Bryan J. Berns
berns@uwalumni.com
http://berns.cae.wisc.edu
72 Blue Spruce Lane
Ballston Lake, NY 12019
518-289-5432

Objective
Seeking a leadership role in software or electrical engineering.
 
Education
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering (May 2004)
Additional Major: Computer Science
University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Major GPA: 3.47, Cumulative GPA: 3.11
  • Completed two majors in four years while working 30 hours per week
  • Emphasis in Electromagnetic Fields & Waves
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    Work
    Experience
    Bechtel - Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, Niskayuna, NY
    Senior Electrical Engineer (2005-Current)
  • Develop and support test platform for Navy I & C test equipment
  • Develop Java, .Net, and Oracle application for test platform and team management
  • Systems architect for local area network (Windows, Cisco, Solaris, Linux)
  • Develop / maintain VxWorks drivers and executive for VME-based I/O system
  • Act as expert consultant in community for variety of software engineering areas
  • Act as software quality control and configuration management coordinator
  • Plan and track fiscal budget of test platform group
  • Solicit, prioritize, and distribute incoming work for test platform group
  • Act as information systems security officer for electrical laboratories
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    Avista, Inc (Subsidiary of Esterline, Inc) , Platteville, WI
    Software Engineer (2004-2005)
  • Developed verification code for two FMS systems which will run on Boeing 737/767
  • Trained and advised oncoming team members
  • Developed time-saving documentation tools used by a team of engineers
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    University of Wisconsin - Madison, Computer Aided Engineering, Madison, WI
    Novell Netware / Windows System Administrator & Programmer  (2001-2004)
  • Trained and advised 20 first/second level support personnel
  • Deployed standard computer images for over 400 Dell machines via Ghost
  • Programmed multiple applications to aid in network administration
  • Configured, deployed, and managed over 300 applications with ZENWorks
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    ShopKo Stores, Inc. (Corporate Headquarters), Green Bay, WI
    Workstation & Network Support Engineer (1999-2000)
  • Managed workstation distribution and inventory
  • Created, deployed images for 1000+ IBM workstations in 4 corporate buildings
  • Provide on-site technical support for three buildings
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    Related
    Projects
    ECE 554 - Digital Engineering Lab
    Team Project: Designed and implemented an explicitly multi-threaded 16-bit CPU aimed at DSP applications. The processor supported interrupts, sub-word arithmetic, exceptions, a VGA interface, a PS/2 interface, and a serial interface. The design was implemented on XESS prototyping board with the Virtex XCV800 FPGA. Personal contributions included programming a versatile assembler, interrupt/exception supporting kernel and a MFC Windows application to transfer data to the processor over a serial connection.
     
    ECE 552 - Microprocessor Design
    Team Project: Schematically designed generic 16-bit CPU with a cache implementation at gate level. In comparison to 13 competing teams, the design required the least physical resources and was the fastest in simulation.
     
    Activities &
    Awards
    Certifications
  • Auto-qualifier for MENSA (1998)
  • Engineer-In-Training, pursuing Professional Engineer registration (2004)
  • DoE Security Clearance Level 'L' (2005)
  • DoE Security Clearance Level 'Q' (2005)
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    Awards
  • Nominee for Green Bay Youth Philanthropy award (2000)
  • Lockheed Martin Spot Award for decisive actions that maintained test program (2005)
  • Lockheed Martin Spot Award for development activites on serial card firmware (2006)
  • Lockheed Martin Spot Award for technical expertise and customer support (2008)
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    Extracurricular Activities
  • Webmaster for SHPE, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (College, 2 years)
  • Tutor for variety of undergraduate classes (College, 4 years)
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    Software
    Skills
    Operating Systems
  • MS-DOS / PC-DOS (6 years)
  • Windows 9x (6 years)
  • Windows NT 4.0 (2 years)
  • Windows 2000 (6 years)
  • Windows XP (7 years)
  • Novell Netware (5 years)
  • Solaris / SunOs (5 years)
  • Linux (3 years)
  • VxWorks (2 year)
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    Software Packages (IT)
  • Active Directory (6 years)
  • Novell ZENWorks (5 years)
  • Microsoft Office (9 years)
  • Visual Studio (6 years)
  • Symantec Ghost (6 years)
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    Programming Languages / Frameworks
  • C / C++  (6 years)
  • Java, Java Swing (5 years)
  • MFC (3 years)
  • Perl (3 years)
  • SQL  (3  years)
  • Assembly -- x86, PPC (2 years)
  • HTML  (5 years)
  • Shell Script -- DOS, CSH (6 years)
  • C#, VB.Net  (2 years)
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    Software Packages (Engineering)
  • Electronics Workbench (2 years)
  • PSpice (1 year)
  • ModelSim (2 years)
  • XILINX ISE (3 years)
  • FPGA Express (1 year)
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    Hardware
    Skills

  • HP Digital / Analog Oscilloscopes (3 years)
  • HP Digital Multimeters (4 years)
  • HP Logic Analyzers (3 years)
  • XILINX FPGAs (3 years)
  • HDL Languages: Verilog / VHDL  (1 year)
  • XESS Prototyping Boards (2 years)
  • VME Bus Interface (3 years)
  • Cisco Switches (2 years)