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Finding the Right Talent is a Priority for Tetra Tech DPK

Name: Sergio Zegarra

Company: Tetra Tech DPK

"Upwardly Global candidates are of the highest caliber. In our experience, they are motivated, responsible and have a strong work ethic." -Rebecca Silva, Director of Program Implementation

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Candidate Profile

Profession: Electromechanical Engineer

Name: Jose S.

Country: Dominican Republic

Years Experience: 20


Master in Pure Mathematics, Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD), Dominican Republic, 10/2009 - 4/2011

Bachelor in Electromechanical Engineering (Electrical Major), Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD), Dominican Republic, 1/1973 - 10/1978


Professional Summary:

Bi-lingual (English & Spanish) Electromechanical Engineer with 20 years experience in telecommunications project management with extensive hands-on experience relating to operations and maintenance of switching equipments, transmission systems and data and wireless networks.


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They immigrated for a variety of reasons as have so many immigrant Americans before them.  Some are refugees, having escaped war or political upheaval. Others sought asylum in the U.S. to escape persecution. Some won the diversity lottery in their home country and some came through the U.S.’s family reunification program to join family members already here.  No matter what the circumstances, they came seeking a better life for themselves and their families and want to contribute their professional skills in their new home.

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