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Title:  Staff Engineer, Software

Company:  Renesas Electronics America Inc.
Country:  US
State:  MI
City:  Farmington Hills
Business Unit:  Automotive Solution Business Unit
Office:  REA (Detroit)
Job Function:  Software
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 Control Solutions group is looking for a software engineer to design and build motor control and power conversion solutions for electric vehicle technology.  Algorithm development for 3 phase motor control, digital power conversion, as well as functional safety implementation will be required. Position will also utilize a good understanding of HW and system level integration, with emphasis on working with high voltage systems.



  • Bachelor degree in electrical or computer engineering w/ 12+ yrs experience
  • Experience in motor control and/or control theory, control loop tuning and dyno testing
  • Field-oriented control of 3 phase motor systems, sensored/sensorless
  • Excellent knowledge in C and embedded microcontroller programming
  • RH850 experience a plus
  • Good knowledge of communication protocols, CAN, ethernet, etc.
  • Embedded microcontroller debug w/ HIL real-time problem solving skills
  • Real-time operating system knowledge
  • Matlab/Simulink algorithm simulation
  • Understanding of analog power supply design and simulation
  • Comfortable with frequency domain analysis and methods
  • Automotive functional safety experience (ASIL D)
  • Excellent communication skills, work in global communication environment
  • Work with customers to understand and implement feature sets
  • Able to troubleshoot customer issues as well as train/explain technical


Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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