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John Frederick Oakes -
Clarkson University (Potsdam, NY)
- B.S. Electrical Engineering major; Software and Computer Engineering minor; Graduated May 2014.
Christian Brothers Academy (Syracuse, NY)
- Graduated 2010.
Work Experience:
January 2019 to Present
Electrical Quality Engineer at General Motors (Lansing, MI)
Currently working as an Electrical Quality Engineer at the Lansing Delta Assembly plant building the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave.
December 2016 to January 2019
Electrical Quality Engineer at General Motors (Detroit, MI)
Worked at DHAM Assembly as a Quality Engineer building the Cadillac CT6 with Supercruse, Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet Impala, and Buick Lacrosse. In this role I designed and implemented reworks for line stoppages. In addition I worked closely with the QRD team to reduce warranty and with production group leaders to improve efficiency and reduce waste/costs.
April 2016 to December 2016
Cyber Security Engineer at General Motors (Warren, MI)
In this role I helped to establish potential threats and develop safeguards to protect our customers from unwanted manipulation. My focus in this role was primarily on the diagnostic interfaces of future electrical architectures.
June 2014 to April 2016
Software Validation Expert at General Motors (Warren, MI)
In this position I was in charge of reviewing and recommending appropriate validation for code changes, as well as reviewing and approving SFMEAs, test plans, and various component level validation test reports. I worked mainly with powering steering, transmission controllers, and other drivetrain components.
Summer 2013
Macy's INC (New York, NY)
As an summer technician, I worked in the Private Brands division to deploy hardware and software to 1,000 employees. This included setup as well as support for multiple functions.
2011 to Present
Siren Apparel (Potsdam, NY)
I am currently working with on the side with a couple of friends on a startup clothing company. I am currently Head of Website Design for the company.
Aug 2011 to May 2012
Clarkson, Operation of Information Technology (Potsdam, NY)
Supported the university’s staff with hardware and software repairs and upgrades.
Summer 2011, 2012, and 2013
Baltusrol Golf Club (Springfield, NJ)
Worked as a Greens and Yardage Consultant.
2006 to 2010
Blessed Sacrament Church (Syracuse, NY)
Installed and maintained Novel and Wintel servers for a local parish.
Relevant Experience:
Programming Languages
Proficient in C and C++, including designing rotational ciphers, as well as multiplayer logic games. I also have experience with Java, Java Swing, Python, Tkinter, Assembly, HTML, VHDL, MATLAB, and Objective C.
Senior Design Lab (Electric Car)
Lab experience with designing an object recognition system for an electric car using a Raspberry Pi. Also designed and built a digital instrument cluster for the car.
Experience with both Altera and Xilinx FPGAs, as well as the Freescale HCS12 Microcontroller. This includes work with the design of asynchronous and synchronous counters using Quartus II and Xilinx’s PlanAhead software.
Side Projects
Raspberry Pi experience, including a webcam based security system and a RFID based door lock (uses an RFID reader and a simple servo motor). Have also worked to interface with the OBDII (automotive) protocol.
Computer Engineering Junior Lab
Experience with the design of small digital systems using methods based on both MSI level components and state machine design with SSI components. This includes experience with digital scopes and logic analyzers.
Electrical Engineering Lab
Experience with filters, transformers, timers, and MOSFET amplifiers for design projects.
Extracurricular Activities
Amateur Radio and Electronics Club (K2CC)
As secretary I worked to move and rebuild a HAM radio station, as well as install a new tower.
Clarkson Golf Team

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