David Coe


Network Technician -> Network Technician Senior -> Staff Engineer

Apple Valley, MN

David Coe
Engineer, Husband, Maker… a Jack of All Trades Master of Some, type.
I have five years of experience working in the Electrical Utility industry, working for Texas’ largest utility, Oncor Electric Delivery. While there I was pivotal in a small team of 8, which was responsible for the Design, O&M, and continuing expansion of the entire AMS/AMI network, which at 80,000+ sq miles is also one of the largest in the nation. In this role I spent most my time in a RF Network Engineer role, with the task of assessing and perfecting the AMS network. With this came experience with data collection automation and analysis, as well design and placement of RF equipment and infrastructure blending, fiber optic, copper, cellular, RF point-to-point and self-healing mesh, communication technologies.

I am was also a founding member and vice-president of the local Toastmasters International chapter, so I am well adjusted to speaking in front of groups and giving presentations, and a well versed communicator in general.

I am interested in a position in the RF or Renewable Energy fields or any position in a R&D type environment. I am also interested in continuing in the electric utility field, especially in a position obtaining to AMI or Smart Grid Planning and Design. Most importantly, I am interested in a position that is challenging and rewarding.

(575) 649-9557
Apple Valley, MN

Network Technician -> Network Technician Senior -> Staff Engineer Oncor Electric Delivery Dallas, TX
August 2010 to Present
* Lead engineer for Oncor’s Advanced Metering System (AMS).
* Engineer radio frequency (RF) communication solutions for network of over 3.3 million devices over 80,000 square miles.
* Maximize network performance while staying compliant with FCC regulations.
* Automate statistical and data gathering processes to assess performance of AMS network.
* Actively use analytical software and hardware to differentiate sources of RF interference.
* Employ various simulation, calculation, communication, and logistic tools to engineer solutions.
* Located faulty hardware and coordinated its repair or replacement with internal groups and contractors.
* Test and analyze performance of various communication technologies in lab and in the field.
* Worked closely with equipment vendors in testing and providing feedback on devices and software to ensure functionality and integration into our system.
* Draft one-line diagrams, and other network diagrams.

Computer Specialist -> Computer Specialist III NMSU Mathematical Sciences Department Las Cruces, NM
April 2005 to May 2010
* Responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the department’s network consisting of more than 300 computers and related devices.
* Actively addressed and resolved the problems and concerns of professors and department staff concerning the use and function of equipment.
* Performed inventory audits and data checks.

Lead Solar Still Research and Designer NMSU Mathematical Sciences Department Las Cruces, NM
June 2009 to December 2009
* Researched, designed, and constructed Solar still prototypes.
* Developed and conducted experiments.
* Compiled and analyzed data and authored report on findings.

David J. Coe coe.david.j@gmail.com (575) 649-9557

Bachelor of Science Engineering Technology New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM
May 2010

RF Engineering (5 years), Microsoft Office (10+ years), Digital circuit design (1 year), FPGA and PLC Programming (1 year), Advanced Troubleshooting and Diagnostic (10+ years), Drafting Software (2 years), Scientific Research (1 year), Communication Skills (7 years)


Air Force ROTC Scholarship
January 2007
Awarded Air Force ROTC Scholorship. Award based on academic performance, passing Air Force Officer exam, and physical fitness.

NERC-CIP Certified

FCC GROL License

VP of Education – Toastmasters International
April 2013 to March 2015
I was a founding member and Vice President of Education for Toastmasters International, Oncor branch.

Dallas Makerspace
February 2015 to Present
The Dallas Makerspace is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, shared community workshop and laboratory. We are an organized group of local artists, engineers, makers, and thinkers who work together to provide tools and learning resources to the public. We use these resources to collaborate on individual and community projects in order to promote science, technology and art; while working and experimenting on innovative ideas to encourage learning within our community.

Engineers Without Borders – NMSU Branch
January 2009 to June 2010
Engineering Without Boundaries (http://engineeringwithoutboundaries.org/) is a nonprofit organization established to partner with developing communities worldwide in order to improve their quality of life. Engineering Without Boundaries helps communities in need through involvement in sustainable engineering projects. We were formally a local branch of Engineers Without Borders International, but we had to break away from the international organization and create our own because they wouldn’t sanction us to continue to serve communities in Mexico due to safety concerns. We have since successfully completed 3 projects to serve rural and impoverished communities in Mexico, and 3 more in Central and South America without incident.

Engineering and Computer Proficiency
* Firm understanding of RF communication systems, their components, and their integration with digital systems
* Experience with RF communication test equipment and interpretation of data.
* Advanced diagnostic and repair skills acquired through work and personal projects
* High-level proficiency with both Windows and Mac operating systems, software, and hardware
* Specific proficiency with simulation, design, and statistical software (i.e. EDX SignalPro, MapInfo, Access, Excel, MultiSim, LabView, SQL)
* Excellent interpersonal and group communication skills
* Able to meet short-deadlines and work effectively under pressure
* Skillful in instructing individuals with varying backgrounds of technological knowledge on highly technical issues, devices, and procedures

  • Updated 7 years ago

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