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Last update: 02.06.2021

Senior Product Design / Mechanical Engineer. Consumer Electronics

Graduation: not provided
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
Negotiable depending on project and duration
Languages: English (Native or Bilingual)

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CAD NX Design Tooling Pro E Creo Mechanical Design Mechanical Engineering Consumer Goods Reliability Engineering

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KeeWilcox Resume.pdf

Skills

Google | 3/2015 – 10/2019
Senior Product Design Engineer 
  • AR/VR: Worked on a cross-functional team focused on development of AR and VR products.
  • Pixel 4 Phone: System PD lead for the POLED display and cover glass, driving improvements relative to previous projects. Worked closely with antenna team to improve antenna performance while decreasing display borders.
  • Pixel 2 Phones: Frequent detailed review of HTC design to direct change and implement improvements. Interface between Google module teams and HTC PD. Worked on late issues and late design improvements to help launch product.
  • Pixelbook Stylus: Worked with Wacom to optimize their new sensor technology package to make it more compact and easier to implement into our ID. Drove design and architecture to meet ID requirements.
  • ‘MODE’ silicone watchband: Developed silicone version of the band, including design of mechanism, integration into silicone band, and the reliability and testing setup. Designed and developed metal band version.
  • VR Dev Kit: Responsible for thermal solution and the active cooling system (patent granted), antennas, and controller integration.
Fitbit | 5/2012 - 3/2015
Senior Product Design Engineer
  • Fitbit Blaze:  Hands on role responsible for all aspects of detailed design. Led development and sole mechanical engineer for over a year.
  • Fitbit Flex: Complete design of product, including elastomer band. Duties include selection of key components, on-sight audits and vendor selection, driving manufacturability and tooling, as well as assembly supervision.
  • Detailed mechanical design of Pulse HR module integrated into Surge and subsequent HR products.
  • Worked directly with ID design firm to finalize the product design while conducting architecture feasibility studies of several different next generation product concepts.
Kensington Computer Products | 7/2011 - 5/2012
Senior Product Design Engineer
  • Directly involved in ideation, architecture, and ID phases of projects while being sole mechanical engineer and part designer. Products include advanced styluses, physical and remote security, and soft good products.
  • Brought product design standards to relatively new team; created tolerance analysis spreadsheet, FAI/SPC templates, brought up a design team CAD/ID server, and taught new PMs on how to create a detailed and accurate development schedule. Helped bring MRD, ERD, PRD, and ERS to design cycle.
  • Red Dot product design award, 2013
Cisco Computer Products – Flip Video | 3/2010 - 4/2011
Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Led architecture design of next generation Flip camera. Detail part design through tool release; engaging with manufacturers to create complex parts to meet ID requirements.
  • Led mechanical design and validation of Flip Ultra 3 video camera, managing internal, contractor, and JDM resources. Solved mechanical, thermal, mechanism, drop, audio, and ID issues with respect to cost, schedule, and performance.
  • Oversaw camera accessories development from conception to mechanical tool release, including industrial design, engineering feasibility and cost studies, tolerance analysis, 3D part design, and prototyping. Accessories included a universal charger with interchangeable plugs and a TV dock.
Apple | 8/2007 - 3/2010
Product Design Engineer
  • Responsible for the multi-touch module for iPad Gen1, iPod Nano Gen6, iPod Touch Gen2&3
  • Mechanical design, development and validation of multi-touch technologies. Responsible for successful integration into system assembly.
  • Brainstormed design concepts and execute design concepts in all phases of a development cycle. Design validation and characterization from prototype bring-up to product testing.
  • Managed failure analyses and design of experiments to reach design solutions and corrective actions.
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center | 2/2003 - 8/2007
Mechanical Engineer
  • Designed a handheld robot controller, integrating a display with modular hand controllers
  • Designed, built, and tested numerous heat transfer thermosyphon systems, following strict design parameters involving size, material, and fabrication methods.
  • Created a detailed concept design for a deployable underwater package.
  • Worked on a system that integrated a portable computer to provide video and targeting information for the long range acoustic device (LRAD).
  • Designed and built a 2-axis motion machine with a range of 5 by 6 feet.

