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I'm Seth Konynenbelt

I'm an Austin based Embedded Software Engineer who just finished his degree at Grand Valley State University. I love working with custom hardware, FPGA, and software designs as I develop my skills in embedded engineering.

In my free time time, you can find me competing as a collegiate athlete in wrestling, playing pickleball, backpacking in the mountains, or playing Euchre.


About me

I am a student athlete competing in wrestling at GVSU while studying computer engineering. I chose computer engineering as my major because I most enjoy working in technologies where hardware and software interact. This means I get to touch a lot of aspects of embedded development in areas such as communication protocols, C development, FPGA, scripting languages, hardware bring up, and more. Recently, I have been expanding these skills to become a stronger developer by working with development boards, custom daughter boards, website building, and learning about new tools I am interested in.

I am currently seeking employment for a full time role as a software engineer, or similar job title in Austin, TX.

  • Location:Austin, TX
  • Age:23
  • Employment Eligibility:U.S. Citizen
  • Interests:Wrestling, Pickleball, Books, Card Games
  • Study:Grand Valley State University, (GPA : 3.93)
  • Employment:DornerWorks Ltd (Co-Op)


Computer Engineering, B.S.E

Grand Valley State UniversityExpected Graduation August 2024

Overall GPA : 3.93
2024 GVSU Computer Engineering Student of the Year
NCAA D2 Collegiate Wrestling
Minor in Computer Science and Math

At GVSU I have been able to design, build, and evaluate hardware and software sytems. The computer engineering program involves both electrical engineering with computer science disciplines to solve problems with applications in computing systems, embedded software, custom hardware, consumer applications, and more.

Along with my studies, I am currently a student athlete competing in collegiate wrestling. My current accolades are 3x NCWA All-Academic Team and 3x NCWA All-American. I was the GVSU Wrestling Club President and captain, and was a national qualifier D2 varsity team. I have also served as the GVSU Young Life Vice President.


Embedded Engineer Co-Op 3

DornerWorks Ltd.Oct 2023 – Dec 2023

- Developed the first IP-owned Time Sensitive Networking development board demonstration as the core software engineer through collaboration with the hardware, software, and FPGA teams
- Expanded functionality for Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC and Zynq-7000 networking solutions in C and VHDL
- Contributed to writing and completing hardware test plans for multiple custom hardware designs
- Enhanced the front-end GUI in C++ and Python by integrating a data visualization component into the layout

Embedded Engineer Co-Op 2

DornerWorks Ltd.Jan 2023 – May 2023

- Improved a sensor system by developing a Bus Functional Model in VHDL to enhance the timing diagram
- Modeled sensor data in Python to understand and fix SPI protocol communication bus
- Debugged sensor system system architecture and design Xilinx Vivado simulation

Embedded Engineer Co-Op 1

DornerWorks Ltd.May 2022 – Aug 2022

- Created a demonstration with a Time of Flight laser ranging sensor in C using the I2C protocol
- Updated a front-end GUI in Python by adding a relevant data visualization display to the design
- Ported an outdated chip design to the new chipset (Zynq Ultrascale+) in VHDL

Backpacking Guide

Young LifeMay 2021 - August 2021

- Led groups of 8 to 16 students through remote wilderness areas promoting safety and well-being
- Demonstrated proficiency in time management, communication, and problem-solving in a leadership capacity
- Facilitated small group discussions aimed at deepening sense a of self-awareness, identity, and significance

Small Business Owner

Kbelts Site ServicesApril 2017 - October 2020

- Founded, owned, and operated a successful lawn-mowing small business
- Cultivated strong client relationships, ensuring exceptional service and client satisfaction
- Developed effective planning and organization crucial for business operations

Seth came across many unexpected hurdles with the hardware and found great solutions quickly that kept development moving and prevented a second costly board spin... Seth’s work on bringing up and prototyping the TSN Development Board will enable DornerWorks to demonstrate, test, and sell our TSN IP for years to come. I could carry on about Seth’s technical skill across the TSN Development Board project and the rest of his time at DornerWorks. His ability to understand the task at hand, quickly come up to speed, effectively communicate, and efficiently complete the work makes him a model Co-op.

-- Nicholas Pahl, DornerWorks PM

I would love to get in touch. The form below is not currently implemented, but coming soon!

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