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Software Engineer Design

New York City, NY
March 14, 2020

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Sayre Swarztrauber

Real-time Embedded Systems Consultant

New York, NY 10010


Work Experience

Real-time Embedded Systems Consultant

Tempus Design Corp – New York

November 2018 to present

I founded Tempus Design Corp to offer my consulting services to clients. I am an expert at embedded C programming, interfacing sensors to microcontrollers, designing analog interfaces, writing drivers, DSP filters and algorithms; also, interconnecting many embedded devices with various protocols to gateways and servers; obtaining difficult compliance certifications for safety, EMC, EMI and accuracy, including products with electromechanical devices and direct connection to high voltages. I am building my consulting business to expand the number of clients who can benefit from my skills.

Embedded Systems Developer

Pounce Consulting - Guadalajara

November 2017 to July 2018

• Recruited by Pounce to expedite a project already underway

• Specified analog hardware and selected a new RTOS and microcontroller.

• Wrote device drivers for sensors, SPI/I2C/DMA/PWM/UART and more

• Worked within a SCRUM environment

• Wrote all C and assembly code for DSP filters and device drivers

• Mentored the firmware, software, hardware, electromechanical and mechanical teams.

• Spent weeks at the compliance laboratories – achieved IEC/FCC/ANSI certification of the product.

• Delivered the product on time in six months while greatly exceeding the required standards.

Embedded System Hardware and Software Engineer

Quadlogic Controls Corporation – Long Island City, NY

July 2007 to August 2017

Created six generations of industry leading smart-sub-metering technology.

Hands-on expert in C/C++ and assembly as well as analog design

Created a custom pre-emptive multitasking RTOS for an NXP DSC

Developed hardware and software drivers for sensors and electromechanical devices

Debugged with oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, spectrum analyzers, protocol analyzers

Specified, deployed and administered Linux server bank networking with OpenSSL and public/private RSA keys.

Wrote C++ code on system of Linux servers to control automatic calibrators and testers.


Bachelor of Arts in Physics

Princeton University - Princeton, NJ


Embedded C programming, Assembly language programming, Linux scripting and systems

administration, C++ on Linux, Embedded Linux, C++ STL, FreeRTOS, MODBUS, TCP/IP networking, OpenSSL, Precision low noise analog circuit design, Digital hardware design, Product Management, Compliance Engineering for ANSI, IEC, LAPEM, Measurement Canada, MET testing, UL and ULC, PERL, bash, Python, Mechanical and PCB design, Mentor PADS, DSP - filters, demodulators, Peripherals: ADC, SPI, I2C, Ethernet, UART, DMA, PWM and device drivers


Small business, large innovation

November 2011

Wall Street journal national contest in 2011.

Volunteer Work

M-Corps (Second-Muse)


August 2019 – present

I am a mentor for M-Corps, a division of Second Muse. I am on the accountability board of one company and will expand that to others as my role develops.

South Bronx Educational Foundation

Treasurer and board member

June 2015 – October 2019

Through the collaboration of staff and parents, the South Bronx Educational Foundation (SBEF) helps boys and girls in the Bronx develop into successful men and women of sound character, who will become responsible family members and develop into good citizens ready to serve society. SBEF offers a variety of after-school and summertime programs which provide academic enrichment, character education, individual attention, and extracurricular activities.

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