Analog Product Definer and System Architect (11785780) Freescale Semiconductor Inc.
Primary Location: US-AZ-Tempe (AZ34)
Job Field: System Architecture
Education Level: Master's Degree
Job Type: Experienced
Relocation Available?: Yes
Freescale Semiconductor is the global leader in embedded processing solutions, supporting the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. From microprocessors and microcontrollers to sensors, analog ICs and connectivity, our products are and have been the foundation to the innovations that make our world greener, safer, healthier and more connected. Freescale is committed to attracting great talent, who are not only technically skilled, but are creative, passionate, and who get excited when confronted by challenging problems and new opportunities. Although we are a diverse set of over 18,000 people located around the world, we are all driven by a culture of ownership, teamwork, and results.
Freescale?s Analog & Sensor Group?s (ASG) mission is to provide a broad portfolio of differentiated analog, mixed-signal, and sensing solutions that enable our customers to realize compelling products for the automotive, industrial, communications, medical, digital networking, and consumer markets. The Analog and Sensor?s Group is leveraging its renowned expertise in developing analog and mixed-signal products for automotive applications to launch novel products in the industrial, medical, and consumer space that complement Freescale?s industry-leading MCU products, algorithms, and software solutions for a diverse range of motor control applications.
This analog product definer position reports into the Analog Driver business unit. The Analog Driver business unit develops and markets a broad portfolio of integrated and stand-alone motor control drivers for brushed DC, stepper, brushless DC (BLDC), PMSM, and relay-driven motor control applications. Our target applications include not only automotive (body electronics, chassis, power-train, cooling, etc.), but also industrial, medical, and consumer. The business unit develops differentiated products by leveraging the capabilities of Freescale?s proven SMARTMOS process technologies.
The Analog Definer and System Architect will:
Work with customers, sales teams, applications and design engineers, and the product line manager to identify, specify, and propose new products.
Negotiate product specification details with the customer and also have the ability to articulate the linkage between performance criteria and device specs.
Assist product marketing with deriving and validating value propositions and competitive analysis.
Collaborate with marketing and applications to define customer support collateral for target markets and applications
Understand competitors? products and solutions and the evolution of target markets.
Master?s Degree (or equivalent) in Electrical/ Electronics engineering or related discipline. Specific domain knowledge in power electronics, power management, motor control, motor drivers, and analog systems desired.
5 plus years of industry experience in the role(s) of analog/power/mixed-signal circuit designer, applications engineer, systems engineer, product test engineer, system architect or product definer.
Direct experience in a previous customer-facing role(s) is highly desired.
Experience and ability to model circuits and /or systems using SPICE, MATLAB, Simulink, or SystemC is also a strong plus.
Prior experience in developing or supporting motor control products is highly desired.
Personal Characteristics & Behaviors:
Candidates must be well-versed at communicating technical needs and requirements (both in writing and orally) with internal teams and external customers.
Candidates must be able to work and contribute in a team environment.
Candidates must be able to work effectively with functional teams and customers located across the globe.
The ideal candidate is adept at translating a customer?s end-equipment and/or applications requirements into system and ultimately application specific standard product (ASSP) and integrated circuit (IC) level product specifications.
Willingness and ability to travel to customer meetings located around the world (15%-25% of the time).
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