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Design Engineer for Printed Circuit Boards, Complex Systems Development, High Speed and RF Expert

Technical Consultant #2566


Expertise

Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Design Engineer Expert and generalist in multi-major engineering expertise in the professional ground and part of IPC designer council.  Other professional institutions activities and a technical expert in performance review institute USA in the field of:  Electronics and additive manufacturing and SBC printed circuit board design and manufacturing.

Focused Industries

  • Medical device engineering.
  • Technology development.
  • Electronic systems.
  • Expert in Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC): Design analysis, testing, troubleshooting, consulting and training.
  • Expert in global sourcing – electronics
  • Expert in electronic equipment, microcontroller, DSP, Interfacing, VOIP, RF, and communication.
  • Printed board design engineering and printed circuit board manufacturing.
  • Electronics assembly and testing.
  • Electronics systems design engineering.

Specialties

  • Wiring Devices and Fixtures
  • Lighting System Components
  • Transformers
  • Switchgears
  • Insulators
  • Protective Devices
  • Sensors
  • Connectors
  • Switches and Relays
  • Safety Interlocks
  • Electronic Board Level Components
  • Reliability Modeling and Simulation
  • Warranty Analysis
  • Analysis of Reliability Data
  • Reliability Testing
  • Probabilistic Risk Assessments
  • Design Optimization
  • Production Validation and Optimization

Experience

Independent Consultant, Senior Design Engineer, Present

  • Carbon PCB consultation for product development for consumer electronics products.
  • PCB manufacturing consultant plant, (Engineering Procurement Construction] EPC procurement resource.
  • Expert Institute-(PCB design engineering expert).
  • Discrete continuous signal processing.

FCI.,PCB Designer, 2000 - Present

Senior PCB Designer & PCB Design Engineering Manager                                               

  • Analog and mixed signal circuit design, digital design, adaptive signal processing, microprocessors, microcontrollers and Interfacing, embedded systems, computer organization and architecture, programmable SoC (for embedded applications), FPGA based system Design, Low Power CMOS VLSI Design, Microelectronics, VLSI digital signal processing systems, ASIC and FPGA Flow, PCB Designer and Layout Engineering.
  • As the PCB Designer and Layout Engineer will support the design and development of complex PCB designs for high-speed fiber optic transceiver modules and test boards.
  • Positioned supported all phases of design, including material stack up selection, schematic capture, layout, routing, symbol and footprint creation, generation of Gerber files, assembly drawings and other required PCB fabrication drawings and files as required.
  • High speed digital design and RF.
  • Worked in a fast-paced environment with a team of electrical, mechanical and signal integrity engineers.
  • Industry experienced performing PCB design and layout.
  • Schematic capture and component foot print creation.
  • High speed digital design layout techniques and power delivery layout techniques.
  • Optimized component placement, active and passive.
  • Impedance control and transmission line theory.
  • Excellent organization and communications skills.
  • Worked well with a diverse group of dedicated professionals,
  • Deployed signal integrity, designing for EMI and crosstalk.

Optimum Design Associate LA,, CA, 2018 - 2019              

  • Designed printed circuit boards that meet or exceed our customer’s mechanical, electrical and manufacturing requirements.
  • Designed printed circuit boards to comply with the Optimum Designers Handbook to ensure project consistency among all designers.
  • Met or exceeded customers’ on-time delivery requirements by effectively planning needed resources and proactively communicating in-process progress to our customers.
  • Identified and resolved project issues as they arise.
  • Grew existing business by effectively being the customer advocate.
  • Provided over 15 years in PCB Design Layout experience.
  • Applied excellent communication skills (verbal and written), effective organization, planning, and prioritization skills.
  • Full understanding of PCB Layout techniques and processes within the context of meeting mechanical, electrical, and manufacturing requirements.
  • Expert user of Mentor Xpedition, Mentor PADS, Cadence Allegro, and Altium.
  • Good knowledge of relevant IPC standards, Class II and III

