William Robert Savoie

P.O. Box 891 Guntersville, AL 35976

phone 256-505-4443

e-mail bsavoie@rocketmail.com


William R. Savoie Current CAS Assignment: Software Engineer

Professional Summary-:

Extensive experience working in diverse software environments (both classified and commercial), (real time and batch) on Unix, Windows and embedded systems using PHP, MySQL, Ada 95, Ada 83, C++, C on down to Assembly Language. Specific expertise includes carrier class network multiplexers, MIL-STD 1553 and MIL-STD 1760B communication protocols used in airborne control systems, expertise in inter-process communications, writing device drivers, and in general programming client/server applications. Have developed software in many technically diverse environments, including Fiber Optics network products, National Missile Defense (ISTC), Nuclear Power plant simulation, Navy SPS-48 Radar signal processing, Mars Observer space probe, Navy submarine communications, lightning detection at the NASA Kennedy Launch site and of course Procter and Gamble Luv's and Pampers diapers.

BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri Columbia, 1977

Postgraduate Studies, Computer Science, University of Cincinnati, 1978


Problem solving in a complex technical environment where diverse personalities must be managed with care and respect.
Good Public speaking skills.
Good with people.


Feb 1, 2004 – current. CAS-INC – Accelerated Test Solutions

1998 July 13–2003 Dec 15. Jacobs Sverdrup, Inc., Advanced Systems Group. System Software Engineer

1998 Jan 5 - May 1, EER Systems, Software Senior Analysis position. Huntsville, Alabama

1995 April 17 - Nov. 15, 1997, Lockheed Martin Scientific Programming Spec. Huntsville, Alabama

1989 - 1995 April Consultant Savoie Technologies Huntsville, Alabama

1980-89 Specialist reporting to VP Doug S. Rice GP Taurio Inc. Columbia, Maryland

1977 - 1980 Electrical Engineer Procter and Gamble Cincinnati, Ohio

Assisted in the development and implementation of control systems for the P&G subsidiary Buckeye Cellulose Corporation Boundary product line (Huntsville AL). Work resulted in the first major use of computer controlled equipment in Procter & Gambleís line of surgical paper products. Directly responsible for the work of 6 electrical and instrumentation technicians. Technical Manager for a production module of 85 people.

Earlier responsibilities (Paper East Cincinnati Ohio) included high speed data collection and analysis with Hewlett-Packard 9825, 9835 and 9845 minicomputers, theoretical analysis of stability in large paper unwind stands using computer models, start-up of DC drive control systems in seven major Pamper plants in the US and Canada (I put the quilted pattern in Pampers), and the start-up of six state-of-the-art computer driven hydraulic diaper stacking machines in 1977 which Improved the Luvs diaper product line. (Result, I was in diapers longer than most.)

1973 - 1975 Nav-Com Electronic Tech. King Radio Corporation Olatha Kansas

Repaired airborne communication equipment and distance measuring equipment. Obtained, and presently holds a First Class Radio Telephone License with Shipboard Radar Endorsement.

1969-73 Production Manager Environmental Communications Inc.Santa Ana California

Responsible for layout, construction supervision, and testing of many state-of-the-art high frequency microwave post amplifiers, pre-amplifiers, linear amplifiers, logarithmic amplifiers, limiter discriminators and wide-band high-powered video amplifiers.

1967 - 1969 Electronic Technician Advanced Kinetics Costa Mesa CA

Worked with physicists on US Government contracts to study high-powered white noise radar systems using high-voltage coaxial transformers. Repaired prototype 100 K joule, 20 Kv capacitor discharge banks used in lab experiments.

Computer Hardware/Software Experience

At home I am a Redhat Linux fan. At work I adapt to Sun, SG, VAX, Windows NT, embedded Wind River systems, or any other system they wish me to work with. I am familiar with Apache servers and php3 scripts, Tcl/Tk, Perl, and writing Xt and Motif applications.


Many of my jobs required documentation. Specifically NASA wanted a software design manual and operator manual for the lightning detection system at the Kennedy Space Shuttle launch site. I taught a class that was well attended and the class was video taped. I enjoy public speaking and many people find it easier to watch a video tape than to wade through the normal dry documentation.

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