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Kevin M. Wijesekera
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Qualification Profile: Self motivated Project Manager & Electrical/Software Design Engineer with over 6 years of experience working in the Automotive and Industrial sectors. Skilled at taking ideas and turning them into production ready products. Strong leadership and problem solving skills in a variety of roles.
Skills Profile: Project: Agile & Traditional Project Management, Scrum, PLM

Electrical: Analog & Digital Design, Embedded Microprocessors & Applications Processors, Interfaces (CAN, I2C, SPI, RS232/485, PLC, USB), Networking (WiFi, Ethernet), Circuit Analysis & Testing, EMC Standards & Testing, Design for Manufacturing

Software: Embedded Firmware/BSP, Embedded Linux, Touchscreen GUI Design, Smartphone/Tablet Applications, Single Page Web Applications, Automation & Controls

Software Languages: Assembly, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, PHP, HTML/CSS, SQL

Professional Experience: Muncie Power Products, Fort Wayne, IN
Design Engineer III - Controls

Project Leadership
  • Brought in out-sourced design work by created a Controls Engineering group.
Design Engineering
  • Successfully completed a I.MX233 Yocto based BSP upgrade
  • Ported existing GTK+ embedded application to Qt/Embedded
4/15 -
Micromatic LLC, Fort Wayne, IN
Electrical Engineer
  • Developed electrical schematics and BOM's for piston assembly equipment
  • Wrote PLC programs to run the assembly equipment
2/15 - 4/15
Riverside MFG LLC., Fort Wayne, IN
Project Leadership
  • Assisted sales with new accounts though trade shows and customer visits
  • Worked closely with clients to turn ideas into technical specifications ready for development
  • Developed and reported on scheduling for the design phase of new products to ensure they met customer deadlines
  • Evaluated products to confirm compliance with client expectations
  • Coordinated new product pilot build and assisted with the design of fixtures and instructions for production
  • Resolved production issues and uncaught R&D issues with mature products
  • Successfully designed in-house web based PLM solution to streamline processes associated with new product development
Embedded Design Engineer
  • Designed PCB schematics centering around the latest Microprocessors and Applications Processors
  • Coordinated PCB layout with external firm to ensure signal integrity on PCB
  • Wrote software for bare microprocessors, embedded Linux and Android to power complex industrial & automotive controls systems
  • Developed desktop software, web applications and tablet applications to enhance traditional Human Machine Interfaces
5/10 - 2/15
Transportation Safety Technologes, Indianapolis, IN
Project Engineer (Contractor)
  • Worked with a client to successfully develop controls and firmware to power a Magnetic Brake Retarder
  • Designed a desktop application which allowed the customer to configure the unit
  • Coordinated project timeline to deliver product into production on schedule
2/10 - 5/10
Lexmark International, Lexington KY
Hardware Development Engineer (Contractor)
  • Evaluated multi-function printers to ensure compliance with FCC/CE requirements
  • Designed and debugged a PCB to interface with motors and sensors in the scanner
  • Coordinated PCB component sourcing for prototype build to ensure adherence to schedule
10/08 - 8/09
Education: Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineering
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute IN
  • Electrical Engineering Minor, Semiconductors Certificate
May 2008