Amir Marandi

Work History

Work History
Jun 2000 - Present

Technical Leader I

Cisco Systems/Scientific-Atlanta

• Hardware Lead Engineer for multiple domestic and foreign cable set-top boxes including several DVR (TiVO-like) designs

• Hardware support lead for European and Asian market ODM settops

• Worked with several ODMs in Taiwan

• Actively involved in design reviews (specifications, schematics, board layout), hardware debugging and verification, DVT, and FVT testing of ODM designs.

• Provided support to ODMs with hardware and diagnostic software issues and approval of alternate sources for critical system components.

• Responsible for maintaining schematics and PWB designs using Mentor Graphics tools, and revision documentations for designs with 40-page schematics.

• Responsible for generating and maintaining BOMs (board, daughter card, chassis, and unit levels) for designs with over 2,000 components.

• Responsible for generating and/or updating extensive internal technical documentation.

• Maintaining communication between mechanical and electrical design groups.

• Designed pin boards for factory board level ATE racks.

• Participated in DVT, factory test results reviews, and QA Cpk reviews for internal and ODM designs.

• Participated in prototype builds - Required travel to factory in Juarez Mexico. Managed factory support team of engineers and technicians. Provided build hardware documentations to engineers and factory test engineers and attended build and discrepancy meetings.

• Programming for lab testing and data collection.

• Supported lab technician in learning and performing hardware trouble shooting, and software programming.

Sep 1995 - Jun 2000

Hardware Design Engineer

Schlumberger Industries Electricity Management

• Hardware team leader involved in design completion and starting production of Q1000 solid-state poly-phase industrial power metering system.

• Responsible for maintaining schematics and 4-layer PWB designs.

• Worked on hardware and firmware (in C) of a new solid-state gas meter.

Aug 1989 - Sep 1995

Test Engineer

Schlumberger Industries Electricity Management

• Responsible for testing and calibration of solid-state poly-phase industrial power meters.

• Designed and wrote software in C for production line calibration, data collection, and burn-in test chamber.

Nov 1986 - Aug 1989

Scientific Instrumentation Specialist

University of Kentucky

• Involved in design and implementation of electronics for state of the arts gamma ray detector for nuclear physics research project.

Sep 1983 - Nov 1986

Engineer Assistant

University of Kentucky

• Assisted in design and implementation of precision linear 4kV linear ramp generator for atomic physics research projects.

• Assisted in design and implementation of analog and digital circuits for nuclear physics research projects, including design and fabrication of 2-layer PWB.

Education

Education

B.S., Electrical Engineering

University of Kentucky

Also completed course works required for a Masters degree program in Electrical Engineering at

University of Kentucky, May 1986.

Summary

• Experienced lead hardware design engineer for complex electronic designs.• Experienced in schematic capture, board layout, and design documentation.• Able to organize and track complex designs with minimal supervision.• Highly motivated, team player, strong work ethic.• Broad knowledge of hardware, software, and systems.

Custom

Technical Skills

• Experienced in Mentor Graphics Expedition schematics capture, simulation, and board

   layout software.

• Wrote Visual Basic software to manipulate Expedition database for massive changes like reference designator renumbering and parts placement.

• Familiar with Cadence/OrCAD schematics capture and Allegro PWB design software.

• Good knowledge of test equipment.

• Good knowledge of analog and digital video and audio technology and related consumer-electronic technology.

• Good knowledge of Ethernet, USB, SATA, IEEE-488, SPI, and I2C.

• Experienced in C and knowledgeable in Visual Basic. Familiar with Visual Studio, VBA and HTML.

• Knowledgeable in device programming, chip level, firmware and application software.

• Familiar with Linux (Ubuntu, Fedora).

• Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office products. • Some work in FORTRAN and Assembly languages (6502, 6800, Z80, 8088, and TMS32010 DSP).