Nathan Wallace

Nathan Wallace

Seeking Embedded Engineering or Technical Service Position

Location
Madison, Alabama (Huntsville, Alabama Area)
Industry
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

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Nathan Wallace's Overview

Past
Education
  • US Air Force Technical School, Biloxi, MS
  • iRMX Technical School
  • Human Factors in Computing
  • Mitchell Golf School
  • RL Turner HS, Carrollton, TX
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Nathan Wallace's Summary

Seeking a position as an embedded systems engineer, embedded software engineer, electronic technician, field service or technical service engineer. I have expertise in the creation and maintenance of new, or existing designs for a wide range of embedded and industrial systems. A proven problem solver with unique troubleshooting skills, excellent understanding of most embedded hardware, software, and real-time operating systems. Strong background in customer support, project leadership, and engineering management. Extensive experience in multi-threaded environments, device driver design, system implementation, custom FPGA design, and some mechanical design.

Specialties:
• 25+ years C/C++ and assembly languages using GNU, IAR, Microsoft.
• 20+ years RTOS, pSOS, iRMX, Nucleus, modified round-robin MS-DOS, custom real-time & pseudo-real-time OSs for micros.
• 5+ years Linux OS (Red Hat & Timesys) & VxWorks.
• 25+ years Micros X86, PPC, Renesas M16C & M32C, 68HC11, ColdFire, H8, 8051, Z80, & MC6809.
• 20+ years comm protocols, RS-232, RS-422, RS-485, USB, I2C, SPI, IP, TCP, UDP, SNMP.
• 14+ years industrial controls, plant automation, HV power electronics & plant EMI/EMC standards..
• Experience with Agile, AutoCad, PADS PCB Schematic Capture and PC layout tools.

Nathan Wallace's Experience

Sr. Systems Engineer

GE Intelligent Platforms

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; GE; Industrial Automation industry

February 2013November 2013 (10 months) Huntsville, Alabama

Design & Manage rugged computer systems, evaluate customer specifications to ensure systems meet or exceed expectations. Evaluate and approve electrical design, software testing, mechanical design, and manufacturing accuracy.

Sr Software Engineer

Mercury Computer Systems

Public Company; 501-1000 employees; MRCY; Computer Hardware industry

October 2007June 2012 (4 years 9 months) Huntsville, AL

Developed innovative test, driver, and application software for high-end FPGA based A2D receiver, and D2A transmitter boards used in commercial and defense applications. Software was developed under Linux & VxWorks operating systems. I was also the creator of our in-house automation tools for front-end A2D receiver and D2A transmitter characterization using Perl scripts and IP to GPIB instrument control tools. The in-house sweeper automation tool development was an innovative breakthrough saving the company thousands of man hours, and allowing complete data sheet characterization for engineering device verification & production automated test procedures.

Sr Embedded Systems Engineer

Command Alkon

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Computer Software industry

February 2002October 2007 (5 years 9 months) Birmingham, Alabama Area

Created software & hardware solutions for multiple generations of industrialized plant automation, and radio based truck tracking systems, using embedded systems. Designed complete turn-key industrial control systems from concept to completion using embedded hardware, firmware, software, PC layout, and mechanical design skills. (originally served from Sept 1988 - Jan 1997, served again from Feb 2002 - Oct 2007).

Sr Software Engineer

Estech Systems, Inc. (ESI)

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Telecommunications industry

March 2000January 2002 (1 year 11 months) Plano, TX

Designed digital communication software solutions for PBX phone systems using a variety of communication topologies such as POTS, PRI, T1, and T3. Developed an IP phone system using several protocols such as TCP-IP, UDP-IP, and SNMP. All communication systems used custom embedded OS solutions.

Principle Software Engineer

BancTec

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Outsourcing/Offshoring industry

January 1997March 2000 (3 years 3 months) Irving, TX

Created embedded hardware and software solutions for high speed reader/sorter check processing systems. All solutions used custom designs, using either embedded micro-controllers, or PC based embedded solutions running MS-DOS, OS-2, PSOS, or custom real-time operating systems. Created individual sorter section software simulation tools to allow testing of all software in parallel with hardware development. I also served as a Sr Technician in development of their original IMPAC image check processing system from September 1978 - November 1982

Nathan Wallace's Skills & Expertise

  1. Linux
  2. RTOS
  3. Systems Engineering
  4. Radar
  5. Sensors
  6. Engineering Management
  7. System Design
  8. Software Engineering
  9. System Architecture
  10. Integration
  11. Image Processing
  12. Signal Processing
  13. Simulations
  14. Device Drivers
  15. Golf Club Repair
  16. Golf Clubs
  17. Embedded Systems
  18. PCB design
  19. Perl
  20. VxWorks

Nathan Wallace's Education

US Air Force Technical School, Biloxi, MS

Electronic Technician Certificate, Basic Electronics, Radar & Navigation Systems

19731975

Grade: GPA 3.85

AFSC 32854, Inertial and Radar Navigation Systems Specialist

iRMX Technical School

Certificate, iRMX RTOS

19971997

Grade: 4.0

Human Factors in Computing

Certificate, User Interface Design

19851985

Grade: 4.0

Mitchell Golf School

Mastery Golf Fitting/Building, Golf club building, repair, & fitting

20122012

Grade: 4.0

RL Turner HS, Carrollton, TX

19691973

Grade: 3.5

Nathan Wallace's Additional Information

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Interests:

Writing retro video games. Master builder/fitter for custom golf club Fitting/Building/Repair. I have a complete indoor fitting facility and workshop at my home. Used to share my passion for the game with everyone. International Clubmakers Guild Member, Mitchell Master Club Performance Graduate, Wishon Golf Gold Member, Hireko Golf Chairman Member, Golfworks Trade member.

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