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Renesas Principal Applications Engineer in Austin, Texas

Principal Applications Engineer

Company: Renesas Electronics America Inc.

Country/Region: US

State: TX

City: Austin


Business Unit: IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit

Office: Austin

Job Function: Application Engineering

Job Type: Permanent


About the team: Renesas Electronics is a dynamic, multi-cultural tech company where employees can learn, mentor and thrive. Renesas 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 datacenters, 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 an opportunity to join a top-notch Digital Power Applications Team with Renesas Electronics America’s leading power management product line. As part of one of Renesas’s most prominent Power Management Applications Groups, you will help develop, qualify, design-in, and support next-generation IC products for Infrastructure applications such as servers, datacenters, network switches, and desktop computers.

What we need:

The Infrastructure Digital Power Applications team is seeking a Systems Applications Engineer who is technically savvy and is excited about working on cutting edge power solutions for server and infrastructure processor/SOC applications. You will support the development of pace-setting digital multiphase DC-DC power converter products with Renesas’ advanced control architectures. Excellent communication skills and technical knowledge are required as you will work across geographies both internally and in support of our global customer base. We’re looking for someone eager to learn, ready to hit the ground running, and help define the new frontier of Digital Multiphase power management. If you like problem-solving, cutting edge digital power management technology and enjoy hands-on engineering teamwork that spans across different geographies, we’d like to hear from you.

Principal Applications Engineer, Digital Power Overview:

Seeking an individual to work on cutting edge digital power management solutions. A successful candidate will have strong desire and ability to work in a technically challenging environment with other top performers to continue Intersil’s development of industry leading power management IC’s

This is an opportunity to contribute at a high level to the technical and commercial success of the corporation. To succeed, you will need to combine deep technical understanding of power management, Intersil products and customer systems. You will have critical input to product definition and business planning activities. Your ability to work across functional groups through formal communication and direct interaction is critical to success. The position requires significant technical experience beyond traditional power management topics due to the embedded SOC nature of the products. Experience with firmware-enabled products and powering large scale ASIC’s (Intel/AMD etc.) is required.


  • Produce technically detailed Product Requirements Document to support creation of design specifications. Work with design engineering when conflicts arise between requirements, capabilities and business expectations.

  • Participate in FPGA based design prototyping to verify key features and functions will meet expectations. Work with design and other staff to find solutions when targets are not met.

  • Guide other staff in creation of Applications Validation Plans by using experience to ensure corner cases are covered

  • Develop valuable IP by finding unique solutions to critical customer problems. Assist marketing with analysis to support a monetary value of IP

  • Interface with key ASIC suppliers such as Intel to understand requirements and ensure alignment in product development

  • Support technical marketing through global customer visits to promote products and uncover critical customer needs. Use knowledge gained to support marketing business plan activities by providing analysis demonstrating technical merit of Renesas solutions vs competing solutions.

Success in this position requires an ability to translate market understanding to product definition and ultimately to market adoption. An ability to understand nuance in customer demands and motivate team members accordingly is required. Excellent communication skills and technical understanding will allow the indirect influence across functional disciplines required to succeed.


  • MS in Engineering or technical equivalent and a minimum of 6 years’ experience in the power management industry

  • Experience with multiphase DC/DC converters powering large scale ASIC’s.

  • Experience with digitally enabled power management products.

  • Understanding of control loop theory and its application in power converters

  • Proficiency with a full complement of lab equipment including network analyzers, oscilloscopes and waveform generators. Experience with automation of lab testing.

  • Proficiency in Python, C or other programming language

  • Proficiency in data analysis using Excel or JMP

  • Must possess excellent communications skills, both oral and written.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran

This company is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status.