Samsung Cambridge Solution Centre (UK)
June 2011 – April 2014
|Samsung Electronics purchased the mobile connectivity business from CSR in October 2012. The purpose was to enhance Samsung Electronics ability to deliver complete solutions into the mobile business area, by providing in house WLAN, GPS, Bluetooth, and video connectivity technologies. (As part of the transfer, I was a nominated TUPE representative for the Software Group based in Cambridge)|
I was responsible for the management of the Radio Firmware Group, a newly created group which included the Bluetooth Radio Firmware Team and the Wi-Fi Radio Firmware Team. Our goal was to provide the embedded firmware for the silicon chips that are used in various handsets/smart-phones, personal navigation and audio/visual devices. The primary output from the Radio Team was the control and management firmware for the analogue WLAN and Bluetooth radios.
Improved the output of the Radio Firmware Group who are the first to receive silicon back from the FAB and get it working well enough for other groups to continue development.
Assisted in refining processes and tools for the wider Global Software, which required different solutions for each team. Coached new staff in Agile methodology and our implementation.
Project managed the output of BT and WiFi teams that included staff in Denmark, France, Bangalore and contractors in New Zealand. Financial and budget responsibility for Radio Firmware Group.
Responsible for coaching, mentoring and growing 15 team managers, developers, and testers. I also had contractors from New Zealand working on various components.
Identified and built capability to bridge the gap between Radio Systems and my BT and WiFi embedded firmware teams.
Created web apps to assist with team management. Provided expert code reviews on request.