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Title:  Staff Apps Engineer

Company:  Renesas Electronics America Inc.
Country/Region:  US
State:  NC
City:  Durham
Department: 
Business Unit:  IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit
Office:  Durham
Job Function:  Hardware(Analog)
Job Type:  Permanent
Description: 

Renesas Electronics Americas (REA) brings together the strong financial foundation of a multi-billion dollar global operation and the flexibility and velocity of a smaller organization. A result of the combination of Renesas and Intersil, REA has a deep portfolio of technology, a strong customer base and big ambitions to grab more market share on a global stage. Our engineers, marketers, sales and support teams are all unified in our goal to create an environment where creativity thrives, where results are rewarded and where diversity is valued. REA is 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 
 
The Core Power Team is seeking an enthusiastic Staff Level Application Engineer who will be responsible for the development and qualification of high-performance DC-DC power converter products 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 Durham, NC
 
Responsibilities:
 
The candidate will participate in the entire product development cycle of power management IC’s, such as buck converters, boost converters, and buck-boost converters, PMICs and multi-phase regulators. 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
 
Qualifications:
 
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:
• Understanding of DC/DC converter topologies, particularly those optimized for handheld devices and notebook/desktop computer applications. These include buck, boost, buck-boost, charge pump converters, and LDO’s.
• Excellent knowledge of control theory, closed loop compensation, stability analysis, phase margin, etc.
• Experience with analog circuit modeling and simulation tools (e.g. Simplis, PSpice, etc.) 
• Modeling experience from a block perspective desired
• 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 such as wearable devices, smartphones, and tablet/notebook PCs.
• Familiarity with I2C, PMBUS, SPI, SPMI communication protocols
• Familiarity with analog circuits and/or IC design including op-amps, DACs, ADCs, LDOs is also desirable.
• Good verbal and written communication skills
• Multi-phase regulator experience is a plus
 
Education:
• BSEE, MSEE, or PhD preferred.
• BS +12; MS + 10; PhD +7 years’ experience
 
Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran


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