Adam at CES

CES, January 2019


PK Sound

Embedded Systems Engineer
November 2022 - Present | Calgary, AB

mcThings Inc.

Hardware Developer
March 2021 - November 2022 | Cochrane, AB
   - Design embedded hardware for low power IoT sensors and gateways
   - PCB design of 6 layer HDI M.2 RF modules and associated shield can
   - Supercapacitor power backup system design
   - Developed the hardware file release system from scratch
   - De-risk the IC shortage. Designed a PCB with replacement IC that soldered to testpoints.
   - Design test jigs for firmware development and mass production
   - Mechanical design and 3D modelling/assembly of products
   - Create 2D mechanical drawings of custom parts (membranes, sheetmetal, enclosure cutouts)
   - Designed and built an IPx7 test chamber

Eleven Engineering Inc.

Design Engineer
July 2016 - August 2020 | Edmonton, AB
   - Design and bring up of embedded system electronics for wireless audio customers
   - Full hardware design cycle ownership of a consumer product that went to MP (90,000 units)
   - Full ownership of a suite of interchangeable motherboards, power boards, and UI boards
   - Altium: schematic design, layout entry, and library management
   - Apply DFT, DFM, EMC, ESD techniques
   - Negotiate board size and component placement with ID
   - Build up of prototypes and customer samples
   - Technical contact to international customers
   - Support external and in house validation testing
   - Create specification, test instructions, test reports, datasheets, and product documentation
   - Support purchasing in selection of alternative components
   - Represent Eleven at CES

HERR Window and Door

Apprentice Carpenter
June 2015 - June 2016 | Edmonton, AB

DRDC Suffield Research Center

Research Assistant
January - August 2012, May - August 2014 | Medicine Hat, AB
Worked closely with a scientist pursuing diverse research interests. Activities included instrumentation, data analysis via Matlab, light spectroscopy, and pyrometery.
   - Calibrated and operated a light spectroscope and streak camera system worth $250,000
   - Recorded and analyzed high speed video of electromagnetic velocimeter impacts
   - Worked extensively with Matlab on image processing, data manipulation, curve fitting
   - Assembled and recorded data from a wide variety of instrumentation
      - thermocouple, fiber optic, shock pin, magnum gauge, pyrometer, twisted pair
   - Researched resin mixing and hardening techniques to minimize temperature increase
   - Assisted with the precision mixing of explosives

Corrpro Canada Inc.

AC Mitigation Engineering Co-op Student
May - December 2013 | Edmonton, AB
   - Modeled pipeline-power inductive coupling using SES Software (RoW, RESAP, SESCAD)
   - Measured soil resistivity data up to 50 meters below ground via the Wenner method
   - Developed a discrete algebraic analysis and LTspice simulation of the voltage induced along a pipeline due to power line parallelism
   - Invoiced 20 clients

New Beginning Oilfield Services

Laborer, Graphic Designer
Summer 2011 | Fairview, AB

Camp Sagitawa

Summer 2009 | Moberly Lake, BC


University of Alberta

BSc Electrical Engineering (Co-op)
Graduated April 2015
Capstone GPA: 4.0/4.0

Special Student in Engineering
Fall 2015


UTAustinX | UT.6.10x: Microcontroller Input/Output | Winter 2020


E.I.T. | since 2015
P.Eng. application pending
Passed NPPE January 2023
APEGA Membership Directory

Member | Fall 2022 - Present
   - Woodworking I and II
   - Laser Cutter I
   - Metal Lathe

Edmonton Clippers Quidditch Club
Beater | 2015 - 2016
Facebook Page

UofA NanoRobotics Club
President | 2013 - 2014
   - Built a ferrofluid based micro-manipulator for competition at ICRA 2014
   - Wrote a group constitution
   - Secured $26,000 of funding and lab space
   - Coordinated club activities with university staff and external sponsors
   - Recruited and managed volunteers
   - Assigned tasks and negotiated deadlines
   - VP NanoRobotics for the Nanotechnology Club
Controls Group Leader | 2013 - 2014
   - Greatly simplified the previous control system
   - Trained and mentored two first year students with no previous background
   - Sourced all parts and equipment necessary for projects

UofA EE Club
Various Positions | 2010 - 2015
VP Social | Winter 2014
   - Organized social events (mainly food sales)

UofA Juggling Club
Treasurer | 2013 - 2014

UofA Student’s Union
Engineering Councilor | 2011 - 2012

Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada
Member | Feb - May 2009


   - 2 - 6 layer, HDI, mixed signal, RF, audio
   - 40+ Gerber releases
FreeCad, QCAD, DraftSight, KiCad

Keysight Genesys
   - antenna simulation

Git, Matlab, Assembly, C

Graphic Design
Microsoft Office, iWork, LaTeX, InDesign, Photoshop, Inkscape


Alberta Nanotech Symposium
Moderator | 2014

Let's Talk Nanoscience
Presenter | 2014
Presented a 10 minute talk to 8 different grade twelve classes

The Canadian Prairies Group of Chartered Engineers Scholarship
Recipient | 2013

Red Cross Refugee Displacement Activity
Insurgent, Border Guard | ~2011

Premier’s Citizenship Award
Recipient | 2009

UofA Engineering Art Show
Entrant | 4 years

UofA Orientation
Photographer | 2010, 2011

Solsnitch Fantasy Quidditch Tournament
Player | 4 years

Skills Canada Regionals - Graphic Design
Gold Medal | 2008
Silver Medal | 2009

Player | since 2017
DM | since 2018
   - Forge of Fury: 2018, 2020
   - White Plume Mountain: 2019
   - The Delian Tomb: 2020
   - Tal'Dorei Hex Map: 2020 (link)