Director of Applications Engineering

Job Description



Director of Applications Engineering


Cree is looking for a worldwide leader of Applications Engineering for the LED Product Business Unit. The leader is responsible for a matrixed group of global field and factory applications engineers, including North American and Asian technology centers. The leader will own all aspects of Applications Engineering and will be a key leader focused on developing and enabling growth strategies for the LED Products division.


  Duties and responsibilities

  • Manages, directly or indirectly, teams of employees that are dedicated to the Applications Engineering team
  • Leads the effort to develop, organize, and deploy technical product applications information and processes to the field
  • Participates and leads pre-sales support for new products ensuring our customers can quickly adopt our latest LED technologies.
  • Develops distribution partner application training strategies, and ensures that our distribution partners have the most up-to-date information
  • Distills and deploys best known methods to the global field applications teams to drive business growth
  • Manages Cree’s global applications labs and ensures consistency between sites
  • Oversees Cree’s participation in global standards boards
  • Takes a lead role in strategic customer meetings, and owns solving any applications related items.

Required Skills and Experience

  • 5-10+ years of customer-facing semiconductor applications engineering or leadership experience
  • BS/MS in engineering is required. 
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally 20%-40%
  • Demonstrated strong problem solving and analytical skills. Ability to expose, resolve, and/or lead the resolution of problems urgently.
  • Must have demonstrated global leadership experience, preferably in semiconductor market


Company Overview

Since our beginning 30 years ago, we have introduced innovative and disruptive solutions that enable a more efficient, productive and safer world. We continue our leadership in developing market-leading lighting-class LEDs, lighting products and semiconductor products for power and radio frequency (RF) applications. We believe in unlocking the power and potential of technology, enabling the world to do more with less. We aim to transform the way people experience light and are also leading the innovation of Power/RF products that move us toward a more energy efficient future.

Be part of our future and have a direct impact while working for an organization that provides a place to work alongside brilliant people, a competitive total rewards package, and a problem solving culture. We invite you to submit an application if you feel we would be a good fit.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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