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Occupation: Experienced Test and Embedded Software/Hardware Development Engineer

E-Mail Address: graeme@microknight.co.uk

Education, Qualifications and Training.

Sept 1972 - July 1977, Ambrose Fleming Comprehensive School (now Enfield College)
June 1977 CSE grades.

English 4
History 3
Mathematics 1 O'Level equivalent
General Science 1 O'Level equivalent
Technical Drawing 1 O'Level equivalent
Metalwork 2
Geography 3

Sept 1977 - July 1980, East Herts College of further education (now Hertford Regional College
June 1980 TEC Certificate in Electronics and Telecoms.

Sept 1980 - July 1984, Middlesex Polytechnic
June 1984 BTEC Higher National Certificate in Electronics and Telecoms.

Courses Attended.

Sept 1977 - July 1980
Various internal Post Office (now British Telecom) courses concerned with exchange operation and
telephone installation.

Aug 1983
GenRad, 227x applications and programming.

Oct 1984
GenRad, 227x advanced programming techniques.

Mar 1985
ATE Systems, Beaver advanced programming.

Nov 1986
Zehntel, C2000 applications and programming.

Jul 1988
Zehntel, Z18xx applications and programming.

Oct 1988
Zehntel, Z8xx applications and programming.

Jan 1991
Teradyne, Z8xxx applications and programming.

Mar 1994
Chemical Handling Course (Health and Safety).

June 1995
SPEA Easytest 50 Plus applications and programming.

Experience.

July 2006 - Date
Gunnebo Entrance Control Limited, Supplier of security gates, turnstiles and entrance control systems worldwide.

In the position of Programming and Technical Support Engineer Graeme is responsible for all software
development, maintenance and revision control, including PC and embedded. The principle products being
Immigration, Entrance and Security gates, doors and turnstiles.
In the last year Graeme has gained valuable understanding of real-time systems as applied to electronically
operated mechanical systems using DC brushless and stepper motor technologies.

All aspects of the position require self motivation, good time management, creative thinking, interpersonal
skills and team work. The technical support side requires good customer facing skills and the ability to think
on the fly. Graeme possesses all these qualities and is proud of the good relationship he has with his colleagues.

Jan 2001 - Nov 2005
Myacom Limited, Telecoms Network Terminators and Pair Gain design and manufacture.

In the position of Software Engineer Graeme is responsible for all software development including PC and
embedded. The principle product being the current generation of the BT Digital Access (previously
Home Highway). Which added a USB data port to the original product. Although principally an NMDS
device. The product also had remote test capabilities accessible via a built in Q931 stack. Access to this
was provided via a PC based package conceived, designed and developed by Graeme.
This same product is now being marketed in a number of countries around Europe.
In the last 2-3 years Graeme has gained a much greater understanding of real-time systems, OOP, ANSI C,
HDLCs, Q921, Q931 and NMDS.

Myacom being a very small company (<15 staff) requires self motivation, good time management, creative
thinking, interpersonal skills and team work. Graeme possesses all these qualities and is proud of the good
relationship he has with his colleagues.

June 1998 - Dec 2000
Telspec Europe Limited, Telecoms Pair Gain and Network Switching design and manufacture.

In the position of Systems Test Engineer Graeme was responsible for the testing of completed systems in
the real world environment of the customer site. Testing primarily the behaviour of the software. But
also ensuring the hardware is performing correctly too.
The role involved detailed analysis of any problem that may arise and relaying this back to the engineer
responsible, in order that the cause can be identified and a solution found as quickly as possible. This
may also mean downloading new software on site and retesting there and then if time is short. Or the
distance too great for a return visit. e.g. If the customer is in Central or South America.
As a consequence, this role also involves managing the perceptions and expectations of any
representative of the customer who may be present to witness the testing.
Initially the product tested was the first revision of the BT Home Highway NTE9. Which provided the
end user with 2 POTS lines and standard S Bus over a 2 wire Basic Rate digital link.
Further development produced a 'Universal' product for sale all over the world. Over the two years the
role progressed from purely test to software maintenance and finally software development.