Project history

03/2015 - 10/2019
Senior Product Design Engineer
Google
* AR/VR: Worked on a cross-functional team focused on development of AR and VR products.
* Pixel 4 Phone: System PD lead for the POLED display and cover glass, driving improvements
relative to previous projects. Worked closely with antenna team to improve antenna performance
while decreasing display borders.
* Pixel 2 Phones: Frequent detailed review of HTC design to direct change and implement
improvements. Interface between Google module teams and HTC PD. Worked on late issues and
late design improvements to help launch product.
* Pixelbook Stylus: Worked with Wacom to optimize their new sensor technology package to make
it more compact and easier to implement into our ID. Drove design and architecture to meet ID
requirements.
* 'MODE' silicone watchband: Developed silicone version of the band, including design of
mechanism, integration into silicone band, and the reliability and testing setup. Designed and
developed metal band version.
* VR Dev Kit: Responsible for thermal solution and the active cooling system (patent granted),
antennas, and controller integration.

05/2012 - 03/2015
Senior Product Design Engineer
Fitbit
* Fitbit Blaze: Hands on role responsible for all aspects of detailed design. Led development and
sole mechanical engineer for over a year.
* Fitbit Flex: Complete design of product, including elastomer band. Duties include selection of
key components, on-sight audits and vendor selection, driving manufacturability and tooling, as
well as assembly supervision.
* Detailed mechanical design of Pulse HR module integrated into Surge and subsequent HR
products.
* Worked directly with ID design firm to finalize the product design while conducting architecture
feasibility studies of several different next generation product concepts.

07/2011 - 05/2012
Senior Product Design Engineer
Kensington Computer Products
* Directly involved in ideation, architecture, and ID phases of projects while being sole mechanical
engineer and part designer. Products include advanced styluses, physical and remote security, and
soft good products.
* Brought product design standards to relatively new team; created tolerance analysis spreadsheet,
FAI/SPC templates, brought up a design team CAD/ID server, and taught new PMs on how to
create a detailed and accurate development schedule. Helped bring MRD, ERD, PRD, and ERS to
design cycle.
* Red Dot product design award, 2013

03/2010 - 04/2011
Mechanical Design Engineer
Cisco Computer Products - Flip Video
* Led architecture design of next generation Flip camera. Detail part design through tool release;
engaging with manufacturers to create complex parts to meet ID requirements.
* Led mechanical design and validation of Flip Ultra 3 video camera, managing internal,
contractor, and JDM resources. Solved mechanical, thermal, mechanism, drop, audio, and ID
issues with respect to cost, schedule, and performance.
* Oversaw camera accessories development from conception to mechanical tool release, including
industrial design, engineering feasibility and cost studies, tolerance analysis, 3D part design, and
prototyping. Accessories included a universal charger with interchangeable plugs and a TV dock.

08/2007 - 03/2010
Product Design Engineer
Apple
* Responsible for the multi-touch module for iPad Gen1, iPod Nano Gen6, iPod Touch Gen2&3
* Mechanical design, development and validation of multi-touch technologies. Responsible for
successful integration into system assembly.
* Brainstormed design concepts and execute design concepts in all phases of a development cycle.
Design validation and characterization from prototype bring-up to product testing.
* Managed failure analyses and design of experiments to reach design solutions and corrective
actions.

02/2003 - 08/2007
Mechanical Engineer
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center
* Designed a handheld robot controller, integrating a display with modular hand controllers
* Designed, built, and tested numerous heat transfer thermosyphon systems, following strict design
parameters involving size, material, and fabrication methods.
* Created a detailed concept design for a deployable underwater package.
* Worked on a system that integrated a portable computer to provide video and targeting
information for the long range acoustic device (LRAD).
* Designed and built a 2-axis motion machine with a range of 5 by 6 feet.

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