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Validation Engineer



Tempe, AZ, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 3, 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.


  • Work for timing products including but not limited to synthesizer, buffers, analog and digital PLLs. The tasks include but not limited to developing validation plans, designing hardware and software for product validation, executing  validation tasks and carring out validation summary and reports.
  • Address product quality issues, highlight bugs to design team and drive improvement and bug fix.
  • Work across with design team, product team, test team and application team for product development from pre-silicon to production release.
  • Support applications for customer issues and provide proper feedback with feasible solutions.


  • Strong understanding of analog and mixed-signal circuits, escpecially PLLs, is required
  • Knowledgeable in timing products and lab measurement methodology
  • Good knowledge and experience in silicon electrical characterization, especially high speed signal measurement
  • Ability to troubleshoot and debug systems, circuits, and devices is required
  • Proficiency in using basic lab equipment including power supplies, oscilloscopes, phase noise system, spectrum analyzers
  • Knowledgeable in termination techniques of transmission lines for high speed signal
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills is required
  • Experienced in developing automation software using Python and/or LabVIEW is a plus
  • Strong organizational skills is required to respond promptly to multiple customer engagements on-going simultaneously
  • Knowing I2C, I3C and SPI protocols is a plus

BSEE or BSCSE + 2 years experience or MS or PhD

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