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The Right Engineer For Your Technical Jobs!

As an engineering recruiter the goal of my engineering recruitment agency is to uncover the finest engineers, scientists, IT and technical professionals for the management recruiters of my clients. Engineer recruitment is a difficult road to follow with many winding turns. Scientific recruiting, technical recruiting and IT recruiting can be as equally challenging. However, for every 100 candidates we uncover, there may only be one engineering, scientific, IT or technical gem. This is that one occasion! To that end, please let me know if your engineering recruitment efforts require this talented Senior Quality Assurance Engineer with experience in the semiconductor, RF and electronics fields.

  • I have experience in all stages of product design, development, manufacturing and in the business of RF transceivers, millimeter wave ICs and SERDES ICs.
  • Results oriented engineering professional with over 17 years of progressive experience in the product development cycle, from IC design to quality and reliability to production test.
  • Reliability Qualification Root Cause Analysis
  • 8D Analysis Method Applications Support
  • Product Engineering Project Management
  • Create and validate test plans for RMA containment.
  • Design and conduct benchmarking assessment of competitors’ products through accelerated aging programs that surface strengths and weaknesses in order to determine best in class and target focus improvements giving the company a competitive advantage.
  • An organized manager with the ability to quickly grasp detailed design issues, analyze and implement practical solutions while meeting critical deadlines and budget constraints.
  • Skilled in communicating with all departments of an organization as well as a reputation for being bottom-line committed with respected judgment and a track record of success.


Semtech Inc, Irvine, CA 6/12 – present

Quality Assurance Engineer

  • Work with a team of application engineers, IC designers and operations to investigate IC level root cause in a customer optical backbone line cards.
  • Direct semiconductor failure analysis at third party laboratories.
  • System level test and analysis.
  • Coordinate 8D analysis for returned SoCs with cross functional groups.
  • Develop test screens and corrective actions


DIRECTV, El Segundo, CA 12/08 – 6/12

RF Hardware Engineer/Hardware Development Project Management

  • Leading current wireless and wired hardware development for network distribution systems
  • Working with different international and domestic suppliers on parallel hardware developments
  • Develop strategy, create flow and manage implementation of a national field failure return system
  • Develop strategy, create flow and manage implementation of hardware quality and reliability.
  • Develop qualification test plans, engineering acceptance test plans, test specifications
  • Develop RF product specifications
  • Project manager/engineer for wireless bridge, wireless video bridge for streaming, MoCA translator
  • Advise ODMs on design options to achieve product specifications at a minimal cost.
  • Review and critique board layout and schematic implementation of products.

Sierra Monolithics, Redondo Beach, CA 06/05 – 03/07, 06/07 – 12/08

Product Engineering / RF Engineer

  • Develop and Execute Product Qualification for OC-768 SerDes Chip Sets and WiMax Radios
  • Write Production Test Procedures, Production Flow Documentation, Bills of Material for Reference Designs, Annual Production Budget Projections for qualification and test equipment, Engineering Test Reports and Analysis.
  • Interface with customers regarding RMA reports and analysis
  • Interface with IC designers with respect to failure analysis and yield issues
  • Wafer and package yield analysis
  • Verification testing of next generation SerDes chip sets


Intel Corp., San Diego, CA 08/04 – 06/05

Quality and Reliability Engineer

  • Developed reliability test plans for WiFi radios
  • Worked with designer team to enforce the quality requirements of the company
  • Worked with both Intel and the design team to help smooth out issues in the design
  • Verification of chips before reliability testing.


Northrop Grumman, Redondo Beach, CA 01/02 – 08/04, 01/95 – 07/96

IC Design Engineer

  • Responsible for design and development of IC products
  • New Product Design and Introduction: OC-192 and OC-768 Limiter Circuits in InP and GaAs HBT
  • Integration of a 60 GHz PHEMT down converter MCM in a surface mount package
  • Created Foundry Design Kits for Agilent and Microwave Office Applications
  • Liaison between PHEMT and HBT Foundry Customers and Foundry


Sirenza Microdevices, Torrance, CA 03/00 – 08/02

IC Design Engineer

  • Responsible for design and development of IC products
  • Integer Modulus Prescalar Designs in SiGe an InGaP HBT
  • Limiter design for OC-192 in SiGe and InGaP HBT
  • Built Engineering Test Lab and Supervised Test Automation Development


  • MSEE, University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • BSEE, California State University, Pomona



  • Product Development, Test Procedures, JEDEC Product Qualification Standards, Product Reliability Plans, Product Quality Maintenance, RoHS Standards, PC Board Design up to 10 Ghz and Tools, Engineering Test Set Design, Circuit Design and Tools, WiMax and WiFi Standards, Microwave Transistors, Gallium Arsenide, Silicon Germanium, Indium Phosphide, Indium Gallium Phosphide

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