Steven Casagrande

Python lover, hardware builder, powerlifter, and tester of all the things

Skill Summary

Technologies: Python, Git, Docker, Vagrant, Travis, Jenkins, LaTeX

Hardware: KiCad, Test and Measurement Equipment, Instrumentation Control

Experience

Product Test Engineer - Thalmic Labs

  • Defined, developed, implemented, and maintained several complete manufacturing test solutions
  • Facilitated DFT reviews with design and production teams
  • Lead team wide conversations about test station software standardization
  • Participated in GR&R studies for several process steps
  • Helped train technicians and co-op students

Test Developer - D2L Corporation

  • Initiated, designed, and implemented a new test framework to allow teams using Angular.js or React.js to include automated UI tests in their continuous integration process
  • Devised test plans for the team's projects to aid in regression testing
  • Convinced a team I recently joined to delay ship date by one month to improve product quality, resulting in a great product and company-wide recognition for my efforts
  • Promoted a culture of quality through driving continued adoption of quality, meaningful unit tests and code coverage metrics

Owner - Galvant Industries

  • Started the open source Python library InstrumentKit which features maintainable automated unit tests using Python Nose and Travis CI
  • Designed several open source products involving prototyping, firmware development using C, testing, debugging, documentation, and post-release updates
  • Performed thorough code reviews of pull requests to ensure that project style, quality, and Python PEP8 coding style standards are met

Graduate Research Assistant - Institute for Quantum Computing

  • Tested and debugged a variety of hardware and software projects
  • Designed a spectrometer with superior specifications and lower cost point than previous\equipment
  • Mentored and trained co-op students

Education

Masters of Science - Physics - University of Waterloo (2011-2014)

Bachelor's of Science - Honours Physics - University of Waterloo (2007-2011)