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Title:  Staff Engineer, System Design (Wireless)

Company:  Renesas Electronics America Inc.
Country/Region:  US
State:  CA
City:  Milpitas
Business Unit:  IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit
Office:  Milpitas
Job Function:  Hardware (Digital)
Job Type:  Permanent

Staff Engr, System Design (Wireless), IoT Business Unit

Milpitas, CA


Job Description:

Renesas Electronics Americas (REA) is a dynamic, multi-cultural technology company where employees can learn, mentor and thrive. REA brings together the strong financial foundation of a multi-billion-dollar global operation and the flexibility and velocity of a smaller organization. We are developing technologies for the latest advances in mobile and cloud computing, secured connected devices, autonomous driving, smart homes, factories and more. Our solutions are at the heart of products developed by the major innovators around the world. Join us and be part of what’s next in electronics. This is an opportunity to work with a Hand-on Systems Engineering team advancing ARM MCU-based Wireless and Cloud solutions.



  • Architect, define, and develop system level applications utilizing a structured SW platform on MCU (ARM and Proprietary)
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to develop MCU based embedded systems showcasing cutting-edge technology and solutions focusing on Cloud based and Wireless communication solutions.
  • Development and implementation of connectivity to cloud services through wired and wireless communication networks and build proof-of-concept (PoC) to integrate with edge layer applications.
  • Work closely with analog/RF IC designers and partners to characterize and calibrate wireless reference designs based on real life use-cases.
  • Define and validate optimal operation of wireless system in collaboration with other cross functional members such as RFIC Circuit Design Engineers and partners, Application Engineers, and Product Managers and Engineers.
  • Ensure the feasibility, functionality, compatibility and integration with existing wireless HW and SW platforms towards creating a system level solution.
  • Participate in Design Reviews of MCU-based wireless modules, boards, and firmware/software stacks.
  • Develop solutions in cooperation with 3rd party partners.
  • Create technical documentation supporting reference designs and solutions.



  • BS in EE or CE with focus on Wireless Sensor Networks, Wireless Communication, or Embedded System Design desired. MS Preferred.


Required Experience:

  • 8+ years’ experience in designing, developing, testing, and debugging Systems and Applications with 8, 16, and 32-bit MCU-based designs with and without real-time operating systems.
  • 4+ years’ experience with Wireless SoCs, and developing systems communicating data over BLE, Zigbee, WiFi, LTE, NB-IoT, or UWB networks.
  • Design and Develop Firmware in C/C++ for interfacing and processing data from sensors, signal conditioning systems, and other digital sub-systems. Develop firmware in a continuous integration and release environment.
  • Deep understanding of processors architectures, and instruction-set architectures.
  • Hands-on experience with engineering lab equipment and test techniques required for digital validation.  Comfortable with reviewing schematics and PCB layout related to RF design. 
  • Experience with Radio test equipment is a must (spectrum analyzers, Vector Network analyzers, signal generators, phase noise analyzers, oscilloscopes, DMM’s, etc).
  • Familiar with Physical Layer functionality for wireless systems in areas such as detection, synchronization, channel coding/decoding, antenna design, etc.
  • Experience with IOT technologies connecting device to cloud services using wireless communication, Low Power operation, and Security is advantageous.


Additional Desired Qualities:

  • Knowledge of wireless and RF measurement and calibration algorithms.
  • Experience with wireless parameter optimization for low power operation and use cases.
  • Familiarity with assembly language, Python, and Git.
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills. Ability to clearly communicate ideas and interpret product/project requirements and objectives.
  • Inclination towards implementing engineering processes to ensure high quality designs.
  • Experience working with remote teams.


Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran