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Sr Staff Field Applications Engineer (FAE)- Minneapolis, MN Region



United States
Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2023

Job Type:  Permanent - Full Time 

Travel Required:  Up to 25% 

Remote Work Available:  Yes 


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.


Renesas has an opportunity for a Sr. Staff Field Applications Engineer (FAE) located in the Central/Mid-West region - Minnesota is preferable.  The primary area of focus will be microcontroller applications across a wide range of electronic markets, including the use of Renesas’ industry leading ARM Cortex-M based RA family and also proprietary cores in the 32-bit (RX series) and 16-bit (RL78 series) families of microcontrollers.  Related experience in MPU (Linux), and Wireless Connectivity is a plus. Tasks include customer portfolio presentations, design recommendations, technical reviews and analysis, and support of customer design and debug efforts. The individual should be skilled at presenting to a large group, as well as being proficient in the lab environment with electronic diagnostic equipment.  There will be frequent interaction with other groups and team members to help drive new business.


Minimum Requirements
BS - Electrical, Electronic or Computer Engineering

5+ years of industry related experience.


To be effective in this role, this engineer is expected to:

  • Recommend and implement MCU and MPU/SoC solutions to customers
  • Establish close working relationships with direct sales and distribution in support of customers
  • Establish close working relationships with relevant marketing partners in support of customers
  • Take customers’ designs to revenue by providing prompt & thorough technical support
  • Use expert knowledge to tailor feedback to the product division for new product development
  • Present at Renesas technical conferences and facilitate product specific customer training
  • Some travel, as needed, for customer engagements and or training events (25% or less)


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with microcontroller/processor HW, FW, system SW and integration.
  • Strong code development and debugging skills in embedded C, both with and without RTOS.
  • Experience with reviewing schematics and understanding PCB layout.
  • Experience with ARM based core architectures (Cortex-A, M & R).
  • Experience with a wide range of MCU/MPU peripheral interfaces; Ethernet, CAN, UART, SPI, USB, I2C, and analog channels.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are mandatory, as customer interface will be a significant aspect
  • Self-motivated team player who is able to take direction, manage multiple tasks, and communicate effectively.


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.