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Engineer Electrical

Jackson Township, New Jersey, United States
November 13, 2018

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David O. LaCross

Electrical Engineer – BSEE, MSEM

Senior RF Engineer / Application Engineering Manager / Applications Engineer







Dedicated professional with increasing responsibilities in Engineering

Broad industry experience in RF Engineering with CDMA, LTE and 2-Way system performance.

Over 3 years experience managing an Applications Engineering Department.

Motivational public speaker. Excellent oral and written communication skills

Skilled in the use of wireless communications test equipment including, MapInfo, EDX,

Agilent 8960, Spectrum Analyzers, Signal Generators, PIM testers, Actix, NEMO, and Norda Probe

SeeGull Scanning Receiver, Vector Signal Generator, SINR testing.

Strong analysis, debugging, and troubleshooting knowledge.

Developed Test plans, created procedures, documented processes for consistent execution.

Proficient in areas of product testing, system testing, field testing, test integration,

baseline testing, network commissioning, acceptance testing, network optimization

OSHA Construction Safety and Health Certified.

9/2012 – Present Vcomm Engineering LLC Cranbury, N.J

Senior RF Engineer (RF Engineering)

Perform Carrier Wave (CW), On-Air, Passive IM (PIM), Electromagnetic Field (EMF) measurements Testing

Analyze Propagation Prediction studies, FCC Compliance testing

Project lead for Verizon/Amtrak Acela Mobile Repeater system

Responsible for CW and PIM testing in 200+ NYC Subway stations for underground Cellular System rollout

Design and Generate RF link budgets based on customer provided specifications

Create Drive Testing plans for Carrier Wave and On-Air ODAS Tests on proposed site locations

Install, Integrate, Analyze, validate, and troubleshoot in-building DAS

Perform Electromagnetic Field (EMF) measurements on existing radio facilities and new antennas.

Proven ability to lead people to resolve technical problems

Generate MPE (Maximum Permissible Exposure) testing reports based on EMF data and FCC limits

Perform site walks and testing for pre-construction builds.

Analyze data test results and generate reports for all above testing mentioned

SEPTA, Amtrak, MTA, and OSHA Safety trained

2003 – 6/2012 Motorola Mobility Inc. South Plainfield, N.J

Senior Systems Engineer (Mobile Devices – Cell Phone Carrier Validation Testing)

Perform carrier validation tests on Android handsets and tablets including LTE based devices.

Perform battery performance and current drain tests to determine Battery life/Performance on Pre-Launch

and Post-Launch devices to ensure they meet Specific Phone Carrier standards.

Executed specific carrier validation tests on 3G and 4G smartphones and tablets in accordance with the

published Mobile Carrier Test Plans.

Reviewed quarterly published test plans and introduced test suites to reflect any changes.

Generated defect reports and work with developers for resolution and validation of the fixes.

Project lead for battery testing on mobile devices.

Designed battery performance, current drain, and temperature tests to determine Battery life/Performance.

Managed and coordinated team of contractors to perform various battery tests

1996 – 2003 Motorola Inc. Glen Rock, N.J

Senior Systems Engineer (Telecom Solutions Sector)

Evaluation and optimization of CDMA system performance for various carriers and markets using statistical

analysis and system drive testing. Write scripts to facilitate generation of Central Base Station Controller (CBSC)


Evaluate and optimize CDMA system performance using statistical analysis and system drive testing.

Performed Baseline testing, network commissioning, acceptance testing, troubleshooting

Managed 5 Drive Teams in various customer markets simultaneously during field testing.

Project lead for personnel scheduling, drive route creation, and data collection/analysis across the nation.

Travel to the customers’ sites to implement databases and provide on-site support.

Assist OEM customers in the troubleshooting and resolution of technical CDMA RF issues

Perform capacity and RF coverage studies to help avoid potential future system outages

Interface with program managers, development engineering, and product managers.

Determine root causes of failures using QXDM and QCAT

Provide equipment selection, system configuration, and equipment lists for CDMA Cellular /PCS infrastructure.

Created and Implemented CBSC databases for system upgrade and design modifications within tight deadlines.

Use PERL scripts to extract information and print out reports

Detected potential future problem areas and equipment by monitoring system performance statistics.

1990 – 1996 Celwave Inc. - Subsidiary of Alcatel USA. Marlboro, N.J

Department Manager (Applications Engineering)

Investigate all technical inquiries that are presented by customers and internal personnel dealing with Receiver

Multicouplers, Transmitter Combiners, Transmission Cables, RF filters, Bi-Directional Amplifiers and other RF devices.

Managed department of Electrical Engineers to deliver all commitments on time in a high pressure

dynamic environment.

Hosted public seminars and presented to large crowds at major conventions

Contributed to overall company sales and marketing objectives through collaboration and strategic

planning with managers of Distributor sales, Field sales, Director of Own Equipment Manufacture sales

and Customer Service

Created technical presentations for solving RF system issues, both domestically and internationally.

Responsible for the product selection, troubleshooting, product application, and general market education

to customers.

Interacted with customers through telephone contact, correspondence, trade shows, and customer visits.

Prepared quotes and system proposals.

MS Engineering Management, New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJ

BS Electrical Engineering, University of Bridgeport, CT

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