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Renesas Senior Director of Silicon Carbide Materials and Reliability in Boston, Massachusetts

Senior Director of Silicon Carbide Materials and Reliability

Job Description

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced individual to lead our Silicon Carbide (SiC) materials and reliability division. As the Senior Director, you will play a pivotal role in driving the research, development, and implementation of SiC materials (especially epitaxy) across various applications, ensuring reliability and performance excellence. This position requires a deep understanding of SiC materials, along with expertise in reliability engineering and a proven track record of leadership in a technical environment.


  1. Leadership and Strategy:

  2. Provide strategic direction and leadership for the SiC materials and reliability division, aligning with overall company goals and objectives.

  3. Develop and execute a comprehensive roadmap for advancing SiC materials and reliability, considering market trends, customer requirements, and technological advancements.

  4. Research and Development:

  5. Lead research initiatives to enhance the understanding of SiC materials properties, performance characteristics, and reliability mechanisms.

  6. Drive innovation in SiC materials design, processing, and manufacturing techniques to improve performance and reliability metrics.

  7. Collaboration and Cross-Functional Engagement:

  8. Foster strong collaborations with cross-functional teams including engineering, manufacturing, quality assurance, and product development to ensure seamless integration of SiC materials into products.

  9. Work closely with external partners, research institutions, and industry consortia to stay abreast of emerging trends and technologies in SiC materials and reliability.

  10. Quality Assurance and Reliability Engineering:

  11. Establish and implement robust reliability testing methodologies and protocols to assess the performance and durability of SiC materials under various operating conditions.

  12. Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance the reliability and longevity of SiC-based products, addressing failure modes and root cause analysis.

  13. Team Management and Talent Development:

  14. Build and lead a high-performing team of scientists, engineers, and researchers, providing mentorship, guidance, and professional development opportunities.

  15. Foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and excellence within the SiC materials and reliability division.


  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related field.

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in silicon carbide materials research, development, and reliability engineering.

  • Proven track record of leadership in a technical or R&D environment, with experience managing interdisciplinary teams.

  • Deep understanding of SiC materials properties, processing techniques, and reliability mechanisms.

  • Expertise in reliability engineering methodologies, failure analysis, and statistical analysis techniques.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across functions and levels of the organization.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute strategic plans, prioritize initiatives, and drive results in a fast-paced environment.

Company Description

Renesas is one of the top global semiconductor companies in the world. We strive to develop a safer, healthier, greener, and smarter world, and our goal is to make every endpoint intelligent by offering product solutions in the automotive, industrial, infrastructure and IoT markets. Our robust product portfolio includes world leading MCUs, SoCs, analog and power products, plus Winning Combination solutions that curate these complementary products. We are a key supplier to the world’s leading manufacturers of electronics you rely on every day; you may not see our products, but they are all around you.

Renesas employs roughly 21,000 people in more than 30 countries worldwide. As a global team, our employees actively embody the Renesas Culture, our guiding principles based on five key elements: Transparent, Agile, Global, Innovative, and Entrepreneurial. Renesas believes in, and has a commitment to, diversity and inclusion, with initiatives and a leadership team dedicated to its resources and values. At Renesas, we want to build a sustainable future where technology helps make our lives easier. Join us and build your future by being part of what’s next in electronics and the world.

Additional Information

Renesas Electronics Corporation empowers a safer, smarter and more sustainable future where technology helps make our lives easier. The leading global provider of microcontrollers, Renesas combines our expertise in embedded processing, analog, power and connectivity to deliver complete semiconductor solutions. These Winning Combinations accelerate time to market for automotive, industrial, infrastructure and IoT applications, enabling billions of connected, intelligent devices that enhance the way people work and live. Learn more at .

Renesas’ mission, To Make Our Lives Easier, is underpinned by our company culture, TAGIE. TAGIE stands for Transparent, Agile, Global, Innovative and Entrepreneurial. Our goal is to embed this unique culture in everything we do to succeed as a company and create trust with our diverse colleagues, customers and stakeholders.

Renesas Electronics is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to celebrating diversity and fostering a work environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

  1. Department Engineering

  2. Location United States remote

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