Staff IC Design Engineer, Power Management

Job Locations US-CA-San Jose
HPA Engg
Full Time
Location : Location
US-CA-San Jose


MaxLinear is seeking a Staff IC Design Engineer, Power Management to join our growing team. In this role, you will focus on the following:

  • Participate in the product definition, system requirements and spec tradeoffs with marketing and systems team
  • Lead the execution from concept to product release of innovative Power Management products
  • Mentor and provide technical guidance to your team of junior Analog IC Design engineers
  • Transistor level design of Analog and Mixed Signal Power Management ICs
  • Drive architecture design and circuit design based on high-level specifications
  • Own technical outcome of design, verification, implementation, and execution of Power Management ICs with complexities that can span from simple regulators to complex designs, control loops and digital interfaces
  • Characterize and debug ICs on bench, identify and implement circuit solutions and transfer the ICs to production
  • Collaborate with project leaders to create the project execution plan for projects, maintain and update the plan during the project execution phase and be responsible for achieving schedule objectives
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams such as Program Management, Technology, Product, Test, Packaging, and Applications teams at all project phases to successfully bring new products from concept to release to production


  • Knowledge of engineering processes, principles, and methodologies
  • Analog Integrated Circuit design experience with focus on Power Management ICs
  • Strong knowledge of fundamental analog IC building blocks such as Opamp, Comparator, Bandgap, Driver, Oscillators, Biases, passive circuits such as RLC networks and strong circuit analysis and design skills
  • Good understanding of Bipolar, CMOS and High Voltage BCD technology, Process, Device Physics, Semiconductor Manufacturing processes and their impact on analog performance
  • Excellent team player with good collaboration skills
  • Experience in simplifying complex problems into smaller problems and solve them as a team
  • Knowledge of various Power Converters such as Buck, Boost, LDOs and relevant Analog building blocks is desired
  • Good understanding of topologies and architectures for Constant-on-time, Peak and Valley Current Mode, Voltage Mode, Hysteretic, Multi-Phase Controllers and Smart Power Stages is desired
  • Experience with behavioral modeling using a top-down approach and mixed signal verification methodology
  • Strong Analog IC design skills, debug of complex silicon problems using simulations and/or bench testing
  • Proficiency in leading edge design and verification tools such as Verilog, Simplis or MATLAB for architectural simulations, Cadence Spectre for schematic capture, simulation, layout and tape-out
  • Experience in POLs using integrated power FETs and controllers is desired
  • Hands-on experience in testing own designs in the lab and defining production test requirements
  • Understanding of semiconductor packaging and production testing
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to analyze complex issues, propose innovative solutions and drive them to completion
  • Strong written, verbal, and communication skills, ability to inspire and motivate team members, fostering a collaborative and innovative environment
  • BS in Electrical Engineering or related + 5 years of experience, or MS + 3 years of experience, or Ph.D.

Compensation and Benefits

MaxLinear has a Total Compensation philosophy which includes base salary and annual discretionary bonus eligibility and many positions also include stock-based compensation.


MaxLinear expects to offer a starting base salary within the range of:  $113,300 to $175,950 Annually


We offer competitive benefits designed to support employee health, welfare, and retirement and some highlights are:  health care benefits, 401k savings plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), paid time off, and a hybrid work schedule.


The actual starting base salary will be determined by the match to certain role-related criteria such as educational degree(s) or equivalent, relevant work experience, skillset needed for the role, and geographic location; this is not an all-inclusive list as some roles may require unique skills or experience.


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on race, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

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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