Software Engineering Manager - WiFi

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Software Engineering
Full Time


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

  • Lead development of next generation IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi based standards based broadband products providing high speed data connectivity


  • Deep knowledge of system programming in C in embedded systems
  • Experience in assembly language programming is an added advantage.
  • About 14 years (or more) of relevant experience in WLAN driver/FW development
  • Ability to independently develop and own software modules
  • Experience in managing a team of 10+ engineers and delivering Wi-Fi software releases
  • Experience in working with Customers, Customer Engineering Teams, Product Marketing Teams and translating that into engineering roadmap and delivering to releases
  • Experience in managing customer accounts
  • Expertise in Linux Kernel/Driver development and system level knowledge
  • Experience in Wi-Fi driver development on Linux preferred
  • Experience in Wi-Fi Firmware Development
  • Experience in device drivers/middleware development
  • Experience in integration of Fast path packet processing
  • Experience in analysis of kernel crash dump, rcu stalls, other call traces
  • Deep knowledge of networking, broadband and WLAN protocols
  • Knowledge of open-source community software stacks like OpenWRT, RDKB, Prpl and OpenSync
  • A team player with willingness and ability to work closely with others and create win-win scenarios
  • Knowledge on wireless industry standards (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax/ae) and RF will be a strong plus
  • BS in Electrical Engineering or related + 14 years of experience, or MS with 12+ years

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, 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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