Layout Designer

Job Code: 3081    

Location: Unit 601, 1726 Dolphin Ave., Kelowna, V1Y 9R9, British Columbia

Duration: Permanent Position

Requirements: BSEE and 3 years of industry experience

Our Location

Our Kelowna Design Center is located in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, a region known for its wineries, long hot summers and exceptional skiing. We offer the unique opportunity to design and develop highly integrated, mixed signal circuits for audio/video consumer electronics applications in one of the most beautiful locations in North America.

About ESS Technology

Our knowledge with signal converters has lead to some of the world’s best audio DACs and ADCs. This experience along with a commitment to producing the very best with a “hands-on” approach to all aspects of design, gives a working environment and quality of life that is second to none. 

Main Duties

  • Custom layout of analogue circuits at the block and chip level in low and high voltage CMOS technologies. 
  • Completion of layout through DRC, ERC, LVS and Extraction flows using a combination of leading edge and customised CAD tools.
  • Adherence to best practice for current carrying, parasitic minimisation and compactness.
  • Teamwork with circuit designers to optimise and sign off work.

Minimum Experience Requirements

  • Of emphasis is first-hand experience of CMOS integrated circuit layout in a commercial and results driven environment.
  • Proficiency with leading CAD layout tools and flows (Cadence, Mentor) and UNIX scripting environments.
  • Good time management and communications skills for efficient and effective results, and the ability to participate as a team member. 
  • Good communications skills in English to a level that you are able to confidently present designs to colleagues at design reviews.
  • Good knowledge of device physics is a strong plus


ESS Technology, Inc. offers MSP-BC, Extended Health Care, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and Life Term benefits.

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