Staff Software Development Engineer

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Software Engineering
Full Time


MaxLinear is seeking a Staff Software Development Engineer to join our growing team. This position is in Maxlinear’s Carrier and Broadband Business Unit. In this role, you will focus on the following:

  • Develope cutting edge products like multi-gigabit Wi-Fi Access Points and broadband routers based on Maxlinear wireless communication technology platforms
  • Your will involve working on pre-silicon emulation platforms, writing up software requirements, design and implementing features in WiFi Firmware and Linux Host Software
  • Code review for the next generation WLAN 802.11BE line of products for the WLAN Access Point


  • Engineering degree in Electrical/Electronics/Computer Science from a reputed college
  • About 6 years (or more) of relevant experience in WLAN Firmware development
  • Strong knowledge of WLAN protocols (802.11a/b/c/g/n/e/ac/ax). Knowledge of 802.11be and RF is a plus
  • Strong knowledge of Embedded Linux software and C/C++ language environment (and dev tools)
  • Experience with design and development of WLAN communication systems
  • Experience with kernel-level WLAN driver development, analysis of kernel crash dump, rcu stalls, other call traces
  • Good knowledge of open source hostapd and supplicant
  • Exposure to WiFi certification programs (e.g. WPA3, 11ax, 6E)
  • Experience in Fast path learning driver development for packet processing
  • Knowledge of open-source community software stacks like OpenWRT, RDKB, Prpl
  • Ability to independently develop and own software modules

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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