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Manager Engineer

Sunnyvale, CA
April 20, 2016

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Darius Soltanieh

*** *********** **** #***, **** Alto, CA 94306

Mobile: 650-***-**** Email: d SUMMARY:

● More than 25 years of experience in high tech industries assuming increasing roles and responsibilities as an effective leader in program management and project management arena, who has achieved corporate goals and turned around troubled projects.

● Strong and diverse background in Medical Devices, Semiconductor and Telecommunication Equipment industries.

● BSME degree, with extensive experience in product development, release and support process.

● Experience in:

● Products, devices and systems, HW & SW Project/Program Management at local and global scales

● Project Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering,

● Global and local cross functional team leadership.

● PLC (Product Life Cycle) process.

● Safety and Regulatory standards: 21 CFR 820.30, ISO 13485, 510k submissions, UL & IEC

● Complaint Handling and CAPA process.

● Process Improvements and Quality System Initiatives. RESPONSIBILITIES

● Planned, led and managed product development projects & programs of significant impact to the business, within the framework of Product Life cycle Process from inception through delivery and continuous support.

● Interfaced with project stakeholders to define business and project/program requirement.

● Coordinated with departments and cross functional teams to implementation of the programs and projects.

● Solved problems and removed obstacles for the teams, and explored different solutions.

● Drove continuous improvement projects.

SKILLS & Attributes

● Hands on problem solver and a critical thinker

● Facilitator, negotiator and influencer

● Listener, communicator, and relationship builder

● Team builder

● Decisive, dedicated, organized, respectful, friendly, hard worker and quick learner EXPERIENCES

● Expert in product development processes from advanced concept development to product delivery, followed by sustaining of products in the field (Hardware and Software Development processes).

● Expert in tackling tough technical and process challenges and in implementation of robust solutions through sound engineering and business judgment.

● Tools: MS Project, Visio, Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, ClearQuest, CAD (Solid Works), MS Outlook, Live Meeting, Live Link, ReqPro, Innotas, Agile PLM EDUCATION

● BSME Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

● Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

● MSME course work, San Jose State University

Darius Soltanieh

724 Arastradero Road #121, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Mobile: 650-***-**** Email: d PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Silver Spring Networks, Redwood City Ca.

IOT Networking Solutions for Critical Infrastructure – 0 5/2015 04/2016 Sr. HW Program Manager

● Led and managed critical HW development and 3rd party device integration programs. Personal Leave : 1 0/2014 03/2015

Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, Ca.

Medical Device Radiation Oncology Systems – 0 5/2005 10/2014 Project/Program Manager

● Led and turned around troubled projects in development and release of high profile Linear Accelerator medical device systems (HW & SW) in highly regulated industry.

● Increased product quality and efficiency by 40%:

● Focused engineering teams on setting strong product base lining.

● Resolved and cleared technical issues and discrepancies, customer complaints and CAPAs.

● Developed efficient cross functional teams.

● Instilled thorough design reviews and automated development tools.

● Instilled concurrent testing cycles and feed backs.

● Reduced product installation time by 60%, with development and release of tools.

● Increased product market share and reduction of treatment time by 60% by on time delivery and introduction of “Rapid Arc” feature.

● Increase product capabilities and accuracy of RPM Respiratory Gating system by 30%: Introduction of Real time algorithm, optical feedback control and precision designs.

● Increased portfolio offerings by 40% by integration and improvement of acquired Radiosurgery devices.

● Led the opportunity in 20 million dollar revenue generation of OS obsolescence and upgrades.

● Led the development of Internationalization initiative, which increased global market share by 40%.

● Managed 3rd party testing and the lab.

● Coached program and project managers on products, regulations, strategies and approaches.

● Provided guidance, support and training to junior program and project managers.

● Provided leadership, direction and guidance to members of the teams. Siemens Corporation, Concord, Ca.

Medical Device – Radiation Oncology Systems 08/2003 05/2005 Program Manager – Strategic

● Led product development and MFG outsourcing programs:

● OEM selection, relationship and contracts developments, technical support.

● Reduced products cost by 40% through outsourcing.

● Led global technical and business to business negotiations.

● Developed strategic partnerships and OEM alliances.

● Improved products sale through development collaborations with the global partners. Darius Soltanieh

724 Arastradero Road #121, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Mobile: 650-***-**** Email: d LTX Corporation, San Jose, Ca.

Semiconductor – (ATE) Automated Test Equipment 04/2001 09/2002 Sr. Program Manager

● Led development and release of a highly integrated and complex ATE system.

● Met time to market requirement for the ultra high speed ASIC test system:

● Mechanical & Thermal systems, Electrical systems, Digital systems, ASIC/SOC design and development, System Software development, Systems integration and testing. WebMD, Santa Clara, Ca.

Health care Service Provider 07/2000 04/2001

Sr. Program Manager

● Led development and release of integrated User Interface systems, and Back end Transaction system, for Paperless Medical Records program and met customer requirements and HIPPA compliance.

● Provided seamless system integration co development and testing resulting in successful company merger. This provided wider support and lower cost to the patients. Lam Research Corporation, Fremont, Ca.

Semiconductor Wafer Processing Equipment – CVD & Etch 04/1990 01/2000 Project Manager, Sr. Project Engineer, Project Engineer, Sr. Manufacturing Engineer

● Led development and release of CVD and Etch systems:

● Secured $MM quarterly revenue by reducing Process Module cost by 30% and retrofit cost by 25%.

● Reduced the Etch system cost by 30%, by leading the redesign of the RF systems.

● Increased market share by leading new product development and introduction of Thermal CVD systems.

● Designed and developed: G as and Liquid distribution systems and Wafer Handling systems.

● Developed manufacturing processes and tooling, and trained manufacturing personnel.

● Developed business plan for forming a new sustaining engineering division.

● Provided leadership, coaching, technical feedbacks and guidance to members of the teams. Diasonics Inc., Milpitas, Ca.

Medical Device – Ultrasound Diagnostic Systems 1987 1990 Sr. Manufacturing Engineer

● Led NPI of new Ultrasound Probes development project.

● Created manufacturing methods, procedures.

● Documentation and training of the manufacturing personnel on new products and processes.

● Designed and developed manufacturing process and tooling.

● Reviewed and approved design documents for release.

● Vendor partnerships in cost reductions and design improvements.

● Managed development lab and its staff of 4 employees. Darius Soltanieh

724 Arastradero Road #121, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Mobile: 650-***-**** Email: d KarKar Electronics Inc., San Francisco, Ca.

Telecommunications Multiplex Systems 1983 1987

Manufacturing Program Manager, Manufacturing & Industrial Engineer

● Led the release of major communication systems and products to manufacturing, and to major customers.

● Assisted in prototype developments.

● Expediently and successfully resolved manufacturing problems and issues.

● Designed and developed manufacturing processes, methods and tooling.

● Supported and trained manufacturing personnel.

● Designed and implemented industrial layouts and managed relocation of 1200 employees.

● Managed staff of 5 employees.

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