World Respected Leader
You’ll be working with a company that has, for over 20 years, been a trusted patent and technology partner to some of the world’s most successful companies. Our clients are a veritable who’s who in the semiconductor and electronics industry. These global giants trust us to help them build a competitive advantage and to protect and grow the potential of their intellectual property.
We have one of the most advanced in-house technical labs in the world with state-of-the-art equipment, such as a high precision Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM). If going deep inside technology to discover a product’s “secret sauce” gets you pumped up, then you belong here.
Have a peak at our technical blog to get an idea of the range of products that we love to analyze, day-in and day-out.
Continuous Learning and Innovation
“Don’t tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon,” said artist Paul Brandt. We agree. That’s why learning and innovation is nurtured, recognized, and rewarded at Chipworks. Expect ongoing formal and informal educational opportunities and encouragement for new ideas through our invention and patent programs. There are no limits to what you can do here. We insist!
We have weekly and monthly staff meetings where we share candid details about major wins, successes, corporate performance to plan and what’s coming up next. Lunch-and-Learns are also hugely popular venues featuring details on a latest technology or photos from an inspiring vacation – and everything in between. These and other venues provide everyone with opportunities to get involved, ask questions, share their ideas, and be part of a dynamic team.
Have Some Fun
We’re not saying life’s a beach every day at Chipworks, but we do have our own volleyball court!
Some of our many initiatives include, seasonal celebrations held throughout the year, our Summer Student Program which employs children of our employees and activities to raise funds for United Way.
Oh and don’t be too surprised if you see the hallways and corridors taken over by the occasional mini-putt game!
Here’s the thing: in between analyzing some of the world’s most sophisticated consumer electronic equipment and their patents, we do make time for fun. Things you can look forward to when you join Chipworks include:
- Themed BBQs
- Annual golf tournament
- Charity day for each employee
- Employee-funded in-house yoga and boot camp with professional instructors
- Pick-up hockey and a summer softball team
- Fitness reimbursement program
Voted a Top Workplace by Employees
Every year the Employees’ Choice Awards honours organizations within the National Capital Region that go above and beyond in recognizing the importance of their employees. What makes these awards so noteworthy is that they are based on the input of employees who participate in anonymous surveys. We were honoured with this important award in 2014-15 and have received it 6 times since it was introduced in 2008.
Here are a few examples of comments made by Chipworks employees when responding to the Employees’ Choice Awards survey conducted by Ottawa Business Journal and Talent Map. If you like what you see, you belong here.
Current Job Opportunities
Thank you for your interest in Chipworks. Click below for our current opportunities.
Don't see an opportunity that taps your skills and interests? Don't worry. We're always interested in hearing from talented individuals who want to help us deliver world-class solutions to our clients.
Join our Network of Professionals
We often engage professionals from around the globe in a variety of consulting and project-based work.
Examples of expertise we typically draw on to deliver world-class patent and competitive technical analysis solutions include: semiconductor design and fabrication, systems and software.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! We work with our staff to find a balance between both work and family needs by offering flexible hours and schedules. We recognize a standard work week, typically from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Depending on your role, you will have the ability to shift your hours to facilitate the flexibility you need while contributing to Chipworks’ success.
The benefits of regular physical activity are well known: lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, improved physiological well-being, and higher energy levels, to name a few. We see this as a tremendous low-cost, high-value benefit to all employees and helps promote a healthier you. Simply enroll at your favorite fitness center and we reimburse you $200 annually towards the cost of membership. Not a fan of fitness centers? You may also choose to use this reimbursement towards the cost of a variety of sports activities, including our in-house yoga or boot camp classes.
In-house yoga and boot camp
Many of our employees enjoy onsite yoga and boot camp classes. Led by professional instructors, these classes run during the lunch hour and help promote mental and physical fitness through strength, flexibility, and restorative stress management techniques.
Vacation purchase or sell program
While we encourage all employees to take full advantage of their vacation allowance to recharge; you may need less or more time off. Our vacation purchase program gives you the flexibility to buy more time and take that extra special vacation. Or you can sell vacation time to pocket some extra money.
Comprehensive benefits are part of our full-time permanent employee compensation package. These kick-in from day one and include:
- Family/single health
- Family/single dental
- Life insurance
- Travel medical coverage
- And more!
Our Ottawa office is five minutes from the Queensway and has lots of free parking when you arrive. Robertson Road is also well serviced by buses with stops within a quick stroll. We also have a bicycle rack for our many avid cyclists!
We support a number of give-back initiatives including:
- Annual Charity Day for employees to use
- Various fundraising activities throughout the year including bake sales, lunch fundraisers, and competitions
- Support for United Way and other local charities
We enthusiastically support an annual Summer Student Program which promotes work experience for children of employees. We also provide ongoing opportunities for high school and college/university co-op students to learn in an apprenticeship-style setting.
Absolutely, we want your CV! We keep track of all resumes using our searchable database and regularly reach out to experienced professionals for contract, consulting, or project-based work. If you have experience within the semiconductor industry and/or patent experience, please send us your CV and tell us about your interests and how you would like to contribute to our amazing team.
Chipworks is home to a multicultural workforce that thrives on a strong sense of camaraderie, mutual respect, and shared goals. More importantly, ours is an environment and culture that celebrates, rewards, and recognizes individual contributions and successes. Defining attributes of the Chipworks culture include:
- Customer focus – we are dedicated to and passionate about providing the highest quality solutions to some of the world’s most successful companies
- Open communication – we use weekly and monthly meetings to openly share what is happening and invite all employees to participate with Q&As
- Focus on continuous learning – we take everyone’s career growth seriously and provide ongoing educational opportunities and individualized development programs
- Team environment – our team members work closely, sharing information in an informal and highly collaborative atmosphere
- Fun – while we all share an excitement for leading-edge technology, the workplace is also punctuated by many fun activities including themed BBQs, family events, and annual golf tournaments, to name a few