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Title:  Sr. Staff Application Engineer

Requisition ID:  51680
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.



The Power Module Sr. Staff Applications Engineer interfaces with Product, Test, and Design Engineering with a focus on customer systems application/design-in and collateral-related tasks for new and existing products. The Engineer must be capable of defining and validating complete power modules based on integrated circuits available from our industry-leading design teams.


• Support customer applications by designing, building, and testing demonstration and reference design circuits to meet customer specifications. 
• Write product datasheets with application sections, application notes, internal and external presentations, and demo board user manuals, responsible for all text, graphs, and diagrams. 
• Design Customer Evaluation Kits in conjunction with GUIs/software that will be used by customers to evaluate Renesas Power Module products. 
• Perform and design Lab tests (using manual and automatic methods of measurement) to verify, characterize, and prevent future failures of analog/power management circuits using Lab benchtop equipment.  
• Design and assist with building application test fixtures, new device evaluation, and customer demo boards including demo board instruction manuals and product datasheets. This includes management of personnel involved in printed circuit boards, selection, and acquisition of components, board assembly, and circuit troubleshooting.   
• Direct contact with customers and field application engineering staff for creating design solutions and troubleshooting system design problems.  
• Participate in team meetings; assist the product development and validation based on an approved test list and generate a summary report.  


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