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Title:  Application Engineer

Requisition ID:  38774
Department:  Industrial Analog & Power Marketing Department

Milpitas, CA, US

Job Function:  Applications Engineer

Job Type:  Permanent - Full Time 

Travel Required:  0% 

Remote Work Available:  No 


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 portfolio 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 a global semiconductor company built on a strong foundation of technological innovation. We deliver innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live. We are developing technologies for the latest advances in mobile computing, secured connected devices, autonomous driving, smart homes, factories and more. Our solutions are at the heart of products developed by major innovators around the world. Renesas has nearly $7B in annual sales, and over 19,000 employees worldwide. Join us and be part of what's next in electronics.

Our DC/DC power module team is developing innovative high-density solutions to expand our presence in fast-growing data center and server markets. We are seeking an application engineer to help design and build our next generation of world-class solutions. This position will be based in the Renesas Electronics Americas Milpitas, CA design center.


A successful candidate must have good knowledge and hands-on experience in power electronics, be very detail-oriented, self-motivated, have a sense of initiative, good interpersonal skills, and be able to work well across various functional organizations.



The candidate will participate in the definition, development, validation and support of advanced DC/DC power modules. The primary responsibilities will include:

  • Validating power modules, including hands-on debugging;
  • Modeling and simulating power converters
  • Preparing technical documentation (e.g. datasheet, demonstration board manual, application note, spreadsheet, and whitepaper);
  • Providing technical support and training for customers and field applications engineers;
  • Working closely with cross functional teams (marketing, package engineers, product engineers, test engineers, and more) to complete power module development.


You are best equipped for this role if you have:

  • Power management / power electronics course or degree background;
  • Experience with circuit modeling and simulation tools (e.g. Simplis, PSpice, etc.);
  • Hands on with electrical circuitry soldering and troubleshooting;
  • Good electrical engineering knowledge;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.



  • B.S or M.S. degree in electrical engineering, power electronics background 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.

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