Program Manager

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Program Management
Full Time


MaxLinear is seeking a Program Manager to join our growing team. In this role, you will focus on the following:

  • Work with cross functional silicon engineering teams to successfully execute new product developments (NPD)
  • Monitor and report on key status
  • Work proactively with leads to manage changes, identify/highlight/resolve issues and mitigate risk
  • Utilize standard templates and methods to create and track program plans
  • Follow NPD processes and ensure quality of the deliverables for every phase of the program
  • Facilitate and track key technical issues with cross functional teams
  • Facilitate cross functional communication and conflict resolution, task prioritization, and key program decision making
  • Inform management of project status and escalate risks/issues for the programs in a timely fashion
  • Track post silicon bugs found in characterization and facilitate the closure of each item towards production release
  • Support engineering leads in detailed scheduling of project tasks and dependencies to ensure phase gate milestones are met to support program goals
  • Prepare and track program budget


  • Some experience within the semiconductor space is required. This can be from within program management or from within silicon, technology or product engineering roles
  • Good communicator and organizer with experience collaborating with cross functional teams in a global matrixed organization
  • Excellent project planning skills including the use project scheduling tools like MS Project,  experience with Excel & PowerPoint and MS Teams
  • Good understanding of IC development and/or silicon characterization/validation
  • Experience delivering semiconductor-related projects on time and within budget
  • Good balance of technical,  program management and interpersonal and skills
  • Ability to see bottlenecks, obstacles and inefficiencies to speed up time to market
  • Experience utilizing phased gate NPD processes
  • Experience with analog/power devices is a plus
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering preferred
  • BS+ 6-10 years of experience, or equivalent

Company Overview

MaxLinear is a global, NASDAQ-traded company (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; Waltham, Massachusetts; Vancouver, Canada; Valencia, Spain; Bangalore and Chennai, 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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