Monday, May 20, 2024

JOB: Principal Hardware Engineer At Renesas Electronics In Bengaluru

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Location: Bengaluru

Company: Renesas Electronics

Exciting opportunity to join a newly-created team with the aim of developing system solutions that will help expand the company’s business. You will lead the hardware design of highly integrated systems containing power electronics, analogue and digital subsystems that will serve as demos and reference designs to appeal to the industrial market. You will collaborate across multiple functions to facilitate the integration of multiple subsystems. You will have the chance to use your Power Electronics and Power Management knowledge to contribute to the system design in its conception. This is an opportunity to deepen your expertise and learn about new systems, and to lead the development of demos and proof-of-concepts that might have a direct impact on the business

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We are seeking an experienced Hardware Engineer to join our expanding Systems and Solutions Marketing team. You will work on a mixture of system definition/design and supporting test hardware The ideal candidate will have proven expertise in PCB design and experience in prototyping comprehensive systems that integrate power, analogue, sensor, digital and electromechanical components. A good knowledge of power management (AC/DC, DC/DC and DC/AC power conversion systems) and the ability to contribute to system design and conception is strongly desirable. He or she will be able to design a complete system from concept through proof-of-concept development. Initiative, self-motivation, and exceptional communication skills are paramount for the success of this role.


  • Ability to work on a mixture of system definition/design and supporting test hardware.
  • Lead the design, development, and optimization of complex power electronics hardware, including power converters, MCUs, sensors, analogue components, and electromechanical parts.
  • Translate high-level system requirements into detailed schematics, PCB layouts, and bill-of-material (BOM) selection to support proof-of-concept execution.
  • Apply advanced understanding of power conversion topologies, magnetics, control theory, and power devices to optimize designs for electrical performance, efficiency, compactness, and manufacturability.
  • Perform board-level thermal, signal/power integrity, EMC/EMI simulations, to refine designs before the prototype phase, ensuring the highest quality of output.
  • Ability to break-down activities in sub-tasks and milestones to adhere to timelines and to respect budget constraints.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless integration of hardware components with other system parts, facilitating a cohesive and functional product.
  • Lead the evaluation, troubleshooting, and debugging of hardware prototypes. Identify the root causes of failures and implement corrective actions.
  • Oversee the creation and maintenance of technical documentation. Release and sustain system board designs on the Altium platform to support design reuse and standardization.


  • Qualification in electronics engineering or comparable discipline
  • 12+ years experience in hardware system design and physical prototype validation, specifically in power electronics.
  • Experience in system level and sub-system integration and debug.
  • Sound knowledge of power conversion topologies, magnetics, control theory and power devices.
  • In-depth knowledge of PCB layout techniques in power electronics, and mitigation of the problems/challenges arising in high-power and multi-domain environments.
  • Proficient with simulations and CAD tools (MATLAB/Simulink, SPICE, SIMPLIS…)
  • Proficient with PCB design and simulation tools (eg Altium, Ansys…).
  • Experience in taking system designs from concept to proof of concept.
  • Good understanding of power electronics components (including silicon-based IGBTs, MOSFETs and Wide Bandgap technologies) and their driving.
  • Knowledge of electrical machines and motor drive would be a plus.
  • Knowledge and understanding of medium power (up to several hundreds of kW) and medium voltage (up to >1kV) and related safety issues in testing a prototype in high voltage environment would be a plus.
  • Thermal design experience (loss calculations, simulations and cooling unit specifications).
  • Understanding of EMC/EMI mitigation techniques.
  • Good project management skills and ability to work with limited supervision.
  • Good communication skills and ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment.


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