Technical Director, Systems Engineering

MaxLinear Inc. - Irvine, CA 92618

Posted a month ago

MaxLinear is seeking a Technical Director within our Systems Engineering team in either of our design centers in Carlsbad, CA or Irvine, CA. In this role you will develop and support complex semiconductor communications products. This team participates in all stages of developing the most compelling broadband communication chips being developed today. Our chips contain advanced RF, mixed-signal and analog broadband frontends integrated with digital signal processing, sophisticated modem technology, and control & signal processing firmware running on a CPU system. We are looking for a technical leader who thrives in a high-energy and dynamic company. Primary responsibilities will include:



Definition of features and technical requirements



  • RF Systems architecture design and RF line-up analysis

  • Broadband and optical systems architecture design

  • Strong, consistent communication with marketing and customer on evolving product requirements

  • Project lead for the system engineering team to drive the design, implementation, and debugging of complex verification & validation (V&V) FPGA platforms emulating all functions of a design and post-silicon V&V, troubleshooting and debug

  • Alpha-customer support, and the development of marketing and applications collateral


Required Skills

This versatile and dynamic team incorporates key individuals with a diverse range of experience. The ideal candidate will have expertise in at least 2 of the following areas:




  • RF Systems modeling, architecture line-up, and analysis

  • Wireless or wire line connectivity protocols, standards and system implementation including interoperability and compliance testing

  • Strong knowledge of Microwave backhaul broadcast protocols and standards

  • Strong knowledge of Microwave theory, DSP, and communication theory

  • RF/analog/mixed-signal/digital hardware board design, development, and debug

  • Strong hands on experience on RF equipment for bench testing characterization and test automation

  • System integration of hardware, firmware, and embedded systems development

  • Tier 1 customer support and new product introduction experience

  • MSEE with 12 years of semiconductor hardware development experience or PhD with 7 years of experience



Company Overview


MaxLinear is a global, New York Stock Exchange-traded company (NYSE: MXL) where the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well. We are a fabless system-on-chip product company, designing highly integrated, radio-frequency, and mixed-signal Communications ICs for broadband and infrastructure applications.




We hire the best people in the world and engage them in some of the most exciting opportunities in our broadband and infrastructure markets. Our growth has come from innovative, bold approaches to solving some of the world’s most challenging communication technology problems.




MaxLinear began by developing the World’s first high-performance TV tuner chip using standard CMOS process technology. Others said we couldn’t achieve the extremely high performance requirements using CMOS, but we proved them wrong and achieved enduring global market leadership with our designs. Since then, we’ve developed a full line of products for satellite communications, cable modems, and terrestrial TV; diversified into high speed products addressing Datacom applications such as 400 Gbps fiber-optic interconnect chips for high-speed networks; and MoCA technology for home networking.




Our headquarters is in Carlsbad, near San Diego, California. We also have major design centers in Irvine and San Jose, CA; in Vancouver, Canada; in Valencia, Spain; and in Bangalore, India.




We have approximately 800 employees, a substantial majority of whom have engineering degrees, and include masters and Ph.D. graduates from many of the premiere universities around the world. Our engineers thrive on innovation, outstanding execution, outside-the-box thinking, nimbleness, and collaboration. Together, we form a high-energy business team that is focused on building great products.


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