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Title:  Staff Application Engineer

Department:  System Solution Department

Milpitas, CA, US Durham, NC, US

Job Function:  Applications Engineer

Job Type:  Permanent - Full Time

Travel Required:  Up to 25% 

Remote Work Available:  Yes 

Salary Range:  $0.00 - $0.00 


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.

Job Description:
Renesas Electronics America is seeking a Staff Application Engineer who will work with a team of engineers to develop advanced MPU-based solutions. This role will be a Full time engagement based out of our Durham, NC or Milpitas, CA office.
• Provide excellent technical support throughout the customer design lifecycle with embedded real-time solutions using Renesas  MPUs, tools, and design environment.  
• Develop embedded applications and reference designs using Renesas MPUs to showcase suitability of devices for different solutions including but not limited to connectivity with TCPIP and industrial ethernet protocols, USB, CAN, SPI, UART, and I2C, motor control applications, in-field program updates using bootloaders, and low level peripheral drivers.  
• Develop supporting technical documents and application notes.  Experience with industrial ethernet protocols and motor control.
• Create custom solutions, example projects, and Proof-of-Concept (PoC) designs to win new business.  Collect requirements, analyze and applicability with Renesas MPUs, create and implement example and PoCs without much oversight and management. 
• Prepare and document system requirements, design specifications and test plans.  
• Prepare and present internal (sales and channel) and external (customer) technical trainings to promote and increase ease of use Renesas MPU tools and products.  Ability to explain complex technical subjects and provide solid solutions in a class or remote setting.
• Log and report MPU HW, SW, and tools issues with enough details thru internal systems to the design and development teams.  Follow up with design teams on issue fixes, test and verify timely resolution. 
• Expert level C, C++ Python programming skills.  Other programming languages and expertise in tools including GitHub, GNU GCC compliers, IAR EWARM, logic analyzers, protocol analyzers, scopes, in-circuit debuggers and emulators.
• Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Azure RTOS, FreeRTOS, and Linux.
• Prior working experience as an AE or FAE in semiconductor industry.  Working with industrial ethernet protocol and motor control is a big plus.   

• BSEE or MSEE degree
• 5+ years of experience with at least 3 years in the embedded area
• Demonstrated experience in developing ARM MCU/MPU-based products/systems
• Expert level C programming skills
• Experience with RTOS, drivers, middleware integration skills for embedded MCU/MPU
• Hands-on system bring-up, testing, and debugging skills
• Experience designing or using embedded system development tools
• Excellent communications skills (written and verbal)
• Must be fluent in English
Desired Skills & Experience: 
• Technologies in TCP/IP, industrial protocols, motor control, security, cryptography, encryption/decryption
• Board level analog and high-speed memory design experience
• Familiarity with analog circuits design including op-amps, DACs, ADCs
• System level design and integration tools including schematic capture and board layout
• Prior working experience as an AE or FAE in semiconductor industry
• BSEE or MSEE degree

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