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Staff Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Athens, Greece
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Job Type: Permanent  - Full Time 

Travel Required: Up to 25% 

Remote Work Available: No 


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 portolio 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.


Job Purpose:


Product oriented position with main focus to design, develop and test embedded applications to support customers that have designed-in Renesas chips to get faster into production




No statistical or financial data relevant to the role.



Principal Accountabilities:


  • Development and delivery of embedded SW applications for selected Renesas products.
  • Break down complex software tasks and drive software specification
  • Provision of suitable demonstration vehicles such as evaluation platforms with integrated drivers.
  • Development of suitable guides to enable integration of Renesas software into upper layers of customer software.
  • Documentation of all software including suitable version management.
  • Customer support and interaction including travel to customer premises
  • Support of software integration into key clients
  • Ensure the quality of delivered software to customers
  • Keep track of customer development and provide it as feedback into the development team
  • Mentoring, coaching and technical task supervision of more junior team members



Key Performance Measures:


  • Hard goals: Embedded applications delivered in time for customer designs having also the appropriate quality level
  • Soft goals (competence related), feedback from key relationships.
  • Professional skills (technical skills, customer focus/quality, communication/interpersonal skills, team participation, innovation/problem solving).



Knowledge, Skills and Experience:



  • Bachelor level with approx. 10+ years deep working experience in Embedded SW development, or Academic level with 8+ years of experience.
  • Fully competent in all aspects of software engineering, concerning coding and testing.
  • Very good knowledge of embedded SW development, at all levels of an embedded system (low level drivers, middleware, applications, etc.).
  • Good knowledge of embedded real-time OSs
  • Bluetooth classic knowledge
  • Ability to prioritise work, set goals and meet deadlines for self and others.
  • Very good customer interaction skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Human relations skills are important to convince others (e.g. in projects) based on technical knowledge and shows assertiveness to alert superiors/colleagues.



  • Understanding of HW
  • Audio systems knowledge
  • SW development ARM cortex-M processors
  • Experience in digital hardware and/or RF understanding





Essential: Bachelor’s Degree in software or Computer Engineering / Electrical Engineering


Desirable: Master’s degree in software or Computer Engineering / Electrical Engineering



Key Relationships:


Internal: Design engineers within SW, HW and Customer Support discipline groups, Group / Team leader and project leaders.


External: Customers at technical level, Subcontractors working for Renesas at technical level.