Jeff A. Thomson
Southwick, MA 01077 mailto:jeff.thomson
Objective Obtain employment in a technically challenging and rewarding position as a Principal Test Engineer/Software Programmer within the Connecticut/Massachusetts region.
Summary of Qualifications
Demonstrated ability to exceed established program objectives while assuming an increased workload.
Scheduled completion target date consistently realized through efficient methodologies and ambition.
Diverse exposure to a variety of hardware, software, technologies and industries.
Effective communicator and collaborative team member.
Embraces cutting edge processes and technologies.
Work Experience 06/2003 – Present Belcan AETD, Inc. Windsor, CT
Senior Engineer - Contracted to Hamilton Sundstrand, Inc.
Develop automated test applications and simulators in TestStand, LabVIEW and HP VEE on WinXP and Linux with Real Time extensions for MIL-SPEC Digital Electronic Engine Controls (DEEC) and Prognostic Health Monitors (PHM) for F-15/16 and Joint Strike Force aerospace applications.
Design and implement LabVIEW Test Executive capable of executing scripted ad-hoc Engineering Validation tests in support of hardware/firmware development activities.
Develop LabVIEW Thermal Profile Test Execution/Editor to facilitate Design Validation testing.
09/2000 – 06/2003 CiDRA, Inc Wallingford, CT
Senior ATE Product Test Engineer / Software Analyst
Software architectural design of automated instrument control, data acquisition, analysis and archival programs related to the manufacture and final acceptance test of next generation Fiber Optic and Sensor components.
Develop test programs and operator interfaces in LabVIEW, TestStand and Visual Basic modern graphical integrated development environments.
Document comprehensive electrical and mechanical designs of automated test, measurement and in-process manufacturing cells using AutoCAD and Visio.
Design, develop, program, and qualify video capture and measurement systems for dimensional, geometric inspection and manufacturing verification utilized in the manufacture of glass fiber.
Integration of test and manufacturing data archival to Oracle and Access databases via ODBC.
Commission and qualify computer-based test, measurement and in-process equipment.
Generate test equipment and software specifications in accordance with component design specifications and established industry standards.
Integrate Visual Studio software version control to LabVIEW and TestStand development platforms.
In-house training instructor and mentor for engineering and technical staff in LabVIEW, TestStand and Visual Basic programming languages.
Labview site license administrator.
09/1999 – 09/2000 Telaxis Communications, Inc. South Deerfield, MA
Senior ATE Product Test Engineer
Develop test programs and operator interfaces in modern graphical programming languages.
Automate aggregation of remote distributed test data and generate customer reports on demand.
Integrate test data archival to MS SQL Sever backend database and present data as HTML on the Internet.
Delegate and train technical staff in fabrication, maintenance and calibration of production test systems.
Facilitate engineering intern’s efforts on senior project assignment.
Jeff A. Thomson
Southwick, MA 01077 mailto:jeff.thomson
Work Experience (cont.) 1991 - 1999 VDO Control Systems, Inc. Cheshire, CT
ATE Design Engineer
Project development of automated test equipment.
Draft test specification to ensure product performance compliance is properly evaluated.
Review, recommend modifications, and approve electrical and mechanical design concepts.
Schedule, track and report project delivery status.
Electronic Equipment Design Engineer
Extensive hardware design involving conceptual design through production integration.
Interpret product test specifications relative to selection of test system components.
Design and documentation on AutoCAD workstations.
1990 - 1991 NDT Consulting Services Port St. Lucie, FL
Contract Consultant to Taiwan Power Company, Taiwan, R.O.C.
1989 - 1990 General Electric, Nuclear Development Laboratory San Jose, CA
Contract Consultant – Non-Destructive Test Systems
1988 - 1989 Amdata, Inc. Windsor, CT
Contract Employed to Chemical Systems Division, Cape Canaveral, FL
1985 - 1988 Combustion Engineering, Inc. Windsor, CT
Field Service Engineer – Non-Destructive Test
Education 1985 University of Hartford West Hartford, CT
BS Electrical Engineering emphasis in Computer Science
1981 Ward Technical College West Hartford, CT
AS Electronic Engineering Technology
1975 - 1979 U.S. Air Force Technical Centers Biloxi, MS and San Antonio, TX
Electronic Cryptographic Equipment Maintenance
Flight Facilities Navigation Equipment Maintenance
Relevant Training 04/2005 Certified Associate LabVIEW Developer National Instruments 11/2001 TestStand Test Executive Advanced National Instruments 11/2001 TestStand Test Executive National Instruments 01/2001 LabVIEW Test Executive View Point Systems 03/2000 VB6 Modern Programming 3 University of Connecticut 08/1999 VB6 Modern Programming 2 University of Connecticut 03/1999 VB6 Modern Programming 1 University of Connecticut 10/1998 AutoCAD R14 Training Seminar At – A - Glance 08/1998 IMAQ Machine Vision Acquisition National Instruments 06/1998 Windows 95 on a Network Compu-Master 03/1998 LabVIEW Advanced Data Acquisition National Instruments 03/1998 LabVIEW Data Acquisition National Instruments 10/1996 AutoCAD R13 Training Seminar At – A – Glance 08/1996 AutoCAD R12 Advanced Training Micro CAD 06/1996 LabVIEW Training Seminar National Instruments