Nov 1994 - June 1998
Telspec Europe Limited, Telecoms Pair Gain and Network Switching design and manufacture.

In the position of Test Methods Design Engineer Graeme is responsible for the design of test software
and interface hardware for use on SPEA MDA test systems. Also functional test on an in-house
designed modular test system driven by a PC running software written under Visual Basic (DOS &
Windows). Projects involve a number of different board types including micro, power, ISDN
terminators, high speed switching systems and line concentrators etc.

Involvement in an isolated ISDN terminator destined for power stations offered the opportunity to gain
experience in high voltage test techniques up to 30KV.

Aug 1991 - Nov 1994
JETMicro Systems, Hardware/Software Design Bureau.

Graeme was doing subcontract work for 'JETMicro Systems' as their Applications Manager. This
required the flexibility to understand many Microprocessor and Micro controller systems from both the
hardware and firmware design point of view, As well as supporting customers using a wide variety of
PC based software packages, running under DOS and Windows, including DELTA 5, MS WORKS,
MS WORD, MS EXCEL, MS ACCESS, BORLAND PARADOX, WORDPERFECT Etc.

On the design side Graeme was extensively involved in the redesign of an 'Automated Paint Tinter'
system based around the TMS77C82 micro controller and a PC version. This project required a fast
turnaround and tight timescales since the original project was to all intents and purposes unworkable.

Programming was carried out extensively in various languages including ASSEMBLER, BORLAND
PARADOX OBJECTPAL & VISUAL BASIC for Windows Etc.

The design of an 80386 emulator and consultancy on the design of other hardware was also
undertaken for 'Advanced Test Methods' during this period.

Apr 1988 - Aug 1991
Advanced Test Methods, Teradyne approved ATE test software house.

In the position of Senior Applications Design Engineer was responsible for specialised test applications
including the design and development of hardware to perform micro emulation for use on the Teradyne
Z18xx and Z8xx range of in-circuit testers.

Microprocessors and micro controllers covered include Z80, Z8000, 8080, 8085, 8086, 1802,
68000, 68010, 68020, 6301 and 8031.

Other responsibilities involved the design of test software and interface hardware for the more complex
Z8xxx combinational and C2000 functional machines and supervision of lower grade staff doing low
end in-circuit programming.

Installation and commissioning of the hardware and software involved contact with many types of
customers and working environments. This also helped in gaining some sales experience, including
quotations and initial customer contact.

Aug 1986 - Apr 1988
Marconi Command and Control Systems, Defence Contractor.

In the position of Test Methods Design Engineer was responsible for the design of test software and
interface hardware for use on the Zehntel C2000 functional test system. The basis of which involved
real-time micro/bus emulation. The project involved a large number of different board types including
Radio, Micro, Power and Plasma Display. Liaison with designer and wiring shop as well as mechanical
design of bed-of-nails fixtures was very important due to the specific restrictions imposed by military
design specifications.

Sept 1977 - Aug 1986
British Telecom Factories Division, Test and repair centre for British Telecom.

After joining as a Trainee Factory Technician, Graeme undertook a three year training course at the
in-house training school. A day release college course was also involved to back up the practical
training. The training involved many aspects of test and repair from wiring and loom design to testing
and repairing high speed data links and modems.

1980

On Completion of training Graeme was promoted to Factory Technician grade 1 and offered a place in
the factory headquarters lab. Here he was involved in the design of stand-alone test systems for use in
the factory environment. At the same time continuing his day release college course.

1983

When large ATE systems were first introduced into the company, in the form of Membrane 22xx series
digital test systems, Graeme was involved in the setting up of the ATE test department.

With the inclusion of the GenRad 227x series he was promoted to Factory Technician grade 1A, the
highest grade on the factory floor, and made responsible for both the in-house and subcontracted
programming. During this time Graeme was still involved in the design of stand-alone systems and other
stages of the test strategy including pre-screen, functional and final test due to his experience.

Outside Activities.
Sporting :-
Rowing
Hill walking
Climbing
Scuba Diving
Badminton

Hobbies :-
Astronomy, having been a member of the BAA since 1978
Messing about with computers/electronics, hardware/software, desktops and micro controllers

References available on request.

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