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David Escamilla


Staff Program Manager, Seagate Technology

Location: Longmont, CO


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David Escamilla


  • Experienced in a wide range of industries, including: Consumer/Custom Electronics, Medical, Oil/Gas Industry, Telecommunications, Storage, and Chip Fabrication.
  • Proficient in full life cycle of firmware development from requirements to initial board bring up and integration through development and testing/verification of the application to release and maintenance.
  • Over 15 years experience as a developer for firmware and embedded systems.
  • Over 4 years experience in System Integration / Test focused on firmware and embedded systems.
  • Experience in both traditional project management and Agile.



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Work experience

Seagate, Staff Program Manager
October 2013 - Present, Longmont, CO, US
Working with a variety of firmware teams to bring advanced disk drive and hybrid drive products to market using Agile practices.

Intel, Scrum Master
June 2012 - October 2013, Longmont, CO, US
• Scrum Master for over 20 developers and validation engineers (local and remote) in two functional teams developing the latest solid state hard drives for Intel. • Worked closely with Program Managers on resource allocation, prioritization, and scheduling over 5 programs worked in parallel. • Developed multi-Sprint release plans to track expected burn down of work to each milestone within the program. • Worked with Functional Managers, Scrum Technical Leads, and Team Technical Leads to map out team short term and long term objectives. • Developed automated reports and queries into the Jira system using the REST interface and Groovy and Python scripts.

Tendril, Sr. Firmware Engineer / Scrum Master
November 2011 - May 2012, Boulder , CO, US
Working on the firmware side of Tendril's energy solution. • Developed and integrated the new Smart Outlet into existing devices framework. • Developed calibration and customized calibration scripting for the Smart Outlet • Worked of various defects and sustaining issues as they arose. • Represented firmware engineer during sustaining rotation. • Provided leadership and guidance in scrum framework as a scrum master • Worked closely with Product Owners and Product Management on firmware issues. • Helped lead and focus development planning and estimation meetings.

Tendril, Sr. System Integration Engineer
June 2009 - November 2011, Boulder, CO, US
• Developed Test Plans, Test Cases, and executed test on a Zigbee Smart Energy devices. • Worked closely with Firmware and Software Engineering to integrate new features into system. • Developed automated tests using Selenium, Fitness, Slim, Groovy, and Java. • Designed User Interface for PDA portion of a Zigbee Load Control Device and worked with third party developers defining the desired behaviors of that device. • Worked with Partner Management in the testing, integration, and debugging of a Smart Energy module developed by General Electric. • Worked with Product Management and Firmware Engineering in the definition of LED, Duty Cycle, and Minimum Off Time behavior on devices.


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