Harris Corporation, 2011 - 2013

  • Extensive hardware design and development experience across the full product lifecycle.
  • Extensive component-level electronics design experience (with a strong bias towards digital).
  • Designed with FPGAs and embedded microprocessors.
  • High-speed digital electronics design.
  • Good understanding of power and signal integrity analysis and related tools.
  • Analog electronics design would be an advantage (e.g. power supplies or signal
  • conditioning).
  • Schematic capture and PCB layout (Altium preferred).
  • Extensive board bring-up experience.
  • Fault-finding, system and component level.
  • Implemented design-for-manufacture and design-for-test.
  • Directly worked with CEMs for circuit board production.
  • As Senior PCB Designer interfaced with Engineering and Marketing departments in order to develop Printed Circuit Board (PCB) designs and systems, met customer needs.
  • Adhered to industry standards for manufacturability and assembly.
  • Created parts lists for PCB assemblies, worked closely with the Purchasing department.
  • Communicated with various departments, groups, both inside and outside of the organization to aid in the PCB design process.
  • Maintained scheduled objectives is a primary responsibility.

Accomplishments

  • Performed various tasks involved in the PCB design phase which included, but is not limited to, component and netlist upload, component placement, signal routing, organizing layer stack ups for proper power distribution and signal returns, EMI considerations and DFT test fixtures.
  • Reviewed schematics for compliance related to company policies. Use, maintain and update ECAD library.
  • Ensured designs comply with IPC standards and safety agency, (UL, CE, TUV) requirements.
  • Qualified design for manufacturability (DFM) and test procedures (DFT).
  • Implemented Engineering Change Orders (ECO).
  • Design checks of PCB designs.
  • Implemented software packages in order to access/read/modify/design parts, schematics and
  • PCB layout designs.
  • Generated all deliverables required for each release/revision of products.
  • Interfaced with outside vendors. fabrication houses and design consultants as required throughout the design process to ensure the highest quality design output.
  • Verified and approved all required data from the outside vendors, such as Gerber files.
  • Read, analyzed, and interpreted engineering specifications.
  • Recommend alterations to development and design to improve quality of products, testability, and procedures.
  • Participated in team or individual projects.
  • Maintained advanced understanding of relevant technology specifications.
  • Created and update status reports.
  • Fulfilled responsibilities under ISO 9001; understand and fully support ISO system.
  • Complied with Health and Safety requirements of Omron.
  • Maintained a safe and clean work environment.
  • Interpreted and follow company rules, regulations and policies.
  • Represented Omron in a professional, ethical, and socially responsible manner.
  • Performed all other duties as assigned and required.

 Maven Research Inc., 2010

  • Senior PCB Designer, interfaced with Engineering and Marketing departments in order to develop Printed Circuit Board (PCB) designs and systems that will meet customer needs while adhering to industry standards for manufacturability and assembly.
  • Responsible for creating parts lists for PCB assemblies, while working closely with the Purchasing department. Will communicate with various departments and groups, both inside and outside of the organization to aid in the PCB design process.
  • Maintaining schedule objectives is a primary responsibility.
  • Performed the various tasks involved in the PCB design phase which includes, but is not limited to, component and netlist upload, component placement, signal routing, organizing layer stack ups for proper power distribution and signal returns, EMI considerations and DFT test fixtures.
  • Reviewed schematics to ensure they comply with company policies.
  • Utilized maintained and updated ECAD library.
  • Ensured designs complied with IPC standards and safety agency (UL, CE, TUV) requirements.
  • Qualified design for manufacturability (DFM) and test procedures (DFT).
  • Implemented Engineering Change Orders (ECO).
  • Designed check of PCB designs.
  • Applied company software packages in order to access/read/modify/design parts, schematics and PCB layout designs.
  • Generated all deliverables required for each release/revision of products.
  • Interfaced with outside vendors. fabrication houses and design consultants as required throughout the design process to ensure the highest quality design output.
  • Verified and approved all required data from the outside vendors, such as Gerber files.
  • Reviewed, analyzed, and interpreted engineering specifications.
  • Recommended alterations to development and design to improve the quality of products, testability, and procedures.
  • Participated in team or individual projects.
  • Maintained advanced understanding of relevant technology specifications.
  • Created and updated status reports.
  • Fulfilled responsibilities under ISO 9001; understand and fully support ISO system.
  • Complied with Health and Safety requirements of Omron.
  • Maintained a safe and clean work environment.
  • Practiced company rules, regulations and policies.
  • Represented Omron in a professional, ethical, and socially responsible manner.
  • Performed all other duties as assigned and required.

