MaxLinear is seeking a talented and driven Principal ASIC Design Engineer to join our high-performing SoC team in either our Irvine, CA design center or our Carlsbad, CA design center and corporate headquarters. The building blocks in the SoCs we develop include DSP functions, CPU subsystems, packet processing engines, and high-speed interfaces. This role focuses on the following:
Responsible for the architecture, design, integration, and verification of communications/digital signal processing (DSP) SoCs
Work with communications systems engineering and product marketing to close design specifications, define block/core/chip architectures and HW/SW partitioning, carry out and verify the design
Mentor junior designers
ASIC design background with hands-on experience in RTL and verification, in-depth knowledge of mixed-signal SoC development cycle and best industry practices, from specification through tape-out and lab validation
Proven track record of success in high-performance/high-volume semiconductor markets
SoC, embedded CPU and bus architectures, networking and control interfaces
Communications/DSP and packet processing algorithms, and efficient implementations
Digital IC design, design for low power and high speed, design for test (DFT)
System modeling, RTL coding, Lint/CDC checking, simulation, synthesis, power analysis, timing analysis in Cadence/Synopsys design environments
Verilog/System Verilog, C, and scripting languages
Embedded systems FPGA emulation, lab debug and silicon performance validation
Project planning and execution, and performing design tradeoffs to achieve performance, power, die size, and schedule targets
Self-motivated, excellent communication skills and ability to excel and to provide leadership in a team environment
MS + 8 years of experience, or Ph.D.
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.
Job Location Carlsbad, California, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular