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Summary of Experience

Seasoned engineering professional/surfer with over 15 years of experience in product development, applications support and technical marketing of various electronic hardware and software IP technologies targeting consumer electronics and digital communications applications. Chief liaison between cross-functional teams in marketing/sales, engineering, and manufacturers. Implemented audio technology projects for top-tier manufacturers. Multilingual in English, Japanese, Korean, and French.

Employment Preferences

85,000 To: 100,000 USD Per Annum
Marina del Rey, CA, United States
Full Time, Part Time, Casual, Contract
Customer Service, Design, Education & Training, Engineering, Environment & Conservation, Film/Video Production, Graduate/Entry Level, Hospitality & Tourism, Information Technology, Legal, Management, Marketing, Merchandising, Operations, Product Development, Production, Retail, Sales, Science & Technology, Volunteer
Australia, United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Korea, Republic of

Surfing Experience

Longboard, Shortboard

Work History

Job Title Company When?
ERP Consultant SimCrest, Inc. From January 2016 To Current
Implement and support Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions for global clients, focusing on mid to large size Japanese businesses to ensure collection, storage, management and interpretation of data from all facets of business activities including product planning, cost manufacturing, service delivery, marketing/sales, shipping/payment, and inventory/supply chain management.
*Gather and define customer requirements and conduct gap analysis for the purpose of creating ERP solutions using Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
*Configure and install MS Dynamics to integrate with multiple business management process systems while migrating master data into a customized ERP platform.
*Optimize inventory control for 3rd party warehouses and trunk stock inventory as part of ERP Implementation projects with Asahi Inntech USA Medical Components.
Strategic Technology Consultan Conray Trading From December 2013 To January 2016
Technical marketing adviser for setting up business channels and commercial platforms to distribute clean energy, power harvesting and patented heat-dissipating LED lighting solutions for commercial, industrial and outdoor lighting markets.
*Located and leveraged the best-in-class LED packaging technology in accordance with leading-edge companies in S. Korea (BK Technology, Wells Communication) and Japan (Furukawa Co., Ltd.) thereby forming strategic OED/ODM business alliances which significantly reduced manufacturing costs without negatively impacting performance.
*Spearheaded the integration of BK Technology’s patented heat dissipation design into lighting fixtures in compliance with safety, performance and environmental standards thereby securing Conray’s entry into the US commercial and residential LED markets.
*Evangelized lighting products owned by Conray’s partners for international marketing to chip packaging and luminaire design companies in the US.
Field Applications Engineer DTS, Inc. From November 2007 To June 2013
Resolved problems and answered customer queries regarding the DTS coherent acoustics/HD decoder algorithm for top-tier licensees in both the consumer electronics and semiconductor IC markets.
*Accelerated end-to-end integration process of the DTS decoder on both silicon and software platforms starting from requirement gathering, planning, integration, critical listening/tuning, and certification to reduce the average certification queue time by 50%.
*Integrated and tested the DTS codec and post-processing libraries into pro-tools encoding and mobile platform spaces such as Ateme, Adobe, Main Concept, and Ericsson.
*Established the appearance of the first DTS 5.1 broadcast decoder topology-compliant (Bouygues TelecomÕs BBox Sensation) and DTS transcoder-compliant (Sagemcom) set top box in the European (French) IPTV market by monitoring and executing essential certification milestones within the entire product life cycle starting from software porting on silicon and ending with AP Box testing.
*Revised and restructured licensing manuals and other key documentation pieces included in the DTS software development kit (SDK) for improving the understanding of and furthering the adoption of the DTS core audio technology.
*Created and instituted an extensive library of FAQs which helped licensees to reduce the porting time of the DTS codec into hardware by an average of two weeks.
*Executed on-time deliveries of version-specific SDKs to licensees by working in conjunction with software development through bug logging (Bugzilla), issue-tracking (JIRA) and project management/collaboration tools (Salesforce, Confluence) as part of Agile-based program methodologies.
*Formulated a value proposition supporting the creation of a DTS Neural Music Direct iPhone App for the purpose of strengthening the position of DTS Neural Surround Upmix Decoder to dislodge other competing matrix upmix technologies in the automotive market as part of an internal business plan project.