Bio-Research Labs Ltd., Senneville, Quebec, Canada                                                         2001 - 2015

Head, Department of Neuromorphology     

  • Analog and mixed signal circuit design, digital design, adaptive signal processing, microprocessors, microcontrollers and Interfacing, embedded systems, computer organization and architecture, programmable SoC (for embedded applications), FPGA based system Design, Low Power CMOS VLSI Design, Microelectronics, VLSI digital signal processing systems, ASIC and FPGA Flow, PCB Designer and Layout Engineering.
  • As the PCB Designer and Layout Engineer will support the design and development of complex PCB designs for high-speed fiber optic transceiver modules and test boards.
  • Positioned supported all phases of design, including material stack up selection, schematic capture, layout, routing, symbol and footprint creation, generation of Gerber files, assembly drawings and other required PCB fabrication drawings and files as required.
  • High speed digital design and RF.
  • Worked in a fast-paced environment with a team of electrical, mechanical and signal integrity engineers.
  • Industry experienced performing PCB design and layout.
  • Schematic capture and component foot print creation.
  • High speed digital design layout techniques and power delivery layout techniques.
  • Optimized component placemen,t active and passive.
  • Impedance control and transmission line theory.
  • Excellent organization and communications skills.
  • Worked well with a diverse group of dedicated professionals,
  • Deployed signal integrity, designing for EMI and crosstalk.
  • Experience in electronics technology and interfaces such as VPX VITA standard backplane and 3U VPX PCB designs conduction-cooled, IPMI, JTAG, Digital FPGA/CPLD hardware, DDR, RF PCB design, Analogue OpAmps, Comparators, VSWR fault detect circuit design, ADC DAC, Ethernet 1G, PCIexpress, RS232/422, UART, SPI, I2C, etc.
  • Interfacing COTS Single board computer VPX Conduction cooled.
  • Worked with Laboratory test equipment: RF spectrum analyzer, RF signal analyzer, RF signal generator, oscilloscope, logic analyzer and digital volt meter.
  • Obtained SC and clear ITAR.

Cheminova Inc., Wayne, NJ, Director, Regulatory Affairs, 1998 - 2001

Hardware Design Engineer

  • Responsible for schematics capture, checking, BOM creation, debugging, and testing
  • of server board/add-on card products Modify and enhance existing designs to improve
  • the quality of server motherboards.
  • Collaborate with engineering and other teams to discover and resolve any engineering issues in early stage to ensure the quality and performance of the products reach its full capacity hardware Design Engineer
  • Responsible for schematics capture, checking, BOM creation, debugging, and testing
  • of server board/add-on card products.
  • Modified and enhanced existing designs to improve the quality of server motherboards.
  • Collaborate with engineering and other teams to discover and resolve any engineering issues in early stage to ensure the quality and performance of the products reach its full capacity.
  • Prepared technical documentation including product specifications, layout instructions, test procedures, data collection and validation.
  • Ensured products conform to engineering specifications, regulatory, and customer expectations.
  • Transferred products to manufacturing with clear documentation, and provide technical support to solve product problems.
  • Provided clear documentation and strong technical support to contract manufacturers and production department during the product sample and production stages.
  • Worked closely with purchasing team and vendors for engineering samples and components quality validation.
  • Provided necessary mentorship to young engineers in the team Bachelor's degree in electrical
  • engineering working with x86 platform on VRM, high-speed PCIe, SATA/SAS, and DDR4 is a plus In-depth knowledge of circuit design (digital, analog, power) and highspeed PCB stack up and layout.
  • Motherboard design in enterprise networking servers.
  • Worked well with cross functional team effectively Proficient with OrCAD/Allegro tools.
  • Familiar with Linux OS, command lines, and scripting. Knowledge of using oscilloscope, electronic load, SPI/I2C logic analyzer, rework soldering tool and other lab equipment.
  • Designer and Layout Engineer to support the design and development of complex PCB designs for high-speed fiber optic transceiver modules and test boards.
  • Supported all phases of design, including material stack up selection, schematic capture, layout, routing, symbol and footprint creation, generation of Gerber files, assembly drawings and other required PCB fabrication drawings and files as required.
  • Participated in high-speed digital design and RF, worked in a fast paced environment with a team of electrical, mechanical and signal integrity engineers.
  • A resourceful problem solver and ability to work around technical obstacles and work independently with little direct supervision.
  • Performed PCB design and layout; schematic capture and component foot print creation.
  • High speed digital design layout techniques; power delivery layout techniques.
  • Optimized component placement active and passive.
  • Impedance control and transmission line theory.
  • Altium Designer, multi-layer routing methods, fabrication drawings and controlled engineering release process.
  • Designed high-layer count PCBs with multi-lamination construction, blind and buried vias.
  • Breakout and layout of high-density BGApackages.
  • Flex circuit design-PCB suppliers for DFM and design release.
  • Set-up Design Rule Checks for verification of every aspect of the PCB layout.
  • Generated PCB Fabrication and Assembly drawings (including Gerbers).
  • Complete understanding of electrical design intent, understanding of transmission line theory, impedance control, skew compensation,
  • Experienced in signal integrity, designing for EMI and crosstalk.

