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Staff / IC Design Engineer

Location: Burlington, Ontario
Job Code: 1158
# of openings: 1




Signal Integrity Products – Semtech

IC Design Engineering


Semtech Corporation (NASDAQ:SMTC; is a leading supplier of high-quality analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products.  Semtech is an organization headquartered in Camarillo, California with 31 offices in 14 countries around the world.  We pride ourselves of being big enough to have global reach yet a size where individuals can influence and make an impact through great performance and innovation.   We are presently seeking multiple STAFF/ENGINEER IC DESIGNERS to be located in our Burlington, Ontario office.  This role is a great opportunity to work with a world class IC development team, developing clock-data-recovery, equalizer, transimpedance amplifier, and laser driver integrated circuits operating from 100MHz to 30GHz+. Reporting to the Senior Design Manager, a Staff/Engineer IC Design engineer will supplement our existing team by taking block lead role in the development of high speed IC circuit, from initial concept through to full integration into product and ongoing support of related features for volume production. 




  • Design of high speed IC circuits and layout
  • System modeling
  • Responsibility for delivering high performance circuit block designs
  • Assessing block design feasibility and schedule
  • Preparing block technical reviews and block documentation
  • Working effectively with cross functional teams (marketing, sales, applications, product/test engineering) to deliver IC Products
  • Timely production and delivery of IC circuit designs to specification, technical reviews and product  documentation
  • Effective working relationships developed and maintained at all times with senior designers and engineers




  • BSc degree in Electrical/Electronic/Computer Engineering with focused IC design content (Masters degree preferred, PhD welcomed)
  • 2 to 6 years of experience in IC circuit design, preferably for optical and/or wireline applications
  • Robust foundation of analog circuit theory, transmission lines and device fundamentals
  • Experience of designing in SiGe BiCMOS and/or CMOS
  • Experience in high fidelity or high speed (10’sGHz) designs: VCO, PLL, GA, Equalizers, Drivers
  • Proven drive for results with contributions to high performance, high speed IC designs from concept through to technology with a successful academic or preferably commercial outcome
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good appreciation of the impact of IC layout on circuit performance and circuit design
  • Experienced in Cadence IC design flow and tools
  • Preferred experience of  HFSS, ADS and microwave modeling
  • Ability to interpret lab verification results to support applications and device characterization
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills


Our Team:


We pride ourselves in a fostering an environment that promotes:

  • Work life balance
  • Openness and collaboration
  • Continuous professional self-development
  • Opportunities for considerable financial gain through innovation


Our Location:


Burlington, Ontario, is ranked one of the top cities to live in Canada. Burlington has a care-free, low density, and wholesome community feel, yet is close to major transportation routes, to the cultural centers of Toronto (60km) and Hamilton (20km), and to the U.S. border. It has the Niagara Escarpment UNESCO world biosphere reserve and a pristine shoreline off Lake Ontario. Burlington is also immediately surrounded by other communities (Oakville, Milton, and Mississauga) that offer perfect family living studded with fantastic and diverse opportunities to explore nature and culture.


Burlington boasts great employment opportunities and very low crime rates. More than half of the city is protected conservation, parks and rural spaces. The city offers urban amenities and is home to some of Ontario's top festivals, events, and attractions such as the Royal Botanical Gardens and the Burlington Performing Arts Centre.


Our Company:


Our Core Values are the principles that guide the actions of every individual in the Semtech community.

  • Teamwork and innovation in all areas
  • Treat all individuals with dignity and respect
  • Honesty and integrity in all we do
  • Open and direct communications
  • Fiscal responsibility


Under the Semtech umbrella, a spectrum of technologies is within reach as it provides a working environment that is one of the most balanced semiconductor companies in the industry. These technologies include low-power wireless communications, optical data transport, video broadcasting, power management, circuit protection, touch sensing and more serving smartphones, LCD TVs, notebooks, tablets, smart grid, automotive, automatic meter reading, medical, wireless infrastructure, PON, Internet of Things, and datacenter markets.


Semtech’s Signal Integrity Products (SIP) business unit is a leading provider of semiconductor solutions for a wide range of markets leveraging wire line communications. Our focus is on delivering highly differentiated innovative optical, analog and mixed signal semiconductor solutions to serve the rising global demand for data transmission bandwidth. Semtech’s solutions improve performance, reliability, simplify design, lower system costs, and speed time to market. We offer one of the industry’s most comprehensive portfolios of wire line transceiver IC products ranging from 100Mb/s-100Gb/s.





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