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"Struck down by the sword of a hero, let me fall; Steel in my heart and laughter on my lips!" -Edmund Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac, Act V.

(Based on the picture to the left, you may think me in a moment of deep and profound thought, pondering things like the nature of matter, the mind, the universe, time, space, etc.  What was really going through my head at this point was "How the hell am I going to get down from here?"  I figure honesty should be the best policy in this case.) 
 


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Joseph S. Amato
507 Linwood Court
Clinton, MA  01510
978/461-7197 (W) 774/249-0964 (C)

Joe.Amato AT stratus.com
http://www.gweep.net/~vanguard

Seeking a challenging position of high growth potential that incorporates a wide range of technical skills.

Professional Experience
Stratus Technologies, Inc.
Maynard, MA.
Hardware Board Level Design Engineer.

  • Responsible for logic design of Intel-based dual and quad processor CPU module boards
  • Assisted in signal integrity and power aspects of design
  • Was a key contributor during lab effort in bringup of board and system

Stratus Computer, Inc.
Marlboro, MA.
Hardware Communications Engineer.

  • Tested and qualified PCI network and communication adapters
  • Responsible for project schedule tracking
  • Led cross-functional teams including software development, manufacturing, and customer service organizations
  • Supervised progression of comm products from conception phase to customer release
  • Performed sustaining and support functions on various hardware communication products

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA.
Computer Lab Manager.

  • Managed computer lab consisting of 40 PCs and 30 UNIX workstations
  • Responsible for hardware and software technical support on a wide variety of PC and UNIX problems
  • Had function in maintaining proper operation of Novell based network environment
  • Managed 20 employees as help staff, was responsible for scheduling and payroll-related tasks

PC Consulting
Various locations.
Independent Computer Consultant.

  • Built and set up desktop PCs for clients
  • Installed and configured operating systems in addition to wide range of applications
  • Provided support where needed

Education

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA.
B.S., Electrical Engineering

Professional Skills
Operating Systems
Highly skilled in Windows NT, Windows 95, various flavors of UNIX (BSD, SVR4, HP-UX, etc)

Programming/Scripting Languages
Fluent in C, Pascal, Assembly (x86 and MIPS), Scheme, UNIX shell scripting, Perl, HTML

Development Tools
Highly skilled with Cadence suite of design tools (Concept HDL, Allegro) for design entry and synthesis, also adept at Viewlogic Blast for static timing analysis

Applications
Capable of utilizing a very wide range of mainstream computer applications and productivity tools

Debugging Tools
Skilled in HP 16550 family of digital logic analyzers and oscilloscopes, FuturePlus family of PCI bus analyzers and preprocessors, HP E29xx series of PCI bus analyzers and exercisers, Network Associates family of communications network sniffer equipment, experience in performing analysis of PCI and FSB (Intel host) busses

Communications Networking Skills
Knowledge of Ethernet, Token Ring, FDDI, ATM, T1/E1, and various WAN (EIA-232, EIA-530, V.36, V.35, X.21) network topologies as well as higher level protocols such as TCP/IP, X.25, Frame Relay, ISDN, SS7

PC Skills
Highly skilled in PC hadware and software building/debug/repair

Business Skills
Skilled in vendor and sales relationships

Management Skills
Adept at project tracking and management including project scheduling and tracking cross-functional groups and dependencies, able to perform in the role of small team management

Other Skills
Semi-professional actor, amateur musician

Interests
Electronic project work, acting, taekwondo, music, ultimate frisbee, reading, aquaria, physics, home audio

References
Larry Clockedile
Hardware Project Leader
Lucent Technologies
Marlboro, MA
(508) 490-6304

Melanie Bianchi
Hardware Engineer
Stratus Computer
Maynard, MA
(978) 461-7723

Robert J. Wygand
Senior Developer
USWeb Corporation
San Francisco, CA
(415) 864-4670

Mayur Patel
Senior Hardware Engineer
Blonder-Tongue Corporation
Matawan, NJ
(732) 679-4000, x293