Chris Carpenter

SW Engineering Product Manager at L3 Communications

Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Computer Software

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Chris Carpenter's Overview

  • Network Administrator at Science & Technology Management, Inc.
  • Computer Services Associate at Marquette University

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Chris Carpenter's Summary

- Developed embedded SW solutions for various automotive, robotic, and cellular infrastructure products and platforms.
- Lead worldwide teams of 30+ engineers in developing complete solutions.

Chris Carpenter's Experience

SW Engineering Product Manager

L3 Communications

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; LLL; Defense & Space industry

August 2005Present (9 years 2 months)

Principal Engineer

L-3 Communications

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; LLL; Defense & Space industry

2005May 2010 (5 years)

Senior Engineer

Paragon Innovations

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing industry

September 2004August 2005 (1 year)

• Completely architected, designed, and implemented the head unit for an automotive breathalyzer/interlock product. Head unit contained complete user interface, breathalyzer test functionality, diagnostics, and 95% of application logic in system.
• Re-architected head unit SW for a cost reduced hardware platform utilizing a completely different processor and operating system midway through the product lifecycle without compromising any architecture criteria and only requiring 2 weeks of additional effort.
• Drove system wide solutions between all components in the breathalyzer system in response to changing customer expectations and needs.

Staff Engineer


Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; MMI; Consumer Electronics industry

June 1997September 2004 (7 years 4 months)

• Led teams of up to 22 engineers in designing, writing and testing embedded software on several generations of automotive handsfree and emergency communications projects. These teams were spread out across 4 international locations. The projects involved CDMA/TDMA/GSM cellular, Bluetooth, GPS, CAN, D2B/MOST, Keyword, and Voice Recognition technologies.
• Technically directed creation of a central reusable platform that reduced time to market by 50% and improved technology sharing for multiple projects.
• Coordinated requirements gathering effort with customers and provided solutions for complicated system designs.
• Managed up to 7 concurrent subcontractor relationships located at 6 different international sites.
• Designed, implemented, verified, and debugged software solutions in c, c++, and SDL for the RTXC, Linux, pSOS, and Windows operating systems using a wide variety of software tools including SingleStep, Metrowerks, XRay, and Visual Studio.

Network Administrator

Science & Technology Management, Inc.

19961997 (1 year)

Computer Services Associate

Marquette University

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

19931997 (4 years)

Chris Carpenter's Skills & Expertise

  1. Aerospace
  2. Agile Methodologies
  3. Architecture
  4. Architectures
  5. Automotive
  6. Bluetooth
  7. C
  8. C
  9. ClearCase
  10. ClearQuest
  11. Configuration Management
  12. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  13. DoD
  14. Earned Value Management
  15. Electronics
  16. Embedded Software
  17. Embedded Systems
  18. Engineering
  19. Engineering Management
  20. Firmware
  21. Integration
  22. Linux
  23. Operating Systems
  24. Product Lifecycle Management
  25. Program Management
  26. RF
  27. RTOS
  28. Requirements Analysis
  29. Security Clearance
  30. Requirements Management
  31. Simulations
  32. Software Design
  33. Software Development
  34. Software Engineering
  35. System Architecture
  36. System Design
  37. Systems Engineering
  38. Technical Leadership
  39. Telelogic DOORS
  40. Testing
  41. UML
  42. Unix
  43. Visual Studio
  44. VxWorks
  45. Windows
  46. Wireless

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Chris Carpenter's Education

Stevens Institute of Technology

MS, Systems Engineering


Program is a corporate partnership with L-3 Communications and classes are held in Greenville, Texas.

Marquette University

BS, Electrical/Computer Engineering w/ SW emphasis

August 1993June 1997

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