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Engineering Manager

Location:
Los Angeles, California, United States
Posted:
January 08, 2019

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SINA NIKU

Cell: 310-***-**** ac7489@r.postjobfree.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/sinaniku/

Engineering Manager

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Senior engineering leader successfully bringing embedded electronics products to market and leading multi-discipline engineering organizations. Delivering fully functional products, on time and within budget. Effective problem solver, utilizing latest technologies, providing innovative solutions. Fact based and analytical decision maker. Excellent communicator, team builder, with interpersonal and consensus building skills. Spearheading new processes, process streamlining, and developing staff for high performance. New product introduction and new business development. Consistently delivering results surpassing targets.

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

Electronics Products Development, Hardware, Mechanical and Firmware Design and Development

PCB, PCBA, FPGA, Microprocessor, System Architecture, Signal Integrity, Power Management

Design For Test (DFT) and Design For Manufacturing (DFM) and product transition to manufacturing

ARM processors, Bluetooth, BLE, Wi-Fi, USB, NFC,EMV, MFi, Linux, RTOS, Encryption/Decryption

Regulatory Compliance, FCC, CE, RED, UL, and SAR

Quality Control and Quality Assurance, Risk Management, Root Cause Analysis

ISO 9001 and 14001 Compliance, PCI (Payment Card Industry) security and EMV Compliance

JIRA, GIT, AGILE, SCRUM, Waterfall, CAD Tools, MS Office, PLM (Oracle’s Agile)

Product development timeline, Budget Management, Resource Allocation, Project Management PMP

New Product Introduction and Business Development, Customer interfacing

Define Product Specifications and Architecture based on Product Market Requirements

Multi-disciplinary, Multi-site and Multi-national Product Development Management

“Lean Six Sigma for Process (LSS)” and “Design for Lean Six Sigma (DFLSS)-Electromechanical”

Cross-Functional Team, Staffing for high performance, Coaching and mentoring

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

MAGTEK Inc. Seal Beach California Nov 2014- Sept 2018

Senior Manager of Hardware and Firmware Development Engineering – Product Development

Oversaw multi-discipline engineering organization in developing secure electronic payment products, leading teams of electronics design, firmware development, mechanical design, systems engineering, manufacturing and industrial design engineering and project management. Oversee product development phases from concept, technology selection and architecture through development, transition to manufacturing and sustaining the product post launch, delivering fully functional products on time and within budget. Achieving industry standards for payment and security, and EMV, PCI, FCC, and CE Regulatory compliances for multiple products. Define and execute test plans for product release. Work with and manage OEM and ODM vendors and partners.

Technical collaboration with institutional customers enabling more than $30M in new sales annually.

Architecture & specification development, conveying customer requirements to technical specifications.

Customer interfacing, understanding requirements, managing expectations and development progress

Collaboration with marketing for new product introduction, and roadmap for new products and features.

Prepare and respond to request for proposals (RFQ).

Achieving Corporate KPIs by setting and meeting performance targets for engineering teams.

Hired talent and improved the development process doubling the number of products under development.

Planning and execution. Resource allocation, coaching and mentoring.

HYGINEX, Los Angeles CA April 2014- Oct 2014

Vice President, Research and Development - Contract

Led the startup company in design and development of a Bluetooth Low Energy based system of wrist bands and beacons to monitor and enforce hand hygiene in healthcare facilities. Led the development of overall system architecture, data acquisition and embedded system’s electronics and firmware.

EPSON AMERICA, Inc. Long Beach CA Dec 2008 – March 2014

Senior Manager of Engineering and Technical Services

Led the engineering organization in US and Canada, in developing new products’ hardware and firmware, software applications, technical support and product QA teams for Point of Sales (POS) and banking products.

Established new internal processes to improve communications, and productivity of Canadian and US engineering functions, achieving 30% shorter schedule in completing development projects and same day response to technical support issues.

Evaluated, proposed and developed custom solutions for institutional customers and added new features to standard products, enabled new opportunities of more than $10M in new sales on annual basis.

Responded to request for proposals. Supported sales team in pre-sale customer meetings to understand customer requirements, estimate NRE and ROI and achieve new business.

Initiated, developed proof of concept and utilized new applicable technologies for new products.

Spearheaded a new product and technology roadmap development process and collaboration on new product specification development with headquarters in Japan, and counterpart organizations in US, Latin America and Europe, resulting in designing new common products for multiple markets.

Initiated and delivered technical training programs to sales, marketing and tech support for new products.

XEROX CORPORATION, PRINTING SYSTEMS, El Segundo, CA 2000 – 2008

Senior Manager, Electronic Systems and Imaging Solutions

Led electronics systems design and embedded electronic development teams for Xerox’s flagship high speed, high resolution, and full color iGen3 and iGen4 family of products, consisting of 18 boards with new technologies, system integration and transition to manufacturing.

Directed all phases of product’s electronics system development from generating specification, design and development, through transition to manufacturing; achieving functional performance, regulatory compliance, surpassing cost and schedule targets.

Hands on technical contribution, managed teams of more than 36 multi-discipline engineers, and coordinated the functions of more than 50 staff with support functions across organizations on multiple products.

Spearheaded the transformation of the organization from PWBA design into a full-fledged electronic solutions provider, including boards, FPGAs, SOCs, algorithms, intellectual property and embedded firmware development, by hiring the right talent and initiating proper training.

Led the organization in achieving 13 US patents in imaging and print quality algorithms.

Salvaged a failing and highly visible Fax Module contracted to an outside vendor. Enhanced the architecture, developed FPGA/SOC and turned it into a highly utilized module, saving time and budget in developing multiple follow up products.

Incorporated Lean Six Sigma methodology. Achieved first pass success in product delivery, and reducing manufacturing errors by 90% by utilizing DFM practices.

Organized the functions of cross-functional teams by streamlining sub-processes, resulting in 40% shorter development time and reduced waste and development cost.

Advocated collaboration among product development teams across United States, UK and Japan and succeeded in developing common architecture across products to reduce time to market.

Developed Xerox’s proprietary intelligent I/O Controller architecture that reduced the cost of electronic harness in large printing systems by more than 50%.

Initiated and executed multiple product cost reduction projects that saved $400-800K/Year across each of the projects, receiving two Xerox Awards for Excellence.

EDUCATION & TRAININGS

University of California, Davis - MSEE, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran - BSEE

Design For Lean Six Sigma (DFLSS) for Electromechanical - Green Belt – Air Academy Associates

Lean Six Sigma (LSS) for Process and Service – Green Belt - Xerox Corporation

Project Management Process (PMP) – Xerox Corporation

Effective Communications and Human Relations – Dale Carnegie

High Speed Circuits, Signal Integrity & Electromagnetic Compatibility – UC Berkeley Extension



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