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Brian DeRusso March 3, 2009
3009 N. Trillium Dr.
Aliquipa, PA 15001
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
I know I would be a valuable asset to with my broad spectrum of skills,
• BSEE, University of Pittsburgh, 1998.
• Project management and project
engineering experience internationally.
• Excellent leadership and team participation
• 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
• 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
instilled early in my engineering career
• Trained in Green Belt DMAIC to Designing for Six
• 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 3009 N. Trillium Dr., Aliquippa, PA 15001
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
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Skills: Hardware/Software: Microsoft
Project, SUN, PC, Linux, UNIX, Cadence, Spectre, Analog Artist, DF2 (DFII), Fastrack, Framemaker,
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.
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
Borough of Coraopolis Police Dept., Coraopolis, PA.
handling all incoming calls, writing reports and dispatching Police Dept., Fire Dept., and
Nuclear Surveilance QA - Electrical Engineer January 1995 to May 1995
Nuclear Quality Assurance / Surveillance Services
Pennsylvania Power and Light, Berwick,
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.