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Principal System Engineer



Other Engineering
Farmington Hills, MI, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 2, 2023

Job Purpose:

System architect for gate driver unit (GDU) for automotive and adjacent industrial applications including traction inverters, onboard chargers, and DC/DC converters

Create and own systems requirements document (SRD) encompassing the device, evaluation board, user guides, application notes, and necessary tools to design in the IC

Develop system behavioral models to describe the use case of the IC product

Influence product roadmaps

Act as the technical conduit between product architects and customers, field teams, marketing teams

Principal Accountabilities:

Lead and drive interactions with customers, marketing teams, and field and understand the customer end application/system

Understand the system and define the most important customer problem that has to be solved

Benchmark state-of-the-art devices in the market

Closely work with product architect to ensure flawless product definition and development of product datasheet

Articulate device value proposition in the customer application

Collaborate with applications team to develop the collateral needed to design in the product

Lead first-time IC bring up

Collaborate with marketing on opportunity management and design in technical support

Key Performance Measures:

Number of SRDs

Accuracy of SRD

Effectiveness of systems behavior models

Technical innovation in product definition

Share knowledge in and outside the company using technical collateral

Demonstrate elements of Spirit of Renesas in all aspects of work

Minimum Qualifications:

BSEE with 8+ years professional Experience OR MSEE with 5+ years professional Experience

Deep experience, knowledge and skills in customer applications including functional and diagnostics solutions.

In-depth experience with PCB schematics and layout and corresponding CAD tools

Experience with signal processing and control theory

Experience with simulation tools such as Pspice and Matlab

Experience with EMI and ESD

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

Experience with developing functional safety solutions

Track record of successful new product execution

Strong communication, technical presentation, and documentation skills

Cross cultural awareness and sensitivity.

Results-oriented and able to deliver on-time under tight schedule pressure.

Flexible to undertake occasional international travel at short notice.

Internal interaction with IC product architect, business marketing team, applications engineering team, and field teams in Renesas

External interaction with Renesas’s customers and partners