Life at EnSilica

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EnSilica is all about the people we employ; people who not only have immense engineering talent, but the drive and enthusiasm to apply it across a diverse range of challenging projects.

EnSilica is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We measure our success by customer satisfaction and the quality of the solutions, services and designs we deliver. Our approach is to develop long-term relationships with our customers and encourage strong partnerships with our suppliers, while providing meaningful and challenging work for our staff in a friendly, professional working environment. The company is headquartered in Oxford, UK and has offices in India and Brazil.

What we Believe In

• Listen well and demonstrate humility
• Trust colleagues, assume good intent
• Collaborate across boundaries
• Seek out diverse thought and background
• Show empathy for others

Our Culture

EnSilica has the mindset for growing it’s operations and expanding the range of services and products it offers. This mindset is backed by a) a solid strategy for becoming a significant player in the global market of chip design & supply, and b) competent management that execute this strategy successfully. EnSilica also gives staff the opportunity to continuously grow their skills and competencies and keep them in the forefront of the silicon industry’s professional standards.

ChristosEnSilica Engineer

A good work culture is directly proportional to good productivity. At Ensilica, we have very healthy global work culture which brings out best of their capabilities and skills of an employee. Happy to be part of Ensilica family

NarasimhaEnSilica Engineer

Ensilica is a great place to work. The projects are diverse and challenging and the Engineering team’s are some of the best.

CraigEnSilica Engineer

For every good start in our career a very basic foundation should be strong ,inspite of getting all the theoretical knowledge from the college hands on experience/industrial knowledge is very important with a good MENTOR. I found the best ones at ENSILICA

KavyaEnSilica Engineer

Ensilica’s work culture is the opportunity and flexibility it gives me to learn and shape my career the way I imagine it to be. For me it’s the opportunity to diversify your knowledge and skill set, and grow within the company that stands out. There seems to be a genuine culture of wanting to support one another.

AlemEnSilica Engineer

Ensilica is a great place to work, Here we create a culture of innovation. We always feel appreciated , Motivated, and empowered

YuktiEnSilica Engineer

EnSilica is a great place to work. The culture is transparent, every employee is given a chance to be heard, with ample opportunities for those who want to build a career here. It is an organization with an innovative and entrepreneurial approach that distinguishes it from its competitors. EnSilica’s flexible approach to work is ideal for an excellent work life balance, so that I can spend time with my family and kids

GabrieleEnSilica Engineer

EnSilica always gives me an opportunity to learn by working with the right people and giving the freedom to express and be creative in problem solving.

ArunEnSilica Engineer

My induction was excellent – being mentored for the first few months with regular 1 2 1 sessions, so that I quickly understood company procedures and processes. I like to think I am fully integrated into the EnSilica family.

WayneEnSilica Engineer

I joined EnSilica as a fresh graduate out of university; over the last three years I have had support and mentoring from all of the friendly and highly knowledgeable team. EnSilica projects are always interesting, engaging and more than often – challenging (but that is where the fun is!).

JamesEnSilica Engineer

I joined EnSilica as a graduate engineer and have, since then, had invaluable opportunities to broaden my knowledge about the industry. The projects undertaken here are diverse and interesting and the senior engineers are approachable and always eager to answer questions. I look forward to my future at EnSilica and the many more things I am sure to learn working here.

OmotadeEnSilica Engineer

I really enjoy being part of a very knowledgeable and supportive team

KonstantinosEnSilica Engineer

Ensilica’ s support for employees’ ability to learn and translate that learning into action is commendable.

DivyaEnSilica Engineer

Work Life Balance

Work Life Balance

Our Vision

  • To be the premier application specific chipmaker in Europe.
  • Through our flexibility, engineering excellence and quality focus, EnSilica strives to increase our customers’ competitiveness, through the use of custom silicon.
  • To create a profitable, value creating company based on the design & supply of digital, analog and mixed signal IC’s.
  • To be considered a great company by our key stakeholders – customers, suppliers and staff.
  • To build value over the coming years that will deliver financial benefit to all staff through a stock-option scheme.

Our Values

  • To treat our employees and contract staff with dignity, respect and equality.
  • We understand the importance of diversity as a driver for innovation and success.
  • To recognise and reward the contributions and accomplishments of our employees.
  • To provide a dynamic and enjoyable working environment, where staff have the opportunity to work on varied, interesting and challenging projects.
  • To continually strive for improvement through training and learning.

If you currently work in ASIC development and are ready to take your next career step then please send us your details. We are always looking for the brightest and best engineers in the country – people who can really make a difference.

Information for Recruitment Agencies

Please note that EnSilica does not accept unsolicited CVs or sales calls. Agencies should, therefore, not contact us on a speculative basis.

UK Opportunities

Job Title: IC Project Manager
Location: UK (Didcot, Bristol, hybrid)
Reporting to: VP of RF and Comms BU
Contract Type: Full time permanent position – Normal working hours Monday to Friday 37.5 hours week – some flexibility will be required

We are seeking an IC Project Manager to deliver one of our key ASIC development projects. The candidate should be experienced in managing multiple teams in the field of semiconductors. The ideal candidate will have recent experience of taking an IC project from specification to tapeout.


  • Take charge of a new ASIC programme starting with the specification phase and managing the team all the way through to tape out or production.
  • Complete project setup including building resources, planning schedules, risk analysis, quality plan, reporting structures, baseline budget etc.
  • Be responsible for tracking all defined tasks through regular meetings/reports from the engineering team and updating the project plan / status report
  • Ensure that any exceptions to the original plan are reviewed and corrective actions identified to bring the project back on track or appropriate changes made to the plan
  • Track projects spend and revenues throughout the project and provide inputs into the business unit and finance department and provide ongoing profitability projections against budget
  • Maintenance of Action Log and timely closure of actions
  • Report project status to the customer
  • Ensure that the project is fully aligned with the ISO9001:2015 QMS and all required review meetings and quality records are generated and stored in the appropriate location. Chair all key review meetings to ensure that the requirements of the review have been completed
  • Provide leadership and motivation to the whole team through strong communication, professional behaviour and mutual respect
  • Release deliverables to the customer that are under the authority of the Project Manager
  • Support the Business Unit to plan and cost Change Requests and new opportunities to support the delivery of a winning proposals
  • Contribute to internal process improvements to improve overall efficiency

Education / Key Skills / Experience


  • Proven successful management of at least one multi-disciplined project covering areas such as digital design, verification, physical implementation, analogue and mixed signal, silicon validation, embedded software and PCB design
  • Excellent people management skills and be able to manage both the customer and the team
  • Experience working with ASIC and VLSI design flows and its inter dependencies: the candidate should be able to have high level technical discussions with the tech leads, related to IC development schedules, cost or quality aspects
  • Able to monitor and control the project development guided by well-defined metrics
  • Experience driving a multi-site project and hybrid working
  • Master degree in Electronics Engineering or related discipline


  • Experience in running silicon projects from concept to production release
  • Experience working in a dynamic engineering environment
  • Previous, “hands-on” silicon development experience in a functional area such as front end design, verification or physical implementation, will be an advantage


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated achiever who gains satisfaction from providing excellent customer service and has a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Credible with the customer and the engineering team
  • Ability to cope with change

Position Specifics

The position offers a competitive salary as well as the opportunity for the successful candidate to play a key role in a rapidly expanding company with the ambition to be the world’s preferred mixed signal ASIC partner.
This role is flexible, some UK and occasional international travel is required.
Applicants must have the right to live and work in UK.