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Test Engineering Designer

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
December 22, 2015

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Son Huynh


To pursue a career as a hardware designer in an industry where I can applied my management skills, design skills and engineering experiences.

Professional Experience

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

Python, JavaScript

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

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