Senior Staff Test Development Engineer

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Operations & Process Technology
Full Time


MaxLinear Austria is seeking a highly experienced Test Development Engineer to join or growing team.

The successful candidate will be based in our office in Villach (Austria) and will work closely with design and engineering teams in Villach as well as MaxLinear and supplier teams across the globe.


In this role, you will be responsible for the development of ATE test solutions for highly integrated RF SoC ICs for Wireless and Cable applications, from the test concept, through first silicon evaluation, to the ramp of the test package in high volume production

  • Develop test programs and design test hardware, including evaluation, debugging, optimization and production transfer
  • Develop characterization programs and analyze resulting performance data
  • Cooperate with circuit designers, product engineering, and other cross functional team regarding test evaluation, qualification, analysis and debugging of first silicon as well as in the failure analysis
  • Define and realize test cost ratios and maintain test package during ramp-up and volume production


  • Deep knowledge of RF, Mixed Signal, and Digital principles
  • Strong expertise in developing multi-site Advantest 93K test solutions for complex SoCs and developing high performance RF ATE hardware
  • Highly skilled in Java, C, C++, C# or automation scripting
  • Experience with electronic bench-test equipment: oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, pulse and signal generators, power supplies, DC source/measure
  • Knowledge of DFT / DfM / DfA methods
  • BS in Electrical Engineering or related + 10 years of experience, or MS + 8 years of experience, or Ph.D. + 5 years of relevant experience in the field of IC Test development
  • Fluent English skills

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, striving to improve the world’s communication networks for everyone through our highly integrated radio-frequency (RF), analog, digital, and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for access and connectivity, wired and wireless infrastructure, and industrial and multi-market applications.


We hire the best people in the industry and engage them in some of the most exciting opportunities that connect the world we live in today. Our growth has come from innovative, bold approaches to solving some of the world’s most challenging communication technology problems in the most efficient and effective manner.


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 that drive 4G and 5G infrastructure; enable data center, metro and long-haul optical interconnects; bring 10Gbit to the home; power the IoT revolution; and enable robust and reliable communication in harsh industrial environments. Over the years, we’ve expanded through organic growth and through several acquisitions that have perfectly complemented our existing portfolio and enabled us to deliver complete end-to-end solutions in our target markets. One such example was the acquisition of Intel’s Home Gateway Platform Division that added Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and Broadband Gateway Processor SoC technology to our connected home portfolio creating a complete and scalable platform of connectivity and access solutions to fully address our customers’ needs.


Our headquarters are in Carlsbad, near San Diego, California. We also have major design centers in Irvine and San Jose, California; Vancouver, Canada; Valencia, Spain; Bangalore, India; Villach, Austria; Munich, Germany; Israel; and Singapore.


We have approximately 1,500 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 employees 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 the best and most innovative products on the market.


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