My career is heavily, and successfully, in R&D. My strength is combining disparate systems to create innovative prototypes resulting in revolutionary products.
Joined Uptake as an early engineer and saw it grow to its current billion dollar valuation and 600+ person company. Currently the lead engineer for client interaction and product implementation, I architect atypical installations, write proposals and responses and discover and integrate new technologies into the Uptake product.
Early on, I directed hardware design and end-to-end production, bringing a software-centric and hardware-shy startup from zero to 200,000 devices produced per year. I also lead R&D and special projects teams for sensor integration and networking, where we rapidly prototyped and completed proof-of-concept implementations from whiteboard to working device across many verticals.
Accolades:"Best-In-Class" award (6/17), "Uptake Ambassador" (6/2016), "Conscious Leader" (8/2017).
Director of the Instrumentation and Simulation group's Research and Technology Insertion team through several years and several successful multi-million dollar programs including JTEP (geospatial technologies, virtual terrain generation, neogeography); FlexTrain (hardware design, embedded systems design, GPS-denied tracking, data analytics); XCTC (field application engineering, RF system design); Fracture Surface Topography Analysis (simulation and visualization); and BRIGHT (human-machine interaction research).
Consulting in hardware design, ruggedization, manufacturability and vendor relationships.
Consulting work to apply and direct software engineering effort, create technology strategy, and find and aquire talent and negotiate vendor relationships. Additional help in social media strategy.
Focus in Systems Engineering