Senior Staff Digital IC Design Engineer

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SOC Technology
Full Time


MaxLinear is seeking a Senior Staff Digital IC Design Engineer to join our Digital IC Design Team to provide innovative IPs and subsystem solutions for the challenges in wired and wireless communications and networking domains. You will work in a diverse team and participate in design activities in a cross-functional, dynamic IC development environment. In this role, you will focus mainly on:

  • Micro-architect, design and deliver modules and subsystems including digital signal processing modules, networking components (eg. packet processing/protocol accelerator modules) as well as in high speed peripheral interfaces (integration of analog IP modules such as SerDes PHYs) for complex ASIC/SOCs
  • Support and provide design expertise and documentation for the IPs/subsystems to meet engineering challenges, schedule and quality goals through executing in-house methodology and standard industry tools
  • Collaborate closely with cross functional teams including silicon/system architects, SOC integration and verification, DFT, physical design, system validation and test engineering teams to ensure successful chip integration of these IPs or subsystems in ASIC/SOC products
  • Create solutions to support continuous improvement and learning in digital IP design methodologies and flows


  • Strong fundamentals and proven expertise in basic circuit and digital logic design, CMOS technology and ASIC design methodology
  • Specialization in High-Speed Interfaces and industry protocols standards such as AMBA/AXI, PCIe, USB, SATA, Ethernet IEEE 802.3 standards, etc
  • Specialization in Digital Signal Processing, Communication systems, Networking SOCs, etc
  • 8 years and above of experience in Digital IC verification at IP/Subsystem level
  • Knowledge and experience for various Digital ASIC development activities such as:
    • RTL design coding using Verilog, System Verilog or VHDL
    • Design constraining, power intent definition (UPF)
    • Usage of industry standard tools for quality checking, lint, synthesis, static timing analysis, logic equivalence checks
    • Module level verification using SV, UVM or C using industry standard tools is desirable
    • Design for Test concept and implementation is a plus
    • Support or implementation in rapid prototyping, emulation and silicon validation is a plus
    • Working knowledge of one or more scripting languages and ability to use them to automate/accelerate design and analysis tasks
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and debugging skills
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills that demonstrate clarity of thought and conviction
  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Electronics Engineering

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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