evaluate ADSL line cards and modems
  • Used SONET Testers, Data Analyzers, and BERT Testers to test and evaluate SONET system cards and network protocols
  • Set up, configured, provisioned, and tested the following telecommunications cross-connect systems: DACS/DCS, Linear, BSPR, USPR for telephone network verification
  • Performed system integration (H/W and S/W), cross-platform, multiple configuration, system upgrade, software regression, system card, and line card verification tests
  • Analyzed tests for fault coverage and provided regular progress reports

Confidential

Senior ICT Test Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Developed and implemented Design-for-Test (DFT) requirements and developed the ICT test solution for all board products (Data Communications and Telecommunications).
  • Developed the ICT test process and outsourced the ICT test solution.
  • Assigned and Managed Subcontractors.
  • Managed test projects (in-house and outsourced)
  • Developed, maintained, upgraded, and automated DFT/DFM requirements for testing all products
  • Analyzed tests for fault coverage and provided regular progress reports
  • Acquired invaluable Data and Telecommunications training and experience
  • Attended daily Data and Telecommunications industry training seminars

Confidential

Senior Test Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Supervised 2 test engineers, allocated resources, and assigned test projects
  • Managed test projects (in-house and outsourced)
  • Developed, maintained, and upgraded automated tests and test scripts for all products
  • Designed ATE tester interface boards and tests
  • Developed, performed, and documented board and system verification tests
  • Analyzed tests for fault coverage and provided regular progress reports

Confidential

Principal Test Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Supervised 4 test engineers, allocated resources, and assigned test projects
  • Managed test projects (in-house and outsourced)
  • Developed, maintained, and upgraded automated tests and test scripts for all products
  • Designed ATE tester interface cards and tests
  • Developed ICT and functional tests for printed circuit card assemblies; and developed functional and burn-in tests for subassemblies and systems
  • Developed, performed and documented board and system verification tests
  • Analyzed tests for fault coverage and provided regular progress reports
  • Acquired invaluable Manufacturing Test Engineering training and experience at all levels of test: wafer and component test up through system test - including Diagnostic test methods and technology
  • Attended Test Engineering industry training seminars, when available

Confidential

Test Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Managed test projects (in-house)
  • Developed, maintained, and upgraded automated tests and test scripts for all products
  • Designed ATE tester interface boards and tests
  • Developed board and system functional tests and burn-in tests
  • Performed and documented board and system verification tests
  • Generated tests and fault dictionaries for guided probing diagnostics
  • Translated test patterns into test program code
  • Generated guided probe tests for fault isolation
  • Analyzed tests for fault coverage and provided regular progress reports

Confidential

Functional Test Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Managed test projects (in-house and sub-contractors)
  • Analyzed hardware designs, planned test projects, prepared schedules and test cost estimates (including Work Package Planning Sheets for Program Management review)
  • Developed, maintained, and upgraded automated tests and test scripts for all products
  • Designed ATE tester interface boards and tests
  • Developed board and system functional tests and burn-in tests
  • Developed, performed and documented board and system verification tests
  • Generated digital component models for complex ICs (uP, DUARTs, Checksum, VLSI, Communications, Security, etc) using Teradyne’s digital component modeling software (LASAR)
  • Generated tests and fault dictionaries for guided probing diagnostics
  • Translated test patterns into test program code
  • Generated guided probe tests for fault isolation
  • Analyzed tests for fault coverage and provided regular progress reports

Confidential

In-Circuit Test Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Managed test projects (in-house)
  • Developed, maintained, and upgraded automated tests and test scripts for all products
  • Designed ATE tester interface boards and tests
  • Developed board and system functional tests and burn-in tests
  • Developed, performed and documented board and system verification tests
  • Generated tests and fault dictionaries for guided probing diagnostics
  • Translated test patterns into test program code
  • Generated guided probe tests for fault isolation
  • Analyzed tests for fault coverage and provided regular progress reports

Confidential

Consulting Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Managed test projects (in-house)
  • Developed, maintained, and upgraded automated tests and test scripts for board products
  • Designed ATE tester interface boards and tests
  • Generated, performed and documented board functional and verification tests
  • Translated test requirements into test program code
  • Analyzed tests for fault coverage and provided regular progress reports

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