ESD Engineer – IC designer

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IC design engineers - ESD and circuit development

Job opening for masters in electronics
Employees with this profile recently delivered our designs for a chip that measures blood sugar levels through a smartwatch, for automotive communication chips, and for high-speed data center interface chips.

Currently we are mainly working in micro and nano CMOS designs (mainstream for consumer applications), in BCD technology (mainly automotive applications) and in FinFET technology (for the most advanced applications). Everything is silicon.

Job Description

You will join our team of ambitious, innovative and international engineers.

You will design and develop circuits for on-chip EOS (electrical overstress) and ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection of integrated circuits (ICs) in silicon technologies.

You participate in top applied research and work on both internal and international industrial projects with top-10 semiconductor companies.

You follow the scientific literature, actively participate in conferences and enjoy close collaboration and knowledge sharing with your colleagues.

You will develop strategies and solutions at the transistor level, and more complex circuits that go into production in the world’s most advanced factories.

You will experiment in our state-of-the-art lab and also use computer simulations to deepen your insights.


You will join an SME with an extensive international customer base, healthy finances and strong growth potential. We offer a competitive and attractive salary package with various fringe benefits. You can grow and gain continuous knowledge within a stable and prestigious framework. You can take real responsibility and exercise your talents.

You will be in close interaction with companies that are among the absolute world leaders in the semiconductor sector. You will have ample opportunity to design and develop knowledge in the world’s most advanced semiconductor technologies for consumer applications: FinFET-CMOS-SOI, and automotive: BCD.

Your designs will be used in game consoles, smart phones and smart watches, cars and robots, flat screens and Bluetooth applications, airplanes and satellites, and whatever will be the next newest application….

We offer the flexibility of a start-up, the stability of an established, profitable and robust company, with facilities and benefits that match or exceed any other opportunity in our industry.

Because we value this, we operate out of a self-designed BEN (nearly energy neutral) building with spacious workstations, state-of-the-art lab and pleasant rest and meeting spaces. We also facilitate a personalized mix of office and home work.

Job profile

  • You have a master’s degree in electronics, IC design, physics or similar or equivalent through experience
  • You enjoy constantly discovering and solving new technologies and new problems
  • You can work well both independently and as part of a team
  • You demonstrate creative, critical and independent thinking
  • You converse, present and write fluently in English
  • You live in or relocate to the wider region within commutable distance of our location in Aalter, Belgium


Fixed contract – unlimited duration.

Apply and join our team

Place of employment: SOFICS BV - Sint-Godelievestraat 32 9880 Aalter

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