ON Semiconductor Senior Applications Engineer in Sunnyvale, California

Senior/ Staff Applications Engineer

At ON Semiconductor’s Mobile Solutions Group, we enable the most important names in the mobile world by developing innovative and reliable solutions. Our products provide a better user experience for millions of people globally, through our state of the art power management solutions for smartphones, tablets and home automation.

Our customers consider us trusted partners and through these partnerships we continue to build our expertise and creativity. The ‘Point of Load’ applications engineering team plays a critical role in the success of this business. This team needs a self-driven engineer to provide technical leadership, and be instrumental in taking us to the next level of power management solutions for our customers. The following describe the specific role with expected timeline to achieve certain milestones.

  • Take ownership of strategic customers and become their trusted partner,for the purposes of technical support of ON Semiconductor’s silicon productsand associated customer systems within first year and half.

  • Prove yourself to be a key member of the applications engineering teamby contributing to product definitions based on system and validationexperience within one year.

  • Provide value to the applications team through technicalmentorship/leadership to junior engineers. Sharing knowledge of switching powerconverters and evaluating systems with team members will help you achieve thismilestone quickly.

  • Solve technical issues for customer that use our silicon products intheir systems, and thereby establish your team as a reliable partner. Astructured and scientific approach to debug, thorough documentation skills, andability to present results and conclusions to customer will help in excellingat this.

  • Travel to customer offices/labs in order to support system bring up,debug issues, provide training and participate in meetings for new solutions.

  • Provide general technical support on schematic/PCB designs, guidance onsilicon product application in system over email/phone/in-person.

  • Demonstrate technical skills in the lab through planning, execution, anddocumentation of silicon validation for new silicon.

  • Design evaluation PCBs through industry standard schematic and layouttools.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or relateddiscipline will provide the appropriate academic background for this role.

  • 4 to 6 years of experience, with some or all of it related to powermanagement would be optimally suited for this position.

  • Experience as a customer facing engineer demonstrating customer support,bench validation and debug on high performance electronics. Experience in Automationof lab equipment is a bonus.

  • Experience handling multiple priorities and tasks is a necessity tomanage the challenging environment of ON’s Mobile Solutions Group.

  • Experience working with large cross-functional teams will help achievethe above milestones quicker.

  • Experience with product definition or input to product definition willhelp you become a leader within the team.

  • Ability to work in both an office environment and in the lab on a dailybasis will ensure you are setup for all facets for the job as a Senior / StaffApplications Engineer at ON Semiconductor.

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON) is driving energy efficient innovations, empowering customers to reduce global energy use. The company is a leading supplier of semiconductor-based solutions, offering a comprehensive portfolio of energy efficient power management, analog, sensors, logic, timing, connectivity, discrete, SoC and custom devices. The company's products help engineers solve their unique design challenges in automotive, communications, computing, consumer, industrial, medical, aerospace and defense applications . ON Semiconductor operates a responsive, reliable, world-class supply chain and quality program, a robust compliance and ethics program, and a network of manufacturing facilities, sales offices and design centers in key markets throughout North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific regions. For more information, visit http://www.onsemi.com

Job: Engineering

Title: Senior Applications Engineer

Location: CA-Sunnyvale

Requisition ID: 1800958

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