Hector Iribarne


A results oriented electrical engineer with over ten years of software development experience, specializing in Drupal for the past few years. Known as a decisive and energetic team leader, providing motivation, training and support and leading by example. Written and oral fluency in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Excellent communication skills and a team player.


BrowardDrupal.org Broward, Florida 2012 to Present
Drupal evangelist in South Florida helping to promote the CMS for building websites.

•Built and launched http://MarketinPalmBeach.com on January 10, 2014.
•Helped promote Drupal in South Florida, including giving presentations at local meetups in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Co-founded http://BrowardDrupal.org in April 2010.
•Coordinated the annual DrupalCamp South Florida along with other members of the South Florida Drupal community: http://DrupalCampSFL.com

Synergistix, Sunrise, Florida 2006 to 2012
Applications Programmer (2007- 2012)
Designed, coded and tested features for the CATS pharmaceutical sales force automation application.

•Coordinated the launch of over ten new pharmaceutical customers. This included designing, coding and testing the customized configurations.
•Mentored junior software developers and trained internal staff of several departments.
•Provided software solutions using Microsoft Visual Basic and SQL Server 2008.

Client Services Liaison (2006 - 2007)
Liaison between the pharmaceutical client and internal production and programming groups regarding day-to-day operational, technical and customer relations interactions.

•Analyzed business requirements and recommended solutions, including writing functional specifications and coordinating their implementation within the healthcare industry.
•Coordinated application training of pharmaceutical sales representatives.

XPonCard, Miami Lakes, Florida 2005 to 2006
Field Applications Engineer
Supported the Account Managers in the Americas Region of SIM Card Sales Division.

•Led all engineering activities for the Americas Region. Responsibilities included writing the technical portion of responses to RFPs, giving customer presentations and providing technical expertise.
•Created SIM Test Cards for new and existing customers, including the delivery of Java apps.

NovaVision, Boca Raton, Florida 2004 to 2005
System Test Engineer
Led the Quality Assurance Group in testing the Vision Restoration Therapy Medical Device.

•Created the Quality Assurance department to improve the excellence in the medical device.
•Coordinated quality initiatives throughout the company, including clinical and patient services.
•Generated ISO9001 documentation, including new feature and regression test plans, process improvement manuals and verification checklists for the Microsoft .NET / SQL based software.
•Worked with medical staff to incorporate requested improvements into the medical device.

Motorola and Siemens, Plantation and Boca Raton, Florida 2003 to 2004
Tested the Motorola CN620 GSM/VoIP mobile phone in the System Test Group.

•Completed the GPRS certification testing for the European approval of the phone.
•Tested the GSM/WLAN functionality in the following areas: Call Processing, Browser, Macro Mobility (between GSM and WLAN) and Micro Mobility between Access Points. Tested software in the Location Services Group for the Siemens GSM/GPRS Wireless Switch.
•Performed automated testing (Release GSM 3.0) for Location Services Development Group.
•Performed off-line and on-line regression testing (Release GSM 2.1) for Call Handling, SS7, IN/CAMEL and Location Services. On-line testing performed with the K12 protocol analyzer.

CopperCom, Boca Raton, Florida 2002
Senior Software Engineer
Designed, coded and tested features for the digit translation and routing functionality on the CopperCom softswitch in the Java programming language on a UNIX platform.

•Performed off-line and on-line integration testing for the AMWI Voice Mail feature.
•Designed, coded and tested the Speed dial feature.
•Coded and tested Multi-line hunt group, AC/AR, Remote call forwarding activation, and BLVI.

Nortel, Sunrise, Florida 1998 to 2002
Senior Systems Engineer
Engineered several voice/data access networks, including cable media, wireless access, ATM core and edge, IP, Ethernet, microwave Point-to-Point and TDM voice. Responsible for pre and post sales voice/data and RF network design, implementation of wireless and wireline solutions, network design and implementation, and end-to-end testing.

•Team lead in the pre-sales broadband access engineering group. Responsibilities included providing detailed network design, equipment lists, and engineering service costs for the response to RFPs.
•Implemented the Passport 15000 ATM Backbone for Puerto Rico Telecom including the migration of services and end-to-end testing.
•Worked on the Cable & Wireless Succession CS2000 Voice over IP packet network to migrate their separate data and voice networks onto a single unified packet solution for nine islands in the Caribbean. Responsibilities included traffic engineering, network validation and test plan generation.
•Implemented the first node of BCI Genesis’ network in Caracas, including the UNIX based network management, RF link budget validation, and the voice and data services for their first customers.
•Integration team leader for the Cornerstone voice cable media access network of CTBC in Uberlandia, Brazil. The solution included integrating the Cornerstone CPEs through the customer’s HFC network to the Cornerstone head end and to the Siemens EWSD central office switch.
•Implemented the Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) deployment for Telefonica, which included one base station with two CPEs at 1km and 4.6km from the base station at 24 GHz. Services at each CPE included Video Conferencing (H.323), local and international TDM voice via PBXs, and Internet/Intranet access.

Siemens, Boca Raton, FL and Munich, Germany 1992 to 1997
Software Engineer – Principal Member of Technical Staff - Munich, Germany (1996-1997)
Selected for a two-year ex-pat in Germany to work on the 36190 ATM Broadband Core Switch.

•Subject matter expert for the Carrier Routing and Digit Manipulation areas of Call Processing. Responsibilities included the design, coding, off-line and on-line testing.
•Module tested the Digit Processing and Routing, and Billing areas of Call Processing.

Software Engineer – Member of Technical Staff - Boca Raton, FL (1992-1995)
Designed, coded and tested software in the Digit Translation and Routing Group for the EWSD Digital Wireline Circuit Switch. Contributed to the CLASS, AIN, SS7 and Centrex areas of Call Processing.

•Team leader for the Global Title Translation AIN feature. Responsibilities included the overall coordination, and the design, coding, testing of the call processing portion of the feature.
•Coded digit translation and routing functionality in Assembly Language.

NASA – Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia 1990 to 1991
Engineering Co-op
Summer 1991 Developed software to communicate with the flight hardware of the SUNLITE project.
Fall 1990 Designed a hardware sequencer for the Spaceflight Optical Disk Recorder project.
Summer 1990 Designed the hardware interface for a portion of the Spaceflight Optical Disk Controller with a transfer rate of 1.8 gigabits/sec and a capacity of 160 Gigabytes.


Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering
Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science
Florida International University, Miami, Florida