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Title:  Staff Application Engineer

Requisition ID:  39995
Department:  Application Engineering Department


Job Function:  Applications Engineer

About Renesas:

Renesas Electronics Corporation delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live. A global leader in microcontrollers, analog, power, and SoC products, Renesas provides comprehensive solutions for a broad range of automotive, industrial, home electronics, office automation, and information communication technology applications that help shape a limitless future.

About this role:

As a global leader in microcontroller, Renesas is proud to build a trusted brand from the robust MCU, to optimized/efficient embedded solution, to innovation for future technologies. The candidate will report to the Manager of Applications Engineering in Tokyo, Japan.

Specific duties are:

  • Provide support for Renesas customers related to all aspects of MCU and required solutions.
  • Design Embedded firmware, application examples and a proof-of-concept solutions.
  • Efficient technical support for Renesas marketing/sales team in design activities.
  • Be an expert for ARM and proprietary based MCUs, peripheral and embedded design.
  • Lead/drive training and evaluation of Renesas solutions with customers and sales team.  
  • Work closely with our core engineering team and build proof of concepts and solutions.
  • Ability to manage technical projects with partners and design house.
  • Create and present training material related to embedded applications and solutions.


  • BS in Electrical or Computer Engineering. (MS preferred)

Requirements are:

  • 10+ years of experience in developing ARM and Proprietary MCU-based and embedded products/systems.
  • Solid embedded programming experience [using C/C++ language] is a must.
  • Design and development of multi-threaded/multi-tasking applications using MCU-based RTOS.
  • Board bring-up and debugging for complex MCU based products/systems.
  • Good understanding of hardware design and schematic related to microcontroller and peripherals.

  • Extensive knowledge of various graphics hardware: RGB/MIPI-DSI LCD display, CMOS camera, graphics accelerator, and device driver designs for those.

  • Strong experience in embedded GUI software and ability to develop GUI applications such as gauge, dashboard, animation, video decoding, etc..

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills in English and proactive, can-do attitude.

  • Travel requirement: 25%

Desirable experience:

  • Familiarity with Capacitive Touch interface, its PCB design, sensitivity tuning is plus
  • Communications technologies including Ethernet, USB, TCP/IP, etc..
  • Experience in IoT connectivity system integration using wireless communications (Wi-Fi, LTE, BLE, etc..) and network protocols (SSL/TLS, MQTT, HTTP, etc..)
  • Machine learning experience is a bonus point.
  • Prior experience with Renesas MCUs is plus.
  • Security protocols and secure software design methods.

Preferred candidate:

Self-sufficient, fast learner and hands-on individual who can deliver results in a diligent manner