What I Have Done
Career Accomplishments
William Ray Gunkel
650 703-0852
Total years of experience 20+

8+ years direct manager of Software Engineering / Software Quality Assurances groups

bulletManager R2 Technology (#1 supplier of computer aided detection for mammography) Software Quality Assurance group. Responsible for all aspects of department.
bulletHired and trained staff of eleven
bulletManaged $2,000,000.00 department budget
bulletDesigned and implemented SQA process to meet requirements of FDA & ISO 9001
bulletManager Excite@Home(#1 supplier of High Speed Internet service) Client Software Quality Engineering. Responsible for recruiting, hiring and training of staff
bulletManager at Excite@Home during major reduction in force and Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. Selected staff for layoff and handled there exit interviews
bulletManager of team of two VB software engineers (which I hired), and two SQA engineers. Team created test software for custom high end digital hearing aids

13+ years managing software projects and SQA process 

bulletDevelopment and implemented processes for assuring that quality was built into the software development process. Process made extensive use of Unit Testing, Code Walk Through and formal Primarily Design Reviews (PDR) for each new project
bulletQuality Assurance Engineering Architect for in-house developed email client for Excite@Home Broadband internet service. Managed all aspects of project including the creation of both white & black box test case. Due to lack of process control, created a formal (documented) QA process which included the design and implantation of internal web site for each project were ALL project documents (including complete test cases) was published)
bulletProject manager, and software & hardware engineer at Time & Space Processing, for 128 port secure voice and data switch install in Germany for NATO. System used to monitor troop movement in near real time. One system installed (total program worth more then $300,000.00)
bulletSenior Test Engineering & project manager at Verilink, responsible for automating the production line with off the shelf GPIB test equipment and custom designed test fixtures.
bulletSoftware project manager & primary software engineer at Trimble Navigation, for then smallest waterproof military GPS receiver. The MUGR (miniature underwater GPS receiver) was built for the Navy Seals. Currently 150 units fielded at $5000.00 ea. (total program worth more then $1,000,000.00)
bulletPrimary software engineer at Spectra-Physics LDS, for $150,000.00 per machine computer disk drive manufactures Laser Zone texturing machine. Designed and wrote the Visual Basic User interface (GUI). Currently 30 units fielded. Fully documented project and conducted extensive white and black box testing to customers requirements 
bulletSoftware project manager & primary software engineer at Stanford Telecom, for major enhancement to Satellite control system to be used in controlling the next generation of GPS satellites. (total program worth more then $10,000,000.00). Fully documented project and conducted extensive white and black box testing to customers requirements 
bulletDesigned and delivered first version of function test software to then state of the art digital hearing aids in less then six months. Continue to improve on original design for another six months until final release. Which has been in the field for more then one year. Previous to this ‘final’ release, group was in patch and debug cycle for almost one year
bulletTook over project for final test system and in thirty days first release was in field. Previous project manager had not been trying to get the system in the field for six months. Two more release followed and now the main customer will sign off on changes based on our test report. This was unheard of in the past due to complete lack of confidence on the process used before I took over as the Test Systems Software & SQA manager

8 years experience in testing, manufacturing and designing telecom related products



8 years in manufacturing support of in computer and telecom related fields including

bulletComputer controlled high speed Analog to Digital converter for Fusion research
bulletPrototype In-house Z80 emulator for Z80 based business computer system
bulletProduction Engineering / Test Supervisor for company that designed and built fully custom computer system educationally applications (complete software and hardware package for large School Districts



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