Senior Staff Software Engineer - Linux Driver

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Software Engineering
Full Time


MaxLinear is seeking a Senior Staff Software Engineer - Linux Driver to join our growing team. In this role, you will focus on the following:

  • Design and implement software for Maxlinear infrastructure SoCs
  • Develop low level firmware drivers, system boot code, RTOS abstraction layers, firmware features and host applications
  • Participate in peer code and design reviews and unit testing
  • Interface with ASIC, algorithm, and systems engineers
  • Performance tuning and optimization of firmware stack to support new use-cases for Maxlinear SoCs


  • Excellent C/C++ programming skills
  • Experience of developing embedded firmware/software in Linux environment
  • In depth understanding of Operating Systems (Linux and/or RTOS)
  • Experience of debugging embedded firmware using JTAG and/or instruments like oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, etc
  • Experience in Linux kernel device drivers
  • Experience in U-boot, ARM Trusted FW Design
  • Experience in architecting network protocol stacks
  • Experience in working with Multi-Core ARM architectures
  • In depth understanding of version control software – SVN or Git or Perforce
  • Ticketing systems like JIRA or Redmine or Bugzilla
  • Understanding of O-RAN Management plane specifications
  • Understanding of O-RAN Sync Plane specifications
  • BS/MS in Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Computer Science or communications or related domain – 8 to 12 years of experience

Nice to have skills:

  • Working experience with 4G/5G Physical layer protocols

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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