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Country: India
State: Karnataka
City: Bengaluru
Postal Index: 560054
Salary: $75,000
Posted date: 1/12/2012   all resumes
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Pavan Kulkarni
Ph: +91-998*******


To seek a challenging career in software development and to be a part of a team, that dynamically works towards the growth of the organization.

Employment History:

Current Job Title: Software Specialist
Current Employer: Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions
Dates Employed: July 2006 – Till Date


5+ years of experience in developing and maintenance of HMI (Human Machine interface) applications for automotive systems in the area of Navigation.
Experience in embedded product development covering complete life-cycle.
Knowledge about basic middleware application development.
Strong in C++ Design and Programming.
Experience in STL and Design Patterns (Beginner level)
Was awarded “Best Performer of the department” twice
Was consistently rated high during annual performance reviews.
Designing using UML with Enterprise Architect.
Knowledge of CAN and CANoe at a user level.
Working knowledge of MOST.
Experience with complete SDLC and CMML5 processes.
Client Appreciation received on various tasks.
Experience in White Box and Black box testing.
Intermediate level experience on HMI application development on Linux
Very good team player.
Strong debugging and troubleshooting skills.
Good analytical and problem solving skills.
Proven ability to interact with customers.
Ability to apply the learnings and best practices of previous projects to the next one.

Expertise / Skills:

Programming Languages

Software Development Tools
Clearcase, Enterprise Architect, PuTTY, K2L-ATS, Rest Bus Simulation, Eclipse, Lauterbach, Telelogic Logiscope

Paramount (OMAP based with Nucleus as RTOS), ADIT (Dual core ARM based with dual OS -T-Engine and Linux)

Professional Experience: (in reverse chronology)

Project GM Next Gen
Platform & Tools ADIT platform. Rational Clearcase, PuTTY, K2L-ATS, Rest Bus Simulation, Eclipse
Hardware Advanced Driver Information Systems
Language C++
Client General Motors – Cadillac Model year 13
Duration July 2010 – In progress

Project description:
The GM Next Generation project is a major trendsetter in the area of In-vehicle-Infotainment systems.
It is intended to work on two cores: Linux for multimedia applications and T-Kernel for Automotive applications (Navigation)
Full Feature support including Voice Recognition, Weather information, Internet, IPOD, USB, Bluetooth, Camera, Optimal routes and advanced map features.
High end touch based and focus based user interfaces similar to iPhone
Advanced Navigation facilities such as “One shot destination entry”, “POI catchword search”

Was sent onsite to Hildesheim, Germany for a period of ~10 months as a technical onsite coordinator
Design, coding and unit testing the presentation data abstraction layer (PDAL) for navigation modules.
Design and developed HMI modules such as Destination entry, Map Control, Traffic messages etc
Support to bring up the target initial setup.
Mentoring junior engineers in the team

Project Ford MCA (Mid Cycle Action)
Platform & Tools Nucleus as RTOS and Rational Clearcase as version management tool,
Hardware ARION - ASIC for Radio And Navigation ( ARM)
Language C++
Client Ford Motor Corporation
Duration August 2009- July 2010
Project description:
The Ford MCA is a high end touch based navigation system which is an update to the erstwhile Ford HSRNS.
Advanced Navigation features such as optimal routes, map panning etc.
Support for better radio reception and traffic message channel (TMC) using 3 tuners.

Development of HMI and HMI system interface layers for navigation modules.
Involved in framing requirements and writing Target specification for the product.
Supporting the team in bringing up a Russian variant of the system with Cyrillic font support.
Adapting the existing software to handle Russian language requests.
Involved in development of map panning. (facility to move the map)
Involved in development of list panning (by dragging scrollbar offset) for long dynamic lists.
Involved in support for bug-fixing in the area of HMI framework
Supporting the team for debugging using Lauterbach
Debugging and Trouble-shooting critical errors involving display updates (FGS) and system resets.

Project Ford HSRNS and Ford LSRNS Update project
Platform & Tools Nucleus as RTOS and Rational Clearcase as version management tool,
Hardware ARION - ASIC for Radio And Navigation ( ARM)
Language C++
Client FORD Motor Corporation
Duration July 2008- July 2009
Project description:
These are update packages released to increase the lifetime of the products in the market and keep them competitive
External amplifier introduction
Enhanced features based on user responses and customer feedback.
Better map and enhanced street labeling
Multiple Language Support

Was sent onsite to Hildesheim, Germany as a Technical coordinator for 4 months.
Was responsible for resolving bugs at production site with extremely tight deadlines.
Supported the complete offshore development team by consulting the experts and transferring the know-how.
Debugging using advanced Core Navigation tools such as Remote Client, JMap Viewer etc.
Was able to self-educate on modules other than domain expertise (Navigation) in a short span of time and was able to make effective contributions in resolving last minute errors.
Supported the team in re-designing a lot of software components and in maintenance.
Developed update packages such as dynamic list re-ordering for Points of interest lists, map display updates etc.

Project Ford LSRNS
Platform & Tools Nucleus as RTOS and Rational Clearcase as version management tool,
Hardware ARION - ASIC for Radio And Navigation ( ARM)
Language C++
Client FORD Motor Corporation
Duration August 2006 – June 2008
Project description:
Ford LSRNS is a focus based low end Navigation device and the first device with SD card Navigation in the OEM segment.
Multimedia feature support such as Radio, CD, CDC, MP3, Bluetooth Audio, Aux input, iPOD, USB etc.
Navigation feature support such as Destination entry, TMC (Traffic message channel), Map display, Route guidance and Route calculation with dual data media (CD and SD card)
Corridor (Navigation facility without data medium) functionality support
Simple map display with street names, POIs and route information.

Was sent onsite to Hildesheim, Germany for 6 months.
Was responsible for development of state-machines and HMI design for features in the area of Destination Entry, POI (points of interest), Route Guidance and calculation.
Implementation of dynamic lists and spellers for Navigation lists.
Bug-fixing in the area of HMI System interface layer (HSI)
Debugging support for HMI widgets and HMI framework.
Gained domain know-how in the area of HMINavServer. (Abstraction layer between HMI and Core Navigation).
Was able to single handedly manage complete sub-modules previously handled by a team of 6
Received customer appreciation for commitment and high quality of deliverables.

Educational details:


Personal Information:
Name: Pavan Kulkarni
Father’s name: Vinod Kulkarni
Permanent Address: #535/536, S-2, second floor ,
Padmavati Chambers,
Kulkarni Galli,
Belgaum – 590002
Present Address: #219, 13th ‘C’ Main road,
1st stage, 1st phase,
Gokul, Mathikere Layout
Bangalore - 560054

Date of Birth: 20th March 1984
Hobbies and Interests:
Listening to music.
Languages known:

I hereby declare that the information above is correct to the best of my knowledge.

Pavan Kulkarni

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