Principal Application Engineer

Job Description

Renesas Performance Computing Power Application engineering team is 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 Renesas’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 multiphase VR systems, Renesas 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.


Success in this position requires an ability to translate market understanding to product definition and ultimately to market adoption.

  • 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.
  • 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 Intellectual Property. 
  • Interface with key ASIC suppliers to understand requirements and ensure alignment in product development
  • Provide deep technical support and training to advance Renesas’s commercial success.   


  • Master’s degree in engineering or technical equivalent.
  • 10 years’ minimum experience in the power management industry.
  • Must Have experience with firmware-enabled products and powering large scale application- specific integrated circuit (Central processing unit /Graphics processing unit etc.) in the data center market is required.
  • Proficiency with SIMPLIS or similar circuit simulator in a switching regulator context.
  • 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 languages.
  • Proficiency in data analysis using Excel or JMP.
  • Requires ability to translate complex ideas or implementations to a level suitable for less experienced audiences such as customers or field sales staff.
  • Excellent communication skills and technical understanding will allow the indirect influence across functional disciplines required to succeed.
  • An ability to understand nuance in customer demands and motivate team members accordingly is required.

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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