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Title:  Sr Application Engineer

Requisition ID:  38541

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.


Senior / Senior Staff Power Module Design and Application Engineer


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 a senior-level 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.




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

  • Working with marketing and sales teams on power module definition;
  • Designing high power density, high efficiency DC/DC power modules, including topology selection, circuit design, magnetic design, package design, and layout.
  • 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.




  • 5+ years of technical professional experience;
  • DC/DC power module design experience;
  • Digital multiphase controller and power stage experience;
  • Strong knowledge of DC/DC converter design;
  • Excellent knowledge of loop compensation and stability;
  • Strong knowledge of magnetic component design;
  • Experience with circuit modeling and simulation tools (e.g. Simplis, PSpice, etc.);
  • Familiarity with I2C and PMBus communication protocols;
  • Programming and laboratory automation experience (e.g. Python)
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.



M.S. degree in Power Electronics, or Ph.D. preferred


Requisition: 38541


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