Daniel from United States applies for Blue Card Germany

Electronics engineers

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Name of profession: Electronics engineers Name of latest business sector: IBM Latest occupation/title: Test Engineer Latest main activities:


Completed education: bachelor Title or Qualification: Electrical Engineering Specialisation: Additional trainings:

Preferred countries:

1. Preferred country | region / city: Germany | Berlin 2. Preferred country | region / city: Germany | München 3. Preferred country | region / city: Austria | Wien

Language skills:

1. Language skills: english => excellent 2. Language skills: spanish => reasonable 3. Language skills: =>

Personal note /detailed application:

Hardware Skills: PSPICE, HSPICE, DxDesigner, Cadence Tools, General Lab Support

Software Skills: Python, C, LabVIEW, LabWindows, LUA, Java, HTML, Verilog, Ruby on Rails, MySQL, MS Office

Language Skills: Intermediate Spanish (5 years coursework), Native English (U.S. Citizen)

Test Engineer: PowerPC Bringup and Validation, IBM, Raleigh, NC.
June, 2010 - July, 2013

• Designed a Python script that ran a test suite across multiple platforms (consisting of a host machine, temperature controller, and the part under test) when it determined a test platform was idle. The reduction in station idle time increased station utilization by 60%.
• Created C application to work as a .DLL wrapper executed from a LabWindows LUA script used to automate Agilent testing software. The combination of the C app and LUA script created a more streamlined testing methodology that resulted in a 66% increase in test efficiency.
• Created a Python script to automate firmware updates on a per platform basis. Updates were rolled out across multiple platforms on a bi-monthly basis. The automated process reduced the rollout time by a day each month.
• Automated the JTAG RISCWatch trace array dump process that captured memory, register, and cache contents of a part under test in the event of a test case failure.
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• Created FPGA C code to redundantly store user generated text to NAND modules across multiple pages/blocks. The stored text was used to track the NAND module through characterization tests creating a coherent result table.
• Lead test engineer in an effort to track the elimination of processor manufacturing defects. Responsibilities included presenting debug data, test plan progress, and gating issues in an executive weekly status meeting.
• Designed and implemented a MySQL schema used to track boot records and test case progress. The data stored allowed quick creation of daily schedules across multiple platforms, consistently increasing testing efficiency by eliminating any progress ambiguity, resulting in completing test plan execution 2-3 weeks ahead of schedule.
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• Created methods in both Python and LUA to store temperature, voltage, amperage, test case, module ID, and other test data to the MySQL database by utilizing the serially attached PSoC hardware.
• Routinely maintained and debugged issues with complex test platforms consisting of multiple power supplies, bit error rate tester, oscilloscopes, liquid cooling, dry air circuits, Linux host machine, JTAG RISCWatch processor scope, custom test boards, temperature controllers, and frequency generators all connected to the part under test
• Created documentation for automation suite as well as provided personal training in debugging test case failures and test platform maintenance that assisted in new team members’ acclimation to the test environment

Hardware Co-op, Tekelec, Raleigh, NC.
January, 2008 - August, 2009

• Developed net list, symbols, and external circuitry for Intel’s Nehalem (x58 system) processor, IOH, ICH, Clock Managers, and DDR3 Memory.
• Created test suite in LabVIEW to exercise board’s power supply tolerances by simulating both system and supply voltage transients and instabilities.
• Updated and validated board components across entire product lines to RoHS 7/7 Lead Free Compliance.

NC State University:
January, 2007 – December, 2009

• Designed and developed a Bluetooth modem utilizing USART connection to PIC microcontroller.
• Assisted translating electromagnetic modeling FORTRAN code to C code to run on IBM’s Cell Processor
• Created code suite to analyze simulation results from varying cache size/associativity/block size while running each of the Embedded Microprocessor Consortium benchmarks across multiple CPU architectures

NC State University, Raleigh, NC B.S. Electrical Engineering,
B.S. Computer Engineering May, 2010
GPA: 3.4 / 4.0

ACTIVITIES/HONORS: HKN Engineering Honors Fraternity, Dean’s List: 5 Semesters


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