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Field Applications Engineer

Job Overview:

The Field Applications Engineer (FAE) is part of the indie sales and marketing team, responsible for helping find and win business for indie for their geographic and market area.  The scope of responsibilities includes customer identification, account development, winning deals, negotiation, contract administration and long-term account development, plus representation of the customer perspective inside indie and making a strong internal business case.


This role is key for indie to develop and drive its continued growth by leveraging its core strengths while finding creative ways to apply those strengths to customer issues. The role needs to work collaboratively with the marketing, applications and design engineering teams to identify opportunities, develop and win designs. The role should also help marketing with identification of customer needs leading to new product concepts, roadmaps and associated strategies.


The role has responsibility for helping win key business at indie target accounts and overall responsibility for building and maintaining indie technical credibility with the customers.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Analysis of customer requirements for fit with existing or potential indie products and capabilities

  • Identification of new business opportunities and classification by attractiveness, technical difficulty, added value likely offered/offerable by indie

  • Collaboration with sales, marketing and factory apps team to gain accurate and collated information on opportunities

  • Technical debug of customer-related issues, coordinating with the Engineering department as required, and acting as the representative of Engineering in front of the customer

  • Management, tracking and progression of customer-related technical issues, expediting resolution of problems and complaints

  • Day to day management of time to appropriately deploy their resources in the most effective way

  • Technical Sales material – use, familiarity and modification of material to optimize it for customer requirements

  • Participation and initiation of customer-related seminars and meetings to promote indie capabilities in order to proliferate the use of indie products among the customer base

  • Identification of material needed to help drive sales and technical adoption of indie products and assistance in initiating and writing such material

Main Requirements:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or related engineering field

  • Knowledge of microprocessor-based mixed-signal embedded systems, including firmware development and use

  • At least 10 years of experience in semiconductor technical roles

  • Strong sense of customer orientation

  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills

  • Engineering credibility in front of customers and within indie

  • Demonstrated ability to confront tough issues and work under commercial pressure

  • Expected to travel ~25% of the time (indie HQ, other geographic areas in which your key accounts are present)

  • Position reports to EVP of Sales and Marketing.

Job Location: Any indie sites (US, UK, Germany)

HR Contact:

Human Resource Department


Telephone: 949-608-0854