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Frank Rocha Engineering manager with very strong problem-solving skills and experienced in a broad range of technologies; able to adapt quickly and excel in difficult or new environments. Diverse background includes engineering management, system level integration, requirements generation and management, federal regulatory compliance, outsourcing management and support, system and circuit level design of analog, mixed-signal, and digital systems.


Engineering Manager, Test Systems & Product Sustaining
(2010 – Present)
Thales - Avionics
Melbourne, Florida
  • Manager of a fast-response multifunctional team of 14 engineers in a highly regulated environment.
  • Accountable for reliability, sustaining operations, and improvements of in-service avionics systems.
  • Approval authority for Engineering Change Orders to design drawings, technical data, and Component Maintenance Manuals for CFR 14-Part 145 Repair Stations.
  • Responsible for qualification and certification tests of components to meet FAA requirements.
  • Oversee failure investigations and generation of reports that meet FAA regulatory compliance.
  • Drive performance improvements of avionic systems by performing failure trends analysis.
  • Coordinate engineering support of production operations at contract manufacturers and repair depots.
  • Responsible to oversee the development of repair processes to meet FAA regulatory requirements.
  • Continue to perform the managerial functions for the test systems engineering department (see below).

Engineering Manager, Test Systems
(2007 – 2010)
Melbourne, Florida
  • Founded and built up the department of test systems engineering to minimize production defects.
  • Responsible for companywide strategic roadmap of test systems’ design, development, and operation.
  • In charge of financial analysis and capital budget for production and maintenance of test equipment.
  • Supervise the design and development of test systems in compliance to FAA requirements.
  • Manage the construction and deployment of test systems for contract manufacturers and repair depots.
  • Approve and oversee validation and acceptance testing of test systems and equipment.
  • Direct the definition and implementation of databases to monitor test sets’ performance and operation.
  • Negotiate service agreements and statements of work with test set vendors, suppliers, and contractors.
  • Oversee daily sustaining activities of test systems in production and field line-maintenance operations.
  • Responsible to direct test requirements, software development, and validation of test systems for avionic products in manufacturing and on-wing environments.

Test Set Engineer
(2006 – 2007)
Melbourne, Florida
  • Design, build, and maintain avionics test systems.
  • Construct and deploy test systems into production.
  • Provide estimates for production and maintenance of test equipment.
  • Create schematics, theory of operation and design description documents for test systems.
  • Identify, define, and implement technology upgrades for legacy test systems.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot test systems in support of production operations.

Senior Systems Engineer
(2004 – 2006)
Motorola, (CDMA / BTS-Center of Excellence)
Chandler, Arizona
  • Managed the technical aspects for the upgrade of outdoor CDMA Base Transceiver Stations (BTS).
  • Provided technical leadership for product development done by outsourcing companies.
  • Generated hardware requirements and specifications for CDMA BTS products and sub systems.
  • Created hardware interface requirements for WiMAX IEEE 802.16e products.
  • Generated Voice over IP (VoIP) requirements for WiMAX IEEE 802.16e products.
  • Ensured compliance to worldwide regulatory requirements for WiMAX IEEE 802.16e product.
  • Used DOORS database tool to control requirements management and decomposition.
  • Submitted patent disclosures and defensive publications.

Senior Hardware Engineer
(2000 – 2004)
Motorola, (Control Centers)
Chandler, Arizona
  • Designed Voice over IP (VoIP) console products for 911 control and dispatch centers.
  • Architected the digital backbone for VoIP dispatch applications products.
  • Defined embedded software architecture and requirements.
  • Designed and implemented sub-system architecture, including digital and mixed signal interface circuits.
  • Performed tests for qualification and certification of new designs.
  • Generated white papers, requirements documents, architecture definitions, design descriptions, test cases, and troubleshooting guides.

Electrical Engineer
(1998 – 2000)
Motorola, (Special Applications Engineering),
Plantation, Florida
  • Responsible for design modifications of mobile radios to meet government agencies’ requirements.
  • Designed analog interface circuits for communication products.
  • Conducted frequent customer visits and product presentations.
  • Performed qualification and certification tests of new designs.
  • Submitted patent disclosures.
Automated Test Systems Engineer
(1996 – 1998)
Motorola, (iDEN Subscriber Manufacturing),
Plantation, Florida
  • Responsible for preventive maintenance and calibration of test equipment in the production line.
  • Participated in the installation of manufacturing facilities overseas.
  • Diagnostics and troubleshooting of electronic equipment used in test systems.

Analysis Technician
(1995 – 1996)
Motorola, (iDEN Subscriber Manufacturing),
Plantation, Florida
  • Analysis and troubleshooting of production iDEN radios.
  • Responsible to provide immediate feedback to the production line for defects found on radios.


M.S. Electrical Engineering (Biomedical track, 4.0 GPA) Florida Institute of Technology 2015
B.S. of Electrical Engineering Florida Atlantic University 1998
A.A./A.S. in Electronics Engineering Technology (Honors) Miami-Dade C.C. 1995


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