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Title:  Senior IC Applications Engineer

Requisition ID:  34873
Department:  (Application Engineering)

Harlow, GB

Job Function:  Application Engineering

Renesas are looking for a Senior IC Application Engineer, who will play a key part in the entire product development cycle of our high performance PMIC's for industrial, infrastructure and consumer power applications.


You will engage directly with customers on embedded applications, within electrical products underpinned by operational amplifiers, analog/mixed signal components, and power management IC topologies.


The role is ideal for a self-motivated, passionate individual who can reliably deliver in a fast-paced environment, also with an ability to analyse, debug, and solve a wide variety of problems.


Role Responsibilities


  • Customer support (including on-site support) to analyse, debug and resolve issues quickly. 
  • New silicon validation and characterization (hands-on work in the lab) 
  • Developing technical documentation (e.g. datasheet, application notes, and design guidelines) 
  • Design evaluation kits – schematic design, board layout, software/GUI development 
  • Product promotion and design-in support, as well as support for sustaining products 
  • Failure analysis support 
  • Competitive analysis 
  • System level testing and characterization 
  • Work closely with local and remote teams (FAE’s, design, test / product engineering, marketing)
    to perform the tasks listed above 


Your Profile


  • Educational requirements, languages, technologies used etc.
  • Prior experience as an application engineer in the semiconductor industry or board level electronic design engineer
  • Understanding of analog, mixed signal, and power electronics and systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Understand DC/DC buck, boost, buck-boost, charge pump, LDO converter topologies
  • Very good knowledge of control theory, closed loop compensation, stability analysis, phase margin, etc.
  • Proficient with product characterization equipment such as oscilloscope, power supplies, electronic load, spectrum analyser, network analyser and function generator.
  • PCB design (OrCAD, Cadence) for switching regulators and high-speed amplifier IC evaluation and demonstration boards: circuit design, schematic capture, layout, component selection
  • Programming and laboratory automation experience (e.g. C/C++, VB6, VB.NET, LabVIEW, Python)
  • Circuit modelling and simulation tools -SIMPLIS/SIMetrix, Cadence, Spice



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