Resume

DAVID M. RACEK
Issaquah, Washington
dave.racek@gmail.com
253.205.4538

Experienced Computer Engineering graduate seeking an entry-level position with an innovative, global company to utilize my embedded software engineering knowledge, broaden my experience in technology applications, and continue to develop my leadership attributes.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
Rigorous coursework and work experience have given me a wide range of skills and taught me to be exceptional at critical thinking, prioritizing, and meeting deadlines.
• MATLAB, SPICE, Microsoft Office
• Real time microcontroller systems
• Digital logic design
• Programming in C,C++,C#, VHDL
• FPGA based systems
• Space radiation mitigation techniques

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science: Computer Engineering
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Cumulative GPA: 3.2
Graduation Date: December 2009

Master of Science: Electrical Engineering
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Expected Graduation: May 2012

EXPERIENCE
Space Hardware Engineer, Montana State University Space Lab, Bozeman, MT , Sept. 2007 – present
• Ground station software development in C# using Visual Studio, Embedded programming in C
• Payload development and design for a cube satellite mission on a multidisciplinary design team
• Designing and testing a particle detector to count high energy electrons in space

Systems Engineer Intern, NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA , June 2008 – Aug. 2008
• Conducted mission design study for NASA earth science mission
• Designed hardware implementation of on-board processing and data compression using a FPGA
• Published recommendations in an IEEE paper and presented to JPL Board of Director

Teaching Assistant/Personal Tutor, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, Sept. 2008 – May 2009
• Assist students with programming in assembly language
• Tutor students outside of class time as needed

Digital Design Engineer, Computer Engineering Department, Bozeman, MT , Sept. 2009 – July 2010
• Completed design of radiation tolerant computing system based on redundant soft-processors
• Used the Virtex-5 FPGA platform and Xilinx development tools

LEADERSHIP & SERVICE
Eagle Scout Rank
Sumner, WA, May 2005
Organized and executed service project

Volunteer Service in Africa
Lusaka, Zambia, Summer 2009
Six weeks working in a clinic

HONORS & AWARDS
Achievement Scholarship
Merit based scholarship awarded by Montana State University, September 2005 – May 2009

Montana State University College of Engineering Dean’s List
Distinguished academic performance during the Spring 2009 semester.

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