Principal Product Engineer

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Product Engineering
Full Time


MaxLinear is seeking an experienced Principal Product Engineer to join our growing team.  In this role, you will work closely with Design and Engineering teams in Singapore as well as MaxLinear and supplier teams across the globe.

  • Responsible for ensuring the testability and manufacturability of highly innovative integrated SOC for Wireless applications, from the component feasibility stage through production ramp and high-volume manufacturing
  • Post-silicon validation, analysis and evaluation of new and redesigned products, product characterization and support of product qualification
  • Yield stabilization and optimization during ramp-up and high-volume manufacturing
  • Electrical analysis of customer returns and production problems
  • Implement cost reduction and improve projects with respect to yield, test cost and delivery quality
  • Product responsibility after completion of the development during the high-volume manufacturing phase until end of life and technical interface for the production sites


  • Solid knowledge in the various fields of IC development (design, test, analysis, verification, layout) and IC production (technology, wafer processing, assembly, production test, quality and reliability, yield, logistics)
  • Deep Knowledge of RF, Mixed Signal and Digital principles
  • Good understanding of potential process variation impact on analog / RF design
  • Awareness of potential performance impact of package BOM on analog / RF
  • Knowledge of DfT / DfM / DfA methods
  • Experience in statistical data analysis and data mining
  • Strong analytical skills and proven competency in problem solving
  • Project management experience and good interpersonal skills
  • Bachelor/Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with at least 12 years’ experience in the field of IC development and/or production

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; 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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