Alex Jonathan Tucker

Orlando, FL 32832 •

Professional Profile


More than 7 years’ experience in hardware development taking place within Fortune 500 and small to medium sized businesses. Seeking to leverage education and experience with embedded hardware.



University of Central Florida

May 2017


Master of Science in Computer Engineering

3.758 / 4.000

Orlando, FL


Purdue University

December 2006


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Honors

3.18 / 4.00

West Lafayette, IN



·      Merged client vision, goals, and ideas with practical and personalized solutions

·      Designed, organized, and archived a variety of client oriented technical documentation

·      Managed inventory of more than 100k components totaling over $1M of assets

·      Developed lessons and taught electronics and computer programming classes for all ages



Independent Contractor

April 2015 – Present


Fractional Enterprise

Orlando, FL


·      Provided smart home improvement and device repair services according to customer needs

·      Obtained the Master of Science in Computer Engineering with a focus on embedded systems

·      Produced PCB hardware using KiCAD, assembled and tested with in-house equipment


Embedded Design Engineer

January 2013 – April 2015


Anidea Engineering, Inc.

Wellington, FL


·      Designed, simulated, maintained, released hierarchical schematics and PCB layout in Altium Designer

·      Programmed software services of 1,000 lines of code for UI, fluid dispenser, motor tester, etc.

·      Estimated project costs in drafted project specifications aligned with client objectives, including clearly defined caveats and solutions that led to savings in excess of $100,000

·      Tracked progress of multiple projects, prioritized tasks using Redmine, openProject, and other

·      Maintained EC requests, product inventory, and program logistics via openERP (Odoo) & QuickBooks of over a dozen separate client’s designs, some with dozens of sub-assemblies

·      Networked quarterly at trade shows and functions as a representative for company presence


Electrical Hardware Engineer

September 2011 – January 2013


The TechnoWise Group (via Kelly Engineering Resources through Jan. 2012)

Boca Raton, FL


·      Maintained project documentation according to established company procedure

·      Reverse-engineered a competitor’s soft-start motor controller via Python serial interface driver script

·      Oversaw and delivered a functional prototype of highest current rated company design to CEO

·      Led pilot high voltage program of three units to determine program viability and readiness

·      Isolated root cause of one to four RMA units per week, drawing from knowledge of each subsystem

·      Designed experiments testing inductor core and MOSFET manufacturer variability & reliability


Field Service Technician

January 2011 – September 2011


Equitrac Co. (via Kelly Engineering Resources)

Fort Lauderdale, FL


·      Resolved issues in a timely manner to minimize downtime experienced by the customer

·      Followed SOP to diagnose problems in field and provided status updates during repairs


Lead Development Electrical Engineer

July 2007 – August 2010


Lexmark International, Inc. (via Aerotek)

Lexington, KY


·      Trained handling and debug line operators for three development builds in China and two state-side

·      Communicated with a cross-functional network of 12-24 to satisfy compliance with standards

·      Tested FCC, CISPR compliance on X734/6/8 series & X792 MFPs, obtained two EMC approval labels

·      Developed test plans to oversee quality assurance & reliability of two separate programs of 10-25 units

·      Repaired defective units from experiential knowledge of units and communicated concisely to user



·      C | Python | Bash | Verilog/VHDL | MATLAB | assembly

·      Microprocessor (Kinetis, HC08/12, MSP430, Arduino, Parallax) | DSP (ADI) | FPGA (Altera & Xilinx)

·      Power supply design | LCD specification & interfacing | motor control

·      Windows, Mac, Linux, Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Access)

·      Native English & French speaker