Resume of Gabriel R. Vera-Burgos

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Development Engineer, BorgWarner TorqTransfer Systems - December 1999 to Present

Responsible for analysis and maintenance of real-time embedded system programming on HC05, -08 and -11 processors, in C and assembler. Responsible for selection, procurement and implementation of software design process and multiplex communications tools. Heading up program to design and build an automated test stand for software verification requirements.

Design Engineer, ASG Renaissance, Inc. - October 1994 to December 1999

Assigned to Ford Motor Company, AVT-EESE, October 1995 to December 1999

Worked on software verification test plan design and execution, test plan verification, module specification analysis and development. Environment is C-based software on special purpose microprocessor controlled modules, frequently in multiplexed systems utilizing Ford SCP (SAE J1850), CAN, and UBP. Test design methodology included robust design methods.

Took part in the creation and testing of a generic electronic module testing system, which included a National Instruments Labview-based front end and custom module interfacing hardware.

Attended formal training in Robust Design (Taguchi) Methods and Hatley Pirbhai Architecture Design Methods. Took part in training and testing in conjunction with departmental efforts in support of the corporate ISO 9000 certification goal.

Used all normal OA tools such as WordPerfect, Excel, eXceed/W, MS Word, PC3270/Officevision, etc. Used various lab equipment including oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, etc. in conjunction with software testing.

Assigned to Ford Motor Company, AVT-CAPE, October 1994 to October 1995 Worked on software for the SDC-II, a 68040-based embedded VME system with custom designed interface cards for EEC-IV and EEC-V software development. The software ware written in C on a DEC workstation using the ULTRIX operating system and GNU compiler, cross-assembler and tools. Some 680x0 assembler work was required.

Ported diagnostic software for the above SDC-II from the Microware OS/9 real-time operating system to the Wind River Systems VxWorks real-time operating system. Wrote user documentation for the above diagnostic software, including error-message-to-chip mapping for repair purposes. Responsible for maintenance on 8061/8065 machine code associated with the above system.

Ported a 68020 assembler diagnostic to 68040/VxWorks environment rewritten in C. Did maintenance on the Windows-based user interface to the SDC-II software under DOS/Windows using Borland C and tools. Used all normal OA tools such as WordPerfect, Excel, eXceed/W, MS Word, PC3270/Officevision, etc. Used various lab equipment including oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, etc. in conjunction with software debugging.

Software/Data Acquisition Specialist, Renaissance Systems Technologies, Inc. April 1994 to October 1994

Assigned to Chrysler Jeep Truck Instrumentation-Computer Services Implemented a real-time date analysis program in Microsoft C including graphical data display, GUI, and serial communications. Target machine was a PC-Clone running DOS. Used C-SCAPE, Quinn-Curtis Data Acquisition, ECL Communications Libraries.

Software Engineer, Renaissance Systems Technologies, Inc. January 1992 to March 1994

Assigned to Ford Motor Company, Electronics Division/EV Electronics Products Department Worked in the team charged with the design, equipment selection, assembly and testing of a PC-based test stand used to test the Vehicle System Controller module for the Electric Vehicle. Took part in test strategy development for the test stand software. Developed two major and several smaller software packages for the test stand, which included graphical user interfaces. Developed an EV network analysis tool for the SCP (SAE J1850) network for divisional use. Took part in debugging and maintenance of the VSC code, including branch analysis using a 68332 emulator via an engineering workstation. Also designed and implemented test software for the EV Climate Control module which included SCP and serial communications support.

Hardware used include Texas Microsystems passive backplane ISA-bus computer, equipped with National Instruments data acquisition boards for digital, analog and PWM input and output, Ford designed SPA and DSPA SCP network interface boards, HP 6653A GPIB-controlled power supply, and in-house designed analog/digital S-100 buffer/interface boards in the test stand. Also used various Everex, IBM and Compaq computers for software development, connected via IBM PC-Net and Token Ring LANS. Sun SPARCstation-2s were used in conjunction with an HP series 64700 emulator for software debugging and testing. Used various power supplies, wave generators, scopes, meters, and other equipment for hardware testing and lab work.

Software included IBM and Microsoft DOS version 5.0 and SunOS UNIX operating systems with some work done under Ready Systems VRTX real-time OS. Programming was done in C; Microsoft, Borland, and HP compilers were used along with Microsoft Programmers Workbench and Borland Desktop software development environments. National Instruments analog, digital, waveform, serial and user interface libraries were incorporated using LabWindows and LabView CASE software. Microsoft Windows and various other applications were used for everyday computing, along with Hummingbird Communications eXceed/W with TCP for PC access to the engineering workstations.

