Engineering Team Leader · Industrial Automation · Embedded Systems · Cloud Computing
Exceptional communicator, meticulously organized, hands-on team leader with proven experience inspiring and guiding high performing engineering teams to big wins in high stakes environments.
“Best of both worlds” hardware and software embedded experience, strong cloud and data skills.
Highly complementary skill set that combines extensive technical expertise with strong people skills, business acumen, and proven leadership.
Over 20 years’ experience delivering on highly successful, mission critical projects for Fortune 500 companies, cutting edge startups and high growth businesses.
Leadership skills: Able to work up and down the organization, can talk tech and exec, excellent problem solver, empathic mentor and coach, experience building and leading teams
Software development: .NET, .NET Core, C#, WPF, XAML, WinForms, MVVM, OOP, XML, ASP.NET MVC, Signal R, TPL, Asynchronous Programming, Entity Framework, SDLC
Embedded software / industrial automation: LabVIEW, RTOS, FPGA, TCP, Win Socket, LXI, PXI, DAQ, Distributed control systems, MMI, SCADA, CAN, I2C, Industrial I/O, EtherCAT
Data: SQL Server, Redis, PowerBI, Data Warehouse, OLAP
DevOps: Team Foundation Server, Azure DevOps
Cloud: AWS, Azure, serverless, relational database (RDS), Web API
Kateeva, Menlo Park, CA
2008 - 2020
Equipment supplier specializing in transformative technology for OLED flat panel display manufacturing.
Engineering / Software Consultant
2012 - 2020
Key technical resource during scale up from 50 to 400 employees. Mentored new hires. Worked as technical lead with cross functional teams on high visibility projects.
Responsible for critical .NET modules and embedded components that run 24/7 in the largest OLED production fabs worldwide (Samsung, LG, etc.).
Worked closely with a team of over 100 developers and engineers on new product opportunities and adding features to existing codebase to penetrate new opportunities.
Leading skunkworks endeavors and business critical projects.
Software & Electrical Team Manager
2010 - 2012
Led a multi-discipline engineering team. Grew team from 2 to 12 members through critical years of product development, delivery and rapid growth.
Recruited, mentored, trained and developed top notch engineering talent.
Led critical projects and high visibility customer demos that resulted in successful product launch revolutionizing OLED manufacturing and enabling the first curved OLED screens and mobile displays. Quickly became market leader with over $250M in product sales within 2 years.
Managed portfolio of engineering and software projects for subsystem development, prototype testing and process reliability that directly enabled the companies’ ability to scale quickly.
Senior Software Engineer
2008 - 2010
6th employee at this young startup. Developed rapid prototyping software for proving key process steps and meeting investor milestones.
Worked directly with process team and engineering group to define and implement system software and embedded systems that helped prove and refine key concepts for upcoming product launch.
Rivel Research, Westport, CT
2012 - 2020
High growth financial services research firm empowering top publicly traded companies with valuable market insight.
Technical Lead Software & Cloud Architect / Consultant
Successfully led entire company through digital transformation from local file-based data management and manual data processing, to a cloud native, distributed, global industry leader.
Worked directly with end users and executives to design, develop and deploy custom software applications and backend services reducing operations costs by 30%.
Analyzed workflow and business operations and developed cloud architecture to implement secure, scalable, and performant data warehouse and custom software for business process automation.
Increased efficiencies and business agility led to 500% top line growth over 8 years.
Cal-Bay Systems, San Rafael, CA
1992 - 2007
Small business providing engineering services for industrial automation, R&D, and manufacturing.
Cofounder / VP Engineering
Built engineering team of 25 employees across 3 offices. Executed multimillion-dollar software and hardware integration engagements for Silicon Valley customers in biotech, semiconductor, telecom and aerospace industries. Sold company in 2006. Stayed on as consultant through 2007.
Responsible for recruiting, managing and developing team of 25 dedicated and committed software and system engineers.
Created an offshore development center in Bangalore, India. Overcame many obstacles inherent in the offshore model.
Developed and optimized engineering and software development best practices to deliver world class service and solutions for rapidly growing client base.
Provided operational and business leadership, inspired meticulous project execution and built strong customer relationships which resulted in 700% top line growth over 6 years.
Developed embedded software and RF switching technology used by Boeing for the first ever in-flight internet connectivity.
Led multi-year hardware / software integration engagement to deliver FDA validated end-of-line production test systems for pacemaker production at St. Jude Medical. Became sole supplier for production testers across SJM product lines.
Developed embedded technology for stress and vibration monitoring systems for GE Aircraft Engines used on Joint Strike Fighter engine testing.
Tufts University, BSEE, Cum Laude
Honors: Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi
Hobbies and Interests
Avid mountain biker, trail runner, skier and sailor.