Analog Systems and Applications Engineer -- Motor Drives (11786341) Freescale Semiconductor Inc.
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED Primary Location: US-AZ-Tempe (AZ34)
Job Field: System Architecture
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
Job Type: Experienced
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.
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 Systems and Applications engineer position reports into the Product Line Manager in the Analog Drivers business unit. The Analog Drivers 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.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Analog Applications Engineer will:
Provide customers phone, e-mail, and/or on-site technical support for our ASG products.
Answer technical questions on the proper use, configuration, and implementation of our product in the customer application. Advise and assist customers with circuit schematics, PCB layouts, and component selection, as well as debug of system problems.
Develop and execute technical training for customers as well as internal and Distributor Field Application Engineers (FAEs)
Provide product- and system-level debug and analysis support to the Freescale Quality team for customer device returns.
Write data sheets, errata, reference manuals, application notes, layout guidelines, and other technical collateral for each product.
Validate applications use-cases via simulations and lab measurements and analysis and assist the design, product engineering, and test engineering teams during the entire new product development cycle.
Develop evaluation boards, demos, and reference designs including delivery of demo software and driver code and well-written documentation.
Perform competitive product and BOM level analysis and provide inputs on roadmaps and new products ideas to Marketing and the Product Definers.
Contribute to the overall corporate and divisional goals of minimizing costs, contributing to the intellectual property bank, quality and reliability improvement, and customer goodwill.
Willingness and ability to travel for customer support located around the world (5%-15% time).
Excellent communication skills are essential for this role where the engineer must have the ability to fluently discuss technical details with customer hardware engineers and internal IC design, product and test engineers.
Bachelor of Science (BS) or higher degree in Electrical/ Electronic engineering or related disciplines. Specific domain knowledge in power electronics, power management, motor drivers, or analog systems desired.
5+ years of industry experience in analog/power/mixed-signal applications engineering, embedded systems, systems engineering, circuit design, or product test engineering. Direct experience in a previous customer-facing role is highly desired.
Relevant experience in motor/motion control in the fields of automotive, industrial, consumer, or medical applications is highly desired.
Excellent hands-on lab debug and analysis skills using state-of-the-art bench level test equipment is required. Engineer will be expected to bring up new products and debug customer issues and returns.
Familiarity with writing assembly and embedded C code to write demo and test hardware code is highly desired.
Experience with EMC/EMI mitigation techniques and measurement equipment is desired.
Expert-level proficiency with CAE tools in order to capture schematic and PCB designs, create and release artwork, parts procurement, and initial sample assembly is desired.
Ability to analyze and solve problems with minimal direction in a fast-paced and multi-tasking environment by leveraging your formal and informal network of advisors, mentors, or senior engineers.
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