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Sr. Applications Engineer/Product Definer

Location: San Diego, CA
Job Code: 1187
# of openings: 1


Sr. Applications Engineer/Product Definer


Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for high-end consumer, enterprise computing, communications, and industrial equipment. As our future market opportunities have increased in recent years, we have continued to invest in disruptive analog platforms and have created innovative new solutions for a wide range of leading edge products.

The Wireless and Sensing Product Group located in our San Diego office has unique expertise in system level platform solutions for Touch & Proximity Sensing Products.  These are the world's lowest power sensing solutions integrated with best-in-class ADCs for enhanced performance.

These ultra-small, feature-rich sensing devices are optimized for a wide range of mobile applications such as smartphones, tablets, smartwatches and other consumer electronics.

Currently we have an outstanding opportunity in our San Diego office for a talented individual with experience in product applications related to touch and proximity sensing devices in mobile and wearable applications.  The role is responsible to drive and support the technical adoption of Semtech sensing solution in customers’ system.  Additionally, the function is to create new product definitions and determine the use of our core technology in new applications accomplished through direct contact with key customers and internal development teams. Experience in RF technologies (cellular/Wifi) is an additional plus for this position.   


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead new product definition and verification. Collaborate with Marketing and Design Engineering throughout the development phase to ensure compliance to specifications and customer requirements

  • Generate datasheets/characterization/test report, publish application notes and other technical documents to promote Semtech Sensing products

  • Develop evaluation boards/demos including circuit schematic design, PCB layout and related software

  • Work closely with key customers and partners to optimize Semtech sensing solutions (HW/SW) for the target application and become the technical lead to support design-in activity through interfacing with customers, FAEs, sales and factory personnel

  • Visit customer’s site to provide technical support and secure the design

  • Hold technical trainings to sales/reps/distis/partners worldwide

  • Moderate travel required


  • Experience with sensing technologies

  • Knowledge of RF systems is highly preferred 

  • BSc., BSEE or equivalent degree required. MSEE preferred

  • Minimum of 5 years demonstrated, related Applications Engineering experience supporting semiconductor product design

  • Solid analog and mixed signal circuitry knowledge with hands-on experience in system, PCB and touch/prox sensor design.  

  • Proficient in C/C++/C# and experience in embedded processor programming are highly preferred

  • Self-driven, strong troubleshooting skills as well as adhering to project deadlines and business objectives

  • Able to work in and foster a teamwork environment with a demonstrated ability to share the technical knowledge with others

  • Must be an effective communicator with the ability to interface at all levels within the organization, possessing a thorough command of the English language, written as well as verbal

  • Bilingual abilities are a plus (Chinese or Korean) 


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