ON Semiconductor Senior Digital Design Engineer in CA, Canada

Position Description

As a senior ASIC design engineer in the field of digital circuits design, the incumbent will be expected to be current in the state of the art design methods and be active in developing and improving our design process.

The Company

ON Semiconductor is a premier supplier of high performance silicon solutions for a diverse range of energy efficient electronics. The Signal Processing, Wireless, and Medical (SWM) Division enables developers of advanced medical technology to solve unique design challenges in hearing health, implantable and other medical applications. We bring silicon to life and are driven by our role in helping people to hear and helping to keep hearts beating. Our product portfolio includes digital signal processing (DSP) systems, mixed-signal Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs), miniaturized packaging, along with software and development solutions. We invite you to join our innovative team and truly make a difference in someone's life.

The Team

ON Semiconductor’s SWM Division requires an enthusiastic, technically skilled, and highly organized individual to work as part of the ASIC design team on the development activities for our mixed signals products, in collaboration with other departments worldwide. Our products are designed for low-power applications in several key markets including medical, audiology (hearing aids), audio, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and IoT.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead feasibility of new products and the development of chip specification based on customer and marketing requirements.

  • Low power integrated circuit design using Verilog/VHDL, and verification using either VHDL or Verilog/System Verilog.

  • Evaluation and characterization of integrated circuits in a lab environment with preference for ability to script tests for automation.

  • Support of internal and external test development activities as well as pattern generation for production tests.

  • Preparation of technical reviews and product documentations.


  • Minimum a Bachelor degree in electrical/computer engineering or equivalent.

  • 4-6 years of direct design experience in industry pertaining to Digital IC design and development.

  • Must have a proven track record of successful digital IC designs from concept to working products.

  • CAD tool expertise including logic synthesis, STA, DFT/ATPG, Logic Equivalency Checking. Experience in P&R is an asset.

  • Exposure to DSP, microcontrollers and programming in assembly and C.

  • Experience with FPGA will be an asset.

  • Ability to automate verification and design tasks with Python or TCL.

  • Expertise in instrumentation and measurement methodologies.

  • Ability to operate as digital lead designer for complex digital/mixed-signal chips.

  • Ability to work with analog designers and to collaborate with remote cross-functional teams.

  • Self-motivated individual, innovative, confident, thorough and team oriented.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication.

ON Semiconductor offers accommodations during the recruitment process for applicants with disabilities. Should you require accommodation through this process please advise Human Resources. Information received relating to the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

Job: Engineering

Title: Senior Digital Design Engineer

Location: CAN-CA-Waterloo

Requisition ID: 1802262

ON Semiconductor is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other federal, state or local protected classes. ON is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals, regardless of protect class status.