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Title:  Sr. Applications Engineer

Company:  Renesas Electronics America Inc.
Country:  US
State:  NC
City:  Durham
Business Unit:  Broad-based Solution Business Unit
Office:  REA(Durham)
Job Function:  Application Engineering
Job Type:  Permanent

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 is looking for a Senior Applications Engineer responsible for the development and qualification of DC-DC power converter products with Renesas’ advanced control architectures. Supports the Mobile end markets with emphasis on battery charger products at our Durham, North Carolina design center.  Responsible for the entire product development cycle of power management IC’s, such as buck converters, boost converters and buck boost converters, PMICs.


Primary responsibilities will include:

  • product definition
  • technical documentation (e.g. datasheet, application notes, and design guidelines)
  • training of field applications engineers as well as customer engineers
  • product validation and characterization
  • customer support, including on-site support
  • competitive analysis
  • system level testing and characterization


The candidate should have industry/research experience in power management IC application with expertise in the following areas:

  • DC/DC converter topologies optimized for mobile applications, buck, boost, buck-boost, charge pump converters, LDO’s, linear and switching Li-ion battery chargers, multi-phase regulators.
  • Knowledge of control theory, closed loop compensation, stability analysis, phase margin, etc.
  • Schematic capture, PCB design tools such as Orcad, Allegro
  • Analog circuit modeling/simulation tools such as Simplis, PSpice, etc.
  • Product characterization equipment such as oscilloscope, power supplies, electronic load, spectrum analyzer network analyzer.
  • Familiar with power management architectures of mobile and other battery powered devices such as smartphones, tablet and PCs.
  • Position can be based in Durham, NC or Milpitas, CA.



  • PhD +0 year’s experience


Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran

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