Jeffrey Gorchynski




Skill Summary

§   Targeted academic background in mobile autonomous robots and robotic manipulators through B.A.Sc in Honours Mechatronics Engineering

§   Software troubleshooting and debugging skills developed while working in various professional environments and on a wide variety of personal and freelance projects

§   Experience programming in a variety of languages;

o   Excellent working knowledge of C, C++, Python, VB, Matlab

o   Some experience with UML, SQL, Fortran, ADA, VHDL and assembly

o   Batch scripting in both Windows and Linux environments and with GNU utilities

§   Simulation of the environment and sensor modelling using Matlab and Simulink, Analysis using Wireshark and WinDbg

§   UART and RS232, RS485, I2C, SPI, ISM-band RF, CAN2.0B, AFDX and Ethernet

§   Excellent organizational and team management skills, talent for motivating team-mates

§   Good interpersonal skills, experience teaching and leading learning sessions in both professional and academic environments


Current Engagements


Aversan, Mississauga, Ontario

May 2011 – Present

Senior Systems Test Engineer, Airbus A350 Environmental Control Systems

§   Performing systems-level testing of the environmental control systems of the upcoming Airbus A350 XWB jetliner for Honeywell Aerospace

§   Verifying and Validating requirements of real-time safety-critical computer systems, including IMA computers and application-specific controllers, in a DO-178B environment

§   Requirements Analysis, writing Automated Tests, Debugging and Root Cause Analysis,  generating Problem Reports

§   Test Venue Commissioning and Systems Integration on a ~7 million dollar test bench

§   Creating and managing process automation tools in Python for Test Bench Automation and Result Analysis

§   Developed team management skills by leading small functional groups, reviewing Junior Systems Testers work, and acting as a liaison with Honeywell Systems Developers

§   Experience with IBM Rational DOORS, Serena Dimensions CM


Lisgar Development, Oakville, Ontario

September 2013 – Present

Webmaster and IT Consultant

§   Provide IT know-how and advice for a small commercial real estate business

§   Implemented company-wide email and cloud storage switch-over to Google Apps

§   Provide ongoing support for Website, Google Apps, and custom business processes

§   Overseeing an ongoing effort to standardize the company IT environment, including writing company IT By-Laws and Standard Operating Procedures





University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario

September 2005 – August 2010

B.A.Sc in Honours Mechatronics Engineering, Co-op Program, Option in Biomechanics, Option in Cognitive Science

Relevant Courses;

·      SYDE 543, Cognitive Ergonomics

·      MTE 595, Autonomous Mobile Robots

·      MTE 547, Robot Manipulators: Kinematics, Dynamics, Control

·      ECE 325, Microprocessor Systems and Digital Interfacing

·      MTE 241, Real-Time Operating Systems


Appleby College, Oakville, Ontario

September 1999 – June 2005

Ontario Secondary School Diploma, Ontario Scholar



§   Alpine skiing, kayaking and jogging

§   3D-Modelling and 3D-Printing, building a RepRap Prusa Mendel on my own

§   Interested in life-long continuing education, currently pursuing Six Sigma ‘Greenbelt’

§   Completed the following courses and certifications :

o   Udacity CS258, Software Testing

o   Udacity UD805, Software Development Lifecycle

o   Stitt Feld Handy Online Negotiation Course

o   Amateur Radio Operators Certificate, Basic with Honours, VA3JGG

§   Wrote a how-to article on Arduino programming using the Eclipse IDE,, which has received over 100,000 views

§   Culturally Competent - participated in numerous academic exchanges abroad, eager to experience new and different cultures

Select Co-op Experience


University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario

May – September 2009

Intelligent Robotics Researcher, ‘UW Intelligent Robot Experiments’ Club

§   Designed a 4-wheeled autonomous platform for the UWIRE club

§   Based on an RC car and two Arduinos, sensors include:

o   GPS, Hokuyo LIDAR, and CMUcam over UART

o   A variety of IR and ultrasonic proximity sensors over SPI and I2C

o   Telemetry and RC capability via ISM-band wireless

§   Designed an AI maze-solver using Fuzzy Logic and Artificial Neural Networks

CAE, Montreal, Quebec

September – December 2008

Military Engineering – Acoustic Software Developer

§   Developed simulation specimens of Sonar Operating Stations for various military aircraft using C++ and multiple scripting languages

§   Managed SQL databases for generating technical documentation

§   Wrote new employee training manual for the sonar group

AMD, Richmond Hill, Ontario

January – May 2008

Windows Kernel-Mode Driver Developer

§   Debugged problems within the Windows XP and Vista graphics driver for all Radeon chips

§   Designed and implemented problem fixes and new features in C++ using OOP

§   Triaged multiple work assignments to meet deadlines in the software release schedule