Director of Application Engineering

Job Description

The Position

Renesas is actively seeking an experienced and dynamic technical leader to fill the role of Director of Worldwide Systems and Applications Engineering for the Performance Core product line.  The Performance Core product line, part of the Performance Computing Power (PCP) division, develops high‑performance digital multiphase voltage regulators for the AI, server, cloud infrastructure, networking, telecom, computing and graphics markets.

This newly created position provides a unique opportunity to shape the systems and applications engineering organization and establish the benchmark for the PCP division.  This role will be responsible for leading a diverse team of engineering professionals located across the US and Asia.  The mission is to create a best‑in‑class systems and applications engineering organization, recognized for engineering rigor, product quality and technical support.

This position is located in Austin, Texas.


Key Responsibilities


  • Lead, mentor, develop and grow a diverse team of systems and applications engineering experts worldwide.
  • Build a high-performing engineering organization by attracting and retaining top technical talent, fostering individualized technical career development, and nurturing future leaders.
  • Streamline and continuously optimize the applications engineering role to drive accountability and results.
  • Own product validation at the system and application level.  This includes developing best-in-class processes, procedures, and automation tools to improve customer experience and accelerate time-to-market.  Collaborate with the product validation team to ensure best-in-class quality.
  • Establish best-practices for the development of superior product collaterals, such as product datasheets, application notes, design guidelines, product errata documents, simulation models among others to ensure robust implementation of our products in customer systems.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including marketing, design, systems, software, test engineering and project management to define, design, and develop world-class products and solutions.
  • Provide leadership and direction to the new product development engineering team, fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment.
  • Stay abreast of technology trends in the cloud infrastructure market.  Understand customer roadmaps, technology trends and future needs.  Develop recommendations and competitive features to keep our products and solutions at the cutting edge through continuous improvement.
  • Establish and foster relationships with technical leaders across the company, to exchange best practices and leverage existing capabilities within Renesas to improve our applications engineering operations.




  • BSEE or related fields with 15+ years of experience in design, systems or applications engineering.  MSEE is a plus.
  • Solid understanding of power management applications and products.  Experience in data center, servers, telecom, networking and/or computing markets.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.  Strong ability to make data-driven decisions and effectively use key performance indicators to measure success.
  • High energy, self-motivated, and go-getter attitude, with a bias towards action.
  • Exceptional communications and interpersonal skills, with the ability to be personable and drive process and organizational changes.  Experience with managing change that resulted in positive outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.  Ability to present complex concepts in a clear, concise and effective way.
  • Ability to collaborate and be effective in a fast-paced environment.

Company Description

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 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.

Additional Information

Renesas Electronics Corporation empowers a safer, smarter and more sustainable future where technology helps make our lives easier. The leading global provider of microcontrollers, Renesas combines our expertise in embedded processing, analog, power and connectivity to deliver complete semiconductor solutions. These Winning Combinations accelerate time to market for automotive, industrial, infrastructure and IoT applications, enabling billions of connected, intelligent devices that enhance the way people work and live. Learn more at renesas.com.

Renesas’ mission, To Make Our Lives Easier, is underpinned by our company culture, TAGIE. TAGIE stands for Transparent, Agile, Global, Innovative and Entrepreneurial. Our goal is to embed this unique culture in everything we do to succeed as a company and create trust with our diverse colleagues, customers and stakeholders.

Renesas Electronics 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.

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