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Avnet NXP Automotive Products Field Application Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

Who We Are:

At Avnet, relationships matter. We are a global, FORTUNE ® 500 technology distributor and solutions company that delivers design, supply chain and logistics expertise to customers at every stage of a product’s lifecycle. Our employees have a front row seat to the latest innovations shaping the world we live in and the future we share. We’re driven to help our customers around the world succeed and we do so by earning the trust of some of the biggest names in technology.

Working at Avnet means being a part of a global team. We work collaboratively and with integrity, doing business the right way. For more than a century, we have partnered together to help our customers, suppliers and teammates realize the transformative possibilities of technology. Experience what’s next at Avnet!

Job Summary:

As an NXP automotive products FAE you’ll utilize your technical & interpersonal skills to drive demand creation for the America's. During pre and post sales engagements with customers you'll move opportunities into design wins and on to production. You’ll partner with local Avnet branch FAE's and Account Managers, along with NXP sales management, to identify new customer projects in: automotive motor drive applications; battery management systems; vehicle gateways; safety management controllers; and industrial safety applications, to define and execute the account sales strategy, and maintain support throughout the customer’s product development cycle.


  • Deliver NXP automotive product roadmaps, features, solutions, and competitive positioning in a persuasive and engaging manner during customer pre-sales meetings.

  • Responsible for understanding the technical requirements/specifications of the customer’s product and architecting an optimum NXP based automotive device solution.

  • Provide NXP technical expertise on product enablement: documentation, NXP and 3rd party tools, demos, reference designs, solutions, etc.

  • Work with your Avnet peers, and NXP technical resources, to debug and resolve customer technical support issues.

  • Train customer engineers, and Avnet FAE’s, on the NXP automotive applications, product portfolio, and enablement tools.

  • Deliver results to quarterly KPI’s – registrations, design wins, and design win revenue.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum experience required is typically 8+ years with bachelor's or equivalent.

Education and Certification(s):

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience from which comparable knowledge and job skills can be obtained.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

  • 4-7 years of experience with ARM cortex A/M/R series core MPU/MCU’s in embedded systems design

  • Experience in Automotive system design and development processes – vehicle architectures, ISO26262, PPAP, preproduction stages

  • Working knowledge of automotive communications standards such as CAN, LIN & Automotive Ethernet

  • Working knowledge of peripherals such as Flash devices (NAND/eMMC), Serial, I2C, SPI, etc.

  • Ability to solve MPU/MCU/embedded systems technical problems by leading the customer through the debug process.

  • Experience developing with RTOS's, and debugging utilizing Eclipse IDE tools

  • Embedded Linux development, with C/C++ experience, is a plus

  • Automotive power supply experience is a plus

  • Motor drive experience is a plus

  • High Voltage Battery Management experience is a plus

  • Experience in PCB layout, signal integrity and EMI ramifications is a plus

  • Excellent listening, written, and verbal communications skills for presenting to customers, and in keeping a large and diverse team current on issues, actions, and strategy.

  • Ability to multi-task and work effectively under pressure in managing multiple customer issues.

  • Travel of varying frequency will be required for this position.


What We Offer:

Our employees work hard to live our values and help us grow. Our total rewards strategy supports Avnet’s ability to attract, engage, develop, and reward our employees, while promoting a diverse and inclusive environment. We offer competitive compensation and benefit programs — from time away and flexible working arrangements to programs supporting employee well-being and opportunities to give back to your community.

  • Generous Paid Time Off

  • 401K and Pension Plan

  • Paid Holidays

  • Family Support (Paid Leave, Surrogacy, Adoption)

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance

  • Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance

  • Health Savings Account / Flexible Spending Account

  • Education Assistance

  • Employee Development Resources

  • Employee Wellness, Leadership Development and Mentorship Programs

Benefits listed above may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Avnet.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills.

Avnet is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy of non-discrimination also applies to religious dress and grooming practices. Avnet will accommodate employee religious dress standards and grooming practices that do not result in undue hardship for the Company. If you are interested in applying for employment with Avnet and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position contact our Human Resources Service Center at (888) 994-7669.