1. JAMES MAYER, MSEE 714.306.2037 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.linkedin.com/in/jamesmayer1
SENIOR TECHNICAL SYSTEMS LEAD
Technical Innovation • System Architecture • Risk Management
Software / Hardware / Firmware Development • Wireless Networks • Satellite Networks
Broadband Systems • Voice Communications • Consumer Electronics
Adaptable cross-functional systems team leader with full SDLC expertise, a strong service commitment and proven
record of contribution in meeting demanding business and design requirements in commercial and DoD
Friendly rapport builder; adept at building quality relationships based on personal warmth, dependability, mutual
respect and trust. Open communicator; quick in assimilating new information and clarifying expectations and
deliverables for C-suite leaders and technical resources in language understandable by both. Patient listener.
Flexible, consistent planner with a big-picture perspective; expert in planning the work and working the plan to
maximize efficiency and deliver on expectations. Fact-based, nonjudgmental problem solver with a collaborative
nature and a knack for gathering information. Results-focused, helpful and respectful team leader, coach and
mentor; effective in turning confrontations into positives and leveraging team strengths to deliver on aggressive
performance goals. Dynamic contributor with a passion for providing value and a record of rising to the challenge.
Systems Engineering, Embedded Linux Design, Rapid Prototyping, Satellite Payloads, Digital Signal Processing,
Wireless Network Design, Project Leadership, Business Customer Lead, MS Office Suite, Cross-Functional Teams
L3 COMMUNICATIONS, POWER PARAGON, Anaheim, CA 2015-present
Systems Engineer III
Manage, lead, and direct the ITC program team from initiation of engineering efforts through complete
integration. Initiate steps to improve the design process to increase the efficiency of engineering. Incorporate
lessons learned in all endeavors to promote improvement in execution. Core Team Leader of a cross-functional
team with full responsibility for the project from both business and technical perspectives. Allocate resources and
provide management early indicators for potential bottlenecks in design or integration. Worked with suppliers to
establish priority of design tasks to address project milestones.
Establish expertise in solving problems. Master at breaking problems into manageable pieces to maintain focus
and direction. Able to refine team to establish focus and clear direction on top priority tasks.
Energized six sigma efforts (DMAIC) to problem solve issues. Accountable to functional management for the
success of the efforts.
Support documentation efforts involving design issues and comments from customer. Update the design report
document for release to customer.
Released updated design report on schedule given severe time constraints.
GENERAL MICRO SYSTEMS, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 2013–2014
Senior Technical Systems Lead
Orchestrate, direct, and supervise a team in developing and delivering single board computer designs to defense
contractors. The position requires direct customer interaction, involvement with sales, internal
hardware/software/mechanical engineering, executive management, production, material, quality, testing, and
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inspection. Research and analyze customer design specifications, manuals, and other data to evaluate the
engineering feasibility of the design, cost, and ability for the company to deliver on the dates requested and
perform risk mitigation as required. Develop schedules, create user manuals, and interact with customers on
weekly status meetings.
It also includes the reporting of status on all projects. This position reports to the CEO, President, and VP of
Achieved customer satisfaction in all deliveries.
Mentored junior engineers and assisted them in increasing productivity.
STRATEGIC STAFFING SOLUTIONS, El Segundo, CA 2012–2013
Contract Technical Project Manager / DirecTV Inc.
Engaged to provide essential technical leadership needed to correct middleware issues in consumer Set Top Boxes
(STB’s). Involved in Conditional Access Management database server upgrades and OS migration from Unix to
Linux. Served as pivotal point of contact between Cisco/NDS and DirecTV around technical issues and support
provided to 30 million users nationwide.
Coordinated with 8 client senior managers regarding business strategy and priorities. Guided development and
testing of new features for Cisco/NDS STBs and directed troubleshooting of related issues reported by consumers.
Managed a team of 10 employee resources performing systems administration, programming and testing
functions. Directed project scheduling, work assignments and progress reporting.
Achieved consecutive project milestones on time and on budget.
LINQUEST CORPORATION, Los Angeles, CA 2007–2011
Principal Systems Engineer / SE&I Payload-to-Terminal ICD Project Lead
Established project priorities and guided requirements development for new technology describing payload-to-
terminal communications. Directly supervised 6 PhD electrical engineers performing escalated issue resolution in
support of the U.S. Air Force’s planned migration from Milstar to higher security TSAT communication satellites.
Served as technical point of contact for 300+ outside resources contributing content to the TSAT Interface Control
Document (ICD). Held weekly status meetings with multidisciplinary teams and the Air Force. Assessed risk and
recommended risk mitigation strategies to meet aggressive scheduling and cost requirements. Reported directly to
CTO throughout the $20 billion program, divided among 8 DoD contractors. Provided strategic and tactical
leadership to 6 cross-functional engineering teams.
Advanced from sole contributor to Requirements Document Lead in 3 weeks based on interpersonal strengths.
Liaised with site director to assure accountability and follow through by each contractor’s supporting leads.
Completed documentation 3 months ahead of schedule, earning commendation from U.S. Air Force executive
officer for above-and-beyond performance.
GENERAL DYNAMICS / Advanced Information Systems Division, Anaheim Hills, CA 2003–2007
Lead Systems Project Engineer
Oversaw software and hardware development for innovative, highly customizable, ad-hoc wireless system
proposed for U.S. Army force protection applications. Partnered with customer and vendors to determine
direction, approach and budget necessary to fulfill high-tech requirements.
Planned, assembled, scheduled and directed engineering resources in developing scalable, self-configuring, ad-hoc
sensor-embedded communications network assembled with off-the-shelf components.
Defined and met project milestones and goals that resulted in a competitive win over another contractor,
additional business and higher-than-anticipated profit.
Participated actively in code reviews and recommendations pertinent to an Agile Rapid Application
Development (RAD) environment.
Led rewriting, reengineering and testing of networking software algorithms to achieve customer goals.
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Earned 4 consecutive General Dynamics Achievement Awards for performance.
INTEL CORPORATION / Network Connectivity Division, Irvine, CA 2000–2003
DSP (Digital Signal Processing) Firmware Engineer / VxTel (2000–2001)
Developed and tested algorithms and firmware for VoIP media gateway echo canceller. Supervised 6 hardware
design/systems engineers, integrating new hires in a fast-growth, start-up environment.
Played an instrumental role in bringing new product from concept to reality—a product that positioned VoIP
start-up VxTel for profitable sale to an industry leading technology company.
Participated in sales calls to offshore prospects including NEC (Japan) and Huawei (China). Provided customer
technical support during global new product rollout.
Achieved carrier-class status and higher ratings from domestic industry leader AT&T and exceeded
performance over other commercially deployed echo cancellers.
Honored with Recognition Award from division president for meeting rigorous 2-year delivery schedule.
MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California–Los Angeles
BS, Electrical Engineering, University of California–Santa Barbara
Faith-Based Food Pantry Volunteer, 3 years
Little League/Travel Ball Coach, 10 years