Space Exploration Technologies Corp.

Lead Hardware Engineer (Starlink)

May 2018
Hawthorne, CA

  • Leading a team of engineers designing the next generation of hardware to connect the world to the internet via the Starlink constellation
  • Coordinating with cross functional partners across supply chain, manufacturing, test, reliability, and compliance to build an optimal production line
  • Responsible for schematic capture and layout for a variety of AC/DC power supplies, WiFi routers, and phased array antennas
  • Previously on team responsible for designing Dragon 2 power system and conops
  • Google Inc.

    Hardware Design Engineer (Nest/Home & Daydream VR)

    September 2014—January 2018
    Mountain View, CA

  • Designed hardware for Daydream VR wearables team from schematic capture & layout to validation and test. Responsible for 8 separate PCBAs, FPCAs, and cable assemblies within flagship product from cross functional design to factory quality and bringup.
  • Drove hardware design from marketing requirements to engineering specification, e.g. developing production test tools for measuring "motion-to-photon" latency
  • Designed several FPCs and PCBs for Nest Secure, driving schematic capture, component selection, layout and bring-up in factory/lab. Identified design/manufacturing issues at factory in OQC/IQC, and pursued through resolution to optimize yields.
  • Created and maintained MATLAB/SPICE simulations for sensitive circuitry and power modeling to allow data-driven hardware design, e.g. RX for active IR intrusion detector
  • Wrote and maintained python libraries for interfacing with various internal test equipment over USB/GPIB, governed by web app
  • Apple Inc.

    Systems Integration Intern (iPhone)

    January 2013—September 2013
    Cupertino, CA

  • Validated internal PMU across efficiency, phase/gain margin, load/line response, startup timing, etc.
  • Verified signal and power integrity in several subsystems, including the novel Touch-ID circuit. Identified issues resulting from FPC routing, and provided updated designs
  • Investigated audible noise resulting from piezoelectric properties of ceramic capacitors — designed and fabricated drive and measurement circuitry to stress components under different signal inputs, analyzed resultant audio data
  • Center for Engineering Education Outreach

    STOMP Lego Engineering Fellow

    September 2011 — December 2013
    Somerville, MA

  • Part of nonprofit that travels to classrooms in Cambridge and Boston Massachussets to teach engineering fundamentals to middle and elementary school students
  • Designed lessons around important and esoteric ideas such as collaborative design, limited materials, abstract problem solving
  • See More: http://www.legoengineering.com/about/
  • Education

    Tufts University

    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

    BS in Electrical Engineering

    September 2010 - May 2014
    Medford, MA

    GPA 3.8

    Selected Coursework: Feedback-Control Systems, Communication Systems, Microprocessor Architecture & Assembly Code, Digital Logic Circuits, Analog Design I & II, Physics of Solar Cells, Data Structures, Usability Engineering, Linear Algebra, Discrete Mathematics, Multivariable Calculus, Differential Equations, Music Applications on the iPad, Game Design



    Created iPhone music application "imPact: Remix", funded by Steinway Music


    Xbox indie game, awarded Indie Gem award on Joystiq.com (affiliate of engadget)

    Smart Hydroponics

    Intelligent, learning, home-hydroponics system for city dwellers to grow fresh produce. White paper available

    & Skills

    • Cadence (Concept + Allegro)
    • Altium
    • C/C++/C#/Objective-C
    • Matlab
    • Python
    • VHDL