Daniel P. Reynolds

3112 N. Lincoln ● Stillwater, OK 74075 ● 405-269-2083 ● danren924@brightok.net

Qualification Summary

  • 24+ years experience as a Test Engineer and reverse-engineering specialist
  • 19+ years experience successfully integrating into an existing team as an independent contractor to achieve a goal.
  • As a National Instruments Certified LabVIEW Developer, routinely utilize tool beyond the standard test & measurement applications.
  • 24 Years combined experience testing cutting-edge Optical Disc electronics and Petroleum Industry technology
  • Experienced Independent Contractor in both the Defense and Commercial Industries
  • Ability to work independently or as a team member and adapt to evolving technology
  • Self-funded education while working and raising a family

Education

  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology, May 1995
    Southern College of Technology, Marietta, GA (Now Southern Polytechnic State University)
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology, May 1992
    Southern College of Technology, Marietta, GA (Now Southern Polytechnic State University)

Relevant Work Experience

Independent Contractor September 1997 – Present
Engineering:

Specialized in reverse-engineering of printed circuit boards ranging from simple LCD displays to complex multi-processor CPU boards.
Developed test methodologies for verifying 100% accuracy of signal integrity according to XBox disc format specification for format generators controlling Laser Beam Recorders.
Developed a user interface and instrument communication program to support a hand-held explosive material detection device for a Department of Homeland Security contractor.

Business Development:

Developed a SQL-intense custom order processing, tracking, and reporting software package using LabVIEW that allowed the business to reduce labor costs by more than 50%.
Developed an additional custom software application that allows the first to interface with the company’s Website and provide on-line self-service ordering, which significantly increased annual sales with no increase in processing labor.
Integrated bar-code identification hardware and software into both programs, to reduce user input error and streamline order processing.
Developed and administered LAN to network process-tracking PC’s and networked printers.
Perform ongoing database maintenance, manipulations, and control using custom LabVIEW utilities.
Perform ongoing system and program modifications over more than a 17-year period.

Training:

Perform private instruction in LabVIEW programming techniques, resulting in trainees’ increased effectiveness in programming capabilities.

Freedom Electronics, LLC

Test Engineer March 2013 – December 2014
Designed Test Instrumentation interfaces and fixtures.
Programmed tests for processors including MPC850 & XPC860 PowerPC, and MCF5206 Coldfire processor families using LabVIEW, controlling the processors through Background Debug Mode.
Developed Embedded test routines using assembly language for the same microprocessors, improving test speed by a factor of 75 times.
Led the company into new testing methods, including Background Debug Mode and JTAG (Boundary Scan) testing, improving test speed and coverage.
Developed circuit board complexity metrics for early project comparisons, helping to streamline test development time estimates.

Doug Carson and Associates

Hardware & Software Engineer October 2000-March 2013
Developed LabVIEW programs to test hardware & software which control Laser Beam Recorders
Developed test methodology and assets to support emerging technology.
Replaced legacy test methodologies with updated LabVIEW programs, improving test coverage and efficiency.
Led the company into automated testing using instrument communication protocols; GBIP, USB, Serial, Ethernet
Supported Tech Support department and interfaced directly with customers on challenging customer problems
Developed customer-specific software utilities
Coordinated circuit Design-For-Test (DFT) activities with Hardware and Software Engineers.

Frontier Electronic Systems (ISO 9001 Certified)

Project Engineer June 1997 – October 2000
Managed teams of up to twelve Hardware and Software engineers and technicians in the design and construction of RF Test stands to be used by the U.S. Air Force to test sub-systems of the Joint-STARS Aircraft; contract was completed on-time and under budget with zero defects.
Frontier was awarded as the Small Business Administration Subcontractor of the Year for this region to recognize its performance on the Joint-STARS contract, and was named as a Boeing Silver Supplier.
Developed LabVIEW-Based Test Executive & instrument drivers with true instrument interchangeability using GPIB, VXI, & Serial communication to support Joint-STARS and other contracts.
Developed Government-required test and sell-off documentation.
Performed Acceptance Test Procedures for Government and Contract Customers
Program Software Configuration Manager; Streamlined Software Configuration Management/Software Change methodology improving efficiency on multiple contracts.
Assisted in the development of several contract bids including RFPs

Tronitec, Inc.

Test Engineer September 1992 – June 1997
Constructed test heads to interface UUT with GPIB test equipment and PC-based digital test stations
Designed printed circuit boards to improve on OEM reliability or to replace obsolete equipment with updated design.
Designed and constructed custom computers to control board-specific bench-top test units.
Programmed board tests using C, C++ languages in National Instruments LabWindows, LabWindows CVI, plus Fluke TL1 test language, and assembly languages of the processors involved.
Programmed tests for processors including 8051, 8031, 8088, Z80, 8048, 6502 and 80X86 processor families.

Certifications

National Instruments Certified LabVIEW Developer
J-Std Solder Certification

Other Training

Corelis Boundary Scan (JTAG) technology
National Instruments LabVIEW Advanced Programming Techniques
Hewlett-Packard Trained in RF Test Methodology

Activities & Honors

Boy Scouts of America, Leader, Troop Committee Member, and Merit Badge Counselor
Tau Alpha Pi National Engineering Honor Society
Small Business Administration Subcontractor of the Year for Region 6, resulting from performance on Joint STARS contract with Frontier Electronic Systems
Member IEEE

License

FCC Radiotelephone Operator, General Class

Security Clearance

Previously held Secret Security Clearance