Communications Systems Engineer Passive Optical Networks

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Communications Systems Engineering
Full Time


MaxLinear is seeking an experienced and self-motivated Communications Systems Engineer to join our team in Munich. The ideal candidate will possess a broad understanding of telecommunication systems and their design. You will be responsible to develop innovative system- and algorithmic solutions to problems encountered in semiconductors for fiber-optics communication systems. In this role, you will focus on the following:


  • Specify and develop semiconductors for optical networking, participate in all phases of the definition of leading “systems-on-chip” for optical communications
  • Implement algorithm and system models in C/Python/MATLAB and work with the hardware, software, and architecture teams towards a final product
  • Provide cross-functional technical leadership, work closely with specialists from other domains like DSP, ASIC, mixed signal, software
  • Obtain a full system view in a wide variety of communication systems domains and develop skills in multiple areas ranging from ASIC prototyping, standards, to lab testing


  • MS in Electrical Engineering, or PhD
  • Excellent understanding of digital signal processing and a solid understanding of the principals of communication theory
  • Good understanding of communications hardware and system design
  • Strong analytical skills, passion for thinking through the problem
  • Fluency in MATLAB and/or Python, and C/C++ expertise, SystemC expertise is a plus
  • Basic knowledge in chip development flow, from model development, architecture, verification of ASICs is a plus
  • Knowledge of fiber optics transmission will be an advantage
  • Good communication skills and be fluent in written and spoken English
  • Ability to work closely within cross-functional teams consisting of Communications Systems Engineers, ASIC and SW

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive Salary Package
  • Yearly Bonus
  • Pension Plan

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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