Sr Principal Analog IC Design Engineer (Serial Transceiver)

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Full Time


The Sr Principal Analog IC Design Engineer will develop sophisticated Serial Transceiver ICs and will be responsible for complete IC design starting from Specs to Production. These Serial Transceiver ICs cater to a wide range of industrial applications, factory automation, motor drives and wireless infrastructure etc.  Ideal candidate should possess a mix of technical expertise in Analog IC design, passion to build new products starting from specs and must have experience of full chip design, Silicon Debug and taking all the way to Production. Very strong communication skills are also must for the role.  Thorough understanding of ESD and Latchup concepts, Layout, Rich Silicon debug experience are required for this role. The engineer will be responsible to work and drive all stages of product design, development and productization. In this role, you will focus on the following:

  • Development of Serial Transceiver ICs with emphasis on standards like RS-485, RS-232
  • Responsible for independently designing and validating blocks like Opamps, Comparators, Schmitt Trigger, Voltage references, Current references, Bandgap design, High voltage Tx and Rx, Charge Pump, V2I and toplevel integration of Blocks and verification of full chip. Actively involved during all stages of IC development including design closure
  • Work with layout engineers on IC floorplan and integration of analog, ESD and digital
  • Work with Systems, Marketing and Applications team to define the product and its specifications
  • Drive and work with Validation team for Silicon validation and debug
  • Conduct and participate in Block level, IC (Top) level design reviews, layout reviews and provide regular design updates through documentation and presentations
  • Implement standard design validation methodologies which will meet company and industry standards for product reliability and yield
  • Own and drive post-silicon debugs and support system characterization
  • Assist test, operations, and application teams during productization
  • Guide and ramp up new hires and junior designers within the team


  • Rx and Tx designs for Transceivers or IOs, High voltage Design, Analog buffers, Bandgap reference, Knowledge of ESD/Latchup, Si debug experience
  • Thorough knowledge and experience of Analog design- OpAmps, Comparators, Bandgap References, and other analog building blocks
  • Understanding of process technologies and device behavior which are important for high voltage operation and related reliability issues
  • Understanding of ESD and latchup
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable
    • Charge pump
    • Capless LDOs
  • 14+ years of experience in Analog IC design

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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