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Engineer Test

Chula Vista, California, United States
November 27, 2017

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Cesar Lira, Test Engineer Developer

**** * * ****** ***** Vista CA 91913 Home: (858) ***-**** Cell: (858)***-****

Highly motivated, tech-savvy professional with over 17 years of experience in a fast-paced Test environment. Extensive experience in RF testing Firmware testing, Exceptional analytical ability and talent for managing design problems.

Languages: C, C++, C#, Python, Labview, Teststand, Assembler, Visual Basic, basic BASH, basic SQL.

Software: PC Linux, Embedded Linux, DOS, Windows, Confluence, Jira, Vmware, Android Studio, MS Office, SVN, GIT, HP ALM.

Software tools: Selenium, Unittest, CSR Blue Suite, Teraterm, Atmel Studio, MinGW, SmartRF Studio, OpenOCD, Codeblocks, Eclipse, National Instruments NIMAX, FileZilla FTP, notepad++, simchan, simgen, Pyscripter, Qualcom QXDM and QPST, Putty, Tortoise SVN, wireshark.

Hardware: Network Analyzers, Agilent Switches / Power supplies, National Instruments DAQs, Digitizers, Relay boards, Spectrum Analyzers, Oscilloscopes, Load Analyzers, VM700 Video analyzers, IP switches, IP routers, FEASA LED analyzers, Zebra printers, microscan scanners, microscan vision system, Gigatronics Power meter, GPS Spirent simulator, GPS GSG-5/6 series Simulator, Aeroflex cellular simulators GSM and CDMA, ST LINK, USB Tiny and CC Debuger as JTAG programmers, Saint, ECU 2000, Mobydic, Gryphon as OBDII, Rigol Power supply, Arduino board, Raspberry pi, Beaglebone board, BT Rovin Networks.

Protocols: Serial, Ethernet, OBDII (CAN, J1850, J1939, J1708), JTAG, SPI, I2C, USB, GPIB, Android Shell, Telnet, SSH DHCP.

Radio Frequency: QPSK, QAM, Noise Figure, Crosstalk, Return loss, Gain, GSM, CDMA, LTE, S parameters, wide band measurements, Bluetooth, Wifi.

Professional Experience

2012-Present: Test Engineer Developer, Verizon/Networkfleet Company in San Diego CA USA

Developed a new Parallel Testing platform in Labview from scratch which cut in half the test time.

Developed test cases in Python using Unittest for faster response and open source software to avoid costs.

Develop test cases using selenium to integrate hardware and web services so automation was possible.

Handle Embedded Linux systems and PC systems to save costs in hardware licenses.

Developed tests using GPS, OBDII protocols, Cellular signals, Accelerometer, Bluetooth and Wifi to test a more complete scenario like the device is being used in the field to avoid Quality problems.

2005-2012: Associate Staff Product engineer, Scientific Atlanta/Cisco/Foxconn Juarez Mexico

Coordinate the group of product engineers and technicians in charge of introducing and sustaining highly complex production products.

Fix any design issues the product may have, fix Bill of material issues as well as train the engineers so they can resolve any problem during the introduction and production of the product.

Coordinate any test equipment issues, like capability tests (below 1.33 cpk) and/or R&R studies not passing.

2003–2005: Product Engineer, Scientific Atlanta.

Responsible for the introduction and maintenance of QPSK modulators, QPSK demodulators, optical products and satellite receivers and transmitters. (I was trained in Atlanta Georgia, Phoenix Arizona and Toronto Canada.)

Coordinate changes in BOM's, Evaluate Product design changes being introduced to production, Provide technical support analysis and corrective actions on product related problems, technical training for engineers and technicians, provide substitutions for short materials and cooperate with suppliers to solve chronic problems.( Experience handling Agile System)

2000–2003: Test Engineer, Scientific Atlanta.

Development and Maintenance of testing platform, taking corrective actions and giving preventive maintenance to all automated test equipment at board level and final level to detect design or manufacturing problems. I mainly used Visual Basic and Labview in doing so.

1998–2000: Process Engineer, PEDSA.

Develop and maintain all the processes and documentation for the production lines.

Course Work

Programming Languages:

Visual Basic course 2373B

C# course 2124C

Visual Basic Intermediate

Labview Teststand Introduction and customization


C / C++ ECE-40084

C/C++ ECE 40091

Embedded controller ECE-40097

Leadership courses:

Project Administration certification (Franklin Covey)

he Dale Carnegie Course

Technical courses:

JTAG (IEEE-1146.1) boundary scan.

Provisioning SDV (switch digital Service) Services on an S-A Platform.

Activating and Operating a DSN (Digital Service Networks)

Normal and Non-Normal Capability Studies and Analysis.


Certificate in Embedded Engineering in UCSD University of California San Diego (around 50% )

Master Degree in Telecommunications, GPA 3.8

Tecnologico de Monterrey, 2002

Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering with a major in Telecommunications, GPA 3.6

Tecnologico de Ciudad Juarez, 1998

Publication samples in youtube from small projects developed:

Developed Labview program from scratch explanation

Touch capacitor detected by microcontrollers

Elevetor Project with microcontrollers

Project warehouse procurer

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