Senior Staff Digital IC Design Engineer

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ASIC Engineering
Full Time


MaxLinear’s team is growing and we are seeking an Senior Staff Digital IC Design Engineer. In this role, you will focus on the following:


  • Support ASIC SOC/IP design and development at various stages including from initial feasibility through to final device production
  • Creation of  SOC/IP block level and/or device level RTL for efficient power / area / performance design and implementation
  • Work closely with mixed signal teams for integration of high-speed analog circuits
  • Work closely with the verification team on test plan and debug/fix failing test cases
  • Provide documentation for functional description, implementation, operation, register descriptions, verification, and emulation test plans
  • Provide synthesis constraints, timing closure and area optimizations
  • Support various DFT methodologies and strategies
  • Support pre-silicon emulation and fabricated device validation and lab debug
  • Prepare task list, effort estimate and commit to schedule 
  • Work closely with the SW team to bring up the digital blocks both in pre-silicon emulation and silicon validation


  • Hands on experience with RTL design using Verilog and/or System Verilog
  • Hands on experience with Lint, CDC, code coverage
  • Understanding on verification and test cases development
  • Experience in some of the SOC architectures: top level, IP integration, CPUs, external interfaces (PCIe, serial, DDR/Flash), internal busses, NOCs, peripherals, clock/reset architectures
  • System knowledge in communications domain and its interface protocols is a plus
  • Experience in DSP design
  • Knowledge of scripting and programming using Perl, Python, tcl, for automation is a plus
  • Experience with designing for low power, including power simulation and analysis
  • Experience with high-speed digital design interfacing to Mixed Signal IP is a plus
  • Experience in FPGA design or emulation
  • Prototype lab bring-up and silicon validation experience would be an asset
  • Strong logical and creative problem-solving skills with excellent analytical and debugging skills
  • Excellent written and good verbal English communication skills and teamwork
  • Experience to work with cross functional and multi-site teams
  • 8-10 years of experience on ASIC design

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive Salary Package
  • Stock-based compensation
  • Private Medical Insurance 
  • Life Insurance 

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; 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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