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Title:  Senior Staff Quality Assurance Engineer

Requisition ID:  52348
Department:  Automotive Customer Quality Engineering Department

Milpitas, CA, US

Job Function:  Quality Assurance

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.


Quality Assurance Sr. Staff Engineer

Location: Milpitas, CA


Quality Assurance & Reliability Engineer (Automotive Product Support)

Renesas Electronics America, Inc. is looking for a Quality Assurance & Reliability Engineer interested in being part of the Quality Assurance team located in Milpitas, California supporting Automotive products and customers. Renesas Electronics America is a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions. A subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation, we are the world’s number one supplier of microcontrollers.  A primary aim of Renesas Electronics America is to ensure that customers have easy, rapid access to the complete system solutions they need – chips, hardware/software tools, application assistance, manufacturing – so they can quickly address market opportunities. Renesas Electronics America measures its success by its customers’ success and makes customer satisfaction a number one priority.



This engineering position is primarily responsible to manage product qualification (Product Quality Engineering) and secondarily responsible to support multiple customer accounts (Customer Quality Engineering) relating to automotive products.

  • Support new automotive products qualification and reliability qualification process
  • Create qualification plans meeting of AEC-Q100, AEC-Q006 and customer requirements
  • Coordinate qualification activities
  • Review qualification results and issue qualification reports.
  • Work with a team to analyze qualification failures and customer returns to determine root cause and appropriate countermeasures to drive for the improvement of product quality.
  • First line Customer interface for quality issues, FA claims registration, reporting, meeting to explain our FA report and environmental information.
  • Support Sales & Marketing to answer technical questions regarding product quality.
  • Support Internal, External (IATF16949), and Customer audits
  • Perform Customer spec reviews and answer Customer questionnaires
  • Communicate with overseas offices to request necessary data to answer customer & sales inquiries.
  • OEM customer support for new business & technical issues
  • Create product quality presentations for Sales & Marking campaigns to customers.
  • Other projects as assigned



Prefer a minimum 8 years + BSEE or 6 Years + MSEE experience as Customer Quality Assurance Engineer supporting automotive customers:

  • Support automotive products qualification and reliability testing
  • AEC-Q100 and AEC-Q006 qualification understanding
  • Good knowledge of Semiconductor Physics, analog/CMOS logic design and layout, MOSFET structure, Microcontroller Architecture, semiconductor reliability test skill and semiconductor manufacturing processes
  • Answering Customer technical questions
  • Customer Claim Support
  • 8D Problem Solving report
  • IATF16949 certification requirements
  • Experience working with Automotive customer is desired.
  • Available to support domestic & international business travel, though limited
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent organizational skills including time management
  • Proficient in MS Office


Additional Information

  • $146,400 - $219,600 annualized salary range (Note: Disclosure as required by SB 1162 (9-27-22) for California)
  • Please note that the compensation details listed reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits.
  • Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on the job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for this position in California. Within the range, individual pay is determined by additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.


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: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto