David McGaa

David McGaa
Software Developer / Engineer

Minneapolis, MN
mcgaa.david@gmail.com – (612) 715-7996
Looking for a position with continual learning, collaboration, and improvement. Preferably in the software development field.
Authorized to work in the US for any employer
Work Experience
Software Developer/Engineer
Seagate Technologies – Shakopee, MN
June 2013 to November 2015
Electro-mechanical engineering development of pre-production hard drive media and engineering support of factory production within the Servo Format Engineering group.
Main development focus was productization of HAMR (Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording) technology within my group, and was done by optimizing the parameters needed for components and developing automation of the servo-write process (servo pattern is for data placement).
Developed firmware settings and scripts, wrote servo pattern on hard-disk media, and troubleshot and maintained the multi-disk writer (MDW) mechanics, code, and documentation.
Reason for leaving – Desire to focus primarily on software development and related technologies.
Tester II
Cummins Power Generation – Fridley, MN
August 2012 to April 2013
Inspected diesel generators for any apparent mechanical defects or mis-wiring. Troubleshoot and repair defective, mis-wired, or incorrectly assembled generators.
Prepared generators for testing, monitored and maintained them throughout testing to ensure desirable operation and acceptable performance.
Trained in use of walkie/rider pallet jack, reach truck, and overhead crane to support factory floor operations.
Reason for leaving – Sought development experience in electrical engineering.
BE in Electrical Engineering
University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, MN
2010 to 2012
Electrical Engineering
Normandale Community College – Bloomington, MN
2008 to 2010
North Dakota State University – Fargo, ND
2003 to 2008
Mechanical Troubleshooting, Electrical Troubleshooting, Software Troubleshooting, Oscilloscopes, DMMs, soldering, circuit components, PCB design and assembly, embedded systems programming, Verilog, MatLab, Verilog, Altium, SPICE, C, Assembly, C++, Java, MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, Electronics (7 years), Mechanically Inclined (3 years), Software Development (3 years), Engineering (3 years), Python 2.7 (3 years), MS Office (10+ years), HTML (1 year), CSS (1 year), NodeJS, SQL (1 year), NoSQL, JQuery, Bootstrap, ExpressJS, Socket.io JS

  • Updated 8 years ago

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