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Olan Byrne

curriculum vitae

Contact 72 Melrose St Belfast BT9 7DQ +44 (0) 7756560617 About I am a 3rd year electronic and electrical engineering student currently studying towards an MEng at Queen’s University, Belfast. My studies have encompassed the communications, control, digital, power and computer science aspects of engineering.

Objective I wish to spend my summer period exposed to new learning opportunities and industrial experience. I want to develop my experience and knowledge in my area of study, develop my portfolio to include exciting projects and valuable lessons and ultimately develop myself as a person and engineer. In return I believe I can contribute my training, energy and commitment to ensuring any objectives set to me will be fully delivered. Skills Profile I have a years experience in Asidua, a ‘Deloitte Fast 50’ embedded telecoms company. I have successfully completed all elements of my course to date, averaging a high 2:1. I am experienced in many programming languages including C, TCL/Expect, Python, PHP and SQL. Activities Have been elected Student-Staff Committee Representative for my class for the last three years, and was selected as a prefect in final year of school. I have a huge general interest in technology, especially related to networking, communications and audio/visual equipment, and keep abreast of emerging technologies and trends.

Education Scoil Naomh Padraig, Dundalk Grammar School, Queen’s University, Belfast,

90’-99’ 99’-05’ 05’-Present


Comms & Information Systems Digital Systems Signals and Systems Control Engineering Embedded Software Circuits and Systems Mathematics Professional Studies Power Systems Advanced C Electric Power Analogue Circuit Design Electrical Machines


64% 86% 81% 77% 74% 74% 71% 70% 67% 59% 58% 54% 49%

Digital System Design Mobile & Wireless Networks Control Engineering Professional Studies Comms System Design Digital Signal Processing Computer Communication Computer Control Computer Architecture & Organization

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Employment History Asidua ltd.

10 Weavers Court, Belfast | | Referee : Seamus McKenna

I was employed by Asidua for the duration of my placement year as a student engineer. Positioned in the test team, I was mainly involved developing, automating and running embedded software tests for the Fujitsu linecard project before they could be released to clients. My job necessitated an extensive knowledge of the hardware and software operation, as well as how they interfaced with each other. I coordinated with programmers outside the test team to develop specific test scenarios, requiring adaptation of both hardware and software code and parameters, and to provide insight throughout the debugging stage. I had to quickly gain proficiency in computer languages I had previously not encountered as well as working in varying UNIX environments. I was also tasked with the construction and maintenance of test equipment and the upkeep of the intranet equipment portal. ABB ltd.

Dundalk, Co. Louth | | Referee: Liz Lennon

I was hired for a summer job by ABB Dundalk after my first college year. I was mainly involved in the sub-assembly work for their large paper measuring sensors. I had to assemble and test a lot of the key components for these €100k+ scanners, and to their demanding high quality. They were also in a big period of change, adopting a new ERP system, and I had to deal with a lot of problems arising from this.I also had to work with the sub assembly team to meet specific production deadlines. The ability to interface with people at all levels of the organisation was a key requirement of my position.

Olan Byrne  
Olan Byrne  

Curriculum Vitae