Resume

KEN FREED

504 LAKE SIDE DRIVE

GEORGETOWN, TX 78628

(Home) 512-869-7975

Email: kfreed@verizon.net


SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT, PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Extensive project estimating/scheduling and team leadership experience with a good reputation for on time project delivery.

Technical Illustration, Web  Programming
Adobe Flash CS4 ActionScript 3 Perl/tk CGI, DBI Delphi, Pascal TCP/IP networking
Adobe Illustrator, PhotoShop, Autodesk 3DS Max Tcl/tk VBA/Excel Windows, Unix, VAX
PHP5, MySql Java SE Ingres Sql/ODBC rs232 tool interfacing 
HTML, CSS, jQuery C, C++ SQL Server Stored Procedures secs/gem interfacing

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

SOFTWARE CONTRACTOR

various locations  2009-present

 

CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR

Automation Engineer

Round Rock, TX   2001-2009

Took over an unreliable plant floor data flow environment and identified root cause problems. Drove project identification and prioritization, and got out from under an excessive maintenance burden. Went on to:

  • Implement a wide variety of PC based man-machine-computer interfaces for recipe selection and data uploading/6 sigma purposes, eventually resulting in $44,000/week of site yield improvements.
  • Reverse engineer and enhance legacy (Dos/Desqview) VT2100 tester code (to conditionally shift a machine head and retest defective die), resulting in $5,000/week recovery of (what would have been) scrap product.
  • Design and develop a PC based user friendly 2D graphical user interface for wafer map updates which reduced operator wafer map update times from five minutes to under a few seconds. Implemented "inkless wafer map" data flow processing software under Unix, saving $1,000/week, a $100,000+ vendor cost for similar software, and a reduction of defect die rates from 1400ppm to 100ppm.
  • Insure successful projects by filling in gaps at the site between engineering, production, and software training/documentation. Regularly retrieved product related process data for engineering as part of problem diagnosis, and (owing to data collection and retrieval capabilities), served on 6 sigma teams.
  • Undertake secondary general IS responsibilities as a de-facto team leader effectively covering for lack of a dedicated site IS manager. Documented the data center and plant network architecture states when system admin personnel changed, was in charge of tape backups and restores, and (after a major server crash) regularly made sure that critical logs and disk hardware were fault free.

 

ATHENS GROUP

Software Developer

Austin, TX    1998-2001

Helped get a software startup company off the ground by bringing in Applied Materials Ion Implanter contract work from previous position. Also implemented secs/gem protocol rs232 and Ethernet interfacing to (Delta Tau handler) testers, and DeviceNet interfacing for Applied Materials Centura mainframe products. 

APPLIED MATERIALS - ION IMPLANT DIVISION

Equipment Support Engineer / Embedded Software Development

Austin, TX   1996-1998

Sole provider of 2nd level software support in the U.S., for Applied Materials Ion Implanters, reporting to a "center of competence" software development group in Horsham, England (who were originally Lintott Ltd.). Came up to speed quickly on 700,000 lines of 18 year old embedded ( MTOS 68K ) Pascal code. Supported field operations and developed code. Drove major software improvement efforts to get out from under excessive (new software release) field problems. 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES

Chemical Engineer / Software Developer

Endicott, NY    1981-1996

After a year as a process engineer, transferred to MIS to implement a process monitoring project to get the data needed for process problem diagnosis. Implemented software projects throughout manufacturing.

  • Largest project involved coordinating five programmers and three vendor subsystems on a 50 million dollar (circuit board prepreg) project going into domestic and Sindelfingen plants. Learned to speak passable German.
  • Spent 1994-1996 as an IBM Sematech assignee, working on a general OO design ( The Sematech CIM Framework) for MES systems.

EDUCATION

MS, Computer Science

National Technology University,    Fort Collins, CO     1994

 

BS, Chemical Engineering

New Jersey Institute of Technology,     Newark, NJ,     1981

  • 10 electrical engineering credits in analog and digital circuits
  • 9 months as a chemical engineering co-op at GAF Corp.

BA, Chemistry

Rutgers,     Newark, NJ,     1980

  • 1 yr. (post high school) lab tech training (ascp-cla certified). 20hrs/weekend during college as a hospital lab technician.

 

OTHER

  • 3 year (pre college) machine shop/mold making experience.
  • Owing to workplace vendor and project management skills, was general contractor (and electrician) for our present 3300 sqft home.
  • Speak conversational German and limited Spanish.
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