Application Engineer (1386) Wilsonville, Oregon

Company:  Mentor Graphics
Job Title:  Application Engineer
Job Location: US - OR - Wilsonville
Job Category: Applications Engineering


Mentor Graphics Corporation (MENT) is a global technology leader in Electronic Design Automation, providing software solutions that help engineers around the world design and manufacture new and highly innovative products.  Each year, our customers use our tools to push the boundaries of technology and physics in order to deliver smaller, faster and more reliable products that run the world’s high tech devices. 


Position Overview
As an Applications Engineer (AE), you will be contributing to the success of the existing Inside Sales team by introducing technical solutions to both existing Mentor Graphics’ customers and potential future customers. The primary focus will be on Mentor tools that support system design within the PADS Flow including; schematic capture, physical PCB layout, constraint / component management, and interface with manufacturing.

As an AE you will also:
•Provide remote product demonstrations for & articulate competitive positioning of Mentor Graphics’ family of PCB design and analysis/simulation software in pre-sales situations to optimize and streamline design processes
•Assist the Inside Sales Representatives to determine sales strategies by identifying and qualifying the match-up between customer needs and Mentor Graphics’ software products
•10% - 15% travel will be involved, exclusively within the United States.


Job Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess the following combination of education and experience:
•BS/EE or equivalent, MS/EE preferred
•2-5+ years hands on experience in system design including, schematic capture, constraint management, and physical board layout
•Understanding of the fundamental elements involved in the PCB Design Process from concept to manufacturing required
•Demonstrated ability to build strong rapport and credibility with customer organizations required
•Strong written and verbal skills are required, published technical papers and presentations a plus
•Signal / Power Integrity theory and applications, PCB transmission line structure, and Verilog/VHDL, a plus
•Experience with competitive and associated flows such as library management and data management, a plus


Mentor Benefits
Mentor Graphics believes in fostering a work environment that promotes a healthy work-life balance.  Our world class benefits package includes up to 32 days of vacation/holiday pay per year, 401k matching, Stock purchase plan, annual performance reviews/bonuses, education reimbursement, partially paid Medical/Dental/Vision insurance and much more.  Our Wilsonville site also has an onsite, 24/7 workout facility, full service cafeteria, day care center, basketball courts, sand volleyball, and daily exercise classes. 

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