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Director, Virtual Development Environment



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Posted on Thursday, July 6, 2023

Job Type:  Director, Virtual Development Environment

Travel Required:  Yes

Remote Work Available:  Hybrid


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.


Director or Senior Manager Virtual Simulation Environment  for our Automotive Solution Business Unit 


Our team design and develops simulators and tools for Virtual Simulation Environment of Renesas SoC and MCU to help customers to develop ECUs vehicles more efficiently. We work with team members in development sites all over the world. Renesas has been providing a wide range of automotive semiconductor products (MCUs, SOCs, power devices, etc.) and boasts the second largest market share in the world, and its semiconductor products are installed in vehicles worldwide. On the other hand, with the evolution of autonomous driving and digital transformation (DX), the amount of the software installed in a single vehicle exceeds 50 million lines or more, and the software is becoming increasingly important in the automotive industry. Therefore, our important mission is to provide not only semiconductor products but also software development environment and tools to support our customers' product development. 

In order to support the creation of so-called “software defined vehicles” and provide new value to vehicles, Renesas believes that it is important for our business to break away from the conventional concept of in-vehicle embedded software development and propose / implement Virtual Simulation Environment that contributes to realize DX of vehicle development. Renesas is looking for colleagues who are willing to take on this challenge with us. 


The Job 


  • Recruit, train, and lead a team 

  • Lead development of Virtual Simulation Environment to be provided to Automotive OEM/Tier1 customers. 

  • Plan development with stakeholders such as Sales/FAE/HW design/Quality control. 

  • Research up-to-date technology of Virtualization, Modeling, Simulation, Digital Twin, MBD/MBSE, PLM, … 

  • Make partnerships with cutting-edge companies (e.g., tool vendors, system integrator, engineering service, …), university, research lab. 



Your Profile 


  • Degree of university in the area of electronics or related. 

  • Experience in developing or extensively using simulators (MILS/SILS/SPILS/vHILS)  

  • Expertise knowledge of virtualization technology and SW development. 

  • Experience in discussing semiconductor device specification. 

  • Ability to plan and execute new and unconventional initiatives. 

  • Expertise knowledge of CPU architecture or auto-creation of SW code. 

  • PC software development experience. 

  • Experience in managing software development projects with global development teams. 

  • Embedded software development experience. 

  • SoC/MCU device development experience. 



Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) 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, infrastructure, and IoT applications that help shape a limitless future. Learn more at renesas.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube


Renesas respects all types of diversity and values, and actively works to improve our work environment and foster a corporate culture that accepts and is inclusive of one another. We believe our commitment to diversity and inclusion, and our initiatives are the source of innovative products and services that support our sustainable business growth. For more information, please read through our Diversity & Inclusion Statement.  


Additional Information

  • $186,423 - $310,706 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.