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Title:  Sr. Staff Wireless Power Systems Applications Engineer

Department:  (Application Engineering)
Location: 

San Jose, US

Job Function:  Application Engineering

Company Overview:
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:

Position: The Wireless Power Senior Staff Applications Engineer interfaces with Sales, Marketing, Product, Test and Design Engineering with a focus on customer systems application/design-in and collateral related tasks for new and existing products. 
• Design and Support customer applications through concept to design implementation.  Not limited to building and testing demonstration and reference design circuits to meet or exceed customer specifications in support of the sale of Renesas Wireless Power integrated circuits. 
• Write product datasheets with applications sections, application notes, internal and external presentations and demo board user manuals, responsible for all text, graphs and diagrams.  Determine future application note needs and initiate creation and release to field. 
• Architect System Design needs of Customer Evaluation Kits in conjunction with GUIs/software that will be used by customers to evaluate Renesas Wireless Power products.  Oversee and provide Quality Assurance to final Evaluation Kit designs. 
• Manage, perform, and design Lab tests (using bench methods and automatic methods of measurement) to verify, characterize, and prevent future failures of analog/power management circuits using Lab benchtop equipment and NI LabView/Python.  
• Design and assist with building application test fixtures, new silicon evaluation and customer demo boards including demo board instruction manuals and product datasheets. This includes management of personnel involved in printed circuit boards, selection and acquisition of components, board assembly and circuit troubleshooting.   
• Direct contact with customers and field application engineering staff for creating and architecting system level solutions.  Verify systems through evaluation and/or simulation and troubleshooting system design problems. 
• Lead team meetings; track development and testing progress, assist the product planning team with “Road Tests” based on a wireless power test list and review/approve final report.  
• Create Firmware definitions and features.  Determine settings for optimal performance and user experience. 
 

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate should have the following key requirements for this position. 
• BSEE with 10+ or MSEE with 8+ years experience in mixed signal ICs specifically power management applications in the area of board level DC-DC and AC-DC applications (wireless or portable power management is a plus). 
• Knowledge of circuit design, power management and performance/thermal limitations. 
• Strong Analog and Power circuit design skills with knowledge of Digital design. 
• Lab test and measurement skills with PC based software required to characterize new products and design application circuit solutions.  
• Excellent writing, technical drawing and verbal communications skills are mandatory for this position with expectations of writing product datasheets, documenting lab reports and creating product application notes using MS Word, Excel and Visio. 
• Proficient with test equipment such as oscilloscopes, electronic loads, spectrum/network analyzers and other common lab instruments with automatic measurements using NI LabView software control/Python and experience with serial communication protocols such as I2C. 
• Working knowledge of printed circuit board layout and fabrication as well as electronic assembly practices. Ability to use soldering equipment and have knowledge of hand assembly with SMT devices.  
• Must have a positive team attitude: a ‘can do’ approach, good work ethic and willingness to learn and share ideas.

 

Education:

BS (with 10+ years experience) or MS (with 8+ years experience) on the major of Electronics Engineering or Power Electronics Engineering. 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran

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