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West Valley Engineering Nvidia - Failure Analysis Engineer Resume Example

Penelope Perry
Systems Test Engineer BACKGROUND HIGHLIGHTS Over 10  years experience in the fields of satellite system testing with hands-on experience. Satellite Systems Testing, phases includes Bus & Payload Module Test, Initial Integration System Test(IIST), Vibration, Acoustic, Spacecraft Thermal Vacuum(SCTV) and Final Integration System Test(FIST). Satellite system launch preparation. Strong leadership background and experienced in system test execution Experience in A2100 satellites system module, single line flow and environmental test. Broad knowledge in TT&C, STT&C, GN&C, EPS, PSS and Thermal Subsystems. Experience in Hi-Bay work activities and proficient in setting up test and validation Proven experience in handling Flight Hardware during test set-up. Strong failure analysis and troubleshooting capabilities during test and test set up. Well familiar with Automated Test Equipment, Procedures, Requirements & Test Processes. Experience in using oscilloscope, function generators, programmable power supplies, logic analyzers, spectrum analyzers, RF signal synthesizers, power meters, network analyzers, micro-ohmmeters, DMM/DVM, R&S CMW500 Wideband Radio Communication Tester. Well experience in RF systems test and set up as well as best testing practices and methods. Over four years teaching experience in Theory and Laboratory including AC/DC, Solid State, Integrated Circuits, Digital Systems, RF and Communication, and Microprocessor. Numerous years of experience in writing automation scripts according to test procedures ( Visual Basic, C/C++, Linux/Unix, LabView, MatLab)

  • Troubleshooting - systems, test set up, pcba, units, modules
  • Teaching Basic Electronics - analog, digital, RF
  • Failure Analysis - pcba, units, modules, systems
  • Testing - pcba, units, modules, systems
  • Validation - hardware, software, test set up.
  • Writing - test procedures, reports
  • Proficient use of test equipment - oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, logic analyzer, network analyzers
Failure Analysis Engineer 08/2014 to Present West Valley Engineering - Nvidia Santa Clara, CA.
  • Work for West Valley Engineering and contracted to Nvidia as temporary FA Engineer.
  • Performed real-time failure analysis (FA) of Printed Circuit Board Assemblies (PCBA) to System-level platforms (Bluetooth, Wi Fi, SDMMC peripheral hardware interfaces).
  • Performed FA from system level down to the component level (CPU, GPU, RF components, SMT).
  • Determined board-level to system level root cause analysis in a timely manner.
  • Supported continuous improvement in FA process.
  • Wrote clear and complete FA Reports detailing steps taken and findings.
  • Accomplishment: Successfully supported soft-modem proto-type program and Gaming Box with 3D graphics video program.
Test Specialist 05/2013 to 07/2014 West Valley Engineering - Space System Loral Palo Alto, CA.
  • Work for West Valley Engineering and contracted to SSL as temporary Test Specialist.
  • Test Satellite Bus Electronic such as CCAs, Units, Trays and Modules.
  • Testing includes functional electronic test, thermal, vacuum and vibration.
  • Performed quality assurance on all CCA, Trays and Modules prior to all testing.
  • Accomplishment: Found numerous missing parts, wrong part number, mis-wires, damaged parts, poor workmanships, improper installations which saved the company $10,000 each occurrence.
Electronic Instructor 03/2012 to 06/2013 ITT Technical Institute Concord, CA
  • As a classroom instructor, lectured student in the field of electronics which included, Analog, Digital, RF & Communications.
  • Instructed students in laboratory work, safety procedure and applications.
  • Assisted student in building electronic circuitry and classroom project.
  • Familiarized students with safe practices and use of laboratory equipment such as Digital Multimeter, Oscilloscope, Function generator, Power Meter, Spectrum Analyzer and Network Analyzers.
  • Accomplishment: Each quarter I was able to help and persuade one or two academically challenged student to put in the hard work in order to finish their course of study.
Test Engineer 02/2007 to 11/2009 Lockheed Martin Space Systems Sunnyvale, CA
  • As a lead role, executed numerous Bus and Payload testing.
  • Satellite supported included Sirius 4 , JSAT 11 & 12, AMC 14, AEHF 1 & 2 and MUOS.
  • Modified and maintained test procedures for SEPET testing.
  • Wrote procedures for various special task ( FAR) as well as procedure changes for ECCB and ECO.
  • Supported EGSE group in developing ICD for MUOS.
  • Wrote discrepancy reports and performed integration regression testing to verify/validate incorporated fixes to software, components, subsystems and systems.
  • Performed numerous test station validation and test set up for acceptance testing of Analog, Digital and RF & Microwave modules, units and systems.
  • Accomplishment: Was able to meet numerous satellites deadlines and milestone testing that resulted in company monetary awards and bonuses.
  • Had a successful campaign as a loan out to support AEHF satellite system testing.
Satellite Test Engineer 04/2003 to 05/2006 Northrop Grumman Redondo Beach, CA
  • DSP-1 & AEHF Satellite Test Engineer.
  • RF & Communications as well as Power, Launch and Instrument Integration.
  • As a lead role, wrote test procedures for IST testing both in plant and Eastern Launch Site.
  • Created procedures for various special task.
  • Led a team to daily testing of Bus and Payload systems.
  • Accomplishment: Met DSP-1 milestone and deadline testing that resulted in awards and bonuses.
  • Had a successful campaign as a loan out to support AEHF satellite system testing.
Test Engineer 09/2000 to 01/2003 Boeing Satellite Systems El Segundo, CA
  • Led a team in testing satellite systems in all phases which included BMT, IIST, Vibration.
  • Satellite supported included 702 series Anik F1, XM1, XM2, Galaxy 3C and Thuraya D2.
  • 601 series includes TDRS I & J, ICO 7, Asia Sat, JC Sat, Galaxy 13, and GOES N.
  • Involved in the early stage of writing test procedure for a specific satellite (New Skies 8) Initiated numerous ECR on automated test procedure and requirements.
  • Validated test procedure for reliability and testability of satellite system testing.
  • Accomplishment: Was able to meet numerous satellites deadlines and milestone testing that resulted in company monetary awards and bonuses.
  • Successfully supported different satellite testing as they go through their respective test phases.
Bachelor of Science: Electrical Engineering
B.S.E.E Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, Illinois
Additional Information
Security ClearanceD.O.D. Secret Clearance.
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Previous Companies:

  • West Valley Engineering Nvidia
  • West Valley Engineering Space System Loral
  • ITT Technical Institute

Previous Job Positions:

  • Failure Analysis Engineer
  • Test Specialist
  • Electronic Instructor
  • Test Engineer
  • Satellite Test Engineer


  • Illinois Institute of Technology

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Science
  • B.S.E.E

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