Hello! My name is Marc Micatka. I am currently working as a Software Engineer at the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington. I recently finished my Master’s in Computer Science at Georgia Tech specializing in Robot Perception and Automation and am so glad to be done. Although I have to work around the busy schedule of a global pandemic, I also try and find time to travel around the country and world with my lovely wife. I enjoy finding efficient and practical solutions to problems in a class setting, a work setting, or on my own.

I love traveling and being outside, whether it’s in the mountains or in a city. Currently living in Seattle exploring the Cascades with gusto.


2019 - 2021
Masters, Computer Science; Georgia Tech

Specialization: Robotic Perception and Automation

2011 - 2014
BME, Mechanical Engineering; University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)


Software Engineer - Applied Physics Lab, University of Washington
Seattle, Washington January 2022 - Current
Research and Development Engineer - Synthetik Applied Technologies
Seattle, Washington May 2021 - December 2021
Employed as a R&D Engineer working on IRD contracts and software/ML projects
  • Developed software pipelines from ground up to address project and customer needs.
  • Design and modify ML solutions to complex visual and audio recognition tasks.
  • Optimize and deploy Azure-based IoT solutions on Nvidia Jetson platforms.
Industrial Engineer II - Boeing
Everett, Washington April 2019 - September 2019
Employed as a contract industrial engineer at the Boeing factory in Everett, Washington working on the 777 aircraft.
  • Experience with large scale manufacturing optimizations.
  • Analyzed build plans for airplane fuselages to optimize job scheduling.
  • Collected and analyzed job performance data through time studies and job observations to identify and improve assembly processes.
Manufacturing Engineer II - Boston Scientific
Maple Grove, Minnesota January 2015 - December 2017
Worked as a manufacturing engineer in a medical device assembly plant with extensive regulatory and clean room experience.
  • Developed machine vision inspection system for high-volume production lines, saved $1 million in scrap and labor waste.
  • Programmed Excel VBA tools to automate daily run charting and meetings. Saved several hours of engineering labor per day in routine lookups and rote spreadsheet work.
  • Used Solidworks and 3D printers to rapidly deploy fixtures to production area.
  • Led activities to support continuous improvement through Lean and Kaizen events.

Technical Experience

Programming Languages

Python: Extensive academic experience using Python for computer vision applications, data analysis, and machine learning applications.

Java: Academic experience using Java for Android app development and developing software testing suites using JUnit.

Matlab: Academic xperience using Matlab for image processing and robotics, path planning, trajectory calculation.

Basic knowledge of C, C++, ROS


SolidWorks: Experience using SolidWorks for part design, developing mechanical drawings, and motion analysis for both professional and personal projects.

OnShape: Since I no longer have access to SolidWorks through school, I have been using OnShape for private projects and use.

Excel: I know everyone says they’re good at Excel, but I’m actually pretty good at Excel. Professional experience designing and deploying macros and Visual Basic Applications to streamline workflows and for data analytics.

Cognex VisionPro: Professional experience designing visual inspection software for high-volume manufacturing lines.


Crew Team - UMN Crew
Eden Prarie, Minnesota May 2014 - September 2014
  • Rowed competitively at regional and national competitions throughout my undergraduate years.
  • Served as vice president and head of recruitment
  • Won National Lightweight 4- championship, 2014 NWIRA

Eagle Scout - Boy Scouts of America