*Orchestrated remote and local support for certifications of consumer audio products in application spaces ranging from Home AV, Embedded (Mobile, Tablet), and Broadcast (Set Top Box, Digital Media Player) across different time-zones (Asia-Pacific, Europe, N. America) while communicating with licensees directly in the local language.
*Presented the first technical training for the DTS codec in Japan to an audience of over one hundred engineers which enabled 90% of Japanese IC licensees to homologate to new licensing program requirements three months ahead of deadline.
Senior DSP Applications Engine Cirrus Logic, Inc.. From October 2006 To November 2007
Tested and debugged all HD-Audio firmware deliverables and development tools for DSP platforms.
*Built and tested audio decoder firmware deliverables (E-AC3, DTS-HD HRA/MA, Dolby TrueHD) and wrote accompanying documentation for audio DSP devices.
*Gauged the competitive ability of other audio solutions in the marketplace as well as the dominant architecture requirements for potential design sockets to formulate cost-benefit analysis of product features.
*Routed and tested the hardware interface between an FPGA-based memory buffer and a USB host-controlled DSP that enabled the receiving of I2S audio data over HDMI thereby reducing the internal development time for an important evaluation platform by several weeks which allowed 20% more customers to meet their design schedules.
Field Applications Engineer Xilinx, Inc. From April 2003 To October 2006
Built relationships with customers and third party vendors while managing and mentoring FAEs from Japanese sales distributors. Enforced daily milestones in debug progression for all customer issues in global tier-1 FPGA accounts.
*Conducted bilingual technical trainings, seminars and demos on Xilinx’s DSP Design Implementation protocol for tier-1 customers, sales distributors, and external stakeholders which significantly increased the adoption of Xilinx’s FPGA as a viable alternative to traditional ASIC-based DSP solutions within the consumer electronics, automotive, and communications markets within Japan. Design wins replacing legacy ASIC solutions include the following accounts: Sony (Digital TV), Matsushita (Embedded FAX Modem), Fujitsu (Optical Transceiver), NEC (POS Terminal, PBX), Panasonic (Set Top Box), Denso (Automobile Video Sensor), and Toshiba (Medical Imaging).
*Initiated internal change requests and errata for existing as well as newly discovered bugs in software, documentation flaws, and discrepancies in specification measurements.
*Authored application notes with reference designs for DSP applications involving FFTs, encoding/decoding IP Cores (Turbo Convolution, Viterbi, Digital Down/Up Converter, Reed Solomon) as well as commonly used digital filters (MAC FIR, IIR, DA FIR, CIC).
*Devised a timely work-around solution for a faulty methodology employed by Matsushita Electronics for the J.83 Annex A/C IP core which saved a 10K unit/month business from missing a crucial production deadline for entry into the domestic market.
*Assessed and filtered customer engineering requests to significantly reduce extraneous support/development activity from internal engineering teams while providing valuable feedback regarding competitive climate and industry trends to internal sales organizations.
*Formulated volume-based forecasts while monitoring and managing technical activities for all accounts to ensure alignment with sales market goals through daily communication with distributors and internal groups.
Field Applications Engineer Silicon Laboratories From December 2000 To January 2003
Field Applications Engineer: Supported all technical issues in business accounts throughout markets in Japan and the Asia-Pacific region as the primary window of contact.
*Led first early access account customer, Panasonic Wireless Communications, to the development and production of its first 3G Wideband CDMA handset.
*Analyzed project priorities based on potential business revenue to formulate quick and robust solutions for important customers which reduced by 30% the technical support burden borne by internal engineering resources as measured in man-hours.
*Drove and managed distributor FAE activity for wireline products encompassing DAAs used in soft/controller-less modems, SLICs, and voice codecs.
*Pioneered and nurtured relationships with customers, distributors and sales representatives as the first Asia-Pacific region based employee in the entire organization which led to the establishment of first Silicon Laboratories office in Asia.
*Qualified PCB layouts, schematics, and manufacturing processes while ensuring homologation to country-specific electrical requirements by testing hardware platforms and evaluating failure rates.


Qualification Field of Study Institution When?
M.B.A. Marketing, Strategy UCLA Anderson From 2016 To 2017
Certificate Systems Analysis UCLA Extension From 2016 To 2016
Master of Science Inter Engineering University of Washington From 1997 To 2001
Bachelor of Science Biomedical Engineering The Johns Hopkins University From 1989 To 1993

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