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Title:  Sr Manager, Field Applications Engineer

Department:  US Technical Customer Engagement Department

Farmington Hills, MI, US

Job Function:  Field Applications Engineer

Job Type:  Permanent - Full Time 

Travel Required:  Up to 25% 

Remote Work Available:  Yes 


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 porftolio 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 is seeking an energetic Senior Manager to become a key member of the automotive sales team leading the MCU Field Application Engineering team operating from Renesas’ Detroit area office. This role will include responsibility for driving opportunity discovery and design wins, customer portfolio presentations, customer design proposals utilizing Renesas solutions, technical reviews and analysis, and customer technical issue resolution. The focus will be on supporting Renesas’ automotive MCU product portfolio, but also includes discovering opportunities for Renesas’ related analog and power product to offer customers complete “winning combination” system solutions. The ideal candidate has hands-on SW and HW experience in applying MCU’s for automotive applications as well as experience managing technical interactions with customers.



  • Manage, lead and mentor the MCU Field Application Team.
  • Provide pre-design-in technical support, including customer guidance on the value and strategic fit of Renesas automotive product families, product selection, product information, roadmaps, and technical proposals.
  • Identify customer intelligence, including product requirements, decision criteria, roadblocks, timeline, budget, and competition.
  • Provide post-design-in technical support throughout the product lifecycle, including schematic reviews, layout reviews, board bring-up, software reviews, software bring-up, technical issue resolution, and failure analysis (FA) support.
  • Create and present technical training material related to Renesas products and IP, and the efficient utilization of Renesas technology for automotive applications.
  • Collaborate with other organizations to achieve design-in targets and successfully support customer product launches.
  • Maintain and develop understanding of our customers’ applications and use cases and participate and represent the voice of the customer in discussions with marketing and design teams.



  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical Engineering or a related engineering discipline.
  • 9+ years of technical experience in MCU field application engineering, application engineering, and/or embedded HW/SW design, to include at least 2 years of experience working on automotive applications.
  • Prior team management or leadership experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge of embedded C programming and debugging.
  • Working knowledge of middleware integration for embedded MCUs.
  • Working knowledge of AUTOSAR, especially MCAL configuration and integration.
  • Working knowledge of the application of analog and power semiconductors in automotive applications.
  • Hands-on system bring-up, testing, and debugging skills.
  • Hands-on experience with oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and other standard lab equipment.
  • Proven ability to analyze, debug, and solve a wide variety of technical problems.
  • Proven ability to prioritize activities and effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously; able to balance strong technical skills with solid relationship building and account management capabilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, as customer interface is a significant aspect of the job; personable, with ability to develop rapport and trust with customers and colleagues alike.
  • Excellent reading skills for complete understanding of technical documents such as User Manuals, Datasheets, and the like.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the semiconductor industry and basics of semiconductor manufacturing preferred.



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: Detroit