Steve started his career as a Microwave Circuit Board Product Engineer at Texas Instruments. At TI, Steve learned about RF, as well as design for test and manufacturability. While at TI, he moved on to test equipment development, both hardware and software. At this time, Steve was invited to join TI’s Test Equipment Software Improvement Team where he contributed ideas and to documentation to aid the movement up the SEI CMM scale.
Steve worked in Germany for Bosch Telecom, developing a dual channel path loss simulator, used to test LMDS system performance and response to rain fades as a simulated thunderstorm tracked across the coverage area. After return to the US, Steve became part of the embedded software development team, working on board bring up and device drivers. Steve became the team lead for the RF/IF sub team.
After Bosch, Steve spent several years at Cisco in various roles. He wrote several device drivers for SONET ASICs, and spent time with the WiMAX product line, performing system testing, characterization, and product demonstrations.
Just prior to Phazr, Steve was at Exalt Wireless, where he held the roles of technical leader, and Software Development Manager. His responsibilities included microcontroller based RF board bring up, Linux application development. At Exalt, Steve gained experience mentoring new graduates and managing a remote development team to support the Exalt Wireless mission.