Electrical Hardware Engineer
Last active: 3 months ago
In brief, I am an electrical engineer with a degree from Oregon State University with strong skills in circuit design (mixed-signal) and software development. Beyond this fundamental skill set I also have experience designing mechanical enclosures and heatsinks to support the PCB's. Working in small startups where everyone must wear multiple hats has given me extensive knowledge of the industry and I am available to help with the entire process, from concept to production, or with only a specific piece as needed.
I deviated from circuit design for a period of time to work in photovoltaics, where I started a design team at a local solar company and instituted all of the standards and tools used in commercial scale PV design, including completing several 100kW+ systems myself and training a team of 4 engineers and 4 drafters.
Some highlights from my professional life include:
- Design and implementation of the ADS1115 test platform for Texas Instruments. This involved designing mixed-signal circuitry to run on the Eagle test platform as well as coding all of the supporting routines in C.
- Design of numerous video processing input and output boards at Sightline Applications. This includes a whole suite of mezzanine and interface circuit designs to accept various video standards, as well as output encoders and even enclosures and heatsinks for finished units.
- Design and oversight of commercial scale PV systems throughout Oregon's wine country and NE Portland. In addition to larger systems I also recently designed and installed a system on my own house (shown in my profile photo).
I am experienced with the following software:
- Altium Design, Eagle, PSPICE, Mentor Graphics DesignCapture
- AutoDesk AutoCAD, Sketchup, Solidworks (some)
- C, Visual Studio, Assembly, HTML, PHP, Excel Macros, Macromedia
- Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, Windows