To pursue a career as a hardware designer in an industry where I can applied my management skills, design skills and engineering experiences.
Hardware Engineering Designer – BlackBerry Limited, Waterloo, June 2011 – Sept 2015
Schematic capture for design concept development
Configured design constraints using Zuken schematic and Lightning CAD tool, to aid PCB designers with rapid PCB layout implementation.
Support product teams with schematic design and integrated subsystems design into BlackBerry system architecture.
Managing BlackBerry system architecture schematic review across multiple design teams.
Managing BlackBerry handheld products’ bill-of-material and delegated it to commodity team to purchase materials for production builds.
Managing and controlling the design release to support production team with NPI builds, manufacturing test builds and final production builds.
Performed signal integrity design verification for mobile device subsystem, to ensure internal requirement and standard specifications are met.
Setup and integrates sensors into Qualcomm snapdragon processor sensor core.
Hardware Test Systems Designer – Research In Motion, Waterloo, March, 2008-June 2011
Design WLAN 802.11abgn physical layer testing, using LabVIEW
Design RF test automation modules and automation engine, using LabVIEW
Design tactile test automation system to qualify BlackBerry keyboard design, using LabVIEW
Developed Bluetooth automated RF testing and integrated into PRT Test System
Supported test systems deployment to design centers in North America and Europe
LabVIEW software maintenance and bug fixes across multiple test systems
Collaborated with RF designers and wrote RF verification test plan
Setup new RF technology automated testing to support designers prior to NPI production
RF Lab Technologist – Research In Motion, Waterloo, March 2006 – March 2008
RF automated test development of 802.11abg parametric testing, using LabVIEW
Developed customized verification test to accelerate RF hardware design schedule
Captured rigorous verification test measurements, analyzed and report finding to RF designers
Designed PCB daughter board RF multiplexer to reduce equipment and simplify test stations
Responsible for maintaining RF test systems by performing routine calibration
Hardware stress testing to determine root cause issue and evaluate product reliability
RF Technician – Research In Motion, Waterloo, March 2004 – March 2006
Troubleshoot GSM/EDGE RF failure at board-level-test
Repair board level failures and reintegrated into production line assembly
Assisted Engineering Technician in BLT RF calibration
Collaborates with visual inspection personnel and SMT team to reduce repairs and scraps
Skills and Qualifications
Schematic capture and design for BlackBerry advance research team.
Schematic integration of the BlackBerry mobile system architecture
Signal integrity verification for high speed bus interfaces
Hardware design verification for BlackBerry mobile products
Developed Tactile Test System engine, deployed and supported worldwide design centers
Developed 802.11abgn automated RF test to support RF designers and RF verification
Developed Bluetooth (2.0 +EDR) automated RF test verification
Designed PCB interface to multiplex RF signals to test equipment
Document test systems specification and operation manual to support worldwide design centers
Eleven years’ worth of experience, from RF failure analysis to subsystems integration
Experience with RF lab equipment and remote control programming lab equipment
Document software design specification, design and deployed to worldwide design centers
Debug hardware issue and support sustaining engineering team with post-production
Responsible for fixing bugs in software and enhancing user experience
Interact with RF designers to establish test verification requirement during design stage
Interact with cross-functional teams to drive innovative solution for design and testing
Experience with hardware board level troubleshooting and software troubleshooting
Trained in Language For Leadership to enhance interpersonal and communication skill
Performed GR&R on test stations
Programming/Automate XYZ gantry systems for repetitive testing
Hardware and Software Skills
Network analyzer, spectrum analyzer, Agilent WLAN, TDR, power supplies, oscilloscopes
Zuken CR-5000 CAD, Schematic System Design
National Instrument LabVIEW Advance
Test equipment automation programming using LabVIEW
Microsoft Office, Adobe software
Protel PCB design
RCC Institute of Technology, Concord, ON
Honors Electronic Engineering Technologist 2002 – 2003 with high honors
Honors Electronic Engineering Technician 2001– 2002 with high honors