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Blk 557, #11-1886, Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, Singapore 560557
Tel: +65-6453-2748,
Mobile: +65-9002-7257, Email: skarthik77@yahoo.com

OBJECTIVE

Sr. Software Engineer / Team Lead / Project Manager

SUMMARY

Highly experienced in software design & development for hi-tech systems. Experienced in leading project teams of 1-3 members. Strong analytical skills. Able to handle customers very well. Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

05/2002 –

Seagate Technology International, Singapore

HARD DISK TEST SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

Senior Software Engineer.  Responsible for design and development of software for disk drive (data storage) manufacturing test processes and tester equipment.

·         Developed software in C/C++ and Python for 3.5” (ST340015) drive and 1” (ST1) micro-drive manufacturing test processes.

·         Developed windows based software (Visual C/C++) for proprietary drive tester equipment control, GUI-based process configuration utility, drive log data parsing scripts (using Python) etc.

·         Involved in projects to increase manufacturing yield of ST1 drives by up to 25%, remotely control testers on production floors through VNC deployment, implementation of intelligent process failure codes etc.

·         Introduced new practices in department such as common C/C++ software coding standards, software configuration management using CVS etc.

03/2000 – 11/2001

European Semiconductor Equipment Corporation (ESEC), Singapore

REAL-TIME CONTROL SYSTEM SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

Software Engineer. Responsible for design, development and maintenance of real-time control software (C/C++) for high-precision wire-bonder equipment (Models: 3006F/X, 3018) used in the IC assembly automation industry.

·         Completed software projects viz. Ultrasonic Transducer Calibration, Bondhead Force Calibration, Motion Control, Wire Looping Control, Bond Process Optimization, MMI interface development etc.

·         Developed software for key research projects to improve gold & copper bonding processes, delivered software to meet specific customer requirements in Asia-Pacific and Europe.

·         Conducted Alpha/Beta tests and coordinated worldwide software releases. Acted as lead engineer for the bond-head module software development.

·         Underwent wire-bonder equipment handling training and software development training in Zug, Switzerland.

07/1998 – 02/2000

Institute for InfoComm Research (I2R), Singapore

RF & DIGITAL HARDWARE SYSTEM DESIGNER

Engineer. Responsible for design and development of electronic hardware for telecommunication and wireless systems.

·         Developed RF-front end (physical layer) subsystem for cable-modem set-top box prototype using Stanford Telecom STEL-2176 chipset.

·         Developed digital electronic hardware for wireless children’s toy and microwave leakage detector using company patented RF-Identification tags and Sensory’s speech synthesis/recognition RSC-264T chipset.

COMPUTER SKILLS

 

·         Languages: C/C++, C#, Python, Linux/Windows Shell, PL/SQL, Java, JSP

·         Markup: HTML, XML/XSLT

·         Software Tools: MS-VC++, Visual Studio.NET, MFC, MS-Project, MS-VSS, CVS, Crystal Reports, InstallShield, Apache, Protel, Mentor Graphics, Matlab

·         Database: Oracle, MS-SQL, PostGres

·         Platforms: Windows, Linux

·         Concepts: OOA/OOD/OOP, UML, Networking, Database

CERTIFICATIONS & COURSES

2004

Windows Programming using MS Visual C++ and MFC

2002

Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Software, Reliability & Project Mgmt. Training

2001

Introduction to ISO 9000 Standards

EDUCATION

1998

Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Division: IInd Class Honours (Upper).

1994

AISSCE (All India Secondary School Certificate Examination), Equivalent of ‘A’ Levels, RSK Higher Secondary School, Tiruchirapalli, India.

AWARDS

2003

Recipient of Key Contributor Plan (KCP) award for outstanding individual work performance, Seagate Technology Int’l, Singapore

1994 – 98

Singapore Airlines & Neptune Orient Lines (SIA-NOL) EEE Undergraduate Scholar Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

1994 – 95

Dean’s List Candidate, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

1994

Successful in the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology – Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE), India

1992

National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) Scholar, India

MEMBERSHIPS

2004 –

IEEE Computer Society (Singapore) Chapter Co-opt Committee Member

2004 –

Active Member of Singapore Red Cross Society

2004 –

Active Member of Seagate (Singapore) Toastmaster’s Club

1997 –

Member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers)

1996 – 97

IEEE-NTU Student Branch Executive Committee Member (Project Coordinator)

PATENTS & PUBLICATIONS

2003

Applied for the following manufacturing process related trade secret titles developed at Seagate Technology, Singapore:
(1) Remote Operation of Hard Disc Testers
(2) Online Configurable Component based Test Process

1998

CDMA Mobilephone Circuit Design, Final Year Project Thesis, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

MISCALLANEOUS

 

·         Test Scores: GMAT: 740/800 (98th percentile), taken in 2004

·         Languages: English (Fluent), Hindi (Fluent), Tamil (Medium), German (Basic)