Principal Test Development Engineer

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Product Engineering
Full Time


MaxLinear is seeking an experienced Principal Test Development Engineer to join our growing team.  You will work closely with design and engineering teams in Singapore as well as MaxLinear and supplier teams across the globe.

  • Responsible for the test development of highly innovative integrated circuits from the test concept phase through the ramp-up of the test solution for high volume production
  • Develop ATE test solutions for highly integrated RF SoC ICs for Wireless, Cable and High-Speed Interconnect transceiver applications
  • Lead cross functional discussions on testability architecture, design for test, efficient test solution development, ATE test HW design
  • Define, document, and drive best practices within test engineering team
  • Drive R&D experiments for new hardware and software design concepts
  • Evaluate new software / automation tools to improve test development efficiency
  • Provide training and technical guidance to junior test engineers in the team
  • Interact with test eco system to enable test solutions that meet our business needs
  • Accountable for the KPIs (test coverage, test cost, product spec compliance) for test engineering


  • Strong background in RF, Mixed Signal and Digital principles
  • Expertise developing multi-site production test solutions for complex RF SoCs using Advantest 93K wave scale and port scale test system.
  • Experience with other test systems is a plus
  • Experience in C, C++, Java, VB, LabView or automation scripting (PERL, PYTHON, or MATLAB)
  • Experience in developing high performance RF ATE hardware
  • Experience with electronic bench-test equipment - oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, pulse and signal generators, power supplies, DC source/measure
  • Proven track record of leading test development and taking multiple RF SOCs to high volume production
  • Bachelor/Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering / Computer Science with at least 12 years’ experience in the field of IC Test development

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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