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Title:  Cisco Principal Power FAE

Company:  Renesas Electronics America Inc.
Country:  US
State:  CA
City:  San Jose
Business Unit:  IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit
Job Function:  Sales
Job Type:  Permanent

Renesas Electronics Americas (REA) is a dynamic, multi-cultural tech 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 computing, secured connected devices, autonomous driving, smart homes and 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 a Principal Power Field Applications Engineer (FAE) role that will be part of a Cisco Global Sales Team responsible for driving opportunity discovery and design wins, customer portfolio presentations, customer design proposals utilizing Renesas power solutions, technical reviews and analysis, and customer debug efforts with a specialty in Power. The ideal candidate has experience supporting Power for Cisco and/or other large networking accounts.



  • Further responsibilities for this position include performing schematic/layout reviews and validating DC-DC power management products, which include digital multi-phase controllers, power stages, point-of-load regulators, and integrated power modules
  • These solutions are to be designed into computing equipment including networking solutions powering CPUs, GPUs, MCUs, ASICs, as well as server / storage computing solutions.
  • Provide all types of technical support leading to design wins, as well as on-going support for existing products and customer programs as needed. These include schematic reviews, layout reviews, board bring ups, tuning/optimization and full validation
  • Debug solution in customer application on-site at customer labs or at Renesas Labs
  • Collaborate with other FAEs and communicate with Renesas Central Applications and Design Teams to support customer design-in
  • Maintain and develop understanding of customer's products
  • Understand system solution design decisions and trade-offs (including magnetics, capacitors, and control loop) and make recommendations on product selection for the desired cost/benefit ratio



  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical Engineering
  • 10+ years’ experience in power electronics
  • Knowledge of the semiconductor industry
  • Experience with Intel VR specification and digital multiphase controllers is a must
  • Experience with Intel VR specification is a must
  • Applies business acumen to strive for success while prioritizing efforts towards highest ROI opportunities
  • The ideal candidate has hands-on experience in high performance multiphase DC-DC non-isolated embedded power and enjoys working in the lab to validate customer designs according to application requirements
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are mandatory, as customer interface will be a significant aspect of the job
  • Must be a self-motivated team player who is able to take direction, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and communicate effectively
  • Personable with ability to develop rapport and trust with customers and colleagues alike


Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran

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