Senior Principal ASIC Design Engineer - DSP

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ASIC Engineering
Full Time


MaxLinear is seeking a Senior Principal ASIC Design Engineer to join our Digital ASIC Design group. Digital ASIC team provides innovative ASIC solutions for the challenges in the wireless communications domain. In this role, you will be responsible for micro-architecture and design of Digital Signal Processing modules (e.g. filters, demodulator, custom digital signal processors), as well as integration of Digital Signal Processing sub-systems. The design activity requires understanding of digital communication systems, digital design fundamentals and knowledge of CMOS logic fundamentals. Engineer should be well versed in industry standard design and verification methodologies. Knowledge and expertise with design and verification tools is a must. Experience in low power design is desirable.


The ideal candidate will be a curious engineer, with unsatiated thirst for knowledge and technology and a problem solver with a “never give up” attitude. The person shall work with cross domain teams and leverage the differences in skill sets. Engineering is about teamwork, collective brainstorming, and precise unambiguous communication. The ideal candidate shall aspire to achieve these goals.


  • BE/M.Tech in Electronics Engineering
  • 15+ years of experience in Digital ASIC implementation at subsystem level or chip level including RTL design skills using Verilog, System Verilog or VHDL
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proved expertise in translating engineering requirements to working ASIC solutions meeting PPA.
  • Strong fundamentals and proven expertise in digital logic design, CMOS technology and ASIC design methodology.
  • Strong fundamentals in basic circuit design, device physics
  • Strong fundamentals in programming, CPU architecture and SOC systems.
  • Specialization in Digital Signal Processing or Communication systems
  • Passion for learning and engineering great solutions.
  • Block level verification using SV, UVM or C using industry standard tools.
  • Basic knowledge and ability to synthesize and perform STA with industry standard tools either for ASIC or FPGA
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills that demonstrate clarity of thought and conviction.
  • Working knowledge of one or more scripting languages and ability to use them to automate/accelerate design and analysis tasks.

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, 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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