EE Senior Applications Engineer

Senior Applications Engineer

Location:  Detroit, MI, USA

Position Summary
Develop and lead the deployment of cutting edge user interface solution (e.g. next generation touch controller, stylus, etc.)
Engage with Client’s ecosystem partners to drive the development on of next generation mobile products and reference designs
Lead and deliver projects based Client’s industry-leading controllers
Enable sales and field applications team in North America to rapidly expand customer base and grow revenue from touch products.
Work closely with key customers and partners to advise on best implementation in terms of mechanical design, sensor design, host device drivers etc
Support customers during conception phases of projects
Keep up-to-date with latest technology developments, and disseminate technical expertise across all geographical regions and fictional groups within Client company
Work with and support and train key partners, so that the partners are able to sell complete solutions based on Client’s technology to a broad customer base.
Become a sensing expert and take a leading role in helping to secure new designs and win new customers
This role requires a mix of skills covering some analogue circuit knowledge, firmware, mechanical understanding, some materials knowledge, customer guidance, communications protocols etc

Work with Client’s R&D team in development and deployment of cutting edge touch solutions
Help key customers with designs using Client’s sensing chips
Adapt sensing firmware using C and AVR microcontrollers
Prototype solutions on the bench and create proof of concept demos
Create collateral material, including application notes, white paper, competitive analysis
Visit customers during integration phases where necessary and work through issues with deployment
Participate in regular reviews with customers and internal project management to coordinate activities and disseminate project status
Troubleshoot problems with customer projects or with sense products in general

Mandatory Skills
Experience in leading teams in solving complex engineering problems.
Working knowledge of microcontrollers, firmware, communication interfaces (I2C, USB, SPI), and consumer electronics systems.
PCB layout, modification and prototype construction. A good and practical grasp of mechanical issues related to product design and how to guide customers towards successful touch product deployment.

Preferred Skills
2 years of experience with touch technology is strongly preferred.
Automotive applications experience.

BS Degree in Electronics (Electrical) /Computer Science/Physics/Engineering

MS in Electronics ( Electrical) would be ideal

At lease 7 years of engineering experience in industry, at least 4 years in applications engineering.