Stephen Dame

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Chief Cloud Architect | Boeing Commercial Airplanes

  • Website:
  • Location: City : Everett, WA
  • US Status: US Citizen
  • Degrees: MSEE | MSCS
  • e-mail:
  • Freelance: Currently Unavailable


Software Skills

The following is a high level list of technical skills Steve has attained over his career.

HTML 100%
CSS 90%
JavaScript 80%
Java 40%
Ruby/Rails 50%


Visionary hardware and software engineering professional who leads with passion and urgency as well as striving for life-long learning to enhance skills for applied math and science in aerospace vehicles. Multi-decade career has spanned biomedical engineering, professional audio and certified aerospace systems. Broad organizational span from startups to fortune 100 companies.


Steve Dame

Innovative and deadline-driven aerospace lead engineer with 30+ years of experience designing and developing a wide range of digital systems from initial concept to final, certified delivered products.

  • home: Everett, WA
  • e-mail:
  • website:


Continuous Online Learning

2013 - Present

Various Online Learning Institutions such as Coursera, Udemy, Code School, Pluralsoft, etc.

Emphasis in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Google Cloud Platform Data Science, Extended Kalman Filtering, Control Systems, Web Front End and Back End Databases, Software Version Control via GIT

Master of Science in Computer Science

2009 - 2012
GPA: 3.7

University of Washington, Bothell

Emphasis in Operating Systems, Multi-parallel computing systems, Computer Graphics. Masters Project: Wireless Sensor Network System for Environmental Sensing/Cloud Computing

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE/MSEE)

1980 - 1988
GPA: 3.8

California State University, Sacramento

Emphasis in Digital Signal Processing applications for professional audio and ultrasound. Thesis: “Digital FM Analysis as Applied to the Art of Music Synthesis.”

Associate Arts - Music and Electronics

1977 - 1979

American River College, Sacramento

Electronics Technology and Music Program - training to be a professional musician and electronics technician.

Professional Experience

Lead Autonomous Systems & Software Architect

16+ years

Boeing Commercial Airplanes – Everett, WA

  • Chief Cloud Architect (GCP and AWS)
  • Lead autonomous systems software architect
  • Embedded software architect, high-speed processor circuit designer for IoT
  • Docker (Linux) Containerization/Kubernetes microservices architect
  • DO-178B/C Level A certified software expert
  • Subject matter expert in high-availability safety critical databuses
  • Principal engineer in flight test instrumentation data systems
  • Engineering flight test qualification and numerous logged test hours on 787 flight test airplanes
  • Prolific aerospace systems and software inventor with 25 inventions pending or issued
  • Nominated for 2022 Aspiring Technical Fellow
  • Nominated for 2014 Boeing Commercial Airplanes Engineer of the Year

Chief Technology Officer

3 years

dB Systems - Redmond, WA

  • Led a team to develop digital cockpit pilot audio systems for the business jet and helicopter industries
  • Transformed an analog communication audio product line to digital for certified cockpit systems
  • Cultivated a partnership with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 cockpit systems

Director of Digital Signal Processing

1 Year

Cantametrix - Bellevue, WA

  • Directed a DSP team to develop advanced music search and fingerprinting technology
  • Formulated and coded advanced DSP based musical parametric extractors
  • Processed millions of music samples provided by B2B business partners such as and Amazon

President and CEO

5+ Years and Consulting

Virtual DSP Corporation - Everett, WA

  • Designed/Shipped numerous embedded products for pro audio, medical, and aerospace industries
  • Patented flagship product called MidiAxe™ - a custom DSP MIDI guitar controller
  • MidiAxe™ used by Grammy award winners Pat Metheny, Lee Ritenour, and in Paul Allen Music Studios

Software Functional Manager

5 Years

Advanced Technology Labs (now Philips Medical Systems) - Bothell, WA

  • Managed a team of 15 engineers to develop ultrasound DSP systems
  • Expert developer of Analog Devices DSP fixed point and floating point technology
  • 1994 Technical Fellow award for work in Doppler Ultrasound

Engineering Director

5 Years

Endosonics - Sacramento, CA

  • Directed a team of embedded engineers developing an intravascular ultrasound imaging system
  • Developed a patented synthetic aperture phased array beamformer
  • Real-time high-resolution ultrasound operating from the inside of human heart coronary arteries
  • Startup Success | Enjoyed a profitable IPO in 1989

Patent Portfolio

Steve's patent portfolio consists of patents that were published and/or issued since 1995 and range from professional audio systems to cockpit audio and passenger cabin experience networks and most recently autonomous vehicle developments.


The majority of Steve's publications have been prior to his work at Boeing and have been in the form of academic projects or industry application notes.