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Title:  Staff Applications Engineer

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

Renesas is a global semiconductor company providing hardware and software solutions for a range of cutting-edge technologies including self-driving cars, robots, automated factory equipment, and smart home applications. We are a key supplier to the world’s leading manufacturers of the electronics you rely on every day; you may not see our products, but they are all around you.


Renesas is a global, multi-billion dollar, publicly-traded company headquartered in Japan, and has subsidiaries in 20 countries worldwide. Renesas is a dynamic, multi-cultural technology company where employees learn, mentor, innovate and thrive. Renesas is extending our share in fast-growing data economy-related markets such as infrastructure and data center, and strengthening our presence in the industrial/IOT and automotive segments. Our solutions drive products developed by major innovators around the world. Join us and build your future by being part of what’s next in electronics.

The Mobile Core Power Team is seeking an enthusiastic Staff Level Application Engineer who will be responsible for the development and qualification of high-performance multiphase DC-DC VR solutions with Renesas’ advanced control architectures. The job entails working with cross-functional groups to continually push the envelope of technology implemented in Renesas products.
The location for this position is Austin, TX
The candidate will participate in the entire product development cycle of multiphase power management IC’s targeting the notebook market. Primary responsibilities will include:
• contribute to the definition of innovative and differentiated products
• product validation and characterization (hands-on work in the lab)
• technical documentation (e.g. datasheet, application note, and design guidelines)
• set up and execute simulations of power converter circuits and systems
• training of field applications engineers as well as customer engineers
• customer support, including off-site support at customer facilities
• system level testing and characterization
• work closely with local and remote teams (FAE’s, design/test/product/reliability engineering, and marketing) to perform the tasks listed above
The candidate should have a minimum 10 years of industry experience in power management IC applications. We are looking for a highly motivated self-starter with good communication skills (both written and verbal) and knowledge in the following areas:
• Experience with multiphase VR’s.  Direct experience in the mobile computing space highly desired.
• Familiarity with VR specifications from Intel and AMD desired.
• Excellent knowledge of control theory, closed loop compensation, stability analysis, phase margin, etc.
• Experience with modeling tools such as SIMPLIS.
• Schematic capture, PCB design tools such as Orcad, Allegro. 
• Proficient with product characterization equipment such as oscilloscope, power supplies, electronic load, spectrum analyzer, network analyzer, and function generator.
• Familiar with power management architectures of mobile and other battery powered devices.
• Familiarity with I2C, PMBUS, SPI, SPMI enabled power management devices.
• Good verbal and written communication skills
• BSEE, MSEE, or PhD preferred.
• BS +8; MS + 6; PhD +3 years’ experience
Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran


Nearest Major Market: Austin