I'm Scott McGimpsey

Maker | Engineer | Developer

In short, I love to solve problems.

What I can do for you

Solving problems from beginning to end is my passion. I am a product and solution engineer with a focus on pragmatic, measurable results.

1. PRODUCT DESIGN

Sometimes a solution exists only as an information source, a website, or an app. And sometimes it exists a thing that you can hold. I specialize in product design, from concept to prototyping to production to support.

2. INFORMATION APPS

Is your goal to have the right people have the right info at the right time so that they can do their job faster with less work? Information applications, databases, and even advanced data analytics are in my wheelhouse.

3. WEB DESIGN

If knowledge is power then information would be its battery. And being able to access the information you need when you need it is critical for many of us. I have experience in designing and implementing web-facing applications which specialize in meeting your needs, and improving your processes.

4. ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

The advent of electronics has revolutionized our world. Whether you need a computer that can fit in your hand, or a clock that fills a wall, I have the know-how to make everything from microcontrollers to robotics be a part of your solution.

5. DIGITAL DESIGN

Whether it be vector graphics, 3d modelling, compelling presentations, or video editing, I've managed to get my hands in nearly every digital design medium I've found. And what's more, I love using those skills to not only meet the needs of function, but the more human need of form.

6. CONSULTING

Sometimes you just need an outside mind to help you look at a problem. I make it my goal in life to take on as many different viewpoints as I can to understand how to make any problem a solution and an opportunity.

Hello, My Name is Scott.

I was born and raised in beautiful Colorado, and currently live in San Diego, California. I've worked on both coasts with high profile clients on everything from Wireless Power Antenna Design to Machine Learning driven Information Classification, and independently with everything from robotics to electroplating to 3d printing to graphic design.

My passion is solving problems of every kind with a focus on results, ethics, transparency, innovation, and pragmatism.

I design solutions. Everything I've done has been in the pursuit of being better at imagining, designing, engineering, and implementing products and processes which solve problems of every shape and size. I currently work as the Chief Design Architect on a development project for Ernst & Young, where I am developing a new tool and process to resolve one of the most extreme and omnipresent challenges facing the technology-driven business world.

I bring a deep and wide expertise from the granular component design level to the system wide testing, deployment, and integration. Because of the wide field in which electronic technology is used, I've been able to grow a wide understanding of bordering fields, enabling me to lend my efforts across the entire development process. I bring a wealth of cross-disciplinary experience from interrelated fields (including product design, electrical engineering, component design, information governance, cyber security, information technologies, embedded systems, project management, software development, and graphic design) to develop solutions in the form of products, methodologies, and processes to meet new and exciting challenges.

Contact Details

  • Scott McGimpsey
  • 303 587 8935
  • scott.mcgimpsey@gmail.com
  • www.mcgimpsey.me

PROJECT PORTFOLIO

Every challenge is a new puzzle. And every puzzle is a solution waiting to be realized.

Precision CAD Design

Circuit Design

Rapid Prototyping & Fabrication

Component Design

3D Graphic Design

Mechanical Designs

Experience & Education

- Download full Resume (PDF) -
If you call failures experiments, you can put them in your resume and claim them as achievements.

Work Experience

2017 - Now

Manager

Ernst & Young, Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services

Responsibilities:
I manage projects providing services in data governance, and help craft the services for compliance with new legislation like GDPR and IDMP.

2014 - 2017

Chief Architect and Senior Consultant

Ernst & Young, Cyber Security

Responsibilities:
Chief architect of software and process development for new info-gov service offering, development of client relationships, selling projects and engagements, tactical brainstorming, and project delivery.

2014 - 2013

Passive Magnetics Component Engineer & Sales Engineer

Inter-Technical, Inc

Responsibilities:
Development of inductive components for customers, data-sheet creation, materials reporting and compliance reporting, sales engineering, component inventory management, component collaboration with Chinese manufacturing teams.

2003 - 2013

IT Systems Engineer

Casey Industrial, Inc.

Responsibilities:
User management, troubleshooting, administration of system and network integrity, development of custom hardware solutions for time-lapse cameras, infrastructure security and research, cyber-security, information management.

2001 - 2003

Intern

Advanced Energy Inc.

Responsibilities:
High Frequency Power Supply testing automation, precision soldering, circuit board debugging, circuit optimization.

My Education

2017

Certified Fraud Examiner

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

As part of my promotion to managership at EY, I am required to hold and maintain a certificate in a field approved by EY. Addmittedly, this is a fascinating area of study, and I greatly approve of the standard of ethics promoted by the ACFE.

2010 - 2012

Bachelors of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Metro State University of Denver

My degree from MSU Denver was a choice of wanting a degree program that would be flexible to my interests. MSU Denver enabled me to learn under some incredible professors alongside some brilliant and unconventional students.

2010 - 2008

Associates Degree

Front Range Community College

The most basic of basic, but requisite considering my resources I had at the time. But working through an associates degree taught me something--If I'm not being challenged, I'm not happy.

2003 - 2005

High School Degree

Monarch High-school

Fairly standard high-school experience. Except I spent most of it building or taking things apart.

Skills

Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.

Electrical Engineering

78%

Programming

65%

Mechanical Design

60%

Graphic Design

70%

Product Design

75%

Leadership

76%

Communication

90%

Project Management

79%

Tool Proficiency

Give me a lever and a place to stand and I will move the earth.

81%

Circuit Design Software

85%

SMD Soldering

74%

3D Modelling, CAD Software

80%

C / BASH / Python

88%

GIMP / Inkscape

80%

EE Testing Equipment

My Strengths

Success is the aggregate of persistent learning, pride in your work, and a supportive te am.

92%
Problem Solving
87%
Communication
82%
Logic & Creativity
82%
Strategy
79%
Continuous Learning

Accolades

Looking for certificates I hold? Check here. The accolades, just like the scrapes and bruises, fade in the end, and all you're left with is your ambition.

Colorado Space Grant Consortium 2013 Research Symposium(Link)

Grand Prize for our work with Autonomous Robotics

Paper (PFD) | Presentation (PPTX)

EY Ovation Award (Sept 2015)

A large award from one of the firm's Partner level executives to commend my deep technical expertise and my leadership towards creating new capabilities for the firm.

Award (PDF)

EY Bravo Award (Dec 2014)

An award from one of the firm's Partner level executives recognizing my hard work, dedicated support, and development talents.

Award (PDF)

EY Bravo Award (Dec 2014)

An award to recognize the solutions I created on an ongoing project, and for going above and beyond over the Holidays.

Award (PDF)

EY Bravo Award (May 2015)

An award to show appreciation for a presentation I created for the firm's Cyber Security Leadership team.

Award (PDF)

EY Bravo Award (Jan 2016)

An award to recognize exceptional delivery to the client, and training new team members.

Award (PDF)

Contact Me

Have a project you'd like to discuss?

44th Street and Meade Ave, San Diego, CA