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Staff Application Engineer



Duluth, GA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2023

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.


Seeking an experienced Application engineer to work with the Renesas Memory Interface Validation and Apps team on state-of-the-art products such as RCD and data buffers. This is a position with high visibility and high growth potential.


  • Support product development life cycle from conception to production release. This involves interfacing with multiple functional teams including Design Engineering, Test Engineering, Quality Assurance, and other engineering groups.
  • Achieve thorough and methodic understanding of requirements and challenges from the application environment.
  • Continuously expand detailed knowledge of Renesas Memory Interface product offerings.
  • Work with customers to help them achieve their goals and solve problems.
  • Write application notes and other documentation for external customers and partners, as well as for internal company users.
  • Develop solutions to help maximize performance of Renesas products in the user application environment.
  • Participate in the development of new product specifications to help ensure Renesas products will remain competitive in the field.
  • Design and debug hardware and software for lab validation and qualification purposes.
  • Write/modify Bios code for server board.

Preferred Skills/Knowledge

  • 8+ years of direct experience in post-Silicon applications, debug, and validation.
  • Strong knowledge of DDR3/DDR4/DDR5 and/or SERDES protocols, testing and application.
  • Familiar with computer system architecture, especially for Intel x86 server system.
  • Skilled in the use of lab equipment such as oscilloscopes, pattern generators, ATE, Logic Analyzers.
  • Skilled in test automation development using Python.
  • Experience in high-speed test board design, analysis, and debug.
  • Familiarity with DIMM RCD, Data Buffer and I2C and I3C devices is a plus.
  • Good writing skills desired.
  • Familiar with computer system architecture, especially for Intel x86 server system.
  • Strong experience in ANSI-C programming. Previous experience with BIOS programming is preferred.


  • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related, with 8+ years of relevant experience.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related, with 12+ years of relevant experience.

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.