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Title:  Staff Product Applications Engineer

Requisition ID:  36478
Department:  Optical Communications Systems Department

San Jose, US

Job Function:  Application Engineering


Company Overview

Renesas is a global, multi-billion dollar; publicly-traded company headquartered in Japan, with subsidiaries in 20 countries worldwide. 


Renesas provides 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 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

  • Develop and execute Design Verification Testing (DVT) plans for CDRs, drivers and TIAs for optical transceivers
  • Designs, debugs, and documents evaluation boards, reference designs and associated software
  • System level knowledge of optical transceiver interfaces
  • Provides prompt and insightful technical assistance to customers
  • Support sales design-in efforts with lab data on next generation products
  • Occasionally travel to provide technical assistance and/or training to customers, sales partners and IDT Sales staff.


Preferred Skills & Knowledge

  • Strong understanding of optical transceiver components such as CDRs, drivers and TIAs
  • Hands on experience with lab equipment such as network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, DCAs and BERTs
  • Familiarity with board design and layout tools such as Allegro
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to communicate with internal groups and multiple customer engagements.
  • Experience with lab automation, GUI software, MCU firmware preferable


Education and/or Experience

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electronics or related technical degree. M.S. preferred.
  • Minimum 5 to 8 years in RF/microwave – optical engineering design/applications experience
  • Strong bench skills and ability to resolve in depth technical issues with the customer, also at the customer location. 



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.


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