Kirill V. Belyayev

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For the past 7 years or so, I've been working as an Independent Contractor. It's a challenging place to be. There is not much stability and lack of guarantees. However, I immensely enjoy the freedom and opportunity to work for the smaller companies and start ups. It keeps me on my toes and my technical abilities are at their sharpest at the moment. I really enjoy connecting with people and nurturing friendships through my field of work. At the end of the day, bringing my client's ideas into reality is the most rewarding experience ever! It fulfills me and reminds me of why I choose this path in the first place!


Product Development/Testing


Digital and Analog Design

Microprocessors and DSPs

Programmable Logic

GUI Development

Web Development

Coding Ninja

Productivity and Efficiency

Component Research

Mass Production

Creative Problem Solving

Goal and Detail Orientation

Self-sufficiency and Leadership

Excellent Interpersonal skills

Diverse life experiences

Unique Personality


Contract Engineering, Boulder, CO

October, 2010 - Present

  • Exercising independence and self-sufficiency, solving wide range of problems in quickly changing environments and challenging atmosphere
  • Developing hardware/software for wide variety of clients and companies
  • Hands on mechanical prototyping experience including CNC machining, 3D Printing, Metal Welding, Soldering, Assembly
  • Developing non-profit community with 300+ members as well as personal website

Embedded Design Engineer, Cryptotronix, Fort Collins, CO

June 2017 - January 2018

  • Designed multiple printed circuit boards for the client
  • Worked on hardware and text recognition python script for the DEFCON presentation
  • Implemented Elliptic Curve Cryptography algorithms on Xilinx FPGA
  • Applied High Level Synthesis to generate cryptographic algorithms as FPGA IP blocks

Software Engineer, Roccor, Longmont, CO

April 2017 - December 2017

  • Worked on python based image processing code
  • Cleaned up, refactored and joined multiple test scripts into single body of code
  • Created interactive demo for the client under extremely short deadlines
  • Client received positive feedback and funding based on the demo script
  • "Cythonized" most critical parts of the code to gain drastic performance improvements
  • Suggested improvements for the further development

Hardware Engineer, Trimble, Westminster, CO

November 2016 - February 2017

  • Assisted in hardware design during new product development cycle
  • Designed multiple breakout boards, stepper motor driver board and fairly complex power supply board
  • Worked closely with the lead mechanical engineer to meet tight mechanical constraints
  • Created multiple mechanical models and renderings during the design process
  • Worked closely with project manager and multiple engineers to refine system as a whole

Sr. Embedded Design Engineer, JOWA, Littleton, MS

November 2012 - September 2016

  • Worked with the CEO to design Wireless Mesh Network system for the remote monitoring application
  • Solely designed and debugged hardware for the system
  • Designed python based software for the router running on embedded Linux machine
  • Simultaneously worked on system backend and web based user interface
  • Designed multi-OS GUI to preset network settings for the router

Embedded Design Engineer, CIMA Systems, Loveland, CO

May 2013 - June 2016

  • Assisted in designing FPGA based Sonar System
  • Worked on Verilog code base to implement main system functionality
  • Worked on C++ driver for the MCU embedded on a FPGA to monitor and control main system functionality
  • Designed python based GUI to test system hardware
  • Designed mechanical plates and enclosure for the system
  • Performed multiple IT tasks such as managing VM server and writing python based backup script

Hardware Engineer, Earth Science Systems, Wheat Ridge, CO

September 2013 - October 2013

  • Assisted in Radar Hardware Design
  • Worked closely with the CTO to refine RF capabilities of the unit
  • Overseen PCB manufacturing house to comply with RF design specifications and standards

Embedded Design Engineer, Solbrig Electronics, Broomfield, CO

October 2010 - October 2012

  • Worked closely with the Senior Contract Engineer and studied the art and the science of the contract engineering field
  • Assisted in designing various hardware – Analog, Digital, Power, RF, MCU/FPGA/Linux based
  • Wrote various software – C++, Verilog, Android app, Web Development
  • Worked with multiple technologies – Bluetooth, Zigbee, USB, Ethernet and others
  • Received invaluable professional, personal and interpersonal experiences

Embedded Design Engineer, AeroStream Communications, Golden, CO

November 2008 - May 2010

  • Successfully completed 4 projects in a fast paste, multitask, small company environment
  • Achieved product idea to working prototype in 9 months
  • Created architecture for 4 channel SDR(Software Defined Radio) system spread out on up to 8 boards (for the noise reducing reasons) achieving most ergonomic design in the tightest mechanical constrains
  • Designed multichannel RF boards (mostly 6-layer) from scratch. Identifying gain and loss requirements, implementing very efficient design geared towards minimizing noise influence on the analog components
  • Designed highly complex, self-sufficient DSP boards (2x4 inch 10-layer DSP daughter card with 256-pin 400K Gate 1mm-pitch FPGA, 289-pin 0.5mm-pitch DSP, SDRAM, FLASH, NAND and USB unit)
  • Investigated numerous RF and DSP components in order to balance best performance and price
  • Identified ways to dramatically reduce cost and simplify design while maintaining best performance
  • Oversaw board fabrication and assembly processes insuring highest quality standards

