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Konstantin Zak’s Summary

Electrical and computer engineer with extensive expertise in microcontrollers, embedded systems, and software programming. Proven ability to solve various customer problems, including analyzing code and reviewing schematics. Experience working in a cross functional team to bring products to market by collaborating with design engineers on key features in the early stages to helping product engineers test and characterize devices for production. Applied for a patent that is currently pending.

Konstantin Zak’s Specialties:

C/C++ programming
Microcontroller validation and debug
Customer support
Pre/post silicon verification
ARM Architecture
MATLAB / Simulink
Perl and bash scripting

Konstantin Zak’s Experience

  • Design Engineer / V.P. of Business Development

    Erdos Miller

    (Privately Held; Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing industry)

    March 2009Present (2 months)

    • Design and build custom electronics

  • Applications Engineer

    Texas Instruments

    (Public Company; TXN; Semiconductors industry)

    February 2007January 2009 (2 years)

    • Directly supported customers using ARM-based microcontrollers during development, guaranteeing customers met their delivery dates.
    • Validated microcontrollers on the bench by creating and executing plans and test cases in C/C++ and assembly, ensuring design bugs are detected before parts are shipped to customers.
    • Defined design specifications for new features based on customer feedback, targeted towards gaining market share and increasing revenue.
    • Coordinated with cross-functional teams from early design stages through production, driving competitive microcontrollers to market on time.
    • Presented at a technical conference on automotive graphics, giving visibility to my department.
    • Tested and modified a new stepper motor control algorithm for cluster applications, creating an edge over the competition.

  • Citizen Teacher

    Citizen Schools

    (Non-Profit; Primary/Secondary Education industry)

    January 2008December 2008 (1 year)

    • Volunteered by teaching classes on engineering and web design at a local middle school
    • Created weekly lesson plans with the goal of getting students excited to learn about science and technology
    • Helped organize an on site event at the Texas Instruments campus to give a real life audience for student projects

  • Research Programmer

    University of Michigan

    (Educational Institution; Higher Education industry)

    February 2006December 2006 (11 months)

    • Wrote programs for Natural Language Processing applications, creating a means to analyze text similarities in blogs.
    • Utilized Perl and bash scripting extensively in a UNIX environment.

  • Design Engineer Intern

    Stryker Endoscopy

    (Public Company; SYK; Medical Devices industry)

    20052005 (less than a year)

    • Designed, developed, and implemented hardware and software for a next generation endoscopic camera, increasing revenue.
    • Designed a power supply and software for a scope holder control board, allowing greater functionality and mobility.
    • Applied for a patent on a scope recognition system, currently pending.

  • Software Engineering Intern

    TietoEnator Majiq Inc

    (Public Company; TIEN; Information Technology and Services industry)

    20042004 (less than a year)

    • Planned and created tools for programmers using Visual Basic, VBScript and JavaScript, saving time and increasing productivity.
    • Developed automation software for tasks previously done manually, reducing downtime.

Konstantin Zak’s Education

  • University of Michigan

    Master of Science in Engineering, Computer Engineering, 20052007

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  • University of Washington

    Bacherlor of Science, Electrical Engineering, 20012005

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