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Title:  Staff Field Applications Engineer

Company:  Renesas Electronics America Inc.
Country/Region:  US
State:  MI
City:  Farmington Hills
Department:  US Account Management Department
Business Unit:  Automotive Solution Business Unit
Office:  US, Detroit (REA)
Job Function:  Field Application Engineering
Job Type:  Permanent


Location: Farmington Hills, MI

REA Automotive Business Unit


This is a Power Field Applications Engineer (FAE) role to be part of the automotive sales team. The role will include responsibility for driving opportunity discovery and design wins, customer portfolio presentations, customer design proposals utilizing Renesas power solutions, technical reviews and analysis, and customer debug efforts with a specialty in Power products. The ideal candidate has hands-on experience in high performance automotive power applications and enjoys working in the lab to validate customer designs according to automotive application requirements. Experience with embedded automotive MCU/MPU design is an advantage.


• These power solutions are to be designed into automotive applications including xEV, MHEV, motor control (e.g. electric power steering), and other similar uses. 
• 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, tuning/optimization and full validation.
• Provide guidance to customers on the value and strategic fit of Renesas Power product families.
• Maintain and develop understanding of our customers’ applications and use cases.
• Debug solution in customer application on-site at customer labs or at Renesas labs.
• Collaborate with other FAEs and communicate with Renesas application and design organizations to support customer design-in.
• 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.
• May be opportunity to support other Renesas product lines as well to promote complete solutions.



• Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical Engineering.
• 12+ years’ experience in power electronics, to include at least 6 years specifically on power electronics for automotive applications. 
• Knowledge of the semiconductor industry.
• Applies 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.
• Must be a self-motivated team player who is able to take direction, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and communicate effectively.
• Personable with ability to develop rapport and trust with customers and colleagues alike.


Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran

Nearest Major Market: Detroit