Chris Ring's Resume

Santa Barbara, CA 93111


Engineering Management

I've managed several significant projects to production, including:

  • IoT Frameworks for embedded devices, including HomeKit (both IP and BLE), Amazon AWS IoT, Microsoft Azure IoT, IBM Watson IoT
  • Software components for Palm, Linux, WinCE and Symbian-based phones on heterogenous devices
  • Systems software components for Linux, and RTOS-based single- and multiple-core devices

Programming Languages

  • C/C++
  • HTML

I can also find my way around:

  • Visual Basic
  • Various Assembly Families
  • Java
  • InstallShield
  • Perl, Shell scripts, JavaScript, Awk, etc.


  • Collaboration tools (e.g. TWiki and MediaWiki)
  • Microsoft NT/Win2K DDK
  • Numega SoftIce
  • Microsoft Visual C++
  • Continuus (Source Control Management system)
  • ClearCase
  • VTune
  • CCover from Bullseye Technology
  • Microsoft Win32 SDK
  • Microsoft FrontPage
  • ARM tool suite
  • GNU Palm OS Development Tools

Operating Systems:

I've played with

  • Linux
  • Windows of all flavors
  • UNIX
  • VxWorks
  • Symbian
  • PalmOS
  • WinCE


University of California, Santa Barbara, 1991 - 1995

B.S., Electrical Engineering - emphasis on digital logic and computer architecture.

UCSB Extension, 1999 - 2001

Java, Advanced Java, C++, Linux

Work Experience

Texas Instruments, Santa Barbara, 2002 - Current
Santa Barbara, California

Engineering Manager for Multimedia Frameworks 2005 - Current

Engineering Manager for DSP Bridge 2003 - 2005

Sr. Software Engineer, PalmOS, DSP development. 2002 - 2003

Intel Dialogic Division, Santa Barbara, 1998 - 2002
Santa Barbara, California

Sr. Software Engineer, NT, Win2k/XP, Linux Device Driver and systems development.

Spectron Microsystems, 1995 - 1998 (Note that the link is now to TI-Santa Barbara)
Santa Barbara, California

Software Engineer, PC development.

Ring This... Software, 1997 - Current
Santa Barbara, California

My personal consulting company.

TradeWorks International, 1996 - 1997
Santa Barbara, California

Software Engineer

Fontainebleu Apartments, 1992 - 1994
Isla Vista, California

Resident Assistant, general maintenance, all-around university university student baby-sitter.

Interests and activities

Volleyball, my kids.


Available upon request.

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