Kailua, Hawai`i 96734
Manager with experience and expertise in:
systems architecture and development
- Web based
Medical Inc., Honolulu, HI
Research & Development, 2009 to present
Applied Engineering, 2007 to 2009
for a medical device company handling architecture, engineering, quality
assurance, regulatory compliance, and customer service.
- Manager for
the LifeBed Display product, a system for passively sensing patient heart
and respiration rates without leads or wires directly connected to the
patient. Architected a redesign to address customer identified
usability issues, reduce the size, and cut the cost of the system by 75%.
hired and managed direct reports and external contractors. Monitored
performance, and mentored and counseled staff for career advancement and
and manager for the LifeBed Network, a cloud based system for collecting
data from the LifeBed Displays deployed in hospitals globally. The
LifeBed Network used a web-based interface to allow the viewing and
analysis of data collected.
for corporate compliance with all regulatory and external standards
in preparation and execution of an ISO 13485 (Quality System) audit to
comply with requirements for medical devices in Europe.
engineering, data handling, and materials handling components of Quality
product development process to streamline and simplify it and reduce
overhead (documentation, meetings, etc.) of the process.
marketing, sales, and customer service staff
- Work with
suppliers to improve quality, reduce costs, and resolve problems.
test plans to verify compliance with specifications and ability of
products to meet customer needs.
- Work with
other top staff members in company to produce schedules, control costs and
assure smooth operation of the company.
Media, Kailua, HI
2005 to 2007
wireless, data, and voice networking.
open source wireless mesh networking software.
design, and implemented accounting, billing, and VoIP switching components
for a voice messaging system and a "reverse" voice conferencing
system. System was based on standard LAMP technology combined with
an Asterisk PBX and a Compunetix voice conferencing system to be reliable
- Worked with
client operations staff to select hosting sites, develop data center
architecture, select hardware, and approve service providers.
scalability and economy issues, debugged problems, devised and implemented
Inc., Honolulu, HI
Software Development, 2003 to 2005
Engineering Manager, established and managed team of seven. Architected and
participated in the development of the award-winning HotPoint 1000 and 1500
and built the engineering team up from an empty office.
a patented virtual layer 2 switching system overlaid on wireless mesh
- Acted as
mentor to the junior engineers, helped them set and achieve career goals.
- Set group
goals and schedules, assigned tasks, tracked and reported results.
individual performance, counseled under performers and rewarded high
- Led the
team in real-life characterization of mobile ad-hoc wireless networks and
tuning the mesh routing protocol.
hired, and managed external consultants for device drivers and IP stack
delivered initial two releases of the Hotpoint 1000S and the initial release
of the Hotpoint 1500 wireless mesh devices.
Systems DSBU, San Jose, CA
Engineer, 2001 to 2003
and ported new features to Catalyst 3550 and 3750 series L2/L3 Ethernet
switches running IOS 12.1E
for addition and maintenance of secure protocols SSL, SSH, SNMPv3 and
clustering issue by clearly defining an interaction between HSRP and the
cluster code, implementing this change eliminated customer and test
for maintaining HSRP and clustering features and resolving problems.
Technologies, Inc./Cisco Systems MASBU, San Jose, CA
Engineer, 2000 to 2001
developer for first generation Cisco Web Pad, and chief architect for second
generation product design.
the power management features at the hardware level resulting in the
discovery of a major RAM design flaw.
- Worked with
Aironet BU to refine features of BSM/BSE342 wireless base station
resulting in better control and monitoring capabilities.
with GUI designer to define UI look and feel.
802.11 radio driver code.
and selected operating system for second generation device.
to definition of core hardware platform for second generation.
- Trained and
mentored junior engineers on team.
Magic, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA
Engineer, 1997 to 2000
development team for consumer products tied to the Portico voice-controlled
virtual assistant. Team developed a prototype intelligent telephone with voice
recognition and networking capabilities needed to interface with the Portico
service. Designed and implemented T1 and ISDN drivers for the OnStar
- Designed a
VoIP connection for Nuance Voice Recognition servers to replace Dialogic
drivers under Windows NT, this allowed voice to be transported over IP
rather than more expensive circuit switched T1s.
- Part of
team that designed a more portable and flexible server architecture based
on Java, C++, and CORBA.
rudimentary streaming media protocols to transfer voice (and other
real-time content) over UDP.
and implemented the client/server control protocols.
color mapping system for 8-bit unmapped color display.
Communications, Inc., Walnut Creek, CA
Development Manager, 1996 to 1997
and managed a team of four software engineers in the development of a
multi-protocol cellular base station transceiver controller.
of a flexible software and hardware design for cellular base station radio
controller that offered quick, simple, and economical integration of
- Devised a
cost-saving and versatile serial bus backplane based on inexpensive DSPs
to replace expensive HDLC version.
hardware engineering in defining architecture of controller card resulting
in reduced hardware costs and easier software development.
- Lead team
in development of AMPS and IS-136 protocols.
- Did high
level hardware design for Intel x86 T1 interface card.
and implemented T1 interface firmware.
two newly graduated junior engineers in group helping one to achieve
promotion to engineer
Media, Fremont, CA
principal member of a software and web development consultancy.
installed and maintained web sites for clients, including one of the first
large retail web sites (Walnut Creek CD-ROM)
engineer developing technology and user experience for an Internet themed
to the NCSA HTTP daemon project (forerunner of Apache web server).
- Author of
several CD-ROM products published by Walnut Creek CDROM.
Inc., San Jose, CA
Technical Staff, 1994 to 1995
firmware development team for frame relay to FastPacket board.
new firmware that allowed connection of a third-party FRAD.
DSP assembly language code to eliminate bottlenecks that hindered
Systems, Network Access Division, Fremont, CA
Technical Staff, 1992 to 1994
to complete and enhance T1/E1 CSU/DSU acquired from Scitec Communications
specification for and oversaw addition of a TCP/IP stack and an SNMP agent
to the product.
- Ported code
base to an ANSI C development environment.
- Fixed bugs
and added new features to product.
Communications Research, Fremont, CA
Design Engineer, 1991 to 1992
development team for T1/E1 CSU/DSU with four configurable data ports and one high-speed
and coded T1/E1 maintenance and statistics gathering functions achieving
full compliance with AT&T and ANSI requirements.
- Defined and
wrote code for user interface.
device drivers for T1/E1 interface chips
- Worked with
hardware engineer to develop work-arounds and bug fixes for hardware
software engineering in 1984 working in optical, copper, and VSAT data
networking. Prior to that worked in Quality Assurance for long distance
voice switching equipment and in power supply design.
Wireless Service Point Networks
Wireless service points having unique identifiers for secure communication