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Electrical Engineer Engineering

Coraopolis, PA
May 16, 2020

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Francis Fofie

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Moon Township PA 15108



Experienced Engineer with track record of success in RF, Mixed Signals. Avionics, and Wireless Network.

Skilled in system engineering and seeking a Senior or Principal Electrical Engineer position in a reputable organization. Cleared for Secret information by the US Government.

●Leadership Experience

●Cellular Wireless and IP Networks

●Electromagnetic Modeling

●System Integration and Testing

●RF and Mixed Signal Design

●Project Management


ST Engineering Aethon Limited August 2019-April 2020 (Pittsburgh PA)

Senior Electrical Engineer

Design and Troubleshoot Controller Circuits for Robots

Investigate and resolve customer complaints

CTSi Inc. February 2018-August 2019 (Lexington Park MD)

Senior Electrical Engineer

Lead Design activities for RF subsystem for IFF/Secondary Radar Systems

Manage and Document design Requirements for the RF Sub systems.

Work on New Product Introduction for the US Navy.

Generate Test Plans

Perform EMI/EMC Analysis

Lead Model Based System Engineering Activities

Engility Corporation March 2017-December 2017 (Hollywood MD)

Senior Electrical Engineer (Electrical Engineer V)

Performed avionics or sensor design, integration and test

Perform analog and digital circuit design

Performed PCB design and layout using Altium PCB design tool

Performed RF system design, integration or test

Developed products to meet Mil-Specs including environmental, EMI and EMC

Developed prototype electronic systems for ships or aircraft

Verizon December 2012 –February 2017(Pittsburgh PA)

System Performance Engineer

Experience working with multiple vendor infrastructure (Lucent, Nortel, Cisco, Ericsson)

Partner with internal/external personnel to troubleshoot network issues(IP and RAN)

Train Engineers and Technicians in the Use of Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting Tools

Provide subject matter expertise in 4G LTE, 3G1x and EVDO Data in the Ohio Pennsylvania region.

University Pittsburgh August 2011-August 2012 (Pittsburgh PA)

Research Associate

Installed and maintained Voice over IP (VOIP) Laboratory for the Telecommunications Group at the School of Information Science through the configuration of routers and switches.

Worked with a professor to design Quality of Service (QoS) metrics for Cyber physical systems for feedback control of Electromechanical Systems.

General Electric August 2006-August 2011 (Milwaukee WI)

Lead RF Design Engineer

Design and perform simulations on RF/Mixed Signal Circuits for the Transmit and Receive Subsystems (PSpice, Cadence Schematic Capture, FPGA Programming)

Lead Engineers to resolve customer technical complaints related to the RF Transmit/Receive System

Write and execute Test Plans, Hardware Verification/Validation Plans and System Specifications.

Work with GE suppliers in resolving design, testing, part obsolescence and replacement issues.

Lead Engineering Transfer Project (Moving Manufacturing from one supplier to another)

The Kennedy Group Inc. October 2004-July 2006 (Cleveland OH)

RF Hardware Engineer

Worked on Antenna Design and selection for RFID Applicators and Readers

Performed Customer Site Survey Prior to RFID Deployment

Converted RFID manufacturing System to produce 96 bit memory chips

Deployed RFID Readers, Applicators and Printers using Wired and Wireless Networks.

O.U. Avionics Engineering Center September 1999-June 2003 (Athens OH)

Junior Research Engineer

Designed a Software Model to Predict Radar Performance in the presence of new structures with FAA Funding.

Worked on the modeling, building, testing and integration of Antennas for Differential GPS Receivers.

Performed RF Propagation Analysis for air navigation systems (Radar GPS ILS)

Worked on GPS Receiver Front End Design, Prototyping and Testing

Millicom Ghana Limited September 1996 –September 1999 (Accra Ghana)

Switch Engineer

Worked on the initial Cellular infrastructure deployment and Testing

Led a team of technicians to manage a Mobile Switching Center (MSC)

Investigated and Resolved Customer issues (Dropped Calls, Call Setup Failures and Coverage Issues)

Formulated System Solution to minimize cost at the Switching Center


Professional Engineer(PE) Registration in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Wisconsin


Cisco Certified Network Associate(CCNA)

Working on obtaining CCNP.

IEEE Wireless Communication Professional


IEEE Member Since 1999


Master of Science Electrical Engineering

Ohio University (June 2003)

Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering

UST Kumasi Ghana (March 1995)

PhD Student Systems Engineering

WPI Since April 2018


Cleared for secret information by the US Government based on National Agency check completed on 5/19/2017

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