Principal Engineer – Hardware & Software

WhisperTech Ltd (New Zealand)

January 2009 – April 2011

Whisper Tech Limited’s vision is the Stirling engine-based WhisperGen™ heat and power system – a smarter way to provide home heat and power with the added benefit of reduced environmental impact. This micro combined heat and power (microCHP) system as produced in both on-grid & off-grid.

This role was responsible for the technical leadership, development and management of a small team of multi-disciplined embedded engineers which designed and developed the control power electronics for the WhisperGen heat and power system.  


Provided clear technical leadership for the Electronics and Software Department

Agile Development

Brought in Agile Development (despite being downsized to 1 S/W and 1 H/W engineer).

Project Management

Project managed several internal projects

Team Management

Responsible for coaching, mentoring and growing initially 8 Engineers

Software | Hardware

Created a Python based test simulation suite that reduced software testing from 2-4 weeks to just hours. 

QA Management

Responsible for creating the processes and procedures to qualify from the Electronics and Software Department