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William Sykes EE
PO Box 724977
Atlanta, GA 31139
1-770-313-0625

william.sykes@worldnet.att.net
Text-Only Resume

RF Design Engineer

TARGET JOB

One which involves RF wireless circuit design in any or all phases of the development process including synthesis, simulation, PCB layout, prototyping, testing, debugging and troubleshooting.

Desired Status:

Full-Time Employee

Career Level:

Mid Career, +4 years of experience

EXPERIENCE n-1

1998 - 2001

Cox and Co., Inc.

New York, NY

Electrical Engineer

Involved in the design, testing, FAA certification, and manufacturing phases of an electronic controller to fly aboard a Raytheon Air Corporation business jet, the Premier I. The device was at the heart of an innovative new type of de-icing system developed by Cox and Co., Inc.

  • Analog, Digital, RF, High Voltage
  • PCB Layout, Multi-Layer, Thru-Hole, Surface Mount
  • Military/Aerospace Applications
  • High Reliability Design, FMEA, MIL HDBK-217
  • EMI Testing, MIL STD-461/462
  • Prototyping, Testing, Debugging, Troubleshooting
  • EDUCATION

    University of Louisville

    Louisville, KY

    MSEE +36 HOURS

    BSEE 1989

    Communication Systems:

    Control Systems:

  • Circuit Design RF to MW
  • Synthesis, PLL, VCO
  • RF Power, Antennas
  • Impedance Matching, Smith Charts
  • Microwaves, Microstrip, Waveguides
  • Linear, Analog, Digital
  • Non-Linear, Adaptive
  • Fuzzy Systems, Neural Networks
  • Optimal
  • PLC


  • EXPERIENCE n-2

    1993 - 1997

    Zip Express

    Louisville, KY

    Courier 1202

    Part-time and evening courier for regional materials expediting service while pursuing Masters degree during the day at graduate engineering school.

    EXPERIENCE n-3

    1992 - 1993

    International School

    El Salvador

    High School Teacher

    Taught high-school level math and physics classes while living in El Salvador.

    EXPERIENCE n-4

    1989 - 1992

    Harmon Electronics

    Louisville, KY

    Signal Engineer

    Designed electronic control systems for rail transportation grade-crossing and signaling installations.

    EXPERIENCE n-5

    1988

    Cox and Co., Inc.

    New York, NY

    Electrical Engineering Intern

    Designed and fabricated data acquisition and control hardware for use in a wind tunnel test of the B1 airplane engine nacelle. Personally involved in actual wind tunnel test held at the Arnold Air Force Center.

    EXPERIENCE n-6

    1986

    Cox and Co., Inc.

    New York, NY

    Electrical Engineering Intern

    Designed and fabricated electronic test-jig for manufacture of a control unit flown aboard the Rockwell B1 airplane.

    SKILLS

    Skill

    Level

    Last Used

    Experience

    Orcad SPICE mixed A/D circuit simulator

    Expert

    Currently used

    2 years

    Orcad PCB layout

    Expert

    Currently used

    2 years

    HP eeSOF LIBRA microwave circuit simulator

    Beginner

    +4 years ago

    1 year

    EWB SPICE mixed A/D circuit simulator

    Expert

    Currently used

    4 years

    EWB PCB layout

    Expert

    Currently used

    4 years

    Spectrum Analyzer

    Expert

    Currently used

    3 years

    Oscilloscope

    Expert

    Currently used

    4 years

    Network Analyzer

    Intermediate

    +4 years ago

    1 year

    Circuit Prototyping, Soldering, SMT, Thru-hole

    Expert

    Currently used

    4 years

    Circuit Debugging, Troubleshooting to Component

    Expert

    Currently used

    4 years

    C++, FORTRAN, BASIC, PASCAL

    Intermediate

    1 year ago

    +10 years

    HTTP, Web-Page Design

    Intermediate

    Currently used

    2 years