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Engineer Electrical

Austin, Texas, United States
January 16, 2017

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512-***-**** • • • Austin 78741


Goal Driven ■ Tenacious ■ Highly Motivated ■ Problem Solver

A results driven electrical engineer specializing in microprocessor and server validation. Analyze test data as well as system debug, and post-silicon activities such as power management and characterization for CPUs.

Relevant Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Programming: Java, Perl, SQL, C, Python, Linux shell scripts, Tcl/Tk

Applications: Eclipse Design Environment, Oracle SQL Developer, Vmware Workstation Player

Operating Systems: AIX, Linux, Windows

Hardware Platforms: Intel, AMD, and IBM PowerPC microprocessors and servers

Tests Have Covered: PCI, DDR, USB, SATA, PATA, MCM, WAN, LAN, WiFi, WPA2, TCP/IP, etc.

Tools: Oscilloscopes, digital multimeters, function generators, logic probes, probe cards, and chillers


Improved yield and reduced test time by 30% at IBM after recommending and implementing changes to Perl test code used in the fab to screen out bad Power4/Power4+ microprocessors.

Screened approximately 980 microprocessors in one week, successfully overcoming a high priority deadline by 2 days and maintaining the budget for the Sony PlayStation 3.

Helped monitor tests and debug problems on an IBM Power 770 server exhibiting severe performance issues with an international team.


Tester Technician, FJC Personnel, Austin, Texas December 2016 - Present

Testing of PC memory modules with AVANT.

Technician, MasTec Advanced Technologies, Austin, Texas September – November 2016

Install or service satellite cable systems in homes or apartments.

Contractor at Auscom Engineering, Inc., Managed Staffing, Inc., Austin, Texas October 2015

Experienced fixing downed laptops of x86 architecture, including desoldering/resoldering a chip to flash a new BIOS, and validated wireless wide area network (WWAN) on tablets running Windows 7-10.

Emulation Support Engineer at Intel, Infosys, Austin, Texas March – August 2015

Troubleshot emulators by facilitating updates to the OS and BIOS, programming new emulation code, and bringing downed FPGA units back online. Maintained lab in Austin by keeping inventory and monitored servers.

Contractor, Volt, Austin, Texas April – November 2014

Test Operator at AMD June - November 2014

Ensured product quality after successfully post-silicon testing x86 microprocessors on Automated Test Equipment by configuring tests, including physical equipment setup.

- Any problems that occurred required verifying hardware and software setup.

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Technician at 3M April – May 2014

Delivered products on time after running tests so functionality could be determined, and coordinated inventory and tasks completed across multiple shifts.

Assistant Technician, Go2IT Group, Various cities, Texas November 2013 – February 2014

Kept costs within budget after replacing a server, workstations, printers, and an uninterruptible power supply.

Inventoried materials and properly wiped hard drives so new software could be installed.

Computer Task Group and Sai Peoples Solution, Austin, Texas June 2004 – September 2010

Hardware Systems Test Engineer at IBM (Contractor) August 2009 – September 2010

Successfully maintained quality of IBM Power 770/780 medium-range servers by testing server hardware, network connections, as well as storage such as Double Data Rate (DDR) interfaces, Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID), and software configurations. Errors encountered led to creation of defect notices that were addressed at a daily meeting.

PowerPC Hardware Validation Engineer at IBM (Contractor) June 2004 – January 2009

Validated and benchmarked the CPUs of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles by running system tests.

- Ran tests in Linux shell scripts and Perl code, and used thermal solutions to ensure yield was

not negatively impacted by changes made to the test code in the fab.

- Used JTAG Debugger to do hardware troubleshooting of failures and BIST tests to cover memory.

- Did bring up and debugged boards. Looked at schematics to troubleshoot non-functioning boards.

- Verified logic with probes using the JTAG interface, PCI bus analyzers, and logic probes.

Hardware Verification Engineer, IBM Corporation, Austin, Texas July 2001 – February 2004

Maintained costs and increased efficiency in post-silicon testing 64-bit Power4/4+ microprocessors by setting frequencies, temperatures, and voltages to analyze performance characteristics. Also supported manufacturing test code written in Perl for the screening of the microprocessors. Kept control of budget by tracking results of manufacturing yields and diagnosing field fails.

- Sustained proper operation of high end IBM pSeries servers by verifying memory, CPU cores, and AIX level.

- Analyzed log files from manufacturing to validate failures on test servers as well as to identify trends.


Produce Clerk, Randall's Food Markets, Austin, Texas February – March 2016

Contractor at Intel, Mindlance, Austin, Texas August- September 2011

Applied and performed equipment engineering changes involving soldering.

Contractor at Dell, Iconma, Round Rock, Texas December 2010

Assembled Windows servers to conduct validation and failure analysis testing.


Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering

New Mexico State University – Las Cruces, New Mexico


Member of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (S.H.P.E.)

Volunteered for Austin Disaster Relief Network and Austin Habitat for Humanity

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