Programmer/Analyst, Decision Consultants Inc. - September 1988 to January 1992

Assigned to Ford Motor Company/Body Engineering Performed analysis and maintenance on Mark IV jobs and associated JCL streams used for acquisition and organization for loading into the SE-II Warranty Analysis system. Environment was OS/MVS with TSO/SPF and JES3.

As PC and telecommunications support, was responsible for the selection, procurement, and installation of PCs, printers, scanners, plotters, and various LAN and telecommunications equipment. Also selected, procured, and installed various PC based operating system and applications software. Responsible for investigation and implementation of PC solutions for host-to-PC data transfer problems, user interfaces, and high-speed graphics printing. Involved in planning SYSGENS for SNA end devices, as well as debugging SNA and LAN problems. In addition, served as department liaison with divisional corporate technical groups as well as consultant on various technical issues to customers. Hardware environment was IBM PS/2 models 55, 80 and 90; IBM PC-Net and Token Ring; SYTEK network hardware; Hewlett Packard, Harris, and QMS laser printers; Tecmar Tape Drives; Black Box 3777/SNA emulator; Pacific Images and Intel Fax adapters; Hewlett Packard scanners.

Software environment included IBM PC DOS 3.3, 4.0, 5.0; IBM LAN Support and PC-LAN; Barr Systems SNA/RJE+3270 TRN; DOS batch files; Microsoft Windows 2.2 and 3.0; Excel, Freelance, Word for Windows, PowerPoint, SAS PC, AutoCad 10.0 WordPerfect 5.1, PCTools, XTree Pro, SPC PC; IBM PC 3270, INPCS, and Personal Communications/3270 emulators; GDDM-PCLK; Microsoft C.

Systems Manager/Supervisor/Analyst, Wayne State University - July 1986 to September 1988

Performed problem analysis for applications across the entire Human Resources Division. Supervised work assignments for up to 3 assistants in department; responsible for all decisions made pertaining to software use for divisional applications. Programming in PL/I, Pascal, and various utilities on MTS; COBOL, Mark IV and other utilities on MVS; Basic, Lotus 123, and dBASE III on PC-DOS.

Used CMS as interface to MVX and PROFS. Applications designed for merit pay evaluation and implementation, job posting system, and various employee reporting. Researched, designed and implemented a project to restructure the classification system including a SPIRES database, interactive updating functions and reports.

Programmer/Analyst, Consultants in Systems and Programming - November 1983 to July 1986

Assigned to Ford Motor Company/Finance Staff Performed analysis and maintenance on Mark IV jobs and tax reporting. The environment was duplexed IBM 3033s running OS/MVS with TSO/SPF and PANVALET.

Assigned to Ford Motor Company/Engineering Information Systems Analysis and maintenance on exec_com job streams and PL/I programs associated with fuel economy tracking and government reporting. Responsible for the analysis, design, coding, and testing of an interface between two large databases. The project required extensive research into user data terminology and usage. The environment was Honeywell MULTICS, running on a multiprocessing system of DPS-8s using PL/I, MRDS, CTS, and MULTICS exec_com languages.

Programmer/Analyst, Wayne State University - May 1982 to November 1983

In charge of all computer operations for the university's placement office. This entailed the design and maintenance of Mark IV runs and COBOL and PL/I programs used in producing the department's Job Bulletin, reporting co-op and internships and tracking of the student assistant program. Performed all user training in the operation of the programs, coordinated the selection and purchase of a complete micro-computer system, and the subsequent moving of departmental functions onto it. The environments consisted of OS/MVS on an Amdahl 470/v8 using SPIRES, PL/I, and MTS Source language; CP/M on an Ontel Amigo PC using CBASIC, Wordstar, Z80 Assembly language and various CP/M utilities.
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Diploma: College Preparatory
Programs: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering
Degree: BS Computer Science
Other: Professional Development Seminars in Focus, IMS, DB2, SAS,
Network hardware and software, Software Verification
and Validation techniques, Robust Testing (Taguchi) methods,
and System Development using Hatley/Pirbhai Methods, Fundamentals of CAN;
time management from Franklin Institute;

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