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Title:  Staff Applications Engineer

Company:  Renesas Electronics Europe GmbH
Country/Region:  GB
City:  Harlow
Business Unit:  IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit
Office:  Harlow
Job Function:  Application Engineering
Job Type:  Permanent


Renesas is looking for pro-active and results-oriented   
Staff Application Engineer (F/M/D)


based out of our Harlow office in UK


To further strengthen our Wireless Power Team at our UK locations we are looking for a Staff Application Engineer to develop next generation power/mixed signal technologies.




The candidate will participate in the entire product development cycle of Renesas’ high performance, low power consumption DC/DC regulators for a wide range of IoT, industrial, infrastructure and consumer power applications. Primary responsibilities will include:


  • customer support (including on-site support) to analyze, debug and resolve issues quickly.
  • new silicon validation and characterization (hands-on work in the lab)
  • developing technical documentation (e.g. datasheet, application notes, and design guidelines)
  • design evaluation kits – schematic design, board layout, software/GUI development
  • product promotion and design-in support, as well as support for sustaining products
  • contribute to the definition of innovative and differentiated products
  • failure analysis support
  • competitive analysis
  • system level testing and characterization
  • work closely with local and remote teams (FAE’s, design, test / product engineering, marketing) to perform the tasks listed above
    The candidate should have MSEE + 3 years of industry experience in power management IC or related applications engineering. 
    Self-motivated, passionate individual, comfortable delivering to a deadline in a fast-paced environment.  Ability to analyze, debug, and solve a wide variety of problems. Understands importance of customers and strives to provide timely support. Excellent knowledge and hands-on experience with operational amplifiers, analog/mixed signal, and power management ICs (PMIC) topologies, circuits, and applications. Ability to create and maintain strong customer relationships, and to attend and actively engage in high profile meetings with key customers.  Work across time zones with a worldwide team. Take ownership of project tasks and responsibilities – plan and execute to meet project milestones and deadlines, and customer deliverables.
  • Prior experience as an application engineer in the semiconductor industry
  • Understanding of analog, mixed signal, and power electronics and systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Understand DC/DC buck, boost, buck-boost, charge pump, LDO converter topologies
  • Very good knowledge of control theory, closed loop compensation, stability analysis, phase margin, etc.
  • Proficient with product characterization equipment such as oscilloscope, power supplies, electronic load, spectrum analyzer, network analyzer and function generator.
  • PCB design (OrCad, Cadence) for switching regulators and high-speed amplifier IC evaluation and demonstration boards: circuit design, schematic capture, layout, component selection
  • Programming and laboratory automation experience (e.g. C/C++, VB6, VB.NET, LabVIEW, Python)
  • Circuit modeling and simulation tools -SIMPLIS/SIMetrix, Cadence, Spice
  • Familiarity with multi-phase DC/DC regulator architectures is highly desirable
  • Familiarity with analog circuits and/or IC design including op-amps, DACs, ADCs, LDOs is desirable
    Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live. A global leader in microcontrollers, analog, power, and SoC products, Renesas provides comprehensive solutions for a broad range of automotive, industrial, infrastructure, and IoT applications that help shape a limitless future. Learn more at renesas.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.