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Title:  Staff Applications Engineeer


Milpitas, US

Job Function:  Application Engineering

Renesas is a global semiconductor company providing hardware and software solutions for a range of cutting-edge technologies including self-driving cars, robots, automated factory equipment, and smart home applications. 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 is a global, multi-billion dollar, publicly-traded company headquartered in Japan, and has subsidiaries in 20 countries worldwide. Renesas is a dynamic, multi-cultural technology company where employees learn, mentor, innovate and thrive. Renesas is extending our share in fast-growing data economy-related markets such as infrastructure and data center and strengthening our presence in the industrial/IOT and automotive segments. Our solutions drive products developed by major innovators around the world. Join us and build your future by being part of what’s next in electronics.


Job Description:

Renesas Electronics America is seeking a Staff Application Engineer who will work with a team of engineers to develop advanced MCU-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 16-bit to 32-bit MCUs, tools, and design environment.  Expertise level of RL78, RX, Synergy, and RA MCU knowledge is required to provide at site or remote technical support thru Renesas ticketing system quickly to resolve customer issues. 
• Develop embedded applications and reference designs using Renesas MCUs to showcase suitability of devices for different solutions including but not limited to low-power, connectivity with TCPIP, USB, CAN, SPI, UART, and I2C, IoT applications with technologies MQTT, HTTPS, Bluetooth, in-field program updates using bootloaders, and low level peripheral drivers.  Experience with implementation of technologies on Renesas MCUs.
• Develop supporting technical documents and application notes.  Experience with property RL78, RX MCU cores and ARM M0+, M3, M4, M23, M33 Synergy, and RA MCU cores. 
• Create custom solutions, example projects, and Proof-of-Concept (PoC) designs to win new business.  Collect requirements, analyze and applicability with Renesas MCUs, create and implement example and PoCs without much oversight and management. 
• Prepare and document system requirements, design specifications and test plans.  Create detailed design documentation and applications notes with executable ready projects for RL78, RX, Synergy, and RA MCU family devices.   
• Prepare and present internal (sales and channel) and external (customer) technical trainings to promote and increase ease of use Renesas MCU tools and products.  Ability to explain complex technical subjects and provide solid solutions in a class or remote setting.

• Log and report MCU 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 JIRA, GitHub, GNU GCC compliers, logic analyzers, protocol analyzers, scopes, in-circuit debuggers and emulators.

• Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Azure RTOS, FreeRTOS usage preferably on Renesas MCUs.

• Prior working experience as an AE or FAE in semiconductor industry.  Working with Renesas MCUs 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-based products/systems
• Expert level C programming skills
• Experience with RTOS, drivers, middleware integration skills for embedded MCUs
• 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 USB, TCP/IP, MQTT, HTTPS, TLS, security, cryptography, encryption/decryption, key management, and IoT applications on AWS, MS Azure, and Google Cloud. 
• Board level analog and mixed-signal 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


Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran


Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto