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Debug Engineer

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
December 03, 2018

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Professional Summary

Offering ** years of total experience in the Information Technology industry, with 3 years in the semi-conductor industry and 7 years in the HDD/SSD storage industry. Recent experience includes Senior Applications Engineer and Lead Debug Engineer roles with Fortune 500 companies as well as Engineer roles in smaller, privately-held companies. Have considerable success operating in high performance teams and increasing sales within state-side and offshore teams in regard to high-growth scenarios.

Possess solid technical skills and proven track record in regard to producing innovative concepts and formulating strategies for sustaining cost-efficiency in Product Development and Characterization, Automated and Manual Testing, API Testing, and SW/HW Validation and Debug. Key skills include:


C++ Test (Unit Test), Python

Black/White Box Testing

Read Schematics / BOM

Validation / Debug

API Testing

Simulation Program w/Circuits

Windows Server 2008 / 2012

Device Driver / Embedded SW

AWS Technical Essentials Expert

Windows XP, 7 8.1, 10

State-side and Offshore Accounts


Automation / Manual Testing


Agile Scrum Foundation

Conflict Resolution

Root Cause Analysis

Career Highlights

Customer Account Management

● Sole owner of entire MPT3000 Micron Boise project and with Sales Account managers under a limited amount of personnel, all the while increasing product revenue by $3 million in 28 months for Advantest America, Inc.

● Restructured Advantest America’s team into specific operational P&L, expanded footprints in Boise, ID market and developed specific vertical markets with solutions.

Key Account Management/Client Partnering

● Am a SME (Subject Matter Expert) in application testing and able to perform estimation efforts on highly complex projects regarding tracking progress of multiple customer-related projects.

● Lead and conducted a wide range of quality-control tests and analyzed internal and customer-related script writing, test plan creation, and script execution in order to ensure internally created software met or exceeded specified standards in terms of end-user requirements - including the highest level of problem solving where the analysis of situations requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors.

● Grew revenue by 100% by doubling product sales for Advantest America, Inc over a 2.5yr period.

Product Development

● Managed Advantest America’s Micron Boise client in regard to development and testing of Micron’s 9100 and 7100 NVMe PCIe SSD drives and by end of project helped bring about Micron’s 9200 SSD w/NVMe drives (U.2, HH/HL) which used Micron’s 32-layer 3D TLC NAND flash and a new generation of Microsemi SSD controllers.

● Assisted Silicon Motion with development and testing of Intel’s embedded storage and SSD controller solutions designed for high performance, low-power semiconductor solutions for multimedia consumer electronics and embedded applications.

● Supported development of concise and complete verification with validation strategies which efficiently generated bodies of objective evidence confirming product requirements compliance and the global regulatory submission strategy. Ensured all test anomalies/deviations were investigated, cause-determined, impact assessed, plan of action defined, and resolution is verified.

General Management

● Able to lead team members in drafting and revising test plans and scripts with consideration to end-to-end system flows; and executed test scripts when appropriate according to application requirements documentation.

● Drove continuous improvement of new product development procedures, methods, tools, techniques, and training to support project specific efficiencies.

Business Start-Ups

● Performed a variety of tasks involving the testing, stressing, and characterization of microprocessor products. Developed tests and test bench components from high level verification plans and debugged failing tests.

● Support operations and engineering activities such as debug, raw class, stress checkout from Burn In support to temperature-related experiments.


● Took over Advantest America’s MPT3000 business unit that was long on potential and in need of continued performance with a mandate to increase profit and grow. Improved leadership and built strategic partnerships. Helped grow purchased environmental chamber (ENV) testing units from an installed base amount 11 to 20 units in Micron Boise location for a total of $2.07 million and increase High Volume Manufacturing (HVM) testing units from an installed base of 32 units to 80 units in Micron Singapore for a total of $120 million in a 2.5year period.

Work Experience

Triple Crown Consulting, San Jose, CA, Sr. Applications Engineer (2016-2018)

Onsite Advantest America representative for Micron Boise, ID location. Liaison between PQE/PVE-based teams for multiple Advantest created products. Provided onsite hardware and software support for internally developed tester units and accompanying software.

Silicon Motion, Inc., San Jose, CA, Field Applications Engineer, (2015-2016)

Onsite Silicon Motion representative for Intel Corp. Liaison between overseas and U.S. based teams, as well as U.S. based customers. Provided onsite support for internally developed firmware and controllers, virtualization, cache and acceleration software.

Intel Corporation, Folsom, CA, Lead Debug Engineer (2014-2015)

Supported development of concise and complete verification and validation strategies that efficiently generate bodies of objective evidence to confirm product requirements compliance and the global regulatory submission strategy. Ensured all test anomalies/deviations are investigated, cause-determined, impact assessed, plan of action defined, and resolution is verified.

HGST, a Western Digital Company., Irvine, CA, Engineer Level 2 (2011-2014)

Responsible for utilizing PCIe (Gen2, Gen3) and SSD HW debug, validation and architecture and work hands-on with post-silicon. Work to characterize and debug malfunctions and data errors during various NVMe & PCIe bus states and transitions, and to perform product validation tests per specified test plans.

Intel Corporation, Chandler, AZ, Storage Validation Engineer (2010-2011)

Responsible for Validation testing and stressing, and the operation of test and lab equipment on the 10-channel 32nm architecture based on Intel's PC29AS21BA0 controller for SSD testing and applying AES-128 encryption.

Echo Star Communications, Gilbert, AZ, Senior Engineer (2010-2011)

Manage, maintain and operate all Compression technology in use at the Network; and proactively monitor all inbound and outbound transport streams for errors via the NMX servers, logical maps, DBS analyzers, and visual confirmation.


AWS Solutions Architect, Amazon (2018, In Progress)

AWS Technical Essential Expert (2018, Certs-School)

Agile Scrum Foundation Certification (2018, Certs-School)

Business Analytics Fundamentals with Excel (2018, Certs-Schools)

Fundamentals of PCI Express w/NVM Express Certification (2013, MindShare Technologies)

Comprehensive PCI Express 3.0 Certification, MindShare Technologies (2013)

Comprehensive PCI Express w/NVM Express Certification (2013, MindShare Technologies)

Comprehensive NVM Express Certification (2013, MindShare Technologies)

Comprehensive SAS Architecture Certification (2013, MindShare Technologies)

B.S., Computer Information Science, DeVry University (Phoenix, AZ) (2004)

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