Senior Software Engineer - Cable

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Software Engineering
Full Time


MaxLinear is seeking an Embedded Software Engineer to join our team in developing Home Gateway Platforms. The team provides best-in-class home connectivity solutions on variety of products. In specific, you will join the Cable Software Group that develop the SDK for the DOCSIS SoC enabling multi-gigabit home internet connectivity. In this role, you will focus on the following:

  • Work with architecture and silicon team to understand the specifications and requirements
  • Design, develop and test software in C in real-time operating system environment, both user space and kernel modules on top of ARM and ATOM processors
  • Provide fast and creative solutions to complex challenges, for providing high speed and stable software
  • Analyze and solve system-wide problems from low-level hardware interface to application and OS level


Must Qualifications:

  • Experience in design and development in real time embedded systems
  • Experience with C software development
  • Experience developing networking software including socket programming and UDP/TCP, IPv4&IPv6
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Independent, quick learner that is highly motivated to learn and drive meaningful impact

Advantage Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Linux Kernel programming and IP stack
  • Experience with Yocto development
  • Experience with RDK-B products

Education & Years of Experience

  • BE/BTech in Electronics/Telecommunication/Computer Science Engineering or related 2+ years of experience, or MS/MTech +1 years of experience

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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