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Title:  Senior Director, Hardware Engineering

Requisition ID:  52580

San Jose, CA, US

Job Function:  Hardware Engineering

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.


Renesas Electronics America is a dynamic, multi-cultural tech company where employees can learn, mentors and thrive. REA brings together the strong financial foundation of a multi-billion dollars global operation and the flexibility and velocity of a smaller organization. We are developing technologies for the latest advances in mobile & cloud 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.
Job Responsibilities
-Define the product architecture and requirements for next generation communications & memory products in data center and custom ASICs for cloud / telecom customers
-You will work with business development, solution/system architects, customer/applications engineering and various senior technologists to develop and deliver the product from inception to high volume production
-Build and manage a high performance team towards the engineering execution of memory, communication and ASIC products
-Identify and work with external vendors for any outsourced engineering activity
-Work closely with post silicon validation and product & test engineering teams towards product bring up, validation and high volume manufacturing
-BSEE or equivalent experience (MSEE preferred) with at least 20 years' experience in relevant industry
-Experience with IP/SOC architectures, design, verification, DFT, physical design, post silicon validation & characterization 
-End-to-end silicon product development experience

-Knowledge of PCIE root complex, end point, re-timer, switch
-Domain knowledge of PCIe, CXL, memory controller, memory subsystem, virtualization, security, storage class memory, high speed serdes - phy/Mac/link layers

-High performance interconnects, low latency / high throughput memory systems/subsystems
-Effective communication skills, flexibility, a strong teamwork approach, and the desire to work in a fast-paced start-up type environment are necessary


Additional Information

  • $253,500 - $380,300 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.

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