Applications Engineer

Tokyo, Japan
Program Management – Program Management /
Full Time /
At UEI you will be part of a world class team that is working to innovate and revolutionize the meaning of ‘wireless control’. Whether it’s via chips, software licenses or turnkey products, we are continuing to reinvent how consumers interact with devices and services in their home.
 Each day we make the connected home smarter, easier to connect and use, and more sustainable. We delight our Fortune 100 customers such as Comcast, Apple, Samsung, Google, Vivint and Daikin with ground breaking wireless technology solutions such as advanced, voice-enabled remote controls, cloud control solutions, extreme low power Bluetooth silicon with energy harvesting capabilities, smart thermostats and sensors and many other IoT solutions.

The Applications Engineer is a key technical interface to our customers, working in cooperation with Sales, and taking the lead driving towards the best solution, considering both hardware and software at the device level. The goal is to bring the product to development, utilizing strong technical, interpersonal, and leadership abilities. UEI is a global lead in the design and manufacture of remote controls, sensors, and software and chipsets that detect and determine how to control devices. You will work internally with software teams, product management, Sales, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial design, and other teams to define the product before the start of development. 
We are looking for a self-starting individual who is a strong communicator, an energetic contributor and a person who is assertive and clever enough to guide customers to win-win solutions for both parties. 


    • Define product requirements (RFQ/Proposals) based on discussions with the customer
    • Create and maintain product specification summarizing engineering product requirements, software, electrical & mechanical needs
    • Explain performance/cost tradeoffs of various approaches
    • Gather members of UEI engineering team to discuss engineering approaches and tradeoffs
    • Drive progress on design, feasibility, and cost information
    • Lead unit cost and NRE estimations, and inform Sales
    • Discuss software product details with contract manufacturers based in China 
    • Determine feasibility of integrating UEI software into customer product ecosystem
    • Support the Sales team as the lead engineering expert in key high-volume customer meetings
    • Manage status in online integrated cloud-based project management tool


    • Hardware and software experience
    • Strong communication, interpersonal and project coordination skills
    • Strong ability to drive progress and ensure deliverables are not missed
    • Knowledge and passion for consumer devices
    • Fluent Japanese and strong English language ability
    • Willingness and ability to travel as needed to customer sites.
    • RF technologies, especially Bluetooth / RF4CE / Zigbee
    • Voice, audio, microphones, audio compression
    • C and Linux experience, have written code on some level
    • HDMI CEC/EDID interfaces
    • Worked on one or more of these product types: IPTV / OTT / STB / IoT / TV / HVAC


    • BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science
    • Graduate from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree, preferably in compliance & ethics, business administration, communications, or related field.
    • Work Conditions
    • 40-hours plus per week
    • Physically able to participate in training sessions, presentations, and meetings.
    • Sitting for extended periods of time; Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, etc. 
    • Travel domestic or international as needed.
Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ: UEIC) is the worldwide leader in universal control and sensing technologies for the smart home. Its broad portfolio of patents includes QuickSet® software that utilizes the world’s most complete knowledge graph to detect and interact with thousands of entertainment and smart home devices. The company designs, develops, and manufactures innovative products that are used by the world’s leading brands in the audio, video, subscription broadcasting, connected home, home energy management, and mobile device markets. UEI’s many first-to-market innovations have helped transform the home entertainment control, home security, and home energy management and sensing industries.

Universal Electronics Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer. We are proud of our diverse workforce and we believe having diverse teams that everyone brings their whole self to work everyday is key to all of our success. We welcome all people of different experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and abilities.