Electrical Engineer, Colorado Electronic Product Design, Boulder, CO

October 2006 - October 2008

  • Successfully conducted advanced research and design in a wide variety of different fields and applications
  • Solely designed and debugged code for the Digital Reading Service Receiver project, code proved to be extremely reliable in the field by successful implementation on thousands of units
  • Significant VHDL code contribution to the Digital Radio Kit Project including code writing, debugging and testing. Final code was implemented on both Xilinx and Altera FPGAs
  • Detailed testing of the Land Seismic Acquisition System. Numerous ways to improve system efficiency and productivity were discovered and successfully implemented
  • Conquered detailed electronic assembly using soldering irons, hot air and IR machines, successfully applied and developed my skills to perfection while creating prototypes, testing and modifying existing circuits
  • As a result of displaying hard work accompanied by impressive outcomes and dedication to the company, I quickly progressed from the part-time Intern to the full-time Engineer position

Engineering Intern, The Children's Hospital, Aurora, CO

June 2006 - October 2006

  • Participated in constructing 1.45 million square foot nine floor hospital designed to accommodate 270 beds, 14 operating rooms, 2 cardiology surgical operating rooms and 9 minor surgical procedure suites
  • Actively assisted and enthusiastically proposed numerous ideas during inspections, meetings and new technology applications
  • Closely worked with Senior Engineers, organized and modified construction plans using AutoCAD as well as developed databases for future service and maintenance using ArchiBus software
  • Independently worked on power consumption estimation for the whole hospital


Erasmus Mundus Master Program in Embedded Computing Systems (Dropped out)

August 2011 - December 2011

University of Kaiserslautern (TUK), Kaiserslautern, Germany

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

Embedded Systems Certificate, May 2009

University of Colorado at Boulder, CO

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, May 2008

University of Colorado at Boulder, CO

Metropolitan State College of Denver, CO

September 2005 - May 2006

Major: Electrical Engineering

Omsk State Transport University, Russia

September 2001 - July 2004

Major: Thermal Engineering


  • Trilingual: Perfect written/oral English and Russian, Intermediate German
  • Other Languages: C, C++, Python, Java, Assembly, VHDL, Verilog, Basic, Linux Driver/Kernel development, UML
  • Python Modules: PyQt, pcapy, impacket, pyserial, bbfreeze, pyftpdlib, bottle, pymodbus, tornado, pyasn1, pysnmp, pycrypto, crontab, mysql, matplotlib, sphinx, pylint, pyreverse, twisted, uncompyle, zope
  • Smart Phone development: App and hardware development for Android and Apple systems
  • Script/GUI development under Windows, Linux, Embedded Linux operating systems
  • Web-development: HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, Python , AJAX, SQL, Web Sockets, JQuery, Flot
  • Version Control: Git, GitHub, BitBucket, Subversion
  • Tools: Eagle, Altium, PADs Layout and Schematic, Xilinx, Questasim, PSPICE, Multisim, Microwave Office, Electronic Workbench, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, MathLab, Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience in Schematic Capture, PCB Layout, Part Selection and BOM creation
  • Hardware: TI MSP430, Freescale HCS08, Siemens C501, Atmel C51, Atmega328P, Atmega128RFA1, Atmel SAM D20, Motorola MC68000 and 56300 (DSP), BlackFin 527C (DSP) Processors
  • FPGAs: Xilinx Spartan 3, Spartan 5, Spartan 6, Virtex 5 and Altera Cyclone 3 FPGAs
  • Protocols: SPI, I2C, RS232, PWM, Zigbee, Bluetooth, USB, Ethernet, and others
  • Network Protocols: TCP, UDP, FTP, Modbus, SNMP as well as proprietary protocols
  • Interfaces: SRAM, EEPROMs, RTCs, Digital and Analog Sensors (Temperature, Pressure, Humidity), Character and Graphical LCDs, PCI interface, PLL, RF mixers, Zigbee modem, AM/PM Transmitters/Receivers, TCP/IP PHY, ADC, DAC, LVDS, JTAG, Audio/Modem Codecs, Keypads, Switches, LEDs, DC Brush/Brushless/Stepper Motors, Hall Effect and Photo-interrupter switches
  • Theoretical/Practical knowledge of DSP concepts, FIR and IIR filters, Signal Generation, Image Processing
  • Design of Analog circuitry including Power, Amplifiers, Filters and RF
  • Other Skills: Iron, Hot Air, Infrared Soldering and other assembly skills
  • Extended Mechanical Design knowledge(Enclosure, Mold and Fixture designs in SolidWorks)
  • Mechanical Prototyping skills including CNC Machining, 3D Printing and Metal Welding
  • IT, server and virtual machine experience


  • Citizenships: United States of America, Russia, StackOverflow, GitHub
  • Interests: Rock/Ice Climbing, Mountaineering, Mountain Biking, Ice Hockey, Telemark Skiing, Scuba Diving, Paragliding, Traveling, Personal Development, Entrepreneurship

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