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Title:  Principal Applications Engineer, Digital Power

Company:  Renesas Electronics America Inc.
Country:  US
State:  TX
City:  Austin
Business Unit:  IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit
Office:  Austin
Job Function:  Application Engineering
Job Type:  Permanent

Job Title: Principal Applications Engineer, Digital Power

Reports To: Dir, Product Mktg & Apps


About the team: Renesas Electronics Americas (REA) is a dynamic, multi-cultural tech company where employees can learn, mentor and thrive. REA brings together the strong financial foundation of a multi-billion dollar global operation and the flexibility and velocity of a smaller organization. We are developing technologies for the latest advances in mobile computing, secured connected devices, autonomous driving, smart homes and factories and more. Our solutions are at the heart of products developed by the major innovators around the world. Join us and be part of what’s next in electronics.


This is an opportunity to contribute at a high level to the technical and commercial success of the corporation.  To succeed, you will need to combine deep technical understanding of power management, Renesas products and customer systems.  You will have critical input to product definition and business planning activities. Your ability to work across functional groups through formal communication and direct interaction is critical to success.  The position requires significant technical experience beyond traditional power management topics due to the embedded SOC nature of the products.  Experience with firmware-enabled products and powering large scale ASIC’s (Intel/AMD etc.) is required.


What we need:

The Infrastructure Power team is seeking a staff/principal level Applications Engineer to work on cutting edge digital power management solutions.  A successful candidate will have strong desire and ability to work in a technically challenging environment with other top performers to continue Renesas’ development of industry leading power management IC’s.  This position is based in our Austin, TX facility.


What You’ll do

  • Produce technically detailed Product Requirements Document to support creation of design specifications.  Work with design engineering when conflicts arise between requirements, capabilities and business expectations.
  • Participate in FPGA based design prototyping to verify key features and functions will meet expectations.  Work with design and other staff to find solutions when targets are not met.
  • Guide other staff in creation of Applications Validation Plans by using experience to ensure corner cases are covered
  • Develop valuable IP by finding unique solutions to critical customer problems. 
  • Provide technical support for customer design-in activities, including on-site support. 
  • Interface with key ASIC suppliers such as Intel and AMD to understand requirements and ensure alignment in product development
  • Support technical marketing through global customer visits to promote products and uncover critical customer needs.  Use knowledge gained to support marketing business plan activities by providing analysis demonstrating technical merit of REA solutions vs competing solutions.


Skills You’ll Need

  • MS in Engineering or technical equivalent required and a minimum of 12 years’ experience in the power management industry. Ph.D. and 10+ years’ experience preferred.
  • Experience with multiphase DC/DC converters powering large scale ASIC’s.
  • Experience with digitally enabled power management products.
  • Understanding of control loop theory and its application in power converters
  • Proficiency with a full complement of lab equipment including network analyzers, oscilloscopes and waveform generators.  Experience with automation of lab testing.
  • Proficiency in data analysis using Excel or JMP
  • Must possess excellent communications skills, both oral and written. Some International travel required.


Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran

Nearest Major Market: Austin