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David Scott Toner
3601 Johnson Ave, Apt 4M
Bronx, New York 10463
Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America, Montvale, NJ
Development Engineer, Telematics Test House USA | January 2015 – Present
Test, validate, and verify telematics components and mobile applications (iOS, Android, Android
Wear, Apple Watch).
o Collect and analyze all Bluetooth air traces to diagnose and solve error root causes.
o Deliver feedback to internal engineering teams, domestic and international, as well as
external developers of hardware and software.
o Identify and monitor key performance indicators.
o Provide market feedback to German colleagues in an effort to tailor products to the
North American market.
o Perform benchmarking tests on US market competitor vehicles.
o Contribute to test drives for all Mercedes telematics systems.
Manage all aspects of Bluetooth interoperability testing.
o Lead test planning, reporting, and documenting (phone logs, vehicle logs, Bluetooth air
traces, etc.) for debugging mobile handsets under development.
o Liaise with handset manufacturers.
o Manage project resources and training of support staff.
o Represent MBRDNA at CTIA Bluetooth Working Group.
o Maintain website used by customers to determine mobile device compatibility and
functionality with various Mercedes-Benz telematics systems.
Consumers Union of the United States/Consumer Reports, Yonkers, NY
Assistant Project Leader, Tech/Electronics Department | January 2011-January 2015
Senior Laboratory Technician | February 2008 – January 2011
Laboratory Technician II | June 2006-February 2008
Conducted all testing related to smart phones and cordless phones.
Established and validated procedures for smart phone and cordless phone testing.
Contributed to a greater than 100% increase in volume of smart phones tested annually
Streamlined cordless phone testing program to reduce project time by approximately 25% and
staffing needs by 33% without compromising market coverage.
Generated detailed reports of test results
Researched and maintained equipment related to telephone testing.
Conducted tests on both simulated and live cellular networks (CDMA, GSM, LTE).
Lead cordless phone testing project including scheduling, resource planning, and staff training.
Managed all accounts and devices for cell phone and smart phone testing.
Liaise with external audiences, including industry contacts, donors, board members, and the
Served on senior team to establish best practices for testing across all electronics products.
New York University, New York, NY
Laboratory Technician, Department of Physics | May 2003-May 2006
Maintained lab equipment, computer networks, and AV equipment for undergraduate physics
laboratories and lecture halls.
Revised undergraduate physics laboratory manuals and procedures.
Supervised undergraduate physics labs.
Columbia University, New York, NY
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering,
Concentration in Telecommunications Engineering
Graduation: May 2012
New York University, New York, NY | Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
Dual Degree Program: Bachelor of Science in Physics | Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering
Graduation: May 2006
Achievements: Dean’s List at Stevens, member of NJ Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, member of Iota Delta
chapter of Eta Kappa Nu, and member of the NYU chapter of Sigma Pi Sigma.
Activities: Secretary of NYU Society of Physics Students, member of NYU Society of Engineering
Students, and member of Radio Controlled Flight Club at Stevens Institute of Technology.
Experienced with Rohde and Schwartz CMU200 Universal Radio Communication Tester, Frontline BPA
600 Bluetooth Protocol Analyzer, Frontline ComProbe 802.11 Protocol Analyzer, Ellisys Bluetooth
Explorer, Malden DSLA, Bruel & Kjaer Sound Level meter, microscopes, telescopes, soldering,
woodworking, oscilloscopes, multimeters. Also received advanced driver safety training (Mercedes-Benz
training level F2) as well as High Voltage safety training (Mercedes-Benz training level HV2).
Workshop, Solidworks, Autocad, PSpice, IrfanView, Imatest, Microsoft Office, HP Quality Center,
Atlassian Jira and Confluence.
ACTIVITIES & INTERESTS
Play bass and guitar, cooking, biking, camping, golf, and current affairs.