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Field Application Engineer
Ref No.: 18-00805
Location: Sunnyvale, California
Start Date: 05/24/2018

Job Description
Field Application Engineer - SocioNext - Sunnyvale, CA-SNA00125

Socionext America Inc. (SNA)
Socionext Inc. (SNI) is a new, innovative enterprise that designs, develops and delivers System-on-Chip products to customers worldwide. The company is focused on imaging, networking, server and other dynamic technologies that drive today's leading-edge applications. Socionext combines world-class expertise, experience, and an extensive IP portfolio to provide exceptional solutions and ensure a better quality of experience for customers. Founded in 2015, Socionext Inc. is headquartered in Yokohama, and has offices in Japan, Asia, United States and Europe to lead its product development and sales activities. Socionext America Inc. (SNA), a wholly owned subsidiary of SNI.

We are seeking an Application Engineer for our ASSP group. The Application Engineer will work closely with the Sales and Marketing team and report to the Senior Director of Marketing.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical support to customers, sales and marketing for pre and post sales activities
  • Design and deliver technical presentations at conferences, seminars, shows and customer sites
  • Act as liaison between customers and Socionext to constantly improve the performance on our product portfolio
  • Provide competitive analysis and perform benchmark services to assist sales in winning customer business. Assist with product road-map by providing relevant feedback.
  • Visit customers independently to explore needs (includes trouble shooting) while providing complete solutions as needed
  • Embody Great Customer Service for all of our clients and potential clients
  • Provide technical coaching and guidance for all sales channels
  • Learn, understand and transfer engineering developments and applications from Socionext's engineering teams globally, to local deployments in the USA. Must be able to communicate effectively with core engineering teams in various locations, globally.

Skills and Required Experience
  • 5 years of experience working in engineering or in a technical support role in sales
  • B.S. or M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or a related discipline or equivalent experience
  • Experience with semiconductor industry
    • Chip level hardware experience
    • Chip Design-in and debug
  • Working knowledge of radiowave (RF) sensor or other presence/proximity sensors – data acquisition and processing, from driver firmware level to application software development support
  • Must be able to operate independently in addition to fantastic interpersonal skills
  • Great communication skills are a must. (Ability to speak fluently in Japanese is a plus.)
  • Socionext is a dynamic company; ideal candidates will be highly adaptable and enjoy an environment of change and constant learning/improvement

Preferred Skills

  • The ability to quickly absorb information, get up to speed and work with a mix of electronic technologies
  • Ability to analyze, prepare, and present data surrounding escalated technical issues
  • Expected to be at customers occasionally for field support
  • Consumer electronics, smart home, mobile and/or wearable design-in/win(s)
  • Knowledge regarding FCC compliance is a plus
  • Working knowledge of operating systems

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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