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Title:  North Central US Power FAE (Minneapolis​​​​​​​ or Chicago)

Department:  America Central Sales

Minneapolis, US

Job Function:  Field Application Engineering

Position: Staff Analog & Power Field Application Engineer

Location: Central US (Minneapolis or Chicago)


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 a Field Application Engineer (FAE) role focused on analog and power products based in the Central US area.  This person will be part of a regional sales team driving opportunity discovery and design wins through customer portfolio presentations, customer design proposals utilizing Renesas products, technical reviews and analysis, distribution partner FAE/Sales trainings, and customer debug efforts. The ideal candidate has hands-on experience in high performance switch-mode power conversion and a broad background in analog design, including system clock/timing products, communication interface devices, and sensors.



• Provide guidance to customers on the value and strategic fit of Renesas Analog and Power Management product families

• Provide all types of technical support leading to design wins, as well as on-going support for existing products and customer programs as needed. These include schematic reviews, layout reviews, board bring ups, and system tuning, optimization, and validation

• Debug solutions in customer application on-site at customer labs or at Renesas Labs

• Collaborate with the Sales and FAE team and communicate with Renesas Central Applications and Design Teams to support customer design-in

• Maintain and develop understanding of customer's products

Understand system solution design decisions and trade-offs (including magnetics, capacitors, and control loop) and make recommendations on product selection for the desired cost/benefit ratio

Develop and present product update training presentations for distribution FAE partners



• Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical Engineering

• 10+ years’ experience in analog/power electronics

• Knowledge of the semiconductor industry

• Ability to apply business acumen to strive for success while prioritizing efforts towards highest ROI opportunities

• Excellent interpersonal skills are mandatory, as customer interface will be a significant aspect of the job.

• Personable with ability to develop rapport and trust with customers and colleagues alike

• Must be a self-motivated team player who is able to take direction, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and communicate effectively

• Travel required

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis