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Title:  Staff Application Engineer

Requisition ID:  39940

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.


Staff Applications Engineer responsible for the development and qualification of DC-DC power converter products with Intersil’s advanced control architectures. Supports the Mobile end markets with emphasis on battery charger products at our RTP, 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


7+ years experience in related position with Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or related.

6+ years experience in related position with Master's Degree in Engineering or related.

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.


Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or similar



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