Staff Communications Systems Engineer

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Communications Systems Engineering
Full Time


MaxLinear is seeking a Staff Communications System Engineer to join our experienced team in the Valencia design center. The ideal candidate will possess a great understanding of the architecture of communication systems and their end-to-end performance. Your responsibilities will include:


  • Research, design, verification and test of DSP (Digital Signal Processing) algorithms (modulators, demodulators, filters, equalizers, channel coding, echo cancellers, …) for broadband communication SOCs.
  • Design, verification and test of signal impairment correction algorithms enabling higher performance from the analog front end. Work closely with the RFIC and RF systems teams to optimize the overall system.
  • Definition, specification and test of the HW/SW partitioning of complex DSP, Control and Data Path blocks. Collaboration with the ASIC Design and Firmware engineering teams to ensure the correct implementation.


  • Electronics/Telecommunication Engineering Masters degree. PhD is an asset.
  • Ability to work closely within cross-functional teams consisting of Communications Systems Engineers, RFIC, ASIC and SW.
  • Strong analytical skills and good mathematical background. Strong foundation in communications theory.
  • Experience in PHY modem architectures and DSP design for Communications.
  • Experience in MATLAB and C/C++. SystemC and Python knowledge is a plus.
  • Able to work in a multi-cultural team with a strong drive to excel.
  • Good written and communication skills

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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