Sharon
Sharon Gadonniex
Mentor
Senior leader passionate about engineering excellence and developing people.
Location: United States | Time zone: Americas

Senior Leader who develops cutting edge technology for emerging markets. Passionate about the customer, innovation, engineering excellence, and developing people. Proven track record from raw idea to product launch.

Deep domain experience in Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Voice interfaces, and Medical

Work Experience
Vice President of Engineering at Cambridge Mobile Telematics
Aug 2019 - Current date
Vice President, Software Engineering and Algorithms at SharkNinja
Mar 2019 - Jul 2019
Senior Director, Audio Systems and Algorithms at Knowles Intelligent Audio
Jun 2016 - Mar 2019

• Lead a team of 38 algorithm and machine learning engineers across US, India, and China developing voice enhancement and voice interface for Mobile, IoT, and Hearables market.
• Collaborate with Marketing and Product Management to align features with market trends
• Successfully launched high performance voice wake feature for largest mobile manufacturers in China resulting in $20M revenue.
• Developed (about to launch) audio communication and voice wake features for major CA based company’s video communication IoT product.
• Developed modular/scalable voice processing architecture for core features (noise suppression, spatial filtering, AEC, etc.) and deployed across multiple offerings, thus gaining R&D efficiency.
• Developed virtual acoustics system able to evaluate algorithmic performance and recommend optimal microphone and speaker placements for customer systems using just a mechanical drawing.
• Manage SW IP portfolio

Director, Audio Systems Design - SCA at Knowles Corporation
Jul 2015 - Jul 2016

• Built and lead a cross functional team of 20 engineers (firmware, algorithm, DSP, acoustics, mechanical) from research through product execution for noise suppression based on hearing aid technology.
• Collaborated with Business Development and Marketing to develop product features, lead customer presentations showcasing technology.
• Successfully launched this feature on innovative hearable device in July 2016, leading to $4M revenue.

Advanced Development DSP and SW Manager at Bose Corporation
Nov 2012 - Jul 2015

• Lead 8 engineer team focused on audio algorithm research and development, platform software architecture, and silicon selection and evaluation for automotive audio systems.
• Developed cutting edge audio enhancement algorithms, next generation software and signal processing architectures and noise compensation and cancellation algorithms.
• Chaired Bose Audio and Acoustics Seminar Series
• Signal Processing Chair, Bose Technical Conference, 2013 and 2015
• Co-Chair Mentoring Initiative, matching idea generators with senior staff

Product Development SW and DSP Manager at Bose Corporation
Feb 2007 - Nov 2012

• Led team of 20 embedded and DSP engineers developing audio systems for the automotive market. Managed multiple projects in parallel, interfaced with cross functional teams and managed satellite SW groups in Germany and Japan.
• Improved software development lifecycle from requirements gathering through verification and validation using Agile methods.

DSP Group Manager at Bose Corporation
Jan 2006 - Feb 2008

• Managed product development DSP team of 9 engineers developing audio amplifiers for the automotive market.
• Led successful implementation of cutting edge audio algorithms while simultaneously supporting multiple productization efforts.
• Led optimization and modularization projects that increased both the capability of the amplifiers and the SW quality.

Senior SW Architect/Manager at Bose Corporation
Jul 2000 - Jan 2006

• Software Architect for Bose’s highly successful Lifestyle and 321 DVD home theatre systems. Manager of 20 software engineers.
• Instituted many software process improvements, from software architecture review group to design, coding, and unit testing guidelines, and built in automated regression test framework.
• Introduced embedded C++ and object oriented design and led the development of an OO software architecture used as the basis of all versions of Lifestyle and 321 DVD systems.
• Instrumental in solving system wide, difficult issues like memory leaks, performance issues, and system crashes.

Software Technical Lead at Sipix Imaging Group
Jul 1999 - Jun 2000

• Leader of software group architecting / implementing / testing firmware for a consumer market digital camera.
• Implemented proprietary color recovery algorithms for a consumer market digital camera. Researched existing techniques, coded and tested several candidate methods.
• Created a rapid prototyping tool for evaluation of algorithms. Developed mathematical lens models, and created analysis of lens designs leading to significant simplification, and thus reducing cost and complexity.

Image Processing Engineer at Polariod
1997 - 1999

• Responsible for imaging subsystem of medical printing device. Quickly learned the project’s C++, C, and DSP code and fixed major reliability problems in the system.
• Expanded interpolation and image processing capabilities, performed experiments that explored the limits of the device, created a software development kit for third party image processing software vendors to interface to Polaroid's pre-press proofing hardware.
• Oversaw a team in India implementing software libraries.