Senior Director of Digital Power and Mixed Signal Systems Architecture

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


MaxLinear is seeking a Senior Director of Digital Power and Mixed Signal Systems Architecture to join our growing team. In this role, you will focus on the following: 

  • Leadership and Strategy:
    • Provide strong technical leadership, mentorship, and guidance to the systems, product-architecture team, and system engineering
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to establish technology roadmaps, product strategies, and project plans aligned with MaxLinear’s overall business objectives
    • Identify emerging trends, technologies, and market demands to drive innovation in smart power, bridges product development, and architectures
  • Project Management:
    • Oversee the entire product development lifecycle, ensuring projects are delivered on time, within budget, and with the highest level of quality
    • Define architecture, allocate resources, and manage risks effectively
    • Track progress, report status, and provide regular updates to executive management and stakeholders
  • Technical Excellence:
    • Stay abreast of the latest advancements in analog and mixed-signal semiconductor technologies and architectures, and apply this knowledge to enhance product performance and competitiveness
    • Knowledge of digital control loops in various applications of power management, power conversion, and high speed interface buffers and retimers
    • Knowledge of prototyping and emulation of various system simulations via FPGA
    • Drive the team to create and approve technical specifications, design documents, and test plans to ensure compliance with industry standards and MaxLinear's quality standards
    • Foster a culture of continuous improvement, innovation, and technical excellence within the architects
  • Team Development:
    • Recruit, train, and retain top engineering system architecture talent, building a high-performing and motivated INDUSTRIAL AND MULTIMARKET engineering team
    • Conduct performance evaluations, set individual and team goals, and facilitate career development opportunities for team members
    • Promote a collaborative and inclusive work environment that encourages open communication and teamwork
  • Customer and Partner Engagement:
    • Collaborate with the Sales and Marketing teams to understand customer requirements, market trends, and competitive landscapes to drive the development of customer-centric solutions.
    • Engage with key customers and strategic partners to build strong relationships, gather feedback, and identify opportunities for collaboration and co-development


  • Experience leading and managing architecture teams, with a track record of successfully delivering complex analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products to market
  • Knowledge of Industrial and Multimarket products in digital power, smart power, high speed data buffers and retimers
  • Understanding of the full product development lifecycle, from concept to production, and the ability to drive projects to successful completion
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and engage with customers and partners
  • BS in Electrical Engineering or related + 15 years of experience, or MS + 13 years of experience, or Ph.D. + 10 years of experience

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:  $186,100 to $288,995 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; Vancouver, Canada; Valencia, Spain; Bangalore and Chennai, India; 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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