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 Post subject: RF Engineer seeking perm employment
Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:44 pm 

Joined: Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:38 pm
Posts: 1
please review my credentials...

Brian DeRusso March 3, 2009
3009 N. Trillium Dr.
Aliquipa, PA 15001
Dear Team,

Enclosed please find my curriculum vitae in response to current Engineering positions available. I feel I would be a very driven asset to get the job done as the evolution of my career is continuing in this path. I am confident that my balanced skill-set of ability to multiplex with projects, internal customers, the team, an inherent ability to motivate, resource, apply my mind for innovation and ambition are a perfect match these positions.

I know I would be a valuable asset to with my broad spectrum of skills, including:

• BSEE, University of Pittsburgh, 1998.
• Project management and project engineering experience internationally.
• Excellent leadership and team participation expercience.
• Experienced RF designer with versatility from the IC level all the way through
products and system level interaction.
• Designed the first ever 802.11a/b/g front ends in SiGe and TSMC
• Product engineering and management involved in all aspects from engaging key
suppliers to managing a product from concept to implementation.
• Project Leadership from project / system level engagement to technical level
• Reliability instilled early in my engineering career
• Trained in Green Belt DMAIC to Designing for Six Sigma
• Experienced in the best practice engineering process (from /Harris) of capturing requirements, tracing them through the design, conducting reviews during the design cycle, and then finally acceptance test with the customer.
• Understanding of manufacturing process and the ability to integrate these DFM techniques into the design so it is ready for production.
• Expert RF analog circuit design up to 6 GHz
• Excellent experience with Microsoft Project and preparedness for the unanticipated.
• Experienced in writing engineering documentation in support of the design cycle.
• Extensive experience conducting root cause and failure analysis
• Ability to get the job done!

I trust that I can and will make a large impact to any assignment that I undertake. I have a positive, self-starter attitude, and look forward to discussing how I can begin to make a difference in any position. If you have any questions or would like to contact me, I can be reached by phone at 412-677-3070 or via email, .


Brian DeRusso

CV below..

Brian DeRusso 3009 N. Trillium Dr., Aliquippa, PA 15001
Home: (412) 677-3070


Project Management, Program Management and RF IC and System Design from conceptual level to product test plan development, reliability input, customer and team liaison/participant; From a management perspective : Apply my broad skill-set to become a comprehensive participant in identifying and interfacing with key target customers and providing long term viable business solutions, specific product development, develop fruitful business relationships – simply driving the company’s business theme, goals, endeavors, and vision with the most appropriate approach.
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, April 25, 1998
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Skills: Hardware/Software: Microsoft Project, SUN, PC, Linux, UNIX, Cadence, Spectre, Analog Artist, DF2 (DFII), Fastrack, Framemaker, MSWord, Excel

Work Experience:

RF Systems and Design Engineering Consultant October 2008 - Present
DeRusso RF Solutions

The main goal of this endeavor is to provide reliable electrical RF solutions regarding concepts, designs, test plans, system logistics and direction for fellow colleagues and customers. This encompasses IC level to product implementation with a pace and depth I am comfortable with.

RF Systems Engineer June 2008 – October 2008

Elster AMCO Water Inc. Responsible for Automatic RF Metering Solutions system project management, design, development and deployment; Identify key issues in coordination with France, UK and US partners to development and drive schedule completing field testing and system testing; Understanding customers their needs to provide custom reliable solutions reporting directly to the VP of Design and development. In full control of driving better solutions and driving projects to the job done.

RF Systems and Design Engineering Consultant November 2007 – March 2008
DeRusso RF Solutions
Provide reliable electrical RF solutions regarding concepts, designs, test plans, system logistics and direction for fellow colleagues and customers. The main responsibility of this endeavor focused on front-end RF design up to 6 GHz.

RF Systems Engineer April 2005 – June 2007
General Electric Company - Infrastructure - Transportation

Responsible for Remote Control Locomotive system design, development and deployment; Identify key suppliers for development and drive schedule; travel and completing field work and system testing; Engaging customers and understanding their needs and providing custom reliable solutions.

Senior RF IC Design Engineer July 2000 to April 2005
Intersil Corporation / Conexant Systems Inc., Palm Bay, FL

Responsible for the conceptualization, design, layout and laboratory evaluation of RF (radio frequency) and MS (Mixed Signal) IC’s. Specifically responsible for the design of 5GHz and 2.5GHz transceiver circuits in BiCMOS SiGe, 0.18u CMOS, and 0.13u CMOS for single/multi-chip 802.11x WLAN radios. The main focus of design efforts included LNA’s, mixers, basic VCO cores, transmit amplifiers and various test chips. Proficient in using various lab equipment such as HP and Agilent spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, signal generators, power meters, vector volt meters, waveform generators and oscilloscopes in laboratory evaluation efforts of the fore-mentioned designs. Responsible for participating in team problem-solving efforts when circuit emergencies occur. My work and responsibilities have allowed me to demonstrate an ability to work well in the team environment, ability to meet scheduled commitments, and communicate effectively both in writing and verbally.

Senior Engineer - Failure Analysis (Supervisor) October 1998 to July 2000
Harris Semiconductor / Intersil Corporation, Palm Bay, FL.

Responsible for all reliability, customer related issues, qualification plans and failure analysis regarding PRISM98 and all other RF / wireless products. Responsible for the development and implementation of wireless FA techniques. Responsible for the development and implementation of reliability stress monitor plans. Other responsibilities include root cause failure analysis of failures that occur during reliability testing and field failures returned from customers and supervision of four wireless failure analysis technicians. Responsible for the design and simulation of ESD structures in the new wireless LAN IC. Internship - Design Engineer May 1998 to October 1998 Harris Semiconductor, Palm Bay, FL. Responsible for designing a down-convert single balanced rx mixer (RF @ 2.5GHz) and single stage LNA. Responsible for the PCB layout and design for the optimized mixer and LNA. Responsible for all simulations, documentation, troubleshooting and lab measurements regarding these designs to validate simulated performance versus lab performance in order to identify any issues which could mitigate risk for the Prism 98 program. Other responsibilities included transistor array device characterization, package parasitic design and modeling, generating noise figure, S-parameters, gains, K factors, stability circles, and taking measurements in the lab using network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, signal generators, and various other lab and simulation tools.

Police Dispatcher October 1993 to April 1997
Borough of Coraopolis Police Dept., Coraopolis, PA.

Responsible for handling all incoming calls, writing reports and dispatching Police Dept., Fire Dept., and Ambulance Authority.

Nuclear Surveilance QA - Electrical Engineer January 1995 to May 1995
Nuclear Quality Assurance / Surveillance Services
Pennsylvania Power and Light, Berwick, PA.

Initiated work, perform audits and real time surveillance in areas of design, documentation, procurement, operation, modification, refueling, and maintenance to assure compliance with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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