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Senior Engineer Embedded Software Developer

Chicago, Illinois, United States
February 28, 2018

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PRATHYUSHA CHAVVAKULA +*-***–866-4245 Apt 1203, 5441 N East River Road, Chicago, IL - 60656


Programming Languages Embedded C, Perl scripting

Protocols CAN, ISO 26262

Other Software Microsoft Visual Studio 2010/2012, Notepad++, Beyond Compare, SharePoint, PTC Integrity (Version management), Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Windows Movie Maker, GIMP

Operating Systems Windows


Implemented base code in Failsafe and Signal Control module for Automotive Electronic Brake Systems (EBS). Senior Engineer

• Component responsible for Failsafe Module in Highly Automated Driving.

• Analyzed and translated system-level requirements to software requirements in adherence to ISO 26262 and automotive safety standards.

• Introduced new features for Integrated Parking Brake (IPB).

• Rigorously debugged vehicles test runs, offered robust solutions and bug-fixes for reputed OEMs; BMW, Ford, Volkswagen, Suzuki, Volvo, AUDI, Peugeot, Alfa Romeo to name a few.

• Worked closely with counterparts in Germany, with an on-site experience of 3 months in Frankfurt.

• Developed Failsafe strategies for various control and comfort functions in EBS. Graduate Engineer Trainee

• Auto-generated Doxygen comments using a Perl script.

• Worked in assembly line for instrument clusters of Volkswagen and Skoda for 4 weeks. Continental, Bangalore (India)

• Hands-on experience in switching techniques and devices used in Wired/Wireless communications. BSNL Telecom, Hyderabad (India) May 2012


2009 - 2013 Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT University – Vellore, India) Electronics and Communications Engineering


• Won the prestigious organization-level ‘Continental Automotive Silver Award’ for driving best employee engagement initiatives.

• Nominated as ‘Star of the month’ in September-2015 for successfully completing crucial project milestones in a short span of time.

• Part of core team for CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) at Continental, India and led the signature program of adopting a government school from a rural background.

• Creative Head for numerous employee engagement programs across Business Units at Continental, India.

• Collaborated with Innovation Focus Group at Continental for organizing various technical activities to keep employees abreast with upcoming technologies.

July 2013 – Sep 2017

2016 – 2017

2015 – 2016 Executive Engineer

2014 – 2015 Associate Engineer

2013 – 2014

• Created and designed knowledge sharing web-based platform for the team.

• Streamlined and maintained efforts-logging process for team.

• Mentored new joiners and conducted training sessions on Failsafe strategies. Parallel Contribution:

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