Darren Barr Punta Gorda, FL *****
Embedded Software Engineer
15+ years’ leading a global design team and real-time embedded software design engineer in the full life cycle of new product development for OEM consumer and commercial products. Apply technical expertise on complex components or projects with minimal supervision. Lead projects through technical direction for a project or a project team. A key contributor and accountable for project success and influencing the department or program management level. Engage on program-related decisions, proposing innovative initiatives and projects. Demonstrate depth of knowledge of engineering disciplines and leverage expertise on other projects. Troubleshoot complex problems and recommend appropriate actions. Assist with the transfer of knowledge by coaching and mentoring less experienced engineers. Work as a member of a team designing and developing data acquisition and secure data exchange solutions for machine-to-machine applications. Develop software solutions from initial concept and requirements development through to production implementation and support. Software issue troubleshooting, problem solving, and root cause analysis. Modify existing software to correct errors, allow it to adapt to new hardware, or to improve performance. Highlights of Expertise
Coaching & Mentoring
Simulation Tools & Performance
SAFRAN LABINAL POWER SYSTEM, Sarasota, FL
Provided technical leadership in customer interactions and design including sharing design trends and best practices. Participated in the bid & proposals process while resolving any resource and requirements conflicts and challenges. Served as an escalation point for pre-sales and post sales technical issues. Planned, directed and participated in large-scale, complex, and multi-disciplinary design, test and performance analysis tasks. Systems Engineer (2012 to 2017)
Identified new applications and tools to support and improve operations. Provided technical assistance for daily operations of mission-critical systems. Involved in resolving incidents or problems causing service impact. Worked closely with other team members to ensure a timely, robust, and comprehensive design and service transition process. Took ownership of incidents and problems assigned to application support team. Monitored critical applications, tasks and processes to assure traceability to all design requirements. Worked with the product owners and support teams to define the requirements for new applications to support the business.
Established a standardized form and process to manage requirements analysis, identification of requirement types, and the necessary traceability for qualification testing of each requirement.
Eliminated human error and cut requirements analysis time by 90% by developing VB code in Excel creating a cell by cell differences check of requirements statements to automatically identify additions and deletions for each new revision to the customer requirements.
Designed and built a DO160 compliant automated fluid susceptibility test station saving the company
$36k in lab testing fees and 3 to 4 weeks on the schedule. Darren Barr Page 2
EATON CORPORATION, Raleigh, North Carolina
Primarily focused on embedded applications, a key component of the organizational product strategy. Leveraged expertise to develop solutions to complex technical challenges, serving as an active voice and participant in product development and delivery. Provided technical leadership to personnel supporting the assigned project. Executed tasks throughout the development life cycle while adhering to business standards, best practices, and product and program requirements.
Embedded SW Engineer / Systems Engineer (2000 to 2012) Designed, coded, tested and supported new embedded software designs; implementing requirements with simplicity, innovation, and maintainability in mind while balancing efficiency, budget and schedule constraints. Ensured proper documentation of technical data and design is generated for the assigned projects and tasks consistent with engineering policies and procedures.
Developed a SW tool used extensively for service and support, reducing troubleshooting time by 90%.
Achieved release of a UPS family of products from 500VA to 5KVA on schedule and on budget while serving as technical lead.
Designed a test fixture to simulate a parallelable 9KVA UPS simulating every configuration, input, output, and battery failure condition with variable load levels and load types which cut troubleshooting time by >50%.
Saved an estimated $25k-30k in customer support hardware and power requirements by using the simulator personally designed and mentioned.
Firmware Engineer (1999 to 2000) NEPTEC DESIGN GROUP, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Developed real-time embedded DSP code in C with portions written in Assembly used for target detection and acquisition on the Space Visioning System for the Space Shuttle and Orbital Space Station. Software Engineer (1997 to 1999) MAGARDI INC., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Developed software in C on a UNIX platform that performed real time SS7 Telecommunication Fraud Detection as well as Network Monitoring and Settlement Reconciliation for the the International Network Usage and Tracking System that monitored all inbound and outbound Telecommunications traffic for Canada. Education & Credentials
Computer Engineering Degree, Algonquin College, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Technical Proficiencies: C/C++, C#, VB6, ASSEMBLER, PL/SQL, SQL, Unix Scripting, Perl, VI, Code Composer, CodeWrite, Watcom, Visual Source Safe, SVN, CVS, JTAG, JLINK, AVR, CAN, UART, SPI, I2C, USB, DSP, PLC, ADC, DAC, Bootloader, PAL, State Machine Controllers, SAP, Enovia, WindChill, Autocad, Visual Basic, Windows, Linux (Red Hat, Ubuntu, QNX), DOS, AS/400, Mac OS, servers, routers, LAN, wireless LAN, Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Project, Acrobat Pro, multimeters, milliohm meters, current probes, logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, function generators, programmable power supplies, CMM, optical comparator, hipot testers, Instron electromechanical tester, thermal imaging camera