Eddie Albert Rodriguez

Electrical and Computer Engineer

Sunnyvale, CA 

(559) 202-6531 |[email protected] | HireEddie.com


E2E Silicon Prototyping & Validation Engineer - Facebook Reality Labs

April 2021 - Current

  • Developing silicon emulation and validation methodologies to enable rapid System-on-Chip prototyping using automated RTL generation.
  • Modeling and validating Audio IP blocks and their interfaces including PDM, I2S, and UART.
  • Productizing FPGA platforms to enable cross-functional software and firmware development. 
  • Assisting in deploying Synopsys HAPS FPGA platforms and standardizing system configuration and testing.


Lab Technician - Project Loon - Google [X], Modis Engineering

April 2017 - September 2018

  • Demonstrated success in building constantly evolving prototypes in a fast-paced environment.
  • Developed and launched quality control procedures used in inspection and testing phases used by contract manufacturers and field operation teams.
  • Identified and removed bottlenecks to improve overall lab efficiency.
  • Facilitated training in aspects relating to hardware testing procedures, logistical maintenance, and operations for over a dozen cross-functional team members in various departments.
  • Managed and maintained lab inventory systems while also serving as a contact for database troubleshooting. 

  • Helped develop a Push-and-Pull system to help deliver weekly production goals. 

  • Supported and navigated Agile Product Lifecycle Management environments.

  • Worked within Linux environments to help develop and debug testing workflows in Python. 


Applications Specialist - Lutron, Nov 2014 to Jan 2017

  • Adept at all project management phases, including database management, equipment programming, gathering client feedback, issue tracking, completing drawings, issuing work reports, and providing after visit support.
  • Interacted with Lighting Designers, Specifiers, Building Engineers, and Installers to build a work plan to maintain turnover deadlines.
  • Performed walkthroughs, usability testing, and provided training for customer-based software during system commissioning. 
  • Managed database version control across multiple teams. 
  • Maintained accurate single-line drawings, architectural drafts, and other documentation for distribution to various stakeholders.
  • Coordinated with state inspectors to demonstrate site compliance with all federally mandated regulations.


User Operations - Magic, Spring 2015 

  • An early-stage employee of the Text-to-Request Concierge Service from YCombinator's Winter 2015 cohort.
  • Adapted to rapidly transforming work conditions and role/ responsibility shifts. 
  • Communicated with clients and developed a plan of action for task completion that increased client satisfaction and improved the user experience.
  • Analyzed user data to build activity trends and create new workspace practices. 
  • Recipient of “The Closer” award for delivering the most completed requests and bringing in the highest revenues.


Quality Control Systems Engineer - ABB, Jan 2014 to Nov 2014

  • Key projects include International Paper Ticonderoga and Burrows Paper.
  • Certified to work with radiological systems and identify hazards.
  • Installed, calibrated, and troubleshot Radiological, Electrical, and Mechanical equipment involved in Manufacturing Process Automation. 
  • Completed user analysis to design client-centric graphical user interfaces (GUI).
  • Programmed PLC systems for automated manufacturing processes.
  • Managed on-site and remote Windows server backups with Acronis.
  • Networked within LAN/WAN architecture, TCP/IP, BACnet, and Modbus.
  • Worked in a distributed control systems environment to monitor manufacturing processes, gather data regarding product quality, environmental impact, and energy consumption.  
  • Built and maintained Account Databases using Windows Active Directory Domain Services.


Intermediate Level Avionics Technician - Marine Corps, Jan 2009 to Jan 2014

  • Specialized in maintenance and repair of test equipment sets valued at over $2 million per system. 
  • Mentored and instructed various individuals on work practices and professional development. 
  • Repaired and reassembled electrical/mechanical assemblies.
  • Operated with 5 individual test sets in 3 fields of aviation electronics  utilized to provide radar systems, defense systems, and pilot controls for aircraft.
  • Performed intermediate level troubleshooting techniques and repair for various avionics systems, subassemblies, and other aircraft units for the AV8-B Harrier, EA6-B Prowler, and F/A 18 Hornet.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of printed circuit boards (PCB), advanced troubleshooting techniques, assembling wire harnesses, and computer skills while performing maintenance procedures.  
  • Conducted weekly technical training to teach electrical testing equipment capabilities, including oscilloscopes, digital multimeters, analog ohmmeters, signal analyzers, time-based rectifiers, and automated test equipment. 
  • Supervised a Hazardous Material handling program, Safety program, and a Mobile Facility program for 2 years resulting in zero mishaps and outstanding reviews during inspections. 
  • Maintained security clearance while working with classified and secret level electronics and electrical equipment. Used secret clearance to move, transfer, and maintain sensitive, classified and secret level assets.

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Education and Training

Cornell Tech, New York, NY - M. Eng. Electrical and Computer Engineering

Beginning August 2020 - Class of 2021

California State University, East Bay - B.S. Computer Engineering

Minors in Mathematics and Computer Science

De Anza College - A.A. Liberal Arts, STEM Emphasis

Naval Air Technical Training Center - Avionics Technical Training

Learned Electronic Theory and attended courses taught by Boeing Engineers and Florida State College Instructors. Trained in programming, debugging, and maintaining advanced electronics systems.

CodePath - Cybersecurity@Facebook 

Learned the fundamentals of Cybersecurity, common application vulnerabilities, and gained hands-on practice focused on applying defensive applications through penetration testing. Tools used include Burp Suite, Metasploit, WireShark, SQLMap, and Chrome DevTools.

CodePath - iOS University

Developed skills in labs and projects using the APIs of popular apps like Tumblr, Yelp and Twitter. Worked together in small teams to build a fully original app. Tools used include Xcode, Github, Heroku, MongoDB, Parse.

Current Project

I am developing an eye tracking device which utilizes an FPGA for image processing. My aim is to compare machine learning algorithms with pixel manipulation algorithms to compare the efficiencies of both methods.

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