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Title:  Sr Application Engineer

Department:  Application Engineering Department

Durham, NC, US

Job Function:  Applications Engineer

Job Type:  Permanent - Full Time 

Travel Required:  Up to 25% 

Remote Work Available:  No 


Renesas is one of the top global semiconductor companies in the world. We strive to develop a safer, healthier, greener, and smarter world, and our goal is to make every endpoint intelligent by offering product solutions in the automotive, industrial, infrastructure and IoT markets. Our robust product portfolio includes world-leading MCUs, SoCs, analog and power products, plus Winning Combination solutions that curate these complementary products. 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 employs roughly 21,000 people in more than 30 countries worldwide. As a global team, our employees actively embody the Renesas Culture, our guiding principles based on five key elements: Transparent, Agile, Global, Innovative, and Entrepreneurial. Renesas believes in, and has a commitment to, diversity and inclusion, with initiatives and a leadership team dedicated to its resources and values. At Renesas, we want to build a sustainable future where technology helps make our lives easier. Join us and build your future by being part of what’s next in electronics and the world.

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.


Renesas Electronics America is seeking a Senior Applications Engineer who will work with a team of engineers to develop advanced MCU-based solutions. This role will be a Full time engagement based out of our Durham, NC. 



  • Provide excellent technical support throughout the customer design lifecycle
  • Develop embedded applications and reference designs using Renesas MCUs
  • Develop supporting technical documents and application notes
  • Create custom solutions, example projects, and proof-of-concept designs to win new business
  • Prepare and document system requirements, design specifications and test plans
  • Prepare and present internal (sales and channel) and external (customer) technical trainings



  • BSEE or MSEE degree or equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience with at least 3 years in the embedded area
  • Demonstrated experience in developing ARM MCU-based products/systems
  • Expert level C programming skills, Python and assembly languages
  • Experience with RTOS, drivers, middleware integration skills for embedded MCUs
  • Hands-on system bring-up, testing, and debugging skills
  • Experience designing or using embedded system development tools
  • Excellent communications skills (written and verbal)
  • Must be fluent in English


Desired Skills & Experience: 

  • Technologies in one or more in embedded graphics, USB, TCP/IP, MQTT, HTTPS, TLS, security, cryptography, key management, IoT applications on AWS, MS Azure, or Google Cloud
  • Board level analog and mixed-signal design experience
  • Familiarity with analog circuits design including op-amps, DACs, ADCs
  • System level design and integration tools including schematic capture and board layout
  • Prior working experience as an AE or FAE in semiconductor industry



• BSEE or MSEE degree or equivalent



Renesas Electronics America is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to celebrating diversity and fostering a work environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh