Senior Engineer, Memory Design

The Opportunity

Sidense provides secure, very dense and reliable non-volatile, one-time programmable (OTP) memory IP for use in standard-logic CMOS processes with no additional masks or process steps required and no impact on product yield. The Company’s innovative one-transistor 1T-Fuse™ architecture provides the industry’s smallest footprint, most reliable and lowest power Logic Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) IP solution. With over 70 patents granted or pending, Sidense OTP provides a field-programmable alternative solution to Flash, mask ROM and eFuse in many OTP and MTP applications.

Sidense OTP memory, embedded in over 100 customer designs, is available from 180nm down to 40nm and is scalable to 28nm and below. The IP is offered at and has been adopted by all top-tier semiconductor foundries and selected IDMs. Customers are using Sidense OTP for analog trimming, code storage, encryption keys such as HDCP, WHDI, RFID and Chip ID, medical, automotive, and configurable processors and logic.

Sidense is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario and services an expanding worldwide customer base.


As the Senior Engineer, Memory Design, you will provide technical (design) leadership to our OTP/IPS product family. Working with R&D and marketing, you will :

  • Define or maintain product specifications
  • Lead the memory design activity across multiple process nodes
  • Support Product Engineering during silicon evaluation phase to validate assertions from design phase and correlate expected and actual performance


You will also apply your experience to help build our high-performance team, with the opportunity to guidance and mentoring of other engineers and support personnel.

Required Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience leading the specification, development and delivery of memory products through a gated flow process
  • Experience interfacing with foundries, contractors and customers
  • Extensive Knowledge of memory macrocell design, circuit and layout topologies for small and large arrays
  • Demonstrated experience in writing clear, detailed design and circuit specifications
  • Ability to conduct memory performance, power and yield estimates & trade-offs
  • Experience with memory test chip, testing, characterization and reliability qualification
  • Knowledge of analog circuits including voltage references, regulators, charge pumps and power-up circuits, standard cells and I/O libraries
  • Understanding of digital design and verification flow


Why work for us?

Sidense is an innovative company dedicated to becoming the leader in memory IP. This is why skilled, creative and dynamic professionals to join our team. At Sidense, you have the opportunity to work alongside technology thought leaders while directly contributing to the delivery of our world-class OTP IP.

To join the Sidense team:

Email your cover letter and resume in confidence to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. specifying the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your message. Please be sure to provide some insight into your initiative, skills and achievements, and how you plan to contribute toward the growth of our company.

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