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Principal Power Application Engineer

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Our client, NASDAQ-listed IC design house, is one the top IC vendor in Audio IC area. Currently, they are looking for an AE expert focusing on Power and Mixed Signal devices specially for PC applications. This position plays a fundamental role in bringing next-generation devices for our growing power and battery management business to market by ensuring that customers can easily and effectively integrate our devices into their end products. You'll act as a crucial link between the Field Applications team and Headquarters Marketing and R&D teams, analyzing customer systems and emerging markets, thereby guiding the architectural design for the company's future products. In addition to collaborating with a world-class R&D team, this role offers a rare opportunity to gain industry exposure and management experience in terms of flow optimization for new product deployment and cross-functional cooperation. Ideal for candidates aiming to broaden horizons and expand skill sets for career enhancement. You'll actively participate in ongoing discussions with major platform partners on revolutionary innovations in power architectures. As a core member of the regional Applications team, you'll work closely with the Applications manager and FAE manager on conducting case studies of support challenges and defining, improving, and formalizing the BU’s product deployment procedures, support flow, and collateral. Supporting customers throughout the complete lifecycle of new product development, including integration into the customer product, is a key daily responsibility for this role.

Job Responsibility:

- Collaborate closely with tier 1 customers, field technical teams, marketing, and internal engineering teams to define, architect, and create collateral for customer use cases involving complex IC designs.

- Provide training to the field technical team and, when necessary, offer direct engineering support for Cirrus Logic customers.

- Develop reference designs and demonstration platforms.

- Create application notes, white papers, demo boards, and reference design manuals.

- Execute customer-application focused data collection and circuit analysis.

- Contribute to next-generation product definition.

- Autonomously manage tasks and priorities.

- Expect to be at customer locations in Taiwan monthly, with approximately 5 weeks of travel abroad per year.

- Expect weekly evening calls with Headquarters to help solve customer issues by working with cross-functional teams in the United States.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with 7+ years of experience in the semiconductor industry.

- Fluency in Mandarin and English (speaking and writing) is mandatory.

- Experience working on power products for PC applications.

- Experience with integrated switched-cap converter, DC-to-DC switching buck and/or boost converters, battery chargers, and fuel gauge.

- Demonstrated profound system understanding of various industry interface standards, like I2C, SPI, USB, UART, I2S, or high-speed control/data bus examples.

- Experience in component selection, schematic entry, and knowledge of PCB layout design.

- Familiarity with scripting/programming language such as Verilog, C, Python, MATLAB, or similar.

- Solid hands-on experience in lab equipment such as oscilloscopes, signal generators, spectrum analyzers, and specialized power supplies.

- Proven experience debugging customer system-level issues.

- Effective interpersonal skills, with a track record of interacting directly with customers.

- A strong team player with extensive cross-functional coworking experience that include design, systems, PTE, FA, and program management to drive progress for their product.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

- MS in Electrical Engineering with 5+ years of relevant experience.

- Demonstrated experience in the design and development of power solutions in PC applications (Desktop/Laptop).

- Experience in mobile and or automotive power is also a plus.

At our client, we believe that diversity drives innovation, and we are committed to encouraging an open and collaborative culture where different approaches, ideas, and points of view are respected and valued. We aim to promote a workplace where everyone can contribute irrespective of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, pregnancy status, or disability.

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Semiconductor

Focus: AE, FAE & Technical Support

Industry: Engineering

Salary: Negotiable

Workplace Type: On-site

Experience Level: Associate

Location: Hsinchu City

Job Reference: CB81NK-504C95F4

Date posted: 25 June 2024

Consultant: Joanne Chen

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