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Title:  Product Definer

Requisition ID:  51889

US US US Milpitas, CA, US US US

Job Function:  Hardware Engineering

Job Type:  Product Definer 

Travel Required:  No

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.


Product Definer, BMS


You will define Battery Management integrated circuits (BMIC) and solutions for Renesas’s growing Battery Management System business by translating customers’ needs into the detailed design and test specifications used to guide the design of the IC. This position plays a fundamental role in defining next-generation BMS devices and sub-systems for xEV market, ensuring those devices meet customer requirements.




  • Collaborate with tier 1 customers, marketing, and internal engineering teams to define system and performance requirements, feature set, and architecture definition for sophisticated BMIC that includes ADCs, Amplifiers, regulators, mixed signal IP blocks, wired/wireless communication IP etc.
  • Consider all product requirements such as customers' requirements, battery technologies, digital/analog process technologies, packaging options, design/system constraints, and trade-offs and propose viable solutions within TTM constraints
  • Communicate ideas and specifications to internal and external technical audiences and stakeholders
  • Author, review, and update PRD, architecture, 2-pager (a.k.a. paper tiger) and outbound documents for customer meetings/interactions
  • Liaise with Marketing to produce Market Requirement Documents (MRD)
  • Participate in architecture reviews, IC-level design reviews, and board-level design reviews with design engineering, applications, validation, and product test engineers
  • Travel domestically and internationally approximately 15 - 25% to present, defend, and negotiate BMIC specifications



Minimum Required Skills and Qualifications

  • BS in Electrical Engineering with 10+ years of experience in applications engineering or product definition of BMIC (preferred), precision analog IC, DC/DC converters or mixed-signal integrated circuits


Additional Information

$166,000 - $249,000 annualized salary range (Note: Disclosure as required by SB 1162 (9-27-22) for California)
Please note that the compensation details listed reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits.
Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on the job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for this position in California. Within the range, individual pay is determined by additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.


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.