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Manager Engineering

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
October 16, 2016

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Rodolfo “Jock” A. Sta. Maria, Jr.

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** ***** ** ********** ** semiconductor back-end test manufacturing, product and test engineering

Managed and directed various product/test engineering organizations in providing engineering services to improve product quality, ramp new products to volume production, sustain manufacturing operations and develop new test hardware and new test programs

Extensive experience in qualifying new sub-contract testing houses and managing the start-up of its test operations and product engineering.

High-level proficiency in managing both financial, information and human resources strategically.

Competent at bringing about strategic change, both within and outside the organization; meet organizational goals by establishing a vision and implementing it in a continuously changing environment.

Results-oriented, innovative and forward-thinking leader

Deals effectively with pressure; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks

Adept at leading people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals by providing an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

Proficient at meeting organizational goals and customer expectations, and making decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

Skilled in building coalitions internally and with other organizations to achieve common goals.


30% engineering productivity improvement through automations and process enhancements. (Texas Instruments, Clark Philippines)

50% growth in SOT669 test capacity from 1.2 to 1.8 million units per day in less than one year through the implementation of new test methods and equipment performance optimization. (NXP, Philippines)

Key player in achieving Power MOSFET test production stability through the implementation of engineering systems, dramatic reduction of engineering hold lots and enhanced yield management. (NXP, Philippines)

Managed and controlled the transfer of conventional test operations from the Philippines to a subcontractor in Taiwan. (Cypress Semiconductor, Taiwan)

30% test capacity increase in the external manufacturing operations through platform migration and subcon qualification. (Cypress Semiconductor, Taiwan)

Eliminated the high cost of external board repair services through the creation of an internal hardware development and tester board repair group, saved the company $350K/quarter. (Cypress Semiconductor, Philippines)

Co-developed and qualified test sockets, reducing mis-contact failures by 50%. (Cypress Semiconductor, Philippines)

Adeptly led an engineering development team in the successful design, assembly and release of a home grown low cost tester. (Cypress Semiconductor, Philippines)

Career Background

Texas Instruments, Clark Philippines (January 2015 ~ August 2016)

oSenior Manager: Product/Test/Applications Engineering

NXP Philippines (November 2013 ~ January 2015)

oSenior Manager: Product/Test/Equipment Engineering

Cypress Semiconductor (March 2008 ~ December 2012)

oEngineering Director: Subcon Management, Taiwan (October 2010 ~ December 2012)

oProduct /Test Engineering Director, Philippines (2008 ~ 2010)

Microchip Technologies, Philippines (2007 ~ 2008)

oSenior Manager: Product/Test Engineering

Cypress Semiconductor, Philippines (2000 ~ 2007)

oTest Operations Director (2006 ~ 2007)

oProduct/Test Engineering Director (2002 ~ 2006)

oTest Engineering Manager (2000 ~ 2002)

Zen Voce Technology, Singapore: Sales and Applications Manager (1998 ~ 2000)

Texas Instruments, Singapore: Tester Applications Engineer (1997 ~ 1998)

Singapore Technologies A/T Services, Singapore: Product Eng Group Leader (1996 ~ 1997)

Texas Instruments, Philippines

oProduct Engineering Manager (1993 ~ 1996)

oProduct Engineer (1990 ~ 1993)

oProduct Engineering Technician (1986 ~ 1990)


Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering, 1985

Saint Louis University, Baguio City, Philippines

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