General Information

Req #
Career area:
Hardware Engineering
Friday, October 21, 2022
Working time:
Additional Locations
* Japan - Kanagawa - Yokohama-shi

Why Work at Lenovo

Here at Lenovo, we believe in smarter technology that builds a brighter, more sustainable and inclusive future for our customers, colleagues, communities, and the planet.

And we go big. No, not big—huge.

We’re not just a US$70 billion revenue Fortune Global 500 company, we’re one of Fortune’s Most Admired. We’re transforming the world through intelligent transformation, offering the world’s most complete portfolio of smart devices, infrastructure, and solutions. With more than 71,500 employees doing business in 180 markets, we help millions—not just the select few—experience our version of a smarter future.

The one thing that’s missing? Well… you...

Description and Requirements

Roles and responsibilities

-       Understand next-generation chipset specifications and create basic designs and prototype models

-       Appropriately understand the requirements from customers and the marketing department, perform high-level hardware design, and create technical specifications.

-       Perform detailed hardware design (circuit diagram, layout, wiring) based on technical specifications

-       Conduct unit tests or direct external development partners

-       Work with chip suppliers to debug and fix issues

-       Collaborate with ThinkPad mechanical and thermal design team to optimize motherboard shape and component placement

-       Collaborate with ThinkPad's software development team to optimize performance and power management

-       Collaborate with purchasing engineering team to optimize subsystem implementation

-       Communicate with product quality assurance and product engineering departments, identify and report on problem situations, and negotiate on problem corrections.

-       Collaborate with overseas ThinkPad development teams and development partners outside Lenovo to support ThinkPad development work

-       Report the development status to the project manager and people manager.

Key Interaction with:

• Inside the Lenovo Yokohama office

o Circuit design, mechanical design, thermal design, BIOS/EC development, driver development, subsystem development

o Product quality assurance, product technology

• Overseas Lenovo offices

o ThinkPad China Development LAB (product development work)

o Procurement Engineering (China/Taiwan/USA)

o Manufacturing plant (China)

• Outside Lenovo

o Overseas partners (mainly Taiwan)

o Suppliers of each component (Intel, NVIDIA, etc.)

Requirements: Must Have

-       More than 5 years of experience in electrical design and development of electronic devices such as PCs, tablets, and digital home appliances

-       Understand the specifications of chipsets, GPUs, subsystems, etc.

-       Understand motherboard circuit diagrams and IC layouts

-       Understand graphics interface standards and specifications

-       Ability to communicate in English to conduct technical discussions in emails and meetings with overseas suppliers (reference: TOEIC score of 650 or higher. Applicants whose native language is not Japanese must have the ability to communicate in Japanese (Reference: Japanese Language Proficiency Test N2 or higher)

Requirements - Good to Have

- Experience in designing and developing PC graphics boards

- Experience in GPU-related design and development for PCs, tablets, digital home appliances, etc.

- Knowledge and practical experience to explain to others about hardware design of Intel CPU/Chipset and NVIDIA/AMD GPU

- Detailed knowledge and understanding of graphics interface standards and specifications

- Knowledge and practical experience to the extent that you can explain to others about high-speed bus architectures (electrical standards and bus protocols) such as USB/Thunderbolt/PCIe/SATA

Additional Locations
* Japan - Kanagawa - Yokohama-shi
* Japan
* Japan - Kanagawa
* Japan - Kanagawa - Yokohama-shi