San Fransico Circuits, (Zeneca Agro), Canada, 986 - 1993

Manager of Regulatory Affairs       

  • Analog and mixed signal circuit design, digital design, adaptive signal processing, microprocessors, microcontrollers and Interfacing, embedded systems, computer organization and Architecture, programmable SoC (for Embedded Applications), FPGA based system design, low power CMOS VLSI design, microelectronics.
  • VLSI digital signal processing systems, ASIC & FPGA Flow. PCB Designer and layout engineering.
  • Supported, designed and developed complex PCB designs for high-speed fiber optic transceiver modules and test boards.
  • Provided support for all phases of design, including material stack up selection, schematic capture, layout, routing, symbol and footprint creation, generation of Gerber files, assembly drawings and other required PCB fabrication drawings and files as required.
  • High speed digital design and RF working in a fast-paced environment with a team of electrical, mechanical and signal integrity engineers.
  • Resourceful problem solver working with technical obstacles.
  • Industry experienced performing PCB design and layout.
  • Schematic capture and component foot print creation.
  • High speed digital design layout with power delivery layout techniques.
  • Optimized component placement active and passive, including Impedance control and transmission line theory.

Honors & Publications


CREDENTIALS

  • Certified International project manager
  • Certified senior agile manager
  • Certified senior project manager-engineering
  • INARTE Proctorship and authorization certification
  • CEng|P. Eng Electronics engineer
  • Ceng|P.Eng Electronics systems engineer
  • IPC CSE|SCSE
  • INARTE Leadership Certification Programs
  • INARTE Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC/EMI) Certification
  • INARTE Electrostatic Discharge Control (ESD) Certification
  • INARTE® ESD Aerospace & Defense Engineer™ Certification
  • INARTE Spectrum Management Certification
  • INARTE EMC Design Engineer Certificate
  • INARTE Military Standard (MIL-STD) EMC Specialist Certification
  • INARTE Product Safety Certification
  • INARTE Telecommunications Certification
  • INARTE Wireless Device Certification Professional (WDCP) Certification
  • ISO certifications and IAQG certifications
  • PCB layout design using industry standard PCB design suites.
  • High speed circuits-High current density designs.

LANGUAGES 

  • English and French
  • Nationality: Canadian and U.S. (Dual) 

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 America Society of Manufacturing

  • Engineering New Zealand
  • INARTE
  • IAPM

PUBLICATIONS

Author of numerous publications in subject areas:

  • Vehicle tracking Systems
  • Wireless Universal Programmer-4G Communication
  • Wireless Communication Systems-RF Module Designs
  • High Filter Systems Design
  • Wireless Chip Programmer
  • Discrete Continuous Signal Processing-Methodologies/Applications
  • Complex Power Amplifiers-Beyond 2340 W - Long Range Systems Design

Education

  • Eng. D.  Electronics-Computer Engineering, Columbia Pacific University, Mill Valley, CA
  • M. Eng.  Electronics Systems Engineering, Queens University, Australia
  • B.S.       Electronics Systems Engineering, (Honors, magna cum laude), Univ., of Regina, Canada
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