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Senior Staff Systems Software Integration and Test Engineer

Melbourne, FL, 32901
$100K +
May 23, 2021

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Michael Hardy

Sr. Software Engineer Mobile: 309-***-**** – 210 N Sixth St., Dunlap, Illinois 61525


Make a significant contribution in producing top quality software while producing profitable revenue for my employer. Specialize at creating manual and automated tests, managing quality assurance programs and teams, and Telematics / Telecommunications testing for a variety of applications and systems. Provide leadership, mentoring, and engage abundant experience in automated testing and software technology. Open to relocation

Technical Experience / Skills

Accomplished Supervisory and Trainer skills

Software Test Development Agile Life Cycle

Automated, Scripting, and Manual Testing

Python Experience, CANalyzer, Linux, C, C++, MS Visual C++, and HPQC-ALM tools

Defect Management

Professional Experience

Global Lead E&T Telematics Systems Quality Auditor/Tester 2012 – 2020

Caterpillar Inc. –Agency Peoria, IL

Generate test plans, work instructions, and procedures from industry standards requirements.

Evaluated test fixtures and procedures for compliance with specific E&T requirements.

Supervised Test Engineers quality recommending critical procedures and practices.

Senior Staff Software Infrastructure Systems Test Engineer 2007 – 2012

Motorola Solutions -Mission Critical Public Safety Networks Schaumburg, IL

Owned all aspects for successful completion of very first end to end Push-To-Talk call for a Secured Public Safety Private Network and a 4G-LTE Commercial Public Network.

Test Lead for Link testing (ZC to Site) in an Agile Systems Integration Feature Test (SIFT) environment. This included active participation in UNIX code Development walk through reviews including Make Files and real time code revisions.

Created and executed Box Test Scripts for Automation in Microsoft Visual Basic. Some VB environments were created in VMware containers on ESXi management layer.

Senior Staff Software Systems Test Engineer 1996 – 2007

Motorola Solutions -Commercial/Governmental Telecom Networks Schaumburg, IL

Motorola Land Mobil Products Sector -iDEN / Sprint Mobile Devices Plantation, FL

Site Project Leader Coordinating Global Software Group (GSG) and MDG Loader team in Hyderabad, India. Directed 5 separate engineers from Program Management to Developers.

Project Engineer for iSC3 Base Site Project involving issues investigation, solution finding, and testing prototype iSC3 hardware platform changes from the iSC2 hardware.

Created test cases, plans, strategies, and scripts for both positive and negative tests.


Bachelors Degree BSEE (Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering)

University of South Florida Tampa, FL

Professional Traits and Technical Experience






OEA –Optimized Electronic Architecture, V2X

P25 ASTRO Mission Critical Public Safety




Teamcenter &

Creo Simluation






Wiring Schematics

Test / Technical

Network / Data Communication Lines: 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) Session Initiated Protocol (SIP), ASTRO Mission Critical Public Safety Trunking with First Responder Automotive and Transportation equipment / vehicles including Military Defense programs for Navy, Air Force, Marines, Army, as well as White House Grounds Security Infrastructure, Ethernet 802.3, TCP/IP, UDP, CAN/J1939

Wireless Protocol Standards: P25, LTE, TDMA, Mobile IP, 802.11, 802.16e

Develop Test Plans Consistent with Software Architecture Requirements

Research and Identify Test Parameters Critical to Project Operation

Write Test Scripts for External / Internal Test Scenarios adherent to SEI level 5

Validate Software Requirements to Implement with System Requirements

Programming Languages: UNIX C, Microsoft Visual C++, Microsoft Visual Basic, TCL/Tk, Expect, Perl, Selenium, Java, XML, Python

Operating Systems: ASTRO GAS, UNIX SunOS/Solaris, HP-UX, VMware ESXi, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Windows Server

Programs: Wireshark, Vi, Awk, Sed, Teams, GIT, Vector CANalyzer

Test and Evaluate API Routines to Assure Project Quality

Prioritize Performance Data in a Concise Format for Project Presentations

Project Management

Assign Team Members Test Tasks to Insure Project Objectives

Arrange Staff Meetings to Expedite Tasks While Providing Quick Design-to-Market Delivery

Prepare, Plan, and Coordinate Test Activities Utilizing Resources to Exceed Goals

Direct Programming and Hardware Tasks to Prototype Test Development Fixtures

Total Quality Management

Interact with Senior Management, Development Teams, and Employees to Promote Software Project Completion Timelines

Interface with Suppliers / Manufacturer to Develop Professional Relationships

Leadership Organizations

IEEE - President; Student Branch Chairman of Florida West Coast; Activities Director

Sigma Tau Gamma - President; Vice-President; Alumni Relations

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