Digital Design Engineer

Job Code: 3123

Business Address / Job Location: Unit 601, 1726 Dolphin Ave. Kelowna, V1Y 9R9 British Columbia

Duration: Permanent Position

Group: Mixed Signal IC Design

Degree Requirements: BSEE

Work Experience: 2+ years of 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:

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

Areas of Responsibility

Our ASICs are based on state-of-the-art CMOS technologies containing large digital blocks and precision analog circuits. As a Digital Design Engineer, you will be working in a dynamic team environment where innovation is highly regarded. You will be responsible for the digital design portion of highly integrated, mixed signal integrated circuits developed for use in the ESS portfolio of products. You will be interacting with analog engineers to deliver mixed signal solutions.

The successful candidate will have 2+ years of experience in the Verilog language, will be comfortable with Digital Signal Processing concepts, and will have advanced knowledge of ASIC or FPGA design. Experience writing testbenches and proficiency in Modelsim is required. An understanding of design for test and integration of digital with analog designs is an asset. Proficiency in MATLAB, embedded systems programming, common communications protocols such as I2C, I2S, SPI and USB, Xilinx FPGA tools, as well as strong debugging skills are preferred. The ideal candidate will also be comfortable with common lab tools, such as oscilloscopes, function generators, power supplies and soldering equipment.


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

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