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Title:  Sr. Staff Electrical Engineer

Requisition ID:  38142
Department:  Automotive PMIC Development MLP Department

Milpitas, CA, US

Job Function:  Hardware Engineering

Job Type:  Permanent - Full Time 

Travel Required:  0% 

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 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.

This is an opportunity to join a top-notch Video Signal Processing Design Team with Renesas’ leading Automotive Business Unit. You will be part of a very skilled group of engineers who have built several dozen ICs in mass production and are helping build world class video products that will power tomorrow’s automotive video solutions. You will design complex chips that includes various analog and digital control circuitry and work very closely with all aspects of chip design – from writing specifications to developing tests for mass production. You will work closely with digital design team for design integration, as well as applications and test engineering team for validating and testing your on-chip solutions. You will work on high-speed analog circuit design, existing and emerging standards such as MIPI, LVDS. You will be tasked with designing circuits like PLLs, DACs, ADCs, comparators, serializers, de-serializers and much more. You will have an opportunity to work on new designs, develop new standards and shape the company’s pathway for success. Depending on your level of experience, your responsibilities will be a mix of the following:


  • Designing analog circuits that meet timing, area, power and any adhering standards specifications
  • Running block and top-level simulations
  • Taking care of timing and layout considerations for interfacing analog and digital blocks
  • Working closely with layout designers and supervise their work to generate a circuit layout that not only works well for the overall chip but something you can be proud of
  • Running parasitic extracted simulations and making sure the designed circuit is robust and meets design parameters across corners
  • Working with analog and digital verification engineers to come up with complex test scenarios for pre-silicon verification
  • Helping develop AMS, SystemVerilog or Verilog-real behavioral model for your circuit
  • Working closely with test engineering to help develop test programs that thoroughly test key parameters of your circuit for mass production
  • Developing detailed design document and help write chip level documents and collateral
  • Holding and participating in key design reviews and completion of various checklists

Working on-site is optional but taking pride in your work and having passion is a must!



This position is open to experienced as well as Entry-level BSEE to post-graduates. New recruits will join a team of experienced designers that can support and mentor. Initiative and a willingness to develop new skills are a must! Following are rough guidelines for the qualifications (if you feel you have much more or somewhat less, let that not stop you from applying):


Entry Level

Tool environment:

MS Office
Verilog or VHDL
Symbolic solver (MathCAD, Maxima, symPy)
C, Java, PERL, Python, sh/bash/csh scripting, and others
Verilog-A, Verilog-AMS, System Verilog
 Minimum requirements:

Knowledge of
Control systems / feedback analysis
Fourier and Laplace transforms and analysis
MOSFET and BJT function and design
Amplifier design techniques


Experienced Candidates

5-15+ Years’ experience in CMOS/BICMOS/BCD analog circuit design. Experience with 40nm, 28nm and lower geometries is a plus.
Must have proven design experience with at least a few of the following:
Frequency multipliers
SerDes design blocks
A/D & D/A Converters
Bandgap reference circuits,
Must be comfortable working in the lab and handling lab equipment such as oscilloscopes and signal generators for debug and take measurements
Attention to detail, accuracy and good communication skills
Adequate knowledge of Mixed-Signal Cadence tools and methodology for parasitic-extraction simulation is required
Working knowledge of revision control tools such as SOS, SVN is a plus
Knowledge of existing and upcoming video standards such as MIPI, LVDS, HDMI, DisplayPort is a definite plus
Must have good written and verbal cross-functional communication skills
Have an analytical mind - be open to persuasion and have capability to persuade others

 • BSEE required (MSEE 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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