Microchip Technology Sr. Embedded Solutions Engineer / Sr. Field Applications Engineer - Timing in Chicago, Illinois


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As a Timing Embedded Solutions Engineer (ESE/FAE) , you will engage with clients to create technical solutions while identifying and building new business using your engineering expertise. You will be expected to reframe their thinking and build consensus for Microchip’s solutions, co-creating value by delivering the freedom to innovate.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides pre-sales and post-sales technical support for the development and implementation of complex products, applications and solutions across all Microchip product lines, with an emphasis on Timing Solutions.

  • To be an authority on all phases of Timing Solutions, including Clock Tree requirements analysis, Schematic and PCB Layout design and reviews, and Timing System measurement and analysis tools.

  • Advise on implementation of innovative ideas and solutions for assigned clients.

  • Utilize engineering design skills, techniques and knowledge to help the client decrease time to market, reduce overall system cost and improve end product performance.

  • Utilize the Microchip Client Engagement Process to drive design wins to revenue at assigned clients

  • Use insight and influencing skills to offer clients unique perspectives on technology that links to Microchip solutions.

  • Identify key client stakeholders and coach them to build consensus for Microchip solutions within their organization.

  • Contribute and participate within a global team environment to successfully develop and implement strategies for assigned clients across all global locations.

  • Communicate effectively with Microchip Business Units for technical assistance and provide quantifiable feedback to measure ROI in assigned client investments (solutions and products).

  • Coach, mentor and train other ESEs as needed.

  • Assist launches of new product introductions



Engineering Skill Set Required

  • Must have in-depth experience with Crystal Oscillators (XO, VCO, VCXO, TCXO, OCXO), and/or Atomic References

  • Must have thorough understanding of jitter, phase noise, Frequency accuracy and stability as it refers to these products.

  • Ability to design and implement interfacing to different high speed logic systems such as LVPECL, LVCMOS, LVDS and HCSL

  • Must have creativity and initiative to see a client need and do whatever it takes to meet that need including bringing in other Microchip solutions.

  • Must have the ability to engage with the client deep enough to be able construct a system level timing block diagram of the product being developed.

  • Board level experience including power supply decoupling, crystal circuit layout, high speed signal terminations and routing.

  • System level debug with the ability to dig into system level issues to assist clients in identifying the root cause.

Qualifications and Experience

  • 7+ years of relevant industry experience with Timing architecture definition, design, and support, including High Speed Serial IO and/or Networking

  • 5+ years of experience with lab equipment such as oscilloscopes and signal analyzers.

  • Experience in making wide bandwidth or very high bandwidth measurements using Oscilloscopes, and phase noise using spectrum analyzers.

  • 5+ years of experience in semiconductor applications/sales.

  • Strong problem-solving and debugging skills, with ability to work in a matrixed team environment.

  • Familiarity with military and aerospace products and designs are bonus.

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science with a strong academic track record.


  • Technical Skills (see Engineering Skill Set Required).

  • Strategic/Critical Thinking—Systematically solves problems and hypothesizes possible client pain points, expectations, and implicit needs; brainstorms with team members to devise solutions to solve complex client challenges.

  • Communication—Tailors communication to the client’s needs with authority; effectively delivers presentations and has strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Interpersonal Influence—Uses rational and emotional drivers that would appeal to clients to drive conversations to elements of value for both parties.

  • Networking—Identifies the right client stakeholders and builds connections quickly to drive consensus for design wins; works cooperatively with a wide range of internal stakeholders for success.

  • Ownership—Goes out of his or her way to complete a task and has relentless drive to achieve results; is independent and self-directed, and takes initiative.

  • Workflow/Project Management—Sets clear, realistic, and time-bound objectives that align to business growth; breaks each objective into tasks and process steps that can be achieved within a realistic timeframe.

  • Adaptability – Ability to manage multiple customer engagements simultaneously, and work with client design teams across a variety of markets and applications. Identify and communicate Microchip product differentiators targeting specific customer products.


  • Microchip’s non-commissioned total compensation and benefits package includes a competitive base salary, bonus aligned with company goals, employee stock purchase program, health insurance coverage, etc.

  • Opportunity to manage technical projects at accounts on an entrepreneurial and collaborative basis.

This job requires access to technology, materials, software, or hardware that is controlled by the export laws of the United States. Candidates are required to provide proof of either U.S. citizenship, Permanent U.S. residency, or classification as a protected individual as defined in 8 USC 1324b (a) (3).

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Applicants with Disabilities

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