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Texas Instruments

FAST Rotation Program - Field Applications Engineer Track - Santa Clara, CA

Architecture and Engineering


Full Time

On Site


Santa Clara, California, United States

We can't predict what the future holds, but we know Texas Instruments will have a part in shaping it.
TI’s FAST (Field Applications & Sales Training) Rotation Program is designed to prepare Sales & Applications team members for customer-oriented careers that pair technical skills with business perspectives. The program provides experiences that help rising TIers understand how to successfully grow TI’s business and to thrive throughout their entire TI career. There are two available FAST program tracks: (1) Field Applications and (2) Technical Sales.

This 12-month experience aims to establish rising Field Applications Engineers (FAEs) as technical TI experts with customer engineers and internal teams. The track includes three 4-month rotations*:

  • Rotation 1 - Field Sales Office (FSO): The FSO rotation is centered on learning how to work directly with customers to solve technical challenges, and to ultimately maximize TI’s revenue by providing customers with the systems-level solutions that best address their design needs. Among other aspects, the FSO rotation focuses on analyzing technical trade-offs, understanding component selection, and solving design and cost challenges.
  • Rotation 2 - Systems Engineering & Marketing (SEM): The SEM rotation provides hands-on experiences that help future FAEs understand how various TI components fit together to provide systems-level solutions for customer designs. This rotation focuses on technical product selection, schematic/layout capture, PCB layouts, fabrication processes, board bring up and validation.
  • Rotation 3 - Mass Market Field Apps: This rotation provides opportunities to talk to real customers and understand how to begin engagements and present our value. Leverage TI MM Tools and resources to win.

Upon successful completion of the Field Applications Engineer track, rotators are welcomed as FAEs on TI’s Worldwide Sales & Applications team. After the program this role will be located in our Field Sales Office in Santa Clara, CA.

FAE responsibilities include:

  • Using various sales tools and relationships with design engineering to identify all potential projects
  • Providing customers with proactive proposals for complete, system-level solutions that maximize TI content
  • Using broad technical expertise to influence customers’ part selection process while favorably positioning TI versus competition

Why Santa Clara, CA
Our Santa Clara site is in the heart of Silicon Valley in California, enabling close relationships with many of our key customers, engagement with Silicon Valley start-ups and access to R&D centers from worldwide corporations. Our site population represent many organizations across TI, including Analog Power Products, Analog Signal Chain, Technology and Manufacturing Group, Sales, Kilby Labs and support functions. Since the weather is pleasant year-round, you’ll often find employees eating lunch outside by the pond, playing volleyball or walking around the lush campus. Our proximity to the Caltrain station makes it easy to jump on the train to go to San Jose or San Francisco.

Outside of work, our employees enjoy the many outdoor activities within close proximity to the Bay Area such as hiking, backpacking, camping, skiing, surfing, boating, kayaking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, etc. You can head up to Napa and Sonoma to explore wine country. You can head south and ATV on the beach. There are loads of breweries, bars, and incredible restaurants, both in San Francisco, San Jose, and the smaller cities in between. There are almost too many options. As an added bonus, you almost never have to worry about the weather, because it only rains for a few months in the wintertime.

Texas Instruments will not sponsor job applicants for visas or work authorization for this position.

Minimum Requirments:

  • Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering or related field
  • Cumulative 3.0/4.0 GPA or higher
  • Basic understanding of schematics, layouts and digital components
  • Knowledge and understanding of analog circuitry (examples include: op-amps, DC/DC power, data converters, sensing, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with lab equipment such as oscilloscopes, along with soldering and debugging skills
  • Programming skills in C/C++ (LabView recommended)
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work in teams and collaborate effectively with people in different functions
  • Strong time management skills that enable on-time project delivery
  • Ability to build lasting, influential relationships, both inside and outside the organization
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Ability to take initiative and drive for results
  • Ability to influence decisions through a sense of urgency and competitive drive

Why TI?

  • Engineer your future. We empower our employees to truly own their career and development. Come collaborate with some of the smartest people in the world to shape the future of electronics.
  • We’re different by design. Diverse backgrounds and perspectives are what push innovation forward and what make TI stronger. We value each and every voice, and look forward to hearing yours. [Register to View] for additional information on benefits and other compensation elements for eligible TI employees.
    Texas Instruments is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, disability, genetic information, national origin, gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

    If you are interested in this position, please apply to this requisition.