System Validation Engineer-Optical Products

Job Locations
TWN-Hsinchu City
Systems Engineering
Full Time


MaxLinear is seeking a System Validation Engineer-Optical Products to join our growing team. The candidate filling this position needs to be an experienced systems validation engineer with extensive optical transceiver and switch knowledge in software areas. In this role, you will focus on the following:

  • Support module validation tool development on switch and equipment
  • Support system validation and customer evaluation
  • Work with global FAEs to support customers
  • Customer module validation and issue debug
  • Support interoperation testing of data center switches and optical transceivers.This requires up to 20% of travel to customer sites in Taiwan and other regions
  • Provide necessary support on ATE test development using Python. LabVIEW is an optional requirement
  • Teamwork to support tier-1 customers on critical system items
  • Conduct internal software training for the field applications team and external training for customers
  • Collect market and competitor information for marketing analysis; Collect customer’s software and system requirements
  • Generate application notes and test reports


  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum of 4 years experience developing optical transceiver ATE in Python/labview
  • Software design/debug skills are a must, while basic software programming skills, including writing ATEs for transceiver testing on switch and equipment, are highly desired
  • Extensive knowledge of optical transceiver products at the system and application level. MSA/CMIS knowledge is a plus
  • Familiarity with test equipment operation: Digital Communication Analyzer (DCA), optical/electrical clock recovery (CDR), protocol analyzers, Ethernet traffic generators, 100G/400G/800G switches, BER testers and spectrum analyzers, signal generators, etc
  • Experience in Ethernet/InfiniBand switch development/debugging is highly desired
  • Previous experience supporting high-volume IC products
  • Ability to multi-task, strong technical account management and project management skills
  • Excellent English communication skills and ability to work well under pressure
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency
  • Ability to work well under pressure and learn quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to thrive on both technical and business challenges
  • Customer support experience is a must
  • This will require up to 20% travel to support partners and customers in the field

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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