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Senior Engineer - Applications

Microchip Technology

Microchip Technology

Sterling, VA, USA
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2024

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to be a part of something great? Want to join a 20,000-member team that works on the technology that powers the world around us? Looking for an atmosphere of trust, empowerment, respect, diversity, and communication? How about an opportunity to own a piece of a multi-billion dollar (with a B!) global organization? We offer all that and more at Microchip Technology, Inc.

People come to work at Microchip because we help design the technology that runs the world. They stay because our culture supports their growth and stability. They are challenged and driven by an incredible array of products and solutions with unlimited career potential. Microchip’s nationally-recognized Leadership Passage Programs support career growth where we proudly enroll over a thousand people annually. We take pride in our commitment to employee development, values-based decision making, and strong sense of community, driven by our Vision, Mission, and 11 Guiding Values; we affectionately refer to it as the Aggregate System and it’s won us countless awards for diversity and workplace excellence.

Our company is built by dedicated team players who love to challenge the status quo; we did not achieve record revenue and over 30 years of quarterly profitability without a great team dedicated to empowering innovation. People like you.

Visit our careers page to see what exciting opportunities and company perks await!

Job Description:

Microchip’s Applications Engineering team focuses on helping our key customers understand and integrate Microchip’s suite of devices into their products.


Microchip is looking for an Applications Engineer with a background in high-speed automotive link applications, especially focused upon automotive SerDes. In this position, you will be generating, managing, and maintaining a suite of hardware and software design collateral for Microchip’s latest ASA devices for camera and display applications. You will work closely with Tier 1 OEMs in Automotive, Industrial and Communications and sectors to define requirements, manage deliverables, and support initial design bring-up to full production.

As the part of the ASA support team, you will:

  • Be able to work independently, yet in a team environment

  • Be willing to travel to work on-site at large corporations to debug hardware, software, and firmware while under tight deadlines.

  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to support customers

  • Have a key focus on assisting the customer ramp to production

  • Own the responsibility of providing technical support for customer post-production products.

Specifically, you will be required to understand customer requirements, architectures, and HW/SW designs to help them fully realize all their needed functionality. Also characterize customer related problems, providing timely customer technical support and engineering feedback.


  • Bachelor’s degree in EE, CS, or CE

  • Minimum 7+ years professional experience, ideally with high-speed link including automotive Ethernet, automotive SerDes

  • Experience working with scripts,build tools, and building open-source applications for Linux

  • Experience with automotive camera/display systems

  • Experience with ECU programming including drivers and applications

  • Experience with scripting (Python, Bash, TCL, etc)

  • Experience working with Marketing and Sales teams

  • Customer facing experience

  • Strong teamwork, communication, and presentation skills

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