Raleigh Illgen
illgenr at

C/C++ , Java, Assembly, FPGA, USB, 802.11 B/G,  CAN (J1939 & CAN-OPEN),
Backend Node.JS/Express; Frontend Nunjucks/Jade Templating JQuery Bootstrap D3; Postgres; Ubuntu sys admin
Embedded system design, Requirements analysis, Schematic capture, PCB layout

BS in Computer Engineering, Class of 2008
Milwaukee School of Engineering 


Freelance Design Engineer – Feb 2016 to Present
Helping startups rapidly prototype MVP’s.
Current – Full stack web design for to view data collected from their Internet of Plants fixtures.

Emerge – Mar 2016 to June 2016
Lead R&D Engineer
Rapid prototyping an embedded system design to create midair haptic feedback. New product development designing system architecture from the ground up. Schematic and PCB Layout. Analyzing state of art for ultrasonic electronics. FPGA development for a highly parallel ultrasonic beamsteering.

Electronic Design, Inc – Sept 2012 to Mar 2016
Design Engineer
Schematic Capture and PCB Layout using National Instruments design tools. Embedded software design and implementation in C. Test fixture creation. Running functional, environmental, and ESD tests during hardware validation. Creating and maintaining associated ISO documentation. Designing solutions for a variety of application areas including machine vision, industrial networking, and audio filtering.

Norman Design – November 2011 to December 2011
Web Programmer
Converting static websites to WordPress enabling clients to easily change the website content.

RedPrairie – December 2008 to September 2011
Hardware Integration Engineer
Traveling to customer sites to configure wireless mobile scanning terminals for use in warehouses. Supporting new and existing customers with hardware/software troubleshooting. Testing mobile  device management software to develop best practice for device configuration with LXE, Motorola, Psion and Intermec platforms. Documenting device configurations for internal and customer reference.

Custom Computer Services – June 2007 to December 2008
Summer 2008 – Building device drivers.  Editing and testing development kit example code. Providing technical support to customers. Assisting marketing department with industry research. Documenting changes in compiler functionality.
Summer 2007 – Debugged newest microcontroller compiler and tested automated bug reporting package.